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Our Marriages and the Marriages of Our Sons and Daughters
  • Overview

    Please accept our invitation to, "Our Marriages and the Marriages of Our Son's and Daughters." This is one of my favorite gatherings. It is small and intimate and it takes place in our home - my favorite place on the planet. We limit the group size to 22 couples and we spend the whole time in our living room. We will consider the true heartstrings of happiness in marriage as well as the little foxes that make marriage hard. Further, we will speak about how we might be a blessing to our children in helping them to choose and how they should look to the Bible to guide them as they enter into the process of getting married. 

    Deborah and I have been married for 32 years. My parents, Bill and Mary Brown, who have been married for 66 years are a very special addition. We also will have some of our married children with us and that provides many opportunities for conversation about matters of getting married.

    We will consider God’s beautiful design for marriage and define what makes for godly intimacy in marriage. We will illustrate from scripture how headship and submission work in marriage, and how husbands and wives lovingly work for one another’s sanctification, and how to troubleshoot problems in marriage.

    We will outline how to identify potential spouses for our children, detail how we encourage young men to ready themselves for marriage, and identify various ways to connect with others who may be potential marriage partners.

    We will identify how to prepare sons and daughters for marriage and lay the foundation from the early years. We will study the scripture for how young people should treat one another in the church.

    We will also speak of “leaving and cleaving,” and how to conduct oneself while planning the wedding and how to become a godly in-law.


    Location: The Brown Barn, 3721 Quarry Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587

    Photos from past events...

  • Speakers

    Scott Brown

    Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.

  • Schedule


    6:00 Dinner
      During Dinner – Living Together – Bill and Mary Brown
      Your Story in Pictures, Scott Brown
      Expressing Oneness, Dan Horn


    9:00 Breakfast in the Barn
    10:00 The Demonstration of the Gospel in Your Marriage – For a Wife
    11:00 Coffee Break
    11:15 The Demonstration of the Gospel in Your Marriage – For a Husband
    12:15 Lunch
    2:00 The Marriages of our Children, Part 1
    3:00 Snack Break
    3:30 Our Children’s Marriages, Part 2
    5:00pm Dinner
      Practical Matters
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