Update: Due to restrictions recently set in place related to COVID-19, we will be cancelling the session of Marriage Cafe scheduled for March 31st. Thank you to all who attended and made this event a success. As a result, we are making plans to hold this event again in the fall. Dates will be announced in April.
Registration for this event has reached its capacity.
Riverside would like to invite you to Marriage Café, a three-session marriage enrichment opportunity with a small, intimate, café-style environment. We will be meeting in the evening on the last Tuesday of every month (starting January 2020). Each evening will be hosted by a different couple, or marriage guide, who will expound on a topic or aspect of marriage from personal experience, followed by a Q&A session. We will also include time for you and your spouse to talk one-on-one. We look forward to having you join us for an encouraging and rejuvenating time of connection and fellowship with your spouse and other couples.
Our marriage guides for these events will be as follows (not necessarily in order):
Brian and Cathy Iverson - "Are you Shouldin' on me?"
Brian and Cathy Iverson have been married for 27 years. They have two sons who had moved out 2 years ago, leaving Brian and Cathy as “empty nesters.” While this new season of life has been very enjoyable for them, it has also raised awareness about the way they talked to each other. Come hear them talk about how they came to realize disrespect had crept into their relationship, and how you can seek to communicate more respectfully with your spouse as well.
David and Amanda Lewis - "Fanning the Flame"
David and Amanda Lewis have been married nearly five years. They were both widowed with young children after 7 and 10 years. As they grieved, they sought God and found comfort in Him. From the time they met and started a relationship, to their marriage 16 weeks later, and in their marriage since then, David and Amanda have sought to make God the center of their relationship and glorify him in their lives and in their marriage. Come and hear more about their love after loss, their “crock-pot” (or more like “Insta-pot”) family of eight children, and the importance of “fanning the flame” in Christian marriage.
Dean and Ginger Nelson - "Marriage Wisdom after 105 years of Marriage"
Dean and Ginger Nelson have been married a total of 105 years. After long and successful marriages, they both found themselves widowed and at the same hospice grief meeting. Out of the sorrow of their losses came joy in each other. They have been married to each other for 4-1/2 years now, and they are excited to share about their many years of experience, including the importance of communication, acceptance, and teamwork.
Free childcare is available through our RSI staff.
The registration fee covers the cost for all three evenings and is non-refundable in full or in part.