From This Day Forward Marriage Conference
Seattle, WA * September 17, 2005
SEATTLE, WA: Fifty-five couples attended the one day marriage conference that was held September 17, 2005 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Sponsored by North American Division Family Ministries, North Pacific Union and the Washington Conference, this special conference featured Elder Willie Oliver from the North American Division as the event moderator.
Pastor Allan Martin and his wife Deirdre along with Pastors Mike and Gayle Tucker were the session presenters. Pastor and Mrs. Martin are the pastoral couple for the Celebration Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida. Pastors Mike and Gayle Tucker are pastors of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas. Mike Tucker is also the speaker for the Television program, Faith for Today. Both couples have not only the education in Marriage and Family but also a rich history of both pastoral ministry and family therapy.
This very well attended meeting featured great presentations such as Predictors for Marital Success, The Joy of Oneness, Communication, Problem Solving, Forgiveness as well as Sexual intimacy. The presentations were both informational, personal and humorous as couples were drawn in by the presenters and given a picture of how to tune up and strengthen their marriage.
Another important part of the day was the time that each couple was given to do exercises that enabled them to place immediately into practice what they had learned. Appreciation was expressed by many couples for the opportunity to come and just focus on their marriage and God’s plan for their lives.