Is your marriage witnessing the love of Christ to the world? Do other couples ask how you exude such joy in the midst of the messiness of family life? If not, consider investing in your marriage. What is the balance in your marital piggy bank? Are you running a surplus or are you in deficit spending? An ongoing investment in your own personal healing and in building up your marriage, will yield a joyful and fruitful marital relationship.
We all bring baggage into our marital relationships from our family of origin. We are wounded people. If we have not received healing from these wounds, we operate out of these wounds when we interact with each other. Have you ever over-reacted to a situation in your marriage and later wondered why your response was so inappropriate for the situation? These over-reactions are a good indication that you are being triggered by unresolved emotional wounds from your past.
In order for a marriage to grow and thrive, we must first deal with our own emotional woundedness. Once couples receive healing individually, they are better equipped to handle the emotional stresses in their marriage and family. We want to share with you some opportunities to become the person God intends for you to be first as an individual, then together as a couple.
The events we are sharing are offered by the John Paul II Healing Center, founded by Dr. Bob Schuchts. We have attended several of their conferences and they have been transformative in our lives individually and in our marriage. We highly recommend their resources to couples. During the pandemic, these courses are for the first time being offered both onsite and online. This gives couples an unprecedented access to these events.
Two Day Equipping
Okemos, MI – September 11-12, 2020
God is equipping His Church to live more fully into the powerful Mission of Jesus Christ. In John 14:12, Jesus tells us: “He who believes in Me will do the things that I have done.”
During this dynamic training, you will be inspired to live into God’s Kingdom purpose, encounter the Father’s love, be empowered to live more fully into the graces of Confirmation, learn to hear His Voice, and learn to pray for physical healing.
Healing the Whole Person
Austin, TX: September 17-19, 2020
Experience Jesus in His mission of healing! Physical, spiritual and emotional healing, central to the Church’s life and 2,000-year tradition, come to life today. The uniquely engaging format will help you see and experience God’s healing love through teaching, prayer, personal reflection, adoration and the Sacraments.
Undone Women’s Conference
Lincoln, NE: September 24-26, 2020
Do you feel restricted and bound by the knots of sin and shame that conceal the profound beauty of your feminine heart? This three-day conference for women, through a series of talks, teachings and prayer experiences, invites you to become undone in God’s presence while deeply receiving the truth of your authentic feminine identity.
Men on Fire Men’s Conference
Lincoln, NE: October 17, 2020
Become a man “ON FIRE” for God. The Men on Fire Conference will help you live the life that God intends for you. At Pentecost, the power of the Holy Spirit propelled each of the apostles into the fullness of their destiny. St. Irenaeus once said, “the glory of God is man fully alive.” Step into your own personal Pentecost, know who you are in Christ, live into God’s purpose for your life and take back what belongs to you and God.
Unveiled: Discovering the Great Mystery in Your Marriage
Tallahassee, FL: November 5-7, 2020
Unveiled provides a vision and hope for a mutually fulfilling and intimate marriage, based on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. In this dynamic conference, you will experience renewed intimacy with your spouse (or future spouse) and gain the tools to strengthen the bonds of unity, resolve conflicts, restore passion and heal from past hurts.
For a complete list of events offered by the John Paul II Healing Center, click here.
Other ways to invest in your marriage is to pray daily together as a couple, read Scripture together, and have a weekly date night. The more you invest in your relationship, the better you are able to be a witness of the love of Christ to your family, your friends, neighbors and the world!
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16