Marriage Enrichment Retreat 2010:
“Where Did I Put That Map?”
Expectations and the Journey of Marriage
June 18-19 , 2010
Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center
Presented by Paul A. Johns, LMFT, CFLE
(Family Studies 1996)
Bethel Theological Seminary
(St. Paul, Marriage & Family Therapy, 2001)
Perhaps there is no greater determinant of satisfaction in marriage than the expectations we have of this intimate union. Our marriages may thrive if expectations are fulfilled, yet some marriages crumble under the weight of unreasonable, unrealistic or simply unexamined expectations.
Whether you are newly married or seasoned marriage veterans, recognizing and evaluating your expectations for your marriage is an invaluable journey to take together. “Where Did I Put That Map?” will take you on that journey of discovery and growth as you intentionally invest in strengthening your bond of intimacy. Rooted in the Word of God, reliable research, and your own valuable insights, your weekend retreat will be filled with insightful information, stimulating discussions, energizing activities, and unstructured free time for recreation, reflection and bonding.
So join me and my wife, Melanie, as we rediscover, carefully unfold, and reevaluate the maps for our marriages. You’ll be glad you did!
Alumni couples, consider attending the Alumni Marriage Enrichment Retreat as you plan for the upcoming months.
Valued at over $350, the cost of this all-inclusive weekend package is just $199 per couple. This includes one night of lodging, two meals, over six hours of workshop-style programming,and use of resort facilities. Take this opportunity to fellowship with other alumni couples.
Register EARLY for a chance to win a free stay at the Climenhaga Homestead!
Early bird registration will be due by February 15.
Check out "What did you expect? How to manage marriage expectations," an article by Paul A. Johns and
Erin F. Boyd-Soisson published in a recent issue of The Bridge.
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