Do Marriages Need Maintenance?

Did you know that the average cost of a wedding is around $26,000? Yet as married couples we so easily balk at spending a few hundred dollars to help maintain our marriage. Just like our homes and cars, our marriages (even great ones) need a tune up!

We recently attended the Weekend to Remember marriage conference in Appleton and were blown away by the humorous and engaging speakers who really helped us understand God’s blueprint for marriage. This is a marriage conference for couples in various stages of life – those who are not yet married, those who are looking to reconnect, and even those who are considering divorce.


In all honestly, while we were excited to go away for the weekend together, we didn’t really think we needed to go. We went to reconnect – to get a temporary escape from the basketball games, errands, science fair projects – and focus on each other. Having attended this conference, we are completely convinced that no matter what the current status of your marriage, if you take the time to do something like this, you will not regret it! The conference inspired conversations and understanding between us that would have never happened otherwise.

This conference 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 with Biblically-based insights from marriage experts, then be given private time alone with your spouse to work on assignments related to the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come.

Weekend to Remember comes to Madison once a year, and it is coming up on May 19-21. To learn more about the conference and register, go to Use the group code of love4you to receive $100 off the couple registration fee.

Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage (Hebrews 13:4a).

A strong marriage is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and our family. It is worth every minute and every penny! As the conference website tells us, “Great marriages require intentionality and investment—just like a garden that must be watered in order to grow.” Let us know if you have any questions ([email protected])!

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