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Damon Owens
Institute Speaker

Damon Owens is the founder of Joy Filled Marriage NJ a non-profit organization providing training, resources, and support for engaged and married couples. In 2005, he introduced an exciting new marriage program in NJ, God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage (Ascension Press), developed by Christopher West and based on the Theology of the Body.

Damon and his wife Melanie have been teaching and promoting Natural Family Planning (NFP) from Seton Hall University and throughout New Jersey since 1993. They serve as NFP Program Coordinators for the Archdiocese of Newark (N.J.), and are founders of the New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association. Damon keeps a full speaking schedule at national conferences, marriage seminars, high schools, seminaries, and youth groups on the good news of sexuality, chastity, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, and NFP.

Damon currently lives in West Orange, NJ with his wife Melanie, and their six young daughters Naomi, Leah, Rachel, Therese, Collette and Veronica.

Damon has published numerous articles and appeared on EWTN Life on the Rock and March for Life 2006, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News 48 Hours, BET Evening News, and National Public Radio. He is also an accomplished gospel singer with such honors as a solo during the 1995 NJ Papal Mass at Giants Stadium and the funeral mass for Bishop Joseph Francis at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark.