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Weekend To Remember Getaway Provides Marriage Tune-Up


Weekend To Remember Getaway Provides Marriage Tune-Up

The next Weekend to Remember Getaway, designed to strengthen and improve marriages, will be held at the superb Waipuna International Hotel on September 7-9 2012.

The conference, covers real life issues that affect marital relationships. It’s designed to help any couple - whether married or engaged, for marriages that are strong or struggling.

As one couple from the last getaway in June wrote, “We found the course totally inspiring. We are newly married and now feel we now are equipped with tools to use in our marriage that will inevitably have its ups and downs over time. We would totally recommend this course to married couples who have just got married or who have been married 20 years.” One of the keynote speaker couples are Andy and Nikki Bray. Andy and Nikki Bray have experienced their share of difficult times in their 22 year-old marriage: Andy lost his kidneys at the age of 21 due to a simple sore throat and is one of NZ’s longest-term dialysis patients. As a consequence he’s faced numerous other health set-backs, such as a stroke, and heart attack. But the hardest challenge of all was the death of their 16 year-old daughter Natasha in the Elim College Mangatepopo River Tragedy in 2008. Against this energy-sapping backdrop, as Directors of FamilyLife they continue to travel the country inspiring others on what it takes to build a successful lasting marriage and family life. Andy and Nikki relate to couples who are struggling to cope and dedicate their lives to passing on proven tools to encourage couples not to just survive, but to thrive at home, where it really matters.

Since the first conference at the Waipuna in 1992, more than 20,000 people have particpated in FamilyLife Marriage Conferences around the country. The weekend seminar features general plenary sessions, men-only and women-only sessions, private interaction time for couples, and a romantic date night. Topics include: myths of marriage, communication skills, resolving conflict, expressing forgiveness and achieving intimacy. As well as skills on how to be a great mum and dad. Registration starts from $195 per couple, including supper, morning and afternoon teas and comprehensive workbooks.

The conference offers a money-back guarantee. For more information please call FamilyLife 0800 800 680 or book on-line at


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