2020 Marriage: Seeing Marriage Clearly
Our 2020 marriage retreat hopes to bring you resources you need to better your marriage through bettering your whole family (or preparing you for when you move to that family stage). We know some of our couples don’t have children yet, or have already moved out of that child rearing stage, but the family is so important we wanted to make it an important focus of our time this year. Those of you who are still working on building your family - this will have plenty for you where you are now, while preparing you for the future God may have in store for you. Those of you who have children who are grown and starting their own family - this has plenty for you where you are now, allows you to invest in the lives of the younger couples present, and gives you resources you can pass on to your children and their families, if you have been so blessed.
We are pulling teachings from 3 Teaching Resources that we think will be valuable for you and your family AND we will have two guest couples leading you through discussions and panel Question & Answer Times throughout the retreat (Info on couples further down page)
“Kirk and Chelsea are so excited you are here! While THE HEART OF FAMILY is the culmination of over a year of work, the lessons in the course have been in the making for over 27 years. The principles you are about to learn are solid, biblically-based, and will help you grow as a spouse and as a parent. Through this course you are making an investment not only in your marriage and family but also in culture. Heaven starts in the home and flows out from there.”
“A practical course for parents looking for real help when it comes to raising their kids in this social media-dominated world. It features Kirk Cameron and five experts.”
“Kirk and Chelsea Cameron team up again to talk about the biblically-based principles behind health marriage communication.”
Marriage Retreat 2020
Check-In: 3pm Friday, March 6th (take the day off work)
Check-Out: 3pm Sunday, March 8th
Joe and Susie
Joe and Susie serve in the Nanticoke PM Church in Nanticoke, PA. Joe has taken on the church as the executive pastor, diligently working to create a body willing and eager to serve the community around them. His wife Susie leads worship and disciples women of the church as they strive together to lead individuals and families to Christ through small group studies and couples counseling.
Tom and Charlene
Tom and Charlene serve in the ministry at Grace Bible in Dunmore, PA. Tom, who has served in a postoral role in churches before, and serves as a professor at Clarks Summit University, leads Sunday School studies and small groups. Charlene serves in hospitality ministry, small groups, and works with the women’s ministry of the church. Together they seek to bless the lives of those they come in contact with by teaching and showing the love of Christ through the Gospel.
Resources gain 2 months access to Kirk Cameron’s “The Campfire” resource which allows you access to the whole of the three courses we pulled from along with countless other marriage and family resources for you to continue building your marriage when you return home
Date Night - get dressed up, enjoy a special meal, music, entertainment, etc. (Saturday Night)
Games and Fellowship - couples that play together, stay together. Challenging, fun, engaging, and silly games to play with your couple against other couples or just for fun.
Learning Sessions - Short video sessions with discussion lead by our guest speaker couples - Q&A sessions with our guest couples - Couple to Couple counseling with one of our guest couples if you desire.
One-on-One - Take some one on one time with your spouse, praying, reading, and/or writing (or something else) with one another.
Worship - Worship together, a three-stranded cord is not easily broken. Build your marriage on a firm foundation
Food - Eat great food! All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be provided, with a special dinner on Saturday (make sure to make your selection when you register!).
Saturday Night is Date Night!
Dinner Choices (make sure to select what you want on the registration!) :
Ribeye Steak - A flavorful and tender cut of beef seared in butter, coated in a mixture of spices grilled to medium temperature. More thorough cooking can be undertaken for those who desire meat cooked to higher temperatures than medium.
Chicken Marsala - Carefully trimmed chicken breast cutlets lightly coated in a flour and herb breading sauteed in butter with mushrooms, shallots, and Marsala cooking wine. (A lightly spiced chicken breast can be substituted here if desired)
Oven Baked Salmon - Fresh salmon fillets slowly baked in our ovens atop lemon slices, topped with a sprig of dill, lemon slice, and our homemade lemon dill butter sauce.
Vegetarian Option: Eggplant Parmesan - Thickly sliced eggplant lightly breaded and fried until golden brown, layered with whole milk mozzarella cheese, baked in our house marinara sauce and topped with fresh basil leaves.
(All meals are preceded by a salad and soup option, accompanied by green beans with buttery toasted almonds, well seasoned creamy garlic mashed potatoes, and followed by a house dessert)
Couples have private rooms and bathroom (rooms 1-4 utilize showers in a public bathroom). Cottages and Suites come standard with a queen sized bed. Our cabins are converted from dorm style rooms into a king sized bed suite. Our comfortable rooms include recently remodeled bathrooms.
Sessions are hosted in the Woodside Conference Room. Engage with a brief video series coupled with a workbook and guide. Group discussions typically last 20-30 minutes following videos and are facilitated by PMBC staff.
Sessions typically last a total of an hour. Usually there is time following the sessions to debrief with your spouse to gain perspective on what may have been observed or realized. Each retreat varies, but there are normally five to six total sessions from Friday-Sunday.
Activities are intentionally planned between meals and sessions throughout the day to include fun games that make you laugh with (and at) each other or prove to be insightful. Popular game shows are brought to life, team building exercises are used and more.