Eleventh Annual Bryn Athyn Church

Marriage Conference 2016


The eleventh annual Marriage Conference was held on Valentine's Day weekend in Bryn Athyn, Pa. Whe had a marvelous time, as did the hundred and forty adults signed up and the forty children. Friday night there was an elegant dinner at Cairnwood Estate, with live music. Saturday offered a chance to learn, to make new connections, to laugh, to be inspired, and to spend time with friendly folks. There were three workshop slots as well as a plenary talk, snacks and on site child care. 

Each person was gifted with ten raffle tickets. The table of prizes was very enticing. Fresh eggs from our own hens, quilts, handmade bowls and mugs by Kay, Christina and Dave, paintings by Wendy, tote bags, local honey, his and her haricuts by Valley Hair, Willow tree angel, kitchen basket by Kelly, motorcycle rides from Soni, raisin bread from Sarah, apple pies from Chara and Aven, hand knot scarf and mittens, date baskets, and more. 

The theme was Gratitude and we looked at how thankfulness impacts relationships. The small groups program that many people participated in last fall enriched our workshops. 


Love for our neighbor wants to serve everyone,
and love for ourselves wants everyone to be our servants.   
Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Providence 277

Love, Lori and John Odhner