Equally Yoked – Two Are Better Than One

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Sponsored by: The 3rd F

(Flay posting on behalf of Murdock)

Requirements for participation

You must be a member of F3 and be married, engaged or have a girlfriend that will commit to participate in the following two events: The Spartan Sprint (3/22/14) and the “Equally Yoked” – Marriage Enrichment Seminar (2/15/14).

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front)

Who: F3 Members + “M”s who want to participate in a marriage enrichment adventure.

What: A Marriage Enrichment Adventure

When: 1st Quarter, 2014 (Registration Deadline 12/20/2013)

Where: Marriage Enrichment Seminar – Mauldin, SC Spartan Sprint – Charlotte, NC

Why: Because relationships matter to God, so we want to build healthy relationships… with our God, our “M”s, and other couples

Ready to Register Now? Go directly to the bottom to “Ready to Go – Aroo!” section and get started. (You can read the rest of this stuff later… let’s go!) Questions? – send an email to Murdock at kurt.hartley@gmail.com

General Overview

The basics behind this event is that this will be a “living life” event with our spouses and our F3 buddies. There are two main components of this event: a marriage enhancement component and a physical fitness component. This is an event where we will be building ourselves wholly – Body, Soul and Spirit. We also seek to stifle the “F3 Widow” syndrome and pull our “M”s into the mix.

Living life together – this is more than an event… this is life. During the first quarter of 2014, we will be training together (and so will our spouses), fellowshipping together (small groups & get togethers), and building our faith (Bible studies, spiritual discipline challenges).


We will be training together (F3) and so will our spouses (FiA Style). The culminating event will be running the Spartan Sprint on Saturday, March 22nd together WITH your “M”s.


There will be optional small groups on Sunday nights (other nights if the group grows). There will also be a kickoff event (family oriented) and other impromptu convergences.


There will be a few opportunities to develop your faith. The small groups will have a faith based component, and we will be doing a “28 Day Challenge” in February. The main faith event will be a biblically based Marriage Enrichment Seminar on Saturday the 15th of February.

Biblical Basis – Important to Murdock

The term “Equally Yoked” has been a buzz term in christendom for years and has been used to make the that statement that a husband and a wife should be bound together “equally yoked” spiritually and should be ‘one’ in their spiritual understanding. The term is taken from a passage in 2 Corinthians 6:14. The passage is really a direct challenge that those who believe should be set apart from the darkness in this world.

Ecc 4:9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. 11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him.

1 Cor 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

2 Cor. 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness

Ready to Go – Aroo!

So, you’re ready to sign-up?

Step One: is to commit you and your spouse to the Spartan Sprint. Go to www.spartanrace.com and click on “Events” at the top menu bar. Select “Carolinas 3/22 & 23” Slide over to the “Register” button for the Saturday 3/22 race. Enter your basic information and then click the “Create or Join a Team” button. (ADHD? follow this link ) Fill out your information and when you get to the part where it asks you about your team. Search for “Equally Yoked” and enter the password “equallyyoked” (NOTE: do not hit enter after filling in the password. Just proceed to fill out all the rest of the information) (ALSO NOTE: If on the last registration page, you have an error, you will need to re-fill the team and password portion.) At checkout, you can enter the discount code “Sprint15” for a $15 discount. You can do this for you and your spouse.

Step Two: After you complete your registration, send Murdock an email at kurt.hartley@gmail.com with the “Equally Yoked” in the subject line. A google form link will be sent to you to fill out so that I have all your information.

See you in the Gloom! And your bride!

In Him,

Kurt “Murdock” Hartley

3rd F Q

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