The MainStay Suites Hotel and Conference Center was the setting for the 2009 Tennessee Marriage Retreat. There was a great response to the retreat this year, with fifty couples more than last year.
As always, Debra McKinley did a wonderful job in putting the program together, and moderating the three day annual gathering in Tennessss. Special guest speaker, Pastor Duke Stone (Hickory Valley Community Church) presented a fascinating study on the book of Habakkuk, and gave a storng personal testimony to finalize his presentation.
The Tennessee State Staff assisted in the weekend, along with the Tennessee Marriage and Family Committee.
There was a great sense of worship and entering into the Presence of the Lord as the Joshua Dasher and the Keith Street Ministries worship team performed in their usual excellence.
Many of the couples have commented, “this is the best retreat I’ve ever been to!”
This year’s theme was “Fireproof your Marriage” from the award winning box office hit, Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. All of the material from the weekend centered around the movie, which was shown on Saturday night at our “Date night.”
We hope you will begin to plan next years marriage retreat scheduled for the same location, MainStay Suites and Conference Center in Pigeon Forge. The dates next year will be February 12-14, 2010 (which is on Valentine’s weekend).