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Save the Date! March 18-19, 2016
(theme announced soon)
Last year's sessions included:
Walls or Bridges: Communication that Isolates or Connects (Joseph Preston)
Communicating When Life Gets Complicated (panel discussion)
Understanding Each Other to Communicate Better (Christy Preston)
Praying for Better Communication (Malcolm Beall)
Why should you attend a married couples retreat at WLD Ranch?
We are convinced that strengthening your relationship with your spouse should be a priority for every married couple. But building and maintaining a strong relationship with your spouse is not easy. Our Married Couples Retreats are our way of helping you strengthen your marriage in the midst of a fun weekend with your spouse. Our sessions are not of the variety that say “do these three things in your marriage and you’ll have a perfect life.” Marriage is not like that. We want everyone at the retreat to have lots of fun in WLD Ranch style, but we also want to address deep issues for strengthening your marriage.
Between the Bealls and the Prestons, we have years and years of experience running retreats and camps, so we know what it takes to enjoy a WLD Ranch experience. We have all worked hard at our own marriages and have all spent time sharing our experiences, our study of Scripture, and our practical knowledge with other couples or groups.
We design the retreats around what we believe are some key characteristics of any camp experience: friendships (the relationship with your spouse is the one we're most concerned about in these retreats), focused learning (that's the sessions part), faith development (your spiritual life is extremely important in having a strong marital relationship), and fun (camp is supposed to be fun!). So plan to attend (with your spouse, of course!) and invite other married couples to come along!
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RETREAT SCHEDULE - SAMPLE FROM 2015 (UPDATING FOR 2016 SOON)
7:00-8:00pm – Registration, Coffeeshop
8:00-9:30pm – Welcome, Icebreakers, Opening Session
8:30am – Breakfast
9:30-10:45am – Session #1
11:00am – Teambuilding Challenges
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45-3:00 – Optional Activities (weather-permitting)
*Trail Rides ($5 per rider) *9 Square in the Air
*Sledding *Snowshoeing *Archery *Octoball
*Additional activities may be available.
3:30-5:30pm – Session #2 (panel discussion)
5:45pm – Candlelit Dinner
6:30-7:30 – Spouse Espousal (fun and games, folks)
7:45pm-9:00pm – Session #3
8:30am – Breakfast
9:15-10:00am – Session#4
Retreat without lodging = $84 per couple
Retreat with lodging = $144 per couple
Saturday only = $64 per couple
Because we have very limited couples' housing, couples’ lodging will be available at the Polish Baptist Centre just up the hill from us. You will need to bring your own bedding and toiletries. Rooms will be private with shared restrooms down the hall.
You are also welcome to stay at home, with friends, or seek other lodging locally.
For Friday and Saturday, there will not be childcare provided, keeping the focus of the retreat on married couples. (Nursing infants may come with their parents.)
On Sunday, children may come with their parents for breakfast ($2.50 per child). We will have childcare available during the morning session. We hope this will allow couples with young children to attend the full conference more conveniently. (We’ll take a count on Saturday for Sunday’s breakfast.)