Saturday, April 2, 2016


Opening, General Motors Theater, 11 am

·       Recitation of “Invitation to Love” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (Roosevelt Johnson and Tamela Jones)

·       Welcome (Randi Myles, Midday Host and Assistant Program Director, Praise 102.7 FM)

·       Couples ensemble dance to “Addictive Love” by BeBe and CeCe Winans  (Together As One, under the choreography of Carollette Phillips, LaShell’s School of Dance)

·       Keynote address  (Paul D. Allen, of PaJam Music Group, and Keisha Eichelberger-Allen, of  CharismaticU LLC)


Intermission, 1 p.m.


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

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

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; ceremony location should be booked)

Sexiest Couple – For that committed, eye-catching couple that, despite kids and careers and all else, still manages to keep the spark in their marriage

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

*Photography by AV Images. Winning couples will receive such prizes as Meijer gift cards, complimentary dinner for two (2 )  and more


Power Sessions, Classrooms, 3 pm

·       Session A, “The Drama Files: ICU,” (Arthur Nowlin, CEO, A.E. Nowlin & Associates; and Kim Logan-Nowlin, PhD, president/CEO, Kim Logan Communications Inc.)

·       Session B, “Bringing Sexy Back! Satisfying the Needs of Your Spouse,” (Toy Banks, founder, Better Wife, Better Life)


Panel Discussion, Rotunda: “The Art of the Marriage: Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships,” 4 pm

·       Chaired by Detroit City Councilman James Tate and Nutrena Watts-Tate, PhD; featuring former Michigan Surgeon General, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom and others


*The day concludes with an awards and a vow renewal ceremony by the Marriage Resource Center







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