The Art of Marriage Conference
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Q: What is the Art of Marriage?
For more than three decades, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s design for relationships. Now, in this fresh new video guided event, couples have the opportunity to look at their relationship in a whole new way. Weaving instruction from respected pastors and Bible teachers together with compelling stories, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews and more, The Art of Marriage will help couples apply what the Bible teaches about marriage in a powerful way. It’s practical, funny, and straight to the heart. This inspiring and impactful resource has encouraged over 150,000 couples since its launch in February 2011.
The Art of Marriage consists of six video sessions and an accompanying manual that provides couples with projects to help apply the principles taught during each session. The manual is also designed for couples to use after the event by offering articles, date night ideas, and useful tips for continuing to strengthen their marriage.
Q: Why choose FamilyLife’s The Art of Marriage over another video marriage conference?
A: 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.
Q: Will I have to engage in group discussion?
A: FamilyLife has not designed the event with any planned group discussions.
Q: Will I be required to participate in the projects with my spouse?
A: 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.
Q: Can singles attend The Art of Marriage?
A: 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.
Q: I have been divorced. Will I feel uncomfortable at this event?
A: 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 a strong, healthy, lasting one, even if it means dealing with some painful memories.
Q: We have a great marriage. Why should we attend the event?
A: 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.
Q: Can I register in-person rather than online?
A: In-person registration will take place on Sundays from September 8 - October 6 at Faith Fellowship Church after the church service. You may pay with cash or a check at that time.
Q: What if I register and for some reason can’t attend? Can I get a refund?
A: No refunds will be offered. Please remember that the host church has planned for each couple who registers to attend by ordering manuals, reserving space, and other advanced planning to prepare the event.
Q: Is childcare available?
A: FREE childcare is available for children ages 6 months through 12 years old for both days. (Must have registered and paid for the conference no later than October 6, 2013.) Space is limited! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a childcare registration form after you have registered and paid.
Q: Are there any local hotel packages available for the Art of Marriage weekend?
A: We are excited to be partnering with local hotels, who are offering discounted group rates Thursday through Sunday of the retreat weekend (which is also Sweetest Day weekend!). We hope you will consider taking advantage of these rates. Please mention FFC's Art of Marriage event when making your reservation in order to obtain the group rate.
Hilton Garden Inn – 8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg – 330-405-4488; http://hiltongardeninn1.hilton.com ($89/night) 50 rooms available
La Quinta Inn & Suites – 268 E. Highland Road, Macedonia – 800-753-3757;www.lq.com ($80/night) 70 rooms available
Days Inn – 275 E. Highland Road, Macedonia – 330-467-1516; www.travelodge.com ($49/night) 20 rooms available
Knights Inn – 240 E. Highland Road, Macedonia – 330-467-1981; www.knightsinn.com ($40/night) 30 rooms available
Clarion Inn - 240 East Hines Hill Road, Hudson – 330-653-9191; www.clarionhotel.com ($79/night) 50 rooms available (if booked by Sept 18)
Baymont Inn – 6371 Industrial Pkwy, Hudson – 330-650-2040; www.comfortinn.com ($59/night) 20 rooms available
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