Where you go, I will go, and where you will stay, I will stay.......Ruth 1:16.
The program of this highly successful event consisted of the following topics as well as personal quality time, game time and elections of a new executive;
· Theme: OVERCOMING STORMS IN MARRIAGE by guest speaker - Pastor and Mrs Mapimhidze
· Topic 1 Challenges of living with chronic conditions, Mr and Mrs Mapomba
· Topic 2 Managing childcare issues in diaspora, Mr and Mrs Simbanegavi
Pastor Mapimhidze gave couples valuable advice on overcoming storms in marriage. He said the solution lies in the following four pillars of marriage. A stong boat is needed to survive storms. Marriages should be made of strong material in order to withstand storms.
· Understand intention and emotions behind the exchange of words, we need to be careful with our choice of words. Some utterance end up being a curse on someone. Words wound and can kill.
· We trust God because he doesn’t change. Be consistent to your partner
· Partners should trust each other and be able to stand and vouch for one another
· Trust is earned but honour is given
Pastor Mapimhidze said honour isn’t earned and it should be given to spouses. Honour your spouse with your words.Train your mind to think good about your spouse. Choose your thoughts carefully. Bible says he who loves wife loves himself. By availing time for each other you give honour. Conditioning through regular communication to develop emotional attachment
Relevant verses: Ecc 4:12, Prov 12:4, Amos 3:3, Num 23:19, Heb 13:4, Phil 4:8, Gen 1:27, Eph 5:28, Prov 5:18, Prov 18:21
Many couples strongly felt their marriages had been given a face lift as a result of the presentations at the conference
Please find below links to slides for other presentations