Together, Building Marriages for Life
Family For Life Live 2023
September 24, 2023,
At Grace Church (Berlin, OH) and streamed live
Marriage affects family and family affects marriage. The two go hand in hand so we are looking to build both! The Family For Life Simulcast is a free event: free to attend live in Berlin, OH, and free to stream to your own venue for your own family-building event. Whether children are young or grown, parents are married, single, or blended, and even grandparents raising children will find this one-night event encouraging, informative, and inspiring.
SEATING AT THE LIVE EVENT IS LIMITED SO REGISTRATION FOR THESE FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023.
We’re excited to welcome back Dave and Ann Wilson, guest speakers at MFL2023. Since retiring from their roles as co-founders and teaching pastors of a large, multi-campus church and as chaplain of the Detroit Lions for 30 years, Dave and Ann have become touring speakers and radio hosts of the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast, Family Life Today. They are the authors of Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage (2019) and Not Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover Once Secret That Will Change Your Parenting (2021). Dave and Ann’s lighthearted way of sharing from their own parenting successes and many failures will encourage any parent in whatever stage of parenting they are currently in–infants, to empty nest, to grandparenting, to raising grandkids. You can find out more about Dave and Ann from their website, http://www.daveandannwilson.com.
BECOME A SIMULCAST HOST PARTNER: Your church or small group can stream FFL2023 live to your home or place of worship and engage with this interactive one-night experience. Contact Brianne at email@example.com for more information on how to become a simulcast host site.
January 19-21, 2024
February 2-4, 2024
February 23-25, 2024
Three MFL weekends, six identical events: Friday-Saturday (7pm-noon) and Saturday-Sunday (7pm-noon). Cost for the event, lodging, and hot continental breakfast at one of our four beautiful hotels is just $85 PER COUPLE.
REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2023 (6am).
EARLY REGISTRATION FOR MARRIAGE BUILDERS, CORPORATE SPONSORS, AND GROUPS OF 10+ COUPLES BEGINS OCTOBER 2, 2023. (Find more details about group rates on our CONFERENCES page.)
Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family. Mark’s candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.
His take on marriage issues is refreshingly free of both churchy and psychological lingo. “Our secular culture over-romanticizes marriage and our Christian culture over-spiritualizes it. The reality is that
relationships between men and women are very down to earth,” Mark comments. “
Mark is the Lead Pastor of Celebration Church, a multi-site church in Wisconsin, and the CEO of Laugh Your Way America. He balances his pastoral duties with a rigorous travel schedule conducting marriage
seminars and speaking at churches, as well as civic and corporate events. Mark has also been featured on national broadcasts and publications such as Focus on the Family, Life Today, ABC News, the Washington Times and Newsweek.
Learn more about Mark and his ministry at http://www.markgungor.com.
Our founders, Beau and Nicole Hummel, observed that young married couples didn’t attend marriage events because they cost too much or, because of young children or jobs, couldn’t find the time to attend. This birthed the idea of creating a marriage event for couples married 15 years and under that removed barriers that kept people from attending by keeping it short and affordable.
As the event grew, Marriage For Life moved to the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek and began bringing in better known speakers (Greg and Erin Smalley, Ted Lowe, Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, and Dan Seaborn), adding additional hotels, additional evenings, and opening the event up to couples of all ages. In 2018, we moved to the Ohio Star Theater but after selling out in just 3 hours, another move had to be made.
MFL moved to The Amish Country Theater where it has quickly grown from hosting 500-1,800 couples in a few short years, hosting six separate but identical events. Staying true to our mission to keep events affordable, we raise over $150,000 each year in private funds which allows us to keep costs low and bring in excellent communicators, expanding our reach to all of northeastern and central Ohio and as many as 10 additional states.
What People are Saying about Marriage For Life
“Marriage for Life provides couples with the skills and encouragement necessary to experience high levels of marital satisfaction in any season or stage of life. I believe in this ministry and look forward to partnering more with them in the future.”Ted Cunningham (Speaker, MFL2020)
Pastor, Woodland Hills Family Church, Branson, MO
Author, Fun Loving You
“MFL is uniquely positioned as one of the most effective regional marriage events anywhere in the country. It’s truly making a generational impact for the couples who participate in it.”Dave and Ashley Willis (Speakers, MFL 2019)
TV Hosts for MarriageToday
Authors, The Naked Marriage