The 2022 Schedule

The LeConte Center is unavailable this year so area congregations will host the Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat. This saves money (thus the lower fee). Since neither building can hold the crowd, this requires a split schedule. Attendees can go to either location the whole time, or switch back and forth. The same lessons are offered at both locations (usually with the same speaker). A few classes are age-specific, so note that on the schedule if you desire to attend the “young marrieds” or “mature marriage” tracts (these are not offered at both locations).

Masks are optional and no vaccination cards are required.

All times Eastern

Note: A link to all lessons—both tracks, all locations, and church services—will be sent to every couple who provides an email address at registration. If you want the lessons on a thumb drive, they are available for $25 (including shipping). This drive also includes audios from all previous Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreats (over 100 lessons). Sign up/pay at the registration table or register online. Thumb drives will be mailed soon after the event.

EARLY BIRD PROGRAM
The schedule is designed to join at any time so those who must work can arrive later. For the most part, the same topics can be heard at both places (alternating speakers)

Wednesday, February 16

Site 1: Gatlinburg church of Christ. MC: Jim Dearman. Site Coordinator: Wes Blankenship (?)
7:00 p.m. Your Marriage, God’s Way, Dan Winkler

Site 2: Sevierville church of Christ. MC: Clark Sims. Site Coordinator: Eddy Gilpin
7:00 p.m.: Your Marriage, God’s Way, Clark Sims

Thursday, February 17
Site 1: Gatlinburg church of Christ

5:00–5:30 p.m. Registration, Wes Blankenship
5:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Jim Dearman
6:00-6:45 p.m. Powerful Words: I Love You, Dan Winkler
7:00-7:45 p.m. Components: Sex—Enjoying God’s Gift to Your Marriage, John Moore
8:00 p.m. Supper Break/Free Time

Site 2: Sevierville church of Christ

5:00–5:30 p.m. Registration, Eddy Gilpin
5:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Clark Sims
6:00-6:45 p.m. Powerful Words: I Love You, Eric Owens
7:00-7:45 p.m. Components: Sex—Enjoying God’s Gift to Your Marriage, Mark Reynolds
8:00 p.m. Supper Break/Free Time

Friday, February 18
Site 1: Gatlinburg Church of Christ. MC: Jim Dearman

10:00-10:40 am. Components: Physical attractiveness, financial support, Dan Winkler
10:40-11:10 a.m. Components: Affection (four stages of sexual fulfillment), Eric Garner
11:30-12:10 a.m. Components: Conversation, Recreational Companionship, John Moore

Site 2: Sevierville Church of Christ. MC: Clark Sims

10:00-10:40 am. Powerful Words: Prayers, Eric Owens
10:40-11:10 a.m. Powerful Words: Compliments, Mark Reynolds
11:30-12:10 a.m. Powerful Words: Apologies, Mark Reynolds

12:10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Lunch Break

Site 1: Gatlinburg Church of Christ. MC: Jim Dearman
2:30-3:00 p.m. Powerful Words: Prayers, Eric Owens
3:05-3:35 p.m. Powerful Words: Compliments, Mark Reynolds
3:45-4:15 p.m. Powerful Words: Apologies, Mark Reynolds

Site 2: Sevierville Church of Christ. MC: Clark Sims
2:30-3:00 am. Components: Physical attractiveness, financial support, Dan Winkler
3:05-3:35 a.m. Components: Affection (four stages of sexual fulfillment), Eric Garner
3:45-4:15 a.m. Components: Conversation, Recreational Companionship, John Moore

4:30-6:00 p.m. Break

WEEKEND PROGRAM:
Friday, February 18
Site 1: Gatlinburg Church of Christ

6:00-6:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Jim Dearman
6:30-7:15 p.m. Components: Family commitment, admiration, Dan Winkler
7:30-8:00 p.m. Components: Covenant, Mark Reynolds
8:00-8:45 p.m. Components: Romance—Monogamy vs. Monotony, Dan Winkler
8:45 p.m. Goodnight

Site 2: Sevierville Church of Christ

6:00-6:30 p.m. Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Clark Sims
6:30-7:15 p.m. Powerful Words: Sweet Nothins’, Eric Garner
7:30-8:00 p.m. Components: Family commitment, admiration, John Moore
8:00-8:45 p.m. Components: Romance—Monogamy vs. Monotony, Eric Owens
8:45 p.m. Goodnight

Saturday, February 19
Site 1: Gatlinburg Church of Christ. MC: Jim Dearman

Better Every Year (Those Married 10 Years and Over)
After the new wears off, how can we make the most of our marriage?

10:00 a.m. Just Getting Started, John Moore
11:00 a.m. Six practices that will revolutionize your marriage (1), Dan Winkler
11:45-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:30 p.m. Six practices that will revolutionize your marriage (2), Dan Winkler
2:45-3:15 p.m.  Out of the Rut, Into the Zone, Mark Reynolds
3:15-3:45 p.m.  Six practices that will revolutionize your marriage (3), Dan Winkler
3:50-4:00 p.m. Combined session: Awards/Closing Remarks, Jim Dearman

Site 2: Sevierville Church of Christ. MC: Clark Sims
Featuring: 20-Minute Sessions

Good to Great (Those Married 10 Years or Less)
After the honeymoon, the adjustment period comes. How can we make the most of it?

10:00-10:20 a.m. Adjustments: From One to Two, Eric Garner
10:20-10:40 a.m. Adjustments: Overcoming “Overwhelmed,” Eric Owens
This session looks at: Where can I find peace in my heart so I can have peace in my marriage?
10:40-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:20 a.m. Adjustments: From Two to Three (to Four to …), Eric Garner

11:40-1:40: Lunch
1:40-2:00: Awards, Clark Sims

2:10-2:30 p.m. Parenting: The 6 Basic Physical Needs of Children, John Moore
2:30-2:50 p.m. Parenting: The 7 Basic Emotional Needs of Children, John Moore
2:50-3:10 p.m. Break
3:10-3:30 p.m. Parenting: The 10 Basic Intellectual Needs of Children, John Moore
3:30-3:50 p.m. Parenting: Discipline—Why You Can’t Just Do What Other Parents Do, Eric Owens
This session will look at biblical principles regarding disciplining children.
3:50-4:00 p.m. Combined session: Awards/Closing Remarks, Clark Sims

Sunday, February 20

Site 1: Gatlinburg
9:00 a.m. (Bible class) Three Great Bible Marriages (Old Testament), Clark Sims
10:00 a.m. Three Great Bible Marriages (New Testament), Eric Garner

Site 2: Sevierville
9:00 a.m. (Bible class) Self-Betrayal: How Betraying Yourself Harms Your Marriage, Mark Reynolds
10:00 a.m. God’s Design Still Works, Dan Winkler

FREE MARRIAGE/FAMILY COUNSELING
David/Kay Looney
Appointments: Kelli Sewell, Kelli@housetohouse.com; 877.338.3397

Friday (Kelli and David may update this)
Held at Sevierville church of Christ, Fellowship Hall
3:30-5:30 p.m.
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday
12:30-1:30 p.m.
4:15-6:15 p.m.