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"Ron & Nan Deal’s seminar allowed my husband and I to get to heart level pain/fear and gave us practical tracks to run on to humble ourselves and extend grace to each other. I related with their story SO MUCH. Their seminar was the BEST thing FamilyLife has ever offered. Completely scripturally supported and 100% getting to the bottom heart-level transformational place where the Holy Spirit can make us new and really move."


-- Attendees at the FamilyLife marriage cruise


In February 2022 Ron & Nan Deal's Empowered to Love Marriage Conference™ was the talk of the FamilyLife marriage cruise. In 2023, they will be the featured presenters for FamilyLife's SanDestin Resort getaway. And now, you can bring the Empowered to Love marriage conference to your church and community. 




At the intersection of Biblical principles for marriage, social science, and edutainment (“education designed to entertain and amuse”) is this dynamic and practical marriage seminar. The Empowered to Love Marriage Conference™ is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage couples in all seasons of life (pre-marriage, marriage, and blended family marriage) toward greater intimacy and stability. 

This cutting-edge training event teaches couples:

  • how to operationalize the Biblical quality of humility in their everyday lives
  • to map their current painful relationship dance and replace it with one rooted in love that fosters peace and emotional safety
  • how to transform their marital interactions from fear-based to grace-based

Topics include:

  • What empowers us to love the way we want to love? 
  • The pride/humility dynamic in marriage
  • The relationship between pain and behavior in marriage (Pain Cycle)
  • How the Humility Shift fosters emotional safety (Peace Cycle)
  • Fostering healthy sexuality in marriage



"This material from our friends Sharon & Terry Hargrave has made a significant difference in our own marriage and I've seen it change lives in the marital intensive therapy I do with couples.

If you want more for your marriage, I encourage you to be part of this practical and life-changing seminar." -- Ron Deal



Speakers: Ron & Nan Deal 

Typical Schedule: 

Friday Night: 7:00—9:00 PM
6:00 pm    Check-in begins
7:00—9:00 pm         Empowered to Love: Christ’s Humility for Your Marriage


Saturday: 9:00—1:00 PM
9:00—10:30 am       Putting on Humility (in how we communicate)
10:30—10:45 am     Break
10:45—11:45 am     Humility in Conflict 
11:45—12:00 pm     Break
12:00—1:00 pm       From Old to New: Healing Journey Insights 


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As featured on the FamilyLife Marriage Cruise