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Ron and Nan Deal have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Ron is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is the Director of FamilyLife Blended® and author of more than a dozen books and resources including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families with Dr. Gary Chapman and The Smart Stepfamily. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the podcast FamilyLife Blended. Nan has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a teacher with over 25 years experience in public and private schools. She is the proud mom of Braden, Connor, and Brennan. 

After losing their middle son, Connor, in 2009 at the age of 12, Ron and Nan Deal began working with the nonprofit Touch A Life Foundation to create the Connor Creative Art Center in Ghana, West Africa. The Center offers therapeutic support and creative learning to formerly trafficked children. This has inspired additional art centers in Cambodia to help and heal young girls rescued from sex trafficking. Learn more about their work in Ghana at