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Winter Wedding? Check Out Twogether in Texas!

Winter Wedding?  Check Out Twogether in Texas!

The Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons are rapidly approaching.  Many weddings take place during this time of year because of the beautiful decorations and wintery themes.  Every week, I notice that several couples have applied for a marriage license.  That’s good, but some are missing out on a great opportunity to receive valuable information and save $60 along the way!

The Twogether in Texas marriage education workshop is recognized by the state of Texas as being a valuable tool, not only for engaged couples to start their marriage on strong footing, but for married couples to receive a refresher on making their marriage stronger.  The workshop is offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County approximately four times each year.  A November date has been set and registration is now taking place.  Here are the details:

  • What: Twogether in Texas Marriage Education workshop
  • When:  Saturday, November 21
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:15 p.m.
  • Where:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs
  • Cost: free, and lunch is provided
  • Call: 903-885-3443 to sign up by Thursday, November 19

Topics for the workshop include: 1) Marriage Expectations – what expectations do you have, either spoken or unspoken?;  2) Communication – are you an expander or a contractor?  How can you effectively use your communication style?;  3) Conflict Resolution – what are your caution flags?  How do you react during conflict?;  4) Money Management – do you really know where your money is going?  Do you know how to work as a team?;  5) Goals and Dreams – what do you want your marriage to look like 10, 20, 40 years down the road?  You can make it happen!

The workshop is fun and informative, and uses group interaction, couple time, video teaching, and discussions.  No boring stuff!  Upon completion of the workshop, couples will receive a certificate.  Engaged couples will save $60 upon applying for a marriage license when they present the certificate to the County Clerk’s office.  That’s a great incentive!


“Christmas Joys” Reminder

I attempted to remind everyone who signed up for the annual Extension “Christmas Joys” holiday program, scheduled for Monday, November 9, but some of the phone numbers were incorrect, and I left some messages.  We are expecting a full house, so if you find that you cannot attend, please call my office first thing Monday morning.  We have several on a waiting list for both sessions.

On another note, for those who are on the waiting list, I will provide a Mini “Christmas Joys” session onWednesday, November 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston.  Anyone else who would like to be added to the November 18th session may call 903-885-3443 to sign up.  This will help me adequately prepare the correct number of books and refreshments.

Thanks for supporting this festive program.  It serves as a jumpstart to my Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!


Closing Thought

Things don’t have to change the world to be important – Steve Jobs

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax

Johanna Hicks
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Family & Consumer Sciences
1200-B W. Houston
P.O.Box 518
Sulphur springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 – phone
903-439-4909 – Fax
[email protected]

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