Flowers fade, chocolates disappear quickly. This year, make a Valentine’s Day investment in your relationship by attending the Love & Respect Marriage Conference at River Rock Church, featuring Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs. The Friday, February 17, 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. event is a high-energy, practical seminar designed to help couples achieve the relationship they’ve always dreamed of. According to Dr. Eggerichs, “Women need love. Men need respect. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.” One conference attendee remarked, “I know my wife truly loves me, but because she practices giving me respect on a daily basis (sometimes I’m not respectable), I have been able to feel fulfilled and my home is by far the best place I want to be at any given time. We are sure that this teaching will revive and restore many marriages.” Dr. Eggerichs has been invited to speak to the NFL owners and coaches, the PGA players and spouses at The Player’s Championship, and the New York Giants at their new stadium in N.J. But most honoring to him was being invited by the military brass to speak to the troops in Iraq this year. Dr. Eggerichs is the author of several books, including the national bestseller “Love and Respect, “which has sold over a million copies. He has graduate degrees from Wheaton College and Dubuque Seminary and a Ph.D. in child and family ecology from Michigan State University. Married in 1973, he and Sarah live in Grand Rapids. He is the founder and president of Love and Respect Ministries. Contact River Rock Church at (616) 874-0400, e-mail email@example.com or visit loveandrespect.com/events/details/991 to reserve your space online.