Sunday, November 09, 2008

marriage retreat weekend

We're home. And so exhausted... mentally, emotionally and physically. But totally and completely satisfied. And sooo very grateful.
What a wonderful weekend we had with 12 couples at the "A Time for Us" marriage retreat. (a ministry of our church)
Randy & I are a part of the teaching team and we were once again blown away as we watched these truths make a difference in these precious couples.
The teaching team and our dear friends- Kim, Nick, me, Randy, Marcia and Tom.

Some of the classes we teach-
* submitting to strengths and protecting weaknesses
* meeting needs
* becoming a perceptive listener
* unresolved issues and how they affect your marriage
* communicating acceptance to your spouse

This year we held the retreat at Kohl's Ranch near Payson, Arizona. (an hour and a half from Tempe) We absolutely loved the facilities. The accommodations were the best and the weather and surroundings could not have been better.

We couldn't help but fall in love with the 12 couples... ranging from married a year... to a couple married 35 years.
This has to be our most favorite area of ministry that Randy & I share together. What a blessing it is to OUR marriage. We always come away all the more committed to making our marriage the best it can be.

So, we get home, download my pictures and gee, what do ya know... lots of FOOD pictures! I couldn't help it! Nick & Kim not only prepare the most delicious food, but the presentation is beyond picture perfect. See what I mean!


Sandy said...

Mmm, the food looks good. But the content of the weekend sounds even better! So awesome of you and Randy - love it!

NanAZ said...

What a great team you all are. We loved our times at the retreats. Awesome teaching and such authenticity too. Thanks for your ministry there.

You'll have to let us know more about the location. I've been trying to think of a place for a Home Group retreat. What do you think? Would it work to have it there? I definitely think we should talk about doing one in 2009.