February 19-21, 2016 (Friday - Sunday)
Branson, MO: Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center
Marriage Getaways offer married couples some much-needed alone time in fun locations, while also providing encouraging and topical marriage helps from some of the country's most popular Christian speakers and breakout leaders. **Price per couple.**
Price per couple
Ready for a romantic lakefront experience with your sweetheart? Then head to Branson, MO, located on the beautiful mountaintops of the Ozarks overlooking Missouri's scenic Table Rock Lake.
In addition to the weekend's encouraging marriage breakout sessions led by our top-notch speakers and comedy, you'll also engage in powerful worship services filled with music and moving testimonies. You'll grow closer to God, and as a result, closer to your spouse.
And the date time on Saturday afternoon? It's completely up to you. Enjoy some well deserved relaxation on the resort or take in the area sights and entertainment that Branson has to offer.
Plan something special at the Spa Chateau during your stay. Reference Marriage Getaway to receive a 10% service discount on any service booked along with a complimentary enhancement. Advance appointments are recommended as availability will be limited. Book directly at 417-243-1700 and view their services online at http://www.spachateau.com.
Call in to register 20 couples and receive one free registration for another couple. Register 40 couples and receive two free registrations. Groups must be registered at one time to receive the incentive, no add-ons allowed to receive incentive.
*Free Registrations are to events only, no travel or meals included in incentive.
Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center
415 North State Highway 265
Branson, MO 65616
Steve and Debbie Wilson
Steve and Debbie are the founders of Marriage Matters Now, Inc, which is a non-profit, 501c(3), Marriage Ministry devoted to impacting marriages across the world. Steve and Debbie are passionate about seeing marriages and families become all that Jesus desires for them to be. God has entrusted them with an amazing privilege to touch thousands of lives and enrich countless marriages. They have been married for 37 years and have 3 grown children, a daughter in law, one son in law and 4 amazing grandchildren. Steve and Debbie are engaging and authentic in their message to couples. Ephesians 3:17-20 is the foundation of their message!
Barrett and Jenifer Johnson
Platform & Breakout Speakers
After serving as Family Ministers in large churches for 15 years, Barrett and Jenifer Johnson launched INFO for Families to help regular families stay informed, equipped, and on task. Their book, The Talks, guides families as they navigate our hyper-sexualized culture. They have 5 kids, from a married 23 year-old to an active 8 year-old. With 25 years of marriage under their belts, 3 teenagers in their home, and their first grandchild born in 2013, they have truly experienced it all. They blog and provide resources at www.INFOforFamilies.com.
Jake is a full time itinerate worship leader residing in Atlanta, GA. He has been in ministry for over 26 years. He is one of the worship leaders at one of the country's fastest growing churches, 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA.In addition to being a worship leader; he is also a comedian/motivational speaker. While worship has been the primary aspect of Jake's ministry, it is the delivery of his life's story that gives people the freedom to look at themselves and laugh. Jake's sense of humor has always been contagious from the stage. Because of this, he dared himself to try his hand at stand up as a means of simply checking it off his “bucket list”. And he's been very successful. Jake has toured over the past 3 years with nationally known comedian HENRY CHO as his exclusive feature act. Henry has mentored Jake so that he is now a headliner comedian performing his own shows across the country. Because of the combination of these gifts, Jake has performed with many Christian artists like Michael W Smith, NewSong, Point of Grace, 4Him, and others. He's appeared on Christian television, radio stations, corporate functions, as well as being featured on many of Royal Caribbean's cruise ships.I don't see myself as a Christian comedian, but a Christian that also does comedy - a big difference in my opinion - as well as lead worship. My heart beats to engage people with truth using humor as an observation to examine ourselves…and even laughing a little in the process.
Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe
Jackie and Stephana are the creators of the 7 Rings of Marriage, and the parents of three beautiful children. They have been friends since they were teenagers, more than half of their lives, and have been married since June 2001. Jackie is an author, blogger, and speaker who helps men better lead and love their families, and the author of the LifeWay published 7 Rings of Marriage book and Bible Study. Stephana formed a Classical Conversations Homeschooling Community and spent the past four years as the Community Director, before stepping down to focus on the homeschooling of their children and to minister to married couples with Jackie. The Bledsoe's have a heart for marriage forged through God's grace in their own marriage, which has thrived through homelessness (twice!), job loss and financial despair, loneliness, in-law and intimacy issues. Their desire is for God to use their story as one of hope and inspiration to other marriages. They reside in Indianapolis, IN.
Scott and Angela Hunter
Scott and Angela Hunter - Scott and Angela have been married 20 years. They have been attending LifeWay's Marriage Getaways since 2001 and started leading workshops in 2007. Scott and Angela work full time vocations and they are also the co-founders of Marriage on Fire Ministries. The Hunter's are a beautifully blended family with three daughters, a son-in-law, and two grand-babies. Their desire is to be open and honest with you about struggles they have encountered and to give you a clear picture of the grace of Jesus Christ.
There are two steps in the registration process for this event:
1) Register for the event now by registering online or calling 1.800.254.2022.
2) Then call the hotel below to reserve your stay when you receive the discount code with your registration confirmation.
Register by Phone:
Call LifeWay Events Registration toll free at 800.254.2022
Register by Fax:
Fax your information to: 615.251.3730.
Discounted room rates start at $129.00 plus taxes. Use LifeWay’s Marriage Getaway as the discount code when making your reservations.
Register by Mail:
Mail your information to:
P.O. Box 24001
Nashville, TN 37202
Bring your registration confirmation with you to the event to check in at the start of the event.
Canceling beyond 30 days of arrival, 50% of registration fee will be refunded. Canceling 30 days or less prior to arrival, full program fee will be forfeited. Only one transfer to the next year is allowed.
AccommodationsChateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center
415 North State Highway 265
Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone:Toll Free: 1-888-333-LAKE (5253)
Phone: (417) 334-1161
Fax: (417) 339-5566
|2:30pm||Breakout Session 1|
|4:00pm||Breakout Session 2|
|Hotel Check In (anytime after 4:00 pm)|
|9:00am||Breakout Session 3|
|10:30am||Breakout Session 4|
|11:45am||Break for Free Afternoon|
|6:30pm||Vow Renewal (Optional)|
|8:45pm||Date Night Movie *Optional|
Blended Families: Shaken Not Stirred - Scott & Angela Hunter
40 percent of married couples with children in the US are step-couples. When not being used by James Bond, "shaken, not stirred" is used to mean "having had a shock but not suffering lasting mental effects from it." Learn how to take “yours, mine and ours” to “beautifully blended.”
Date Night "Foreplay": Setting the Mood for Great Date Nights and a Deeper Connection - Jackie & Stephana Bledsoe
Most couples know regular and consistent date nights are one way to connect with one another. Yet, not every couple has consistent date nights. One big reason is date nights aren't like they used to be and can become more of a chore. Having date night "foreplay" will not only get you and your spouse in the mood and excited for date night, but will also help you make a deeper connection. Leave with your own Date Night in a Box and Date Night "Foreplay" ideas to make date night the highlight of your week, every week.
Frustration or Celebration? Making Gender Differences Work For You - Barrett & Jenifer Johnson
Men and women are clearly wired differently, and that's a good thing. But in the craziness of married life, these God-given differences can often lead to bitterness and anger. Come gain a fresh understanding of the differences and learn how to value the unique strengths that your spouse brings to your marriage.
Leaving a Legacy! - Steve & Debbie Wilson
Marriage and Parenting tend to go hand in hand. Behind that is the realization that no matter the shape of our marriage, a legacy is being built. Let us help you build the legacy you want to see lived out in your family!
Lego Lessons and Marriage Masterpieces - Jackie & Stephana Bledsoe
Our kids create Lego designs that I only dreamed I could have created as a kid. I'd always give up before I could create something worthwhile. I finally figured out why. And it's the same thing that causes some couples to quit on their marriage. Learn a few Lego lessons that will not only prevent you from quitting on your marriage, but help you create your very own marriage masterpiece.
Let’s Get Real! (Panel) - For Men Only - Barrett Johnson (Facilitator), Jackie Bledsoe, and Scott Hunter
Come sit in a safe place with like men to hear the top issues all marriages face, to better understand what your spouse is actually feeling and thinking. The experienced panel speakers are of all ages, seasons, and experiences, sharing and encouraging how to better relate within your marriage.
Let’s Get Real! (Panel) - For Women Only - Angela Hunter (Facilitator), Jenifer Johnson, and Stephana Bledsoe
Come sit in a safe place with like women to hear the top issues all marriages face, to better understand what your spouse is actually feeling and thinking. The experienced panel speakers are of all ages, seasons, and experiences, sharing and encouraging how to better relate within your marriage.
Marriage and Family and Careers, Oh My! - Scott & Angela Hunter
Similar to many other challenges in marriage, work-life balance requires negotiating and agreeing on your shared priorities. Whether you both work, one spouse works, work is inside or outside the home, the key to balance is preparation. Join us to develop balance strategies for your home.
Sex in Marriage: Moving from "Not Tonight" to "We Can't Wait" - Barrett & Jenifer Johnson
When you're tired and stressed, it can sometimes be difficult to get "in the mood." But most couples find that once they do, they're glad they did. Come discover God's design for intimacy in marriage and how you can find creative ways to keep the spark in your love life.
What Are You Saying Beyond Your Words! - Steve & Debbie Wilson
In every marriage we struggle with communicating what we really feel. We have tried reading each other’s minds, assuming we know what the other is thinking and guessing from one minute to the next. Come let us help you decipher what your mate may really be trying to say!
What’s Underneath The Covers...Of Your Heart! - Steve & Debbie Wilson
Does anyone really know what is going on behind the walls of our homes? It took us years to identify what continued to pull us apart instead of bringing us together. We will discuss 3 realistic wrinkles in the covers of our heart.
FRIDAY 2:30 PM
FRIDAY 4:00 PM
SATURAY 9:00 AM
SATURDAY 10:30 AM
Blended Families: Shaken Not Stirred
Date Night "Foreplay": Setting the
Frustration or Celebration?
Leaving a Legacy!
St. Moritz Room
Lego Lessons and Marriage Masterpieces
Let's Get Real! (Panel) For Men Only
Let's Get Real! (Panel) ÂÂÂFor Women Only
Marriage and Family and Careers, Oh My!
Sex in Marriage: Moving from
What Are You Saying Beyond Your Words!
St. Moritz Room
What's Underneath The Covers...Of Your Heart!
St. Moritz Room
St. Moritz Room
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