If you could strengthen, enrich, and renew your marriage in one day, would you?
The Northwest Marriage Conference presented by WAY-FM will be on February 17th, 2018 at Living Hope Church in Vancouver. Early Registration is just $49 with lunch options available. There will be 3 main sessions as well as two breakout sessions.
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Here is more about our speakers and sessions.
Mike and Laurie Sheffield, Agape Marriage
Hosts of Agape Marriage Connection and facilitators of Re-Engage small groups, Mike and Laurie Sheffield believe that a strong marriage is at the heart of every home. With an emphasis on helping married couples form a relationship with each other through His Word, His Spirit, and His people, the Sheffield’s have helped many to reconnect, recommit, and rededicate their lives to each other through Christ. With humor and relationship banter that is both relatable and fun, Mike and Laurie bring couples together in a way that is affirming and engaging, providing them the tools they need to create a thriving marriage that will last a lifetime.
Pastor Scott LaPierre, Marriage God’s Way
Pastor and author, Scott LaPierre takes a Biblical look at marriage and the way we should act out God’s love in our relationships. From his book description: “At its best, marriage brings joys and blessings rarely seen in this life. At its worst, marriage generates pain and conflict, often because husbands and wives do not fully understand their roles and responsibilities. Scott LaPierre combines clear teaching from Scripture with practical application for daily married life to encourage, challenge, and equip you to experience a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered relationship.” Scott LaPierre is Senior Pastor of Woodland Christian Church in Woodland, WA.
Dr. Steve Stephens, Every Marriage Matters
Since 1984 Dr. Stephens has practiced as a licensed Psychologist specializing in marriage, family, stress, depression, trauma and life-adjustment issues. He also acts as a life coach to people of all ages and professions. Dr. Stephens is a popular seminar speaker who has spoken to business, non-profit, professional and church groups throughout the country. He has written over 20 books with over a million copies sold. He is a co-founder of Every Marriage Matters, Inc. He has also been on the leadership team of his local church for over 15 years. Dr. Stephens loves life and encouraging others. He also loves learning and having fun. But most of all he loves God, his wife Tami, and his three kids.
Breakout Session Topics:
Mike and Laurie Sheffield – Loving Communication in Marriage
Ever feel like talking to your husband is like talking to a brick wall? Ever wish your wife could tell you a story in far fewer words? It’s no secret, men and women communicate very differently. Let Mike and Laurie Sheffield teach you ways to communicate with compassion, empathy, and patience to build each other up in love.
Scott LaPierre - How to be the Ultimate Spouse
What can I do to make it easier to be married to me? How can I help my husband or wife to be a better spouse? Are these questions you’ve ever asked yourself? Learn what God’s Word on marriage states that we should be doing to have the marriage we desire. Scott LaPierre provides a Biblical way to refocus on the love & respect we are instructed to give our spouse and provides helpful tools and ideas to maintain the connection God intends for our marriages.
Dr. Steve Stephens – How to Effectively Parent Together When the Kids Are Driving Us Crazy!
Parenting is hard – REAL HARD! But God wants us to be fruitful and multiply. How do we parent effectively when we have differing views on discipline or resolving issues? How do we determine the best way to approach sensitive topics with our children? Learn methods for maintaining control as parents even when we are being pushed to our limit and how to stand together in unison.
Thrivent Financial - Marriage and Money
What does your faith have to do with how you manage your money? What do your spouse’s spending habits have to say about your faith and finances? Tired of disagreeing about how each of you spends money from month to month? Want a healthy, Christ-centered format for financial responsibility to last a lifetime? Let the Thrivent Financial team teach you how to do more with your money while following Christ’s example for a life of helping those in need.
Marriage Team - Conflict Resolution
Conflict is inevitable in relationships of all kinds, but it shouldn’t cause strife in your marriage. Learn ways to live together in harmony and navigate the differences of opinion that naturally pop up from time to time. Gain tools that lead to understanding your spouse’s perspective and builds the marriage foundation up while bringing you closer as a couple.
Restored and Remarried - Living in A Blended Family
Thought starting over with someone new would be a breeze? Thought your children and your spouse’s children would naturally blend together well? Feeling the strain of time management demands? Let coaches from Restored & Remarried ministry equip you for the aftermath of divorce whether just starting out in, or living the stepfamily adventure already. Take away fun, interactive, and practical resources to help your new family flourish.