We recently had the privilege of serving at an Art of Marriage event at our office. The Art of Marriage, produced by Family Life (a ministry of Cru), is a video event designed to take place over a weekend in a church, community or home setting. The six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete to reinforce lessons. Topics covered included God’s design for marriage, the tendency to drift apart, marital roles, communication, romance, and leaving a legacy. Since its release in 2011, more than 400,000 have participated in The Art of Marriage video event and small-group series, with 97% saying they would recommend it to other couples.
This was held at our office and most in attendance were with Cru but a handful of guests also came as it was open to the public. We were blessed to have about 75 people in attendance. One person wrote,
“This event has encouraged me to continue growing. There were couples here that were married for over 50 years. It’s important to invest in your marriage, cause we can’t do it without God. Awesome resources by FamilyLife … thank you for caring for my marriage.”
Another conferee wrote,
“It provided a forum for my wife and I to discuss hard issues. I learned more about what she feels. Priceless!”
Another couple found the content challenging,
“…My wife and I are at a very difficult place so it was very painful to sit through several of the sessions and to be reminded how far we have to go to get to a place that is pleasant.”
In addition to the work that the Lord did in marriages, He also worked in the heart of one attendee who decided to make Christ his Lord and Savior.
Personally, God has been at work in Scott and my marriage. We have had multiple opportunities to trust God for growth as we have taken part in a few marriage focused-groups and training to become marriage mentors. We are humbled to be molded into the Lord’s image!
Macey and Eden are doing well. They enjoyed some extended time with my parents who visited last month. We enjoyed a trip to a farm where the girls had the opportunity to feed and hold animals. I think that the baby chicks were our favorite. Another weekend we went to the Florida State Fair and Eden pretended to be an ice cream truck driver. We so appreciate your love and support of our family. Please drop us a line to let us know how you are and how we can pray for you.
Andi & Scott, Macey “How-can-I-Possibly-Be-6-and-a-half?“, Eden “Wears-the-same-dress everyday” Mitchell
- For those who attended the Art of Marriage to grow in their marriages
- For our family to stay healthy (and lice-free!)
- For us to continue to grow in our marriage and be intentional in pursuing our relationship
- For continued prep for our mission trip