Marriage and Relationships 101

"I am excited to offer this course of how to improve our relationships. I hear of many couples wanting to understand each other better. I know of many couples who want and need the help. This class is for them.

This class is also for anyone trying to understand the opposite gender. I've heard sisters tell me this helped them understand their brothers. So while primarily a marriage class, this will help all who want to understand relationships better. This is excellent for dating couples as well. 

This class if composed of two events. "The Love Graph" and "Love and Respect" Series. 

I look forward to seeing you there. 

Pastor Jeff"

Marriage and Relationships, 101.

Part 1 by Gordon Pifher. Feb 11










Part 2 by Emerson & Sarah Eggerichs, Video Series

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 14-Mar 27

"The Love Graph" is a relational talk that Pastor Gordon Pifher presents. Gordon Pifher has done countless weddings,  marriage seminars, and premarital counseling.  He was president of Britisth Columbia Conference and Upper Columbia Conference. He now served at the North Pacific Union Conference here in Ridgecrest. He has a heart for solid, Biblical, and loving marriages. 

This informative and entertaining seminar gives practical information on understanding and improving relationship at all levels.

  • The difference between love and like
  • How do you know if you love enough to make major commitments
  • How to deal with former relationships
  • Hanging on during tough times
  • When is quitting an option
  • Secrets for “loving your enemies”
  • Secrets for loving our God

Elder Gordon Pifher will present his talks during the church service on February 11 and in the afternoon at 2-3 pm. Fireside Chapel. There is a potluck between church and the 2 o'clock meeting. Bring some food and ejoy. 

Childcare available Sabbath afternoon. 



What is Love and Respect?

The "Love and Respect" Series is a video series by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs. This series will have a video presentaiton as well as group discussion.

We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved.  We asked 7,000 people this question: when you are in a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected?  83% of the men said "disrespected."  72% of the women said, "unloved."  Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue! Read more...

This series devles deep into how husbands love their wives and how wives respect their husbands.  Testimonials on "Love and Respect" series.  
There is child care available, donations appreciated. Child care is for children between the ages of 1-10 years old. (If your child is not potty trained, we ask you keep your cell phone on, to called upon.)

Small Group DVD

The new Building Blocks DVD series provides an opportunity for couples to go deeper into the life changing principles of Love and Respect.

Each 6 week study will feature Emerson unpacking five of the principles he presents at the Love and Respect conference. The 6th session will review all the principles, helping couples retain the information and maximize the potential for positive change in their relationship.

The Building Block DVD series covers the following principles:


Week 1: Pink and Blue: Not Wrong, Just Different (39 min.)
Week 2: Hollywood or Holy Word? (25 min.)
Week 3: 80:20 Ratio (41 min.)
Week 4: Not Communication, but Mutual Understanding (33 min.)
Week 5: My Response is My Responsibility (39 min.)
Week 6: Stay the Course (25 min.)

Each DVD session begins with Emerson giving a 10-20 minute overview of the concept, followed by a short discussion time. Emerson then gives a 10-20 minute teaching on how to apply the concept to each of the 3 Love and Respect cycles (Crazy Cycle, Energizing Cycle, and Rewarded Cycle), followed by more discussion prompted by the study guide questions.

We are excited about this Building Blocks series because it offers practical ways to incorporate the Love and Respect principles into your marriage. We are confident it will help you spend less time on the Crazy Cycle and more time on the Energizing and Rewarded Cycles!