What is The Art of Marriage?

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That's why for more than 40 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God's plan for relationships.

The Art of Marriage® weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God's design.

The Art of Marriage Curriculum Topics

Your marriage and the marriages around you are colored by personalities, passions, and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. The Art of Marriage curriculum is designed to equip couples with biblical principles for stronger, healthier marriages.

Video Event
Small Group
Connect Series

For more than four decades, FamilyLife® has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. In The Art of Marriage®, we weave together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

The video event and small-group Bible study series both have six sessions and cover the following topics:

Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)

  • 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.
  • It is important to receive your mate as God’s perfect gift for you

Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)

  • Couples naturally drift toward isolation.
  • Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.
  • Sin has affected every marriage.
  • The gospel brings healing and reconciliation.
  • Couples must learn to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit in marriage

Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)

  • God designed different responsibilities for men and women in marriage.
  • Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.
  • God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
  • God calls women to respect and support their husbands.

Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)

  • 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.

Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)

  • God created sex and has a wonderful design in mind.
  • A satisfying sex life is the result of a satisfying marriage relationship.
  • The ultimate purpose of sex is to bring pleasure and glory to God.

Session 5: Love Always (Legacy)

  • To leave a godly legacy, we must think about the impact of our lives on future generations.
  • Our hope for leaving a lasting legacy is through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Leaving a godly legacy requires putting a stake in the ground.

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“This was the greatest two days with my husband! It definitely lasts more than two days. It lasts a lifetime if you use what you learn!”

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