Programs & Events
As we plan marriage health and wellness programs and events, or find out about ones that are organized by others, we will post information about them here for your consideration. We hope you find one or more that is of value to you.
Monthly Marriage Tune-Ups
A marriage tune-up is a short session designed to help keep marriages healthy. Each session is focused on a topic that is important to the marriage relationship. Registration is required so that we have enough materials for all attending. Review the schedule below for 2019 and register for each tune-up, or for the ones that are of most interest to you. We hope to see you there!
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: A Tale of Two Brains
We will watch a humorous video by Mark Gungor who shows us the differences between how men and women think. We will follow up with a discussion about how these differences play out in many marriages and the implications for your own marriage.
Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 am. Register
Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. Register
Rules of Engagement: Fighting a Good Fight
Every marriage has conflict. It is inevitable. But did you know that healthy conflict can actually bring you closer together as a couple? The secret is learning how to have a fair fight. Using content based on The Good Fight
by Les Parrott, (as well as other marriage experts), we will explore how your next fight can be a good one.
Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm. Register
November 3, 2019 Tune-Up
The Grateful Spouse
You most likely promised “to love and to cherish” when you took your wedding vows. But, did you really think about what cherishing would look like in day to day living? We will be discussing information based on Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage by Gary Thomas. You will learn how a cherishing mindset can create a different tone for how you treat your spouse. Sunday, November 3 at 10:00 am. Register
The Gift of Marriage
The Bible is full of information about how God intends marriage to be. Together we will explore some of these biblical truths. During this season full of gift giving, learn how a healthy marriage is one of the greatest gifts of all--to each other, for your children, and for your family.
Sunday, December 1 at 10:00 am. Register
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 pm. Register
Jay and Laura Laffoon
Jay and Laura offer a variety of fun and funny events for married couples, including cruises, The Ultimate Date Night, and the Celebrate Your Marriage conference. Visit their website
to for dates and locations. Coming to Columbus November 7, 2019, 7:00-9:30 PM - The Wonder of Love with Jay & Laura
. Click here
for more information and to register. Will also be in Heath, Ohio November 8, 2019.
Marriage Date Night
Laugh and have fun as a couple, while learning things that can help keep your marriage healthy and strong. Coming to Columbus November 15, 2019
. For all dates and locations, and to register click here
Weekend to Remember
FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember® is a two-and-a-half day getaway weekend that is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or fragile it is. By getting away from the distractions of life, you can fortify your most important relationship and work toward building wonderful memories together, for decades to come.
Weekend to Remember is not a large group counseling session or small group discussion. You won't be asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone. You will listen to engaging talks from marriage experts, then take private time alone with your spouse to work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come. Coming back to Columbus, Ohio April 3-5, 2020
Register using our group name (ForEachOther) at checkout and receive $100 off your registration as a couple. This discount applies to any date and location.
For more information, including dates and locations for the getaways, and to register, visit the FamilyLife website
. When you register, be sure to use our group name (ForEachOther)
at checkout to receive $100 off your registration as a couple.
Gary Chapman Speaking Events
Whether you’re looking for a weekend conference, a romantic evening out, or a full-blown vacation, Dr. Gary Chapman offers a variety of speaking events designed to help you and your loved one put the wisdom of The 5 Love Languages
® into practice. Every year, thousands of couples nationwide attend to build on the principles of The 5 Love Languages
® and to gain new insight into their relationships. Click here
for event dates and locations.
Gary Thomas Speaking Events
Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. Marriage books include Cherish
, Sacred Marriage
, and Lifelong Love
. Click here
for dates and locations of speaking events for these and other topics.
XO Marriage Conference
Put on by Marriage Today
, XO Conference is a one or two-day experience that provides expert marriage advice and practical teachings to help couples navigate their marriage journey. You’ll hear from Christian marriage expert Jimmy Evans, Dave and Ashley Willis, and many other leading speakers about the secrets to a healthy, thriving marriage. At XO, you can expect dynamic teachings, worship, and an inspiring environment that will help you and your spouse escape the ordinary and build a strong marriage. For more information and to register, click here
Soul Healing Groups for Women
REGISTRATTION CLOSED. Check back in the future for new dates in 2020. Julaine will facilitate discussion for women to journey together for 11 weeks through Dr. Tammy Smith's video, book, and workbook. We will read the book, view the video series based on the book, and delve into our own “stuff” through an individual workbook. In addition, we will look to encounter Jesus through some experiential exercises, music, and different models of prayer. Cost is $35 which covers the cost of the book, video guide, workbook, and other supplies used during the 11-week experience.
Wild at Heart Groups for Men
REGISTRATION CLOSED. Check back in the future for new dates in 2020. Doug will facilitate discussion for groups of men to go on an adventure together for 8 weeks through John Eldredge's video, book, and workbook.
Blended Family Group
REGISTRATION CLOSED. Check back in the future for new dates in 2020. Doug and Julaine will facilitate discussion and bring their experience in blending families during this 8-week small group, starting Sept. 22. Ron L. Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended™ and one of the nation's leading experts on Christian stepfamilies, will share (via video) seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provide practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily.