Giveaway: Marrying Well webinar

this giveaway ends 8/12/2011

The delightful Botkin family is preparing another webinar for young families seeking guidance in a confusing world that has strayed far from the Biblical standard:

Marrying Well: Practical Wisdom for Courtship from the Botkin families

Mondays at 8pm CST, beginning August 15th

How do young people find each other and discern the Lord’s will for marriage, and how do parents shepherd their children through the process? While the Bible doesn’t offer a formula for getting to the altar, it has much to say about the character, vision, and love that make a marriage beautiful and powerful, from the very first day.

Join Geoffrey Botkin and his wife Victoria, David Botkin and his wife Nadia, and Benjamin Botkin and his wife Audri for a five-part webinar series on courtship and preparation for marriage. Ben, Audri, David, & Nadia will share their stories, family photos, and lessons they’ve learned while seeking to answer the question, “Should I marry this person?”

Participating families will have the opportunity to submit live questions about Gospel-centered families and Gospel-centered marriages.

Topics include:

  • Preparation for marriage starts early
  • What the Bible says about courtship
  • What about betrothal?
  • Why strong brother-sister relationships are essential, in families and between families
  • Dominion, discipleship, and life mission: Marry for the same reason you live your whole life
  • Love like Jesus: Selflessly
  • Risk management in relationships
  • The deadly danger of worry
  • What to think about emotions
  • How do I know this is the right one?
  • How to determine God’s will
  • The place of faith
  • Maintaining peace and harmony between families
  • When to skip courtship altogether
  • Engagement periods
  • Wisely reforming American wedding ceremonies

This webinar is just $29/family for all 5 sessions – that’s less than $6/session!  To learn more and register, visit


Western Conservatory has offered to give one family free registration to the Marrying Well webinar.  Don’t let that keep you from registering, though.  They have promised to refund your purchase price if you buy now and learn next week that you won!

To enter the giveaway, do any or all of the following.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Leave a comment telling which topic you think would be most interesting or useful.
  2. Leave a comment with a question of your own on any of the topics above.  (Remember, webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit live questions.)
  3. Like Western Conservatory on Facebook.
  4. Like Life  in a Shoe on Facebook.

For 3 bonus entries, blog about this giveaway. Remember to leave 3 comments so you’ll be entered 3 times.

We will take entries until Friday, August 12, then choose a random winner!


  1. Here’s the link to my blogpost about the giveaway.

  2. My question is:
    How do we form good, strong relationships between brothers and sisters? The little ones play nicely most of the time, but how do youturn that into teaching moments about future relationships?
    Maybe that’s 2 questions.

  3. Just liked the Wastern Conservatory on Facebook.
    I’m glad you posted their page, I didn’t know they had one.

  4. We are friends on facebook! Yay!!

  5. I am interested in: risk management in relationships

  6. I think the first one sounds the most intersting: “Preparation for marriage starts early”

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