Time Schedule

The Art of Marriage event begins Friday evening and continues from Saturday morning through the mid-afternoon.

Friday Evening

  • 6:00 pm: Doors open, registration completed and welcome packets provided
  • 6:45 pm: Please take your seats in the sanctuary
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome. Session begins.
  • 9:45 pm: Dismissed for the evening

Saturday morning

  • 8:30 am: Continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Morning session begins
  • 12:00 pm: Dismissed for lunch and couples project (lunch on your own)
  • 1:30 pm: Begin gathering for afternoon session
  • 1:45 pm: Afternoon session begins
  • 4:30 pm: Closing and dismissal

What’s provided

  • Participant workbook
  • Snacks and drinks at breaks
  • Continental breakfast on Saturday morning

What to expect

  • Thought-provoking concepts in 6 fast-paced videos, each about an hour long
  • 3 projects to complete with your spouse.
  • Impactful conversation with your spouse.
  • See yourself, your spouse and God in a new way.

Food

  • Drinks: water, coffee, tea
  • Light snacks between sessions
  • Breakfast: pastries, fruit
  • Please let us know if you have food allergies

Other Information

  • Please see our FAQs page

Topics Covered

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Love Sizzles (Sex & Romance)

  • 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.