Stay tuned for our 2019 Retreat details:
2018 details below:
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
9 a.m.- 9 p.m. 
$80 per couple* – Three meals, materials and a special gift included
*Partial scholarships are available. Contact Ann or Janel for an application.
Contact Ann Hagerott at 410.507.9480 or Janel Schmitz at 701.595.6497
Join us for this unique opportunity to refresh and renew your marriage in a beautiful setting, just a 30-minute drive from Bismarck. It’s a day for couples to learn how to embrace their differences and love their way through them instead of fighting about them.
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image of perfect.” Thomas Merton
The struggle is real. We have our expectations – the knight in shining armor, the princess who is the perfect everything. And then there is reality. Work, meals, a water pipe breaks, the car quits, laundry, kids….the list continues and it’s easy to lose sight of why you got married. It’s also easy to let your spouse’s habits annoy you, resulting in a marriage filled with words that are more critical than loving. 
It’s time to recognize and reconnect with all your expectations. By investing this day in your marriage, you can begin evolving your marriage together, taking you to a new level of commitment, strength and intimacy. 
Note: This retreat is open to anyone of any background, regardless of religious belief or affiliation. 
Scholarships: Partial scholarships of $20 and $40 are available. Contact Ann or Janel at the number above for an application. 

What to expect

This day is a gift for your spouse or fiancĂ©, a gift to you as a couple. Together, you’ll listen to some inspirational talks meant to spur conversation. You’ll have the chance to choose 2-3 small groups discussing commonly recognized issues for couples like finances, disciplining children, second marriages, military marriages, creating a more intimate sex life. You can visit with another couple one-on-one. And most importantly, you’ll have quiet time together which is everyone’s favorite thing. Go for a walk. Sit under a tree. Take time to celebrate your love and remember what brought you together. Breathe life back into your marriage.
Of course, you need good food to sustain you through the day so we’ll take care of that for you too!