a six-session video event
Facilitated by Bill & Linda Reif
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 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 some of the following elements to help couples fully experience God’s design for marriage:
event includes six sessions with projects
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.
Couples naturally drift toward isolation.
Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.
Sin has affected every marriage.
The gospel brings healing and reconciliation
Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.
God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
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.
Comments from our May 2012 Weekend
The recent Art of Marriage video conference was a huge success! Around 45 couples came together for an evening and a day focused on learning and implementing a marriage from a God-changed heart. The time flew by, as an entertaining, fast paced presentation led us through incredible Biblical principles and taught us to give ourselves away to the perfect gift that God has given us in our spouse.
Here are some of the comments from those in attendance:
“Already, in just a couple of days, I think the Lord is using this conference to start some really good change in a very needed area”
“I cannot think of a single married couple no matter how strong their relationship is that could not benefit from this”
“I have walked away with renewed hope for my marriage and my legacy”
“The content is spot-on!”
“It would be great for there to be many more opportunities for couples to participate in this”
“I would come again and invite everyone I know”
“This was wonderful – it works!”
“Awesome experience. Insightful and challenging”
“The exercises were a good model of how to approach conflicts and issues in marriage”
“This should be a prerequisite for every marriage”
“Thinking about our marriage as a testimony to others has given me a new perspective and new motivation as a spouse”