Marriage For Life is a missional marriage conference that desires to provide events for couples of all ages that are affordable, accessible, and impactful. With the aid of many private donors, over $30,000 is raised to bring in nationally renowned marriage speakers (including Gary Thomas, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley, and Dan Seaborn), host the event at the beautiful Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, and still charge as little as $50 per couple for the event! (No joke! The $50 includes the hotel, the event itself, and the continental breakfast.) And for any marriage that is facing fiancial difficulties, not wanting even $50 to be a barrier, we invite you to register and come to the event on us. (Please don't hesitate to contact Marriage For Life using the contact information below if this applies to you.) MARRIAGES ARE TOO IMPORTANT: for you, for your children, and your community.
Marriage For Life is two identical one-night events which are strategically organized by length of marriage to develop much-needed relationships between couples: February 7-8 is for couples married 0-20 years and February 8-9 is for all couples regardless of the length of marriage. If all that remains is a jacuzzi suite and you find $125 to be a bit steep, PLEASE contact us so we can see that the cost doesn't keep you from coming!
Guest Speakers: Bill and Pam Farrel(www.love-wise.com)
Bill and Pam Farrel are relationship specialists. They are the co-founders and directors of Love-Wise and Farrel Communications, organizations that help today’s couples and families develop relational wisdom. Their passion is to help others learn how relationships really work.
The Farrels are international speakers and authors of more than 30 books, including their bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti (over 300, 000 sold). Their work has been endorsed by StormieOmartian, Steve Arterburn, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Florence Littauer, Carol Kent, Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and many other leaders in the Christian community.
Frequent guests on radio and television, Bill and Pam have appeared on HomeWord with Jim Burns, Marriage Uncensored, Truths that Transform, FamilyLife Today, Janet Parshall’s America, 100 Huntley Street, It’s a New Day, and Life Today with James Robison, just to name a few. Their Focus on the Family interviews with Dr. Dobson ranked in the top 10 for the year 2007. Pam and Bill also pen a monthly column on relationships that runs in several newspapers in the US and Canada, and their writing has appeared in numerous magazines. They are also marriage columnists for Crosswalk.com.
Bill and Pam have been happily married since 1979 and are parents to three children, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters. The Farrels live in San Diego, California.
Schedule: (Identical for both nights)
5:00-7:00pm: Registration in the Hotel Lobby
(You may check into your hotel rooms as early as 3:00pm at the hotel desk.)
7:00-9:00: Session 1 with the Farrels
9:00-10:00: Couples Contest for Great Dating Prizes
10:00-12:00am: Conference Room Remains Open for Socializing and Games
7:00-9:00am: Hot Continental Breakfast (included price of event)
9:00-10:15: Session 2 with the Farrels
10:30-12:00pm: Session 3 with the Farrels
Full Refunds Available Until January 27, 2014
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church at 330-852-2560.
When & Where
Beginning in 2007, Marriage For Life, was founded to fill a void of marriage conferences specifically designed for young married couples: affordable (school loans, mortgages, car payments, etc.) and accessible (shorter because of babysitting needs) yet impactful. Never wanting cost to keep couples from strengthening marital relationships, private funds are raised to minimize the expense or allow couples to come for free if necessary.
MFL has expanded to included couples of all ages and has drawn from multiple states has it seeks to provide affordable, accessible, and impactful events for all marriages and resource local churches which seek to nurture and redeem marriage relationships.