“Can you be our speaker?”
“On what topic?” I asked.
“This is a retreat for the couples of our church,” Freddie said.
“I would love to help out,” I said.
“Our core group would like to meet you,” he said. “Where and when may we meet?”
“May I invite you to my office tomorrow,” I asked. “4PM.”
“We’ll be there. Bye,” he said and ended his call.
“Welcome to our office,” I said.
“Hi Ed.” They came in and there were five of them.
I asked one of my staff to bring them coffee and water.
After a bit of small talk, I started the ball to roll, “Let us discuss your invitation.”
“Yes,” one of them responded. “We have prepared a manual to be a guide to you.”
“Thank you,” I reached out and flipped through the pages.
“The retreat will be two days in Subic,” she said.
“Great,” I said to myself, “I can visit Swell Bar and Cafe. They have great food and drinks.”
“Are you fine with the schedule?” Don asked.
“Yes my third weekend this month is open,” I replied.
“Great!” Freddie said. “Just let us know what you need.”
After flipping through the material, “I’ll be honest, I do not think I can teach this.”
“Why?” she asked. “That has been used by marriage encounters before.”
“How are their marriages now?” I asked. “I assume they experienced some emotional high during the event then drifted after.”
“That seems to be true,” Don said.”How can you tell?”
“The content is not grounded on solid scripture,” I said. “They used verses improperly. It is not biblical.”
“What do you propose?” Freddie asked.
“I will send you my outline through email,” I said. “It will cover Genesis 2, 1Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 3, and Ephesians 5.”
“Has it been proven?” Don asked.
“Yes, I have seen it with my own eyes,” I said. “Marriages restored. Marriages brought to a new level of harmony. Marriages started well and continued well. I assure you friends, when we do this, there will be an impact.”
“I just want you to know that you have a freehand,” Freddie said. “You are the expert, please do as you see fit.”
“Thank you,” I said.
“We will wait for your email,” Don said. “Thank you for receiving us.
“You will also see it in my next post. Thank you for considering me to be your guest preacher,” I said. “Goodbye.”