Couples Retreat


::: March 24-25, 2023 :::
Married Couples Retreat

Forged Through Fire:

Shaping Strong Marriages Through Life's Challenges

No marriage is stress free – Life happens.  Challenges arise.  How do you use life’s challenges as a catalyst for strengthening your marriage rather than a stressor that weakens it?  Your marriage is forged through the fires you face individually and as a couple.  We invite you to take a close look at your marriage and allow God to shape a strong marriage through the challenges that you face.

2023 sessions include: 

Fires of the Forge: Helping or Harming Your Marriage?
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)
Tempered Steel: Best Practices for Strong Marriages
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)
Tales of the Anvil and the Fires that Shaped Us
(Panel Discussion)
The Anvil and the Hammer: A Strong Marriage Taking Shape
(presented by Joseph and Christy Preston)

Registration for 2023 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 (2023)
Retreat without lodging = $99 per couple
Retreat with lodging = $129 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 ( or 814-474-3414) with your registration request and mail your check to:
WLD Ranch
7351 Woolsey Rd.
Girard, PA 16417


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


  • 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)

::: 2023 Date TBD :::
Couples' Night Out

Married couples – join us at WLD Ranch in Fall 2023 (date TBD) (6:00-9:00pm), for a night out together making memories and working to strengthen your marriage. Our night will include a meal, laughter and games, and a devotional challenge for keeping your marriage on track. We’ll even enjoy a campfire after the program for those who want to stay and visit. Cost is ($35) per couple.

Need childcare that night? Childcare is available at WLD for kids ages 2-10. The kids’ night will include a meal and games in the Spur during the adult program (6:00-9:00pm). Cost is $5 per child.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ahead of time.

Register using this Paypal form. To register yourselves as well as children for the childcare, use the drop down option to select your payment amount. (Once you go to the Paypal website, you can choose to pay with credit card or with a Paypal account.)

Couple (+ childcare)
First Names (husband and wife)
Names(+ages) of kids attending

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