I am so excited about Couples Retreat 2016. I believe that in a day when marriages are crumbling, we must be very careful to make sure that as followers of Jesus our marriages continue strong. You might be wondering what to expect at a Couples Retreat. Here are several thoughts.
- I look to have a refreshing, romantic time with my wife.
Couples retreat is designed to help us as couples come away from everyday stress and life. This is an opportunity to reconnect with your spouse and renew the love that you share with each other. This should be a breath of fresh air for your marriage! Don’t make this just an event that you check off your calendar. If it is something that you rush to without much forethought, it will probably not be so refreshing or romantic. Take the time to plan to make it special! You will get out of it what you put into it.
- I look to be challenged along with my wife.
No marriage is perfect because it is the union of two imperfect people. So to think that there is not an area that God will challenge us in, is dreaming. God intends to challenge us from His word. He intends to make us think. He intends to help us make our relationship a little bit of heaven on earth. You might say, “That’s impossible! You don’t know what my spouse is really like!” God does know your spouse and if we will listen to Him, He can do in our marriages what seems to be impossible.
- I look to make some adjustments in our marriage.
When God challenges us, we then need to respond by making adjustments. Commit to God right now that you will do everything He tells you to do. You might feel scared to do that, but remember that God will only tell you to do what is the very best for your relationship. It is always better when we listen to Him.
Take these thoughts to heart and plan have a fun weekend with your spouse. I am praying for each of you and asking that God will bless our marriages.