Celebrate Marriage: New Marriage e-Course Perfect Valentine's Gift and Lenten Challenge for Couples to Experience the Joy of a Strong Catholic Marriage
Contact: Greg Alexander, 210-858-6195, GregAndJulie@TheAlexanderHouse.org
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Flowers wilt, and chocolates get eaten, but marriage is forever; so why not give the gift of a happier marriage on Valentine's Day? This year, Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday, the same week we celebrate World Marriage Day, and also when Catholics begin their Lenten journey.
Although every couple envisions everlasting love when they say, "I do," life often gets in the way, according to Greg and Julie Alexander, founders of The Alexander House, a non-profit marriage ministry. Greg and Julie give 50 to 60 marriage seminars and retreats a year. "Most people tell us, 'We just want to know what to do to make our marriage work,'" Julie said. "We hear things like: 'I just don't know how to....I wish he would...I wish she would…' We give them the practical tools."
To help couples start off on the right track, or reinvigorate their marriages, they created Marriage 411: The Essential Elements of a Strong Catholic Marriage.
The Marriage 411 e-Course helps to build strong marriages in all states, from engaged couples preparing for marriage, to those experiencing difficulties, through lessons on:
- Gods Plan for Marriage
- Forgiveness and Healing
- Emotional Needs
Couples learn Catholic teachings & applications on living out marriage according to God's plan, and how to be open to this. Valentine's Day is all about love and relationships, and Lent is about faith, commitment, and sacrifice. Marriage, according to Greg and Julie, is about all of that, so now is the perfect time to give the gift of love through this eCourse.
"Every couple gets off track at some point, but we provide tools to help recapture the love you feel has been lost," Greg said. "Not only can your marriage be redeemed from most circumstances, but it can be better than you ever imagined possible."
"Julie and I recovered from the brink of divorce 19 years ago," Greg explained. "After the Holy Spirit, led us out of the desert and redeemed our marriage, we felt God calling us to help others." Since then, they've helped over 3,000 other couples. They have been married for 30 years now and have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.
Initially, they developed the Marriage 911 e-Course for troubled marriages, but they realized that many problems could be avoided if couples knew how to nurture their relationships, so they created Marriage 411.