People all over the country are involved in supporting and promoting marriage. Below are some of their stories--a sort of static blog of creative ideas Click here to submit your own story. But if you have a specific event with city, date and time, please POST it under our National Calendar.
People all over the country are involved in supporting and promoting marriage. Below are some of their stories. Click here to submit your own story. and and/or your YouTube link for your 2-minute personal story of a healed marriage, or about your marriage outreach work.
|What Others are Doing|
|Retha Evans Ezell
Love Leaps Forward
I am launching a book called "Love Leaps Forward" through Inspiring Voices/Guideposts Magazine. I am sharing a life -long relationship of how marriage works even in the best and worst of times. My question is: Have you thought about throwing in the "Marriage Towel" lately? I have having a marriage conference and book signing on Feb. 15, 2014 as a culmination exercise. I am not just having this to promote a book, but God has placed a burden in my heart and I my husband have been standing on stage with each other starting in a elementary school auditorium over 56 years from childhood, to dating, to marriage and for over 20 years we have been standing together in ministry as Pastor and Co Pastor of a small congregation. Now God has chosen us to share our inspiring yet revealing story of how we made it. One might say that we had to make a "public spectacle of our lives that we might help celebrate and save marriages.
christianlifetools.org and lakemurraychurch.org
I have written a number of articles and have taught on this topic.
First Things First
Flower Fest - February 14th
Marriage Hotline 911
We offer free 24 hour hotline for troubled marriage. We have 3 married couples that answer the phones 24/7. We are also putting together a National Day of Prayer for Marriages on June 1, 2014.
|Nate and LeTrina Lewis
Hope 4 Marriages
We are conducting marriage workshops during National marriage week. We are hosting a marriage retreat on Valentine's week. Lastly we are celebrating Black marriage day with a community event.
|Dave & Sylvia Langton
Deputy Coordinator, Fresno, Ca.
Fresno Ca. Retrouvaille is having a weekend March 7-9, 2014. We also have weekends on June 13-15, and Oct. 10-12 this year. The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with post-weekend sessions. Our Program is for couples with troubled marriages, including separated or divorced, open to working on their marriage. SO if you are feeling lost and alone, hurt, frustrated or angry, please consider a Retrouvaille Program to HELP YOUR MARRIAGE.
|Lisa C Myers
Forever Marriage Ministries
|John A Knight
TWOgether Pittsburgh is a service of Family Guidance Inc. We have provided relationship education in the Greater Pittsburgh area for the past seven years. In our seven years of existence we have served over 9,500 participants. During National Marriage Week we are hoping to partner with at least 25 non profits in the region to provide relationship education during the week of February 7 - 14 2014.
President and Founder
We are organization where our mission is to restore health to every area of your relationships financially, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. We conduct monthly sessions, workshops and seminars and marriage retreats and outings.We also have launched individual and couple's mentoring and coaching. For National Marriage week we are having a day of workshops then a marriage outing full of games,food and fellowship
|Jeff & Glynis Murphy
Cross Trained Marriage
We are training marriage mentors using our book, "The Solution for Marriages - Mentoring a New Generation" and also teaching couples how to prepare for and experience sexual intimacy as God intended with our new eBook, "Pursuit of Passion: Discovering True Intimacy in Your Marriage."
|Dr. Jendayo Grady
We are sponsoring and facilitating a marriage conference utilizing Biblical principles, Proven experiential marital habits, and principles from our clinical and counseling backgrounds. I am a clinical psychologist as well as a minister. My colleagues are licensed Counselors.
|Don Jacobsen, DMin
Our emphasis is on parenting, but because a strong marriage is the best platform for high-functioning kids, we spend a lot of time in our seminars and also in our writing beating the drums for building marriage. We are pleased to know of your organization and we'll be happy to tell your story as often as we can.
We train Christian couples to be marriage coaches and place couples with coaches. We have over 100 coach couples who coach locally in the Pacific Northwest, Nebraska and Alabama and nationally and internationally by skype. 88% of couples who were considering divorce before coaching decide not to divorce. After coaching a couple shared: "Our coaches were excellent in the perspective they gave us. Before coaching, our relationship had a lot of bickering and blaming and constant judging. As a result of coaching, I have an understanding within myself of my weaknesses and how to solve problems using a more effective approach. Through the coaching process, I felt I was discovering solutions with my partner rather than simply being told them." We work with churches to hold coach trainings and then manage the placement of couples with coaches. Here is a link to a U-tube video: http://youtu.be/LT9pjKyOLrA
Covenant Keypers, Inc.
For 13 years now we have celebrated Marriage Recognition Sunday formerly called Marriage Sunday all over the city of Chattanooga, TN
AIM Counseling Center
I have a large faith-based marriage coaching practice in the Houston area and in 2013 my main goal is to expand working with couples as much as I can. I'm a published author and have appeared on the Dr. Phil Show 6 times working with couples.
Gold Key, LLC
My husband Vernon and I have been happily, successfully married for 17 years. We celebrated the 18th anniversary of the day we met this Valentine's Day. We actually met on Valentine's Day, 1995.
Succeed in Marriage Course
Succeed in Life Center
We have Marriage Courses in Houston and Katy.
Detours 2 Dreams
My mission is to help spouses to love, honor and care for their Veteran is sickness, while chershing their own needs for health and happiness.
Watermark Community Church
I am part of a marriage ministry team at Watermark Church in Dallas, TX. I have a front row seat to lives changing and marriages radically restored weekly through our re|engage marriage ministry. We are in the process of helping other churches nationwide launch this ministry. My passion for re|engage stems from the fact that 3 years ago i was getting a divorce and through this ministry God changed me, my spouse, our children as well as the community in which we live. God healed our marriage. My husband and i now share our story of grace each week. Our video is now being shown in multiple churches throughout the country. We will have the privilege of speaking on Feb. 16th at the UNCOMMON marriage conference at Watermark Church in Dallas: When God Heals a Marriage
|Arkeah S. Jacobs
The Wedding Bid Radio Show
The Wedding Bid discusses the views on successful wedding days vs significant marriages and how these views may or may not differ. From the history of marriage, to that ONE pair of $2,000 shoes a bride must have for her big day, to that ONE past event that is preventing married couples from building healthly marriages, even the singles who don't ever want to get married, WE discuss it all here!
|Arnita L. Fields
Author, Counselor, Marriage Mentor
After the Affair, Seminar Series for Couples
I'm officially launching on February 9, 2013 the "After the Affair: Emotional Healing God's Way: Seminar Series for Couples. The series is based on a new self help book I wrote to help encourage and direct couples on how to heal in a healthy manner after emotional or physical affairs. As a counselor and witness to the saving grace of God in my own marriage, I saw the need for more healing in this area.
Companions In Covenant
My wife and I are conducting twelve-week group for couples with five couples in our home... (for details see below). For details see
|Meka Butler, DD
Blended Family Moments
We will be promoting successful marriage by putting married couples "How we met" stories, wedding clips and pictures on our website. We are also encouraging couples to join a marriage enrichment small group.
Living Truth Church
Feb. 8th -Marriage For Life Date Night. Fun night that will culminate with a message for strengthening marriage. This is a first, that will become quarterly with seasonal themes.
Christian Home and Family
I'm not necessarily doing "local" things... my ministry is a web-based ministry where I provide video-counseling for couples, marriage helps and coaching, a podcast on marriage and family issues, books, videos, resources, and personal coaching for men. I'd love to be a resource to any who may need help.
Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene
Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene Marriage Ministry
Olivet Nazarene University/Marriage, Inc.
Published article and sent press release to local media about National Marriage Week on 1/18/13.
|Rev. Dr. J.Rand Certain D.Min.,Ph.D.
Pastor & Counselor
Certain Weddings/Holy Spirit Lutheran
Pre-Marital & Marital Counseling
Clinica del Alma SATX & Club de Matrimonios
Its hispanic Matrimonies Club, and also once a year we do a retret to heal the soul of the couple, and we are very strong to keep the matrimonie alive, for our generetions to came.
Launching an 8 week Marriage and Family workshop in January in central phoenix. Getting the word out through a coalition of 6 local pastors and principals of local schools.
MRS. Ministries is a ministry and a resource tool in our community to preserve and protect the covenant of marriage. We have a Titus mandate to empower and prepare women to build strong, vibrant and lasting marriages and relationships.
We are having a 15 week event to challenge bereaved mothers to strengthen their marriages. A miscarried baby is born in the US every minute, and a stillborn baby is born every 20 minutes. These families are challenged. This event "dares" moms to get reconnected.
San Antonio Marriage Initiative
We are a group of about 100 marriage leaders and enthusiasts in San Antonio working together as a resource organization to strengthen marriage by equipping the local church. We held our first Date Night San Antonio with Dr. Gary Chapman event on March 1 with roughly 1,200 in attendance. In May, we have a church equipping program as well as a marriage mentoring program on the schedule. We hope to better leverage your work and partner with you in February 2013.
|rosalyn d. hickman
|Donald & Helen Dudley
Presenting Team couple
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
With other Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples & priests we present Weekends to help good marriages be even better. San Antonio 2012 Weekends are March 16-18, May 4-6, August 3-5 & Oct. 5-7.
Potter's House of Jesus Christ Intl.
On a monthly basis our ministry provide a safe forum to discuss common marital pitfalls, encourage marital romance, and plan yearly couples activities. The Pastor sphere head the meetings.
Becoming One Today
dedicated to the encouragement and building up of relationships from dating to couples to engagement to marriage and beyond. To give you the tools you need to equip and educate those who are willing to have that desire to have sustainable relationships and lives. To help restore joy, peace and harmony in your home and to answer some of life’s deepest questions in your relational walk.
GoFamily Group LLP
I am involved in a new movement called “GoHubby." It started one day when one of our founding members heard the owner of “AshleyMadison.com” on the radio. Ashley Madison is a website devoted to helping married people have extramarital affairs. It does this by connecting two people who are interested in having an affair. Ashley Madison’s influence and power are unbelievable: started in just 2001, it has over 10 million members and has around 700,000 unique visitors per month.
Chair, Marriage Ministry Committee
St. Mark United Methodist Church, Northport AL
During Healthy Marriage Month, we are offering a Double Triple: 3 Dates and 3 With this Ring Sermons. Date #1: Inspiring Movie Date Night: Couples are encouraged to sign up at a church member's home to watch Courageous during the month of February. Date # 2: Date Night Challenge Event at 5:45 pm on Feb. 12 at St. Mark UMC Family Life Center (free, but childcare reservations needed by Feb 8; we are serving desserts/drinks). Date # 3: Attend the Community-wide Legacy of Love Marriage Banquet at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $12.50/person and 7 couples will be honored for the Legacy of Love their marriages are leaving others in our community and strengthening marriages. Great dinner and entertainment! 3 Sermons: Pastor John Verciglio is preaching Feb. 5, Feb. 19 & Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm at St. Mark UMC in the Sanctuary on biblical truths to apply in our marriages.
Here at Evangel Word Ministries we offer a Marriage Encounter-A weekend experience desiged to give married couples the opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It is a chance to look deeply into their relationships with each other and God.It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing and strentheing your marriage. We have had couples married 6 months to over 44 yrs.
Jesus House DC
I am working with my local church to organize a Marriage Conference themed "The Covenant of Marriage" on Feb 8-9 and this will be followed with a Couples Valentine Getaway to Sheraton Reston VA on Feb 11-12 themed "HONEYMOON UNRAVELED" and the cost is $150.