About The Retreat
The pace and pressures of life place enormous strains on a marriage. Couples often find themselves merely coexisting. They share the same house and split the bills, but that’s about it. Courageous Hearts helps couples rebuild vital connections in their marriage through clear communication and healthy ways of resolving conflict.
$620 per couple
includes lodging for two nights, meals, and programming
Retreat Speakers: Todd & Beverly Sandel
Todd and Beverly have served on WinShape Marriage’s adjunct teaching faculty for the past 12 years, specifically teaching the Courageous Hearts Signature Series retreat. As they embark on their 20-year marriage anniversary, they celebrate wildly the blessing of their four children, ages 10-16. As a family, they enjoy all things outdoor adventure, specifically running, snow skiing, paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking as well as month-long travel adventures to thrilling places.
Todd serves as Founder + CEO and Senior Executive Coach for The SouthCity Group, an organizational leadership coaching and consultancy firm in Atlanta, Dallas, and Charlotte. Todd is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia.
Todd holds two masters degrees from The Fuller School of Psychology in the areas of leadership and psychology. As a complement to his training in psychology, Todd also holds the Goizueta Leadership Certificate from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.
Beverly is a creative genius in her own right and serves on staff with SouthCity as the Director of Marketing while also facilitating the hybrid home-school program for all four of their children. She also serves as an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor to young students who are uniquely gifted with Dyslexia and provides mentoring to those families.
Todd and Beverly absolutely love being part of the WinShape Marriage family and what this ministry is doing for couples in every walk of life. They’ve been Host Couples for WinShape and have led multiple marriage adventures from hiking the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu to sailing the gorgeous British Virgin Islands breathing much needed life into couples on these journeys.
No matter where you are on the marriage journey, the Bible’s foundational truths can propel your relationship forward. WinShape Marriage acts a guide, leading you and your spouse to Spirit-filled moments that can teach and transform. As you dive deeper into scriptural principles, you strengthen your connection to Christ and grow closer to your spouse.
Marriage presents opportunities to learn and grow together. Overcoming unfamiliar, yet powerful situations strengthens resilience. Our experiences offer a new perspective by giving you and your spouse the opportunity to work through challenges together. As you both surpass what you thought was possible, you emerge united and equipped to meet life with strength and courage.
We believe God is the divine architect of marriage. As you honor your commitment to each other, you glorify Him. We provide a setting that helps you and your spouse fully experience and worship Him, be it through song, service, or simply being in nature. When you connect with God as a couple, you’re revitalized in spirit and feel renewed in marriage.
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The Retreat Experience
We’re here to help you be focused and fully present with your spouse. Experience abundant hospitality, space to breathe, and intentional moments that strengthen your marriage.