Orlando Couple Triumphs over Tragedy

Weekend to Remember Draws Floridians Seeking to Build Stronger Marriages

Orlando-area residents Sallietta and Rodrick Bedford have experienced more than their fair share of hard times. On the brink of divorce after facing tremendous tragedies—including losing everything in a tornado, Roderick suffering a stroke and the death of their oldest son—the Bedfords credit FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember with saving their marriage. 

"Our relationship was so bad, I rode in the back of the car to the conference because I didn't want to sit by him," said Sallietta. "Yet over the weekend, we began to have hope for our marriage. The practical tools, encouraging and engaging talks from marriage experts, and private time with your spouse to apply the concepts cannot be underestimated."

More than 1.5 million people in more than 90 locations have renewed and rediscovered the joy in their marriage with FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember. June 15 – 17, couples in the Orlando area will benefit from the same encouragement and hope that was a game changer for the Bedford's marriage.

Beginning Friday evening and concluding on Sunday afternoon, Weekend to Remember will take place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the hotel setting and check in for the weekend, maximizing their time away from distractions and daily life as they reconnect with one another. 

WHAT: FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember
WHEN: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17
WHERE: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

Registration is $149.99 per person. For more information on Weekend to Remember, visit

About FamilyLife
Through The Art of Marriage®, FamilyLife Today® radio broadcasts, Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruises, and other events and resources, FamilyLife helps you discover the joy God intended for your marriage and family. FamilyLife has influenced more than 1.5 million people through Weekend to Remember® in more than 90 locations across the U.S. Additionally, FamilyLife is aggressively addressing the needs of stepfamilies through Blended & Blessed® events and the daily radio feature FamilyLife Blended®.

To learn more about FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru, visit