About the Weekend to Remember
Focus, Connect, & Discover
Jobs, kids, activities, errands, and life have a way of overwhelming a marriage. Before you know it, other things are taking priority above what's most important: your spouse and family. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember®
marriage getaway is your chance to make a change.
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, through the teaching and couple’s projects, you will learn how to:
- Receive your spouse as a gift.
- Clarify your role as a husband or wife.
- Resolve conflict in the relationship.
- Maintain a vital sexual connection.
- Express forgiveness to one another.
- Increase your commitment, creating an even deeper level of intimacy.
Our speakers will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders. 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.
Here’s a schedule of what to expect:
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 - 04:40 p.m. Marriage After Dark: Uncover intimacy from God's perspective
04:40 - 05:00 p.m. Help for Today (Optional breakout session)
04:40 - 05:40 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 you're attending with friends, make sure to reserve this evening to spend time alone together as a couple.
08:30 - 09:00 a.m. Resource center and ballroom open
09:00 - 10:30 a.m. Woman to Woman / Man to Man: God has given husbands and wives different roles and responsibilities
10:40 - 11:10 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 - 12:35 p.m. Leaving a Legacy: Detect and implement your family's legacy
12:35 p.m. Getaway ends