January 4, 2011 // Local

EWTN’s Greg and Julie Alexander to address Diocesan Marriage Conference in Fort Wayne

By Fred Everett

FORT WAYNE — The Office of Family Life will be hosting a daylong Diocesan Marriage Conference in Fort Wayne on March 12. The conference will begin with a 9 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and include four sessions with Greg and Julie Alexander of EWTN and the Alexander House Apostolate. It will conclude with a panel discussion featuring the Alexanders and Lisa Everett of the Office of Family Life. The conference will end at 4 p.m.

The Alexanders will be presenting their Enjoy Marriage Seminar on the north campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. This seminar has proved to be an effective catalyst for inspiring couples across the country to initiate positive change in their marriages.
According to Greg Alexander, this seminar is for any couple: “Whether you are engaged, have a great marriage or experiencing trouble in your marriage, you will leave with a renewed sense of hope and encouragement.”

Greg and Julie Alexander are co-founders of the Alexander House Apostolate — a Catholic, lay apostolate dedicated to proclaiming the beauty, goodness and truth of marriage. The Alexanders have presented numerous workshops, seminars and talks to thousands of participants across the country. They have appeared on various productions aired on EWTN, including as guests on “Life on the Rock” and as co-hosts of their own show, “Marriage Works in Christ.” 

The Alexanders are frequent guests on talk radio programs including Relevant Radio and various Catholic radio stations. Their breakthrough work in marriage and their story have been profiled in Patrick Madrid’s “Surprised by Truth 3,” One More Soul’s — “Sterilization Reversal Book — A Generous Act of Love,” Envoy Magazine and the Family Research Council. They have been married for 23 years, have seven children and are currently writing their first book for Servant publications.

Seminar sessions will include topics such as:
• Why it makes sense to turn to God, the Author of marriage, to rediscover His plan for a joy-filled, life-long marriage.
• The importance of forgiveness in marriage and learning a practical exercise to let go of past hurts and pains.
• Understanding your top emotional needs in a relationship and learning practical steps for meeting the needs of your spouse.
• Learning how to communicate effectively and avoiding those areas which cause additional strife in a marriage.  
• The beauty and goodness of God’s plan for sex.

For more information or to register, go to Office of Family Life at www.diocesefwsb.org or call (574) 234-0687. The early registration fee (postmarked up to Feb. 21) is $25 per person, after which it will be $30. The registration deadline is March 7. The conference fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. 

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