89.7 WMHK presents the Art of Marriage Marriage Conference on the campus of Columbia International University, Columbia, SC
Friday night, February 15th (7-9:30 pm) Saturday, February 16th (9am-4pm)
Registration includes admission to the Art of Marriage event, buffet lunch on Saturday, snacks/refreshments and couples Art of Marriage workbooks.
** PLEASE NOTE: Registration ends at midnight, Wednesday, February 13 **
Description: The Art of Marriage brings together some of the most respected and influential pastors and experts on marriage and family all in one setting. It also brings a fresh approach to a video event by weaving together engaging stories, real-life testimonies, man-on-the-street interviews and humorous vignettes to help couples fully experience God's design for marriage.
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.
Friday Sessions, February 15th: 7:00 - 8:10pm Session One: Love Happens The 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.
8:10 - 8:20pm Break
8:20 - 9:20pm Session Two: Love Fades The 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.
9:20-9:30pm Dismiss for Project One
Saturday Sessions, February 16th: 9:00 - 10:00am Session Three: 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.
10:00 - 11:00am Break for Project Two
11:00 a.m. - Noon Session Four: 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.
Noon - 1:45pm Break for Buffet Lunch and Project Three
1:45 - 2:45pm Session Five: 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.
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:00pm Session Six: Love Always and Closing 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.
Here's what some couples who attended this event last year had to say:
+ "Many couples feel that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There is not any reason why the happiest couple to the one in the most trouble should not attend...this was a Do or Die weekend for my marriage. I have been truly blessed!!"
+ (the AOM) "...possibly saved our marriage."
+ One husband wrote: "I enjoyed the last 2 days. I think it really helped me realize how much I love God, my wife and my kids and family."
+ "This was the best $49 Christmas present we have ever given each other. Thank you!!!"
+ One wife wrote: "This event was a do or die for our marriage. I had had enough, which is HUGE, because I have been so super committed to keeping us together. This conference has been a catalyst for healing for 2 people at the ends of their marriage ropes."
+ One Husband wrote: "This has made a difference in my life and it probably saved our marriage. I'm so very thankful for that. I will fight for her and our family. THANK YOU!!"