A couple's weekend to
strengthen your marriage

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Focus on the Family Canada is coming across Canada to local hotels to provide couples with the proven principles of the Hope Restored marriage intensive program. Not only will you have more time than a conference to understand the program material, but you’ll also have the opportunity to make a weekend of it and book a hotel room for you and your spouse!

These retreats will take place from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon with approximately 25 couples per retreat.

Why should I go?

  • Enjoy two romantic nights in a hotel and take time away from the busyness of life and family to simply spend time together.
  • You’ll not only learn the principles of this program, but you’ll also be taught how to apply them to your own relationship.
  • With a more relaxed atmosphere than a conference, you get more time to go through the program materials.
  • With a group of approximately 25 couples, there will be time to ask our speakers questions during and after the teaching.

Upcoming dates and locations

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Accommodations

Marriage Enrichment Retreats are being held at select hotels across the country. This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend time alone with your spouse by booking a weekend stay at a luxurious hotel. To learn more about each hotel, find the date and location that works best for you and your spouse!

Registration rates

Regular Rate:

$350
CAD per couple

Includes weekend program and two workbooks to take home.
Hotel, meals and parking not included.

Early Bird Rate:

$315
CAD per couple (Save 10%!)

Offer expires 14 days before the start of each retreat.

Program details

Session 1
Session 1
Understanding Relationship Dynamics: Positive, Powerful, Promising Moments
Session 1

By looking back at the patterns of your positive, powerful and promising moments, you and your spouse can create a better understanding of what you need from one another.

Session 2
Session 2
Healthy Definition of Marriage
Session 2

In order to work toward a goal, you need to know what that goal is. With this healthy marriage model, you’ll better understand what your relationship should actually look like.

Session 3
Session 3
Understanding Relationship Dynamics: Fear Cycle
Session 3

When our buttons are pushed, we react, which often causes our spouse’s buttons to be pushed and for them to then react. This is the Fear Cycle. But there is a way out of it.

Session 4
Session 4
Growing Personal Healthy & Integrity: Caring for Self
Session 4

The best thing you can do for your marriage is to invest in your own personal health, but everyone needs something different for their well-being. Becoming a student of yourself is the first step.

Session 5
Session 5
Growing Closeness through Communication: Connecting Heart-to-Heart
Session 5

There are two styles of communication: work talk and heart talk. We’re all great at work talk, but very few of us know how to actually engage in heart talk, which is where intimacy in marriage thrives.

Session 6
Session 6
Growing Relationship Unity: Teamwork
Session 6

In order for you to seek unity, you need to feel safe and on the same team with your spouse. By changing your how you think about decision-making, you can change the outcome to a win-win every time.

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Meet our speakers

Wayne Reed

Wayne Reed

Vicki Hooper

Vicki Hooper

With Masters degrees in counselling and years of professional and ministry experience, Vicki Hooper and Wayne Reed have the expertise to help couples like you build a relationship that not only survives, but thrives. Having both recently celebrated their respective 25-year wedding anniversaries, they know how important it is to continually learn about yourself and your spouse in order to strengthen your marriage

about us

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If you have any questions about the retreat or you’d like to speak to someone to find the Marriage Enrichment Experience that’s right for you, call our team today at 1.833.2.ENRICH (1.833.236.7424) or email [email protected]!

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“Great examples and applications. Comfortable, relaxed and genuine. Things we had recently learned as a couple were expanded and built upon. Lots of good info.”