First Things First Hosts Building A Brilliantly Blended Family On Jan. 26

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Parents from blended families all around Chattanooga are invited to attend Building a Brilliantly Blended Family from 9 a.m. -noon on Jan. 26 to hear from blended family expert, Ron Deal. 

Mr. Deal is a best-selling author and family therapist with the "keys to unlocking the many challenges stepfamilies face." He specializes in marriage enrichment and stepfamily education, and is the president of Smart Stepfamilies in Little Rock, Ar.

"Building a Brilliantly Blended Family will help couples keep their strong marriage while figuring out the stepparent dynamic, and Mr.
Deal will share useful tips for making sure no family member feels left out," officials said.  "Attendees will gain confidence and develop a game plan to build connection and intimacy in their homes."

Tickets are available at www.FirstThings.org. Cost is $15 per person (adults only). Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Registration deadline is Jan. 25 at noon.

For more information, call 423-267-5383.

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