FamilyLife Blended



Ron Deal, Director FamilyLife Blended US         Rodney and Lisa Webb - FamilyLife Blended NZ

FamilyLife Blended® provides biblically-based resources that help strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce. 

Ron L. Deal is the Director of FamilyLife Blended®, a ministry of FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The SmartStepfamily Marriage.  Ron is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the US. He is also a counsellor who frequently appears in the US media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the world. He's here in New Zealand in June.

3 Great Blended Events in June. Book Now.


At FamilyLife, we are very aware of the unique challenges faced by those in blended families.

Traditionally, when a couple marry, they come together as a couple first, and children are added to the family later. Within blended families, family comes first, and it can be very hard for a couple to ever have time to themselves. Their relationship can offen be subject to the needs within their complex family dynamics. The children also need help to adjust to the changes in their world.

In June we are bringing out Ron Deal, one of the world leaders on blended Families, and step parenting. We will host a range of events and workshops, not only for the public but also for Family Ministry leaders and Pastors. This is a big opportunity to learn from one of the greats and be really up-skilled in this specialised area.


 Details of all Blended Family events below

Thursday 7 June 2018 7.30pm – 9.30pm:
FREE event for teens, young adults, couples in blended famlies
Life in a Blender: Living in a Stepfamily - a learning experience for kids, teens, and parents living in a blended family.
Step-families can be loving homes, but they can also have their challenges. This laugh and learn experience for stepfamilies will help you understand your family dynamic and gain empathy for one another. It's "family edu-tainment" at it's best”. 

Friday 8 June 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm: 
FREE event for Pastors and Ministry Leaders

Understanding the unique needs of blended families in your church and how to support them.


Friday 8 June (7.30-9.30pm) to Saturday 9 June (9.30am-4.00pm):
Blended Family Conference for couples

Cost $155.00 per couple. Includes manuals and morning tea.
Building a successful stepfamily – encouragement, wisdom and compassion for puzzling times.
A life-changing seminar for blended couples to glean practical tools and wisdom, and provides excellent discussion topics. Ron will be covering topics such as
     1. Becoming step-family smart
     2. How to make your marriage a priority
     3. Attachment, loss and loyalty
     4. Pillars of step family success