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Art of Marriage at White Oak Church of the Brethren

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White Oak Church of the Brethren

1211 North Penryn Road

Manheim, PA 17545

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What Is The Art of Marriage?

The Art of Marriage is a dynamic video event. The six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete to reinforce lessons. The Art of Marriage® video event workbook (included in ticket price) offers help for you to live what you learn. More than a workbook, this manual has helpful articles and tips for building a stronger marriage. In The Art of Marriage, over 40 ministry leaders provide biblically-centered teaching while couples who have struggled in marriage openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness, and grace.

The Art of Marriage Curriculum Topics

Your marriage and the marriages around you are colored by personalities, passions, and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. The Art of Marriage curriculum is designed to equip couples with biblical principles for stronger, healthier marriages.

For more than four decades, FamilyLife® has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. In The Art of Marriage®, we weave together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

The video event has six sessions and covers the following topics:

Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)
  • God designed marriage and has a great plan in mind.
  • The primary purpose of marriage is to reflect God’s glory to a watching world.
  • It is important to receive your mate as God’s perfect gift for you.

Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)
  • Couples naturally drift toward isolation.
  • Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.
  • Sin has affected every marriage.
  • The gospel brings healing and reconciliation.
  • Couples must learn to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit in marriage

Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)
  • God designed different responsibilities for men and women in marriage.
  • Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.
  • God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
  • God calls women to respect and support their husbands.

Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)
  • Conflict is common to all marriages.
  • The goal is not to be conflict-free but to learn to handle conflict correctly when it occurs.
  • Healthy conflict resolution occurs when couples are willing to seek and grant forgiveness.

Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)
  • God created sex and has a wonderful design in mind.
  • A satisfying sex life is the result of a satisfying marriage relationship.
  • The ultimate purpose of sex is to bring pleasure and glory to God.

Session 6: Love Always (Legacy)
  • To leave a godly legacy, we must think about the impact of our lives on future generations.
  • Our hope for leaving a lasting legacy is through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Leaving a godly legacy requires putting a stake in the ground.

Testimonies of participants attest that The Art of Marriage has transformed the lives and marriages of countless couples. In fact, since The Art of Marriage released in 2011, more than 700,000 have participated in the event or series, with 97 percent saying they would recommend it to other couples.


Friday, February 9, 2018

7:00 – 7:10 pm Introduction/Welcome

7:10 – 8:10 pm Session One – Love Happens

8:10 – 8:25 pm Break – 15m

8:25 – 9:25 pm Session Two – Love Fades

Saturday, February 10, 2018

9:00 – 10:00 am Session Three – Love Dances

10:00 – 11:00 am Project

11:00 – 12:00 am Session Four – Love Interupted

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Project

1:30 – 2:30 pm Session Five – Love Sizzles

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm Session Six – Love Always

3:45 – 4:00 pm Conclusion

The Art of Marriage FAQs

Have Questions? We've Got Answers.

Following are frequently asked questions about The Art of Marriage® video event and small-group series.

Q: What is The Art of Marriage?
A: The Art of Marriage is a Christian marriage curriculum available in three formats: a Friday night/Saturday video event, a single-day live event, and a six-session small-group study. Additional studies on the six topics are also available through The Art of Marriage® Connect Series. Each format presents God's design for relationships and features some of the most respected pastors and experts on marriage and family enrichment. Through the use of expert teaching, engaging stories, real-life testimonials, and humorous vignettes, these inspiring and powerful resources have encouraged over 700,000 people since launching in February 2011.

Q: Why choose FamilyLife’s The Art of Marriage over other video marriage resources?
A: Rather than simply filming a live event at a location such as a hotel ballroom or church, we specifically designed the event and small group Bible study series to work in a video setting. FamilyLife has woven 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: Can we bring children?
A: Though FamilyLife cares deeply about your family, in order to keep your weekend free of distractions and as a courtesy to other guests, we do not allow children in our sessions, including nursing infants.

Q: Will I have to engage in group discussion?
A: No, this weekend is a time for you to focus on your spouse.

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 video event or small-group series?
A: ABSOLUTELY! In fact, we HIGHLY recommend it. The Art of Marriage will give individuals a clear understanding of what a marriage commitment truly means, and The Art of Marriage is also a great foundation for engaged couples who are soon to be married.

Q: We have a great marriage. Why should we attend the event or series?
A: Every marriage relationship is in a constant state of movement: You are either growing closer together or further apart. 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. The video event and small-group series are designed to strengthen and enrich even the best of marriages. Both also serve as great reminders that you are God’s gift to each other.

Q: What if I register and for some reason can’t attend? Can I get a refund?
A: Yes, you can get a refund up to 1 day prior to the event.

If you have further questions, please contact us by email at aomwhite@gmail.com or by telephone at 717-949-3316.

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