Most of us begin marriage with great idealism– and only a handful of tools. Each session we will look at a specific tool designed to help build a healthy home. If applied consistently and according to their intended design, these tools will help divorce-proof your marriage and greatly enhance your relationship with your spouse.
Topics we will be discussing include: understanding the condition of our own spirit, working through conflict in a healthy way, and caring for the heart of your spouse and children.
Surrounded by our peaceful atmosphere you will be blessed by this opportunity to connect as a couple and renew your life together.
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Jim and Rosemary Hess
Jim and Rosemary Hess are co-directors of the Transformation Ministries Center in Broadway, Virginia. They have been serving in ministry together since their marriage 35 years ago. Their earliest years were spent in overseas missions and eight years of schooling in biblical studies, pastoral care and counseling. Jim has served 22 years as counseling pastor for a network of churches. Together they have led marriage workshops and helped countless couples.
Jim and Rosemary highly value their three children and their spouses, and adore their precious grandchildren. They also enjoy riding bicycles throughout the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center is a quiet place to focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 300 wooded acres, clean comfortable lodging and great food make WCRC a perfect place to get away and focus on God.
Oakwood Lodge: Hotel style rooms with a queen bed and two twin beds (one is a trundle bed). Private baths, linens and towels are provided. Includes meals.
Campground: For those who like to camp, bring your camper or RV to one of our full hook-up sites. Includes meals.
Commuter: Stay at home and attend this retreat at a reduced rate. The commuter rate includes all the meals being served.
All three options include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch (Saturday dinner is date night in Williamsburg on your own), and Sunday breakfast served in our beautiful Magnolia Center dining room.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is the retreat for?
Couples who are looking for a healthy foundation for the beginning of their marriage or couples who have attempted to work at the issues but are hurting, struggling and not sure where to turn.
Will I be required to talk about my marriage in a group, do or say anything that will embarrass me or my spouse?
Definitely not. While the speakers present interactive topical sessions in a large group, no one will call on you to speak or “put you on the spot.” Any participation is voluntary. You will however, be expected to talk with your mate while working through some questions about the session topics covered that day in the privacy of your room or on a walk outdoors.
What will happen at the retreat?
The schedule above outlines the times for meals, sessions, private couples’ time, and free time. Please note: Saturday evening is reserved for a date night at a Williamsburg restaurant of your choice.
Register on-line or mail in this printable registration form. A $50 per person non-refundable deposit is required with registration.
Price varies based on lodging choice. Price is per person. Oakwood - $145 Campground - $95 Commuter - $60