This is our third time hosting this event. The first two events were received extremely well with outstanding feedback so we are excited to host it again!
The Art of Marriage is a two day video event that weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray the challenges and the beauty of God's design for marriage. Six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete in a Friday night - Saturday schedule.
Six Session Titles:
- Love Happens
- Love Fades
- Love Dances
- Love Interrupted
- Love Sizzles
- Love Always
Summary of Topics Covered:
- Purpose of Marriage
- Reasons for Marriage
- The Plan for Marriage
- Is Your Spouse the Right One?
- Overcoming Isolation
- Why Spouses Drift Apart
- Resisting the Drift
- Responsibilities in Marriage
- The Perfect Spouse?
- Fulfilling Your Responsibilities in Marriage
- Roles in Marriage
- Conflict Resolution
- Experiencing Real Intimacy
- Leaving a Lasting Legacy
- and more...
Plus Date Night Ideas, and helpful projects
||Friday February 16, 2017
||Saturday February 17, 2017
- The cost is $20 per person. Eventzilla charges a small transaction fee in addition to the ticket price to process your payment, and distribute your tickets. Price includes your entrance to the event, 1 workbook, and snacks/refreshments during the event.
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- No childcare will be provided, and we ask that you please arrange childcare prior to attending due to the nature and importance of the materials covered. Contact us with any questions or special circumstances. We want as many people to come as possible. One possible exception might be a nursing mom who can't leave the baby. In that case, if you are able to attend without disturbing the others then please register.
Why choose FamilyLife's The Art of Marriage over another video marriage conference?
Rather than simply filming a live event at a location such as a hotel ballroom or church, we specifically designed this event to work in a video setting. FamilyLife weaved together expert teaching, engaging stories, real-life testimonies, and humorous vignettes in a video composition to help couples fully experience God’s design for marriage.
Can we bring children?
FamilyLife cares deeply about children. However, to keep the event free of distractions, and as a courtesy to other participants, we recommend that children (including infants) be left with a caretaker during the event. There will not be childcare available at Lakeside Bible Church. However, when in doubt let us know your situation. We'd rather you get to come than have to stay home as this can change your life and marriage. If you have a nursing infant that can't be left with a caretaker and you can bring your baby and not be a distraction to the rest of the participants then come!
Will I have to engage in group discussion?
FamilyLife has not designed the event with any planned group discussions. However, each local event coordinator has the freedom to structure the event to meet the needs of his or her group. There will not be any forced group discussion at the Lakeside Bible Church event. The only group discussion would be ice breakers for fun. Other than that, there are exercises for you to complete on your own and discuss with your spouse.
Will I be required to participate in the projects with my spouse?
This event was designed so that the projects are an essential part of the event experience. The projects allow you to immediately apply what you’ve learned from the videos to your marriage. We highly recommend that you make the completion of the projects a priority during the event. We’ve received many comments from other attendees who say the projects were the best part of the event.
Can singles or engaged attend The Art of Marriage?
ABSOLUTELY! In fact, we HIGHLY recommend it. The event will give individuals a clear understanding of what a marriage commitment truly means, and is also a great foundation for engaged couples who are soon to be married.
I have been divorced. Will I feel uncomfortable at this event?
We understand that divorce is a reality, and we have designed this event with that reality in mind. We have tried to focus on the condition of your current marriage, rather than creating guilt for mistakes made in the past. We also recognize that even in such an environment, one might feel uncomfortable at times because of past memories and regrets that are stirred up. Our prayer is that you would come to this event excited to make you current marriage or future marriage a strong, healthy, lasting one, even if it means dealing with some painful memories.
We have a great marriage. Why should we attend the event?
Every marriage relationship is in a constant state of movement: You are either growing closer together or further part. Unfortunately, it seems that the natural inclination of human hearts is to drift apart over time. Every marriage needs a tune-up from time to time, no matter how well it might be running. This event is designed to heighten even the best of marriages. It also serves as a great reminder that you are God’s gift to each other.
What if I register and for some reason can’t attend? Can I get a refund?
Yes - contact Lakeside Bible Church using the 'Contact Organizer' button at the bottom of your screen to discuss a refund.