Saturday, March 1, marked the sixth Intimate Mystery conference held by The Allender Center in the past year. Our most popular conference, the Intimate Mystery Conference was hosted at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, in partnership with CrossRoads Counseling. The conference was sold-out, with over 430 in attendance from more than 10 states, including Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington. There were also participants from British Columbia, Canada.

Greg Milford, a 2006 alumnus of The Seattle School’s counseling program, recommended the conference to many friends and family members because of the deep impact Dan’s teaching had on his own marriage while a student many years ago. “I was excited to invite friends and family to the conference knowing that Dan would invite us all in stories and with good, biblical teaching to not settle for tepid marriages,” Greg said. “My wife and I experienced his teaching in our first three years of marriage in Seattle and believe it set us on a path to have a highly redemptive marriage that we would not have found on our own. Dan illuminates God’s design for marriage as one that challenges our fundamental contempt for that which is different than us to enable the giving and receiving of a total gift of ourselves to one another in joy to the glory of God. What I heard from my friends who came was confirmation that Dan’s teaching and stories were amazing, and that they were deeply enriched and moved during the conference.”

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