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Marriage Renewal Weekend FAQ

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“Who can benefit from attending a Marriage Renewal Weekend?”

Couples from all walks of life and in different stages of their relationships have benefited greatly from attending Cornerstone’s distinctively Christian Marriage Renewal Weekend. We frequently receive testimonies from couples telling us how God has used the Weekend to heal their relationship, bring them closer to Him and closer to each other. The Weekend is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background, whether married just a few years or many, whether separated, divorced, or remarried. The Weekend offers a wonderful opportunity to get away and learn and apply God’s plan for marriage. What you and your spouse will get during the Weekend is not just one couple’s opinion on marriage. Instead, it is the result of more than 20 years of biblical studies that have been distilled into an easy-to-understand process for healing a hurting marriage, and providing the tools needed to build a healthy marriage.

“Is the Marriage Renewal Weekend Biblical?”

Yes! Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries believes that God created the world, including man, woman, and marriage. Therefore, God’s truth found in the Bible are the ultimate authority for those seeking a healthy, fulfilling marriage. We consider the Bible first and foremost in all of our teaching, counseling and materials. Our Marriage Renewal Weekend program is based upon  solid Biblical Christian Marriage Counseling principles

“What is the Format and Atmosphere of the Marriage Renewal Weekend?”

Even though there will be 20-25 other couples attending, the Weekend is designed just for you and your spouse to learn and interact together as a couple. The format is not group counseling, and nobody is asked to share anything about their marriage during the sessions.  The format of the Marriage Renewal Weekend combines experential learning sessions delivered by a husband/wife ministry team, with designated times set aside for guided projects to be done as a couple.  We have ongoing question-and-answer times and each couple has access to our professionally trained ministry team couples who are available throughout the weekend to counsel and coach you on an individual/couple basis.

Marriage Renewal Weekend Dress –

The Marriage Renewal Weekend is very casual. Dress comfortably. We all have varying degrees of hot/cold comfort, so plan ahead by wearing short sleeves (even in winter months) and bringing a sweater or jacket (even in summer months).

“What is the Itenenary for the Marriage Renewal Weekend?”

Friday 3:00PM – 6:30PM    Room Check-In 6:30PM – 6:30PM    Check-In at Meeting Room 7:00PM – 10:00PM  Sessions I & II Saturday 8:30AM – 5:30PM    Sessions III, IV, V, VI 5:30PM – 6:30PM    Supper 6:30PM – ?:00PM    Couple Project Sunday 9:00AM – 4:00PM     Sessions VII, VIII, IX, X

“Do I need to be a Christian to attend?”

No! All are welcome! Although we are a Christian Marriage Counseling Ministry, we are respectful and considerate of each person’s spiritual orientation. We do not use the Bible to condemn you. But rather we accept you as you are, and do not judge you.

“Where do we stay?”  “Is Food and Lodging included?”

For your convenience, we offer our retreats at two venues; (1) Hotel venues and (2) Premier Retreat/Conference Center venues. *Retreats held at Hotel Venues include program and materials for two, but do not include meals and lodging.  To maximize your Marriage Renewal Weekend experience, we strongly encourage you to stay at the Hotel where our sessions will occur. We have arranged room discount pricing with the Hotel. *Premier Retreats held at Retreat/Conference Center venues are all-inclusive, and include program, materials, meals and lodging for two.

“Do you offer post-weekend support?”

Yes. Not only do we equip you with tools to help you keep your relationship on track, we also offer you an optional four-session “After-Care” program. Tele-coaching support is also available after the weekend.  We feel strongly that “After-Care” is vital to your success after the Marriage Renewal Program.

“Additional Info”

Many couples (about 45%) come from out of state. You should plan to arrive around 3-5:00 PM on Friday for Accomodations Check-In.  Snacks are served prior to the first session, and the first session starts at 7:00PM.  Should you need additional information or have other questions, please email us at: info@MarriageMinistry.org or call us at (281) 304-1500.

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