Have a fun date night and enrich your marriage! Our next FREE Marriage Enrichment Group (MEG) Date Night Events are: Friday, April 11, 7pm-9pm - Dinner Provided at April Event Friday, May 16, 7pm-9pm Friday, June 13, 7pm-9pm **These events will be held at THE PARENTING CENTER**
Come and enjoy this experience with other couples who want their marriage to grow. Be sure to register online prior to attending these FREE evenings of couple fun. We hope to see you there to enjoy learning about Marriage Enrichment Groups (MEG) and the value the MEG can be in your marriage. Please think of any couples you know in your community, congregation, or work that would enjoy being in a MEG. Forward this email to them as an invitation to join us.
Thanks for being part of a growing movement to enrich marriages. Bobbye and Britton Wood MEG Date Night Facilitators Ambassadors for Better Marriages Healthy Marriage/Healthy Families Coalition of Tarrant County
This event is sponsored by the Healthy Marriage Healthy Families Coaltion of Tarrant County, thanks to a grant from the Hudson Foundation.
(Engaged couples are welcome to participate. Participating in the Marriage Enrichment Group Date Night Event does not qualify engaged couples for the $60 discount on the marriage license. Go to www.theparentingcenter.org/empowering-families to locate the free classes that qualify for the $60 marriage license discount certificate.)
Questions about the free MEG Date Night? Call Jennifer at 817-632-5528.
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