Northwest Marriage Retreat a Success

November 01, 2005 | Doug Bing

Fifty-five couples attended the one-day marriage retreat that was held Sept. 17 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Sponsored by the North Pacific Union and the Washington Conference, and planned by the North American Division family life department, this special retreat featured Willie Oliver, North American Division family ministries director, as the event moderator. Allan and Deirdre Martin, Celebration (Fla.) Church pastoral couple, and Mike and Gayle Tucker, Arlington (Texas) Church pastors, were the session presenters. Mike Tucker is also the speaker for Faith for Today. Both couples have a rich history of both pastoral ministry and family therapy.

The presentations were informational, personal and humorous as couples were drawn in by the presenters and given a picture of how to tune up and strengthen their marriages. Couples were also given exercises that enabled them to put into practice what they had just learned.

Many of the couples expressed appreciation for the opportunity to come and focus on their marriages and God’s plan for their lives.