When a church hosts a Love-Wise Weekend, couples laugh together as they gain skills that:
- Connect their hearts,
- Connect their souls,
- Connect their minds and
- Connect their strengths.
Since marriage is a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:32), couples who connect their love with God’s wisdom will be amazed with their lives!
What others are saying . . .
“I never knew the Bible had so much to say about how to have a great marriage. Bill and Pam opened my eyes to the potential in our relationship.”
– James (married to Sharon)
“We had begun to see our strengths as problems and were arguing more and more. The Love-Wise Weekend helped us refocus and see our differences as strengths once again.”
– Laura (married to Stewart)
“I never thought a marriage event could be so much fun and insightful. We didn’t realize just how connected we could be to each other.”
– Scott (married to Angelique)
“We rediscovered why we married each other and found out there is more to our marriage than we originally thought.”
– Tina (married to Alberto)
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Love-Wise Weekend – a closer look
A Love-Wise Weekend begins with the realization that marriage is primarily a matter of the heart. The big challenge in a lifelong relationship is keeping our hearts soft toward God and toward each other. Ultimately, this is the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of willing partners. In a Love-Wise Weekend, Bill and Pam present 4 sets of skills couples can practice to keep their hearts in tune with God and each other.
Connect their hearts
Communication is more intense in marriage than any other relationship because we expose every aspect of who we are to one another. Skills from work and friendship are not sufficient for the emotionally charged environment of marriage. Couples will be introduced to romantically strategic ways of listening, conveying non-verbal messages and choosing words that make love grow.
Connect their souls
Two of the keys to developing a lifelong connection in marriage are the convictions we hold in our hearts and the friendship that exists within the marriage. Couples who make unified decisions based on vital issues and have fun together talk about marriage as a great thing.
Connect their minds
The Bible says it is possible to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind,” (Romans 12:2) and this is especially true in marriage. What we think about our spouse sets the tone for the relationship – and we think about each other constantly. Couples will encounter skills that discipline their minds to think strategically about each other.
Connect their strengths
The Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image (Genesis 2:27; Psalm 139:14) and we are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). As a result, we all married someone who is talented in areas we probably aren’t. Couples will explore their strategic strengths and how they combine to make 2 better than one.
What you can expect
- Humor will be a big part of the weekend
- All principles will be grounded in the Bible
- All principles will be presented in simple language
- Men will be respected and built up
- Women will be honored and empowered
- The teaching will have a “coaching” feel to it
- Skills will be the focus so people know what to and how to do it
- Bill and Pam will share from their personal experience – both success and setbacks
What you can expect not to happen
- People will not be asked to share with anyone except their spouse
- Volunteers may be asked to join Bill and Pam on stage but we will never put pressure on anyone to be up front