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WinShape Marriage Retreat 101: Everything You Need To Know and Then Some

November 8, 2022
Marriage Retreats

Get Answers To All Your Questions Starting With What Is a WinShape Marriage Retreat?

Has it been a while since you and your spouse spent extended quality time together?

Are you craving an opportunity to connect in a new way?

Do you need a physical place where you can leave behind the stress from your day-to-day responsibilities and rest without expectations?

Would you and your spouse enjoy connecting with other couples walking through similar seasons of life?

Has it been a minute since you laughed together?

Could you benefit from nurturing your spirit through biblical teaching and worship?

Are you ready to add helpful tips to your marriage toolkit?

If you and your spouse answered, “Yes,” to any of the above questions, we’d love to invite you to attend a WinShape Marriage Retreat. At WinShape Marriage, we believe you can find a renewed opportunity in every stage of marriage to lean in and learn even more about growing together and strengthening your relationship. This is why we offer various Marriage Retreats year-round designed to encourage all couples ranging from newlyweds, to parents, to empty nesters, and everyone in between.

What exactly is a WinShape Marriage Retreat?

Who are Marriage Retreats for?

Since you offer so many different Marriage Retreats, how do we choose the best retreat for us?

If we already know which Marriage Retreat we’d like to attend, how do we register? 

We’ve heard about Marriage Intensives, too. What are those? 

How much do Marriage Retreats cost? 

What should I do if my spouse or I is hesitant to attend a Marriage Retreat? 

We’ve also heard about Romantic Adventures. What are those? 

Do you have other marriage resources we might find helpful besides just attending a Marriage Retreat or Romantic Adventure?

So, what exactly is a WinShape Marriage Retreat?

We’re glad you asked! WinShape Marriage Retreats are all-inclusive three-day weekend getaways at WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia, where you and your spouse will have space and time to focus on your relationship. During these Christian Marriage Retreats, you’ll learn Bible-based teaching from expert speakers and experience worship in a large group setting. As a result, you’ll be able to add tangible skills to your marriage toolkit. Additionally, you’ll spend time throughout the weekend relaxing on the peaceful WinShape Retreat campus. Every aspect of the weekend—from the setting, to the hospitality, to experiential learning opportunities—is designed to both stretch and strengthen you and your spouse, encouraging you on your marriage journey and allowing you to grow closer to each other and God.

Tell us more!

At WinShape Retreat, there’s historical architecture, comfortable accommodations, and serene spaces at every turn, so it’ll be easy to truly unplug and connect with your spouse free from distractions. All weekend long, our staff will serve you with unmatched hospitality. We don’t want to give everything away, so read for yourself if you think a WinShape Marriage Retreat is worth it.

Who are Marriage Retreats for? 

Marriage Retreats can be helpful for a variety of couples walking through many different life stages; however, they’re not designed for those whose marriages are in crisis. These couples would be better suited for Marriage Intensives. 

Specifically, our weekend Marriage Retreats are for couples who… 

  1. Are married, but whose marriage is NOT in crisis 
  2. Need encouragement for their marriage
  3. Need a restful weekend away together
  4. Would enjoy learning helpful and biblical marriage content 

We’ve written an additional, more detailed blog if you and your spouse are still determining if you’re the right fit for a WinShape Marriage Retreat. 

Middle aged married couple riding a bike during a Christian marriage retreat at WinShape Retreat

Since you offer so many different Marriage Retreats, how do we choose the best retreat for us? 

We’re glad you’re curious about finding a retreat that will suit you and your spouse well. We’ve written a specific blog to help you navigate this decision. 

If we already know which Marriage Retreat we’d like to attend, how do we register? 

It’s easy! Call our Customer Experience Team at 866-976-2774 to reserve your spot and ask any additional questions you may have. They’re eager to help. 

We’ve heard about Marriage Intensives, too. What are those? 

In addition to our three-day weekend retreats, Marriage Intensives are offered at WinShape through Focus on the Family and Center for Relational Care. These are week-long experiences at WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia, designed for couples whose marriage is in crisis or whose marriage is healthy but would benefit from extended, focused time. These experiences offer small group counseling with trained professionals. You can read an additional blog to help you determine if an intensive would be a better fit for you and your spouse.  

How much do Marriage Retreats cost? 

Almost all our retreats cost $620 per couple. This includes programming, meals, lodging, and taxes. There are a few exceptions. You can always find the exact cost for the retreat you’re interested in on the individual retreat page. 

What should I do if my spouse or I is hesitant to attend a Marriage Retreat? 

First, know that hesitancy is normal. We hear questions and concerns from couples often, and we’d love to ease any fears you may have. In fact, we’ve written an additional blog to specifically address and alleviate your concerns.  

We’ve also heard about Romantic Adventures. What are those? 

Our Romantic Adventures are a new offering since 2022—and they’re super popular! These are still three-day weekend getaways at WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia, and they’re for couples who are looking to embrace their active and adventurous side and learn how to prioritize “playing” again. The main difference between these and Marriage Retreats is the amount of time spent participating in experiential learning aka “learning by doing” rather than auditorium type content sessions. You can learn more specifically about each of our Romantic Adventure offerings on their individual pages.  

Two younger married couples playing pickleball together at a marriage retreat at WinShape

Do you have other marriage resources we might find helpful besides just attending a Marriage Retreat or Romantic Adventure? 

Thanks for asking! We do. We’re continually updating our online resources, and you can read all our blogs which cover a variety of topics. 

  • Communication
  • Conflict Management 
  • Empty Nest 
  • Foundation Building 
  • Marriage Enrichment 
  • Marriage Retreats
  • Parenting 
  • Sex and Intimacy 

If you ever have ideas for other marriage topics we can address, send us a message on Facebook or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you! 

If you’re still reading, thank you! We’re so encouraged to know that you and your spouse desire to strengthen your marital health, and we’d be honored to partner with you as you embrace the beautiful, God-ordained journey that is marriage. We can’t wait to see you at WinShape Retreat soon! 

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