The Great Marriage Weekend
Improve your couples’ marriages and improve your ministry.
Marriage is a gift from God and worth fighting for! Spend a weekend with Licensed Professional Counselor, Dale Sadler, as he brings you six encouraging lessons designed to build stronger bonds between husbands and wives. This in turn will strengthen your church and its ministry.
- Day 1
- 7-7:30 pm Greetings
- 7:30-8:30 pm “What is sex all about?”
- Day 2
- 8-8:30 am Coffee & Bagels
- 8:30-9:15 am “Why is Marriage Difficult”
- 9:30-10:15 am “Six Stages of Conflict”
- 10:30-11:15 am “Deeper Connections”
- 11:30-12:30 pm Questions and Answers
- Day 3
- 9 am Bible Class: “Generations to Come”
- 10 am Sermon: “How to Win at Marriage”
Bringing Paradise Back to Marriage
Who should attend this marriage intensive?
- Couples considering marriage or who are about to get married
- Newlyweds – the average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years. The average age is 30.*
- Couples who have recently experienced a crisis such as an affair.
- Those considering divorce.
- Couples who need a tune-up
How will this intensive help your marriage?
- Helps each of you get what you want and need out of the relationship.
- Teaches you to begin doing those things that will make your marriage good.
- Changes your dynamic so that you are working together rather than pushing apart.
- Enables both spouses to understand one another, thereby empowering them to work out any problem.
How does this intensive work?
In this one day group session, Dale uses a scientifically proven method to identify your marriage’s weaknesses and strengths, enabling you to grow as an individual and as a couple. His teaching sessions will inspire and motivate you to have the kind of marriage God intended you to have. Dale believes couples have it within them to interact constructively but they have simply forgotten or don’t know how. By learning about the marital relationship and yourself, you can gain tools that will help you communicate constructively and love beautifully, bringing paradise back to your home.
If your church is interested in Eden Again marriage intensives, group rates are available and will be well worth the investment. Healthy families mean healthy congregations.
Consider the Following
- Children of divorce complain: “The day my parents divorced is the day my childhood ended.” Source: Dr. Judith Wallerstein, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, A 25 Year Landmark Study, 2000.
- Good remarriages did not seem to help children overcome the trauma of divorce. Source: Dr. Judith Wallerstein, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, A 25 Year Landmark Study, 2000.
- 41% of first marriages end in divorce, 60% of second marriages end in divorce, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. It is not always the answer. Source: *http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/blog/divorce/32-shocking-divorce-statistics/
- Even after controlling for income, youths in father-absent households still had significantly higher odds of incarceration than those in mother-father families. Youths who never had a father in the household experienced the highest odds. Source: Harper, Cynthia C. and Sara S. McLanahan. “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 14 (September 2004): 369-397
- A 2002 Department of Justice survey of 7,000 inmates revealed that 32% of jail inmates lived in mother-only households. Approximately forty-six percent of jail inmates in 2002 had a previously incarcerated family member. One-fifth experienced a father in prison or jail. Source: James, Doris J. Profile of Jail Inmates, 2002. (NCJ 201932.) Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, July 2004.
- Being raised by a single mother raises the risk of teen pregnancy, marrying with less than a high school degree, and forming a marriage where both partners have less than a high school degree. Source: Teachman, Jay D. “The Childhood Living Arrangements of Children and the Characteristics of Their Marriages.” Journal of Family Issues 25 (January 2004): 86-111.
- See more at http://www.fatherhood.org/media/consequences-of-father-absence-statistics#sthash.AiSDGBz7.dpuf