Which works better for you: the early or the late track?

We know that some can’t be away from your home congregation during the weekend, and some can’t miss work during the week. To solve this problem, we offer two options: the early and the late track.

The early track starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

The late track starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Whichever track you attend, you’ll receive a download link to all lessons after the retreat.

In addition to the official marriage retreat, Wednesday night and Sunday services at the Sevierville Church of Christ will feature our retreat speakers.

The 2017 Schedule

All times Eastern Time

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 p.m. – Jesus Went Up on a Mountain (John 6:3), Cliff Goodwin

Wednesday and Sunday sessions will be held at the Sevierville Church of Christ, 208 Hicks Drive, Sevierville, TN 37864. All other sessions will take place at the Pigeon Forge Holiday Inn.

Early Track Schedule

Thursday, February 16

  • 2:00–5:30 p.m. Registration
  • 5:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games. Jim Dearman, Chattanooga, TN
  • 6:00 p.m. Marriage: A Mountain of Holiness (Psalm 48:1): A Good Marriage Is Worth Fighting For. Brandon Britton, Lake City, Florida
  • 7:00 p.m. A Mountain Apart by Themselves (Mark 9:2) (1): Keeping the Honeymoon Current. David Shannon, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Friday, February 17

  • 9:30 a.m. The Mountain of Temptation (Luke 4:5). All Christians—and thus all marriages—face temptations. This lesson focuses on training our minds against adultery, dependencies, and destructive habits. David Shannon
  • 10:30 a.m. The Mountain of Decision (Matthew 3:13). Making the Decision to Never Stop Discovering—You Don’t Know Everything about Me Yet (1 Peter 3)—May Be the Key to Your Future. Brandon Britton
  • 1:00 p.m. Writing Contest/Awards. Jim Dearman
  • 1:30 p.m. A Mountain Apart by Themselves (Mark 9:2) (2). This lesson looks at managing time and energy to balance a great marriage while allowing for healthy relationships with children, friends, success at work, and personal time. David Shannon
  • 2:30 p.m. Say to This Mountain, Be Cast into the Sea (Mark 11:23). This lesson looks at how to break free of thoughts and habits that hinder your relationship. It includes a discussion of social media, technology, and comparing our lives with those in movies and worldly “friends.” Brandon Britton

Late Track Schedule

Friday, February 17

  • 3:30–5:30 p.m. Registration
  • 5:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games. Jim Dearman
  • 6:00 p.m. Marriage: A Mountain of Holiness (Psalm 48:1). A Good Marriage Is Worth Fighting for. Brandon Britton
  • 7:00 p.m. Supper Break
  • 8:30 p.m. Newlywed Game. Jim Dearman
  • 9:00 p.m. A Mountain Apart by Themselves (Mark 9:2) (1): Keeping the Honeymoon Current. David Shannon

Saturday, February 18

Something new! Split tracks depending on your time married.

Not for Little Ears

Classes for Couples Married 10 Years or Less.

Classes will be taught at the Sevierville Church of Christ, 408 Hicks Drive, Sevierville, TN.

  • 9:40-10:00 a.m. Finances: Managing Money without Fighting. This class looks at establishing goals and discipline so that money never becomes a problem, David Shannon
  • 10:00-10:20 a.m. Leisure time: Putting Fun Back into Marriage. Cliff Goodwin
  • 10:20-10:40 a.m. Starting a family: Some Things to Consider, Some Plans to Make, Some Goals to Set. David Shannon
  • 10:40-11:00 a.m. Break
  • 11:00-11:20 a.m. What about Pornography? What about Masturbation? Cliff Goodwin
  • 11:20-11:40 a.m. Communication: When Did We Quit Talking? How Do We Start Back Again? David Shannon
  • 11:40-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30-1:50 p.m. Romance: Little Things Are a Big Deal. Brandon Britton
  • 1:50-2:10 p.m. How Do We Work out the Roles Each Is to Fill? Cliff Goodwin
  • 2:10-2:30 p.m. Working with the Opposite Sex. What is the appropriate/inappropriate behavior for Christian husbands and wives in the workplace? How friendly can we be with the opposite sex at work? Can we go to a “work lunch” with the opposite sex? Brandon Britton
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m. Break
  • 2:50-3:10 p.m. Honesty: Should there be ANY secrets in a marriage? Should the spouse have access to all passwords? How does the spouse not feel like he/she isn’t trusted? Cliff Goodwin
  • 3:10-3:30 p.m. Parenting: “Okay, so It’s Not as Easy as It Looked When We Were Single.” Brandon Britton
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. Intimacy: Sex After Kids. Cliff Goodwin
  • 4:00 p.m.: Theme Song: God Give Us Christian Homes

Tenth Anniversary to Forever

Those Married 10 Years or More

Classes held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center

  • 10:00 a.m. The Mountain of Decision (Matthew 3:13): Making the Decision to Never Stop Discovering.  Realizing you don’t know everything about me yet (1 Peter3 maybe the key to your future. Brandon Britton
  • 11:00 a.m. Say to this Mountain, Be Cast into the Sea (Mark 11:23). This lesson looks at how to break free of thoughts and habits that hinder relationships. It includes a discussion of social media, technology, and comparing our lives with those of Hollywood and worldly “friends,” Brandon Britton
  • 11:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Writing Contest. Jim Dearman
  • 1:30 p.m. The Mountain of Temptation (Luke 4:5). All Christians—and thus all marriages—face temptations. This lesson focuses on training our minds against adultery, dependencies, and destructive habits. David Shannon
  • 2:30 p.m. A Mountain Apart by Themselves (Mark 9:2) (2). This lesson looks at managing time and energy to balance a great marriage while allowing for healthy relationships with children, friends, success at work, and personal time. David Shannon
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. Send-off: Leave ‘Em Laughing. Jim Dearman

Sunday Worship Services

Note: Sunday’s crowd is too large to fit in the church building so we encourage those who can to attend either the early or late service.

Sunday, February 19

  • 8:00 a.m.: Early Service: Jesus Went Up into a Mountain to Pray (Luke 9:28): Harnessing God’s Power for Your Marriage (Ecclesiastes 4). Brandon Britton
  • 9:00 a.m. And as They Came Down from the Mountain (Mark 9:9): What to Take Home with You from this Weekend. Jim Dearman
  • 10:00 a.m. Jesus Went Up into a Mountain to Pray (Luke 9:28): Harnessing the Power of God and Prayer for Your Marriage (Ecclesiastes 4). Brandon Britton (Repeated)
  • 11:00 a.m. Late Service: And as They Came Down from the Mountain (Mark 9:9): What to Take Home with You from this Weekend, Jim Dearman (repeated).
    This is a third (overflow) worship hour if there are those unable to fit at the 10:00 session (only if needed).
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