A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a three-stranded cord is not easily broken. 

Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Marriage Ministry at Emory aims to promote strong marital relationships between God, husband and wife.  We fellowship and have fun as a dynamic group, but stay grounded through prayer, study and fostering constructive communication.

Our VISION BOARDING event was a success! (see pictures below)

His Needs, Her Needs

We are studying the book: His Needs Her Needs; Making Romantic Love Last, by Willard F. Harley, Jr
This book has been a source of hope and guidance for countless couples, and we can't wait to share some of its key concepts with you.
Life can get pretty hectic, and it's easy to lose sight of the fundamental needs that each partner has in a marriage. "His Needs, Her Needs" offers a practical roadmap to understanding these needs and not just sustaining your relationship but making it thrive. Let's take a closer look at some of the main ideas from the book:
Understanding Your Partner's Needs: One of the first steps in building a happy marriage is getting to know and appreciate each other's unique emotional needs. Dr. Harley introduces the concept of the "Love Bank," where you can make emotional deposits to ensure your partner's needs are met.
The Top Five Emotional Needs: Dr. Harley identifies the top five emotional needs of both men and women: Affection, Sexual Fulfillment, Intimate Conversation, Recreational Companionship, and Honesty and Openness. Recognizing these needs and actively working to fulfill them is essential for a healthy and joyful marriage.
Steering Clear of Love Busters: Beyond meeting each other's needs, it's crucial to avoid behaviors that can harm your relationship. Learning about "Love Busters" can help you recognize and eliminate destructive patterns, fostering a more loving and harmonious partnership.
Building a Love Account: Think of building a strong emotional connection like saving up in a shared "Love Account." The more you invest in each other's needs, the stronger and more fulfilling your marriage will become. Dr. Harley's book offers practical strategies for making these emotional deposits.
Securing Your Marriage: Dr. Harley also discusses the importance of "affair-proofing" your marriage by making sure both partners feel valued, loved, and fulfilled within the relationship. This proactive approach is crucial for maintaining a strong bond.
Keep in mind that the goal is not just to understand the book's concepts intellectually but to put them into practice in your own marriage and commit to nurturing each other's emotional needs.

Get Ready to Ignite Your Love Story!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of love, adventure, and shared dreams? Brace yourselves for the 2024 Married Couple Vision Board Party!

🚀 Date: February 10, 2024
🌟 Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
🏰 Venue: Emory Fellowship
                  6100 Georgia Ave NW
                  Washington, DC 20011


Vision Board Crafting: We'll provide all the materials you need to create a beautiful vision board that represents your shared goals and dreams. Feel free to bring any personal mementos or photos to make your board uniquely yours.

 Refreshments: Enjoy light refreshments to keep your creative energy flowing.

Guest Speaker: We will have Karimah, from New Reflections Therapeutic Services, who will share insights on setting goals and manifesting your dreams as a couple.

Quality Time: This event is not just about creating vision boards; it's about strengthening your bond as a couple. Connect with other like-minded couples and share your hopes and dreams.

Let's make 2024 the year of love, growth, and endless possibilities for our marriages. Together, we can create a vision that leads us to a brighter future.

Please RSVP NLT Feb 8, 2024 by using the contact form below; and feel free to ask any questions you may have! 

Reset & Renew!

2024 is here, and it's going to be AMAZING! 🌟 As we bid farewell to the old and embrace the new, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt wishes for a joyous and blessed 2024. 🌟

Let's continue to nurture our relationships, strengthen our bonds, and spread love and positivity to all those around us. Together, we can overcome any challenges that may come our way and continue to be a shining example of love and commitment.

As a kick starter, New Reflections Therapeutic Services has provided a 30 day challenge to get us moving in 2024. Please see below and get ready for a deeper connections, more understanding, and endless joy.  Cheers to a year filled with love, laughter, and blessings!

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