Ron L. Deal is Founder and President of As For Me And My House Ministries, LLC and Successful Stepfamilies, an organization that empowers stepfamilies for healthy living and equips churches to minister to the unique needs of stepfamilies.  He is author of the book The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family and creator/presenter of the "Building a Successful Stepfamily" seminar.  Currently Ron is serving as Stepfamily Educational Consultant to Focus on the Family.  Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a member of the Stepfamily Association of America's Advisory Council and Institute Faculty.  Ron and his wife Nan are also members of the National Advisory Board for The Association of Marriage and Family Ministries. 

 

David H. Olson, PhD, is founder and president of Life Innovations, which produces a variety of products designed to build stronger marriages. A national and international marriage and family expert, Olson is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and the author of more than twenty books. Dr. Olson has appeared on a variety of television programs including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah. He lives in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.