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what to expect…

The Unified Life Marriage Conference is a 2 day experience designed to move your marriage from being based on the world’s norms to a marriage of love, passion, peace, grounded in faith that God-designed as the “us.”  

You’ll learn:

-how to create a safe and secure definition for your unique marriage relationship that is in line with God’s principles

-how to create a cycle of communication that brings emotional connection, empathy and understanding.

-how these safe and secure emotional bonds overflow into physical passion opportunities.

 
 
 

conference Speakers

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DR. SHANON ROBERTS PHD, LPC, LMHC

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (MH8938), BOARD PROFESSIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR (BCPCC0874), QUALIFIED SUPERVISOR MHC, EMOTIONALLY-FOCUSED THERAPY (EFT) TRAINED, CERTIFIED SYMBIS PREMARITAL ASSESSMENT FACILITATOR, TRAINED FOR COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TEAM AS MENTAL HEALTH REP

Shanon has been professionally licensed since 1995. She founded Christian Counseling of South Tampa in 2004. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Baptist University and her Masters of Science degree in Counseling at the University of South Alabama. Shanon received her PhD from Liberty University. She has been married to her husband, Todd, for over 30 years and has three children, Bailey (23), Jake (20), and Cade (15) . She enjoys participating in running and triathlon events. She also enjoys paddle boarding and yoga. Her life verse is Ephesians 3:20, based on Christ's amazing work in her life throughout her own childhood. 

Fulfilling her calling as in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Shanon has supervised a long-term residential facility for adolescents, directed a family therapy program in an inpatient chemical dependency setting for adolescents, and directed an in-home counseling program servicing the court system, juvenile justice system, and Department of Children and Family. Today, she brings healing to couples through her specialization of intensive two day sessions while helping them reconnect emotionally, spiritually and physically. Along those lines, Shanon also works with Premarital couples with the SYMBIS program on a one-day intensive as well.

Shanon specializes in, but is not limited to, Marital/couples counseling from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) perspective in a variety of settings such as Intensive and Outpatient. She also specializes in addiction/intervention, parent/child conflicts, abuse/trauma, Premarital counseling through SYMBIS, and issues such as anxiety and depression utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and codependency for those in difficult relationships.

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Pastor Tommy PHillips

Tommy has been senior pastor of Watermark Church in Tampa for 12 years. He lives there with his wife of 17 years, Sarah, and three kids. He has been a singer/songwriter under his middle name, Preson Phillips, since 1999 and has release 6 studio records and toured in both America and Europe. He is also a New Testament Scholar and is currently studying at Northern Seminary in Chicago. 

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Jamie Dalrymple
MA, LMHC, RIMFT, NCC

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (MH 13261)
REGISTERED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST INTERN (IMF1746)
NATIONAL CERTIFIED COUNSELOR

Jamie is passionate and humbled to walk alongside individuals, couples, and/or families seeking positive change in their life. Jamie earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Marriage & Family Therapy and uses an integrated approach of biblical truths and research-based clinical treatment. She especially values preventative efforts and has received specialized trainings, further education, and experience working with the youth.

Jamie specializes in, but is not limited to child/youth therapy, OCD as well as other anxiety-related disorders, depression, conflict and communication, codependency, life adjustment issues, and couples counseling (including pre-marital/marital as she is PREPARE/ENRICH certified).

Jamie is married and has three young children. She recently returned from maternity leave and is currently accepting clients- old and new.

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Ozzie and Johanna Mutz

The Mutz have Midwestern roots but mostly grew up in Central Florida. They met in 2004, started dating in 2006, and married in 2008. They’ve walked through the challenges of changing vocations, starting businesses, miscarriage, multiple cross-country / new community moves, and losing trust in your partner.

They have three young children and are pregnant with a fourth. They’ll be walking through the biggest areas of learning from their own marriage. Asking the hard questions like: What is intimacy? How do you recover from lost trust? How does all that relate to our individual and joint sexuality?  

 

Breakout sessions

You will have the opportunity to participate in 2 of our 4 breakout sessions. All 4 breakout sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon exploring topics like:

  • Communication

  • Marital Finance

  • Parenting

  • Sexuality

Childcare

Childcare is included in the cost of the event. However, we can only accommodate 50 kids on a first come first serve basis. If you are able to find your own childcare, please do so to leave room for those who can’t.

All childcare workers have been through a background check and faithfully serve in Watermark's children's ministry, Wee Watermark.

food

Friday Night: While you are enjoying your date night at a local restaurant, Children will be provided pizza, fruits and veggies, water or juice. Popcorn snack with their movie.

Saturday morning: Coffee + snacks in the morning.

Saturday Lunch:Adults while be provided with assorted wraps, rice bowls, Green Market salad, California house salad, chocolate chip cookies, lemonade, and iced tea.

**Can accommodate gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets.

Children will be provided with popcorn chicken, fruits and veggies, water or juice, various snacks.

**We are unable to provide alternate lunches for families with food allergies. If you or your child has any food allergy, please bring a lunch with you. 

schedule

Friday

6pm - 6:30pm: Check-In

6:30pm - 6:45pm: Worship

6:45pm - 7:15pm: Dr. Shanon Roberts

7:15pm - 9:30pm: Date Night with discussion questions.

Saturday

9:00am - 9:30am: Check-In

9:30am - 9:50am: Worship

9:50am - 10:20am: Dr. Shanon Roberts

10:30am - 12:30pm: Breakout Sessions

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm - 1:45pm: Worship

1:45pm - 2:15pm: Dr. Shanon Roberts

2:15pm - 4pm Breakout Sessions