Married on Purpose weekend - Nov. 13 & 14

Are you Married on Purpose? Do you want to ignite the passion in your Marriage? Any couple is invited to ask these questions the weekend of Nov. 13-14, at CrossWinds Church.

The speakers for the marriage event are Dr. Mike and Lee Ann Hartwig and Mark and Jody Stevenson. Both couples have years of experience supporting and promoting healthy marriages and will be sharing that with the event’s attendees.

The Hartwig’s have a unique passion for helping people establish and maintain healthy marriages. Through the years, they have counseled hundreds of people to deepen their relationships. Mike is a nationally-known speaker with specialty in the fields of church ministry and business and was the former Project Director of the Federal Discretionary Grant known as the “Iowa Healthy Marriage Initiative.” It was designed to strengthen at-risk marriages by recruiting and training healthy couples to work with struggling couples. The Hartwigs have also received the following awards:

  • National Service Award
  • National Excellence in Parenting Award
  • Iowa Parents of the Year

The Stevenson’s have been married for over 30 years, growing through the joys and challenges of life. They have served in a number of areas in the church and were co-directors of the Okoboji Bible and Missionary Conference for over five years. They currently live in West Des Moines and use their passion for healthy marriages by operating Treasure Chest Ministries ( Through this ministry, they mentor couples, train mentors and help with marriage enrichment. Both gifted musicians, the couple will also be sharing their musical ability during the marriage weekend.

The Married on Purpose weekend will be held at CrossWinds Church Commons in Spirit Lake, IA (2805 Erie Avenue) on Friday, Nov. 13, with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dessert will be served. On Saturday, Nov. 14, the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and runs through 4:30 p.m. A lunch will be served. Total cost is $60, payable at the door, and covers the entire weekend. Financial Assistance is available.

You can pre-register for the event at or or CrossWinds Church Spirit Lake and CrossWinds Church Spencer Facebook pages.

For more information, please call Kathy Norris at 712-330-2258 or email OR call CrossWinds Church at 712-336-3537 or email

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