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Plenary Keynote Sessions See for session descriptions, speaker bios, and CEs.


TUESDAY, JULY 7, 6:30PM WEDNESDAY, July 8, 11:45am WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 6:30PM (P-1) WEDNESDAY, 8:45PM

Welcome How to Avoid

The Five Fireproof Diane Sollee Yes
Languages We Falling for
Marriage MSW
of Apology Can! a Jerk (or
Ministries Founder and
Gary Howard Jerkette)

Stephen and Director,
Chapman Markman John Van
Alex Kendrick Smart
PhD PhD Epp, PhD

(P-2) 8:30AM (P-3) Lunch 11:45AM (P-4) 3:45PM


Mars and
in the
John Gray
Living With Cohabitation Money Habitudes Generosity & Thrift I say a Little Prayer for You PhD

Scott Stanley, PhD, Galena Rhoades, PhD Syble Solomon, MEd Barbara Whitehead, PhD Steven Beach, PhD, Frank Finchham, PhD, Tera Hurt, PhD

(P-5) 8:30AM (P-6) Lunch 12 Noon (P-7) 4PM FRIDAY, 7:30PM (P-8)


Mating in Captivity Couples Sexual Styles Close Calls Infidelity Busting Marriage: An Inside Job
Esther Perel, MA Barry McCarthy, PhD Dave Carder, MA Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW Pat Love, EdD, Steven Stosny, PhD Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhDs

(P-9) 8:30AM (P-10) Lunch 11:45AM Marriage Rally Teach In! SATURDAY 7:30PM (P-11) Attend the Opening Night Reception
sponsored by The Marriage
CoMission, Wed, July 8, 8:30pm

Conference registration includes

all 11 Plenary Sessions (P-1 — P-11)
including lunch Thurs, Fri, & Sat, the
opening reception and film festival.
The Tues & Thurs Banquets &
Hold Me Tight II Shared Goals Boomers on the Edge Transforming Communities with Grassroots & Internet Marketing the Wed lunch require additional
payment. See pg 23.

Sue Johnson, EdD Blaine Fowers, PhD Terry Hargrave, PhD Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, Nisa Muhammad, Marc Payan

About the Conference
For Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, Clergy, Family Life Educators, Conference Co-Hosts
Lay Leaders, Social Workers, Psychologists, Policy Makers, Teachers, Judges, Assoc of Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME)
Attorneys, Family Advocates — and the Public Dibble Institute
Family Studies Center, Brigham Young University
Family Wellness Associates

Marriage, Family &

First Things First
Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc.
Intrntnl Assoc for Marriage & Family Cnslng (IAMFC)

Couples Education
IMAGO Relationships International
Life Innovations, Inc
Live the Life Ministries

offers new hope.

Marriage CoMission
Marriage Savers, Inc
Ntnl Assoc of Catholic Family Life Ministers
National Council of Family Relations (NCFR)
Ntnl Extension Relationship & Marriage Educ Network
National Institute of Relationship Enhancement
Instead of traditional therapy for struggling marriages and families – help National Marriage Project
that is too often too little and too late – this approach builds and sustains happy, National Stepfamily Resource Center
healthy marriages and families through educational programs. Based on research that PREP, Inc
has identified what makes marriage work, these programs teach couples what they Strong Marriages Florida
need to know to achieve success.
Conference Advisory Group
This is the only conference where you can train and certify to teach the Francesca Adler-Bader Howard Markman
programs and learn how to tap into community initiatives and funding. In pre and Richard Albertson Mike & Harriet McManus
post conference institutes (pgs 4 & 5), you’ll be trained by the masters – the program Julie Baumgardner Sherod & Phyllis Miller
founders. You’ll leave equipped to begin teaching courses or to use the techniques Steve & Kathy Beirne Nisa Muhammad
Jon Carlson David Olson
in your practice, community or congregation. Or, in the “TOOB/FOOB” formats, get John Crouch Mary Ortwein
teaching tips from the creators of the “teach right out of the box” programs. (See pg 3). Bill Doherty David Popenoe
George Doub Kay Reed
In workshops & keynotes, you’ll learn how to prepare newlyweds, train Lori Gordon Jim Sheridan
and recruit mentor couples, and help even the most seriously troubled couples – Scott Haltzman Rozario Slack
Rob Harrison Scott Stanley
those facing the challenges of divorce, family breakdown, parenting, remarriage,
Harville Hendrix Jana Staton
step-parenting, poverty, infidelity, domestic violence, sexual dysfunction, illness, Patty Howell Dennis Stoica
aging, and substance abuse. Look for tracks that focus on your interests at Aaron Larson Steven Stosny Pat Love Peggy Vaughan

The conference provides many opportunities to meet like- The Coalition

The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples
minded colleagues from across the country and around the world and to share ideas Education (CMFCE) serves as an information exchange
about funding, marketing, and coalition building. You’ll learn from those that have to help couples locate marriage and relationship
successfully implemented programs in churches, schools, welfare agencies, prisons, courses; to help professionals, clergy and lay educators
health settings, childbirth clinics, extension offices, fatherhood programs, military locate training programs and resources; to connect
those with an interest in the continuing development
bases, and in the workplace. of the field; to support community marriage initiatives,
legislation and research; and to promote the
You don’t have to be a mental health professional to participate. Although effectiveness of marriage-strengthening courses and
increase their availability in the community.
the conference is designed to train professionals, research shows that lay leaders,
educators and clergy can teach the courses just as well as – or better than – mental CMFCE is non-denominational, non-partisan, and non-
health providers. The courses are very effective when taught by couples – take the sectarian and is supported solely by the proceeds of the
training together! annual conference. Presenters volunteer their time to
the cause.

Even if you aren’t interested in learning to teach the courses, attend to The Coalition
learn the latest skills to strengthen your own marriage or relationship. The public is
encouraged to attend the full conference including the training institutes, the special
for Marriage,
Saturday afternoon seminars, and to browse the exciting variety of exhibits. The skills
Family and Couples
can strengthen relationships at any stage – from dating to the empty nest. And, this
Education, L.L.C.
Diane Sollee, MSW
isn’t just for the married – singles make up a large part of the audience.
Founder and Director
These are exciting and challenging times for families and those who 5310 Belt Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20015
serve them. We expect more than 2,000 conference attendees. Join in and contribute (202) 362-3332
your ideas, build on what you know, retool, and learn from the experts. You’ll return
home energized and prepared to make a difference.

Special Invited Master Sessions
Open to all attendees. Included in your conference registration.
10-11:30am 2-3:30pm 10:15-11:45am 2:15-3:45pm

201 202 301 302 401 402 501 502

Infidelity - and Marriage LINKS Marriage Internet Sex Sherod’s De-Mystifying Jealousy: Soul Healers Leaders
Forgiveness? John Van Epp Friendly Therapy Addiction Squares the Relational Untangling Training
Janis Spring Bill Doherty Mark Laaser Sherod Miller Space The Web Bev & Tom Rodgers
Hedy Schleifer Lori Gordon
10-11:30am 2-3:30pm 4-5:30pm

601 602 701 702 801 802

The Love Path Community Marriage 10 Great Dates 10 Rites of Passage Hot Latin Lovers: Latino Marriage Win Your Wife’s
Joe Beam Policies Claudia & David Arp Charles Lee-Johnson Joe Hernandez & Anna Morante Heart Forever
Mike & Harriet McManus Scott Haltzman


“ T E A C H O U T O F T H E B O X ” T O O B W O R K S H O P S AT S M A R T M A R R I A G E S !
These teach-out-of-the-box (TOOB/FOOB) workshops will be taught by the program founders. • NO additional fees – included
in conference registration (Thurs, Fri, Sat). • Kits NOT included. It is recommended, but not required, that you purchase the kits/
boxes in advance to get the most out of the training. See for schedule and to order the kits.

Basic Training Married & Active Love: What Everyone 7 Stages & The First Dance
Nisa Muhammad Loving It! Parenting Needs To Know Genograms Bill Doherty
Rozario Slack Barbara Petty Michael Popkin Pat Love & Jon Carlson Rita DeMaria Elizabeth Thomas

Money Prayer Responsible Learning Biblical Third Option Circle of

Habitudes Journal Choices Sobriety Marriage Pat Ennis Contentment
Syble Solomon Scott Stanley Natalie Jenkins Together Jim Sheridan Clarence & Ja’Ola
Bill Fals-Stewart Walker

PLUS Soul Healers Leaders Training • THRIVE • How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk • Marriage Links • 10 Great Dates
• Torn Asunder • Marriage Breakthrough • Keeping Love Alive • TIME for a Better Marriage • 12 Conversations
• For Better and For Ever • Marriage Garden • Remarriage Prep • 5 Languages of Apology • Journey to Love • Five Keys to an Incredible
Marriage • WAIT Training • ScreamFree Parenting • Couplehood as a Spiritual Path • Stepping Together for Stepfamilies • Active Parenting
of Teens • The Marriage Course • The 50 Year Plan • Why Knot? • Second Half • Active Relationships • Love Without Hurt • Fireproof

Pre-Conference Training Institutes Mon, Tues, Wed, July 6, 7, & 8: 8:30am – 5:30pm
These in-depth sessions train and qualify you to present the programs and/or use the materials and techniques in education or clinical setting.
7.5 hrs CE per day. Spouse discounts: $50 per day if taking the same institute. For clinicians, marriage educators, mentors, clergy, and the public.
Visit for agenda, materials, certification, suggested reading, and requirements.
101 Three Days – M/T/W 109 Two Days – T/W 116 Two Days – T/W – No spouse discount
PREP (new 7.0 version!) & Christian PREP Love without Hurt Boot Camp School & Youth Marriage
Howard Markman, PhD, Scott Stanley, PhD, Susan Steven Stosny, PhD Education
Blumberg, PhD, Teach the intensive 3-day camp format to CONNECTIONS – Char Kamper, MA
Natalie Jenkins reduce anger, resentment and emotional abuse and LoveU2 – Marline Pearson, MA
Teach the com- the Love Without Hurt (8-hr add-on to any course) self- We have to start with the kids! Teach the skills &
pletely revised regulation skills to make it easier to use marriage skills knowledge central to building and maintaining good
curriculum packed with interactive activities & new topics under stress. marriages. Easily adapted to classroom, church, or youth
such as personality types, stress management, mutual 110 Two Days – T/W groups. See web for three training options.
support, and love-styles along with classic PREP concepts.
Couple Communication 117 One Day – Wed • No CE • Free Admission
102 Three Days - M/T/W Sherod Miller, PhD, Phyllis Miller, PhD Fireproof Marriage Ministries – Part I (Part II Sun)
Active Relationships Teach the revised Couple Julie Baumgardner, MS, Richard Albertson, Rob
Kelly Simpson, MA, Karen Anzak Communication programs, plus CORE Harrison, Dennis
Leave equipped to teach 5 AR for singles, and the THRIVE profile to Stoica, MBA
programs – cover the life span: create Collaborative Marriages. Coach practical processes Inspired by the
Choices (pre-marital), Active Marriage, Military Life, with skill mats. Includes low-income couples. film, churches
Youth, and Singles. Plus materials to certify in 3 more. 111 Two Days – T/W across the country are launching marriage-strengthening
Spanish & Christian editions. ministries. Learn about the rich variety of affordable,
IMAGO: CASP, ImagoConnects,
103 Three Days - M/T/W mentor-based, easy-to-teach programs, & roadmaps for
and DialogFirst
Family Wellness success. (Part II #908) Plus: Gary Chapman Banquet
Harville Hendrix, PhD
George Doub, MDiv Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD Tues July 7 and Fireproof Awards Lunch: Wed July 8.
Ana Morante, MFT Coach couples using the transformative
Teach individuals, couples, & whole families the key power of Imago Dialogue and qualify to teach Couplehood
skills for healthy family life. Effective in school, military, as a Spiritual Path, the 3-hr IMAGOConnects, and
Certify to
community, faith-based, and clinical settings and with DialogFirst programs in congregation and communities. Facilitate!
multicultural, minority, and alternative families. 112 Two Days – T/W The 8 Habits of a
104 Three Days - M/T/W How to Avoid Marrying (or Dating) a Successful Marriage
Bringing Baby Home Jerk and Marriage Links
Carolyn Pirak, MSW John Van Epp, PhD FranklinCovey’s
Joni Parthemer, MEd Teach singles of all ages how to pace a relationship & Engaging and
Developed by John Gottman, BBH teaches pregnant select a life partner with the Relationship Attachment Highly Effective
and new parent couples essential skills for successful Model (RAM) and teach couples to use the RAM to stay Dr. John & Jane Covey MARRIAGE
transition to parenthood: maintaining intimacy, regulating connected & thriving. For churches, schools & bases. July 7th & 8th CURRICULUM
conflict, and understanding their baby’s cues.
113 Two Days – T/W
105 Two Days - T/W Life Coaching With Couples: The NEW Attendee Bonus! Self-certify in The 7
Habits Families, or The 7 Habits Teens curriculum.
Divorce Busting Profession
Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW Pat Williams, EdD Also, attend the 7 Habits for Families workshop on
Learn strategies to help last ditch couples heal Mike Lillibridge, PhD Saturday July 11, 2009
from infidelity, bridge sexual desire gaps, overcome Coach couples to overcome the #107 Institute registrants, contact Steve
communication barriers, and quit blaming...even if only gap between where they are and where they want to 1.800.827.1776 ext 75037 / Cell 801.842.2562
one spouse attends. be. Includes the Peoplemap Personality Assessment, or
106 Two Days - T/W demonstration, skills practice, and practice-building tips.
Mastering the Mysteries of Love 114 Two Days – T/W
Mary Ortwein, MS 10 Rites of Passage Marriage Education in Action
Teach couples of any stage or culture how to Charles Lee-Johnson, MSW Help couples master the stages of love, the missions of
understand each other, build intimacy, solve problems, Rozario Slack, DMin marriage, and celebrate the journey.
and manage conflict. Qualify to teach new 8 hr & Christian This abstinence, fatherhood and Rita DeMaria, Ph.D. offers 2 unique teach out-of-the-box relationship
education curricula for couples, educators, therapists and organizations.
formats.  Add-ons for other MML programs. marriage program teaches at-risk youth responsibility The Loving Relationships Curriculum, created by Rita DeMaria and the
Greater Philadelphia Healthy Marriage Council is also available at
107 Two Days – T/W to self, family and community with a focus on life goals.

8 Habits of a Successful Teach in communities and churches.

The 7 Stages of
Marriage 115 Two Days – T/W ".BSSJBHF&EVDBUJPO8PSLTIPQ
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A Marriage Education
Jane & John Covey, EdD, MBA FOCCUS/REFOCCUS Resource Guide
Equip couples to implement life- Lynda Madison, PhD
changing habits through simple, self-discovery activities. Bob Thome, MSW Love, Marriage &
Family Ties:
Marriage ed has never been easier, more fun or more User-friendly, self-diagnosing instru- Understanding
effective! ments for individual or group marriage prep & enrichment. Intergenerational Patterns
and Your Emotional Roots
108 Two Days – T/W Includes family-of-origin, cohabiting, remarriage, interfaith
& dual-career couples. Qualify to train others.
PREP: Winning in the Workplace
Tim Gardner, MA, DMin, Jack Myrick
Teach the proven methods of the PREP Register by May 15
program with this new curriculum created to address the
unique challenges of teaching relationship skills in the and save $50 (215) 628-2450

Sun, July 12: 8:30am – 5:30pm Post-Conference Training Institutes
These in-depth sessions train and qualify you to present the programs and/or use the materials and techniques in education or clinical setting.
7.5 hrs CE per day. Spouse discounts: $50 per day if taking the same institute. For clinicians, marriage educators, mentors, clergy, and the public.
Visit for agenda, materials, certification, suggested reading, and requirements.
901 One Day 905 One Day 908 One Day • No CE • Free Admission
Basic Training for Couples and PREPARE/ENRICH Fireproof Marriage Ministries – Part II
Singles Peter Larson, PhD Julie Baumgardner, MS, Richard Albertson, Rob
Nisa Muhammad Matthew Turvey, PsyD Harrison, Dennis
Rozario Slack, DMin Help couples prepare for or enrich Stoica, MBA
Teach Black couples and singles the benefits of marriage, their marriage with the new customized assessments Brainstorm with
and how to communicate, manage conflict, and increase (PREPARE, MC/CC, ENRICH, MATE) and feedback colleagues to sort
intimacy. Plus presentation and marketing skills. sessions using couple-strengthening exercises. Qualifies out what you’ve learned and formulate strategic plans to
902 One Day you as an instructor in 5 programs. revitalize and strengthen marriage and families in your
Strengthening Stepfamilies 906 One Day communities. (See Part I #117)
Elizabeth Einstein, MA Torn Asunder: Mending Infidelity
Help couples learn how to make their strengths
work for them using role plays, genograms,
Dave Carder, MA Turn Resentful, Angry
trail maps, and exercises to manage developmental
Teach couples groups with a structure to
stabilize marriages in the first critical 90 days; or Emotionally Abusive
milestones, conflicts, bonds and boundaries.
903 One Day
differentiate types of infidelity; start forgiveness and trust
building exercises; plus homework.
Relationships into
Couples Sexual Awareness 907 One Day
Barry McCarthy, PhD
Sex problems are the major cause of separation
Couples and Sexual Addiction Loving Ones
Mark Laaser, PhD, MDiv
and divorce in the first 4 years of marriage. Help Crucial tools for working with couples dealing Buy the book, Toob
couples develop a sexual style, eroticize their marriage,
prevent affairs, & address secrets and dysfunction.
with the pain of sexual addiction. Recognize the programs, attend the
symptoms and develop a recovery plan for the addict, Boot Camp at Smart
904 One Day spouse and couple.
Marriages or check
Hold Me Tight: EFT
Sue Johnson, EdD John Gray
Understand the exquisite logic of love – the The world’s #1-selling for year-round
concept of “effective dependency”; cycles relationship expert
Boot Camp dates. Steven Stosny, PhD
that sabotage connection; music of the dance; & how to For couples or instructors. Male-friendly, appropriate for churches.
shape conversations to foster a secure lasting bond.

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Thursday Workshops, July 9, 10–11:30am
201 Infidelity – and Forgiveness? 211 Active Parenting of Teens – TOOB
Janis Spring, PhD Michael Popkin, PhD, MEd
It takes two. Teach partners the intimate Parenting teens can stress any marriage. This video-
dance of taking responsibility, experiencing based communication/discipline program empowers
heartfelt apology, letting go of pain, and parents to help their teens (and their marriage) not
learning the lessons that will help them only survive – but thrive!
repair and grow. 212 Marriage Ministry Program
202 Marriage LINKS – TOOB* Ruth & Ralph Johnson, PhD
John Van Epp, PhD Developed in 110 parishes/churches, this highly-
LINKS (Lasting Intimacy through successful program serves youth, the engaged, and
Nurturance, Knowledge and Skills) couples while building leadership and strengthening
teaches the Relationship Attachment and energizing the church community.
Model (RAM) for maintaining intimacy, 213 5 Keys to an Incredible Marriage – TOOB
trust, sexuality, forgiveness and mutuality. Tim Gardner, MA, DMin
203 Hot Monogamy: The Sexy Brain Teach couples to remember 5 proven keys to a great,
Pat Love, EdD fulfilling marriage on one hand…and it’s guaranteed
A sexy brain is not only the cure for the lazy libido but they’ll never forget them. Faith & research-based,
it’s all you need to create an exciting love life. Learn entertaining, & interactive. Usually $29.95, free here.
the basics – the secrets of sexually satisfied couples. 214 Married and Loving It – TOOB
204 Divorce Busting Programs – TOOB Barbara Petty, PhD
Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW This 5-week, skill-based program always has full
Marriage Breakthrough & Keeping Love Alive: two classes and waiting lists. Learn what makes it so
programs to help even last-ditch couples avoid
divorce, even if only one spouse attends. Teach
successful and how to replicate it in your community. 8 Keys to Happy Families!
215 PREPARE/ENRICH: New Customized Version (Session #511)
classes or use the techniques in your practice. Peter Larson, PhD, Matthew Turvey, PsyD
205 Happy Hometown Marriage Kit Learn to use the improved online format with report
Mary Ortwein, MS for couples to keep, new profiles, workbooks, etc
Receive a free Kit and learn to mix TOOB’s, free for assessing dating, engaged, married, & remarried
materials, and the Mastering the Mysteries of Love RE couples. For clinician & lay use.
program to affordably/effectively strengthen couples 216 Strengthening Marriage in the Black
& families in small town America. Community
206 Why Singles Aren’t Marrying Diann Dawson, JD, MSW, Nisa Muhammad,
Beverly Rodgers, PhD, Tom Rodgers, PhD Patrick Patterson, MSW, MPH, Rozario Slack, DMin
Bust the myths that keep scared-silly singles stuck
Black Marriage Day, community leadership,
in unhealthy relationship patterns by equipping them
getting denominations and organizations on board,
with skills and information that will help them move
fatherhood, kids, special curricula – brainstorm ideas Scott
confidently towards marriage. for revitalizing Black marriages. MD
207 Family Wellness: Skills for Fragile Families 217 Aging and Dying Alone
George Doub, MDiv, Erin Simile Elizabeth Marquardt, MDiv
Teach skills to at-risk families – never-married, teen, Widespread divorce, remarriage, and re-divorce
single parent, stepfamily, military, those with abuse predict an era of uncertain obligation, conflicted
– to handle extraordinary challenges and move care-giving, and complicated grief for adults dealing
toward greater stability. with the aging of divorced parents and stepparents.
208 The Seven Desires of Every Heart 218 Strong Bonds: Helping Those That Serve
Mark Laaser, PhD, MDiv Scott Stanley, PhD, Michael Strohm, MDiv, MS,
All couple problems can be traced to unmet desires Howard Markman, PhD
of the heart. Identify the 7 desires in terms of Satir’s Learn how the Army is strengthening marriage,
Iceberg Model and use them to help couples reach exciting research about what works, new PTSD
deeper spiritual connection & intimacy findings, and how the research will inform future
209 The Stepfamily Journey: Not for Wimps work with young military and civilian couples.
Elizabeth Einstein, MA 219 Increase Your Website Traffic!
■ Research-based
Learn to provide couples with a trail map to master Elizabeth Thomas ■ Teach Out Of the Box
stepfamily developmental tasks. Understand 150,000 people look online for marriage help every
■ Top rated workshop
emotional baggage, bonding, loyalty, and discipline. month! Learn, in non-techie language and affordable
210 The 7 Stages of Marriage – TOOB (free!) strategies, what it takes to get your website ■ Draws full classes
Rita DeMaria, PhD ranked high – and reach them.
Give couples a roadmap to help them understand the 220 Private Fundraising 101: Beyond the Feds Barbara D. Petty, Ph. D.
journey, anticipate the stages, and succeed at the Kay Reed
mission with commitment and passion intact. Use Learn the basics for successful fundraising with Rev. Terry W. Petty
with any marriage education program. individuals and foundations: who, when, and how to
ask. Develop a strategic plan, choose your targets,
hone your message, create perpetuity.
*TOOB – Teach Out of the Box
Program. FOOB – Free Online To make registration easier, workshops are grouped by Tracks or interest areas at:
Out of Box Program. See pg 20

July 9, 2-3:30pm, Thursday Workshops
301 Marriage-Friendly Therapy 311 ScreamFree Parenting – TOOB
Bill Doherty, PhD Hal Runkel, MS, Neil McNerney, MEd
Marital therapy is a challenge. Learn Teach parents a simple method to help them
about the essential skills and values of quickly understand and master how to reduce their
a good marital therapist and about an emotional reactivity to their child’s behaviors. Based
exciting new resource for locating these on Bowenian family-systems concepts.
therapists in your community. 312 Who Am I and Who Are You?
302 Internet Sex Addiction Galena Rhoades, PhD
Mark Laaser, PhD, MDiv Learn how PREP is introducing personality testing
Porn, the #1 seller on the internet, like The Primary Colors Personality Tool to build
has become extremely damaging understanding & acceptance in marriage. Myths,
to marriage. Learn to recognize the research, and tools you can use.
symptoms and to prevent and help 313 The Third Option – TOOB
Help change the world!
overcome addiction to internet sex. Pat Ennis, MSW and a mentor couple And, get paid to do it!
303 Love Without Hurt Give couples a THIRD option – not endurance, not
Steven Stosny, PhD divorce. This enrichment/crisis group program is
Learn how to use this approach in marriage ongoing! Couples attend when and as needed. Self-
education settings to help overcome entrenched contained manual – easy to implement! HOW:
resentment, anger, verbal and emotional abuse 314 Sex and Romance in the Biblical Marriage
BEFORE you try to teach communication skills.
l Teach teens the skills needed
– TOOB for healthy relationships!
304 Sudden Impact: Help in Just 20 Minutes Hon Jim Sheridan, JD, MBA l Attend Smart Marriages
Dave Currie, PhD Scripture describes marriage as a relationship
You get stopped after a seminar and asked a between equals filled with passion and love. Learn Pre-Conference Institute #116
question by a hurting spouse. What can you do in how to put this into practice with disagreements, sex, l Apply to participate in the
just moments of ‘hit and run’ help? Learn tips for and the realities of lifelong marriage. First Comes Love program
quick, yet quality, marital education. 315 Teach Teens, Reach Parents, Change l Teach 40 teens relationship
305 The Second Half – TOOB Communities! skills by May 30, 2010
Claudia and David Arp, MSW John Van Epp, PhD, Gregg Hunter, Renee Thompson YOU’LL RECEIVE:
Teach empty nesters to reinvent their marriage, avoid Teach the PICK program to not only give teens
divorce, and make the rest the best. Great for mentor relationship skills but also to reach parents with
l $200 benchmark payment
couples to teach in church or community. Bonus a corresponding seminar and transform entire upon completion
“Dates for Empty Nesters” material. communities. Diverse & minority settings. l One curriculum of your
306 Dating and Marriage: 4 Keys to Success 316 Basic Training: Men, Women and Marriage choice plus 40 student
John Buri, PhD – TOOB workbooks ($450++)
Help singles/singles-again understand the essentials Rozario Slack, DMin, Nisa Muhammad l A warm fuzzy glow knowing
of a working partnership, myths that undermine Two straight-talking curricula developed in the the good you’ve done in
success, & tools to choose wisely. Understand crucible of the Black experience. Teach Black men your community
selfism, locus of control, & growth buds. and women the principles and skills to create and
sustain successful marriages. ACT NOW! Space is limited.
307 Reptiles in Love
Don Ferguson, PhD 317 Successful Marriage Ministries Apply at:
Normal mind/body defenses protect us in danger, but Andrew Boswell, DMin, Terry Northcutt
Too many marriage ministries burn out through
can damage intimate communication. Teach couples
to self-soothe and, then, use higher brain functioning, well-intentioned but frenzied activities. This 877-435-8033
empathy, humor, and creativity. comprehensive, lay-led approach provides services to
308 Infidelity Recovery Strategies couples at every stage and level of need. The Dibble Institute
Rick Reynolds, MSW, MPA 318 Genograms – TOOB
Learn to identify the motivations of both hurt and Rita DeMaria, PhD Funding for this project is provided by the
unfaithful spouses and help them develop empathy, Easy-to-use tools explore family patterns (cut-offs, United States Department of Health and
Human Services, Administration for Children
stop intrusive thoughts and endless questions, and legacies, addictions, etc) that influence relationships and Families: Grant 90FE0024/03
reach forgiveness and healing. plus 5 exercises to strengthen love and commitment.
309 Stepping Together for Stepfamilies – TOOB 319 Marriage Tech Boot Camp Non-profit. Research-Based.
Brian Higginbotham, PhD Marc Payan Mission Driven. Since 1996.
Learn key strategies to supplement any marriage We can’t change the world unless we reach it! Learn
education program or create a stand-alone class for to use the latest low/no cost tools to appeal to 21st
stepcouples and children. Information for work with century wired couples through Ning, Facebook,
ethnic minorities. Blogs, Twitter, Widgets, etc.
310 Love: What Everyone Needs To Know 320 Marriage Education & Health Care Reform
– TOOB Jana Staton, PhD, Patty Howell, EdM,
Pat Love, EdD, Jon Carlson, PsyD Lara Rezzarday, MPA
This engaging 23-part, DVD & research based series Marriage Education is the missing link in Health Care
provides everything you need to teach marriage from reform. Make the case to national & local leaders Teach Out of the Box
A to Z. Multi-cultural. Experience segment #1: Why with programs, resources, and research about what Program for
Program for Singles
Marriage is Worth it. can work in a health care setting.
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Friday Workshops, July 10, 10:15–11:45am
401 Sherod’s Squares 412 Domestic Violence: To Screen, Or Not To
Sherod Miller, PhD Screen? Resources for Building
Get to the heart of a relationship in two Scott Stanley, PhD, Anne Menard, Healthy Relationships
minutes with this powerful, engaging Patrick Patterson, MSW, MPH For Singles, Couples
non-verbal technique. Use in classes or That’s just one question marriage & relationship and Families
clinical settings for uncannily accurate educators must ask. How do we best protect – and
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404 Relationship Enhancement (RE) men and single fathers to a positive “readiness” view.
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406 The Essential Humility of Marriage community settings – intimacy retreats, skills, skits,
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407 Ecstasy Without Guilt that are important to Latino couples and how to add
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601 The Love Path 611 The Couple Checkup
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603 Improve Your Marriage Without Talking abuse or dangerous behavior? Learn guidelines for
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Scott Haltzman, MD 615 Active Parenting Makes Strong Marriages
Help wives become energized and find contentment – TOOB
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ideals, traditional roles, work, self, kids, and well- Parenting stresses marriage. Learn how to add
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605 Try To See It My Way marriage classes to bring couples in the door.
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Wallace Goddard, PhD, James Marshall, PhD Enrichment programs for couples and parents.
Easy to teach, innovative, flexible, FREE curriculum 617 Adoptive Parents
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Includes 6 lessons and supporting exercises. Patricia Polega
607 Sexual Bargaining: From Lysistrata to Each year, thousands of couples adopt high-risk
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Larry Little, JD to adapt marriage education to meet the special
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609 Family Expectations Kelly Roberts, MS, Scott Roby, Matthew Munyon, MS, families and
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610 Teaching Marriage to Undergrads 620 Grant Writing 101 ages and stages.
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July 11, 2-3:30pm, Saturday Workshops
701 10 Great Dates 711 Infertility: Hope and Healing
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702 The 10 Rites of Passage challenges of raising a child with special needs
Charles Lee-Johnson, MSW with the needs of their relationship using PREP
This abstinence, fatherhood and communication and problem-solving skills.
marriage education program teaches at- 713 Ethics Part II: Boundaries
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703 Helping Boomers on the Edge and how to avoid sliding down the slope into
Terry Hargrave, PhD unintended ethical violations.
Boomers face enormous challenges: caring for 714 At The Movies
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William Fals-Stewart, PhD, Gary Birchler, PhD 715 Facing Financial Hard Times Together
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705 Journey to Love for “Singles Again” team.
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706 Divorce Prevention: Controlled Separation already filed for divorce using education, team, and
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707 Blending Sexual Meanings ways to re-think cohabitation and help cohabitors
Michael Metz, PhD strengthen their relationships and families.
Heal couples fractured due to problems with male 718 Heart Rhythm Practice
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802 Win Your Wife’s Heart Forever your relationship up a notch: Relationship Roadmap,
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803 Engaged? – TOOB get past money to the real issues
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804 How To Avoid Marrying A Jerk – TOOB 814 Children of Divorce: Change Your Odds!
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805 7 Habits of Successful Families 815 The Mother-In-Law Conundrum
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806 10 Great Dates for Black Couples – TOOB 816 Love’s Cradle
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Bob Ruthazer..................... 514
Regero Sampson...............504
Richard & Elizabeth Shelly Donahue.................. 512 Gregg Hunter.....................315 Matthew Munyon...... 619, 811 Hedy Schleifer....................402
Albertson 117, 410, 803, 908 George Doub.............103, 207 Tera Hurt................... P-4, 504 Jack Myrick.......................108 Rob Scuka..........................404
Goli Amin...........................720 Elizabeth Einstein..............209, Natalie Jenkins......... 101, 618 Arthur Nielsen....................610 Hon Jim Sheridan..... 314, 419
Karen Anzak.......................102 .............................. 709, 902 Ralph & Ruth Johnson....... 212 Lief Noll..............................618 Kelly Sigler......................... 419
David & Claudia Arp..305, 701 Gena Ellis........................... 519 Sue Johnson............. P-9, 904 Terry Northcutt.................. 317 Erin Simile..........................207
Sheila & George Austin......509 Pat Ennis............................ 313 Charlene Kamper............... 116 Gary Oliver.........................420 Kelly Simpson....................102
Julie Baumgardner...P-11, 117, Tamara Fackrell.................716 Stephen & Alex Kendrick Mary Ortwein.. 106, 205, 515, Rozario & Angela Slack..... 114,
............................. 420, 908 William Fals-Stewart..........704 .............................Wed Lunch .............................. 613, 713 ............. 216, 316, 806, 901
Steven Beach..................... P-4 Don Ferguson...........307, 403 David Kimmel.....................609 Jay Otero...........................609 Doug Snyder......................508
Joe Beam.................. 407, 601 Frank Fincham...........P-4, 610 Ron & Tina Konkin.............808 Joni Parthemer..................104 Syble Solomon...........P-3, 812
Anne & Brian Bercht..........608 Bryan Fischer..................... 418 Mark Laaser.....208, 302, 907 Patrick Patterson...... 216, 412 Janis Abrahms Spring........201
Rich Bernstein.................... 415 Alexandra Flecky................720 Alicia La Hoz...................... 417 Marc Payan.............. P-11, 319 Scott Stanley.............P-2, 101,
Gary Birchler......................704 Blaine Fowers.................. P-10 Jay & Laura Laffoon...........614 Marline Pearson................. 116 ...................... 218, 412, 504
Lorraine Blackman.............616 Jeff Fray.............................420 Peter Larson.....215, 611, 905 Esther Perel.............. P-5, 408 Jana Staton............... 320, 718
Susan Blumberg........101, 712 Frank Fuentes.................... 417 Charles Lee-Johnson 114, 702 Barbara Petty.....................214 John Stemberger............... 418
Janette Borst, MS..............610 Ted Futris...........................719 Mike Lillibridge................... 113 Carolyn Pirak......................104 Dennis Stoica....117, 620, 908
Andrew Boswell................. 317 Tim Gardner.............. 108, 213 Larry Little.........................607 Patricia Polega................... 617 Steven Stosny...........P-7, 109,
Leanne Braddock...............815 Andrea Gibbs.....................816 Pat Love... P-7, 203, 310, 603 Michael Popkin..........211, 615 .............................. 303, 603
Elaine & Hal Braff............... 510 Wally Goddard...........606, 719 Lynda Madison................... 115 Don & Angie Power............ 516 Michael Strohm..................218
John Buri...........................306 Lori Gordon........................501 Howard Markman..... P-1, 101, Durelle Price......................805 Carri & Gordon Taylor........409,
Dave Carder..... P-6, 708, 906 Ed & Rhonda Gray.............. 513 ......................................218 Merrilie Rackham...............615 .............................. 518, 809
Jon Carlson............... 310, 612 John Gray....... Thurs Banquet Rick Marks......................... 516 Elsie Radtke.......................706 Mitch Temple..................... 813
Ryan Carlson......................619 Maureen Griner..................710 Elizabeth Marquardt...........217 Christie Rayburn................ 817 Elizabeth Thomas......219, 405
Montse Casado-Kehoe...... 711 Keith Hackett,....................810 James Marshall.................606 Kay Reed................... 116, 220 Renee Thompson...............315
Gary Chapman Tues Banquet Scott Haltzman 511, 604, 802 Barry McCarthy.........P-5, 507, Jennifer Reid...................... 617 Bob Thome........................ 115
Gil Coleman........................ 517 Terry Hargrave P10, 406, 703 .............................. 807, 903 Rick Reynolds,...................308 Melodie Tucker,.................. 415
Nate Cottle......................... 617 Steven Harris.....................520 Dan McMannis...................718 Lara Rezzarday..................320 Matthew Turvey.......215, 420,
John & Jane Covey............107 Rob Harrison..............117, 908 Mike & Harriet McManus..418, Galena Rhoades.........P-2, 312 ...............................611, 905
Dave Currie...............304, 817 Alan Hawkins,....................716 ..................................... 602 Tom Rinkoski.....................714 John Van Epp........... 112, 202,
John Curtis........................ 717 Susan Heitler......................505 Neil McNerney................... 311 Kelly Roberts......................619 ...................... 315, 419, 804
Andrew Daire.....................520 Harville Hendrix & Helen Anne Menard..................... 412 Katherine Robredo.............710 Erik Vecere......................... 414
Diann Dawson....................216 LaKelly Hunt.......P-8, 111, 118 Michael Metz............ 507, 707 Scott Roby.........................619 Clarence & Ja’Ola Walker... 416
Rita DeMaria....210, 318, 517, Joe & Michele Hernandez 506, Linda and Robert Miles......715 Bev & Tom Rodgers..........206, Michele Weiner-Davis....... P-6,
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Rolando Diaz-Loving.......... 417 B. Janet Hibbs....................605 ............................. 401, 503 Rob Ruhnke....................... 413 Barbara Dafoe Whitehead.. P-3
Don Dinkmeyer.................. 612 Brian Higginbotham...........309 Suzanne Mitchell................ 811 Hal Runkle.......................... 311 Pat Williams....................... 113
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INSTITUTES 100’s, pg 4 Stanley, Rhoades: Perel: Mating in Captivity Sue Johnson: Hold Me Tight POST-CONFERENCE
Living With Cohabitation McCarthy: Couples Sexual Styles INSTITUTES 900’s, pg 5
Pre-Conference Banquet:
Gary Chapman 10–11:30am 1.5 hr CE 10:15–11:45am 1.5 hr CE 10–11:30am 1.5 hr CE Exhibits are open during
5 Languages of Apology WORKSHOPS 200’s, pg 6 WORKSHOPS 400’s, pg 8 WORKSHOPS 600’s, pg 10 conference hrs, Wed - Sat
Tues, July 7, 6:30pm 2 hr CE •••
11:45am–1:45pm 1.5 hr CE 12noon–2pm 1.5 hr CE 11:45–1:45pm 1.5 hr CE
Visit the Poster Sessions
in the Exhibit area Wed - Sat
Stephen & Alex Kendricks Whitehead: Generosity & Thrift Weiner-Davis: Infidelity Busting Fowers: Shared Goals
Fireproof Marriage Ministries Solomon: Money Habitudes Dave Carder: Close Calls Hargrave: Boomers on the Edge
Marriage Film Festival Tues - Sat
Wed, July 8, 11:45am
2–3:30pm 1.5 hr CE 2:15–3:45pm 1.5 hr CE 2–3:30pm 1.5 hr CE
5:30–6:30pm Watch Conference videos on
WORKSHOPS 300’s, pg 7 WORKSHOPS 500’s, pg 9 WORKSHOPS 700’s, pg 11
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Book Signing/Meet the Authors PLENARY (P-4) PLENARY (P-7) SEMINARS 800’s, pg 12 •••
Beach, Finchham, Hurt: Love, Stosny: 2009 Impact Award winners:
6:30pm, Wed 1.75 hr CE I Say a Little Prayer for You Marriage: An Inside Job
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Sollee: Welcome 5:15pm Networking Meetings Exhibits/Book Signing Exhibits close 7pm •••
Markman: Yes We Can! Exhibits/Book Signing Dinner on your own Dinner on your own
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6pm Jewish Sabbath Service Mass 5:45pm
8:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION list at the registration desk
7pm 2.5 hr CE 7:30pm 2.5 hr CE 7:30pm 2 hr CE and use the message boards
8:45pm Singles Only Seminar
BANQUET PLENARY (P-8) PLENARY (P-11) Marriage Rally! to meet with people from
John Van Epp 1.5 hr CE
John Gray: Mars and Venus in the Hendrix & Hunt: Baumgardner, Muhammad, Payan: your area or who share
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general information There is so much conference information we can’t fit into this brochure!
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Hotel - Reserve Today!! The Shingle Creek Resort, location of all conference
events, offers $115 single/double conference rates – based on availability.
Reservations: 866-996-6338 or 407-996-9939. Rates in effect July 2 - 15.
Enjoy this luxury hotel with great dining, golf, tennis, pools & spa and a short
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Augustine (America’s oldest city) and side trips to Miami, the Everglades, or
the Keys. See web for details.
Register by May 15 and Save $50 and you are guaranteed all your
Rental Car conference discounts: Avis 800-331-1600 #D086788. first session choices!
Discounts apply June 29 - July 19 – see the sights!
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to the correct address.
MFT? Social Worker? Counselor? Psychologist? CFLE?
OR register by mail or fax:
Up to 64 hrs CE! n Make checks payable to CMFCE. ($55 charge for returned checks.)
See CMFCE Tax ID #52-1991725
for accreditation details. n Payment in full by check or credit card, in US funds, MUST accompany
registrations. Registrations without payment or workshop selections will be
CE Procedures held at the registration desk and processed on-site, at the on-site rate.
Evaluate the conference and print your Certificate on-line
n Registrations online, via mail, express mail, or fax must be received by
immediately following the conference. CE Certificates and
noon, July 1. Or, register on-site on a space-available basis.
Certificates of Attendance are included in the Conference
registration fee—there is no additional CE certification charge. n Admission Badges with workshop assignments and conference information
will be mailed by June 25 to those with a US mail address. Badges of late
registrants, incomplete registrations, and those outside the US will be held
What’s Included: If you are registered for the Conference, you are registered for pick-up at the CMFCE registration desk.
for 11 plenary sessions that feature 22 keynote presenters including the
opening keynote and reception 6:30pm Wed night, 3 lunch keynotes (Thurs, Spouse Discounts: To qualify, each spouse must submit a completed regis-
Fri, & Sat), and the Fri night Imago & Sat night Marketing keynotes. You do tration form with session selection numbers; include each other’s names on
not need to select these keynotes on your registration form, it’s automatic. If forms in the space provided; and submit both forms together with one com-
you register for only one day, you are registered for the keynotes on that day bined payment. One spouse registers at regular rate, 2nd spouse takes the
including the lunch and evening sessions on Fri & Sat. Wear your badge for discount. To qualify for Institute Spouse Discount, both spouses must attend
admission. The Tues (Gary Chapman) & Thurs (John Gray) Banquets and the the same institute.
Wed Fireproof Luncheon require registration and an additional fee.
Student Discounts: To qualify, must be registered in a full-time degree pro-
Recordings: Workshop and keynote sessions are recorded and are available gram and a copy of your current fee statement MUST accompany your reg-
on CD, DVD, and MP3, and are on sale at the conference and on the website.
istration or you will be charged the regular rate. No exceptions. If you register
Institutes are not recorded. Personal recorders are not permitted in any sessions.
online, you must fax your fee statement within 72 hrs. Spring 2009 graduates
CE does not apply to recordings. See pg 9.
also qualify. Excludes 1-day registrations, banquets and institutes.
Jewish Sabbath Service: Fri, 6pm.
20% Group/Team Discounts: Register 4 from an organization & a 5th attends
Catholic Mass: Sat, 5:45pm. FREE. Each person must complete a registration form with the 5 forms submitted
together. Only the 5th person who is taking the free registration should complete
The public – both couples and singles – are encouraged to attend the
the group discount section on the form, listing their name and the names of the
4 persons who qualify them. No cancellations or refunds; substitutions only.
Singles: Attend the Singles Seminar and get an early start at Smart Networking! Excludes banquets & institutes.
1.5hrs CE. Wed 8:45pm. Included in conference registration. Just show up.
ONLINE registration is available for group, spouse, and student discounts.
Networking: Make connections and build coalitions. Check the list of
registrants by state & city at the registration desk. Use the message boards to Note: There are no scholarship, MFT Intern, or foreign discounts.
meet with people from your region or who share your interests – i.e., Oregon
or Ohio, Stepfamilies or Mentors. Check onsite for additional networking Cancellation: Requests must be made in writing and received by June 5, for
events and locations. full refunds less a $60 processing fee. Refunds mailed by August 30.
Morning Roundtables: Thurs, Fri & Sat: 7:30-8:15am. To include:
Latino, Military, Family Ministry, CMPs, African American, Asian,
Attendees with Disabilities: Be sure to mention any accessibility issues
when making hotel reservations.
Divorce Legislation, Sexuality, Refugees, School/Youth. Bring coffee &
a bagel and meet others that share your interests.
Tracks: Overwhelmed trying to select workshops? We’ve organized them by
topic: i.e., Clinical, Sex, Stepfamilies, Mentors, Infidelity, Abuse, Parenting,
Thurs Networking Meetings 5:15pm: Strong Marriages Florida,
Fatherhood, Youth, African American, FUN, Singles, Tools and Skills, etc.
Health Care Settings, Internet Bootcamp
Marriage Film Festival: Tues July 7 – Sat July 11. Included in confer-
See Frequently Asked Questions
ence registration. Your badge is your ticket. See
and onsite packets for locations and schedule.
and be guaranteed your first session choices!
Online Registration is fast, secure, and accurate – we won’t have to read your writing so you’ll get the right sessions; your name will be spelled
correctly on your badge; and we’ll mail it to the right address. Badges mailed two weeks before the conference. One person per form whether
registering online, by fax, or by mail. Online: at
(with Credit Card)
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City___________________________________________ State ___________ Zip ______________ Country ________________ (with Credit Card or check)
Note: Registrations—online, mailed, express-mailed
(__________ )____________________________________ (_________ )________________________________________________
or faxed—must be received by noon, July 1. If you
Cell (include area & country codes) Other Phone
can’t make this deadline, do NOT send your registra-
Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ tion. Register, instead, on-site on a space-available
basis. Do not both mail and fax/email your form
q Vegetarian meals This is my first Smart Marriages Conference q Yes q No —you will automatically be charged twice.

General Conference Registration Select Sessions!!! Session selections must be listed by 3-digit number (ex-
Wed, July 8, 6:30pm - Sat, July 11, 10pm: ample #109) and payment included, for your registration to be complete. Registrations
without session selections will be held at the conference to be completed on a session-
includes 11 plenary sessions (22 keynotes), available basis. Badges will not be mailed to those with incomplete registrations. If pay-
6 workshops, 1 seminar, & 3 Lunches (Thurs, Fri, & Sat) ment is received after the May 15 cut-off date, the higher rate will apply.
Fill in the 3-digit Session
Check Boxes & CIRCLE Amounts Received by After Pre-Conference Institutes: (Pg 4) Numbers: Example: #109
May 15 May 15
3 day 101–104 Mon, Tues & Wed _________
Regular $365 $415
2 day 105–116 Tues & Wed _________
Spouse* $265 $315
Student** $265 $315 1 day 117 Wed _________
Group*** (5th person registering for Free) $0 $0 Post-Conference Institutes: (Pg 5)
-OR- 1 day 901–908 Sun _________
q Daily Rate includes keynotes and lunch on that day
(check ONE q THURS q FRI or q sAT) $195 $215 Workshops: (Pgs 6–11) 1st Choice 2nd Choice

Total A: $___________ Thursday Morning: 201–220 _________ _________

Spouse, student & group rates apply to full conference only. Thursday Afternoon: 301–320 _________ _________
Friday Morning: 401–420 _________ _________
Pre & Post Conference CIRCLE AMOUNTS
Training Institutes *(Spouse discount rate with Friday Afternoon: 501–520 _________ _________
a regular price registration, if
attending same institute only.) Saturday Morning: 601–620 _________ _________
With Full Without Full
Conference Conference
Saturday Afternoon: 701–720 _________ _________
Pre-Conference Institutes: *(Spouse) *(Spouse)
Seminars: (Pg 12)
q 3-Day 101–104 (M/Tu/W) $405 ($255) $555 ($405)
Saturday: 4–5:30pm 801–818 _________ _________
q 2-Day 105–116 (Tu/W) $270 ($170) $370 ($270)
q 1-Day 117 (W) $0 ($0) $0 ($0)
*Spouse Discount Registrants must each complete a separate registration form. Submit together with
Post-Conference Institutes: one type of payment to qualify for discount. EACH must PRINT their spouse’s first & last name here:
q 1-Day 901–907 (Sun) $135 ($85) $185 ($135)
*My Spouse’s name:
q 1-Day 908 (Sun) $0 ($0) $0 ($0)
**Students: Current school fee statement MUST accompany registration form. (See pg 22)
Total B: $___________
***Group free registrant MUST print your name here:
And the names of the four registrants that qualify you for the group discount here:
BANQUETS Buy your tickets here. Or, you can also add tickets
for guests who are not attending the conference.
Gary Chapman
The Five Languages of Apology • Tues, July 7
#____________tickets @ $39 = $_____________
Mars and Venus in the Bedroom • Thurs, July 9 Requests for refunds must be made in writing, mailed, emailed or faxed and received by
#____________tickets @ $39 = $_____________ June 5, and are subject to a $60 processing fee. Refunds will be mailed by Aug 30.

AWARDS LUNCH • Payment in full, in US funds, MUST accompany registrations.
Stephen & Alex Kendrick, Fireproof Directors/Producers
• Make checks or money orders payable to CMFCE Conference. ($55 charge for returned checks)
Strengthening Marriage One Church at A Time • Wed, July 8

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