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Better Together Couples' Retreat

  • Silver Birch Ranch N6120 Sawyer Lake Road White Lake, WI, 54491 United States (map)

In an increasingly fast paced world, life can get busy and full of distractions. Often our marriage ends up on the back burner. Whether you feel like your marriage is stuck in a rut or you could use a boost of encouragement to take your marriage to the next level of intimacy, a weekend away could be just what you need!  There are several things that are foundational to developing a healthy marriage and becoming equipped to handle whatever may come your way.  

Join us as we unpack:
•How to create a prayer–centered marriage
•How and Why to fight for your marriage instead of each other
•How to communicate and apologize in a way that your spouse needs
•How to be empowered to fulfill your God-appointed role

Retreat Speakers - Claudaniel & Melody Fabien

 Trevor and Tanya Kravick will serve again as facilitators for The Art of Marriage Retreat. For seven years they served as volunteers with FamilyLife and have recently joined staff as Field Ministry Reps. They have enjoyed the privilege of serving as Associate Staff at Silver Birch Ranch for the last five years. God uses the ministry of SBR and the resources of FamilyLife to minister to, encourage, and equip families in cultivating Christ­-centered homes and families.

Known for their humorous and animated style, Claudaniel (CD) and Melody creatively and practically relate God’s truth to everyday life. Their transparency in sharing their personal adventure has motivated many to believe God and experience Him as well. Together, they have become a strong voice on the issues of sexual education, manhood and womanhood, healthy relationships, marriage and living with purity and purpose. They are on the national speaker team for Family Life Ministries and are active in local ministry in the urban context.  Happily married in 2008, Melody and CD share their powerful story which has been an inspiration to thousands of people across the globe. They were featured on Fox News, CNN, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times for their unique love story.  CD and Melody reside in Chicago, IL and have two daughters and one son-in-love. Check out their website!


Tentative Schedule

4:00 pm - Check-In
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Session 1: Firm Foundation
8:00-10:30 pm - Canteen, Coffee Bar, and Wagon Rides

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Session 2: Equipped
12:00 pm - Lunch
2:00-3:00 pm - Coffee Bar
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Session 3: Fight Right
8:15-10:30 pm - Canteen, Coffee Bar, and Torch Hikes

8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Session 4: Empowered 4 Forever
10:45 am - Brunch
11:30 am - Depart

Afternoon Free Time Options: Horseback Riding, Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith, Zip Line, Pistol Range, Trap Shooting, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Disc Golf, Horseshoes and more


Additional Information:

Retreat Fee: Coming Soon!
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50 per couple (Included in Retreat Fee)

Each married couple will receive private housing.
Assignments are based on availability.
Most housing spots have a private bathroom.


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Earlier Event: March 22
Do Your Own Thing Retreat
Later Event: April 27
Men's Spring Retreat