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Celebrate Your Marriage 2024 with Gary Thomas

Jay & Laura Laffoon
Jay & Laura Laffoon
Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
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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.

Celebrating our 28th year, 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.

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

Get ready to Celebrate in THREE easy steps!

1-Buy your tickets to the Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.

2-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. (All ticketed guests will receive a link to reserve their rooms online at our special rate.)

3-Buy your ferry tickets to this one-of-a-kind location.

Get ready to CELEBRATE!

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 Guest, Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community.

Gary is the author of numerous books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and won numerous awards. His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation.

Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).

He served on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church, Houston for 11 years and is currently on the teaching team at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. Gary is also an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas.

Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in all 50 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2021.” Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ.

Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 38 years and they have three adult children and two grandchildren.

SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 19, 2024
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session
4:00pm: Opening Session featuring Gary Thomas
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: Date Night featuring Jay and Laura Laffoon

Monday, May 20, 2024
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:30am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring Gary Thomas
10:30am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:00am: Closing Session featuring Gary Thomas and Jay and Laura Laffoon

*Schedule is subject to change

ACCOMMODATIONS
*NOTE: The special rate for Celebrate Your Marriage guests at Grand Hotel is $469.15. A link to book your room at our special rate will be provided once it is available.

All Celebrate Your Marriage guests will enjoy a special room rate at Grand Hotel at one of the lowest prices the hotel offers. Our room rate includes your room, dinner for two, and breakfast for two in the hotel's Main Dining Room.

You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: All attendees to Celebrate Your Marriage are strongly encouraged to book their hotel reservations at Grand Hotel, as meals are included with our special daily rate.

Attendees not staying at Grand Hotel will be required to pay the hotel’s daily admission fee ($10 per person, per day) in order to access all sessions.

In addition, non-hotel guests that wish to eat at Grand Hotel may do so according to the following prices: Breakfast – $49 per person; Dinner – $121 per person. All rates are subject to Michigan sales tax (6%) and require advance reservations by contacting Grand Hotel or visiting the Concierge desk.


**NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS. All sales are final**

Price Deadlines

CONFERENCE ADMISSION

GRAND Registration - includes: conference ticket, preferred seating, private dinner with Laffoons and guest speaker. *Must be a guest of Grand Hotel*

GRAND Registration
$148.00
General Registration
$99.00

CONFERENCE ADMISSION

GRAND Registration - includes: conference ticket, preferred seating, private dinner with Laffoons and guest speaker. *Must be a guest of Grand Hotel*

GRAND Registration
$178.00
General Registration
$129.00