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Celebrate Your Marriage 2019

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  • Jay & Laura Laffoon
    Jay & Laura Laffoon
  • Jay & Laura Laffoon
    Jay & Laura Laffoon

Life gets busy, and we know it’s challenging to plan time to get away as a couple so you can remember why you got married in the first place!

At our Celebrate Your Marriage Conference, not only will you experience high-quality programming through engaging speakers and entertainers, you’ll enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with your spouse at one of the most romantic hotels in America! The bonus is that you’ll return home knowing how to celebrate and strengthen your marriage.

God intended marriage to be a beautiful relationship between a man and a woman that is designed to last for a lifetime. Healthy marriages are solid foundations for families, loyal partnerships, and mirror the kind of covenant God has for His people.

For over 20 years we have helped thousands of couples Celebrate their Marriage through laughter and growth together with challenging, funny, and relevant speakers … all while savoring time with each other at historic Grand Hotel.

Our Promise to You:

  • You and your spouse will experience intentional time away to enjoy each other and fall in love all over again.
  • You and your spouse will celebrate the relationship you have and come away with ways to grow as a couple.
  • You and your spouse will live out the kind of marriage God intended.
  • Your expectations will be exceeded with a heartfelt and unforgettable experience, leaving you eagerly anticipating your return to another Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.

Get ready to Celebrate!

Buy your tickets to the Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.
Reserve your room at Grand Hotel where you’ll take a step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887.
Buy your ferry tickets to this one-of-a-kind location.
Get ready to CELEBRATE!

Couples leave Celebrate Your Marriage energized, engaged, and healthy spiritually, resulting in healthy marriages that are an inspiration to others.

Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon
Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages.

Special Guests: Acts of Renewal
Jim and Carol Shores want to create and produce excellent theatre that glorifies God leading audiences toward hope, goodness and hunger for God in Christ. They are professional actors who are married (to each other) and have two incredible kids. They have toured nationally since 1992 and continue to write all their own material.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: The Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura and featuring our special guest!

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring our special guest
10:30am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:00am: Closing Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
12:30pm: The Grand Luncheon Buffet in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

Optional VIP Experience
6:30pm: Private Dinner with Jay & Laura with a message from Jay & Laura over dessert. (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Session TBA
11:00am: Wrap Up

*Schedule is subject to change
VIP Experience Guest Speakers: Dr. David and Terri Sumlin
The Sumlins are co-founders of Marriage Life Ministries and authors of the Marriage Innovators Workshop®, Intimacy of Marriage®, and Oneness of Marriage® series designed to help couples enrich their marriages through the application of biblical principles and adventure-based learning. They both have served over the last 15 years as international marriage educators, retreat leaders, pastoral counselors, and conference speakers.

David and Terri’s unique approach to marital enrichment is built upon some of the advances found in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, and adventure-based therapy, which were then tested through the lens of God’s word for validation. The result is an Adventure-Based Marital Enrichment model that helps couples derive positive behavioral transformation and increased levels of sustained learning.

David is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary for which he earned his M.A. and Doctorate in Marriage and Family Ministry. David pastored a church in Houston, Texas before founding Marriage Life Ministries. Terri is a graduate of the University of North Texas and served a 23-year teaching career before joining David as a full-time marriage educator. David and Terri will celebrate 29 years of marriage this year, have two adult children, and currently reside in Houston, Texas.


The 2019 Grand Hotel Room Rate for Celebrate with Jay & Laura is $145 plus taxes per person daily based on double occupancy. 19.5% hotel added charge and Michigan 6% Sales Tax applies to all charges. There is also a 2% Mackinac Island Assessment charge on the per person daily room. There is a one-time charge of $8.50 per person for transfer of luggage from the dock to the Hotel and return. A deposit of $150.00 per reservation is required in order to hold your room.

Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner. The Grand Luncheon Buffet is also included in the rate for day two of the conference only. You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel with a special form by email, fax or postal mail after you register for the event. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: Grand Hotel charges an admission fee of $10/person unless you are a registered guest of the Hotel. In addition, only registered guests of the hotel will receive the Grand Luncheon Buffet as part of Celebrate Your Marriage. All attendees staying off-site must pay for the Grand Luncheon Buffett, which costs approximately $50 per person.

Price Deadline:
Conference Registration
$40 Grand Hotel Gift Card - receive when you check in at the event.
Free Conference Registration
VIP Experience Add-On
Additional Donation
10/7-West Bluff Architecture Tour w/ Bob Tagatz

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