• 5 Day Marriage Challenge
  • Marriage Ministry Training Conference
  • Marriage Champions Gathering
  • Experts: Focus on Family Strengthening
  • Prepare-Enrich Training
  • Staying Married After Adultery
  • Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute
  • Love Reboot Weekend
  • Marriage Prayer Call

5 Day Marriage Challenge
A Partnership with Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk

It’s an oft quoted phrase that “couples who pray together stay together”. Further, couples who study the bible together or do devotions find a much deeper level of closeness together. Gary Thomas says that, “marital satisfaction is directly linked to spiritual intimacy, both with the Lord and with each other.”

SAMI is excited to announce a unique partnership with Dr. James Dobson’s organization, FamilyTalk. The 5 Day Marriage Challenge will act as a “launch pad” for couples to actively make God the center of their marriage. The Challenge will combine a 5-day broadcast series that involves different couples going through five devotionals from Dr. Dobson’s best-seller, Night Light for Couples. While the challenge will be promoted across the country, there will be a special expression in San Antonio including a “Marriage Challenge Celebration Night” – a special dinner event for couples that go through The Marriage Challenge.

Would you consider promoting the 5 Day Marriage Challenge in your church?  As you know, Dr. James Dobson is an institution in our country. This 5 Day Marriage Challenge is a unique opportunity to partner on a significant project with a valuable national ministry. Further, this allows us to activate many new family ambassadors in the city. It’s the first step in a vibrant partnership with a very significant ministry. Please consider being a part of this!

For more information, contact Nora Rodriguez at  [email protected]

We are pleased and honored to host San Antonio’s very first Marriage Ministry Training Conference on October 21!

This training conference is for church leaders (staff and volunteers), and anyone interested or involved in marriage ministry. Many of you work tirelessly to help couples. Sometimes ministry can feel lonely. We want you to know that you are not alone. There are many others in our city working in the marriage space and SAMI wants to bring you together for this great training event. We will have several of our local Marriage Ministry Experts presenting on relevant topics and offering practical ideas and resources that you will be able to immediately put into practice. You don’t want to miss this historical conference!

REGISTER TODAY! Bring your spouse. Bring your team. Bring anyone in your church who is interested in getting involved in this important ministry!

The cost is $25.00 per person ($40.00 per couple). Visit our website for more information.  Check out the conference topics, schedule, and location. You can register while you’re there.

We believe God desires to redeem and restore marriages in San Antonio by His power and for His glory! Join us on this great adventure!

Our kids nowadays are growing up in a generation where getting information is as easy as a “few clicks” of a computer mouse or a “few swipes” on a mobile phone. Everything is so easy, no need to do anything more than just turn on the computer and with a few key strokes, the whole universe opens up. Yes, very beneficial but also very dangerous!

What happens when our beloved children ask us a question that is so sexually explicit we know that the only place it could have come from was an internet source?

Our special speaker Mandy Majors, author and Executive Director of Next Talk, a non-profit dedicated to uniting parents, educators, and community to share information, effectively develop open communication in families, and learn together to safely raise the next generation in this digital world.

Don’t miss this incredibly impactful session so that you will know how to communicate with your children who are so engaged and absorbed with social media. Join us and invite other parents to attend with you to hear this discussion that will provide great insight into opening dialogue with our children. In addition, come prepared to purchase her book Talk, which addresses tough questions parents are asking about connecting with their children.

For more info on Mandy or her ministry:

Marriage Champions Gathering
16875 Jones Maltsberger Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78247

Thursday, August 17th – 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Please RSVP to Carlos Rodriguez (210) 317-1828 or [email protected]

Experts: Focus on Family Strengthening

There is a groundswell of San Antonio voices speaking to the topic of family strengthening, voices like Mandy Majors of NextTalk, Jay Heck of Being Sons, Kelly Newcom of Brave Parenting, Becca Robins of the Center for Relationship Education, Dina Alexander of Educate Empower Kids, and Janet Bonnin of Fine Tuned Families, And many of our SAMI friends have counseling or coaching practices that extend far beyond marriage.

Please join us for a special focus on family strengthening as we seek to widen our network of relationships, hear about special collaborations, and consider deeper engagement across the city.

We will also talk about a special project SAMI is serving in relationship with Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk – a “5 Day Marriage Challenge” which will launch on August 27th!

DATE: Thursday, August 17th – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: San Antonio Area Foundation 303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215

(Guest parking is available under US-281 at Pearl Parkway and Avenue B.)

Please RSVP to Carl Caton (210) 651-5050 or [email protected]

David Mace, a pioneer in marriage enrichment, once noted, “Marriage is the deepest and potentially the most gratifying of all human relationships, but it is also one of the most demanding. Unfortunately couples seldom have more preparation than a little advice from their parents and a new set of china.”

One of the greatest gifts you can give an engaged couple is a constructive marriage preparation process.  You are invited to attend a Prepare/Enrich facilitator training day held on Saturday, August 19th and led by Carlos and Nora Rodriguez, our expert P/E trainers! Prepare/Enrich is the #1 guide for helping couples explore and strengthen their relationships.  Built on a solid research foundation, it has been improved and refined over the years to become one of the best, most effective, easy-to-use relationship assessment tools available.  More than 100,000 facilitators have helped over 3,000,000 couples grow their relationships and solidify their marriages. Our presenters bring years of experience with this product and will share insight on how they use this powerful tool to help prepare couples for marriage.

If you work with couples as a staff member, pastor, or couple leader, this event will equip you to strengthen marriages in your congregation.

For more information on the training event, please contact Carlos Rodriguez at [email protected]

The Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute (BCCI) is the training organization of the Relational Impact Group. BCCI is committed to offering high quality training for individuals and groups who want to be equipped in soul care. We believe that God has designed and gifted the Body of Christ, each member with unique gifts,  to provide support and care to each other. (1 Cor. 12).

The Lord may certainly be calling you into the soul care ministry. If so, this training program is for you! This course is designed to give participants a full introduction to Biblical Counseling. If you want to learn how to overcome personal struggles and better help others in their times of struggle, then this training program is for you.

Classes are held on Monday nights from 6:30-9:30pm. If you desire to pursue certification as a Biblical Counselor, you will need to complete phase 2 and phase 3 of the program.

If you have questions, please contact Tim Russo by email at [email protected] or give us a call at 210-636-1776.

Help us bring soul care back to the local church!

Love Reboot – August 18th-20th

Love Reboot is a 3-day Intensive workshop led by Jon and Joanna Anderson for marriages in crisis. If any of these applies 1) either is considering divorce, 2) recently or currently separated, 3) recent or current affair …you need to start with the “ER” for marriages.

Jon and Joanna have worked with over 1,000 couples in at least one of these situations. The results have been many times more effective than with traditional methods. Love Reboot not only saves marriages, it provides a pathway to an even stronger and more fulfilling relationship than when you first fell in love.

During the workshop you will discover how to:

  • Heal from past hurts
  • Regain trust
  • Fall back in love or more deeply in love
  • Discover true intimacy
  • Communicate effectively and lovingly
  • Handle conflict
  • Build mutually fulfilling lives together

    Visit for more information or to register. Scholarships Available.

Marriage Mondays Prayer Call

“Marriage Mondays” are a time of prayer for the establishment of strong, healthy, stable, and godly marriages. The first Monday of every month (next month – Monday, September 11th because of Labor Day), join us for a conference call prayer time. Strong marriage and family are the foundation of a strong society. Learn more and register at

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