“What God has joined together let no man put asunder!”
This has been the marital phrase to live by. However, what happens when what God is joining together consists of more than two ingredients? Well, you get us!! Years ago, God merged two families together and created His greatest Blend ever. He and his two met Her and her two and became One in Holy Matrimony. Through the love and care for one another, Ours was added to the mix. Although we are not biologically connected, everyone became OURS! We are a family that you will never see division or different treatment in our home. Although we are not the traditional family, we are one family. We are all a part of the body of Christ, we are all Christians and one body. We operate under this format and most importantly keep God first and foremost in all that we do. When you blend something together you are unable to see separation. That is our mentality with our family. We are blended and joined together with LOVE, or as we like to call it, “Blended and Loving It!”
Dr. & Mrs. Wright
Dr. Slavoski L. Wright Sr.
Slavoski L. Wright Sr. is a lifelong resident of Texas. He is married to his missing rib, Umeka Wright, and they enjoy six wonderful children. Professionally, Slavoski is a Police Sergeant, but his calling and passion is ministry work.
He began preaching the gospel twenty years ago and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University and a Doctor of Divinity degree from North Central Theological Seminary. He has held the ministerial positions of Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Assistant Pastor. Additionally, he is a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator as well.
Slavoski loves to help equip people to have a better walk with Christ and strengthen families, especially blended families. Through his personal life experiences and by the guidance of God, he and his wife use those experiences along with other resources to counsel, mentor, and coach other blended families to help them overcome the struggles and celebrate the victories.
Umeka D. Wright
Umeka Wright, MA, is an author, blogger, wife, and mom. Between her and her husband Rev. Slavoski L. Wright Sr., they parent six children - two college-aged children, two high schoolers, one middle schooler, and a toddler. Professionally, Umeka is a school counselor specializing in adolescent and teen substance abuse prevention and interventions.
As an outlet to share her grows and glows of blending two very different families, in 2012, Umeka began the blog Blended & Loving it. From the Blended and Loving It blog Umeka and Slavoski birthed and co-wrote the best best-selling blended family devotional “Blended and Loving It” A Thirty-Day Devotional For Blended Families.
Blended & Loving It is an online community for all mothers, bonus moms, stepmoms, bio moms, and soon-to-be stepmoms to collaborate, motivate, educate, and encourage one another. Her direct experience brings about the substance you can rely on to aid in the heartaches, headaches, and rewarding times of your family becoming one.