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Mad About Marriage - "Flipping the Switch"

Do you have the kind of marriage you imagined on the day you said, “I do”? Sadly, for many couples, their marital dreams don’t come true as 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce. This does not have to be your reality. Every marriage can be improved and strengthened because happily ever after is a choice.

Whether your marriage needs a little help or is doing well, this six-week marriage program can take your relationship to the next level where you will enjoy greater warmth, love and lasting happiness...and be mad about marriage again!

6-week curriculum course

This is a 6-week curriculum course designed to enrich marriages through a series of individual, relational and group
exercises. Using interviews from Lifestyle Magazine’s Mad About Marriage television series, experts join Mike & Gayle Tucker to guide couples through the following topics: Your Marriage Is Good Enough; Forgiveness; Marriage Myths; Intimacy & Desire; Love & Respect; and Commitment.

Download the bulletin insert and poster today for your church!

NCC Churches Hosting "Flipping the Switch"
If you are interested in attending at one of these locations, please contact the local church regarding registration and details.

Antioch Church
2200 Country Hills, Dr., Antioch, CA 94509 • 925-757-7337
Facilitator: Del & Mary Ellen Dunavant
FIRST SESSION: Wednesday, Nov 5 @ 7:00PM

Berkeley Church
2236 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 • 510-845-5560
Facilitator: Karen Campbell
FIRST SESSION: Wednesday, Nov 5 @ 7:00PM

Concord International Church
1655 West Street, Concord, CA 94521 • 925-676-4111
Facilitator: Pedro M Trinidad
FIRST SESSION: Tuesday, Dec 2 @ 7:00PM

East Bay Filipino-American Church
32441 Pulaski Dr., Hayward, CA 94544-8229 • (510) 324-1597
Facilitator: Esther Garcia
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Nov 15 @ 3:00 PM

Fairfield Community Church
1101 E Tabor Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533 • 707-426-6720
Facilitator: Willie Johnson & Cassie Navarro
FIRST SESSION: Thursday, Nov 6 @ 7:00PM

Fremont Church
225 Driscoll Road, Fremont, CA 94539 • 510-657-0444
Facilitator: Ron Salvador
FIRST SESSION: Monday, Nov 15 @ 7:30PM 

Grand Advent Church
360 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610-4840 • 510-452-0785
Facilitator: Richmond & Tina Glenn
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Nov 8 @ 5:00PM

Market Street Church
900 34th Street, Oakland, CA 94608 • 510-655-8700
Facilitator: Patricia Childs
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Nov 8 @ 3:00PM

Oakland Elmhurst Church
9658 Thermal Street, Oakland, CA 94605 • 510-569-4650
Facilitator: Carl & Diane Cartier, Betty Glenn, & Theresa Nervis
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Nov 15 @ 4:00PM

Pleasant Hill Church
800 Grayson Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2604 • 925-934-5803
Facilitator: Marlene Rodriguez
FIRST SESSION: Wednesday, Nov 12 @ 7:00PM

Stockton Central Church
1314 N. Madison Street, Stockton, CA 95202 • 209-465-0213
Facilitator: David Resendes
FIRST SESSION: Tuesday, Nov 11 @ 6:30PM

Stockton Filipino-American Church
1324 So. Golden Gate Blvd., Stockton, CA 95205 • 650-296-8875
Facilitator: Jorge Rios
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Dec 6 @ 3:00PM

Vallejo Central Church
1111 Colusa Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 • 707-643-6181
Facilitator: Lenson Wong
FIRST SESSION: Saturday, Nov 8 @ 2:30PM

Valley Community Church
2929 S B St, Stockton, CA 95206-3632 • 209-944-9768
Facilitator: Paula K Brown
FIRST SESSION: Wednesday, Nov 5 @ 7:00PM

Click here to view an interactive map of the host churches.

“Our work for Christ is to begin with the family in the home. ... There is no missionary field more important than this.” - Ellen White, The Adventist Home

According to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey, 84% of Americans said that having a successful marriage was very important to them. What better way for Seventh-day Adventist churches to connect with their communities than by helping couples to strengthen their marriages?

As part of the Bridges: Bay Area for Jesus initiative, the Northern California Conference hosted Mad About Marriage — an outreach effort for Oakland and the East Bay. Mike and Gayle Tucker, from the television show “Lifestyle Magazine,” conducted the award-winning seminar on Nov. 1 in Oakland. Special guests at the event were David and Tamela Mann, from the hit TBS sitcom “Meet the Browns.” 

Currently, local Oakland churches are hosting “Flipping the Switch,” a six-week small group curriculum that will build on the skills taught at the seminar. Each follow-up session will consist of a DVD presentation, discussions, and exercises. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with interested people in your community!
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