Retrouvaille Weekend Marriage Retreat - Savannah, GA

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah Airport

145 West Mulberry Boulevard

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Retrouvaille Marriage Retreat Weekend - November 15-17, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Savannah, GA Airport

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Does Your Marriage Need a Makeover?

The Retrouvaille Program can help! It is an intensive weekend retreat for couples that are struggling in their marriages including separated or divorced couples who want their marriages to work. Many couples have experienced issues such as infidelity, addictions, blended family/parenting challenges, long distance relationships, inlaw/family issues, financial hardship, or may have grown apart from each other. Many couples are facing the challenges of being newly married, while others may have been married for many years. A willingness and desire by both husband and wife to improve the marriage is needed, as both will need to participate in the program. A weekend away may be just what you need to get your marriage back on track!

The Retrouvaille Program

The Retrouvaille Program helps couples put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. Retrouvaille, pronounced (Retro-vi), is a French word meaning “rediscovery”. It is a Christian program and couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. It is primarily a practical program about improving communication, building a stronger marriage, and helping couples rediscover the love they had for each other.

Retrouvaille presenters are not trained counselors, but couples that share their personal stories of their marital struggles and the tools they utilized to rediscover their love for each other.

The Challenge of Marriage in Today's Society

In our society, with the pressures of work, family life, and other conflicting demands, marriage relationships are often taken for granted. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery and do not know the joy of a loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Retrouvaille Program may be able to help and may be the lifeline you seek.

Tens of Thousands of Couples Have Been Helped

Retrouvaille began in the Province of Quebec, Canada in 1977. Today, the worldwide Retrouvaille ministry has active communities throughout the United States, many provinces in Canada, Central & South America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Western Pacific. Retrouvaille is a non-profit and all volunteer peer ministry, that collectively impacts more struggling marriages and families than any other ministry in the world. Thousands of marriages have been restored with the simple concept of couples helping couples with the spiritual guidance from caring clergy members.

Retrouvaille Program Cost is Affordable

Costs for the Retrouvaille Program vary by community, due differences in accommodations and number of couples attending. Retrouvaille is self-supporting by the couples that attend the program. Each couple pays a non-refundable registration fee and on the weekend, couples will be asked to make a donation to help cover the expenses for the weekend. No couple is ever denied the chance to heal their marriage because they are facing financial difficulties and assistance is available. You will need to register for your hotel accommodations as well as . Hotel room rate is extended at a group discount rate for Thursday night and Sunday night, if you wish to arrive early or stay over Sunday evening for a long weekend. If you have hotel points or wish to make your own accommodation arrangements, simply select that option.

Retrouvaille is a Three-Phase Program

1: The Retrouvaille Weekend Experience

Retrouvaille begins with a weekend experience in which couples are helped to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. This part of the program is presented by three couples and a chaplain. The presenting team has experienced disillusionment, pain, and conflict in their own lives and offer hope as they share their personal struggles of reconciliation and healing.

Couples will find courage and strength in the realization that they are not alone in their struggle. They will not be asked to share their problems with anyone else. However, they will be encouraged to put the past behind them and to look beyond the hurt and pain, in order to rediscover each other in a new and positive way. The Retrouvaille Weekend provides tools to help them with communication, forgiveness, and trust. It teaches a dialogue process of meaningful communication on a feeling level. It can be a marriage-changing experience!

Phase 2: The Post Weekend Sessions

A series of follow-up presentations is the next important phase of the Retrouvaille healing process. The hurt and pain of a struggling marriage cannot be healed in a single weekend experience, though it is a positive start. The Post sessions include a series of 2-hour talks by additional couples that expand on the Weekend concepts. Most couples, without a doubt, find this to be one of the most productive components of the program and where the most growth in the marriage occurs.

Phase 3: Monthly Support (CORE)

The final phase is a monthly small-group support meeting, called CORE (Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience). It allows for a casual and supportive interaction with other couples who have attended the Retrouvaille program. This monthly meeting continues to reinforce the communication tools learned on the weekend and it is a positive and welcoming space that allows couples to form strong and lasting bonds as they continue to heal their marriages.

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

We are currently registering for our November 15-17, 2019 weekend. To register, please follow the instructions above to register online with a major credit card or mail a personal check for your deposit. If you are unable to attend our next weekend, please visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org to find a weekend that will work with your schedule.

The Weekend phase will be held at the Savannah Airport Embassy Suites Hotel. The weekend begins on Friday, Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. and couples are asked to eat dinner before arriving. The program will conclude on or before 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17. Dress is casual and comfortable, with layered clothing suggested.

A full hot breakfast and evening snacks are included for hotel guests. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday will also be provided for everyone. Dinner Saturday evening is on your own. There is a restaurant at the hotel and many options nearby. Rooms do have a refrigerator, so you are welcome to bring snacks of your choosing. This is a full weekend schedule and partial attendance is not an option and both husband and wife will need to attend together. A schedule of the Post-Weekend phase of the program will be provided on Sunday of the weekend, as well as follow up monthly support meetings.

If you and your spouse decide to register on-line, please select to pay your non-refundable $249.00 deposit per couple registration fee to reserve your space. In addition to your registration fee, a voluntary contribution to help cover the expenses of the program is requested on the weekend. Due to varying costs based on the number of couples per weekend, there is no pre-set weekend charge, as costs vary depending on the number of couples participating. This deposit does not cover your hotel costs and you will need to select the hotel room nights that you wish to book as well. If you want to make your own reservations or stay on "points", please note above.

Retrouvaille is a non-profit organization and 100% of the funding for Retrouvaille comes from couples' weekend contributions. If there is a financial problem, please let us know so we can work with you. No couple is ever denied the chance to heal and renew their marriage because of lack of funds and scholarships may be available. There are a limited number of spaces available per weekend. Reservations are confirmed on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. Many times there is a waiting list, so reserve as soon as both spouses agree to participate. After we receive your registration, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. We will also make direct telephone contact with you to confirm your registration. We hope this information answers your questions. Please email steveandleigh1992@gmail.com if you need additional information or call the Registration Couple at 843-898-6700 for additional information.

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