Upcoming Events

Scroll down to see all the educational marriage trainings we offer for your church, organization or business.




You will receive a confirmation email from Marriage Works MD confirming your registration.  If you have any trouble registering for the conference please contact Lori Frebert by email: lori@marriageworksmd.org or phone: 443-910-1810.  Thank you.


Sunday, April 28, 2019 - It's Okay to Be Me, Even In Marriage (See Flyer)

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This workshop is taught by Pastor Roland Coon, Calvary Church, Dover, DE. 

Some of the topics that will be discussed:

  • How you have become who you are
  • Understanding how your upbringing affects you and your marriage
  • A healthy me can produce a healthy marriage
  • We strive to fix our marriages but overlook fixing ourselves

This class is FREE to the public as an outreach of Mt. Zion UMC, but please register by
email: wjbhbmm69@gmail.com or by calling 410-914-5884.  Thank you

Childcare is being provided for this event.

Location: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1643 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD  21015


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - THE CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE OF TRUST & SEX (See Flyer)
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This workshop is taught by Pastor Norma Tilton, Marriage Educator and Pastoral Counselor. This class offers a safe place to discuss the REAL LIFE issues that many married couples face regarding TRUST and SEX.  Gain a better understanding of your partner and learn ways to ignite new passion in your marriage.
Location: Medstar—Bel Air Campus/ Large Conference Rm, 12 Medstar Blvd., Bel Air, MD.

Online registration coming in late March!!


Saturday, June 15, 2019 - LOVE THINKS/ Date-to-Mate (for Singles of all ages)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This class is taught by Norma Tilton, Marriage Educator and Pastoral Counseling, with assistance from Ivy Walker and Lori Frebert, Certified Trainers.This class is for SINGLES of All ages, we highly recommend this class.  In this class you will discover the keys to picking a life-long partner by learning how to balance strong emotions (the heart) with pertinent knowledge (the head) about your partner through the Relationship Attachment Model and this excellent training.  

Location: Medstar—Bel Air Campus/ Large Conference Rm, 12 Medstar Blvd., Bel Air, MD.



Pastor Jason Evans, Riverside Community Church - four weeks of marriage and relationship building seminars that Marriage Works did at his church in July 2014. We have done training in his church for three years in a row.  

Pastor Allan Gorman, Harford Community Church - 
a marriage advocate that highly esteems Norma Tilton, President of Marriage Works of MD, and her organization.



Upcoming Love Thinks Trainings (How NOT to Marry a Jerk or Jerkette)

We would love to partner with your church or organization to bring this much needed training to your singles and youth. 

How DO you fall in love without losing your head?  
 should I look for when choosing a life-partner?
What are the warning signs of a JERK?
Be A Detective Technique

For more information email Norma Tilton, President of Marriage Works MD at servlead@comcast.net. 
Love Thinks Brochure



Taught by: Norma Tilton, President

  • Being Intentional About Connecting
  • Fair Fighting in Relationships
  • How to Have Healthy Relationships
  • Crucial Importance of Trust and Sex
  • Making the Most of Personality Differences

For More Information: See Complete List


PREPARE/ENRICH  - Training for Pastor's/Bishops, Marriage Mentors, Foster/ Adoption Care Worksers, Deacons, etc.

Certification training offered by Erik Sundquist, CEO of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, 2227 Old Emmorton Rd., Suite 119, Bel Air, MD 21015. For dates and to register, log onto the Safe Harbor website


DivorceCare offered by Bel Air UMC - See Flyer
Located at: 21 Linwood Ave., Bel Air, MD  21014

Offered: September 13th through December 13, 2017

To Register: www.divorcecare.org


Divorce Care & Financial Workshops for the Separated and Divorced
Taught by: Phil Kotschenreuther

Meets At:

Mountain Christian Church
1824 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD  21087

Divorce Care for Adults and Children is ongoing at Mountain Christian Church, as well as other support groups for addictions and grieving. For more information visit: http://www.mountaincc.org/caregroups or contact Mary Bach at 410-877-1824

Divorce Care 4 Kids is available, Ages 5-12.

Financial Workshops for the Separated and Divorced, offered by Phil.  See Brochure 


Financial Education Workshops

Offered by APGFCU in partnership with Marriage Works MD. See our flyer on the trainings offered

  • Financial Life Skills
  • Build a Better Budget
  • Credit Finesse
  • Find Hidden Cash 


FOR MEN - Offered by Mt. Zion Church 

If you are addicted to, struggling with, dabbling in, or just want to know more about the dangers of pornography use, you are not alone. Please consider attending this powerful, encouraging, and inspiring video series - which will equip you, empower you, and give you hope in order to win this battle!

Five Sessions: 

The Mission
Battle of the Brain
Strongholds of the Enemy
The Soldier and His Armor
The Battle Plan 

These are ongoing classes being offered by:

Mt. Zion UMC - Education Bldg.
Rooms 9-10 (2nd Floor)
Contact: Rick Edwards at 410-688-1482 or r_edwards60@hotmail.com


Ongoing training offered by Mountain Christian Church

7 Steps to a Healthy Family
Based on the book, The Smart STEPFAMILY, by Ron L. Deal

For more information or to register visit: https://mountaincc.org/couples

For questions, contact Small Groups Ministry at 410-877-1824, Ex. 131.



Fireproof Home Gatherings

Offered by Pastors Neil and Norma Tilton, of Our Father's Heart. Will facilitate in churches or homes this small group interactive study based on the movie, FIREPROOF. Call 410-671-9056 for more information and cost or e-mail Norma at servlead@comcast.net

Love Thinks (formerly known as No Jerks Training)
Relationship skills training available to churches and organizations through Marriage Works. Can be taught in a one day workshop or 3 or 4 evening sessions. Several members are certified to teach this training. Contact Neil or Norma Tilton at 410-671-9056 for more information.

Emotional Connection in Marriage
Available in one or two hour formats. Taught by Erik Sundquist, LCSW-C and CEO, Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, 2227 Old Emmorton Rd., Suite 119, B el Air. To schedule a seminar e-mail eriksundquist@safeharbor1.com.

The DNA of Relationships
Dr. Gary Smalley's The DNA of Relationships is a six-week course that will challenge YOU to take personal responsibility for your feelings, words and actions in your relationships. Call 410-671-9056 for more information and cost or e-mail Norma at servlead@comcast.net

Faith Ministry Pre-Marital Counseling
Available through Word of Faith Ministry, Aberdeen, MD. For an appointment or information, contact Pastor Carol Taylor, 410-272-5173.