Strengthening Your Marriage Communication Workshop

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A Christ-Centered Marriage Renewal Workshop for couples looking to reconnect, repair, and re-energize their marriage.

November 16-17, 2019 | Register

February 8-9, 2020 | Registration coming soon.

This retreat is for married couples who…

  • Desire to deepen their connection.
  • Need help in establishing good communication patterns in their marriage.
  • Feel distant from each other and aren’t sure why.
  • Are in a rut and want to find a way to start over.
  • Seem stuck in repeating patterns of arguing or silent distancing that cause frustration and pain.
  • Want to begin the process of repairing relationship hurts, even old ones, and understand how to move forward.

A Christ-centered weekend retreat designed to nurture emotional closeness in your marriage. The workshop will offer a road-map for addressing sensitive issues, encourage healthy conversations framed in faith and guide you and your spouse toward forgiveness and re-bonding.

You will not have to “share” with anyone except your spouse.

Adapted for the Catholic couple, this workshop is based the international best-selling books Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love and Created for Connection by Dr. Sue Johnson that present Emotionally Foccused Therapy (EFT.) EFT employs strategies to help couples recognize and improve unhealthy patterns of communication in their marraige.

Opportunities for confession, celebration of the mass, and renewal of Marriage Vows are all included in the schedule.

This is a two-day workshop, but you do not stay overnight.

The registration fee includes the workshop fee for you and your spouse, all materials, expert-guided assistance during the workshop from therapists and facilitators, plus breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the weekend.

Our speaker team is comprised of Catholic psychologists, therapists, and priests who will offer their expertise and experience, and be on hand the entire weekend to offer individual consultation upon request.

Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Dr. Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Team TBA

DISCLAIMER: While this workshop is psychologically oriented it is intended to be educational and spiritual in nature and does not imply a therapeutic relationship of any kind with any of the psychologists or therapists consulting during the weekend experience. If you are interested in pursuing therapeutic services, we can provide you with a list of therapists to contact either prior to or following the workshop.

Saturday~ Day 1 8:15 am-6pm

Sunday~ Day 2 8:15am-4: 15pm (Workshop ends after Mass)

Your workshop fee includes breakfast and lunch both Saturday and Sunday. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided during workshop hours.

The staff at OLB strives to provide a range of nutritious meal options for our guests.  We are confident that even those with food restrictions or particular diets will find options at each meal.  Those with food allergies can give provide that information on the registration form.

Registration Fee: $600 per couple

Space is limited. We recommend that you book your retreat as soon as possible. Your registration is final when full payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration and request a refund, you must contact us at least 7 days before your scheduled retreat begins. Please keep in mind that all registrations include a non-refundable $75 processing fee. Cancellations made within 7 days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable.

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Line-up can be subject to change.

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The "Strengthening Your Marriage" workshop, formerly called "Healing Your Love", is the next phase of programming based on the Emotionally Focused Therapy model (EFT) developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. We are always looking for ways to make our programming better, so this version has some updated talks and more time for couples to experience the power of connection.