The 2020 Schedule

The schedule is designed to join at any time so those who have to work can arrive later. All times Eastern

Wednesday, February 5 Held at the Sevierville Church of Christ

  • 7:00 p.m.: Keeping Marriage on the Front Burner, Clark Sims, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Thursday, February 6 Held at the Sevierville Church of Christ

  • 5:00–5:30 p.m. Registration
  • 5:30 p.m.: Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Jim Dearman
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m.: Setting Boundaries, Staying in Bounds. This session will deal with how to carve out time for your mate amid in-laws, friends, children, and jobs.  Ernest Benjamin
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m.: Building Trust, Avoiding Suspicion. This session will deal with earning and keeping trust—not just being faithful sexually but demonstrating protection and consideration. Clark Sims
  • 8:00 p.m. Supper Break/Free Time

Friday, February 7 Held at the LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge

  • 10:00-10:35 am.: God Has a Dream for Your Marriage, Keith Parker, Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 10:35-11:15 a.m.: Do We Still Need to Talk? I Know What You Are Thinking, Ernest Benjamin
  • 11:30-12:15 p.m.: Temptation—Don’t Say It Won’t Happen to You, Clark Sims
  • 12:15 9.m.-2:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m.: My Marriage and My Phone, Clark Sims
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.: My Marriage and Your Job, Ernest Benjamin
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m.: My Marriage and Our Children, Keith Parker
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Break
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Getting Acquainted: Fun ’N’ Games, Jim Dearman
  • 6:30-7:15 p.m.: How Jesus Treats His Wife. This session looks at parallels between how Jesus treats the church and how we should treat our spouses. Clark Sims, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m.: How to Date Your Spouse, Ernest Benjamin
  • 8:00-8:45 p.m.: How to Have Sexual Freedom in Your Marriage. This session looks at increasing desire, romance, and learning to initiate lovemaking. Keith Parker
  • 8:45 p.m. Goodnight

Saturday, February 8 Held at LeConte Center

Class 1: Those Married 10 Years or Less (Greenbriar C)

  • 10:00-10:20 a.m. Tell Me! Improving Communication Skills, Ernest Benjamin
  • 10:20-10:40 a.m.: Giving the Gift of Forgiveness—Over and Over, Kevin Ruiz, Sevierville, Tennessee
  • 10:40-11:00: Break
  • 11:00-11:20: Stages of Parenting (1)—What Children Need Most in the Early Years, Roger Comstock, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 11:20-11:40: Stages of Parenting (2)—How to Discipline Young Children and Pre-Teens, Eddy Gilpin, Salem, Virginia
  • 11:40-1:40: Lunch
  • 1:40-2:00: Awards, Jim Dearman
  • 2:10-2:30 p.m. Financial Advice from the World’s Richest Man. This session will cover principles for wise money management from Solomon, Keith Parker
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m.: Sexual Myths—and Bible Wisdom. This session will look at how to overcome our culture’s destructive messages about sex, Cliff Goodwin, Talladega, Alabama
  • 2:50-3:10 p.m. Break
  • 3:10-3:30 p.m. Sexual FrustrationsAnd Simple Solutions, Jerry Martin, Crossett, Arkansas
  • 3:30-3:50 p.m.: What Love Is Not, Keith Parker
  • 3:50-4:00 p.m.: Combined session: Awards/Closing Remarks, Jim Dearman

Class 2: Those Married 10 Years and Over: Greenbriar AB

  • 10:00 a.m.: Creative Communication, Keith Parker
  • 11:00 a.m.: The Role Prayer Plays in a Good Marriage, Ernest Benjamin
  • 11:45-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: How Technology Affects your Marriage. This lesson will look at both the good and the bad. Clark Sims
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: 11 a.m. Stages of Parenting (3)—What Your Teen Needs Most from You, Roger Comstock
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.: Putting Your Wedding Vows into Marriage Practice, Clark Sims
  • 3:50-4:00 p.m.: Combined session: Awards/Closing Remarks, Jim Dearman (Room ?)

Sunday, February 9

Held at the Sevierville Church Building

Note: Sunday’s crowd is too large for one worship service. We encourage those who can to attend the early service.

  • 8:00 a.m.: Early Service: How a BLT Sandwich Can Save your Marriage, Clark Sims
  • 9:00 a.m.: The Golden Rule Is the Key to Every Marriage (Bible class), Ernest Benjamin
  • 10:00 a.m.: How a BLT Sandwich Can Save your Marriage (repeat), Clark Sims