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Date Night 2013 features message, music and door prizes to encourage couples

Posted: Jan 14, 2013

Marriage, Inc. proudly presents the fifth annual “Celebration of Marriage: Date Night” featuring Michael and Amy Smalley, nationally-known marriage builders and couples’ consultants. This year’s event takes place on January 25, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at the Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel on Olivet's campus.

Michael and Amy Smalley, best-selling authors and popular speakers, specialize in teaching couples the principles of loving well and loving for a lifetime. Known for their signature straightforward, no-nonsense advice, combined with a great sense of humor, the Smalleys share a powerful message that inspires, motivates and challenges couples to thrive in their relationships.

Special giveaways for the evening include an iPad and a $400 gift certificate to The Herrington Inn, Geneva, Ill. There will also be books and resources for sale, a photo booth, and information about marriage enrichment and fellowship opportunities.

Music for the evening will be presented by:
Date Night Ensemble, featuring Steve Betz (drums), band director at Bradley Central Middle School and professional musician; Spencer Keys (piano), professional keyboardist; Jerry Luzenieki (saxophone), band director for the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center, ONU music professor and professional band member; and Eric Penrod (bass), band teacher in the Kankakee schools and local musician.
One Voice, a group of Olivet alumni — based out of the Chicagoland area — who have been traveling and singing together for several years. Their gospel-infused harmonies and broad repertoire gives them a distinctive, appealing style.

Tickets are $15 per person until January 20, 2013, then $20 per person. Purchase tickets online at or in person at the Marriage, Inc. offices on Olivet’s campus or Love Christian Center, 249 S. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, Ill. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information, call Marriage, Inc. at 815-939-5385 or email

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