Welcome to the Weekend to Remember®

The atmosphere for this marriage retreat is laid-back, so get ready to have a relaxing weekend with your spouse!

Getaway check-in starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday night of the event.

Each session is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and will be followed by a twenty-minute break. The sessions are in lecture format, so there is no need to get nervous about small group.

For more information, download the Checklist for the Weekend (PDF).

Friday evening is an introduction to the weekend. You will meet the weekend’s speakers who will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sign in to receive getaway manuals, name tags
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome to your Weekend to Remember
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Why Marriages Fail: Understand the five threats to marriage
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. Break (on your own)
8:50 – 9:35 p.m. Can We Talk?  Factors that make communication difficult
9:35 – 9:50 p.m. Application project for you and your spouse

Saturday is a day to delve into God’s Word and learn time-tested tools to help strengthen your marriage. “Date night” on Saturday offers you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Resource center and ballroom open
8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Unlocking the Mystery of Marriage: Realize God’s plan for marriage
9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Break (on your own)
9:40 – 10:30 a.m. From How to Wow: Achieve God’s plan for marriage
10:30 – 11:40 a.m. Application project for you and your spouse
10:30 – 11:40 a.m. So You Wanna Get Married (Optional premarried session)
11:40 – 12:30 p.m. What Every Marriage Needs: Marriage is dependent upon your relationship with God
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch break (on your own)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m We Fight Too: Understand how to handle conflicts of marriage
3:00 – 3:10 p.m. Help for Today
3:10 – 3:35 p.m. Break (on your own)
3:35 – 4:40 p.m. Marriage After Dark: Uncover intimacy from God’s perspective
 Evening *Date Night

 

*Make Date Night the highlight of your weekend by spending meaningful time together and reclaiming the love and intimacy that is often obscured through the activities of daily living. Rekindle the fire over a candlelight dinner—reserve a romantic table for two. Surprise your spouse with a special gift that you have tucked away in your suitcase. Or simply hang the “do not disturb” sign outside your door. And if you’re attending with friends, make sure to reserve this evening to spend time alone together as a couple.

Sunday morning, we speak to men and women separately and reconvene to discuss your legacy; then close out the weekend.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Resource center and ballroom open
9:00 – 10:45a.m. Woman to Woman / Man to Man: Stepping Up to a Higher Calling
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Break
10:55 – 11:25 a.m. Ministry Career Opportunities (Optional breakout session)
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Leaving a Legacy: Decide and implement your family’s legacy