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Weekend to Remember
Prayer for Military Marriages
Learn more about marriage events all
around the city
at the new SAMI www.marriageevents.org
"For Better or For Worse"
September 19th & 20th
Friday, 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.
New Creation Christian Fellowship
8700 Fourwinds Dr., Windcrest TX
Registration Fee: $10.00
This two-day, information-packed seminar led by national bestselling author, relationship
therapist and minister Dr. Ronn Elmore takes spouses on an unforgettable learning
experience that teaches them how to identify and blend each mate’s unique personality
and communication style in order to maximize mutual trust and intimacy, resolve conflicts
and deepen over-all marital satisfaction. Married and engaged couples are encouraged to
attend this relationship-changing conference! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 210-646-7997
Are you a married active-duty military couple? Come join us for an evening of faith, food, fun and fellowship as Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg return to San Antonio to salute, celebrate and enrich military marriages.
OPERATION DATE NIGHT
A CELEBRATION OF CHRIST-CENTERED MILITARY MARRIAGE
Presented by San Antonio Marriage Initiative (SAMI/M3) in association with Wayside Chapel
The easiest way to register is by phone!
Call Liz at (210) 344-1203, ext.122
or you can register
online at Wayside Chapel
Friday | October 10 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE Dinner for Married Military Couples | FREE Childcare
WAYSIDE CHAPEL 1705 NW LOOP 410, 78213
Spaces are limited! Don’t delay!
"Marriage Mondays" are a time of prayer for the establishment of strong, healthy, stable, and godly marriages. The first Monday of every month, join us for a conference call prayer time. Strong marriage and family are the foundation of a strong society. Learn more and register at
Also, take a moment to see the new "Marriage
October 11th at Oak Hills Church
North Central Campus
6 Secrets to a Lasting Love
presented by Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg
- - America's Family Coaches! The secret to a strong marriage is more than a feeling or an emotion. It’s six specific kinds of love that must be intentionally pursued and practiced to build a great marriage: forgiving, serving, preserving, guarding, celebrating and renewing love. In this book, Dr. Gary & Barb unlock the biblical secrets to a marriage that stays vibrant and strong for a lifetime. By practicing these principles over time, married couples will reach a new level of love, commitment and intimacy in their relationship. Learn more at
Ted Lowe in
November 5th at Tripoint and Alamo Heights UMC - SAMI Round Table event featuring Ted Lowe, author of the excellent new book, "Married People: How Your Church Can Build Marriages That Last."
November 6th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Celebrate Marriage: The Divine Truth
5th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Alexander House/SAMI featuring Super Bowl Champ XLVII, NFL Man of the Year, and Marriage Advocate, Matt Birk. Gather with hundreds of couples who are on fire for marriage! Learn more at
November 21st to 23rd - Weekend to Remember at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort is great for marriages of all
stages, including pre-marrieds and teaches how to deepen their relationship and enrich their marriage. The FamilyLife® Weekend to Remember® will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, November 21-23, 2014. This getaway is great for marriages of all stages, including pre-marrieds. As a matter of fact, it qualifies for the Twogether in Texas pre-marital education program, allowing you to get your marriage license for free. Couples will enjoy a weekend together in a beautiful setting learning how to deepen their relationship and enrich their marriage. They’ll hear from live speakers, work on meaningful projects, and relax away from the busy, everyday lives they lead. Pastors and active duty military can attend on scholarship, as well as participate in break-out sessions designed especially for them. Contact Michelle Ellis at email@example.com for the details. Registration is open now at
www.familylife.com/weekend. Be sure to enter the group name SanAntonioMarriageInitiative at registration to save $100 per couple. This getaway is going to sell out!
Events in the planning process for early 2015:
Sacred Search conference with bestselling author Gary Thomas
Theology of the Body with Christopher West
Rhythm & Romance with Tim Russo
A 3-day intensive workshop for marriages in crisis.
If any of the following applies to you:
-Either spouse is considering divorce
-Currently or recently separated
-Current or recent affair
You should start with the “E.R.” for marriages!
Current research shows that an effective marriage intensive is far more successful than traditional approaches. Jon & Joanna have led more than 50 such workshops in numerous cities across the U.S..
For more information or to pre-register go to www.GrowingLoveNetwork.org
Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille -
A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
For confidential information about Retrouvaille call 210-848-3278
Marriage Preparation Seminars and Retreats for 2013
The purpose of the Archdiocese of San Antonio Marriage Preparation process is to provide a comprehensive and dynamic program through our monthly seminars (in English and Spanish) and quarterly retreats (in English) for engaged couples seeking to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage.
Turning Good Marriages into Great Marriages
Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s Mission of renewal in the church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic “experience” and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle.
Would you like to take a weekend to revitalize your marriage? This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone, rediscover each other and focus on your relationship. This Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich the lives a couple shares, whether they have been married a couple of years or have been married many years. Every marriage deserves this kind of
Getting Started in Marriage Ministry?
When men and women fail to form stable marriages, the first result is a vast expansion of government attempts to cope with the terrible social needs that result. There is scarcely a dollar that the state and federal government spends on social programs that is not driven, in large part, by family fragmentation: crime, poverty, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school failure, mental and physical health problems.
"A great marriage is a contest of generosity"
by Carl Caton
"The most important part of your children's ministry strategy is
your marriage ministry strategy. What's yours?" MarriedPeople.org
"Every church has a marriage ministry. Some are proactive, some are
Jeff Foxworthy’s Top 10 Questions Husbands Should Never Answer
Vision Video from MarriedPeople
Churches Virtually Eliminate Divorce
It’s the dream of every pastor -- a church that virtually eliminates divorce.
by Michael J. McManus
Impossible? NO! Marriage Savers gave awards in 2002 to five diverse churches, each of which has created a congregation with a "safety net" under every marriage. In a four to six year period, they have had from zero to four divorces.
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