Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

Engaged Encounter

March 16th, 2018 No comments

Engaged Encounter at Kenbrook Bible Camp from March 16th-18th. Take a break from wedding planning and spend a weekend away with your fiancé(e)at Engaged Encounter focusing on your upcoming marriage!  Learn more about each other as you learn about communication, how to deal with stress in marriage, how to make your marriage last a lifetime, and more! 717-569-5676

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Marriage and Family Weekend

February 23rd, 2018 No comments

Marriage and Family Weekend with Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn from Feb. 23rd-25th at Ephrata Mennonite Church. Shaunti Feldhahn has identified several surprisingly simple little actions and habits that make a huge difference in your marriage.   Shaunti’s talks are packed with simple, practical truths that offer great hope. She provides rigorous research in a fun packaging, with lots of laughs, stories, and illustrations.

Friday, 7:00 p.m. // The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. // Love & Money
Regular Weekend Services // The Kindness Challenge pastoral interview

Childcare will be available Friday, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. for children in grades 4 and under. Regular Kingdom Kids ministry will be available during the regular weekend services.

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The Oxford Great Date Night

February 9th, 2018 No comments

Singer and Storyteller Mark Cable will be the featured entertainment for the Oxford Great Date Night on Friday, February 9 from 7pm-8:30pm at Penn’s Grove Middle Schoo in Oxford. Tickets can be purchased by calling 610-932-2584 or 610-932-9640. Desserts will be served during intermission.  An accomplished guitarist, Mark has released 17 CDs and has been touring fulltime for over 25 years. His insightful everyday-life songs along with his off the wall sense of humor have stirred audiences across the U. S. to laugh, to cry and to think about the things in life that matter most. The concert is being sponsored by the Oxford Ministerium.

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Marriage Encounter

February 9th, 2018 No comments

Marriage Encounter from Feb. 9th-11th at Kenbrook Bible Camp.   Marriage Encounter helps you do that as you learn about communication, how to deal with stress in marriage, how to make your marriage last a lifetime, and more!  Visit the website (, email (, or 717-569-5676 for more information or to register.

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Romantic Night Out banquet Registration

February 1st, 2018 No comments

All couples are invited to attend M & B Marriage Encounter’s annual fundraising banquet on Feb. 3rd from 6pm-9pm at Yoder’s Restaurant. Registrations are required and can be made by calling 717-284-2944. Speaker/writer Todd Wilson, who has a passion for marriage and family, will be the presenter for the evening.

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Q and A-How Can I have a healthy marriage?

February 11th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How can I have a healthy marriage?”

Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee were curious about the qualities in a relationship that built stronger marriages, so they interviewed married couples in America to find out how people defined a happy marriage. Their results were reported in the book “The Good Marriage.”

Some of those qualities included the following:

There was Respect between partners.

Each person cherishes the other.

It was a place of emotional support.

There was a feeling of safety, trust, and friendship.

There was admiration of positive qualities.

There was an ability to express positive and negative emotions.

There was a strong sense of morality.

No marriage is perfect, but they can be healthy with God’s help. We can contribute to a better marriage by honoring basic relationship-building principles in the Bible, such as being slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to becoming angry. One specific instruction for marriages in Ephesians 5 is for the husband to love their wife as himself and the wife is called to respect their husband.

In addition, forgiveness and prayer are important dynamics for building a healthy marriage in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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Dancing Your Way To A Healthy Marriage

September 18th, 2014 No comments

Dancing Your Way To A Healthy Marriage” is a 4 week marriage enrichment seminar happening this October at West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg!  Marriage and Family Counselor, Dan Lundblad, and his wife, Joan, invite you to join them in an exciting journey of enriching your marriage relationship.  In addition to seminar-format presentations and discussions, professional dance instructor Frank Hancock will teach couples the Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Cupid Shuffle and Swing!  (There will also be a catered Celebration Of Marriage Candle Light Dinner with marriage vow renewal and an evening of dancing on Saturday, November 1st at 5PM in the Blue Room.)  For registration and more information, call 717-810-7855 or go to

Tune in to WJTL’s Get Up & Go Show this week (6-9AM) for chances to call in and win free couple’s registration for the 4-week seminar!  Keep our number handy: 392-FM90.  (717-392-3690)

Laugh Your Way at LCBC Giveaways

February 21st, 2014 No comments

You can Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage with Mark Gungor  at LCBC (click here for details)!  The seminar is happening Friday & Saturday, February 28th & March 1st.

It’s a 2-day marriage event that will:

-Bring positive hope to your marriage

-Help couples better understand each other’s needs

-Rekindle romance in your marriage

Mark’s content and comedic delivery appeals widely to husbands, even those who may typically resist marriage ministry.

LIVE at the LCBC Manheim campus.  717-653-6266

Simulcast Sites: Branch Creek, Ephrata, Harrisburg, Lancaster City and York campuses.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after speakers on marriage and family in the country. Each year thousands of couples attend his Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminars. His take on marriage issues is refreshingly free of both churchy and psychological lingo. Mark is pastor of Celebration Church in Green Bay, WI. He speaks for churches, civic events, and business meetings and is even a speaker for the US Army. Mark has been featured on national broadcasts such as Focus on the Family and ABC News.

Tune in to WJTL Monday-Wednesday (February 24-26) for your chance to win free couple’s registration to the event!  (Good only at the Lancaster City simulcast site.)  Keep us on speed dial: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90) and listen for the DJs’ cues to call in and win!


Did that really happen at a Christian Conference?

September 22nd, 2011 1 comment

Yes! This really happened at a local Christian Conference.

I share the story with you now as I did earlier in the week with the listeners on our email list…

A couple of weeks ago we did a few giveaways on the air in an effort to let our listeners know about a marriage event that was happening in York.  You might not think about a contest as ministry, until you read the note we received from the church that hosted the event.

Thank you so much for supporting our event. Several attendees accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior this weekend, and at least one marriage was saved.

 We received an anonymous comment from one of the WJTL winners. This individual and their spouse are separated. They called in to WJTL to win the free registration thinking that if they won, it would be a sign from God that they should work on their marriage and not seek a divorce. The listener did win and approached their spouse about attending the event. To their surprise, the spouse agreed to go. By the end of the weekend, they viewed the event as a new beginning for their marriage.

We serve a God who uses talking donkeys, shepherds with slingshots and yes, even radio contests to reach His children.

I have received so many encouraging replies from this story.  Hundreds of WJTL listeners emailed back saying things like, “Yay God!”, “God is Awesome”, and “Praise God. Thanks for sharing.”

We have also received several testimonies from other listeners who have been impacted…

My husband also won tickets to the marriage conference from WJTL.  We have only been married 2 years, but there was still so much we gained and learned from the conference. Coincidentally, the conference took place right before our 2 year anniversary, so it was a wonderful way to celebrate 2 years of marriage and begin the 3rd with fresh direction, insight, and intentionality. It was really a beautiful experience. Thank you for all that you do on WJTL to point our lives toward our Savior. you have an amazing ministry. Keep up the great work!!

This morning we gave away tickets to this afternoon’s showing of The Confession: A Musical.  Winners had to be able and willing to attend today’s 4pm show.  The winner was very excited.  He called back a few minutes later to say, he had been so excited to be the winner, that he had forgotten to mention that today was he and his wife’s 49th Wedding Anniversary and this is what they would now be doing to celebrate.  He called winning the tickets, “A God thing!”

Thank you again for listening and supporting WJTL.  You are a big part of what God is doing in our community.