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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In 2011 our marriage was severely broken. After enhanced counselling, many books, and a refocus - we are stronger than ever thanks to prayer, forgiveness, redefined love, and wanting to just please the Lord. FLT was and still is a great influence is our marriage growth and after 5 LLYMI cruises, its a superior way to intentionally strengthen the "fade" that so easily happens. Teaching the AofM (FLT curriculum) in our church for 6 or 7 times now - it reconfirms that you cannot just coast in God's most important earthly relationship. Invest - you won't be sorry! Had a blast this year - one of our best so far.
David and Pamela Yost - Roanoke, VA
We really enjoyed the time to get away from the busyness of life to reconnect with each other and to openly discuss some of the challenges and issues we've been having without distractions. Being able to enjoy warm weather on the beautiful islands and spending uninterrupted time on the sandy beaches was very relaxing. All of the speakers' messages, concerts, dramatic theater, comedies were very encouraging too!! The 24 hrs of availability to yummy food was an option that we didn't get to carried away with. Lol! Each day we were given surprise gifts outside our cabin door from the Family Life team to inspire us to reconnect as a couple and have fun!! The FamilyLife ministry team really stepped in with prayers and ongoing encouragement throughout as we laughed, cried, prayed and allowed the Lord to renew our hope in Him for our marriage and each other. We really look forward to attending each year and knowing this is one of our special times to get away to refresh, refocus and reconnect"
Terrell and Kenya Perkins - Greensboro, NC
My wife and I had such an amazing time. The speakers were great. The itinerary was jammed pack with things to do. We got closer to God and our marriage is that much stronger. Thank you Family Life.
Edwin and Rose - Connecticut

Love being on the cruise for valentine.. We went to the steak house restaurant, the ambience was so romantic. We joined a Latin dance class. We had a lot of fun dancing on the Lido deck! So much more!! So worth it!!

Carolyn Rivera - Trumbull, CT
We had never been on a cruise before nor had we traveled outside of California much. There was a bit of fear to be out on the icean but that faded quickly. Everyone we met was shocked to find out we traveled so far to experience this. It was so worth every mile, hour, penny! The llymi marriage cruise is the greatest and best investment we've made for our marriage so far. No only did we feel like we were on a real vacation but it was so intimate, filled with opportunities for us to reconnect and relax. No cell phones, no work, no chores, no interferences for all that God had planned. We loved being around other believers, focused on improving their marriage. Everyone was so friendly. Lord willing, we will see you all on the 2019 LLYMI cruise. Reservations have been made!
Alton & Crystal Youngblood - Fresno, CA
Don't think of this cruise as just another expensive vacation but rather think of it as an investment, a rock solid investment in which you can be guaranteed long lasting rewards. Your marriage is worth investing in and we highly recommend this cruise to any and all couples. So much so that we would go so far to say that every married couple needs to experience this for themselves. It is unlike any other vacation/cruise you have ever experienced. The atmosphere, the music, the teaching, the concerts, the laughter, the destinations, the food, the relaxing, the fun, the friendships made with other believers along with the renewed connection between you and your spouse all wrapped up with God in the center of it.... makes for one unforgettable getaway! 2018 was our first time going and I'm beyond excited to be booked again for 2019. There is no other vacation I'd rather choose, simply's like a little taste of heaven. If you find yourself thinking it's beyond your budget, dare to ask and believe God for the ability to go...I did. He is very much interested in the health of your marriage, as a matter of fact He's the designer of it all and I'm sure He is pleased to see His children enjoying marriage exactly as He intended. Thank You Family Life for all the effort and prayers put into planning this phenomenal cruise for married couples.
Jennifer and Joel Chase - British Columbia, Canada
This was our second LLYMI 2016 and 2014. Life changing and worth every dollar you spend.
Michael and Debbie Frost - Gardners, PA
We had an Amazing time in LLYMICruise! Our first cruise ever & Lord willing we will be going every year! We Celebrated our 20th Anniversary, we were blessed with every conference, every concert & every activity. Our Oneness is on an Amazing level & God has been so good! Our Marriage was on the verge of Divorce 5 years ago, we went thru the worst things, but we are proof that any Marriage has a chance to be what God created it to be. We started a Marriage Ministry at our church and it has been amazing Journey!
Rafael & Francis - Chicago, IL
We always have an amazing time on these cruises and look forward to next year's which we're already signed up for. Looking to bring a group along too, so others can experience the wonderful closeness that the entire cruise promotes. Can't wait!!!
Bill & Jen Craft - York, PA