About Marriage Works

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About Marriage Works

  1. 1. We exist to promote life-long, healthy marriages throughcollaboration, education, and resources to restore hope and transform our community! www.marriageworksmd.org Norma G. Tilton, President
  2. 2. Back to Front Howard Magness - Higher TogetherNeil Tilton, Treasurer – Our Father’s Heart Allan Gorman, Vice President Harford Community Church Sonya Pietrogiacomo , Secretary A.P.G. Federal Credit Union Norma Tilton, President – Our Father’s Heart Marie Dekowski – St. Margaret Parrish Also, Not Shown in PictureJanice Greenwood – Harford Co. SchoolsPhil Kotschenreuther – Mountain Christian Lori Frebert – Our Father’s Heart Sheila Short – Holy Temple Michael Forestieri – Tell It Like It Is
  3. 3. Marriage Works of Harford County is a faith-based coalition that has been in existence for six (6) years. We are a cooperative effort to support marriage and family life by providing training, support, and resources to assist in premarital preparation, marriage strengthening, enrichment, family training, and other efforts to promote and maintain a
  4. 4.  Inthe next five (5) years we will raise the life long healthy marriage rate to 70% in Harford County by bringing healthy relationship building resources to teens, to couples in pre-marital situations, and to married couples. Thiswill away from shallow short-term encounters, living together arrangements, and post-marital divorce, and toward dating, engagement, marital understanding, and skills which will
  5. 5.  To promote happy, healthy marriages To champion the benefits of marriage To reduce the divorce rate in Harford County To encourage and provide premarital counseling To reduce out-of-wedlock birth
  6. 6.  Harford County Schools Harford Community College Boys & Girls Club of H.C. Harford County Court House Harford County Government Harford Community Church Saint Margaret Parish Our Father’s Heart Grace Assembly of God Mountain Christian Church APG Federal Credit Union New Hope Baptist Church
  7. 7.  Annual Marriage Conference for six (6) consecutive years Love Thinks training for middle and high school students in Harford County public schools Love Thinks training for singles of ALL ages offered to community at large Raise awareness and promote marriage through website, billboards, PSA’s (public service announcements), articles in newspapers, and premarital brochures at court house Relationship skills training Premarital counseling and assessments Counseling resources
  8. 8.  Excellent program, well organized, and very usefulIknow 10’s, if not 100’s of couples who needed to be here. When is next conference? Cost effective, great location, wonderful people, and awesome speakers.I am going to make sure my husband knows he is my hero!
  9. 9. Annual Marriage Conference featuring a Video Simulcast “Love Talk” by: Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
  10. 10. Annual Marriage Conference featuring a Live Video Simulcast “Focus on Marriage” Presented by: Focus on the Family Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010
  11. 11. Fifth Annual Marriage Conference Invest In Your Marriage Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:00 am to 3:30 pm We have held an annual marriage conference for five (5) years now and are now working on our 6th annual conference.  We are committed to creating an environment where couples can continue to learn and understand how to sustain happy, healthy marriages.
  12. 12. Enjoyed this very much!Well worth our time on a Saturday. Our marriage will be stronger and better because of today’s conference!
  13. 13. Also know as, “How Not to Marry a Jerk or Jerkette” Developed by: Dr. Van Epp We now have six (6) teachers trained and teaching Love Thinks in five (5) schools in Harford County.Janice Greenwood took the lead and followed through on thevision to see this training approved for children in the HarfordCountySchools, she is among the to do so.This is just one way Marriage Works is working hard to
  14. 14. WORLD-RENOWNED SKILLS TRAINING EXCELLENT ROADMAP for SINGLES of ALL AGES FOCUS on the RELATIONSHIP ATTACHMENT MODEL (RAM plan) LEARN to BALANCE BOTH HEAD & HEART in romantic relationships LEARN to build a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP & choose a life partner
  15. 15. R.A.M.(Relationship Attachment Model)
  16. 16. High School Diploma + Full Time Job(Over 21 before Married + Children) = 2% Chance of Poverty  Reaching our children at a young age is one of our key focus areas.
  17. 17. Will focus to learn more of my wife’s needs and strive to understand my wife and consider her more.Very Good! Praise God for Marriage Works
  18. 18.  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY HELP US TO CHANGE THE CULTURE BY STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE AND TEACHING OUR SINGLES/ YOUNG ADULTS HOW TO HAVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS!! DONATE TODAY OR MAKE A PLEDGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
  19. 19.  Check out our new website  Like Us on FacebookMarriage Works of Harford County

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