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Unlimited Partnership

This powerful weekend conference opens with the story of how anger, childhood pain, destructive conflict patterns infidelity and independence almost destroyed Phil and Susy Downer's marriage—and how, against all odds, God beautifully restored it. Through insightful teaching from Scripture, vulnerable sharing from their personal lives, and decades of providing counsel to couples with marriages in nearly every kind of situation imaginable, Phil and Susy communicate how any marriage can move from surviving to truly thriving. Phil and Susy do not share as though they have "arrived," but rather out of the deep awareness that, like all of us, they too are imperfect, broken and in process. They know that the only way to experience a vibrant, life-giving marriage is to live every day relying on the Lord, eager to show grace, quick to forgive, and constrained and set free by the love of Christ. You will come away from this weekend encouraged, equipped, and inspired that no matter what your marriage is like right now, there is more closeness, unity, and intimacy waiting for you ahead.


Session Titles:

1. Marriages Can Thrive, Not Just Survive

2. Intimacy and Communication In Marriage
3. Rebuilding Relationships, Healing Hurts
4. For Men Only: Practical and Biblical Steps to Living a Life of Purity
5. For Married Women Only: A Wife’s Role in Safeguarding Her Marriage
6. Discipleship and The World-Changing Marriage


Speaking References:

“Couples are still talking about the encouragement they received from our marriage weekend.  It included the most practical instruction possible, because it came from transparent hearts of people who were willing to admit their mistakes … publicly.  Phil and Susy Downer's life message is that God can resurrect even the most hopeless marriage.  They know first hand, because that's what He did with theirs.”

          -Joe Tower, Executive Director, Homeschool Building,
           Grand Rapids, MI

“Phil Downer was the speaker at our church weekend retreat … on the subject of discipleship. I found the overall effectiveness of the program to be excellent.  Phil’s life stories were incredibly powerful, which allowed him to touch men where they walk and to connect with their lives. I found each of the four sessions to be excellent – one building on the next. The Lord gave me several reminders of how important my wife Kathy is to me, how powerful God is to change men’s lives, and to have weekly dates with the kids.  I would definitely recommend Phil and DNA Ministries to other pastors and churches.  God really used him in our midst.”

          -Rob Harrell, Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church,
              Austin, TX