Join us for our 15th Annual Couples’ Retreat

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 2019 •  Scandinavian Lodge, Sister Bay, WI



Door County in Autumn

We have gone back to an earlier fall weekend for this retreat so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful fall colors as they near their peak.  And it really doesn’t get any better than Door County in the fall!  You’ll have some spectacular opportunities for site-seeing, hiking, biking, shopping, or golfing.  Then there are the wineries, the lighthouses, and the restaurants.  Plus, the Scandinavian Lodge offers great amenities including an indoor pool and hot tub, a workout room, and luxurious suites.

We choose Door County because it is far away enough from life back home that it will be a real “getaway.”  We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with the good folks at the Scandinavian Lodge, and we keep coming back here because of the quality of the resort, the friendliness of the staff, and the proximity to so many great Door County destinations.  And we also make it a point to give each couple lots and lots of down time to spend together.  That’s why you’ll only see three 90-minute sessions in our schedule – one on Friday evening and two on Saturday morning.  The rest of the time is yours to enjoy.

Our Focus: A Sacred Marriage

Gary Thomas is perhaps the best author on Christian marriage out there.  And when you find the best resource out there to engage and educate Christian spouses on what marriage really is, you use it.  For that reason, we like to use his book Sacred Marriage, as our chief resource for each of our sessions.   

Everything about your marriage—everything from the history you and our spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grown in Christ’s character.  This retreat will equip you to love God more passionately, reflect the nature of His Son more precisely, and fulfill God’s over-arching purpose for your marriage.

Whatever season of marriage you are in, the sessions we explore during this retreat will give you the practical help you need to infuse your marriage with a spiritual passion that will not only change you but will change the world around you.

Copies of the book are available here at Trinity in the church office and in the Schedler Resource Center for $10.00.  A Kindle download is also available online for $11.  Your experience and understanding of each session will be greatly enhanced if you come to the retreat having read the book.

There is a Friday evening wine & cheese tasting and continental breakfasts are provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Lunches and dinners are “on your own.”  Door County’s restaurants are exceptional!  While there is no registration fee for the retreat, each couple’s other expenses will be the two nights lodging at the Scandinavian ($104-$124 per night, depending on your room choice) and the cost of the book.  If you have the book from previous retreats, please bring your copy.  Everyone should also bring a Bible.

Retreat Schedule

6:00—7:30 P.M.- Wine & Cheese Tasting, Fellowship
7:30—9:00 P.M.- Session One 

8:00—9:00 A.M.- Continental Breakfast
9:00—10:30 A.M.— Session Two
10:30—10:45 A.M.— Mid Morning Break
10:45—Noon—Session Three

9:00—9:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
9:30—10:00 A.M Worship
10:00 Pack up and head for home!

Directions From Milwaukee
Hwy. 294 North to Hwy. 43 to Green Bay. In Green Bay, take Hwy 57/54 (Exit#185) to Sturgeon Bay/Algoma North to Sturgeon Bay. Hwy. 57 joins Hwy. 42 before Sturgeon Bay. Bypass Sturgeon Bay and stay on your right on Hwy 57 to Sister Bay. Once entering Sister Bay, we will be on the right-hand side with 5 colorful flags in front of the resort.