Marriage Refreshment Weekend 2017-10-23T09:49:06+00:00

Marriage Refreshment Weekend

Nov 10-11 • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara • $25

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Illuminate

16 You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.

– Matthew 5:16 Voice

“Illuminate is a reminder that music sheds light on people through their dark times.” – Shawn Mendes

 Music moves our hearts, illumines our innermost thoughts, and helps us express ourselves transparently. Speaking to our human condition, Shawn Mendes’ latest acclaimed album, entitled “Illuminate”, expresses the intimacy and hope each of us long to experience, and so it serves as the theme of our 2017 Marriage Refreshment Weekend.

Transparency builds intimacy (1 John 1:5-7), and it’s how God transforms any marriage to become one full of hope, purpose, and resilience for the tumultuous times in which we live. This is why God destined each of us to become an illuminating light to our families, communities, and the world – by being passionately rooted in him and pursuing the good he destined us to do.

 It is easy to get distracted and the let the “busy-ness” of life cause us to neglect our marriages and needs of each other. Our annual Marriage Refreshment Weekend is an opportunity for each of us to…Reconnect, Reflect, and Refresh one another.

SESSION 1 (Friday, 7:30 pm):  Reconnect

Class 1: Reconnect: Defeating Distance in Marriage

Class 2: Reconnect: Transparency in Marriage

Class 3: Reconnect: Strength in Marriage

Class 4: Reconnect: Dreaming Together

After opening classes, there will be a transition to different “date-night” themed rooms:

Dance Party

Jazz Club

Game Room / Karaoke

Café Lounge

SESSION 2 (Saturday, 10 am): Reflect

1. There’s No Holding Me Back
The Faith to Do the Impossible

2. Mercy: 
Forgiveness and the Faith to Let Things Go

3. Honest:
Communication Built on Transparency

4. Running Low
Spirituality for the Over-scheduled & Over-committed

5. Never Be Alone: 
Intimacy to Be Secure and Resilient

SESSION 3 (Saturday, 11:15 am): Refresh (DIY Classes)

1. Refocus:  From Performance to Purpose-Centered Parenting

2. Influence: Learning To Inspire By Impacting Friends & Neighbors

3. Restart:  How to Make a Comeback In Your Marriage

4. Lifetime:  Loving Your Kids After They Leave Home

5. Compassion: How to Make Room for Others

6. Community:  Becoming a Team for Good

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