When Marriage and Mercy Collide Conference

After 35 years of marriage, Vicki and I are convinced more than ever that God designed marriage to be one of the sweetest things on earth. But that sweetness is not automatic, because marriage – more than any other relationship – pushes to the surface and exposes our sin and selfishness in a way that can be shocking and disheartening to everyone involved.

And we certainly don’t have all the answers but God has taught us some painful and life-changing truths that were learned in the furnace of affliction and the trenches of marital conflict about how to lay a strong marriage foundation, how to solve problems biblically, and how to add the sweetness of mercy and forgiveness to your marriage.


Typical Schedule
A typical conference consists of Friday night and Saturday until about 4:00 PM but I am happy to adjust the conference to whatever serves you and your church family best. At times, churches will choose to have me stay and preach on Sunday. In those cases, I typically preach a message on forgiveness that would fit well with the marriage conference as well as serve the broader church family who did not attend the conference.

Examples of Past Conferences

Promotional Video

Booking in Advance

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Conference Guidelines

  • Be willing to cover the cost of promoting the event and take care of all registration, etc.
  • If flying, allow Brad and Vicki to purchase their own airline tickets [they don’t fly first class :)] and reimburse him for the tickets. If driving, please reimburse him for mileage
  • Cover the cost of Brad and Vicki staying in a hotel during the conference – preferably one near the church or event site, as well as one that has a breakfast and exercise room
  • Be willing to purchase, direct from the publisher (P&R), a case of Brad’s book, Gospel Treason, and then be responsible for having a table on site at the conference to sell them or make them available in your normal resource area. Typically, selling the books at $10/each will cover your cost [You can purchase a case direct from P&R by calling 1-800-631-0094, ext. 1 (Order Dept.) or email [email protected]]
  • Be willing to print outlines that correspond to each conference session in a handout or notebook format, so that registrants can track with the main points, quotes, etc. Also, have PPT available in each session that Brad can use with his talks
  • Honorarium and additional expenses will be discussed before confirming a conference date