Richardson East Church of Christ invites the community to a free Marriage Matters seminar all day Saturday, April 1, all day Sunday, April 2, and Monday evening, April 3.
Marriage takes time, effort and emotional investments. Whether a couple is dating, newly married or married for 50 years, the Marriage Matters seminar helps uncover challenges and landmines to proactively guard against. Even if you are not currently in a rough patch with your marriage, this seminar can help you improve what you have. If you are presently in a difficult place, this will be a safe and welcoming place to find out from experts specific tools stop the pain and change the trajectory for the future of your marriage and your life.
Topics include communication, unrealistic expectations, affair-proofing your marriage, loving your mate through the seasons of life, parenting, and working through the challenges of step and blended families.
Seminar leaders Jerry and Lynn Jones are graduates of multiple masters’ programs plus their own experiences and will share their tested insights into God's way of getting it right.
Sessions will be Saturday 8:30 am-4:45 pm; Sunday 8:30 am – 1:45 pm, 5:30-7:40 pm including breaks and lunch. Monday evening will be a special session for second marriages and step-families.
Meals and childcare will be provided, but registration is needed to assure enough supplies and babysitters.
Sign up through the website (www.carechurch.org) or by texting 469-865-0372 or email "marriage" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1997, fueled by a joint passion for God and ministry, Jerry and Lynn Jones conceived of Marriage Matters: A Practical and Spiritual Guide for Marriage. They had married in 1995, the second marriage for each. Jerry’s 35-year marriage ended in 1994 with the loss of his wife after a five-year battle with cancer. Lynn’s 23-year marriage ended in divorce in 1993. Seasoned by time and life experiences, Jerry and Lynn possessed a unique combination of academic and personal qualifications.
At that time Jerry had been in ministry for 35 years and had served as a minister in local work, an elder, a traveling evangelist and a university Bible professor. Academically he held two master’s degrees and a doctorate in theology. Lynn had served in children’s and women’s ministry for 20 years and had worked as a psychotherapist and university psychology instructor. Her education included a master’s degree in clinical psychology.