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“Three weeks ago we had a conflict that nearly ended our 10 year marriage. This weekend has given us enlightenment, hope, encouragement and strength to re-focus our marriage. We will be sharing our experiences with all who may benefit from our growth.”
Husband of 10 years
“I didn’t know what to expect having never attended anything like this. I have been blown away by the wisdom, authenticity and truth that has been presented. Thank you for not talking from stereotypes or making us feel guilty if we aren’t the …Christian stereotypical wife/husband. Thank you for your honesty.”
Wife of 6 years
Who will be leading the sessions?
Neil & Sharol Josephson
Dave & Rushia Klassen
Dave and Rushia have worked with Athletes in Action since 1989 and have been speaking at FamilyLife Canada conferences for 16 years. Their funny, candid and honest approach to sharing make them easy and enjoyable to listen to.
Keith & Sheila Gregoire
Keith & Sheila Gregoire have been married for 26 years and happily married for 21. Sheila is an award-winning marriage author, speaker and blogger. Keith is a community pediatrician and educator at Queen’s University. Together they spend a lot of time driving around North America in an RV, and FaceTiming with their two grown daughters.
Randy & Donna Carter
Together since their teens, Randy and Donna have enjoyed a long marriage. For over two decades they have been speaking across Canada and beyond with Straight Talk, which they co-founded in 1994. Randy is a youth speaker and ministry strategist. Donna is a best-selling author and radio host. They are known for being fun, real and approachable.
Brent & Céleste Trickett
Sheldon & Valerie Dean
Sheldon and Valerie have been married for 18 years and are high school sweet hearts. It has been quite the rollercoaster ride, but they will both tell you they are married to their best friend. Sheldon is on staff with FamilyLife, and Valerie works part time as a Registered Nurse and part time with FamilyLife. Together they are raising 3 wonderful children. They love to work with couples to strengthen and improve marriages, encourage families, and teach people about the importance of having a Christ centred life.
Che & Shireen Spencer
Che and Shireen have been happily married a little over 16 years. They have two wonderful boys ages 15 and 12. She has been in pastoral ministry for 15 years, with Che ministering alongside her in marriage ministry and being her number one supporter. Che works in the film and television industry, while Shireen is also a primary teacher. They are both passionate about helping others achieve the best relationship possible in their marriage journey.
Ben & Lisa Herbert
Ben & Lisa just celebrated their first decade of marriage and are well acquainted with the busyness that comes with young kids and growing careers. Ben is an accountant by day and a wedding officiant by night. Lisa lives and breathes marketing and communications, and also leans into emergency services as a volunteer medical first responder on the weekends. What’s on their bucket list? Hike “the Camino” and open a garden cafe in their retirement.
Matt & Arian Schorr
Matt and Arian Schorr have been married for 14 years and have 5 children. Matt, formerly a Police Officer, is now a Pastor in a local church. Arian was a public school teacher and now stays home, raising their growing family. They have a passion to see marriages and families thrive instead of survive. They enjoy roadtrips with their children and “doing life” with other families.
What will we do?
The weekend is a blend of full group sessions and downtime for the two of you - in fact a date night is built right in. The sessions have a workshop feel, mixing great information with time and tools for you to process what you are learning. And we mean just the two of you. There is no awkward sharing with strangers.
|7:00-9:00||Love That Lasts: Marriage Oneness|
|9:00-10:00||We Need To Talk (Communication)|
|11:00-12:30||Oneness in Disguise (Conflict)|
|2:00-3:30||I Do. No Clue. (Emotional Oneness)|
|9:00-9:15||How Well Do You Know Your Mate?|
|9:15-10:00||The Heart of Marriage (Spiritual Oneness)|
|10:15-11:15||5 Things Your Spouse Wants You To Know|
|11:45-12:30||Together For Good: Oneness Plan|
What will it cost?
- Per Couple ($190 per person)
- Regular rate is available until each event start date.
- Per Couple ($140 per person)
- Sign up early and save $100. Offer available for all locations and expires approximately 11 days before each conference start date.
- Per Couple ($90 per person)
- Available for all pastors serving a congregation in a local church. This is our way of saying thank you for serving your church.
- 5 Couples ($90 per person)
- Groups must be registered at least 2 days before event start date. Registrations within the group are non-refundable but may be transferred to another couple or location. *Any couples above the minimum 5 can be added at the group rate of $180/couple. The group rate also applies to gift certificates when bought in multiples of 5.
* $6 processing fee will be applied to each couple’s registration *
Our marriage is worth it. Sign us up!
Some locations sell out fast. Register early!
Over 80% Sold Out!
Blue Mountain Resort
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires Oct 21
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $128/night & up
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires Nov 4
Hotel: 1-800-441-1414 or 780-852-3301
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $176/night & up + $18 resort fee/night
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires Nov 11
Hotel: 1-800-606-8244 or 1-800-441-1414
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $169/night & up + $15 resort fee/night
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires February 3
Hotel: 1-250-384-8111 or 1-866-540-4429
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $184/night & up
Marriott on the Falls
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires February 17
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $135/night & up City view | $155/night & up Falls view
Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires Mar 16
Hotel: 819-423-6341 (ex. 7688) or 1-800-441-1414
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $169/night & up + $11 resort fee/night
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires April 6
Hotel: 403-762-6866 or 1-800-441-1414
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $179/night & up + $19 resort fee/night
Elk Ridge Resort
Early Bird Registration Rate Expires April 13
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $125/night & up + $15.95 resort fee/night