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Guadalupe Radio Network - FM
On November 20th, we
were honored to be heard on the Guadalupe Radio Network program "Made
for Each Other" with Greg and Julie Alexander
If you listened in to
the program and would like to know more about the San Antonio Marriage
Initiative or for ways to connect, please call Carl Caton at
Upcoming Weekend to Remember
November 22 to November 24
What you and your spouse will hear during the Weekend to Remember® is the result of more than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. Our speakers will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders. We want you to leave the weekend with encouragement, hope, and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That’s why we call this a
Coming Soon to: Oak Hills Church
December 6-8, 2013
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
Making the Most of Your Marriage
Castle Hills First Baptist Church |
February 14th & 15th
A Marriage Enrichment Weekend
Featuring Dr. Charles Lowery
Castle Hills First Baptist Church will be hosting a city-wide marriage event on Valentine’s weekend, featuring the Basic Relationships course taught by Dr. Charles Lowery. CHFBC will be joining in a collective effort with the San Antonio Marriage Initiative, along with churches in the surrounding area, to help preserve and promote godly marriages throughout our city.
An attendance of 500 individuals is anticipated at The Couples Dinner, to be held Valentine’s evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Little Italy will be catering a lasagna dinner. Immediately following The Couples Dinner, Dr. Lowery will begin his first session, which covers basic relationships. The second session will continue the next morning at 8:30 a.m., February 15th. The seminar will conclude by 12:30 p.m., in time to release for lunch.
CHFBC will host a follow-up video seminar on consecutive Sundays, beginning February 16th. This video seminar is Dr. Lowery’s course, entitled “Balanced and
The cost for this marriage-enrichment weekend event is $40 per couple, which will include The Couples Dinner, Dr. Lowery’s two-day seminar, and childcare. More details and registration information will be coming soon to
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
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
San Antonio Marriage Initiative
This is your invitation to join a number
of other people who are passionate about building strong marriages in San
Antonio. Once a month, we meet to collaborate, educate, and mobilize the
local church as we work to build healthy marriages and families in our
city. For more information, call Carl Caton at 210-651-5050.
Community Marriage Policies
in San Antonio?
Getting Started in Marriage Ministry?
"Every church has a marriage ministry. Some are proactive, some are
"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
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.
The Family Research Council has released a new report entitled
"162 Reasons to Marry." Love is in the air -- for traditional marriage, that is. Dr. Patrick Fagan, director of FRC's Marriage & Religious Research Institute, says in the paper that they have come up with 162 reasons for the benefits of matrimony between a man and a woman.
How to Save the Most Distressed Marriages
by Michael J. McManus
DETROIT - Ten years ago Rita was so disgusted with Tony that she filed for divorce. Then she witnessed the impact her decision had on her daughters - who were devastated.
Couple Mentoring: How To Save Nine of Ten Troubled Marriages
by Michael J. McManus
More than 1.1 million marriages fail each year in America. For the one million children involved, the experience is absolutely shattering, whose effects often last well into adulthood.
The reason most marriages fail is selfishness. The reason the best marriages thrive is selflessness. The central issue facing American families is this: How can selfish couples be inspired to become selfless?
What Makes for a Happy Marriage?
by Larry J. Koenig, Ph.D.
CBN.com – People have different ideas about what makes a happy marriage. But, for many, the question is one they have not asked themselves. Or at least if they have, they don’t have a definitive answer in mind. So I think it’s worthwhile to look at how other people define a happy marriage.
Dr. Willard F. Harley Jr.
Long considered an authority on marriage conflict, Dr. Harley's
website highlights some of his many best selling books.
An extensive website with a wide variety of resources. Published by the USCCB.
on the Family
One of the largest and finest Christian family ministries in the
world. Website offers something for everyone including timeless
advice from Dr. James Dobson. Check out the page for husbands and
Find a Christian Counselor In Your Area
A service of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Savers® with Michael and Harriet McManus
Marriage Savers® has a program called "Marriage
Ministry" and claims a 90% reconciliation rate. A wonderful
"preventive" approach which keeps marriages healthy through key
leaders in the local church.
Dennis & Barbara Rainey
An extensive website with great resources for husbands and wives.
Family Life hosts great weekend conferences designed to enrich your
marriage. Also, check out their daily radio programs.
Healing for Troubled Marriages
Retrouvaille (a French word for Rediscovery) is a program for
marriages where divorce is being considered by one or both people. This
program saves 80% of the worst marriages. Never give up on a
marriage without considering this program..... it works!
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