Does your marriage need a Weekend to Remember?
At Weekend to Remember, you and your spouse will:
- Enjoy a romantic getaway at a destination of your choosing.
- Hear words of wisdom from people who have been in the trenches of marriage.
- Apply what you learn in one-on-one projects with your spouse.
- Positively change your relationship for a lifetime.
The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.
FamilyLife recommends that you enhance your getaway experience by staying overnight at the getaway hotel. You are responsible for making your hotel reservations. When you call the hotel to make your room reservation, mention that you are attending FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember.
Special getaway hotel room rate at most of the conference hotels.
You can stay in area hotels as well on your own.
About the Weekend to Remember® Two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples
Focus Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Jobs, kids, activities, errands. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out a date night. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway is a chance to make a change. It’s a time to rediscover each other and find more intimacy in your life together.
Connect When you arrive for the weekend, we’ll help you step away from daily life. Cell phones are turned off. To-do lists are forgotten. You'll find it's a warm, engaging environment that’s all about making progress in your marriage, not placing blame.
Discover What you and your spouse will hear during the Weekend to Remember® is not just one couple’s opinion on marriage. Instead, it is the result of more than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family.
The Weekend to Remember getaway is not a large counseling session, and you will not be asked to participate in small groups. Rather, you will receive marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives that will strengthen your marriage. During the weekend, you will learn how to:
Our speakers will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders. Every couple drives away with a roadmap to a great marriage. We want you to leave the weekend with encouragement, hope, and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That’s why we call this a Weekend to Remember.
If you decide to attend the Weekend to Remember, please book your own hotel room for Friday and Saturday nights at the event hotel or any other area hotel of your choice. Please register and pay the registration fee in the Connection. Scholarships by Family Life for the conference fee are available if needed to be to attend.
Weekend to Remember® Schedule
The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by the three-person speaker team) with designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. Though we do not offer a formal question-and-answer time with the speakers, they will occasionally make themselves available before and after sessions to answer questions on an individual basis. We do not offer on-site counseling services.
05:00 p.m. Sign in to receive getaway manuals and name tags
07:00 - 07:30 p.m Welcome to your Weekend to Remember®
07:30 - 08:30 p.m Why Marriages Fail: Identify and understand the five threats to marriage
08:30 - 08:45 p.m. Break (on your own)
08:45 - 09:30 p.m. Can We Talk? Discuss factors that make communication difficult.
09:30 - 09:50 p.m. Application project for you and your spouse.
08:00 - 08:30 a.m. Resource center and ballroom open.
08:30 - 09:20 a.m. Unlocking the Mystery of Marriage: Realize God's plan for marriage.
09:20 - 09:35 a.m. Break (on your own)
09:35 - 10:25 a.m. From How to Wow: Achieve God's plan for marriage by leaving, cleaving, and becoming one flesh.
10:25 - 11:40 a.m. Application project for you and your spouse
10:25 - 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 own personal relationship with God.
12:30 - 02:00 p.m. Lunch break (on your own)
02:00 - 03:05 p.m. We Fight Too: Understand how to handle the inevitable conflicts of marriage.
03:05 - 03:20 p.m. Helping Others
03:20 - 03:30 p.m. Break (on your own)
03:30 - 04:30 p.m. Marriage After Dark: Uncover intimacy from God's perspective.
04:30 - 04:55 p.m. Help for Today (Optional breakout session)
04:30 - 05:30 p.m. Two Become One (Optional premarried session)
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 attending with friends, make sure to reserve this evening just to spend this time together as a couple.
09:00 - 10:30 a.m. Woman to Woman / Man to Man: God has given husbands and wives different roles and responsibilities.
10:30 - 11:05 a.m. Hope for Tomorrow (Optional breakout session)
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Application project.
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. How Marriages Thrive: Learn the three essential elements to a healthy marriage.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Leaving a Legacy: Detect and implement your family's legacy.
12:30 p.m. Getaway ends