Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love Like You Mean It

I'm a proponent of marriage!  I want marriages to work.  I want people to realize how good marriage can be.  I read a lot about marriage.  I talk to a lot of people about marriage.  I want people to work on their marriage when they think things are good.  So, as you can imagine, I was super excited to learn that there would be ANOTHER Love Like You Mean It marriage cruise!

Dan and I planned to do this cruise earlier this year.  But, when we realized we were in the very close stages to calling a new Worship Pastor, we realized we could not be out at that time.  So we cancelled.  But, friends of ours went.  This is a portion of what she said it about it on her blog

There was always a main session after our meal. They began with praise and worship and you could literally feel the tidal wave of the Holy Spirit rush through that place. Chill bumps covered our bodies, tears streamed down our cheeks at times, and the smiles on our faces seemed to never go away. The message always hit home and motivated us to love one another deeper than we already did when we walked on to that boat. There were also fun things to do like karaoke and newlywed games. They had lots of concerts with big name artists and lots of side seminars that you could attend if you wanted to.

Jim and I walked on the ship believing that we had most everything in our marriage “together” and we really didn’t NEED any of the seminars or breakout sessions. We were excited about being a part of it, being around other Christian couples, and hearing what Family Life had to say, but we didn’t really NEED a “marriage cruise”. Wow! Were we wrong! We learned more about one another, we forgave hurts, we met friends that we will cherish forever, we saw couples that had drawn up divorce papers recommit to one another and say those papers were going in the trash, we relaxed, rejuvenated and even renewed our own vows under the moonlight in the middle of the ocean. Most importantly, God showed us something He had for US to do together, as a couple. He revealed another purpose that He put us on this earth for. We learned how to communicate more effectively with one another and we learned exactly what God intended for our marriage to look like. Not only does that affect us, it in turn affects our children, our family, our friends, our church, and our community. This was so much more than amazing. It was truly a piece of heaven on earth!

While I'm really sad we missed this year, I'm so excited about going in 2015.  And, I'm even more excited about taking a group.  We have registered and paid our deposit.  We are going.  We just really want to take as many of you with us that we can!  You don't have to live here.  You can fly or drive in.  We sail out of Miami on February 9, 2015.  

Please, go HERE and read more about the cruise! It is more costly than a typical cruise because it includes top notch entertainment and speakers.  You are paying for a cruise and a conference.  But, it is an investment in your marriage that you won't regret once you are there.  We paid our deposit today and the balance is divided into 10 monthly payments for no additional fee.  

Someone told me today that they had no desire to pay for a cruise that is typically a relaxing vacation just to have to sit in conferences and seminars.  NOTHING is required.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  But, from all I hear, once you go to one thing, you are pretty hooked and don't want to miss any of it. 

So, if you want more information, please contact me.  We would LOVE to have you join us for this great week.  Our group is registered.  There is a special through March 14th that is Buy One fare and Get One Fare half off.  Plus you get the early bird discount of $50 a person.  It's a great deal!

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