Many of you are working to get your Marriage Resource Centers up
running. This may help. - diane
> Good morning Sandy,
> Congratulations on the implementation of your Berks
> Coalition Marriage Resource Center website.
> As webmasters of the Ohio Marriage Resource Center
> please let us know if there is anything we can do to help
> We are trying to form an email network of marriage
> center webmasters. Using the network, we can exchange
> of interest to us all. The following is the list of
> have for existing marriage resource center websites:
> Jennifer Baker Ozarks MRC <jbaker@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Mike Bradley Iowa MRC
> Cathy Brown San Diego MRC <Cmbrown0000@xxxxxx>
> Dennis Stoica Orange Co MRC
> Dick Cronk Ohio Marriage Resource Center
> Please be sure to revise the meta keywords on the home
> of your site. Since you copied the Orange County
> keywords still include references to Orange County.
> are used by search engines when people are looking for info
> Working for strong marriages
> Dick & Carol Cronk, Lay Directors
> Christian Life Center Marriage Builders Ministry, Dayton,
> email cronkra@xxxxxxxxxx
> web http://www.ohiomarriageresources.org/
REMEMBER, to send me the url as soon as you're launched, so I
can get your
Marriage Resource Center posted on the Registry. And, if you're new
list and need the step-by-step instructions about how to create a
Marriage Resource Center in your region, see
/stoica.oc.html - diane
Hello Pajarita Charles,
Greetings from the Ohio Marriage Resource
Center, located in
Dayton, OH. Here are some tips on finding info about
activities and events in the state of North Carolina:
1. If you go to our website at
click on marriage enrichment, then click on one time events in
On that page, I have links to calendar/event pages of numerous
related sites. You can search them for North Carolina
2. To find Marriage Encounter info, visit the
Encounter website, located at http://www.wwme.org/. Click on
More About ME, then click on How To Begin and choose Weekend
Then enter North Carolina. Or you can click on
3. To find Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends, go
http://www.engagedencounter.org/ and click on North Carolina.
We just gave a Charlotte Engaged Encounter weekend to one of
daughter's friends as a wedding gift. I'm sure they would be
to tell you all about it. Her name is Sue and we courtesy
on this email to you.
4. You can find Retrouvaille weekends on their site
5. The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment
headquartered in Winston-Salem. Contact them for info on
affiliates around the state.
6. I did a search on Google for marriage enrichment
and got 16,300 sites listed.
7. I did a search on Google for marriage preparation
and got 70,000 sites listed.
We have registered for the Dallas
Smartmarriages Conference and
definitely plan to attend Dennis Stoica's Friday session (#316)
web-based Marriage Resource Centers. Hope to see you
Our daughter lives in Charlotte, NC and we
make periodic trips
there to visit her. Maybe we could arrange to meet with you
or some of
your team members on our next trip to Charlotte.
Working for strong marriages
>We are in the process of establishing a website/network in the
Omaha, NE for
>biblically based marriage and family resources. We were
in Reno last year
>and were further inspired. We saw your instructions
regarding the frontpage
>compatability. Thank you for that input.
>Would you feel free to share what web hosting company you
use? We are new
>to this, but know that we need one that will support Frontpage
>were a little overwhelmed when we did a search, a lot of
>there. Obviously, we don't need a lot of "bells &
whistles", but a reliable
>Patrick & Janet Kahnk
Hello Pat & Janet
We are glad to hear that you are preparing
for biblically based marriage & family resources in Omaha.
As you have seen, there are numerous Internet
Providers (ISPs). My recommendation would be to choose one
your local area. That way, there are no long distance
charges involved, and it's comforting to know that you can go
to their local office and talk to someone face-to-face if you
That is the criteria I used. My internet service
Corecomm. They bought out Erinet, which was a local Dayton
when I started several years ago. For information on their
I chose the Core Enhanced Plan at $30.00 per month,
because of the Frontpage support. (At the time I subscribed,
Core Basic plan did not provide Frontpage support).
I do not ask for funds or donations. By paying for
out of my own pocket, I can decide what material I want to put
I work alone from my house, so I don't need a large
of email addresses (POP). One serves all my needs.
100 megabytes of disk storage is way more than I will
need. I avoid the use of fancy graphics and animations.
who visit my site are looking for information and dont want to
bothered with time-consuming graphics downloads.
Two gigabytes of throughput is way more than I need.
people, come to my site to obtain information, not to
images. (I get about 10 visitors per day). The NASA
site got 10 million visitors during the month of January and
of them were downloading images. NASA needed the large
You don't need secure keys unless you will be selling
and obtaining customer's credit card info.
Usage statistics are nice to have. You can track the
of visits and visitors to your site.
Database capability, Access capability and Standard
Language (SQL) is generally used by companies who sell a
number of items over the internet. They can build databases
track inventory and automatically reorder stock.
Generally your internet service provider includes the
name registration in their process, so have a name ready ahead of
On Saturday March 6, I gave a presentation at the
Ohio Christian Education Association (OCEA) Conference in Akron,
It is titled "You Too Can Create a Christian-Based Website."
in MS Powerpoint, and I will send it to you by separate
Once you go online, notify Diane Sollee, so she can link
your site from her Smartmarriages website.
Are you going to the Dallas Smartmarriage Conference
year? We are. Hope to see you there.
Hope this doesn't overwhelm you. Please feel free to
937-890-7078 or email me if you have additional questions.
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