The phone rings: It’s a husband booking himself and his wife for a Weekend to Remember. They’ve been before and are keen to join us again.

“I have to tell you this,” he says. “We thought we had a good marriage, but when we returned home after our first FamilyLife weekend our lives were changed. So much so that our kids, who were teens at the time, asked what happened to us. In fact after that weekend and the discussion that followed, each of our children made a commitment that when they got married they would all go to one of these weekend things too.”

And true to their word, they all have.  His youngest son and recent bride were among the crowd at our recent sold out event in Hanmer Springs.