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“Personal development is a major time saver. The better you become the less time it takes for you to achieve your goals.—Brian Tracy

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Investing in your marriage isn’t just for the newlyweds. And it isn’t just for couples in trouble. It’s for everyone. 

When you invest in your marriage, you’re setting yourselves up to experience an extraordinary marriage faster. 

Yes, it takes time on the front end. But the payoff is worth it. 

According to a recent Instagram poll, there’s a wide range of when couples in the ONE Family experienced their first marriage event. 

For a few couples, the first marriage event experience comes just days after a wedding! (One such couple attended a recent ONE Extraordinary Marriage event.) 

For others, marriage events attract interest after a few years. 

Some of you shared that you attended your first marriage event after a couple of decades of marriage. 

And yet, several of you have never attended a marriage event. 

Whether it’s a marriage class, conference, workshop, retreat, or getaway, marriage events are transformational. 

It’s a place to learn new skills, meet other couples who are excited about marriage, and get refreshed. 

Marriage events are an opportunity to eliminate distractions and step away from your day-to-day routine. Plus, as you interact with other couples, you can form new friendships, gain new marriage ideas, and see new ways of approaching marriage.  

But most of all, you can realize you aren’t alone—no matter what stage of marriage you are in.

Whether you’re in a great place as a couple, you’ve sort of plateaued, or in a rough patch, you can find others who know exactly what you’re going through. In fact, they’ll likely have advice and encouragement to share. 

As a result, you can get out of a victim mindset and set your mind on making a real change

Maybe you’ve never thought about attending a marriage event or think it’s not for you. In that case, think about this:

Teachers, lawyers, accountants, doctors, psychologists, pilots, engineers, and pharmacists are jobs requiring licenses and continuing education. 

Similarly, you and your spouse also have a license—a marriage license. And yet, are you continuing your education? 

New research and marriage strategies are always emerging. In addition, your relationship is constantly changing. For that reason, you need to be learning new things throughout your marriage. 

Marriage podcasts and books are a good first start. But you also need dedicated time set aside to invest in your relationship. 

That means going to events, meeting other couples, and actively engaging in learning. Don’t just wing it in your relationship and hope it all works out! Instead, find an event to help you take action. 

Fortunately, there are countless options for marriage events, no matter where you live. 

Check out the list of upcoming ONE Extraordinary Marriage events here.

You can also search “marriage events near me.” Alternatively, ask your friends if they know about any marriage events happening in your town.

On the other hand, many churches host marriage events. Or there are event apps like Brushfire where you can search. 

At the end of the day, there is power in being around others who want to build an extraordinary marriage.

So put yourselves in the rooms where knowledge is being shared and where the two of you are growing closer in each of The 6 Pillars of Intimacy®

Now is the best time to put a marriage event on your calendar. Do it today! 

Resources

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