Reviews & Stories

Learn what previous guests have to share about their Love Like You Mean It experience!

Can a few days on a ship make a lifetime of difference? Past participants tell you their stories in their own words. Ready to start cruising now? Click the Book Now button!

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Two years ago, we were encouraged to experience the LLYMI Marriage Cruise by our friends Nancy and Carlos who have been part of it for the past 5 yrs. Last year we encouraged a couple from our church (Mike and Jackie) to join us and they are coming again this year! It looks like this is going to be our annual vacation getaway! The LLYMI Cruise is a MUST, at least once, for every couple who is serious about strengthening their relationship with God and with each other. Everything about this cruise breathes JESUS and quite frankly, you can't have a better vacation and spiritual refreshing than that! Thank you, Family Life. BTW, we are the couple who dress alike at least once a day. We are already getting our new wardrobe ready! ;-)
Joe and Maribel Rodriguez - Belleville, New Jersey
2019 was our 3rd LLYMI cruise. We have been blessed each year not only with the beautiful places we visit and the experiences we share together but also with the new friendship we have made and the awesome materials that Family Life provides. We look forward to the gifts that we find hanging on our door every night. We have booked for 2020!! Counting down the days!!
Mike & Sharon Gionfriddo - Southington, CT
We were going through a very difficult issue with our family. So difficult we could not go to our church. We had to leave and find a new church. Many people told us we needed to stay home and not go on this cruise. We knew we needed time to get away and process and focus on our marriage and make sure we were ok. One day in the cruise I asked Ken if he was ok with us asking for prayer for our situation and he agreed. With in a couple of hours we got a note under our door asking if we wanted to meet with someone on the prayer team. We did and Gary and Cindy are the best. The prayer and acceptance they gave us knowing our situation was exactly what we needed. I know for a fact without the advice, acceptance and prayer we got that week on the cruise I know our marriage and family would not be as strong as it is today. Thank you Family Life for being there for families in need.
Shannon - GA

My wife Sherry and I have been blessed to be on all 10 LLYMI cruises. As full time missionaries, the group plan has been an incredible blessing to us and an opportunity to introduce other couples to the ministry of FamilyLife! We look forward to the cruise each year as a time to reconnect, which is made easier by being disconnected from our cell phones and email. Each year, we decide just how much we need to participate: some years we've gone to every activity, some years we've skipped activities, but every year, we've had irreplaceable time together. As long as we're able, we'll be there!

Scott & Sherry Jennings - Durham, North Carolina

This was our first cruise ever, and it was fabulous!! We are booked for next year, Lord willing! The speakers were so great, so focused on the gospel! We needed this time together it was so special. We are excited about next year, and having an extra day!! Can't wait! Thanks so much!

Pertti and Michelle Laitinen - Alberta, Canada

We can't say enough about this cruise! Folks this is 5 (now 6) days of quality time to spend with the love of your life, the one who gives you those feelings no one else can. Does the thought of 6 days with your spouse scare you? Then sign up NOW!! It's totally worth it!! Have the perfect marriage and don't see the need? Then sign up NOW!! It's totally worth it!! From start to finish you will truly be RELAXED. From start to finish you will REDISCOVER each other. From start to finish the ROMANCE...well it is a couples cruise. Talk about a time to rediscover! Anyway...From start to finish this is a time you will RENEW yourselves to one another and God. And without a doubt it is a time you will always REMEMBER. But I do have to warn you: From the moment you step off the ship on Saturday you'll be planning for the next one and 6 wonderful days of RELAX, REDISCOVER, ROMANCE, RENEW, REMEMBER. Yes, folks, it really is worth it! Do it! Today!

Jamie & Marj Hamblet - Isabel, SD

This was our first cruise ever and we LOVED it!! We are booked for next year!!

The McDonalds - Salem, OR
Last year was the second year we attend the cruise and we will be coming again this next year, so far with two more couples attending with us. My husband Brent and I have now been married for 15 years and the last few years we have struggled with major issues which had lead us both to file for divorce. I think it becomes hard once your children are grown and your parents are aging and you look at each other and wonder, "What now?" As a woman I had spent years focused on everything other than me or my husband that when left with us, I was lost! This cruise saved our marriage and gave us both a chance to focus on each other and helped us to realize that no matter what we face in life as long as we focus our eyes on God together we can do anything!
Brent & Danie Edwards - Adams, TN
My husband and I just celebrated our 20 year anniversary. We owe many thanks to the Love Like You Mean It Cruise. Last October, we were not sure where our marriage was headed and the seminars we attended on the cruise made it possible for us to reconnect on a level we never thought possible. We are booked for next year and excited about learning more to help strenghten our marriage.
Shawn and Brandi - Richlands, NC