Love and Respect Marriage Conference – Part 2

We enjoyed the Love and Respect Marriage Conference. Before we went, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, because the book seemed fairly repetitive. So we weren’t sure if the conference would be the same way. Wow! It wasn’t at all. We found the live experience to be concise and amazing!

Steve felt Emerson Eggerichs was possibly the best speaker he had heard, both in the Christian and business arena. If you are familiar with Ted Talks, it was equal to and greater than those. 

The conference involved a reasonable amount of time. They packed an amazing amount of information into Friday night and Saturday morning, but the presentation riveted our attention. It was condensed and yet covered the key points, being highly practical.

This conference isn’t about breaking into small groups or couples having assignments to do together. It is all teaching time. Through out the conference we laughed, everyone else laughed, we saw husbands poking wives and smiling, and wives poking husbands and smiling.

There were 800 to 1000 in attendance at the Aurora conference, and the majority of couples were in their 20’s or 30’s although there were couples into their 60’s like Steve and me and even older.

Almost all went forward at the end to recommit their marriage to the Lord by implementing what was learned and asking forgiveness for past failures. Likely the ones who didn’t go forward weren’t going to try to move since the front filled up quickly and only the aisles were left for others.

It was clear that hearts were touched. Steve and my hearts were! After almost 43 years of marriage, we learned things that we are excited to put into practice in our marriage.

It was a simple, yet highly applicable, message that could transform a terrible marriage and energize a great one.

The proof in always in the fruit. We believe that the message was right—biblical and personal.  The fruit depends on whether those in attendance will implement it. From the stories shared, it is likely many will. That is exciting, especially with the number of young couples who were there.

Trusting in Jesus,

We had a nice dinner out after the conference.

“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to
everlasting upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children’s children.”
Psalm 103:17

6 thoughts on “Love and Respect Marriage Conference – Part 2”

  1. Thats awesome! Glad you had a great time. I am about to start reading ‘love and respect in the family’. Those TED talks can be quite good. Although I watch them with caution. Blessings Maxwells!

  2. How did you find out about the conference? Does he post an itinerary online? – Thanks


    Yes, we found the list on their website. When we looked after the conference, we only saw one live event coming up and it was soon after the one we went to.

  3. We watched the videos several years ago and really learned a lot. What a neat conference that must have been! Thank you for sharing that you could improve in your marriage. Sometimes it’s easy for us to have the impression that your family doesn’t struggle like the rest of us. Of course, I know this is not true but it still helps to hear that you have areas that can be improved!

  4. Glad to hear you had a good time and learned ways to improve your marriage. I always perceive your family as perfect, with no struggles or hardships of any kind, always a very hard notion for me personally to even try to achieve in my own life. Life does not always flow calmly for me, or my children. Your being open to sharing that you did, in fact, learn how to improve your marriage at this conference made you more “ordinary”, open, accessible for me. I appreciate that, and I realize we’re all always a work in progress to become better.

    Blessings, Mari

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