Marriage Getaways by Festival of Marriage Overview

Marriage Getaways by Festival of Marriage

October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014

If you want to build a healthy marriage and a God-honoring home that will have a positive and spiritual impact on your family for generations, Festivals of Marriage’s Power of the Home is your 2014 must-attend event.

Festivals of Marriage will guide you in making your home one in which family members:

  • Connect with God and each other
  • Grow in wisdom
  • Serve each other and your community
  • Go, sharing your faith with the world around you

Pastors, ministers of education, and other church staff members — Attend a Festival of Marriage weekend to focus on your own marriage, but think of your marriage ministry as well. Healthy marriages make healthy families, and healthy families make healthy churches. Bring a group of couples from your church for a fun, relaxing event and strengthen your congregation, one couple at a time.

Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman is the author of the bestselling Five Love Languages series, which includes The Five Love Languages, The Five Love Languages of Children, and Five Love Languages of Teenagers.  In addition to directing marriage seminars throughout the country, he hosts the nationally syndicated radio broadcast A Growing Marriage and is senior associate pastor for adult discipleship, marriage counseling,  and pastoral care at Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC. Gary is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wake Forest University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed assitional graduate work and Duke University and the University of North Carolina. For more information about his ministry, visit his

Steve and Debbie Wilson

Steve and Debbie Wilson are founders of Marriage Matters Now, a non-profit marriage ministry devoted to impacting marriages across the world. They are also co-founders of Four Points of View, a team building company, through which they lead conferences on marriage, parenting, relationships, women’s and men’s issues and hurts,  and corporate employee and leadership training. Steve is a former associate pastor of marriage and family and a former youth pastor. He is a graduate of William Jewel College and Louisiana Baptist University,  and Debbie is a graduate of Baylor University / Louisiana Baptist University.

Jonnie W.
Musical Guest

Once in a generation, someone comes along with the power and eloquence to inspire us all. Jonnie W. will entertain us while we wait for that person. With nothing more than a guitar and his razor-sharp wit, he has delighted audiences of all ages. Jonnie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, because that’s where all of his stuff is. He enjoys writing bios about himself, talking about himself in the third person, and gravy. Learn more at

Michael O’Brien
Musical Guest

Michael O’Brien is probably most known from his 7 year tenure as lead singer of the Christian band Newsong. But, he has actually been in the music ministry for some 20 years now and has built a reputation as an incredibly gifted singer/ songwriter with a heart for ministering to the body of Christ. The Love that Heidi and I share comes from the Author of love. God!  As Christian couples, our marriages should be a city on a hill!”  In the last several years, Michael and Heidi have shared their story of restoration on National Television and radio broadcasts across America.

10 Meal Plan
: Includes program fee, 2 nights lodging and meals (Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast) DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS: (Mountain Laurel) $523.00
DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS: (Rhododendron) $503.00
STANDARD ACCOMMODATIONS: (Pritchell, Maple, Walnut, Royal Gorge Apts) $473.00

8 Meal Plan: Includes program fee, 2 nights lodging and meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast).
DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS: (Mountain Laurel) $498.00
DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS: (Rhododendron) $478.00
STANDARD ACCOMMODATIONS: (Pritchell, Maple, Walnut, Royal Gorge Apts) $448.00

If you are not staying on campus the commuter rate is:  $250.00 per couple.

To make reservations for this great event please call 800.588.7222

Reserve your place now. Some locations sell out quickly!

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Friday, 10/10
1:00pm - Registration 
2:30pm - Breakout Session #1 
3:30pm - Break 
3:45pm - Breakout Session #2 
5:30pm - Dinner
7:00pm - General Session #1

Saturday, 10/11
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Breakout Session #3
9:45am - Breakout Session #4
11:00am - General Session #3
12 noon - Lunch
6:30 pm - Vow renewal
7:00 pm - General Session #2

Sunday, 10/12
7:30am - Breakfast
9:00am - General Session #3


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