This conference will provide a platform to discuss, bring clarity, and resolution to some of the serious challenges that blended families have, while providing tools to educate,bring unity, effective communication through the power of love to the blended family.
You are cordially invited to attend the Blended with Love Blended Family Conference. This conference is designed to help empower blended families. Our desire is to provide a platform to discuss, bring clarity, and resolution to some of the serious challenges that blended families have, while providing tools to educate, bring unity, effective communication through the power of love to the blended family.
The conference will be held on May 4th, 2019 from 9am-5pm at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge, Virginia 22191. We will have several speakers that will discuss effective communication, budgeting/finances within a blended family, co-parenting, custody, managing schedules, treating children equally, couple time, and time to self. There will be a paint and sip with non-alcoholic beverages, panel discussions, raffles, games, prizes and vendors.
Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served.
Couples tickets are $45.00 and single tickets are $35.00; until March 31st. Starting April 1st, tickets for couples will be $75 and $45.00 for singles. Tickets may be picked up at Will Call on May 4th,2019. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For group rates (20 or more) email [email protected].
Daycare will be offered by Nikki's Christian Daycare Center 14900 Cloverdale Road Woodbridge VA. 22191. To Schedule Contact 703-897-6232. For more information please send an email to [email protected].
Treating Children Equally
Time to Self
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. LeRoy Thompson Jr., he has a heart for outreach and taking the message of the gospel outside the church walls. This has led to him performing jail and prison ministry, coaching collegiate sports, serving as a Fairfax County Community Chaplin, and teaching parenting and fatherhood classes. He is an instructor for the Virginia State Court’s “Co-Parenting:Two Parents, Two Homes”. He is a certified Master Trainer for the National Partnership for Community Leadership’s “Fatherhood Development Curriculum”. LeRoy also conducts the Fairfax County Public Schools Family And School Partnership’s “Dads Matter Class” and is a parenting program instructor for the County’s Department of Family Services. He is certified in Critical Incidence Stress Management and Pastoral Counseling Intervention. LeRoy is a much sought-after national and international conference speaker, award-winning author, radio, and television personality. He and Rita host the popular “Going Deep” radio program broadcast on WAVA in Washington, DC. His book, Mastering the Challenges of Change, published by the American Management Association, received a Newberry Book Award and Messages From The Mercy was published in 2012. LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. LeRoy received his Doctor of Divinity from Master’s International School of Divinity and his PhD in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has done Talmudic studies at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Israel).
Guest Speaker: MEET THE SMITHS: CFLE (Certified Family Life Educators); Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitators in Premarital and Marital Counseling; Certified Relationship Educators by The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist; Amazon Bestselling Authors; Radio Talk Show Hosts on Clear.FM and Recipients of The Monroe County Image Award for Written Expression.
Edward and Debbie Smith give new meaning to the term “Power Couple”. With a foundation built on their belief in God, they enthusiastically embrace their mission to help others reach their full potential in life. Edward and Debbie are business partners, friends, and lovers. Together they are parenting two teenagers while building their business, leading out Couples’ Ministry at their local church, and growing as Family Life Educators. Edward and Debbie both understand the devastating effect of divorce from their personal experiences. Because of this, they are determined to become champions for successful marriages! They understand that strong marriages lead to strong children and families, which lead to strong churches, which lead to strong communities.
The Smiths enjoy doing all things together. They travel from state to state and internationally facilitating workshops, conferences, and retreats on relationships because of their passion for families. As family Life Educators, they are committed to empowering individuals and families to be able to navigate the challenges of family life. Edward and Debbie have a big vision for the future. It is a vision that involves saving relationships, one relationship at a time. It is a vision they fully plan on realizing because ALL things are possible with God!
Guest Speaker: Deana Arnett joined Rosenthal Wealth Management Group in 2004, as a Financial Planning Consultant. The firm’s philosophy that everyone deserves proper financial planning, no matter their amount of assets, made Rosenthal Wealth Management Group the perfect fit for Deana. She focuses her work on retirees and federal employees, as well as female investors. Her passion lies in helping women professionals, divorcees or widows navigate the financial planning process. Deana’s insight on investment and financial planning strategies is sought out by media outlets across the nation. Her commentary has appeared in a number of leading print and online publications, including Forbes,Better Homes & Gardens, LearnVest.com, SmartMoney.com, FoxBusiness.com and Bankrate.com. She is also called on by local public and private organizations as a guest lecturer, lending her in depth knowledge on financial and retirement issues. Deana has over 20 years of industry experience, beginning her career at American Express Financial Advisors in 1998, then joining Morgan Stanley in 2002. She earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification at Georgetown University completing this education while balancing a full time career and family and has also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor ℠ designation. A Tennessee native, Deana and her family call Northern Virginia their home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, singing and traveling.
Guest Speaker: Jason and Valerie Eaglin met in Maryland in 1989, after dating for three years they were married in 1993. They have four children and 10 grandchildren. They believe that the foundation of every family is influenced by the strength of the marriage between the heads of household. Jason and Valerie are committed to each other with a passion to see other marriages grow in love and thrive. God has kept them whole and happy through the difficult challenges of raising a blended family, financial hardships and more . They believe that God can and will do the same for any marriage in need, they offer marriage insights and encouragement. You can learn more about them on FB @The Daily Wed
Guest Speaker: Dr. Duane Mangum, I am a 25 year retired Air Force veteran, as well as a retired Federal Government Civilian Employee. I’ve also have been blessed to earn his Associates Degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Education and Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Concordia University and completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary. As of January 2016, Dr. Mangum became a certified SYMBIS (Save your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitator, as well as an “Active” Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and a Silver Member of the Black Speakers Network. As a Blended Family Workshop Facilitator, I provide a workshop that offers those that are a part of the blended family system, tools to equip them from a practical, therapeutic and spiritual perspective to assist them in navigating through some of the complex challenges often faced during the integration process. I offer strategies that assist those that are contemplating going into this family system through remarriage, as well as those that are dating individuals that have children from previous relationships (out of wedlock) and those that don’t have children but are dating those that have. I have authored two books, Blending To Make It: Ingredients For A Successful Blended Family, From The Incubator To The Kingdom: The Story Of A Young Man’s Journey To Fulfill His God Given Purpose As an Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, I have had the privilege of sharing God’s Word for over 35 years and currently, I serve as the senior pastor of the Imagine Me Family Worship Center in Waldorf, Maryland. As a Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist and Youth Leader he has been afforded the opportunity to minister for a plethora of religious denominations and faith based organizations.
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