ATTENTION: FREE Help for Your Blended Family This Weekend in Atlanta!


On Saturday, November 12th create the Marriage & Blended Family That You've Always Dreamed of with Founders Lamar & Ronnie Tyler & Stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal! It's Time For a Shift! Exclusive Event With Space Left For Only 75 49 Couples!

ATLANTA: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9AM-9PM
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339

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Are you living the marriage that you dreamed of on your wedding day?

We're Lamar & Ronnie Tyler and we want you to know that if you answered NO you are not alone.

We recently asked this question during a training and 72% of the attendees responded NO!

We faced issues in our own blended family (when it came to communication, discipline, and coming together) so we know exactly how it feels.

But, we were able to learn some very important things about marriage, and stepfamilies in particular, that enabled us to transform our marriage and create a SHIFT from where we were to where we are today…and we want to help you do the same thing.


We want you to know that it's never too late to create a SHIFT in your marriage and your blended family to make it better.

We've seen couples on the brink of divorce turn it around and we're going to show you how.

SHIFT: BLENDED FAMILY BOOT CAMP is a full day marriage experience where you'll learn:

Strategies for stepfamily success.

How to avoid the pitfalls that many stepfamilies just can't seem to overcome.

How to handle discipline in your stepfamily.

And, you’ll also learn exactly how we overcame the stepfamily challenges that threatened our marriage and how to make sure that your blended family doesn't ruin your marriage either!

The divorce rate for blended couples is approximately 67%.

We want to show you how you can beat the odds for divorce! We want you to begin the transformation in your marriage to take it from where it is now to where you've always dreamed it would be.

It is possible, but you have to take the first step towards a better marriage in order for the SHIFT to begin.


There is no need to struggle in your marriage and blended family when others already have the answers that you've been looking for.

The first step towards transformation in your marriage will happen when you join us in Atlanta on Saturday, November 12th. Your marriage will not be the same.

Do you want to know how to make your marriage priority one?

Do you want to hear how couples with blended families, just like you, have resolved the same issues that you are facing?

Do you want to have your questions answered by us and our team of marriage experts?

Do you want to reserve your seats for just $125 per couple before prices go up?


ATLANTA: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9AM-9PM
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339

Who Should Attend?

  • Engaged & Newlyweds Couples that have kids
  • Marriage Ministry Leaders
  • Biological Parents that feel like they are caught in the middle
  • Step-parents that are feeling frustrated and powerless
  • Couples that are arguing over discipline
  • Couples that feel like they are losing their connection with each other because of their blended family issues
  • Parents who want advice on how to co-parent better with the other biological parents

What You'll Learn:

  • Success Strategies for Stepparents
  • How to make your marriage “priority one”
  • The pitfalls that many stepfamilies can't overcome and how you can avoid them
  • How to handle discipline in your step-family
  • Strategies for blending your family better and expectations for how long it should take.
  • How we overcame stepfamily challenges that threatened our marriage.
  • How to make sure your blended family doesn't ruin your marriage!

About The Expert - Ron L. Deal

Ron L. Deal is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended™, a division of FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of numerous books including The Smart Stepfamily Marriage, The Smart Stepmom, The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, and the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily.

In addition, he has published over a dozen videos and study resources, and hundreds of magazine and online articles. His work has been quoted/referenced by many news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Ron is one of the most widely read and referenced experts on stepfamily living in the country and his one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended™ can be heard daily on hundreds of stations nationwide and online.

He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country. Ron is an adjunct faculty member of John Brown University's Little Rock graduate program in counseling.

He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

About The Hosts - BMWK Founders Lamar & Ronnie Tyler:

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have in six years taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts four independently produced films and a social media presence that includes just under 500,000 Facebook fans.

Among their many accolades and accomplishments, Black and Married with Kids was named a Must Read Blog by Parenting Magazine and in November 2012, for the second year in a row, Ronnie and Lamar were named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, a list of the top 100 movers and shakers in the black community which lists President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Z and Tyler Perry among its ranks.

Along with writing for and managing the Black and Married With Kids website, which now employs more than 40 regular staff writers, running Tyler New Media and producing and directing films, Ronnie and Lamar travel across the country screening Tyler New Media’s films and speaking on marriage and parenting-related topics.

They’ve appeared in a variety of local and national media outlets including Essence Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Sirius/XM, TV One, HLN, NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post.

Lamar and Ronnie are the proud parents of 4 children and call Atlanta home.

Lamar and Ronnie Have Been Featured On:

  • BMWK Founders

    The Tylers reach over 800 thousand couples each month through their website and Facebook page which has over 450,000 fans. They also have created four documentary films that promote and encourage marriage and family.

  • Ebony Power 100

    The Tylers were honored on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list of the country’s most influential African Americans. The list also included President and First Lady Obama, Will and Jada Smith, Jay-Z and Beyonce, and Tyler Perry among it’s ranks.

  • Marriage Certified

    The Tylers are certified in several marriage education curriculums including Basic Training for Couples and Prepare and Enrich. They frequently present keynotes and workshops to couples across the country on topics that support and equip their marriages.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • q-iconWill it be boring?

    We reach hundreds of thousands of couples each month through BMWK and we know how to connect on an educational and cultural level that keeps the event moving! When you come you’ll have a good time!

  • q-iconMy spouse hates stuff like this. Will he/she enjoy it?

    At every event that we do people approach us and say, “I didn’t want to come but I’m glad that I did!” What we’ve found is that getting them there is the hardest part but once they connect with us and the other couples in the room we begin to see a change. That change is worth the effort to get them to the event.

  • q-iconWhat if my marriage is too far gone?

    It’s never too late to transform your marriage and begin to create the SHIFT! During the day we’ll share 5 easy ways you can begin to transform your marriage. If your marriage is currently in a tough spot you don’t want to miss this. You need it!

  • q-iconWhat if our marriage is already good?

    Congratulations on having a great marriage! What we’ve found from talking to so many couples is that marital issues effect us all at one time or another so we want to equip you with the skills that you need in case those challenges arise in the future.

  • q-iconAre rooms available at the hotel if we'd like to spend the night?

    We do have a special room block with discounted rates. Once you register you’ll receive an email with information on how to access our room block.

  • q-iconIs there only one location for this event?

    Currently the only scheduled SHIFT: Blended Family Boot Camp is taking place in Atlanta. So don’t miss it!

  • q-iconHow much is it?

    FREE! This event was originally $125 per couple but thanks to sponsors and donors we’re now able to offer this training for free. But we have very limited space so RSVP ASAP to reserve your spout.

  • q-iconDo I have to be married to attend?

    We’ve had couples that are preparing for marriage attend our events and they tell us that our events blow their pre-marital classes away. Our trainings give you a chance to learn from expert speakers and the awesome couples that you’ll sit among.

What People Are Saying About Us...

BWMK offers a blueprint for 21st century black family in a funny, inspiring, relatable, and easy-to-understand way.

Kara S. - New York

BMWK  has been a consistent source of wisdom and direction for me as a new husband.

Delano S. - DC

BMWK has been a blessing to me, my wife, and my marriage. Being young in our marriage it provides us with unique perspectives and great insight about issues faced in marriage. There is nothing like personal stories that you can relate to. Ronnie and Lamar are true professionals and they provide their audience with best experiences one could ask for. Their mission is truly a blessing to others.

Troy S. - NC

The overall mantra of BMWK has been inspirational to me and my husband. We were introduced to the work of Ronnie and Lamar Tyler and continued to go back for more. After being married for 26 years we have seen a lot of people proclaim to have the best interest of marriage at heart. Ronnie and Lamar are GENUINE in this claim and prove it over and over again.

Deborah M. - VA

Before I found BMWK, I thought I had it ALL together as it relates to my marriage. But reading the articles daily and watching the films have really helped me take a closer look at myself. It has helped to keep me in check and even helped me to address certain issues that I wasn’t sure of how to approach. But most importantly, it’s been so inspiring to know that there really is no obstacle too great to overcome in my marriage.

Christine V. - MD

BMWK has completely changed my perception of marriage. Having grown up around so many unsuccessful marriages, the idea of a happy marriage was foreign to me. Being able to see so many couples on a regular basis who are so committed to one another and dedicated to making it work has really opened my eyes to joy and possibilities that come with this marriage journey.

Aja D. - MD