Couples Retreat

::: March 26-27, 2021 :::
Married Couples Retreat

A Work of Art:
Crucial Principles for a Marriage Masterpiece

Keeping a marriage strong and enjoyable can be challenging. When a husband and wife face the day to day realities of living together as a married couple, and then add each individual’s set of frustrations and difficulties, it can feel a long way off from the work of art you imagined for your marriage. But the solution to making your marriage a work of art is not as simple as painting by numbers. There isn't a set formula or fill in the blank approach that can turn your marriage into a masterpiece. Instead, you need to apply crucial principles to your own marriage so that it can be the work of art God wants for your marriage. Your marriage masterpiece may look different than someone else's work of art, yet God wants your marriage to continue to become the unique work of art that is you. 

2021 sessions include (titles may change): 

Introduction: A Work of Art
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)
Primary Colors: Crucial Principles
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)
Painting Principles Applied
(Panel Discussion)
Secondary and Tertiary Colors: Filling out the Richness of Your Relationship
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)

Registration for 2021 is open!

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.

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!

PRICES
Retreat without lodging = $89 per couple
Retreat with lodging = $119 per couple

Register here:

Register using this Paypal form. (Once you go to the Paypal website, you can choose to pay with credit card or with a Paypal account.)

Registration/Payment Option
If you are paying a deposit only, select:
Husband's Name
Wife's Name

If you would prefer to mail a check, please contact Joseph (joseph@wldranch.com or 814-474-3414) with your registration request and mail your check to:
WLD Ranch
7351 Woolsey Rd.
Girard, PA 16417

LODGING

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.

CHILDCARE

Childcare is not provided, keeping the focus of the retreat on married couples. (Nursing infants may come with their parents.)

RETREAT SCHEDULE (tentative)

  • Friday
    • 7:00-8:00pm – Registration & Coffeeshop
    • 8:00-9:30pm – Welcome, Icebreakers, Introduction Session
  • Saturday
    • 8:30am – Breakfast
    • 9:30-10:45am –Session #1
    • 11:00am – Teambuilding Challenges
    • 12:30pm – Lunch
    • 12:15-3:15 – Optional Activities (weather-permitting)
      • Trail Rides ($5 per rider) 
      • 9 Square in the Air
      • Tomahawks 
      • Archery 
      • Disc Golf
      • Additional activities may be available.
    • 3:45-5:45pm –Session #2 (panel discussion)
    • 6:00pm – Dinner
    • 7:00-8:30pm –Session #3
    • 8:30pm – Fireside Chat (visit around the campfire)

WLD Ranch 2017 7351 Woolsey Rd. Girard, PA 16417 (814) 474-3414