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"A good marriage isn't something you find;
It's something you make."
- GARY L. THOMAS
COME AND BE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE
BUILDING YOUR MARRIAGE IN A LIFE-GIVING WAY.
In the book, The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren says, “God wants to use YOU to make a difference in the world. He wants to work through YOU. What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived.”
Dave and Mary's message to married couples is, “In your marriage, you can choose to live a comfortable life or you can choose to seek a life that offers hope, brings change, heals, encourages, empowers, teaches, comforts, and more. It doesn’t matter what you do….what matters is that you are faithful to follow God’s call upon your lives and make the most of the gifts and opportunities that He gives you. We believe with all our heart that it is possible to blend your individual gifts and passions into a common vision for our marriage.
Their desire is to help you do so by making sure your marriage is as healthy as possible and by helping you develop a plan to pursue that purpose.” John Maxwell says that “Significant leaders know the way, go the way, and show the way.” Dave and Mary have learned through their experience to live The Significant Marriage and it has become their greatest passion to “show the way” for other couples to do the same!
It was with this purpose that they created The Significant Marriage curriculum, to be used as a retreat, small group and coaching program. Through years of encouraging and coaching couples, they have found that, in addition to their own teachings, they also have favorite resources that they believe can make a powerful difference in a marriage. Their desire is to teach from the “best of the best” and offer as many resources as possible to foster continued growth in couples, challenging that they can and should always be striving for the best marriage possible, the one God desires them to have. They also want to challenge them to think about how God is calling them and help them develop a plan to follow through on that calling.
HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
DURING THE RETREAT.
1 - RECEIVING SOME PRACTICAL INPUT
You will be given tools and concepts that will enhance & protect your marriage; to make it all it is intended to be, so that you can pursue God’s purpose for you as a couple.
2 - EXPLORE YOUR MARRIAGE'S PURPOSE
You will discover and/or refine your purpose to make a difference in the world.
3 - FIND ANSWERS TO KEY QUESTIONS
Internally, what would benefit you as an individual and/or as a couple?
As a couple what would benefit others to impact the world beyond yourself?
4 - LONG TERM PLAN FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
You will develop your own plans for all of the above that will you enable to create a Significant Marriage. This planning tool is key to long term success. It is to insure that you as a couple will not forget what you have learned at the seminar and that you will be able to follow through with the plans you create. You will also be provided resources, so that following the retreat, you can continue to protect your marriage and pursue God’s purpose for it, by using the suggested ideas to go deeper into any particular topic.
WHAT MAKES THIS RETREAT UNIQUE?
TSM is not meant to be a one-time resource. It can be used on an on-going basis as priorities and life circumstances change.
Every couple develops solid plans that they can follow to meet their commitments.
TSM provides you with additional resources to go deeper into discussed topics
You can have an opportunity to lead or get involved in a small group follow-up:
Further review all topics and finalize your plan.
Hold each other accountable to commitments made.
We provide you with a soft copy of the Design Book (planning tool). This enables each couple to continue planning as priorities change.
There is individual couple follow-up coaching available.
Start Date: August 30th, 2019 - 18.00
End Date: September 1st, 2019 - 16.00
1 - No accommodation + 2 lunches 2400 SEK per couple
2 - Accommodation + all meals 3000 SEK per couple
Working full time with YWAM? We offer a discount price.
Get in touch with us for more information.
Language - English
(translation to Swedish available)
Dave and Mary have been working together with couples since 1996, beginning with a marriage group in their home. After moving from the East Coast to California in 2001, they began to consult with Marriage Dynamics Institute for whom they are certified leaders of the Dynamic Marriage course, as well as the “A New Beginning” weekend workshop for couples in crisis. They especially love working with young couples and love working especially with young couples and those from A New Beginning who need encouragement as their marriage heals. In addition to their marriage ministry, Mary is the director of the non-profit they founded in 2004, Sunshine Kids International, which helps the needy children at an orphanage in Mumbai.
THE SIGNIFICANT MARRIAGE
DAVE & MARY GOTHI