10 September 2014
Time to talk marriage
A one-day conference for people who are passionate about promoting marriage is taking place next month, celebrating the role churches play in this union.
Talk Marriage 2014 will look at the positive impact marriage has on society and the Church, looking at ways the Church can help build these strong relationships.
The Alliance's general director Steve Clifford, along with his wife Ann, will be speaking at the conference on Tuesday, 28 October. The couple will be running a workshop on partnership within marriage.
Other workshops on the day include 'Peer ministry to marriages in difficulty or crisis' and 'Explore: Introducing young people to the value of marriage'. The organisers invite anyone involved with leading churches or marriage courses to attend.
The gathering is being held at Darvell, the home of the Christian communal living movement Bruderhof. It calls for like-minded Christians to promote the lifelong union between one man and one woman. John Fransham, pastor of Bruderhof, will speak on the day.
Other speakers include the CEO of the Ascension Trust Les Isaac, Clive and Kathy Jones, who have been involved with marriage ministry for years and Chris Ford, CEO of the charity Explore, which promotes healthy relationships to young people.
Organiser of Talk Marriage 2014 Bernard Hibbs said: "If you are inspired about helping to build strong and healthy marriages, then Talk Marriage 2014 is the event for you. There is so much that Christians and churches can be doing to support marriage, both within their congregations and in society.
"Talk Marriage 2014 will give you encouragement, ideas and networks to support this."
For more information or to buy tickets for the event, visit http://www.talkmarriage.co.uk/.