Cultivating Connections 2022


"My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:10-13

Have you ever felt that you needed a time of refreshing in your marriage? ACCFS hosted its 2022 Marriage Conference on Feb. 11-12th in Latty, OH. The theme was centered around the idea of Renewing Your Marriage. This conference consisted of main sessions and breakouts all geared toward encouragement, learning, fellowship, and renewal. Click on the link beside each talk to view the handout or listen to the audio.

Main Sessions:

Renewing Our Relationship:  Audio  Video  Handout

God is a pursuer. He calls us to relationship even though our tendency can be to distance. We will learn of the story of God's constant love and pursuit of renewal as we consider these lessons for our marriage.

Renewing Our Communication: Audio  Video  Handout

At times, our communication just breaks down. We come off the rails. What skills can we learn to restore communication within our marriage? How do we begin the process of renewal?

Testimonies of Renewal:  Video  Audio 

In this final main session, we will learn from the testimony of couples who have gone through a period of renewal in their marriages.

Breakout Topics:

Renewing Your First Love:  Audio  Handout
We all need renewal. Our marriages can become routine, our freshness can fade, and the beauty of commitment can shift to emotionless duty. Just as God calls us to continually renew our love for Him, He calls us to remember and renew our love for our spouse. Be challenged to renewal in this breakout.

Renewing the Church: Discipling Other Couples: Audio   PPT Handout   Informational Handout
The church continues through discipleship. God calls us to be purposeful in encouraging the next generations of our church. Learn from John and Pam Reinhard as they talk through discipling couples in their marriages and thus, continuing the cycle of renewal.

Renewing Your Relationship With Jesus: Audio  Handout
Your relationship with your spouse is deeply influenced by your relationship with Jesus. In this practically focused breakout, learn how developing spiritual disciplines within your marriage can help continually renew your growth together in the Lord.

Renewing Through The Unexpected:  Audio  Handout
The unexpected will happen. Changes and transitions, welcome and unwelcome, affect us all. How do we find a sense of constancy in the midst of turmoil? This breakout will focus on keeping our marriages renewed through the unknown.

Renewing Through Differences:  Audio  Handout
At times your dreams and desires will collide with those of your spouse. In this breakout, a counselor will walk through how to navigate these periods where our dreams are in conflict. How do we turn these differences into periods of renewal?

Donations: We rely upon donations to cover the costs associated with this event. Suggested donation is $100 per couple. If you feel moved to give, please select 'Marriage Conference' from the drop down menu. We deeply appreciate your support!






A big thank you to the Latty Church for hosting and partnering with ACCFS!