Christ the King Lutheran Church (CTK) will host a one-day women’s conference – Intentional Life: Living on Purpose, Through Kingdom Power and Transforming Faith – Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This conference is promoted as an event for women who desire to thrive in marriage, encounter the astonishing, live their faith large and have a blast. The idea to invite guest speakers and authors Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller to present the women’s conference was the brainchild of Dorothy Fleming of CTK. Fleming is an avid fan of the authors, and became familiar with their work through their books and spirituallyunequalmarriage.com. “Dorothy was in a group huddle with me, and God really put on her heart that she wanted to reach out to women whose husbands didn’t attend church,” said Mary Doering, CTK women’s ministry coordinator. “Dorothy was reading a book by the two authors at the time, so she contacted them. They responded that they felt that God was actually leading them to Houston – they have a huge heart for women.” Donovan and Miller are the authors of the book “Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage,” and they will present equally, and similarly engaging topics at the conference. “Am I Enough? Letting Go of Our Expectations and Clinging to God’s Explanations” will be the topic presented by Miller, who has won awards for her fiction writing, and whose devotional pieces have been featured in faith-based magazines. Donovan, a national speaker who founded and writes for the Spiritually Unequal Marriage website, will present “Who Killed Cinderella?” to unfold how God’s presence will redeem the “happily ever after” fairy tale to live in God’s presence and experience what God has in store. Registration for the conference is required. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch, and can be submitted online, mailed to CTK or paid on arrival. According to Doering, several followers of Donovan and Miller from out-of-state and from distant towns in Texas have also signed up to attend this conference. There will be a “Friday Evening Meet and Greet” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Commons and Fellowship Hall at CTK for an opportunity for interaction, prayer and to learn more about the guest speakers. “What we would like to see come out of this would be a new, local support group for women whose husbands don’t attend church,” added Doering. More information, including online registration, is available on the church’s website atchrist4u.net/intentional-life-conference. Christ the King Lutheran Church is located at 3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood; phone 281-360-7936. Photos from top: 1) Miller. 2) Donovan.

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