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BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 5, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Institute of Marriage, located at the newly renovated Sunset Inn, will host an open house and dedication of Sunset Inn, a marriage retreat center in Branson, Missouri. This new retreat center will serve as the home of the highly successful Marriage Intensives that have been facilitated by the National Institute of Marriage for over a decade. This new facility boasts incredible lake views of Lake Taneycomo, private guest rooms, and a main dining hall for couples to gather in. Following the Open House, a private dinner will be held to honor Carl Long and Marge Webb, the couple who's gift of $350,000 has made this marriage retreat center possible.
The ministry began as a part of the Smalley Relationship Center and in 2003 Greg Smalley founded a non-profit organization, the National Institute of Marriage. This organizations is dedicated to saving marriages and inspiring couples toward greatness. Today the ministry serves hundreds of couples from all over the nation in Intensive Marriage Counseling Programs that produce results of 84.6% of the participating couples remaining married after 2 years.
"We are pleased to honor Carl and Marge, as well as dedicate this amazing facility. The quality of what the couples experience has improved since we opened Sunset Inn," said Mark Pyatt, Co-President of the National Institute of Marriage. "We know this will be a place of refuge for many marriages, giving couples with painful and complex situations hope for a new beginning. All of the ministry at this location will build on the legacy of this wonderful couple."
The Open House for the National Institute of Marriage located at Sunset Inn will take place on August 26, 2011, and the public is welcome to stop by from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Sunset Inn is located at 2175 Sunset Inn Road, Branson, Missouri.