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Phillip and Avonie Williams were among the many couples who turned out at the Loving without Limits Conference, which was held recently at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay. - Photo by Barrington Flemming
Marlon Campbell and his wife, Shashorna of Clarks Town in Trelawny, show some love at the Loving without Limits Conference, which was held recently at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay. - Photo by Barrington Flemming
Minister of religion and counsellor Dr Carla Dunbar (centre) speaks during an interview with Nadine Blair (right) of Love 101 FM radio station at the Loving without Limits Conference, which was held recently at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay. Looking on is Dr Dunbar's husband, Canute 'Nalo' Dunbar. - Photo by Claudia Gardner
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Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator

WESTERN BUREAU:

There was laughter and lots of excitement throughout the Loving without Limits Couples Conference and Book Launch, which was held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay recently.

The conference, which was hosted by minister of religion and counsellor Dr Carla Dunbar of Carla Dunbar Ministries, covered three main topics: 'Communication - the Classic Struggle'; 'Financial Intimacy'; and 'Red-Hot Sex'.

In addition to the three major presentations, the event also featured a wide range of quizzes and games, as well as a performance by cabaret singer Dimario McDowell; a couples' game show hosted by Christopher 'Johnny' Daley; a lingerie fashion show featuring models from Saint International; and a fashion show by Elan.

It also featured sponsors' booths with presentations from the National Commercial Bank and the Victoria Mutual Building Society, whose representatives conducted a financial couples' game show. Spa treatment giveaways courtesy of Norma Webster in MoBay, Adam and Eve Day Spa, and the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa were also other features of the event.

"I think it was really awesome! I think it could have been more supported, yes, but I think it was very good. The entire day ran seamlessly. Even patrons of the hotels, who were booked as guests, came up and they said they enjoyed it. It was a really good day," Dunbar, who is also known as 'Professor Sex', told Western Focus during an interview at the event.

The launch and signing of Dunbar's autobiography, Changed ... The Journey, also took place at the event. The counsellor, in a live interview on the religious radio station Love 101FM, discussed contents of the book and aspects of her life story.

Dunbar told Western Focus that the next event planned would be a couples' getaway in Runaway Bay at the end of October.

Financial challenges

"Oftentimes, couples go away for a honeymoon, but because of so many financial challenges, they never consider getting away again. So I want couples to just let go and have the time of their lives. When they leave, it must be a memorable experience. And it's not going to be crammed with conference material. Of course, you want things to be educational and informative, but I am going to keep it light and not long," she said.

The couples' getaway will also coincide with the launch of Dunbar's second book.

"It is called Sexcription and is actually a prescription for sex. We are going to do an island tour with this book because the demand is coming in. We are starting in Portland on August 2 and then we move out and announce as we go along, so persons can look out for that," she said.