Marriage Retreat

Our Marriage Retreat is designed to enrich, renew and lead couples to discover a vibrant & healthy marriage.

The Retreat will cover the following:

  • Top Ten Relational Needs – How to know each other more intimately in order to love each other well.
  • Honest and Loving Communication – How to speak truth in a loving manner
  • Caring Responses – How to respond when someone is “upset”
  • Healing Hurt through Confession and Forgiveness – Experiencing God’s plan for resolving hurt, anger and guilt
  • “Leaving Father and Mother” – How the families we came from shape us and how we can respond today
  • Ongoing Marriage Enrichment – How to continue to grow and change after the workshop

 When:  Friday March 2, 7:00 PM through Saturday March 3rd 4:00 PM

 About Our Presenters

Ben and Tonya Terry have been married over 30 years now, raised 3 children of their own; Amanda, Ryan & Shayne and in 2009 adopted two more children Jessica and Taylor.

Ben & Tonja have had the privilege of being trained & certified as Relationship Coaches by one of the world’s finest marriage champions, Dr. David Ferguson. In addition to being the founder and executive director of Intimate Life Ministries, Dr. Ferguson is the founder of The Center for Relational Care and the Center for Relational Leadership, all headquartered in Austin, Texas

Ben is also a certified Marriage Mentor & Program facilitator of Life Innovations’ Prepare-Enrich Marriage Program, as well as a certified facilitator of New Hope Resources’ Great Start Marriage Program.

For more information see their website:


Where:  Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center

A serene, inspirational setting, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The natural beauty of our 240-acres lining the shores of Lake Travis helps create an atmosphere that encourages reflection and relaxation, renewal and refreshment.  

Lodging: Motel Rooms

*Note: Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center is a rustic, but comfortable and affordable get away as opposed to a luxurious resort.




Food: breakfast & lunch are included in the retreat cost 

 For more about HLCC go to their web site:

 Directions to Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center

 Click HERE to be directed to a map and directions from MapQuest. Or follow the suggested directions listed below.

 Go West R.R. 620 to Highway 71 West.
Turn right. Continue through Bee Cave approximately 12 miles. 

 Highway 71 T-intersects with F.M. 2322 at a full stop light.  (Landmarks at this intersection include a Chevron station and Security State Bank).  Turn here and head North.  Continue 5 miles to Pace Bend Park guard booth.  Tell them you are going to Highland Lakes and continue straight on the main road.  Highland Lakes’ entrance will be 3.5 miles into the park on the left.



Friday Evening:

Session 1:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Marital Intimacy: How Are We Doing?

Session 2:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm     What Do We Need From Each Other?

Saturday Morning:

Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Session 3:  9:00 am – 10:00 am    What Is Filling My Emotional Cup?

Session 4:  10:00 am – 11:00 am  Healing Our Hurts

Session 5:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Studying Your Family Tree

Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Session 6:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Caring About the Losses of Life

Session 7:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      The Games We Play

Session 8:  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Becoming Friends & Lovers


The  Marriage Retreat  provides practical, Christ-centered principles for truly “knowing” and loving your spouse, allowing them to better “know” you and how to love you, with hands-on exercises and examples of how to become caringly involved in each other’s lives.

Cost:  $149/per couple.    

Space is limited, to secure your spot a $49 deposit is due by Februay 17th. 

There are several options for payment:

  1. On Sunday, Cash, Credit Card or Check -Make checks payable to The Ridge – put “Marriage Retreat”  on memo line or by cash or credit card using an offering envelope. 
  2. Or mail your check payable to The Ridge – put “Marriage Retreat” on memo line to 8754 RR 2243, Leander TX, 78641 by February 17th.

 3. Pay online – put “marriage retreat”  where it says, ” Add Special Instructions to Seller

               Here is a link to our online giving:


For any other questions, just comment at the bottom of this post and I will get back to you.

Or go to our website

Thanks for investing in your marriage!


PS.  To maximize your experience and continue to invest in your marriage be sure to take the Growth Group offered this semester called Intimate Encounters

Click here for more information about meeting times and materials:

Click here to sign up:

About dkoop

Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander & Jarrell, TX
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6 Responses to Marriage Retreat

  1. Walter says:

    Lara and I are definitely in. Will have our deposit by this Friday. Will give to you either at church or during C3.

  2. Clint Welch says:

    Just signed us up!

  3. Mike Moegelin says:

    Are there still slots open? We still want to go if there are.

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