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Below you'll find the following: What exactly is the Art of Marriage? What is WAVA's promotional offer? What topics are covered by the Art of Marriage? Frequently asked questions.
What is the Art of Marriage?
From FamilyLife ministries, the Art of Marriage is a new one-and-a-half day video event built on the same biblically based content as the Weekend to Remember marriage conferences. Designed to be used by churches, small groups or as a community-wide event, the Art of Marriage equips those with a passion for building godly marriages to reach thousands of couples at any time and any place.
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:
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 manual is also designed for couples to use after the event by offering articles, date night ideas, and useful tips for continuing to strengthen their marriage.
WAVA's Promotional Offer
Sign up to host an Art of Marriage through the WAVA website and WAVA will send you the Host Kit for free. There must be at least 20 couples attending the event, not 20 people, but 20 couples (40 people) in order to qualify for this promotional offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why choose FamilyLife's Art of Marriage over another video marriage conference?
A: Rather than simply filming a live event at a location such as a hotel ballroom or church, we specifically designed this event to work in a video setting. FamilyLife weaved together expert teaching, engaging stories,real-life testimonies, and humorous vignettes in a video composition to help couples fully experience God’sdesign for marriage.
Q: Can we bring children?
A: FamilyLife cares deeply about children. However, to keep the event free of distractions, and as a courtesy to other participants, we recommend that children (including nursing infants) not to be allowed at the event. We encourage host churches to consider providing childcare to help parents attend.
Q Will I have to engage in group discussion?
A: FamilyLife has not designed the event with any planned group discussions. However, each local eventcoordinator has the freedom to structure the event to meet the needs of his or her group. If you have concerns about group discussion, check with your local host before attending the event.
Q: Will I be required to participate in the projects with my spouse?
A: This event was designed so that the projects are an essential part of the event experience. The projects allow you to immediately apply what you’ve learned from the videos to your marriage. We highly recommend that you make the copletion of the prokects a priority during the event. We’ve received many comments from otherattendees who say the projects were the best part of the event.
Q: Can singles attend the Art of Marriage?
A: ABSOLUTELY! In fact, we HIGHLY recommend it. The event will give individuals a clear understanding of what a marriage commitment truly means, and is also a great foundation for engaged couples who are soon to be married.
Q: I have been divorced. Will I feel uncomfortable at this event?
A: We understand that divorce is a reality, and we have designed this event with that reality in mind. We have tried to focus on the condition of your current marriage rather than creating guilt for mistakes made in the past. We also recognize that even in such an environment, one might feel uncomfortable at times because of pastmemories and regrets that are stirred up. Our prayer is that you would come to this event excited to make your current marriage a strong, healthy, lasting one, even if it means dealing with some painful memories.
Q: We have a great marriage. Why should we attend the event?
A: Every marriage relationship is in a constant state of movement: you are either growing closer together or further apart. Unfortunately, it seems that the natural inclination of human hearts is to drift apart over time. Every marriage needs a tune-up from time to time, no matter how well it might be running. This event is designed to neighten even the best of marriages. It also serves as a great reminder that you are God’s gift to each other.
Q: What if I register and for some reason can’t attend? Can I get a refund?
A: Group coordinators should decide in advance with your leadership team how you will respond.
Your WAVA Art of Marriage Contact: Dennis Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-807-2266.