Our 3rd annual WEDx event was to encourage, support and inspire marriages in our church family and wider community.
WEDx began as a way to provide honest conversation and practical advice at the culmination of the “Marriage, Sex + Divorce” sermon series in the winter of 2014-15.
In the style of TEDx Talks, local speakers are invited to share from their area of expertise on important topics common to most marriage relationships. Live music, multimedia, audience polls, giveaways, and dessert are enjoyed throughout the evening as well.
2017 WEDx Talks
The Sex Starved Marriage
with Dr. Michele Weiner-Davis
Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW is the Director of The Divorce Busting® Center in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of eight books including, HEALING FROM INFIDELITY, and the best-selling, DIVORCE BUSTING and THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE. Michele’s TEDx talk on The Sex-Starved Marriage has had more than 2 million views. She has received several prestigious professional awards for her contribution to the field of marriage and family therapy. Michele and her husband, Jim, have been married for 40 years.
with Dr. Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Boulder. He is also an Ordained Presbyterian Pastor who served at First Pres for 17 years. He counsels individuals and couples using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Gary also facilitates Hold Me Tight™ Couples Workshops in the Boulder/Denver area. He and his wife Cynthia live in Lafayette and have two grown children.
Keep Parenting Out of the Bedroom
Deb Rubin, LCSW
Deb Rubin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives in Boulder. She has worked with adults and adolescents for almost 2 decades in numerous therapeutic job settings as well as sexual health education. Having completed undergraduate work at Naropa University and graduate education at Denver University, Deborah's academic and professional training blend the best in Eastern and Western theory and researched based therapeutic practice. Deb is deeply passionate about working with couples and individuals who want to learn about themselves and sincerely change their lives to make them more secure and fulfilling. Deborah is married and a mother of two young girls.
'Til Death Do Us Part
Dr. Geoff Gorsuch and Rev. Jane Filkin
Geoff is the US Director of Men's Ministry for the Navigators and has written numerous articles and penned two books. Geoff holds a BS from the US Air Force Academy, a Certificate d'Etudes Aprofondies from the Sorbonne in Paris, Masters and Doctoral Certifications in Practical Ministry from the Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs and a Diploma in Ministry from the School of Ministry in Mt Carmel, Haifa, Israel. Geoff has two married daughters and 6 grandchildren.
Jane has served as a Pastor for Discipleship and Community at First Pres for nearly 13 years. Sharing life with the people of this community is one of her greatest joys! She and Scott have been married for 17 years and have 3 elementary aged children.
2017 WEDx Music
You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor
Joe and Caroline Cutshall
Bury Me Deeper by Joe Cutshall
Joe and Caroline Cutshall
2016 WEDx Talks
Communication & Gender: Rethinking Mars & Venus
with Matt Koschmann
Three Money Conversations That Will Transform your Marriage
with Drew Simon and Julie Whillock Martinez
Rediscovering Inlaw Relationships
with Nancy and Jane Filkin
Bringing Sensuality Back
with Ben Wilson
Staying in Love When You Are Crazy Busy
with Jennifer Diebel