Fiercely Fulfilled: A Marriage and Family Event
When something is missing, you can feel it. Spouses who’ve forgotten their friendship; moms and dads detached from their teenagers; a child without a sense of self; rest exchanged for a rushed and strained schedule. This is a well-known way of life for many families. Sadly, this setup does not reflect the relational quality we crave. Families are overbooked as a whole and overlooked as individuals, and you can feel it.
So, what is the something that’s missing? We can answer that question with one word–Fulfillment. A fiercely fulfilled spirit in the day-to-day grind of life.
Let’s identify what’s draining your fulfillment tank and tap into practical resources that will realign your family with the initiative of Jesus: I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest (John 10:10 CEV).
We invite you to join us and dedicate this day to focus on what could be, what should be.
Part of our day will be spent in breakouts, led by NorthEast Owners – check out the lineup!
Breakout Session One – You’ll be able to choose one.
- Frustrated (when to do what?) – Mike and Diane Wheatley
We get it. Clocks and calendars can either get in the way or save the day. Some people are punctual, and others mess things up. Not really, we’re just kidding. But, it can be frustrating when the timing feels off within the family. Moms, dad, kids—some are timely, some are tardy. This breakout will show why this isn’t always a bad thing and what we can do about it.
- Boundaries (where I end and you begin) – Bryan and Wendy Manning
Boundaries build families. Here’s why: if you take on too much responsibility, you’re going to end up resenting something or someone. And, if you take on too little, you run the risk of making everything about you. Either of these erode fulfillment. This breakout will identify the ins-and-outs of taking ownership of who you are.
- Individuality (and that’s okay) – Steve and Pat Smith
We’re not saying, anything goes! We just believe people are different; you probably agree with that. We’re not saying, it’s easy, either. Again, you probably agree. Our question is, do you allow this to play out in your family? In other words, is it okay that your spouse and children have different needs, responsibilities, and interests? This breakout will show why individuality is essential to finding fulfillment.
Breakout Session Two – You’ll be able to choose one.
- Money (don’t put your money where your mouth is, that’s gross) – Wayne and Lana McDaniels
Although money will always be a factor, it doesn’t have to fracture a marriage. Financial friction can drain fulfillment. We want to help couples learn to steward their resources and set a great example for their children, as well. This breakout is all about putting money in the right place at the right time.
- SHAPE (one size does not fit all) – Todd and Kim Stoltzfus
We do it, you do it; we all do it. We play the comparison game. And, you know what? No matter how often you play, you will never win. It’s sad, but true. So what happens? Fulfillment fades. You’ve forgotten that God has taken the time to gift you, your spouse, and your children with unique abilities to move His purposes forward. This breakout will show you how to discover and deploy your spiritual gifts.
- Discipline (m&m’s) – Bryan and Wendy Manning
It’s not a plot. Seriously, it’s not. We know it may look like it, but it’s not. Your child’s disobedience or disrespect is often just a reaction; an echo of one’s environment. Similarly, parents don’t plot feelings of frustration or disappointment. These emotions are often a reaction to disobedience and disrespect. This breakout will help you model and monitor appropriate attitudes when disciplining your children so our family is less reactive and more responsive.