FLINT TWP. — Along with traditional flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners-for-two this Valentine’s Day, some local couples will give each other the gift of a better understanding of their emotional needs.
“Love and Respect” is the premise of a live two-day conference designed to strengthen relationships and marriages, on Feb. 13-14 at Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd.
Sponsored by the Eastern Michigan District Church of the Nazarene, the conference will be led by Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs of Grand Rapids. He is the author of several books including “Love and Respect” an award-winning bestseller about improving marriages. He also is the founder and president of Love and Respect Ministries. The Eggerichs created the Love and Respect Conference to help couples heal and restore relationships. It has been presented nationwide to live audiences and is being held in Michigan for the first time in several years, according to promoters.
Teachings are based on research which found that during marital conflict, husbands most often react when feeling disrespected and wives react when feeling unloved, according to information provided online at loveandrespect.com.
Conflict resolution and relationship building materials applies to men and women who are married, divorced, separated, dating and single.
Registration is open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis and is expected to attract many couples from out of town.
Early bird registration is $45 per person and will end Sunday, Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Thereafter, the general admission price will be $55 per person.
Registrations are being taken at www.eventbrite.com/e/love-respectlive conference-2015-flint-mi-registration 12910113497
The admission fee includes both sessions from 6:45-9:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 and 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14: Children are not allowed.
More information about the conference including the full two-day itinerary is provided on the registration site.
Copies of Eggerichs’ book, which has sold more than 1.6 million copies, also can be purchased. He will be signing copies during the conference.