What I Wish I Knew™ Conference

Marriage Conference - August 23rd 

Men's Conference - August 24th

MARRIAGE CONFERENCE

OUR SPEAKERS

Our schedule will be jammed pack on Friday night with these awesome couples! 

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Al & Lisa Robertson

30+ YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Alan and Lisa Robertson, members of America’s favorite back woods family and the Duck Commander Clan, take on the topic of relationships as they share the secrets that saved their marriage.

Infidelity, deceit, distrust, and shame. Unfortunately, these are recurring themes in many of today’s marriages in America—even in the family-values-promoting, Christian-based Robertson family. With a romance that began in junior high, the couple got off to a rocky start but soon settled into married life and had two baby girls. Al became a pastor in the church where his family had been members for years. Then, when Lisa had an affair, the heartache and the tension was very public. Their candid story is one of rescued love and renewed commitment. After nearly getting divorced, Al and Lisa came to terms with what went wrong in their marriage and both began the hard work of making it right.

Now, married for over thirty years, they openly share their hardships—including sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, and abortion as they counsel couples in trouble and speak across the country at churches, marriage retreats, pregnancy centers, many other events.  Al and Lisa live in West Monroe, Louisiana with the rest of the Duck Commander family. They have 2 beautiful daughters, who are both married and have 6 grandchildren.

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Willie & Korie Robertson

25+ YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Korie Robertson is best known for her role on A&E’s hit reality television series Duck Dynasty. A wife to Duck Commander CEO, Willie Robertson, mother of six, speaker and NYT Bestselling Author, she is active in both domestic and international philanthropic work and is a strong advocate for adoption and foster care.  Writing credits include The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, The Women of Duck Commander, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids and Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character.

Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”. Robertson has expanded his family companies, from a living room operation to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and destination for all things outdoors. Duck Commander is the best-selling duck call brand in the U.S. It, along with Buck Commander are popular trademarks on apparel, hunting gear, food items and more. Robertson is executive producer of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and “Buck Commander” on the Outdoor Channel. He is a New York Times best-selling author of “The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty,” “American Hunter” and “American Fisherman.” Robertson’s story is a remarkable example of entrepreneurship and dedication built on hard work, faith, and family.

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Clay & Renee Crosse

25+ YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Clay Crosse is a 4-time Dove Award winner with nine #1 radio singles. He and his wife Renee lead Holy Homes Ministries, speaking nationwide at various marriage enrichment events. 

Clay and Renee have been married 29 years and have four children. They reside in Bentonville Arkansas where Clay serves as worship pastor at First Baptist Church Bentonville. 

MEN'S CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Saturday morning will be powerful - these are men of content that you don't want to miss!

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Al Robertson

Former Pastor

Alan Robertson is the oldest son of Phil and Miss Kay Robertson. He helped start the family business, Duck Commander and left there in the late ‘80’s to serve as a Pastor for 22 years at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. He went back to Duck Commander in 2012 to begin appearing on the Robertson’s TV show, Duck Dynasty on A&E, which just ended after 11 Seasons and 131 episodes.  He has authored and co-authored five books and speaks around the country about the reasons behind the success of the show and Robertson values of faith, family & ducks. Alan & Miss Kay opened Miss Kay’s Sweets and Eats in West Monroe in 2016.

Alan and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 32 years and have two married daughters and six grandchildren. They live on the same street as Alan’s “hairy” brothers and their families in West Monroe, LA. They have co-authored two books, A New Season about their life and marriage and The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples and they travel together all over America sharing their story of brokenness, restoration and healing in their marriage. They are currently speaking together around the country and writing their third book about desperate forgiveness.

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Willie Robertson

Duck Commander, Buck Commander, Duck Dynasty

Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”. Robertson has expanded his family companies, from a living room operation to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and destination for all things outdoors. Duck Commander is the best-selling duck call brand in the U.S. It, along with Buck Commander are popular trademarks on apparel, hunting gear, food items and more. Robertson is executive producer of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and “Buck Commander” on the Outdoor Channel. He is a New York Times best-selling author of “The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty,” “American Hunter” and “American Fisherman.” Robertson’s story is a remarkable example of entrepreneurship and dedication built on hard work, faith, and family.

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Sean Womack

Entreprenuer

I am an idea junkie. There I said it. That’s supposed to be the first step. Admitting it. I love ideas. Especially new ones. I read about them, study where they come from, and work on developing them. I have spent the last 20+ years creating ideas for various businesses – my own and others. Right now, I am focused on helping businesses, brands and organizations develop unique and valuable ideas so they can innovate and grow.

Over the past 20+ years, my work has been to create, innovate and develop businesses, brands, products and services. This has taken various shapes from working in product development at a social expression company to launching a magazine for a boutique consulting firm to helping found and grow three different agencies that focused on entertainment marketing, shopper marketing and video content marketing respectively. My consulting firm, TBD Inc., is a brand studio that develops brands and brand content.

Sean is the blessed husband of Shelley and proud father of three biological and three adopted children.

JOINING US FOR THE PANEL DISCUSSION

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Jason Jenkins

Men Sharpening Men - Bentonville/Rogers

Jason and Amanda have been married for 23 years. They are originally from West Monroe, Louisiana, but have lived in NW Arkansas for 3 years. They have 2 kids Emma and Nolan.  Jason’s passion is helping men understand their purpose in life as they embrace truth, love, give, and make disciples who go make disciples.

Jason joined Men Sharpening Men staff in 2018 to launch our Bentonville/Rogers division. 

Men's Ministry Leader

Larry Watkins

Men Sharpening Men - Founder

Larry has been a husband to Gwen for 31 years, a father to three children, and a grandad to three grandkids. He desires to impact the world through training, equipping, and mobilizing men.

Over a decade ago, Larry started Men Sharpening Men because of the pain of seeing men - both young and old - drift from their faith in God, as well as in the critical roles they play as a husband, dad, and ambassador of Christ.   Men become dull and ineffective without having consistent biblical perspective, encouragement, accountability, and resources poured into their lives.