God wants your marriage to be filled with joy, peace, and excitement. Join us as we unpack how God has created men and women differently and discover a timeless biblical strategy for communicating and meeting each other’s unique needs. Whether you are seriously dating, engaged, newly married, or married for 50+ years, the Love and Respect Married Life Conference can elevate your marriage!


Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known public speaker on the topic of marriage, parenting, communication and more. Based on over three decades of counselling as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Eggerichs developed the Love and Respect Marriage Conference which he presents to live audiences around the country. This dynamic and life-changing conference is impacting the world resulting in the healing and restoration of countless relationships.

Well known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Eggerichs has spoken to audiences across the spectrum. He has spoken to NFL owners and coaches, PGA players and their spouses, and the New York Giants at their stadium in NJ. But most honoring to him was being invited by the military brass to speak to the troops in Iraq. Dr. Eggerichs has graduate degrees from Wheaton College and Dubuque Seminary and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University.

He has authored several books, including the national bestseller “Love and Respect”, which is a Platinum and Book of the Year award winner, selling over 1.6 million copies. Prior to launching the Love and Respect Conferences, Dr. Eggerichs was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, MI for nearly 20 years. Emerson and Sarah have been married for 40 years and have three adult children. He is the Founder and President of Love and Respect Ministries.


Friday, April 28

9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Conference Intro
10:30 AM Keynote – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
11:15 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Breakout Sessions
2:30 PM Breakout Sessions
4:30 PM Panel Discussion
5:30 PM Dinner – Courtyard and Gym
7:00 PM Keynote Speaker
9:00 PM Dismiss
9:15 PM Courtyard Couple Time (optional)
10:30 PM End of Night

Saturday, April 29

9:00 AM General Session
9:30 AM Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM Keynote Speaker
11:30 AM Conference Wrap-up
12:00 PM End of Conference


Friday – Lunch and Dinner

Childcare is not provided


Cost: Regular Registration – $149 per couple.
Dating, engaged and married couples are welcome.

Online registration is closed.
Walk up registration is available at the event.

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Grace Family Church
Van Dyke Campus
5101 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558