Fred and Carla McDougal Host FIRST LOVE Marriage Conference July 18-19, 2014

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Carla McDougal and her husband Fred will be hosting their FIRST LOVE Marriage Conference at Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford, TX, on July 18-19, 2014. The FIRST LOVE conference is designed to help couples use Biblical principles to rekindle the spark in their marriages.

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The FIRST LOVE Marriage Conference is based on the fact that a nurtured spark produces a kindled flame, which ignites a fully engaged fire.

Christian speaker and author Carla McDougal, along with her husband Fred, also a noted Christian speaker, are encouraging couples to strive for a marriage that is filled with grace, love and laughter according to Biblical precepts. Taking time to renew in love and commitment for one another is a pivotal aspect to retaining a healthy, Godly marriage; Fred and Carla are here to assist in that journey with their FIRST LOVE Marriage Conference on July 18th and 19th, 2014, in Weatherford, Texas.

FIRST LOVE is a look at marriage through a Biblical lens. With authentic and inspiring messages, Carla and Fred work together to give audiences truth and wisdom that can help them rekindle the spark in any marriage and ensure that the relationship is grounded in the Solid Rock—Jesus Christ.

"The FIRST LOVE Marriage Conference is based on the fact that a nurtured spark produces a kindled flame, which ignites a fully engaged fire," says Carla McDougal. "Our marriages are like a carefully lit fire that must be maintained and fueled by prayer, love, and self-sacrifice. The movie FIRST LOVE is shown on Friday evening to kick-start the event. FIRST LOVE’s powerful biblical message is used throughout the three sessions on Saturday."

Carla and Fred are uniquely qualified to lead these sessions. As high school sweethearts, they married thirty years ago and together raised four children. Both attended Texas A&M University where Fred received a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and Carla earned a degree in Marketing. Fred works at Anadarko Petroleum Corp as an International Drilling Operations Manager. Their lifelong relationship has helped them to understand the bumps and twists in the marriage road. Through their journey together, they have experienced God’s overflowing love, grace, and mercy. They believe that God is using their story for His glory.

Friday Night "Date Night" includes a showing of the movie FIRST LOVE which was founded by Carla's ministry, Reflective Life Ministries. On Saturday there will be three sessions focusing on the truths hidden within the movie. Fred and Carla will speak on the practical applications of these Biblical truths. FIRST LOVE was also the recipient of the prestigious christian accolade, the Dove Award.

About Carla McDougal:
Award-winning author and speaker, Carla McDougal founded Reflective Life Ministries in 2008. Her true passion is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It humbles her to realize His love, grace, and mercy go beyond her understanding. She truly believes laughter is medicine from the Lord that breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. Her latest book, My Prayer Chair, won multiple awards in 2013 and is now available in Spanish. Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston, TX area and have three sons, one daughter, and two daughters-in-"love." She smiles to think of the experiences God has allowed in her life to teach and remind her “He is in control.”

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