MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Misawa couples interested in strengthening their marriage can sign up for a base chapel-sponsored dinner and all-day workshop June 22 and 23.

“‘Commitment to success’ is the theme for the entire weekend,” said Julie Coy, workshop organizer and the chapel’s religion education coordinator.

The event is geared toward couples who were separated by the last Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment, Coy said, but it’s open to anyone.

The dinner June 22 starts at 6 p.m. at the officers’ club. Cost for the evening is a $10 registration fee, taken at the door. The meal is buffet-style, the dress casual. A guest speaker, live jazz band and couples’ games are on tap for the evening.

The June 23 workshops start with a continental breakfast at the chapel at 7:30 a.m. Topics include “The Genesis of Marriage”, “The Morning After,” “How Many Times Shall A Man Forgive?” and “Remaining One When A Deployment Brings Separation.”

Facilitators include chaplains from Misawa and Daegu, South Korea, and their wives.

Cost for both the dinner and workshops is $20. The chapel is working on getting child care. The Saturday session is limited to the first 40 couples to sign up. Though both events are religious in nature, they are open to all denominations as well as couples with no religious affiliation, Coy said.

Couples must register by June 19. Call Coy at DSN 226-5640 or 222-6068 or e-mail her at:

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