I just love to get away and go to a swell conference. My family does this a lot. We take a few trips a year to just get away and relax while at the same time learning through helpful sessions at the conferences we attend. Usually, once a year, my husband and I get to attend a marriage conference, just the two of us. This is one of my favorite times of the year. George and I have truly found that these marriage conferences have been an immense blessing to us, and they have helped to strengthen our marriage quite a bit. Last July, George and I took a trip out West for one of the best marriage conferences ever. We hadn’t been able to go to that particular conference for some time, so we were really excited. The speakers at the conference certainly did an excellent job, and the material and tips that they gave us were so good. Unfortunately, they had trouble with the air conditioner in the building that they had rented out, and the place was so hot that it was distracting. Of course, they did the best that they could to try and keep the place cooled down, but it just didn’t work. I had to leave a couple sessions early just because I couldn’t stand up to the intense heat. I was seven months pregnant at the time, and the heat could be dangerous. I was thankful that we were able to attend each session that we did, but I was even more happy to arrive at the hotel each night and get some nice air conditioning. I never realized how bad not having air conditioning can be.