There are few things more important than family. As a newly married man and father to a baby boy, I can honestly tell you that my priorities have shifted and my world has pretty much turned towards my new-found family.
The question now is, why do people take family for granted? We see the divorce rates skyrocketing to rates like never before in history.
Don’t be the statistic.
A boxer doesn’t win the fight in the ring. He wins the fight way before – in preparation. Studying his opponent, training his body, honing his mind.
Likewise, you don’t win over divorce during conflict. You win over divorce way before. Attending seminars, learning from mentors who have found success in their marriage, and identifying differences, and agreeing on all the little things.
The Pursuit of Hapeeness seminar is all about that – preparation.
First up is our very own JCI past president & senator, Dr. Cecilio Pedro. He will be talking about the most relevant topic – something to the borders of how he managed to keep up with JCI life, his family and his business at the same time.
Pastor Peter Tan-Chi and his wife will be talking about forgiveness. They say that the words “I’m sorry” bears more weight in marriage than “I love you”. Forgiveness is crucial to a mission of a lifetime of marriage.
Is it a surprise that financial problems bag the 2nd spot on why marriages end in divorce? Not really. A lot of people have problems with money as a single person. Getting married doesn’t fix that – it makes it worse. Here’s a talk on how to win over your finances in marriage.
You’d be surprised how many couples derive their roles as a husband and wife from media’s influence. We’re seeing men staying at home taking care of the kids while the wife goes out to earn a living. Here’s the thing: there are roles outlined specifically for the husband and the wife in the blueprint of our lives – the Bible. And to know what it says will pay off through a lifetime of marriage.
This is probably the best 500 peso investment you will ever make for your marriage.
See you there!