About Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about the Together in Holiness marriage enrichment initiative, click here.
  • "I welcome the first Together in Holiness conference to the Diocese of Beaumont with great joy! I invite all married and engaged couples to join me at this event as you reflect upon your beautiful vocation. Growing in our love for Jesus in the Eucharist and for each other is essential for the family to become a fruitful domestic church. This time with our Lord in the Sacraments and the gift of time with one another will help you answer the call to holiness."
  • - Most Rev. David L. Toups, SThD Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends March 13.
    •      A box lunch and a light afternoon snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $64 | Individual: $40
  • On-site Childcare: $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples and individuals are available.

  • Exhibitors*
  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $95 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $165 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required and space is limited. Please email [email protected] for more information.

  • If you and/or your organization is interested in joining our mission as supporting sponsors, please click here for the Sponsorship Form. You can also submit the form online by clicking here
  • For questions or more information, please contact the conference coordinator at [email protected].

  • If you need assistance with the cost of the conference, we encourage you to apply for a partial or full scholarship (click here); if you feel called to contribute to our scholarship fund, you can do so at the time of registration.

Refund Information
  • If you are no longer able to attend the conference, after purchasing your ticket, you may choose to transfer your registration fees to a scholarship couple in need, or request a refund.
  • All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the conference. The last day to request a refund is Friday, April 21. All refund requests made on or after April 21 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email [email protected] to transfer your registration or request a refund.


10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    • The Holy Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Marriage and Family Life
    • Joshua Bitting
11:45 - 1:30 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:45 - 2:45 PM
  • Strengthening the Spirituality of Your Domestic Church
  • Blaine and Denise Wyninger
2:55 - 3:55 PM
  • Sacrificial Love is Sanctifying Love
  • Damon Owens
3:55 - 4:05 PM
  • Closing Comments
4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Most Rev. David L. Toups, SThD


Program Director, St. John Paul II Foundation

Joshua P. Bitting, Ph.D., serves as Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where he oversees the Together in Holiness Formation series, a year-round marriage enrichment for small communities of spouses. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joshua came into full communion with the Catholic Church on June 22nd, 2003, the Feast of Corpus Christi while completing his B.A. in philosophy at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas). Joshua attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he earned his M.A. in theology. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, Italy. Since then, he has served the Church in various capacities at both the parish and diocesan levels. He recently completed his Ph.D. in theology and catechetics from the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Joshua and his beautiful wife, Amanda, have seven children, and enjoy sharing the Gospel of the family in their primary vocation as spouses and parents.

Founder of Joyful Ever After

Damon Owens, international speaker and evangelist, is executive director of Joyful Ever After (joyfuleverafter.org). The first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute and chairman of the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress, Damon founded Joyful Ever After as a non-profit ministry dedicated to encouraging and educating couples to understand and live marriage and family life together with joy through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. A presenter at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, and 2019 Catholic Family Life Symposium, Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, universities, high schools, seminaries, and parishes on the good news of marriage, sexuality, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, adoption, and NFP. In 2018, Pope Francis honored Damon with his Benemerenti Papal Medal in recognition for his work in support of marriage and family. Damon lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Melanie and their eight children. Damon has published numerous articles, appeared on many radio and television programs (EWTN, Catholic Answers, Ave Maria, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NPR), taught in many major Catholic faith programs, and has hosted and produced three 13-part television series for EWTN. He is also an accomplished gospel singer honored with a solo during the 1995 NJ Papal Mass at Giants Stadium presided by Pope St. John Paul II.

Educators, and Former National Couple for Domestic Church

Blaine and Denise Wyninger are the proud parents of 8 children and live in Sulphur, LA. They are both educators by trade, and are the former National Couple for Domestic Church, a lay movement for Sacramentally married couples that focuses on living holy marriages and passing the faith onto their children. Blaine and Denise are both cradle Catholics, and speak often to engaged couples, married couples, and youth about the beauty of the Catholic Church.

Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont

Most Rev. David L. Toups was ordained and installed as the sixth Bishop of Beaumont on August 21, 2020. The following week Hurricane Laura threatened the Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Bishop Toups went out to the Neches River with the Eucharist and prayed. Since then he has stepped out into the community and led Southeast Texas in prayer through his weekday television messages, live streamed Masses, and visits to parishes and missions all across the diocese. He has led the diocese out of the COVID pandemic and invited the Catholic Churches in Southeast Texas to throw open their doors to the communities and welcome people. Bishop Toups grew up in Louisiana and in Florida. He attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland before entering St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. He attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome and obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1997 for the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, and served there in various capacities for 10 years. Between 2007-2010, Bishop Toups served as the Associate Director of the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. He returned to the Diocese of Saint Petersburg in 2010 and served as Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Tampa, before being named as President and Rector of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in 2012 where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Beaumont.



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