New Class For New Step-Parents Is March 6

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Things First is offering Remarriage with Kids, a new class for step-parents.  In this class, participants will gain the skills to help build a strong foundation for a lasting relationship and a happier family, said officials. 

The class will include information about the challenges of becoming a step-family, effective communication skills, conflict management, appropriate expectations, financial responsibility and more.  

This class will qualify Tennessee residents for a discount on their marriage license.

Remarriage with Kids will be Thursday, March 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr.  The cost is $20 per couple. 

To register call 267-5383 or visit firstthings.org.

First Things First is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families.  


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