Monday, March 2, 2009

Focus On Marriage Simulcast Conference

Hey Marriage Groupies,

So sorry for the long delay. I have been so swamped and blogging was the last thing I could muster up the strength to do. This, however, is something I must share.

This past Saturday, Kevin, Yadira (our really good friend and mother of our God-son Josiah) and I went to an all-day marriage conference that was simulcast in about 500 churches. Created by Focus on the Family Ministries, “Focus on Marriage: Seeing Your marriage through the Eyes of God” was shown to over 70, 000 people; couples and singles were engaged by the wonderful teachings of Gary Thomas author of “Sacred Marriage“ (To date my favorite book on the Covenant of marriage), Gary Smalley author of “Change Your Heart Change Your Life“, Beth Moore author of “Believing God“, Del Tackett author of “Truth Project“, and John Trent author of “The 2 Degree Difference.”

We know of and truly admire the two “Gary’s”, but we weren’t familiar with the other three. WHAT AN AMAZING RIDE! These five speakers, teachers, apostles - whatever you choose to call them were raw, transparent, visual and completely thorough. We walked out of there wanting more for our marriage and one another.

We covered everything from: Bringing the Kingdom in your home, being God-centered instead of spouse-centered, submission being the ability for women learning to duck so God can hit the husband, the divinity of our marriage relationship to beliefs and their power to influence us towards God’s will or the enemy’s will. Whoa!!! It was refreshing to hear perspectives from people married everywhere from 25 to 45 years.

If they do this again, and I’m sure they will, please find a local church and go. You will not leave there as when you came. With an open mind, heart and eyes, the power that only God can give and the willingness to be transformed, you won’t regret it.

There are no videos up of the conference yet, but as soon as they're available, I post them. It's an experience like no other.

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