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  • March 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM to March 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Category: Everyone

Mark your calendars! This conference will be March 4-5 in Cedar Rapids at New Life Community Church (275 West 29th Avenue, Marion, Iowa). The conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

We are pleased to announce that Pat and Cindy Sokoll will once again lead the time.

Pat and Cindy will review and expand on the “More than Married” conference that was done in 2014 in Waterloo. This popular conference was heralded by many as the most helpful marriage conference that they had attended in years. Participants in the 2016 conference will learn how to identify relationship needs such as attention, affection, and respect; learn to emotionally care for one another; strengthen oneness in spirit, soul, and body; resolve painful emotions such as hurt, anger, guilt, and communicate honestly and lovingly. Experience the marriage you've always wanted! Join us March 4-5 at New Life Community Church in Cedar Rapids.

• Identify relationship needs such as attention, affection, and respect
• Emotionally care for each other
• Strengthen one-ness in spirit, soul and body
• Resolve painful emotions such as hurt, anger and guilt
• Leave behind hurts from family- of-origin so you are free to love your spouse
• Give and receive genuine appreciation
• Communicate honestly and lovingly


Friday Evening, March 4

6 p.m.             Registration opens

7:00-9:00         Session 1


Saturday, March 5

9:00-10:30       Session 2

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-12:00     Session 3

12:00-1:30       Lunch

1:30-3:00         Session 4

3:00-3:30         Break

3:30-5:00         Session 5

Here is a list of housing suggestions that are available in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. You are responsible to make and pay for your own housing arrangements.

Bed & Breakfasts

Belmont Hill Bed and Breakfast
1525 Cherokee Drive NW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Victorian Lace Bed and Breakfast
300 East Main Street
Marion, IA 52302


Baymont Inn & Suites
1220 Park Place
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

The Best Western Longbranch
90 Twixt Town Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids

Hampton Inn and Suites
1130 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Holiday Inn Express
1230 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Homewood Suites
1140 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Quality Inn
5055 Rockwell Drive
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Pat and Cindy Sokoll

Voted as the high school sweethearts most likely to fail, Pat & Cindy have experienced 34 years of joy in marriage. Walking in relational care for each other, first by grace, and later through the discovery of several more formal relationship skills, God has graciously led them toward a greater and greater understanding of becoming "one" and seeking to bring good to His kingdom.

Pat and Cindy have 5 grown children and 7 Grandchildren. They have been working with couples and families pastorally for over 23 years.

They teach conferences, train church leadership teams and work with groups and individual couples in relationship skills and understanding. They are certified by Prepare-Enrich couple assessment and coaching tools. They are also certified through Intimate Life Ministries, Austin Texas.

“We have become convinced that most marriages, even mature Christian marriages, can still struggle to find a place of ever deepening joy and safety in their marriage relationship. We hope to equip people toward developing biblical oneness. Not just patterns of doing the right things, but walking as one flesh as God intends.”

Check out Pat and Cindy's website for more information and more of their story.

We will have childcare workers available during the conference to help with babies who come because they are still nursing.

Registration rates:

$110 per couple on or before February 22.

$130 per couple after February 22.

Registration closed on February 29.

Registration includes snacks on Friday evening, and snacks and lunch on Saturday.

Cancellations must be requested by February 29 to A $10 processing fee will be retained in the event of cancellation.



Terri Huffman