Seth Miller, Deputy Chief of Administration, Chattanooga Fire Department

Seth Miller, Deputy Chief of Administration, Chattanooga Fire Department

Seth Miller, Deputy Chief of Administration, Chattanooga Fire Department

- Seth Miller (and other firefighters with their spouses), Deputy Chief of Administration, Chattanooga Fire Department

"First Things First did a great job with the Firefighter Marriage Enrichment Program. They provided some topics and moments of discussion that were truly meaningful. One exercise remember was the personality assessment that identified my color and my wife’s color. It was a really fun way to see how both similarities and differences could affect how we see or hear or interact with our spouse.

Another exercise that I thought was fun and insightful was when we all stood in a circle and threw several bean bags across the circle at the same time, demonstrating how hectic life is and how challenging it is to focus on our marriages. It was a great reminder that in the midst of life’s craziness (represented by the flying bean bags), we could and should set our focus on our spouse.

What I appreciated most about the classes and the retreat was that I was spending intentional time with my wife, Tracy. As all families, we have a lot going on, and it’s truly a challenge to focus on our marriage sometimes. This program provided a venue for that. They also provided tools for connection and topics for discussion that we’ll remember as we go. Intentional time is the key for us, and it can be as simple as taking a walk together. Thanks for the opportunity!"