The Ridge Marriage Retreat
No matter how happy a couple is, everyone can think of something they want to be different. Maybe you wish he would come home at five or she would spend less time on the phone. Maybe your differences run so deep they seem irreconcilable. Maybe you’ve gotten into such a routine that you hardly remember what it was like to “date” each other.

BUT for all the reasons to break the knot, there’s ALWAYS a reason to tighten it.

Our Marriage Retreats are focused on just that, learning how to tighten the knot that binds us together.

Our past six marriage retreats have been amazing, and we have every reason to believe that “lucky number seven” is going to be the best yet!

Since you’re an alum, I’m emailing to let you know that y’all get first dibs on this year’s annual Ridge Marriage Retreat. That’s right! You get the info first. AND you get to register (space is limited) before we open it to the public. AND, not only that, you also get a discounted rate for registering early! Aren’t you special!!

Let me give you a few details:

Place: 
Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts
1 Resort Dr. 
Asheville, NC 28806
Scroll down for more information on the resort.

Dates: 
January 14th-17th, 2022. Yep, you read that correctly (Friday – Monday). We’re extending the retreat an extra day! The plan is to hold the retreat over the holiday weekend. 

Since this year’s retreat is in Asheville, NC (and because we have an extra day), we’ll plan to start our group meetings on Saturday morning. That means you’ll have all day to travel up on Friday, so take your time!! 

And who knows, we’ll probably have a few extra things planned for those who show up early on Friday evening. You never know what to expect on these retreats!

Cost: 
$400/couple – Discounted rate for M.R. alums. 
$425/couple – Normal rate.
In order to book your room, there will be a $250 non-refundable deposit required for registration. Price includes room/resort fees/state taxes (food and activities are not included).

We’re also going to ask each couple to take a marriage assessment quiz that will cost $35.00/couple. While this cost isn’t included in the registration, we want you to be prepared for the expense during the weekend. This test is really great and will provide a lot of information for great couple discussions. We will provide more details during the weekend.

Activities:
There will be plenty of free time on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to explore the Asheville area. Feel free to take in the slopes at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, hike the trails at Blue Ridge Recreation Park or plan a visit to the beautiful Biltmore Estate (scroll down for details concerning activities).

This upcoming trip to Asheville seems to be generating quite a buzz. I’m already hearing people who are really excited about this new adventure. Be sure to register and pay your deposit ASAP!

Shannon and I look forward to these weekends each and every year. I really hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us, break away a bit and focus on what Christ wants for your marriage. Together, we’ll learn a few keys on how to “tighten the knot.”

Registration Link:
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort


This place is incredible! We’ve been to North Georgia, the lake, the beach, to the plains and now it’s time for the mountains! It’s a little farther than our past locations, but I think it’ll totally be worth it! 

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Wolfe Ridge Ski Resort
If you’d like to ski, we’ll try to organize a group rate for Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evening. More information coming soon. 

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Biltmore Estate


If you’d like to visit the famous Biltmore Estate, please visit their website for information on tickets: Click Here
Blue Ridge Recreation Park


A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. For more info : Click Here
Asheville, North Carolina




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