Recently, a couple in crisis from another state called us for help. They were considering separating and maybe even divorce. Another family with a small child was about to become a statistic. They could not afford to come to Celina for a Marriage 3.0 weekend to learn how to create a successful marriage but desperately wanted to. We reached out to some of our alumni and you graciously gave enough to fly this couple to Texas.
Here is what the weekend meant to them:
“The words ‘thank you’ seem so insignificant for the impact that took place because of your willingness to answer God’s call and to help two people in trouble. Our belief in Dick and Barb’s ministry, as well as our belief that we would be forever changed because of it, is a testament of what we experienced and will continue to experience because of them. This past weekend gave us exactly what we need…hope, belief and the tools to continue the great things we learned and embraced. We will forever be grateful to you, your compassion and generosity.”
They left Celina revived, restored and renewed and as a family of three. They are celebrating Christmas together this year because some of you cared enough. Thank you for helping 24kGoldMarriage give this couple hope, healing and recovery.
We founded this ministry to provide a safe place for couples to come for marriage education, coaching and mentoring. I am sure you know others who need to learn to master the tools and attitude necessary to attract and sustain a deep, heartfelt love worth celebrating.
How can you help?
If your end of the year giving has room for $500 or more you can contribute to another family staying together. We start 2016 with seven couples looking to schedule a weekend.
Your gifts of any size are extremely important. To date most of the funding for 24kGoldMarriage has been provided by the Iveys. Family budgets are tight and many times we must scholarship those who come. We never turn anybody away.
Barb and I take nothing from your gifts. They go 100% to the support of this vital ministry that teaches couples how to “Get It Right”…one family at a time.
We are honored to serve and teach couples. We coach couples from nearly wed through divorce and remarriage. No marriage need ever fail as long as the partners are willing to learn and practice new skills.
Your donation helps us create and sustain healthy Biblical marriages. Please send your gift today – your support make a difference!
Our ministry is 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping couples prepare for marriage, thrive in it, or restore it. Mail your check today to:
24k Gold Marriage
412 W. Pecan Street
Celina, TX 75009
In His Service,
Dick Ivey, PhD
Passionate About Family Education Making New Ones Good, Good Ones Better and Bad Ones Whole
From our home to yours wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.