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The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted
with Dr. Gary Chapman
A day of laughter and learning with your loved ones.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This conference is not a dry, formal marriage seminar – it’s a time of fun and discovery that can help you build the love relationship of your dreams. Whether you’re getting married in six months or have been married 60 years you’ll get solutions you can use. With biblical advice and a healthy dose of laughter, Dr. Chapman gives valuable tips on breaking unhealthy patterns and choosing to develop a God-honoring, happy marriage. Couples both married and engaged will benefit from practical sessions addressing topics like communication differences, dealing with criticism, understanding love languages, and making sex mutually fulfilling.
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Here’s a glimpse at what the one-day seminar led by Dr. Gary Chapman will entail:
8:15 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. Communication 101
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Understanding and Expressing Love
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Initiating Positive Change
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Making Sex a Mutual Joy
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. How to Share the Things that Bug You
3:30 p.m. Conference Concludes
Communication 101 – Healthy, honest communication is essential to establish and maintain a thriving marriage. Most couples admit they experience difficulty having meaningful conversations with their spouse. Some sadly say, “We don’t really talk at all.” Hear Dr. Gary Chapman’s memorable anecdotes and practical advice for couples on this important topic. Discover your own tendency to be a “babbling brook” or a “dead sea” and how to deal with the implications of these characteristics to enhance communication in your marriage.
Understanding and Expressing Love – What should couples do when those exciting feelings of love seem to be long gone? Dr. Chapman explains how to rekindle those emotions with some easy strategies that help husbands and wives express love to their spouses and refill each other’s empty “love tanks.” Learn your spouse’s “love language” and choose to act out of love – two crucial steps to renewing your relationship.
Initiating Positive Change – Dr. Chapman has a word to both wives and husbands in this session, as he demonstrates how the model of the Godhead is the key to thriving marriages. While stressing the value and significance of both partners, he will help couples gain clarity in their quest toward a unified, God-honoring marriage. You’ll receive advice on how to handle strong disagreements, power struggles and poor decisions.
Making Sex a Mutual Joy – We may giggle or avoid the subject, but there is no denying that God created sex and designed it as a powerful means for loving your spouse. Dr. Chapman reminds couples of God’s biblical intention for sex, while addressing common misconceptions and difficulties related to this important aspect of marriage.
How to Share the Things that Bug You – When differences within your marriage begin to give rise to resentment, how do you bring those issues up without damaging your mate? In this session, Dr. Chapman teaches ways to lovingly accept your spouse while letting your voice be heard. Learn the delicate art of constructive criticism and the value of a good laugh with your spouse.
About Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman has been involved in marriage and family counseling for over 35 years. His book, The Five Love Languages has been on the New York best seller list for years and has been published in 49 languages. He serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He holds B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees. He and his wife have been married for more than 45 years.