Presented by the Charles H. Wright Museum and Marriage Resource Center

March 23-24, 2012



Opening, Rotunda, 6 p.m.

Overcomers -- For a couple that has, or is, facing great hardship yet still staying together

Most Enduring -- For a couple married at least 15 years and still passionate about one another

Against The Odds -- For a couple currently facing hardship, yet staying together in spite of it all odds

Most Bountiful -- For a couple that, together, has four (4) or more children (not to include blended marriages)

Most Romantic Proposal -- For an officially engaged couple (marriage date must be set, and location booked)

Couple of the Year – Taking into account such factors as how this couple met, how long they have been married, what they have overcome to be together; their enduring passion and the well-being/success of their children

*Winning couples will receive such prizes as a $500 Meijer gift card; an overnight stay at Best Western Sterling Inn (site of the Indoor Water Park Recreation Center); a “Marriage Bootcamp” enrichment program hosted by Songs of Solomon Marriage Ministries; a photo session with Images & Moments Photography, a one-year subscription to BLAC Detroit magazine; complimentary fine dining and more.



Opening, General Motors Theatre, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Breakout Sessions, Classrooms

A Sessions, 3 p.m.

Married with Kids (C. Ptolemy and Tosha Pruden, author, business owner and public speaker, and former staffer for U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham)

Pillow Talk: Communicating with Ease (Ron and LaShun Franklin, board president and secretary, respectively, Marriage Resource Center)

Before You Say “I Do:” For Couples with Marriage on the Horizon (Shelita Williams, author, motivational speaker and goals coach)


B Sessions, 4 p.m.

Yours, Mine, Ours and Other Blended Family Dynamics (Christina Dixon, vice chair, board of directors, Marriage Resource Center)

Money and Marriage: Making It Work for You (Earthel Parker, author, “Financial Nuggets”)

Essential Living for the Urban Single (Sabrina Jackson, PhD, founder, Sabrina Jackson Enterprises Inc.)


Finale, Multipurpose Room, 5 p.m.

Hosted by the Marriage Resource Center

*Music and ballroom dancing instruction provided by MC Jae Sweeps and DJ Red of


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