Couple Connection Marriage Retreat

The 2020 Couple Connection Marriage Retreat was canceled. The 2022 retreat- TBD. 

2018 Couple Connection Marriage Retreat

Dates: Friday, October 26th to Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Location: Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center, 7300 Banner Road, Dickerson, MD 20842

Wow! Our 1st Couple Connection Marriage Retreat was an AWESOME time of marriage-enriching fun! We are so grateful for the 7 couples that joined us for this dynamic weekend. 

2018 Couple Connection Marriage Retreat picture by the fireplace

Curriculum: The Art of Marriage: Getting to the heart of God’s Design by FamilyLife

The 2018  Couple Connection Marriage Retreat was centered around the Art of Marriage curriculum. The six dynamic sessions:

  • Session #1: Love Happens: God’s Purpose and Plan
  • Session #2: Love Fades: Overcoming Isolation
  • Session #3: Love Dances: Fulfilling Our Responsibilities
  • Session #4: Love Interrupted: Communication and Conflict
  • Session #5: Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy
  • Session #6: Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy

2018 Couple Connection Marriage Retreat Feedback

Would you recommend the Hallowood for another marriage retreat? Why or Why Not?

  • Absolutely, This was our first marriage and there is a plethora of valuable information for Christian couples in all seasons of marriage. Impossible not to grow from this experience
  • Yes! This place feels warm and home-like. It makes it so easy to be comfortable and fellowship with others
  • The idea of no TVs, no frills is excellent. It makes you focus more on your mate. Also, it was a calmness & peacefulness to it.
  • The facility was peaceful and the staff was friendly
  • Absolutely, I had no idea what to expect, but it still exceeded my possible expectations. I felt my marriage being restored and growing by the day

How do you feel about the curriculum? Would you recommend the Art of Marriage to another couple? Why or Why Not?

  • This has been an awesome curriculum. I would HIGHLY recommend this to all couples regardless of the length of time together. Because there is something for everyone, and the content is relatable.
  • Yes, because it covers all facets of marriage and is the message of Christ & God’s design for marriage.
  • Yes, the information provided was based on biblical principles.
  • Yes!! It was real and to the point. Touched on many areas we need help and gave many tools to help.

What is one new tool or skillset you’ve learned during this retreat?

  • How to better communicate in areas of conflict
  • I need to let my husband lead (a 2nd tool … we need to be intentional in our team)
  • Seeing the importance of both of us intentionally praying aloud together
  • Leading and courting my wife
  • That we can make choices to love our spouse and trust God

Additional comments?

  • Everything was great.
  • I’m just so happy right now
  • I have loved every second of this!
  • It was perfect
  • This was absolutely wonderful & needed.
  • It was amazing!
  • It was absolutely great.
  • The weekend was wonderful
  • We look forward to the next one.