Now and then. . .marriage mentors need to have a bit of refueling. . .
so this weekend we left the farm in the care of our kids and off we went.
Tell me the truth .. .when is the last time you found yourself seated in a marriage seminar?
If it's been awhile, perhaps you should whisper the suggestion in your sweet hearts ear and look one up.
Our involvement in our church has led us to a wonderful program for engaged couples. .
It is a pre-marriage alpha course called The Marriage Preparation Course. . (makes sense)
For five weeks Terry and I host a table with two engaged couples.
We watch a video with them . . .the video pauses leaving them alone to work on an exercise designed to develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage.
We serve desserts. . and snacks. . .while they work through their manual.
We share tidbits with them that has helped our own marriage.. .
They share their love stories with us. . .and we share ours with them.
They share their engagement stories with us. . .and we share ours with them.
They share their concerns. . and we share how we have worked through our struggles as well.
We've seen that video series enough to know what is coming next. . .so this weekend .. .we needed something new. . for us mentors.
The video series called Laugh your way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor. . .
had us laughing. . .and sharing. . and feeling challenged. . .to make our marriages. . .
more exciting. . .more passionate. . .and stronger.
In between. . .I zipped here and there. . .
camera strung around my neck. .
enjoying the beauty of the weather. . .the friendships we have. . .and the beautiful ocean side setting.
It was without a doubt. . .worth every penny.
I took . . .more pictures. .
which I will share the rest of the week. .