From This Day Forward Marriage Conference
Albuquerque, NM * March 12, 2005

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: From This Day Forward—A one day celebration of marriage commitment—came to Albuquerque, New Mexico. With rocky mountains in the background, the setting was perfect for this event at the Albuquerque Convention Center on March 12, 2005.

Couples arrived from Nevada, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico to hear dynamic and inspirational speakers Elaine & Willie Oliver from North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Family Ministries and Gayle & Mike Tucker from Faith for today.

These dedicated speakers shared themselves as they presented such topics as The Joy of Oneness, Communication, Problem Solving, Sexual Oneness and Forgiveness.

As we live in a time when marriage is being attacked on a daily basis this was truly a ‘breath of fresh air’. Couples attending this powerful marriage event gleaned new tools to strengthen their marriage relationship as they spent the day focusing on what they could do to be a better spouse. I Corinthians 13:4,7 was one of the models, “. . . love is patient, love is kind…it always protects, always trusts, always perseveres.”

Many couples renewed their marriage vows that day by saying, “We, the undersigned, as a recommitment to God and to each other, do hereby renew our marriage vows. Furthermore, we pledge to exalt the sacred nature and permanence of the marriage covenant by calling others to honor and fulfill their marriage vows.”

If you think you missed something special—you’re right! Reconnect, reenergize and recommit From This Day Forward to strengthen your marriage.

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Written by: Willie Oliver, Director of Family Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America