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Win a romantic weekend away in Newport!
One lucky couple to attend 'Weekend To Remember' Marriage Retreat 

Wouldn't it be nice to get away? To really set time aside to be together; to enjoy the wisdom and humor of some fabulous speakers; and discover ways to strengthen your marriage in a non-threatening, intentional way? The NEC Couples (marriage ministry) team is giving away one free pass plus two nights in the beautiful Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina for Family Life's Weekend to Remember retreat, April 5-7. Couples attend Weekend to Remember because they’re ready to invest in their marriage and intentionally move towards oneness. We help you understand God’s blueprint for marriage so you can create a legacy of greatness.

How to enter: Simply follow our NEC Couples Facebook page ( and post a pic of your one of your first dates or a wedding photo between Jan. 27 up until Valentine's Day. A couple will be chosen at random. If you are not on Facebook, email the photo to to enter the contest. Non transferable. Must be able to attend the Weekend to Remember (April 5-7, 2019) Conference registration and hotel accommodations covered. Additional expenses handled by winning couple. 

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Upcoming Marriage Retreats

The 2019 H.I.M. Marriage Retreat (Feb. 8-10 in Newport RI)

The theme will be Fully Alive: In Christ and in Marriage. Paul and Virginia Friesen will once again be the speakers, and their tentative session titles are: “Fully Alive through Sacrificial Love,” “Fully Alive through Beneficial Communication,” “Fully Alive in Marital Intimacy,” and “Fully Alive When It Doesn’t Feel Alive.”

For more information, please visit their site

Weekend to Remember  (April 5-7, 2019  in Newport, RI)

* We have two free registrations to give away!

The two-and-a-half day romantic weekend getaway is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or fragile it is. By getting away from the distractions of life, you can fortify your most important relationship and work toward building wonderful memories together, for decades to come.

The Weekend to Remember marriage retreat is not a large group counseling session or small group discussion. You won’t be asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone.

You will listen to engaging talks from marriage experts , then take private time alone with your spouse to work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come.

Register as part of the NEC Members group or contact Heather at to inquire about discounts. 

Prepare & Enrich: Pre-Marriage & Marriage Tune-Up
NEC couple Scott and Robin Cowper walk alongside couples using the nationally and internationally acclaimed Prepare & Enrich curriculum. Private 6 one-hour sessions. $35 including an online marriage assessment tool. For more information, we invite you to email Robin Cowper.

Couples Connect House Parties 
The Cowpers have already hosted two house parties at their Franklin home and another one is coming soon.

Spend a casual evening getting to know other couples from New England Chapel while dining on some good food. Couples are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. Beverages are provided.

The night includes a short 'Marriage/Couple Growth Moment' that just may inspire you, encourage you or at the very least make you smile. 

If you're asking yourself, why would we go? If food and beverage at a beautiful home that you don't have to clean after is just not enough, read & consider this.

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Strengthing Couples

What is NEC Couples/Marriage Ministries?
Part of Family Ministries @ NEC, NEC Couples seeks to:

  • Create space and opportunities for imperfect couples (let's face it, we all are!) who want the very best for their relationship and marriage and our willing to both give and receive support and encouragement.
  • To form a community of couples who seek God’s plan for marriage as a committed relationship based on trust and friendship that is guided by Him. We will be intentional in our efforts to seek His will in the ways we communicate with our spouse so that ourwords and actions are gentle, respectful, and affirming.