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|
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.
You Can Have a Happy Family
I recently published a book on marriage titled "You Can Have a Happy Family." I am giving the kindle version of my book away during national marriage week. It will be available for free download through Amazon on Wednesday and Thursday (2/8-2/9).
|Pastor Jabulani McCalister
Calvary Baptist Church, Providence Rhode Island
The Married Couples Ministry of Calvary has partnered with Family Life, WEZE Radio 590 AM (Boston, MA) and Iglesia Bautista Hispana El Calvario to host The Art of Marriage Conference (www.theartofmarriage.com). It's a six session interactive video event on Friday, February 17, 2012, 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.at our church. Engaged Couples are welcome to attend as well. Contact the church to register or log-on to www.wezeradio.com and click on The Art of Marriage Banner.
Shepherd West Valley
We are hosting "A Night of Love & Laughter" ~ Couples Date Night
The Solution for Marriages
Offering a special discount on our book The Solution for Marriages for pastors, marriage mentors and counselors when ordered directly from our web site http://thsolutionformarriages.com/order.html (Select CreateSpace store and enter discount code 935VYAKW for 20% off through February 14, 2012)
|Joe van heerden
Lakeside Christian Church
We are having the "date night challenge" on February 17th.
|Scott & Jen Ertl
My wife and I share wooden "SHMILY" coins with couples and families for them to have fun hiding the "See How Much I Love You" token for their spouse or family member to find in an unexpected place. Taped to an emptied dishwasher always brings a smile, while tucked in a wallet or dayplanner also brings a positive reminder.
|Eric von Atzigen
Emmanuel Fellowship Church
This February, Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater, TX, is preaching through a sermon series entitled, “The Marriage Coach.” Through this series, Pastor Eric von Atzigen has organized hundreds of hours of personal pastoral counseling into 4 Keys to a Healthy Marriage. Find out more and follow along each week at www.themarriagecoach.us.
Carpenters House of Prayer
Hosting Focus on the Family's date night on
|Kirk & Evelyn Kyle
Couples Ministry Coordinators
Victory Christian Center
On Friday, February 10, 2012 we are hosting the Date Night Challenge at Victory Christian Center in Boca Raton, FL. 6:30pm, $25 dinner is included.
|Eric T. Skelton
Director of Marriage and Family Ministries
Wisconsin Family Council, Monroe Bible Church
1. Hosting series of marriage seminars.
King's Baptist Church
We are having a Banquet and then showing the Webcast of the Date Night Challenge. It will happen February 12th, 5:30-8:30pm, with activities provided for the children. No cost, donations accepted.
Family Life Pastor
LifeHope Community Church
Hosting a dinner and Focus on the Family's Date Night Challenge 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11th at 7096 Hills & Dales Road NW, Canton, OH 44708
Grace Ministries International
Marriage on the Rock with Jimmy and Karen Evans
|Ron and Nancy Rockey
Fixable Life, Inc.
Wrote the book "Heart Connection -Science Reveals the Secrets of True Intimacy" Westbow Press of Thomas Nelson Publishers.
St. Elmo M.B. Church Marriage Ministry
My husband and I are the marriage leaders at our church, St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church. Our marriage ministry meets monthly to encourage couple how to have a successful marriage. During National Marriage Week we will celebrate Marriage Sunday,February 12. All married couple will be recognized. To encourage couples to attend morning worship services together to hear our pastor preach on marriage couples can register to win a free gift. One spouse must be present to win. Last year we had a about three couples celebrating over 50 years of marriage and one celebrated 60 years of marriage. What a blessing.
|Jimmy and Karen Evans
Marriage on the Rock
Jimmy and Karen Evans invite you to a live event at Gateway Church. Revive your Marriage and Recapture the Romance.
Our Couple Checkup, an online marriage assessment and enrichment tool, is discounted from $29.95 down to $19.95 for Marriage Week. We have over 100 organizations and churches who have the Couple Checkup plugged into their organizational website, and more are being added every week. www.prepare-enrich.com"
First Things First of Greater Richmond
IN 2010 Last year these were our activities. Jan 23 Couples Adventure Date Night: download flier to post February 7-14 National Marriage Week Proclamations by Mayor and Governor. Feb 9 Clergy/Community Leaders Breakfast Forum: 'Some Concrete Suggestions for Strengthening Marriages at Your Church.' Speaker: Dr Everett Worthington, VCU Psychology Chairman. At Second Baptist Church River Rd and Gaskins Rd. RSVP 288-3431 Feb 23 Clergy/Counselor CE Certification Training for PREPARE/ENRICH from Life Innovations. Community-wide Tale of Two Brains marriage program in 20-25 congregations: call to partner 288-3431. Various Healthy Relationship Skills Workshops: for singles, youth and couples. Feb 27 \'It Takes Two Keys to a Rewarding Relationship' Couple Skills for Enrichment.at Tuckahoe YMCA. Additional dates & locations TBA Call to have this hosted by your organization. 288-3431. Jan 29-30 Training for Marriage Mentor Couples from several congregations at Cornerstone Assembly of God. Call 288-3431 Tale of Two Brains from Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage in various congregations. Relationship Smarts healthy dating/relationship skills at Peter Paul Development Center. March 28 Black Marriage Day workshops for couples, singles and youth. Love Thinks or How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk (or Jerkette) Singles Seminar Fireproof your Marriage class Twice monthly Boot Camp for New Dads at various partnering hospitals. Public Awareness Campaign with Radio / TV / brochures. COMCAST Newsmakers. And 30-second TV spots 'Commitment' COMCAST throughout month plus Newspaper Articles. Responsible Fatherhood Kiosk Display at Richmond Public Libraries FOR 2011 activities, get updates at http://www.firstthingsrichmond.org/celebratemarriage.html"
Where Love Happens
I am empowering couples to customize their marriage which in turn brings out the best in their partner. Couples can pick up their free report at www.marriageprepadventure.com and get started right away! www.wherelovehappens.com
Vice President of Outreach
During Marriage Week our Couple Checkup will be offered at the special price of $19.95 (regular 29.95). Please help us spread the word to get as many couples to get a relationship checkup during this week. www.prepare-enrich.com.
We started the 40-Day Marriage Challenge on January 3, 2010. We have over 500 couples participating. We will finish on Friday, February 12th with a renewal time for all couples and a HUGE party on our campus. www.thechapel.com/MLL"
BA Search Group
For the last 6+ years my wife Tammy and I are involved at the local level with FamilyLife working on getting couples signed up for the weekend to remember conference. We also lead in a marriage ministry walking with broken couples working on Restoration in were marriage. Strong Godly marriages are our passion.
Last year, Stronger Families had over 3,000 couples participate in the first annual 7-Day Love Challenge. The feedback we received by Valentine's Day was enormous so much so, that this year we are launching a new version of the 7-Day Love Challenge, but with a twist?7-Day Love Challenge focused on romance and sex. This 7-Day Love Challenge is focused on helping couples go deeper in talking intimately. Without honest communication, most couples are left to guesswork, and often to disappointment. Dull routines are set, and a hit-or-miss sex life ensues. 'Do you want to ?fool around?' ?No? ?Ok?' What is missing is not more information about sex, but candid, thoughtful, and sometimes explicit dialogue that truly creates curiosity, connection, playfulness and better more enthusiastic, and, perhaps, more frequent sex! The 7-Day Love Challenge is not for the faint at heart, but for you who want to slip out of some of your ordinary responsibilities, and into something quite intimate, perhaps very revealing, and maybe even brand new, then this year's 7 Day Love Challenge is for you. To sign up for the challenge, visit our website http://www.7daylovechallenge.com."
CEO - Co-Founder
The Bonded Family
Working with the KANSAS LEGISLATURE to create a MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LAW TASK FORCE. Task Force bill in 2010 was to be introduced this first week of legislature here. Excited they are listening and want to improve Kansas family life. Goals of TASK FORCE being to create awareness to the Legislature of the \'Cost of Divorce\' and why pro-active measures should be taken and legislation introduced. Goals being to reduce divorce, strengthen marriage and family, and reduce conflict in the Family Court systems in Kansas. If anyone has any good \'Models\' for success in this arena, please let us know. KEEP LOOKING UP!"
Between Two Trees Ministries
The Valentine Weekend February 12-14 is our Annual Bed and Breakfast with a Purpose Retreat in he San Bernardino Mountains. (betweentwotrees.org)
Marriage Course Advisor
Promoting and training churches to run the Marriage Course to strengthen and build marriages. Marriage course is a seven week video series - churches can easily develop an effective marriage ministry by using this easy to implement DVD series. Couples enjoy a fun date night setting and work together in couples to build stronger marriages.
Devoting 1/4 of a tradeshow to educat and provide tools to enhance Family Values, love and repect."
|Michael B. Hughes
First Baptist Church
We have started a growth group on marriage and I will preach on Marriage on the Feb. 14th.
First Things First
Flower Fest is an annual fundraiser that kicks off in late January and culminates during National Marriage Week. This is a corporate and online fundraiser to benefit the work of First Things First. Flower arrangements can be purchased at www.firstthings.org and will be available for pick-up at a specified time during the Valentine's Day weekend. Check our website for new courses for engaged couples and married couples who want to empower themselves and learn the keys to creating that mind-blowing marriage experience. We designed a trayliner with eight ways to refresh your marriage, a word search puzzle with characteristics of a healthy relationship and creative date ideas for teens. The tray liners will be in area Chick-fil-A restaurants for the month of February. Marriage Enrichment Classes - We have a number of marriage enrichment classes going on throughout the month of February. Both the Mayor and the County Mayor have signed a Proclamation proclaiming February 7th through the 14th as Marriage Week in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Hamilton County, Tennessee encouraging all citizens to build strong marriages and support others in their efforts to do the same. For more information on classes and events visit www.firstthings.org"
We have started an organization called Marriage Inc. in our community. Some of the initiatives include sponsoring an annual \'date night\' for our community. Last year nearly 1600 people joined us. This year we are expecting at least 1600 if not more. Marriage Inc. is also training marriage mentors to provide pre-marital preparation for engaged and seriously dating couples. They also do mentoring for married couples who are struggling. We have gotten together the pastors of the county ( over 40 so far) to agree on a community marriage initiative and plan to have a public signing of the document on Feb. 14 on the steps of the courthouse. Pray for us as the momentum seems to really be taking off.
MOANALUA GARDENS MISSIONARY CHURCH
My husband, Glenn and I in 2010 co-facilitated a 12- week marriage class at our church each Sunday. It is based on the book,\'Love and Respect\' by Dr. Emerson Eggrich. This is our third year since our Pastor Cal approached us to teach a class on Marriage. We have witnessed God\'s healing power in marriages as the couples persevere in their relationships with God and each other. It is an honor and privelege to serve the Lord this way. By the way, our marriage has been blessed abundantly also."
|Bishop Robert Smith
2/7 Marry couples dining out 2/10 Marriage Enrichment Service 2/12 Fun night Married Couples only 2/14 Agape Sunday Service and Love Feast Dinner (All Are Welcome)
|Janette & Terry Marsala
Concerence Ministry Directors - Chicago Team
We volunteer throughout the Chicago Area building relationships with people/churches to raise awareness of the 'Weekend to Remember' marriage conferences that are in the Chicago area 3x a year. We also mentor couples thru a HomeBuilders Bible Study group in our home.
Living Water Christian Counseling
We are offering the Prepare/Enrich Couples Checkup and 2hr session with a counselor for feedback and skill building at a highly reduced rate. We hope to keep the theme of the campaign going this whole year by offer other packages, groups, and events."
|Jim and Joy Pinto
At Home With Jim and Joy
Joy and I host a live radio show for EWTN Global Catholic Radio with a potential audience of 249 million people. We hope to make our listeners awared of NMW and your website. We would like to speak with one of your representatives personally to partner in Marriage and Family Ministry
Marriage Resource Center
We are working with a local radio station and having a contest. The contest is to go to our website (www.mimarriage.org) and let us know, in 250 words or less, 'What makes your marriage work?' We are giving gift certificates to the best four entries. We are also hosting a couples retreat at a local hotel. It includes an 8 hour workshop full of great tools to enrich and educate the couples."
|Lee & Robin May
We will be hosting a 'Couples Coffee and Conversation' gathering on Feb. 12th at 8pm. Tickets are ONLY $25 PER couple. More info at www.virtuespeaks.com.
|Loria and Autrey Hudson
Children Are People Too
Were over the Covenant Marriage Ministry at our church and starting next week were doing a session on the Five Love Languages and fireproofing your Marriage. And on February 14 we will be honoring the longest married couple in our church with 38 years of marriage. All the other couples will receive a token.
NWA Healthy Marriages
Northwest Arkansas Healthy Marriages is doing several things for National Marriage Week USA. We have a sold out Valentine Ultimate Date Night event with a nationally renowned comedian couple. We have sponsored 2 days on our local radio station to promote marriage week. We invited 9 area mayors to proclaim February 7-17 as National Marriage Week. We highlighted the National Marriage Week USA banner on our home page and on John Brown University's home page. We created a list of specific ways that individuals, couples, churches and businesses can participate in marriage week. We have launched our social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to promote marriage week. We have sent out a press release to our local media. We sent out emails to our entire list (pastors, churches, business, and individuals) encouraging how they can participate in marriage week. We featured National Marriage Week USA in our monthly eNewsletter."
Testerman for NH Governor 2010
Press Conference to Kick off National Marriage Week February 8, 2010, Monday 10:00 AM Legislative Office Building Lobby 33 N. State Street Concord, NH At a press conference on Monday, February 8, 2010 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, supporters of strengthening natural marriage in NH will gather to kick off National Marriage Week in NH."
For starters, I re-posted the link to all my Facebook friends that came to me about National Marriage Week USA via The Manhattan Declaration FB status report."
|Mike and Cheryl Butts
World Marriage Day Dinner
Holy Family Parish Rockland Mass 02370
Every year we host a Holy Mass and Dinner for couples. We encourage renewal of vows each year and then compliment the couples with a sit down dinner with catered food and a dj for dancing. This gives couples a reason to be proud to be married and also blesses their sacrament with praise and worship.
Small Group Coordinator
Miami Vineyard Community Church
Valentine's Movie Night Showing No Greater Love (nogreaterlovethemovie.com) Saturday, February 12, 2010, 7 pm 14301 S.W. 119th Avenue Miami, Florida 33186 Activities for children K - 5th Grade Childcare for infants - Pre-K"
|Mona Egea, MS
Counseling Ministry Program Director
Christ Fellowship Church
We have trained more than 70 Marriage Mentors couples, who come alongside premarital and married couples using the Prepare/Enrich Inventories. They mentor over a six week period to encourage couples for their strengths and to make them aware of growth areas and help to move the growth areas toward health. The life-on-life mentoring experience is a powerful one!"
First Things First of Gaston County, NC
This year First Things First of Gaston County is launching the 7 Day 'Love Connection' for National Marriage Week and you could win a Free Couple's Getaway. When you sign up for the 7 Day Love Connection you will receive an email every day during National Marriage Week giving you ideas that will enhance your relationship and spark your love connection. National Marriage Week USA?from February 7th to 14th every year ? is a collaborative effort to encourage many diverse groups to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children. You'll also be entered to win a free romantic 2 night getaway at the luxurious Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge offers gorgeous guest rooms as well as golf, tennis, spa, salon & fitness facilities, golf instruction, recreation & leisure activities."
Covenant Keepers, Inc.
Covenant Keepers, Inc. is committed to building stronger and healthier marriages and families. Do visit www.InspireYourFamily.com. Every day this month, February 2010, we are profiling a different couple who shares insights and solutions for building stronger marriages and families. The feedback has been incredible because couples are being REAL in sharing challenges, triumphs, and transformation. So many people are sharing how much they appreciate reading and sharing insights. Our intention is to create a global movement! Feel free to share your insights with us too. Do visit www.InspireYourFamily.com because by working together, we will achieve our mission of empowering more families to be their best!"
Pastor - Marriage & Family
Feb 6 - Church is hosting a couples event. Feb 7 - Handing a resource for the week with an exercise for each day.
|Dr. Taffy Wagner
Money Talk Matters, LLC
Facilitating a week of Free Money and Marriage Teleseminars for African Americans during National Marriage Week. See the website at: http://www.moneytalkmatters.com/money-and-marriage-national-marriage-week/"
Marriage Seminar Date: Saturday February 20 Times: 10 am - 3 pm Cost: $20 per couple for 2 books Location: VCLi 14900 W Van Buren Street Blg G Goodyear, AZ 85338 Register by: Thursday February 18"
Omega Ministry Group
Blog Talk Radio - Omega Ministry Group - we are currently sharing a series on marriage.
|Charles Wimmer, Int. Director
2 Becoming 1
2 Becoming 1 is having a Valentines marriage retreat for couples at WinShape Marriage Retreat Center in Rome Ga. from Feb. 12-14...Valentines Weekend. Our small group study materials will be distributed for small group. We are going to have a blast!"
|Living Stones Fellowship
1/31/10 Prepare-Enrich by Life Innovations intensive premarital and marriage enrichment workshop. 2/14/10 Married couples Valentine party celebrating the good gift of marriage and all its benefits.
TUCC Married Couple's Ministry
On Saturday February 13th, our ministry will be renewing our vows with a reception to follow."
|Pastors Arnold and Gwen Tackett
Pastors - Mariage& Families Minstries
'And the Two Shall Become One' - Marriage Conference 2010 at First Assembly on 2/12-2/13 - Conference Speakers are Chris and Carmen Garner, Founders of Fortified Marriages. Cost only $50 per couples which includes a banquet dinner on Friday evening. For couples of all ages."
Christ Presbyterian Church,PCA
For years now my wife and I have been meeting with young people to prepare them for courtship/dating in the teen years. We have also had an on-going pre-marital counseling class for everyone that is planning on getting married. The average person spend up to 500 hours preparing for the wedding day and less than 5 hours preparing for the marriage so I have put together a 10 to 12 weeks approximately 30 hours of time with my wife and i along with work that has to be accomplished as we work through the Scriptures teaching on marriage and divorce (spending a long time in the first 3 chapters of Genesis) as well as using the book The Most Influential Year in a Man\'s/Woman\'s Life by Mark and Susan Devries and Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth. This book and our session together have proved more profitable than sending people home with DVD\'s or books to read on their own because there is a built in accountability system as well as an objective observer (my wife and I) who can see other things they may need to be worked on...and all of our couples have talked about how personal it is for the pastor to be so involved...gives them a more positive outlook of the church. I have done a considerable amount of marriage counseling through the years as well...each couple is different but since so many believer and non-believer have no clue as to the what and why of marriage from God\'s perspective we spend a lot of time here instead of in books on marriage. Giving these folks a good foundation in the Scriptures give great aid to any \'good\' book on marriage and divorce. Even the non-believers find it interesting to have a history of marriage and an answer to the questions about why it was originally established and now a days why it is so important for marriage to be defined as between one man and one woman forever. I have printed materials as well as file in Word that I would be glad to share. By God\'s grace they have been proven effective as I am able to keep up with most of the folks that I have married and know that by God\'s grace 95% of these folks are still married and I have been in ministry now 19 years and began marrying people the first year of ministry. Thank you for this awareness you are bringing to the church. I also work with men\'s ministries to bring them back to the word and their job of bring God glory as a husband, father, churchman...giving them a biblical foundation as to their calling enhances the longevity of marrriage as well. In His grip, Mike Singenstreu, pastor"
Spirit of Hosea
We are a group that is trying to spread the truth about God\'s Word for marriage and what it means to stand for your marriage, especially if you are dealing with a prodigal spouse. We have links to numerous websites citing research into this and the shocking conclusion. www.marriagedivorce.com/ http://cadz.net/"
|Bill & Christy Daniel
Communtiy Executive Couple
United Marriage Encounter
We are hosting a Valentines Day Event for married couples at a local park district rental building that includes dinner, music, dance lessons and dancing, games and fun connecting with other married couples! We will also be sharing information on strengthening marriages by attending a United Marriage Encounter Weekend in our local community."
New Hope Church
Teaching 'The Love Dare' Bible Study. We have also shown the 'Fireproof' movie.
I will be blogging about Bible Verses pertaining to marriage on my FB page to share with all of my friends and family.
High Point Baptist Chapel
I am active in my local church. God has blessed me in teaching and outreach ministries.
|mrs theresa tillett
Intercessor & Counselor
Lay Leader, Counselor for those Standing for Restoration of their Covenant Marriage
http://PraisePowerPrayerTempleCT.org - my pastor has been preaching & teaching about the permanance of marriage for over 20 years & we pray for the healing & restorations of Covenant Marriages across the world"
|Willard & Mary Dickens
New Generation Fellowship Church
Our Couples Ministry will be have celebrationc at our church. We will have the Singles Ministry to assist and serve in the celebration.
|Roger & Gerri Taylor
Places In The Father's Heart, Inc.
We have been working in the area of marriage restoration and reconciliation for nearly 30 years with healing prayer ministry and marriage coaching as our primary tools. Our marriage of 46 years has survived physical, emotional and spiritual adultery, so we are able to highly relate to troubled marriages. Today we are blessed to have Father's love at the center of our relationship and we are able to give that love away to couples who are struggling and searching for answers."
Teach men at church how to be Godly Husbands
Healthy Marriage Initiative - Rio Grande Valley
We've organized a Marriage Workshop for 3 weekends and encouraged folks to reconnect with their spouses. McAllen Life Church -RGV, South Texas"
|Ron and Brenda Blinn
Prince George Band of Brothers
We are just starting an 8 week series, Journey into Intimacy, for couples."
Fix the Family, Fix America
Fix the Family, Fix America was formed to restore this nation's foundation, built on family fundamentals, and to have a multi-generational impact on the restoration of family values, responsibility, and care.' - Jack Hatfield, Founder Fix the Family, Fix America It is the Fix the Family, Fix America project. It includes 5 nationwide Transformational Experts from relationships to fitness to career help, and a consortium of regional experts as well. It all starts right here in Columbia, SC on February 26th, 2010. Fix the Family, Fix America is about traditions. It is about the bond families share. It is about the love, the sacrifice, the trials and the tribulations. This requires a four-part journey. We start with Positive Fathering, the patriarch of the family unit. For way too long, this has been an almost dismissed portion of the family with programs trying to step in where dads stepped out. We are asking men to be men and take the responsibility for the child their actions created. Every man owes it to that child to be the best dad you can be. Only 66% of children now live with their biological father. This statistic in itself is shocking but coupled with the carry-over issues that these children face, we have a significant problem on our hands. Now please don't misunderstand our work, we are going to be asking men and women to work hard and desire the change. We are not giving them this help unless they show a true desire to be the best they can be. Teenage pregnancies just rose for the first time in a decade. Since 71% of teenage pregnancies occur in fatherless homes, this is a startling and significant issue! Our next phase is Make-A-Difference Mothering, and we are committed to helping mothers become exactly the person they envision. Many mothers make sacrifices that no other person could understand, so we are on a mission to empower mothers to be the best mom, best spouse and best woman. Once we show them individually what they can achieve, we go to Pull-Through Parenting. This segment shows how to make a united front in the parenting process. It teaches you how to be in a relationship as well. It pulls you through the child rearing process. It pulls the family together. The last phase, but not the final phase, is Reveal Your Success. This segment is for anyone and everyone, parent or non-parent, because everyone needs to learn how to think and be as successful as they desire. Many people are held back from their traditional beliefs and believe it or not, many people are held back by their own families. We show you how to overcome it all. Fix the Family, Fix America is showing people the new way to do families. We all have specific situations in our family that we have to deal with. Jack Hatfield, for instance, began his fatherhood journey in the hospital sitting beside the isolette of his premature daughter in the intensive care unit. This imparted a specific wisdom to him that we all had, but that we may have buried deep within. You have everything you need to succeed inside you BEFORE you were born. With this knowledge, Fix the Family, Fix America focuses on these Natural Success Principles and awakens that deep seated desire to be at one with family, yourself, and your life. Fix the Family, Fix America is going to be impacting on the various items: ? Parenting Basics and Fundamentals o Toddler to Teen Issue Handling o Single Parent Problems o Family Legacy and Traditions ? Marriage or Relationship Issues o Better Relationship Communication o Re-energize Marriage and Intimacy o Become Productive Team ? Career Enhancement Skills o Ace the Interview o Resume Rocket Science o Job Hunting Tips ? Discipline ? Focus ? Drive ? Motivation I sincerely believe that, with the knowledge of all of these experts, in an unprecedented drive and focus on the family, can make a generational difference in the lives of the American Family. I sincerely hope to have your blessing and endorsement, and with that it becomes my responsibility to live up to my dream and our vision. I accept that challenge today. It is my new life's work."
|David & Jean Fell
Our church at 5525 Harper Rd, Solon, OH will honor the longest married couple, distribute handouts on how to uplift marriage, renew vows, bring one wedding photo & go out for lunch."
Living waters campus
I am spread the word to my Marriage Ministry and stressing how important marriage is. We need to encourage one another on this marriage journey.
|Loida Gissela Alas
We have small groups of maarriage study
Adirondack Baptist Church
1. Preaching on Marriage 2. Hosting an Adult Bible Class using the book Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
|Dr Ben K Lim
Bethel Seminary San Diego
I am conducting a PREPARE ENRICH WORKSHOP for Pastors, Therapists, Church Leaders and students to certify them to use these series of assessment tools for strengthening marriages."
|Robert C Moorman
I created a design in support of traditional marriage and had it made up on T-shirts and hats. they can be viewed at www.MarriageByGodsDesignStore.com My wife & I will celebrate our 40th anniv this Sept. I am 59 and married my childhood sweetheart. Thank God for marriage!!!!
Marriage resource Center of Miami Valley
Marriage Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides classes to help couples create lasting & loving marriages in Clark, Champaign & Greene counties in Ohio. We also provide classes for single men & women that teach them relationship & decision-making skills to help prepare them in entering a healthy relationship."
|Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
The Ruth Institute
The Ruth Institute is an interfaith educational organization that promotes lifelong married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage. our major programs are a national student leadership training conference, regional conferences, a campus lecture program, and a weekly newsletterorg/ useful to individuals and organizations involved in any facet of the marriage movement. Dr Morse has speaking engagements planned for National Marriage Week. -Events information is at http://www.ruthinstitute.org/"
As part of the Better Marriages Fiesta July 7-10, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM, we are sponsoring Forever & Always: Marriage Vow Renewal Giveaway Contest. Launching the contest on Valentine\'s Day, we\'ll bring attention to the ideal of lifetime commitment and love."