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CREATING A CHURCH STRATEGY
TO STRENGTHEN MARRIAGES
If you've ever been overwhelmed at the thought of creating and implementing a marriage ministry, you should meet Ted Lowe. Ted is the author of the just-released book "Married People: how your church can build marriages that last". This new book is a resource that we highly recommend and promises to become the "manual" for churches that desire to create a strategy for helping couples. Ted is a fun and relational guy and you'll enjoy an hour of personal interaction with one of America's leading authorities on strategies for church-based ministry to marriages.
Ted will show how the church is uniquely positioned, despite being overcommitted in time and resources, to be in the "business" of helping marriages. He will reveal a simple but effective blueprint, including practical, doable steps, for helping people build stronger marriages.
For almost 10 years, Ted Lowe directed the MarriedLife ministry at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. In 2010 he founded MarriedPeople, which is now the marriage division of Orange, dedicated to helping churches make a real difference in the lives of married people. Ted and his wife,
Nancie, live near Atlanta, Georgia. They have three children.
TED LOWE IN SAN
TWO EVENT TIMES!
Wednesday, November 5th
- 11:30am to 1:00pm
Tripoint - 3233 N. St. Mary’s
Wednesday, November 5th
- 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
TO RSVP - Call Carl
Caton at 210.651.5050 or
"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
November 6th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
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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