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God, Sex, and Your Marriage

November 8 - November 10, 2024

WinShape Retreat - Rome, GA

Retreat Description

Many couples say talking about intimacy can be awkward because they were never taught about healthy sexual expectations and rhythms. Sometimes, it seems the topic of sex can cause more pain than pleasure and more conflict than unity. If you and your spouse can relate, consider attending God, Sex, and Your Marriage. In a relaxed and approachable setting, this retreat gives you tools to break down barriers when having conversations around intimacy, so you can have the best sex! 

Key Takeaways

  • Insights into why sexual intimacy is important in marriage 
  • The chance to learn what a healthy sex life looks like that is built on biblical truth
  • Practical ways to address roadblocks to sexual intimacy
  • Clarity around how to talk about sex in a positive manner
  • Keys to building true intimacy—emotional, spiritual, and physical—in your marriage 

Retreat Speaker

Dr. Juli Slattery, clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy


Retreat Cost

$620 per couple (all applicable taxes included)
Includes lodging for two nights, meals, and programming

Your Retreat Registration Includes:

  • Comfortable accommodations featuring a private room with a king-size bed and a private bathroom with a shower and dual sink vanity
  • Fresh meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, coffee, and desserts (including endless Icedream®) curated by our world-class dining team
  • Access to the beautiful Berry College campus, dotted by 27,000 acres of peaceful pastures, tree-lined trails, wildlife, and a tranquil lake
  • Biblically-based and research-informed content designed to propel your relationship forward during the weekend and beyond
  • Serene spaces to truly unplug and connect with your spouse—time to relax in a hammock, read a book by the fire, play pickleball or ride bikes, and more

Testimonials

“My favorite part was how “not scary” the weekend was. Talking about sex feels big, and talking about it with your spouse feels even bigger. Everyone on staff approached the conversation with class, humor, and sensitivity to everyone's situation. It's hard to feel “seen” in such a large group, but WinShape Marriage did a phenomenal job at creating space for everyone to feel present.”

Naomi F.

“The entire retreat and experience spoke to our hearts and felt like a slice of heaven on earth. It was a weekend of respite, rest, and recharge and truly learning about God’s design for intimacy, sexuality, and spirituality.”

Jaclyn C.

“We went into this weekend "blind" and unsure of what was ahead. It blew our minds—every single piece of it. The content was remarkable, extremely engaging, and applicable. The environment was everything we hoped for. Our favorite part was all the time we were given to connect. The setting was peaceful and quiet and allowed us time to talk on a deeper level.”

Sierra G.

How It Works

FAQs

Where are you located?

WinShape Retreat is located on the campus of Berry College in Rome, GA, approximately 1.5 hours northwest of Atlanta, GA. 

What do we need to bring?

The dress for your retreat will be very casual. Please bring comfortable clothing for the entire weekend, including Sunday morning. We recommend at least one pair of pants, a light jacket, and layers in case of colder weather, rain, etc. During most retreats, youll have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities, which require closed-toe/closed-heel shoes (preferably athletic shoes). On Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken by our on-site photographer. If you’d like to bring a nicer outfit you can, though this is not required. Bring all personal toiletries, including any medicines you’re currently taking. You may want to bring a Bible, small book bag, and water bottle. You will not need any money during your stay as lodging, meals, snacks, and programming are included in your registration fee. 

Do you provide counseling at Marriage Retreats?

Our Marriage Retreats do not provide time for one-on-one counseling with the speakers or any other staff members. If you feel you may need more in-depth help or your marriage may be in crisis, please contact us using the button below or check out WinShape Marriage Intensives. 

What does the schedule look like, and will we have free time?

You’ll receive a detailed schedule of the weekend upon arrival, but you can expect breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as sessions in an auditorium type setting. You’ll have free time throughout the weekend, where you’re welcome to explore the beautiful campus on one of the many walking or biking trails. We also have a variety of other activities and games available. You can play pickleball, play disc golf, fish, hike, play board games, read, relax in a hammock, and more! Feel free to bring your own bikes, equipment, and games, but we also have everything you’ll need available for checkout. 

What is your reservation policy?

The full amount of the event will be charged to your credit card at the time of the reservation. Once your card is charged, your payment is nonrefundable. If your plans change, your reservation can be transferred to another event within one year of the originally scheduled experience. This must be done at least 30 days prior to the event, or a $75.00 transfer fee will be assessed. If you do not transfer your reservation prior to the event, you will no longer be able to transfer, and all payments will be forfeited. 

Is God, Sex, and Your Marriage awkward?

You’ll be surprised at how “not awkward” it is. This retreat focuses on the big picture of sexuality, not the small details. You’ll learn how to overcome barriers, communicate about this topic, and invite God into this area of your life. 

After a Marriage Retreat, You’ll Be:

  • Strengthened in your relationship with the Lord 
  • Renewed in your intimacy with your spouse 
  • Inspired to continue prioritizing your marriage 
  • Encouraged by others walking similar paths 
  • Refreshed and rejuvenated to return home 

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Ready to Register?

Once you and your spouse are ready to register for an incredible weekend getaway, you can do so easily online. Of course, if you have any questions along the way about what experience is best suited for you or your registration, we’re happy to help. You can reach us 866-976-2774 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

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