Your marriage and the marriages around you are colored by personalities, passions, and experience. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form.

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That’s why for more than 35 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24 RVCC is once again hosting “The Art of Marriage,” which weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

This isn’t just a recording of one or two speakers at a marriage conference. In The Art of Marriage, over 40 ministry leaders provide the biblically centered teaching while couples who have struggled in marriage openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness and grace.

The video sessions cover the following topics:

Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)
-God designed marriage and has a great plan in mind.
-The primary purpose of marriage is to reflect God’s glory to a watching world.
-It is important to receive your mate as God’s perfect gift for you.

Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)
-Couples naturally drift toward isolation.
-Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.
-Sin has affected every marriage.
-The gospel brings healing and reconciliation.
-Couples must learn to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit in marriage.

Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)
-God designed different responsibilities for men and women in marriage.
-Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.
-God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
-God calls women to respect and support their husbands.

Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)
-Conflict is common to all marriages.
-The goal is not to be conflict-free but to learn to handle conflict correctly when it occurs.
-Healthy conflict resolution occurs when couples are willing to seek and grant forgiveness.

Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)
-God created sex and has a wonderful design in mind.
-A satisfying sex life is the result of a satisfying marriage relationship.
-The ultimate purpose of sex is to bring pleasure and glory to God.

Session 6: Love Always (Legacy)
-To leave a godly legacy, we must think about the impact of our lives on future generations.
-Our hope for leaving a lasting legacy is through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
-Leaving a godly legacy requires putting a stake in the ground.

To register for the event at RVCC Starting Friday night at 6pm Oct. 23, and continuing Saturday, Oct. 24
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