We were designed to both enjoy and be enjoyed in our marriage. But a common dilemma of many couples is that our friendship gets crowded out of our marriage in the busyness and responsibilities of life. It doesn't mean we stop loving each other, but we are often so busy taking care of things that we stop caring for our friendship. We forget how to play, how to enjoy our time together.
These sessions are designed to take a fun, hands on look at recapturing and strengthening our friendship in marriage. Couples attending the retreat will leave with a practical strategy for strengthening their friendship.
This is not your usual marriage conference, but a three session retreat that gives each couple the tools to enrich their marriage, and the time away to enjoy one another. Unplug and relax together, laugh together, and learn how to thrive in relationship with your best friend.
When & Where?
The LSCC ReCharge Marriage Retreat will take place February 11 & 12, 2017 at The Lodge of the Four Seasons resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. REGISTER BY JANUARY 11TH, 2017 for the early bird retreat pricing of $45/couple. Cost is $55 after Jan. 11.
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS SEPARATELY FROM THIS RETREAT REGISTRATION BY CALLING Lodge of the Four Seasons at 573-365-3000. Special room rate of $114 expires Saturday, January 18, 2017! Call The Lodge of the Four Seasons today to guarantee your reservation! If you have already booked your room with a discount (through Groupon, or the Black Friday sale online), it is very important that you call to let the hotel know that you are with Lee's Summit Community Church!
Mike and Becky Qualls' heart and life work is Firm Foundation Ministries, which is a full time teaching and counseling ministry committed to strengthening marriages and families. It began in 2000 with the passion of Mike and Becky Qualls to show couples what God can do in the lives of those who apply His truths to their marriage.
The goal of their teaching series, seminars and retreats is to unpack specific truths about how we care for the heart of marriage and family in very practical and useable ways. Their goal isn't to split an atom or unlock a mystery of the ages. Their goal is to help couples recognize the moments in marriage and family life that make a difference and take advantage of them in order to care for the relationships that God has given them.
Their desire is to do this with humility. Why? Because marriage has so many challenges that are common to all of us. There is no perfect couple. But, in humility we can all learn and grow.
Their desire is to do this with a bit of humor. Why? Because we are not perfect. If we can see the humor in these common themes of marriage we can be open to growth, to new things.
Their desire is to bring God's truth to life through the use of role plays and the sharing of stories. Many of the stories are their own.
Their focus is on what God's truths look like and sound like when applied to caring for the hearts of our spouse and our children.
With over 40 years of combined experience in ministering to children, adolescents, couples and families, Mike and Becky have a heart for helping people experience true joy in life.
The Qualls have been married since 1986. Mike is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Becky has a B.S. in Social Welfare. They reside in Lee's Summit, Missouri with their sons, Taylor and Tanner.
10am-noon: Session 1 - "Why Friendship Matters" AND "Making the Time to be Friends"
noon-2pm: Lunch Break
2pm-4pm: Session 2 - "What Friends Do"
7pm-10pm: Game Night
9:30am-11am: Session 3 - "How Friends Talk"
All Retreat Sessions will take place in Granada A.
Light breakfast of bagels/donuts and tea and coffee will be provided during each morning session.
Light snacks of cookies/brownies will be available during the afternoon session.
Give the gift of the ReCharge Marriage Retreat to a couple you love!
Gifting the cost of the ReCharge makes a great gift that lasts a lifetime. You can register and pay for the couple online via the normal registration process. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your printable gift certificate.