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Need a Marriage or Parenting Tune-Up?

If you’re near Newton (just east of Des Moines, IA) this should interest you. Here’s a link to the FB Event so you can sign up and/or communicate directly with CBF. I was just sent an email from Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, and wanted to share it with you:

We are excited to host a marriage and parenting workshop beginning Friday evening January 14th at 6:30 pm with a focus on marriage, continuing Saturday morning from 8:30 am until noon (with lunch to follow) focusing on parenting and concluding Sunday as Mark (see his bio below) will bring the morning message followed by a potluck, Q&A, and the opportunity for individual meetings with Mark after that.

Everyone is invited to join and learn together from God’s Word, and Mark’s wisdom and experience! We would love to know how many to plan for so please respond to this post or call the church with your RSVP and questions. 641-792-4650.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday, Jan 14 – Marriage
6:30 pm Welcome and introduction.
6:45 pm. Workshop around tables (1 hour). Topic: God’s design for marriage
7:45 Break
8:00 pm Workshop around tables (1 hour) Topic: Practical skills for better marriages
9:00 pm Dismiss
Saturday, Jan 15 – Parenting
8:30 am Workshop around tables (1 hour) Topics: God’s design for parenting, Role of a Parent, Life Skills
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Workshop around tables (1 hour) Topics: Majors and Minors, Chores, Finances
10:45 Break
11:00 am Workshop (1 hour) Topics: Letting Kids Fail, Natural Consequences, Enforceable Statements.
12:00 pm. Lunch
Sunday, Jan 16
10:15 am Mark preaches
11:30 am Potluck and Q & A
1:00 pm Individual Consultations

Marks Bio:
Mark Forstrom, a theology graduate of Moody Bible Institute served as a youth pastor for 31 years. In 2020 he earned his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Mark now works as a therapist at Keys to Living Christian Counseling Center in Cedar Rapids. Over his years of ministry, Mark has developed a passion for healthy families and marriages. He has conducted family workshops in Cedar Rapids, Togo, Africa, Nicaragua, and now Newton!

He and his wife Cindy have been happily married for 35 years. They have two grown daughters, who both serve the Lord overseas. Brenda, the oldest, is married and lives in Africa with her husband Tim and newborn son, Jimmy. Lexi, the youngest, teaches music at an international school in China.

Read about Mark and his thoughts on site: markforstrom.com

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