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Marriage Ministry - Better Together Conference

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Alfred Street Baptist Church

301 S Alfred St

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Alexandria, VA 22314

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Life is a gift enjoyed better together

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Our conference theme “Better Together” captures the essence of Ecclesiastes 4: 9 -12 cultivating a healthy and long lasting relationship that cannot be easily broken, regardless of the seasons of marriage you may go through. This dynamic conference will feature three segments:

Panel discussion – hear directly from married couples who have walked through similar journeys and can share their own personal testimonies and experiences of the techniques and tools they utilized to keep them going.

Small group discussion – choose from four small groups, based on the stage of marriage you are currently in or the topic that is most relevant and meaningful to you. It’s a great opportunity to dig deeper and learn some tips that you can use in your own marriages and also build stronger relationships with other couples.

Guest speaker - our speakers, Rev. Cynthia Turner-Wood and Rev. Jesse Wood , will closeout our conference with a powerful word from God that challenges us to live out our marriages to the glory of God.

We are excited about what God has in store and the work He will do in our marriages.

Lunch Menu:

  • Herb Crusted Baked Chicken
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Southern Style Green Beans
  • Buttered Roll and drinks
  • Vegetarian option available

Childcare services will be provided as needed for children 18 mon-4 years old

Small group discussion

Growing and raising a family is BETTER TOGETHER: During the dating stages, we have fairytale dreams about our lifetime love and what it would be like once married and for some, it would be “happily ever after”. However, once reality sets in, and children become part of marriage, we quickly realize that life would no longer be same. Starting and raising children can add stress to any marriage. One minute it's just the two of you, and the next minute there is someone else or possibly more. Raising children will bring challenges in every direction but it is always better when rearing TOGETHER.

Encountering life's highs and lows is BETTER TOGETHER: For some of us when we got married, we uttered the words, “for better or for worse”, thinking that the worse will never happen. Deep down we know that life is far from perfect but how bad can things be? When one spouse deals with life challenges (e.g. loss of a job or death in the family), or celebrate the joys of life, how it is dealt with can have lasting implications. Be rest assured that it is always BETTER when done TOGETHER.

Tackling sickness and old aging is BETTER TOGETHER: For some of us, when we said our vows, “in sickness or in health”, we all silently hoped and prayed for the better half (“in health”). However, as the saying goes, “sickness is no respecter of persons” and as such, for some couples, sickness has become the reality. Likewise, some of us are lucky to live through our senior years but how do you handle all the challenges that come with aging? No doubt, during these periods, a marriage can be stretched to the limit as both spouses must adapt to a changing landscape. Experiencing life senior moments, praying and overcoming sickness is something BETTER faced TOGETHER.

Navigating marriage in the early years is BETTER TOGETHER: While dating prior to marriage, in our minds, it is inconceivable that post marriage we will need to make any adjustments in our lives to live in harmony with our spouse. We bask in young love and just automatically expect this to flow over after we say I do, then reality sets in. The reality that we are two imperfect beings now joined figuratively at the hip now settles in and sometimes not as smoothly as we initially thought. However, the same love that brought us together should allow us to navigate these early years BETTER TOGETHER. Couples who are engaged are also welcome to attend.

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