We offer a Christian marriage retreat center for
covenant relationships to reconnect their marriage.
Marriage starts in love but even the best marriages can get off-track. It's not that spouses stop loving each other but they can simply stop showing it when healthy communication and mutual needs are not consistently experienced in the marriage. Think of a low-burning ember as an analogy. The fire is still there but just needs some help to be rekindled. We use selective materials that we have successfully applied, taught, and can attest to their effectiveness in providing a unity in friendship to help ignite a vibrant marriage.
We provide an informal but structured atmosphere. Couples do practical exercises together but we keep participation voluntary. Nobody is forced to interact because some will just absorb the information instead of participating. For example, men typically process internally but they can get the same value at the retreat as their spouse who could be more of an external processor. Rekindling your marriage starts with transparency. In celebrating 40 years of marriage despite a journey that was not easy, we are transparent to share our failures and victories in establishing a safe setting to schedule different topics of discussion.
It is important to note that the retreat won't feel like a dry textbook. We don't preach at you. We interact with you. Given our own personal experience with professional marriage counseling, it can often just pull off the scab and make you re-live the hurt. You need transparent facilitators who overcame their scars to share their own story. Very minimal counseling is offered at the retreat however if we discover issues that need professional counseling, we can offer a referral to an outside professional.
Familiar resources like the church, family, or friends can be ill-equipped or biased to help walk out your marriage issues. We cannot fix your marriage but God’s presence and a safe environment can transform your situation. We simply highlight areas with direction from The Holy Spirit that need communication, repentance, and intentionality in applying what you learn at the retreat.