On her journey of seeking God’s will, Catherine Miree, founder of Higher Heights Counseling Services, LLC, realized that she possessed a natural propensity for helping families become whole. She found two common denominators that couple in distress are missing, ‘love and respect’. This is the reason behind the ‘Higher Love & Respect’ Conference/Retreat… where couples will be able to discover a template for success in their most treasured relationship.
We talked about that template and how you can get involved here:
Pastors George Young III and First lady Denequa, shepherds over New Vision Cathedral in Chesterfield, have a heart to work with couples to strengthen their relationships. That commitment blossomed into the “Make It Last Forever” Marriage Retreat featuring power couples, Gerald and Tammi Haddon and Teddy and Tina Campbell.
I talked to all three couples about their relationships and what they’ll contribute to minister to engaged, seriously dating and married couples this Friday and Saturday.
When gospel artist Tim Bowman, Jr. married Brelyn (Freeman), never in their wildest dreams did they think that their commitment to remain virgins till they married would cause such a stir. Personally, I don’t think it would have been a stir had it not been for one thing… the “Certificate of Purity.”
I had a conversation with the newlyweds about the controversy and the beauty that has happened as a result.
What was meant to be a declaration and a testimony of faith, love and honor to God and her parents, was reposted by several national gossip blogs with a caption suggesting her “Certificate of Purity” had “gone too far.” The thousands of comments that followed stirred a furry of emotions regarding the subject of virginity and purity in today’s modern day society. Brelyn understands that people often attack what they, in fact, do not understand, and has decided to turn what was meant for their harm, and use it to share her passion for holiness to God and obedience to her parents, while showing us how God honors such a life. The Bowman’s are delighted that, through this experience, God can use their testimony as an opportunity to make Jesus famous!