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 Insight from Amy - 
 
     People are still talking about our recent Fan the Flame event for couples.  Their evaluations drove home the point that, no matter what stage of their relationship, from engaged to seasoned veterans, there was a desire to grow closer to each other, connect more intimately, improve communication and strive to enjoy marriage as God intended.  The popular knee to knee moments provided that essential quality time that is often missing in our busy schedules. Here's a few comments:
  • Most beneficial was the couple time to discuss and pray together. Time alone was great! Thank you! - Married 23 years.
  • The reflection time with guiding questions was most valuable. I appreciated being invited to move around the room [to find a comfortable spot.] I was more comfortable talking that way. - Married 8 years.
  • We appreciate the opportunity to spend time together without interruptions!!!!! - Married 44 years
  • We obtained guidance on what to expect in our upcoming marriage. - Engaged Couple.
  • This conference has prompted us to serve others together. - Married 17 years.
These beautiful testimonials are just the glimpse into the real change that is occurring in these coupe's lives because of their commitment to their marriage - and their families. We totaled the generational impact of the 53 couples who joined us and came up with 250 children and grandchildren who will reap the benefit of their parents' love and commitment to each other. That's a lot of kids and grandkids!  

Additional high-impact programs to help families thrive are on the calendar for the coming months. Whether you're a marriage ministry leader, a parent, or an engaged couple, there's something for you.
Check out photos from the conference HERE!
Prepare - Enrich Training (7 distance learning hours)
 
Calling all counselors, pastors or church leaders interested in building a marriage ministry that includes mentoring. This one is for you!

We're holding a Prepare - Enrich Certification Workshop on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This workshop is designed to help you learn to administer the Prepare - Enrich curriculum and provide feedback to premarital and married couples . 

The registration deadline is April 12. Learn More and Register
HERE
Secret Keeper Girl: Masterpiece World Tour!

It's the mother-daughter date night to remember, and it's just in time for Mother's Day. This special event helps connect moms and their daughters (ages 7-12) as they prepare for their teenage years. Learn more and register HERE.
Preparing for Marriage - new workshop for couples!

You're getting ready for your big day!  You have the date picked out, the venue, the cup cakes, the dress, but.... oh wait....Why not take a break from all that stressful planning and join us for Preparing for Marriage - a unique one-day event offering you and your love practical, relationship tools for your marriage journey together?

Topics to be covered include Communication and Conflict Management; Family Dynamics; Sex and Affection; Setting Financial Goals; Maximizing Differences; and those all important Date Nights.

Don’t wait! Limited space is available in this one-of-a-kind class.

Learn more and register HERE or call us at 410-389-9003.
Coming Events

April - Awesome Dad Contest details announced shortly

Saturday, June 30 - Roaring 20's Garden Party and Croquet Tournament 
- Our signature great date event will return in June at the historic Carroll County Farm Museum! You won't want to miss this!  Please, mark your calendars!. Sponsorships are welcome. Register now for the early bird discount.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Fellowship Dinner - featuring special guest Dr. Jennifer Murf,  President of Millenials for Marriage. Save the date for this very important annual fundraiser
You can help MREC with your regular shopping through Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com and choosing the Marriage And Relationship Education Center Inc. as your designated nonprofit. When you do so Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to us! Just click on the image to begin helping us. 
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Marriage and Relationship Education Center
255 Clifton Boulevard, Westminster, MD
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Westminster, MD 21157

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