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Marriage Night

Join couples all over Des Moines, IA for a night focused on having the best marriage possible.

Your marriage changed.

If you're like most couples, you've spent more time together in the last few months than ever before. But that time together hasn't always been sunshine and roses. If you're like most couples, your relationship may be a little under the weather and need some attention. Healthy marriages do not happen by accident. They require work and dedication, but with the busyness of life and the pressures of culture it’s easy to lose focus. 

What happens when you lose focus on your marriage? You drift away from each other and from your goals. And while it can go all the way to the extreme and your marriage can add to the 39% current divorce rate, first it will affect your children's view of marriage, your friendships, and even your work.

You need some intentional time together.

Remember dating? Whatever you did whether it was bowling or dinner or movies, you never took your eyes off each other during your time together. Now, especially stuck at home together, your time together is called Netflix or iPhone and you barely speak to each other. You might not notice it, but your marriage really needs some intentional time together.

Marriage Night is a one-night livestream event designed to encourage you and other husbands and wives with a refreshing vision for God-honoring relationships. You will laugh and learn as you hear from marriage experts and discover or re-discover how to cultivate a healthy marriage on a lasting biblical foundation.

Spending time to refocus will increase your satisfaction in your marriage.

It is critically important to you, your marriage, and your family that you spend intentional time together.

We call the period following a wedding “the honeymoon phase” for a reason— it’s temporary. What is marriage supposed to look like when those initial bursts of excitement give way to everyday troubles and routines?

Marriage Night is an opportunity for you reconnect with your spouse and learn principles for a lasting relationship while challenging you both to see the greater purpose of marriage, namely, to glorify God and advance his gospel.

Marriage Night is Date Night


While anyone is welcome, this evening is aimed at married couples at every stage and individuals preparing for marriage.


Marriage Night is a dedicated date-night for you and your spouse to reconnect and refocus. It includes:

  • Dinner with Chef Jerry Talerico
  • Laughs with comedian Michael Jr.
  • Insights from leaders including:
  • Matt & Lauren Chandler
  • Dr. Conway and Jada Edwards
  • Drs. Les & Leslie Parrot
  • Free goodies for you to grow closer to your spouse at home
  • Door-prizes & giveaways to take it to the next level with your love


Marriage Night is Friday, October 9th, 2020

Doors open: 5:00pm

Dinner with Chef Jerry Talerico: 5:30pm

Marriage Night Simulcast: 6:00-9:30pm


Marriage Night will be simulcast from Simple Church at Event Center West:

1701 25th Street, West Des Moines


Marriage Night is $15 per person, $30 per couple to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an online option?

Yes. You can attend Marriage Night from your own home, however you'll have to make your own dinner. 😉 You will also still have to register in order to be sent the link.

Do you recommend attending in-person or online?

This is up to you. If we're honest, we believe getting out of the house will help you and your spouse set aside the worries of daily life to really focus on each other and your relationship.

Are there any considerations or accommodations being made in light of current health concerns?

We understand that these are unique times so we have constructed the event to keep couples together but substantially spaced. Actually, we're excited about this because it means a little more privacy for you and your spouse to connect. 😘

What's for dinner?

The dinner menu will be communicated two weeks before the event. You will receive an email to the email you register for the event with.

I have food allergies. Will there be an option for me?

While we will do our best to accommodate and be mindful of common allergies and dietary needs (gluten, vegetarian, nut, dairy, etc.), we will not be able to meet everyone's dietary restrictions. You are welcome to bring food with you as a precaution. You can also tell us about your allergies by emailing us at:

Is there childcare?

Childcare is not provided. We will have space for nursing mothers.