"Building a Lasting Marriage" 2020 H.I.M. Newport Marriage Conference

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"Building a Lasting Marriage" 2020 H.I.M. Newport Marriage Conference

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Through a unique blend of humor, Biblical truth, and practical applications, Paul and Virginia Friesen will speak on how to build and maintain a lasting marriage.

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From expectations to legacy, a lasting marriage is one of the most delightful and challenging endeavors we will ever enter into.  How great to look back in our later years and say, “I am so glad I did . . .” instead of “I wish I had . . .”  Let’s build our marriages to last!

Also, we are especially pleased to announce that Brant Hansen will be joining us on Saturday night to speak on “Building a House Worth Living In.” Brant is a gifted communicator; he is funny, insightful, and inspiring.  He has written two best-selling books, Unoffendable and Blessed Are the Misfits.

Registration rates:
The cost covers two nights’ accommodations at the Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island, including breakfast and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and all sessions, workshops, and materials.

  • $510 - July 15, 2019 through November 1, 2019
  • $550 - November 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020
  • $610 - After January 6, 2020 (as space allows)

Rooms with King size beds may be reserved for an additional $25.

Final details and directions to the hotel will be emailed to you shortly before the conference.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation of a registration by January 13, 2020, will result in a full refund less an administrative fee of $150. No refunds will be given after January 13, 2020, but registrations are fully transferable to another couple without penalty by calling the H.I.M. office at 781-275-6473 or sending email to gabby@himweb.org with the name change.

Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina:
The Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina is the only resort-style hotel near Newport Harbor, RI. Goat Island is a unique place in New England, a peaceful escape, just 1 mile from downtown Newport. The Hyatt Regency Newport is one of the only properties on the island, further enhancing that special feeling, and it is just a 5-minute shuttle ride from the harbor and vibrant downtown Newport.  The hotel hosts Seawater Spa and two on-site restaurants: Scarpetta and The Regent Lounge. 

Gurney's Newport Resort • 1 Goat Island • Newport, RI 02840

Worship Team:

We're delighted to announce that Dave Bullock will lead our worship team this year, joined by the wonderful talents of Erik and Marlene Kerr, Paul and Lyss Gandy, and guitarist Andrew Griffis.  You will be blessed!

Weekend Schedule:


4-8 pm      Registration and Check-in
8 pm          Session 1: “Blueprints and Dreams for a Lasting Marriage” with Friesens


7:30-9 am     Breakfast
9:15 am         Session 2: “The Challenges of Building a Lasting Marriage” with Friesens
10:45 am       Break
11:15 am       Workshops
12:30 pm      Free time for lunch and afternoon on your own
6:00 pm       Dinner at the hotel
7:30 pm       Session 3: “Building a House Worth Living In” with Brant Hansen
9:00 pm       Late Night with Brant Hansen


8-9:30 am      Breakfast
10:00 am       Workshops
11:30 am        Session 4: “Building a House with Great Memories” with Friesens
1:00 pm         Departure


To contribute to a relaxed couple’s getaway, this is an adult-only event.  Please contact Gabby with any questions.