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Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge

Featured on Woman to Woman on May 02, 2009.

Laura Petherbridge serves couples and single adults with topics on spiritual growth, relationships, marriage enhancement, and divorce recovery. She is an international speaker and author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't", which has been endorsed by Billy Graham's daughter-Gigi, Multi-Dove Award-winner Kim Hill, and Dr. Archibald Hart, senior professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has also co-authored The Smart Stepmom with Ron Deal.

In addition to her books, Petherbridge has been published in Focus on the Family magazine, the Christian Broadcasting Network, On Mission magazine, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Girlfriends in God, Christian Single, and Home Life.

Petherbridge has spoken at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Additionally, her messages have been featured on various TV and radio broadcasts. These include Family Life Today, Midday Connection, Crown Financial Ministries, HomeWord, and The Harvest Show. She is also a featured expert on the DivorceCare DVD series, used by over 12,000 churches worldwide.

Laura and her husband, Steve, reside in Lady Lake, Florida.

For a sample of Petherbridge's work, click here.

Website: laurapetherbridge.com

Ron L. Deal is founder and president of As For Me And My House Ministries (RonDeal.org). As a family ministry consultant, he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country; he specializes in stepfamily ministry and education.

Deal has written The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family and co-authored the forthcoming books The Smart Stepmom and The Remarriage Couple Checkup. He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor.

As a guest, Deal has appeared on Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, and MarriageToday. He has written articles for print and online publications, including Focus on the Family magazine, ParentLife, The Family Room, and Christianity Today. He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

Website: successfulstepfamilies.com/

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