top of page
Friday, Oct. 13, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM and
Saturday, Oct 14, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
JOURNEY TO US
This is a unique two-day experience here at Lima Baptist Temple. This weekend is designed to create a safe place for couples to reconnect and find their way back to the story God created for them.
Focus marriage experts, Chris and Alisa Grace, share about the struggles they’ve faced as a married couple and then take a deep dive into the practical, Bible-based tools they use to keep their marriage on track. Couples leave with practical tips and action steps to strengthen their marriage and encourage other couples. The Cost is $50.00 per couple. Sign up down below!
SPEAKERS & SESSION BREAKDOWN
SAFE & SECURE
When two people feel safe and secure, they relax and open their hearts, and then, friendship, passion, fun, intimacy and connection happen effortlessly. Therefore, an important goal is to build a marriage that feels like the safest and most secure place on earth. We will give the couples simple and practical ways to create safety and security in their marriage.
The word “intimate” comes from two Latin words meaning, “innermost” and “to make known.” Intimacy therefore is when we make known our innermost being and we are completely “seen” without judgment or fear (naked and unafraid). We will teach a communication method called “Heart Talk” to help couples reach the deepest levels of intimacy and connection.
POWER OF HEALTHY CONFLICT
Your marriage needs conflict! Conflict helps couples learn about themselves as individuals and about their marriage relationship. Thus, the key isn’t to eliminate conflict but to learn how to better manage differences through “healthy” conflict. We will give couples a new perspective of why we argue by teaching them the Reactive Cycle and will give them simple tools and effective strategies to break this unproductive cycle.
In a marriage, you are on the same team. Thus, you either “win” together or “lose” together. There is no such thing as a “win-lose” solution because you’re on the same team. We will help the couples learn to function as a team and make decisions that both people feel good about.
CARING FOR SELF
God’s greatest commandment says we are to love Him and others “as” we love ourselves. However, many Christians have rewritten this verse to read: Love God and others “instead” of ourselves. We can’t fulfill our purpose to love God and others from a place of emptiness and exhaustion. It’s our job to take great care of ourselves spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. We will help couples learn how to give out God’s love from a place of abundance. Everyone wins when the individuals are full, whole and healthy.
5:30 PM Doors Open
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 - 9:30 PM -Sessions 1 & 2
8:30 AM - Doors Open
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Sessions 3,4, & 5
SPEAKERS: CHRIS & ALISA GRACE
For more than 30 years, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace have been writing, researching, teaching, and speaking to thousands of couples, churches, and college students on healthy Christ-centered relationships. They are the co-directors of Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships, where Chris is a social psychologist/full professor and Alisa is an adjunct faculty member. Together they host the popular podcast, The Art of Relationships, and teach an undergraduate class on relationships. They also co-authored the Marriage Mentoring Workbook and Video Series and serve on the speaking team for Family Life’s Weekend to Remember Conferences. The Graces have two adult children who are married, as well as their unexpected blessing who is now in college. They are also very proud grandparents of three!
bottom of page