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Empowered to Love Marriage Seminar

First Baptist Bryan

Prominent therapist, author, and conference speaker Ron Deal and his wife Nan will be joining us in-person at First Baptist Bryan for “Empowered to Love” — a fun, dynamic, biblically-based marriage event for married couples, engaged couples, and singles considering remarriage.  Whether you’re in the early stages of your relationship, happily married, just holding on, or navigating the complexities of a blended family, this event is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage young and seasoned marriages alike toward greater intimacy, harmony, and stability. 

The Friday Dinner and Sessions 1-4 are for anyone at any age or marriage makeup. The breakout breakfast and lunch are targeted for those with single parent and/or blended family dynamics.




5:30 pm  Dinner (add $10/single $25/couple)

7-9PM—Sessions 1 and 2



8:00 am—Special Interest Breakout Breakfast — “Dating With Kids: Do’s and Dont’s for Single Parents“**

9:30 – 11:30 am—Sessions 3 and 4

11:30 am—Special Interest Breakout Lunch “Becoming Stepfamily Smart”**



Seminar Costs for Sessions 1 – 4:  $20 Single/ $35 Couple

Add-on Dinner:  $10 Single/ $25 Couple

**Breakout Breakfast & Lunch: for those with single parent and/or blended family dynamics. No Cost, but registration required.



  1. Understanding and addressing annoying behaviors in marriage

  2. Cultivating love that creates emotional safety and trust

  3. Identifying and overcoming dynamics that sabotage safety and trust

  4. The relationship between pain and behavior in marriage (Pain Cycle)

  5. Fostering emotional safety through the Humility Shift (Peace Cycle)

  6. Practical steps to renewing your marriage in Christ