Help the marriages in your church not just survive, but thrive!
There is no coasting in marriage. Awesome marriages don’t happen by accident. It’s time to strengthen the marriages in your church!
Invest in marriages with a retreat that will bring fresh vision, fun, connection, and practical tips to building a better marriage.
After seeing the Online Marriage Retreat that has impacted hundreds of marriages, we have put together turnkey packages for churches to host their own in-person or virtual marriage retreat with promotional assets, session videos, slide templates, schedule, conversation questions and more! You can launch this church-wide or through your small groups.
Here's what the couples in your church will experience:
Transforming messages from counselors and real couples sharing practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage.
Refreshment and Fun
Couples will have intentional time together to invest in their marriage and deepen their connection.
Couples will be able to engage with other couples in your church, play fun games, have enriching conversation, and grow together.
Meet the Speakers
The Simple Retreat Package only includes 5 Pre-Selected Session Videos, ready to play (videos from Dr. Kim Kimberling, Earl & Oneka McClellan, Jimmy & Irene Rollins, Cindy & Chris Beall, and Lynn & David Cherry).
Dr. Kim Kimberling
Earl and Oneka McClellan
Jimmy and Irene Rollins
Stephanie May Wilson
Beth & Jeff McCord
Cindy & Chris Beall
Craig & Rachel Denison
Colby & Amanda Taylor
Lynn & David Cherry
Big Rich and DeAnna
Cedric and Charlotte Thompson
Kelly M. Flanagan
Chris & Bre'anna Emmitt
Colby and Amanda Taylor
Colby and Amanda are the founders of The Engaged Life, which exists to encourage couples to stay engaged before "I Do" until "Death Do Us Part". They created The Engaged Event, which is a one day event for engaged couples to plan a MARRIAGE more beautiful than their WEDDING. They create tools, resources and events to help engaged couples, marriages and families. They are passionate about helping others stay engaged in their marriage and parenting and live an intentional life.
Connect with Colby and Amanda!
Website | www.theengagedlife.co
Facebook | The Engaged Life
Instagram | @theengagedlife.co
Products | The Engaged Life
Rhonda Stoppe is the NO REGRETS WOMAN. With more than 30 years experience of helping women build no regrets lives. I could have listened to Rhonda talk all night, is what women say about Rhonda’s enthusiastic, humorous, transparent teaching, and zeal as an evangelist.
She’s committed to fulfill the Titus 2:4 commission by mentoring, teaching and writing books that are inspiring, grounded in Scripture and easy to read––like you're visiting with a friend over coffee.
Rhonda is the author of 6 books and appears on numerous radio programs including: Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk, & hosts The No Regrets Hour. She’s an evangelist and speaker at women’s events, College Women’s Chapel, Pastor’s Wives Conferences, MOPs and Homeschool Conventions. Sharing the gospel at her NoRegretsWoman Conference is her sweet spot. Rhonda is a regular contributor for Crosswalk and many other magazines.
Rhonda ministers alongside her husband Steve, who for 20 years has pastored First Baptist Church of Patterson, California. They live out their own Real Life Romance writing books and speaking at their No Regrets Marriage Conferences, but their favorite ministry is their family. They have four grown, happily married, children and 13 grandchildren. To learn more about Rhonda’s speaking topics, watch Steve & Rhonda's Marriage Videos and to book the Stoppe's for your next event visit: NoRegretsWoman.com
Connect with Rhonda!
Organization Website | www.NoRegretsWoman.com
Personal Website | www.RhondaStoppe.com
Facebook | No Regrets Woman
Twitter | Rhonda Stoppe
Instagram | @rhondastoppe
LinkedIn | Rhonda Stoppe
Amazon | Rhonda Stoppe
Earl + Oneka McClellan
Earl McClellan is a dynamic communicator who is passionate about developing leaders who are committed to making it 'On Earth as it is in Heaven’ inside and outside the walls of the local church. Oneka McClellan's dynamic personality, creative vision, prophetic gift and compassion for the ‘one’ has propelled countless lives, marriages, teams and churches into their God-given destiny. Earl and Oneka are eager to see individuals realize the love, value and purpose found in Christ through the local church. Together they are the founders and Lead Pastors of Shoreline City Church based in Dallas, Texas. In just eight short years, under their engaging leadership and ‘come as you are’ teaching style, Shoreline City has grown from 15 people to a church with multiple locations emerging around the world. Behind the scenes, in their most coveted role, they can be found loving on their three kids – Parker, Grayson and Elle.
Connect with Earl & Oneka!
Organization Website | www.shorelinecity.church
Instagram | Earl McClellan
Instagram | Oneka McClellan
Instagram | Shoreline City
Tovares and Safa Grey
Tovares and Safa are a young, married couple going on 4 wonderful years of marriage! They are also the minds behind Godly Dating 101! That ministry has managed to reach over 2 Million people across all platforms and from various beliefs in our world. They have helped relationships grow, helped people to recognize their worth in Christ and have challenged many singles to not settle until they have a relationship that is from God.
They were both raised in the Miami area and that is where they were blessed to meet one another. Safa graduated from the University of South Florida and now that is where Tovares is currently attending school... small world!
Tovares and Safa are social media influencers that teach people how to grow in their relationships. They show people how to strengthen their relationships via their YouTube, their podcast and on all social media outlets. One day, that will also turn into books and devotionals that can help people continue on their journey of faith.
They have a passion for seeing relationships done God’s way. They advocate for purity in heart and mind so that believers can grow closer to Jesus while growing stronger in their relationships.
Connect with Tovares & Safa!
Website | www.godlydating101.com
Facebook | Godly Dating 101
Twitter | @godlydating101
Instagram | @godlydating101
Beth and Jeff McCord are the founders of Your Enneagram Coach, a community designed to be a safe place for individuals to explore a Christ-centered Enneagram. Through their teaching, they guide individuals, couples, and groups to self-awareness and life-enhancing growth. Their mission is to help people see themselves with astonishing clarity, so they can break free from self-condemnation, fear, and shame through the unconditional love, forgiveness, and freedom in Christ. With their Becoming Us marriage book, course curriculum, date night events, and retreats, the McCords combine their more than 20 years of marriage wisdom, pastoral experience, and Enneagram studies to provide a roadmap for couples to break free from unhealthy patterns, align their marriage with the Gospel, and grow into the couple God designed them to be. Beth and Jeff live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their kids, Nate and Libby.
Connect with Beth & Jeff!
Website | www.yourenneagramcoach.com
Facebook | Your Enneagram Coach
Twitter | @enneagram_coach
Instagram | @yourenneagramcoach
Resources | Becoming Us
Jim Burns, Ph.D
Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; two sons-in-law, Steve and Matt; and two grandchildren, James and Charlotte.
Connect with Jim!
Website | www.homeword.com
Facebook | Jim Burns
Twitter | @drjimburns
Instagram | @drjimburns
Store | Home Word Store
Chris and Cindy Beall
Chris and Cindy Beall have been in full-time ministry since they married in 1993. They speak openly about their difficult journey through Chris’ infidelity and pornography addiction that nearly destroyed their marriage and ministry back in 2002. Through God’s grace they have inspired thousands of couples and have returned to full-time ministry where Chris serves as the Oklahoma City Campus Pastor at Life.Church. Chris also oversees nine other Life.Church locations in the Oklahoma City metro. Cindy serves alongside Chris at Life.Church and is a wife, mom and published author. She has written two books: Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken, and Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New. The Bealls have three sons and one daughter-in-love. You can find Chris and Cindy on social media (@chrisdbeall and @cindybeall) or visit cindybeall.com for more information.
Connect with Chris and Cindy!
Website | www.cindybeall.com
Twitter | @chrisdbeall
Twitter | @cindybeall
Instagram | @chrisdbeall
Instagram | @cindybeall
Book | Cindy Beall Books
Dylan Dodson is the lead pastor of New City Church in Raleigh, NC where he lives with his wife Christina and their two children Finley and Roman.
Connect with Dylan!
Organization Website | www.newcityrdu.com
Personal Website | www.dylandodson.com
Facebook | Dylan Dodson
Twitter | @DylanJDodson
Instagram | @dylanjdodson
Stephanie May Wilson
Stephanie May Wilson is an author, a podcaster, a speaker, and the go-to guide for women in their 20s and 30s as they navigate their most important relationships. Through her books, courses, and chart-topping podcast, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson, Stephanie has mentored more than a million women as they cultivate healthy, thriving relationships with God, their friends, their significant others, and with themselves.
Stephanie’s writing has been featured on NBC, the Anthropologie blog, and Relevant Magazine. She has also been a long-time blog contributor for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, Darling Magazine, and the Christian Mingle blog.
When she’s not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode, you can find Stephanie packing for a global adventure with her husband, Carl, laughing with her close tribe of girlfriends, or curled up in yoga pants in her Nashville home.
For more from Stephanie, you can follow her on Instagram (@SMayWilson) or visit her website, StephanieMayWilson.com
Connect with Stephanie!
Personal Website | www.stephaniemaywilson.com
Podcast | Girls Night Podcast
Facebook | Stephanie May Wilson
Twitter | @smaywilson
Shop | The SMW Bookshop
Shop | Love Your Single Life
Stephanie Broersma is a living example of how God brings beauty from ashes in the lives of His children. Married since 2002, she and her husband, Tim, have walked through the valley of marital betrayal and come out the other side stronger, more in love, and fully devoted to Christ. She now heads Reclaimed Ministry, an organization that seeks to help other broken brides recover from the pain and devastation of marital infidelity. Stephanie and her husband have four children, and when she finds spare time, enjoys trail running, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family. She lives in the Northwest pocket of Washington state.
Connect with Stephanie!
Organization Website | www.reclaimedministry.com
Facebook | Reclaimed Ministry
Instagram | @reclaimedministry
Dr. Kelly Flanagan is an author, speaker, podcaster, licensed clinical psychologist, and co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. He blogs regularly at drkellyflanagan.com. His writing has been featured in Reader’s Digest, and he has appeared on the TODAY Show and in The Huffington Post. In 2017, Kelly published LOVEABLE: EMBRACING WHAT IS TRUEST ABOUT YOU SO YOU CAN TRULY EMBRACE YOUR LIFE, and it debuted as the #1 New Release in Interpersonal Relations on Amazon. He is the host of The Loveable Podcast. His next book, TRUE COMPANIONS: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT SEE US THROUGH will be published by InterVarsity Press in February 2021. Kelly is married to another clinical psychologist named Kelly (because life isn’t already complicated enough?), and they have three children who are in eleventh, seventh, and fifth grade.
Connect with Kelly!
Organization Website | www.artisanclinical.com
Personal Website | www.drkellyflanagan.com
Facebook | Kelly Flanagan
Twitter | @DrKellyFlanagan
LinkedIn | Kelly Flanagan
Instagram | @drkeyllyflanagan
Book | True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through
DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates, and Love In Every Season. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram @TrueLoveDates or book an online session with her today!
Connect with Debra!
Organization Website | www.artisanclinical.com
Facebook | True Love Dates
Twitter | @DebFileta
Instagram | @TrueLoveDates
Book | Love In Every Season
Book | Choosing Marriage
Becky is committed to seeing women know, love and follow God and His Word so they can live freer and fuller lives. She is a certified Life Coach, teaches at Christian women’s events and prisons, hosts the More Than Ordinary with Becky Kiser podcast, and authors books and Bible Studies. Sacred Holidays: Less Chaos, More Jesus released with Lifeway last fall, she has multiple Advent and Lent Bible studies available on Amazon, and she will be releasing her first non-holiday Bible study, But God, this coming year! Becky is the creator and lead teacher for Online Women’s Retreat and Online Women’s Bible Study, reaching more than 9,000 women so far in 2020. Becky and her husband, Chris, live in The Woodlands, Texas, with their three girls.
Connect with Becky!
Organization Website | www.onlinewomensbiblestudy.com
Personal Website | www.beckykiser.com
Facebook | Becky Kiser
Twitter | @beckykiser
Instagram | @beckykiser
Book | Sacred Holidays: Less Chaos, More Jesus
Craig and Rachel Denison
Craig and Rachel Denison have been married since June of 2012 and have two young boys, Wesley and Wells. They live in Dallas, Texas, and spend their days enjoying their kids, cooking, watching The Office, reading, and creating music together.
Having raised two very different babies as two very different parents, Craig and Rachel have experienced a myriad of emotions and stresses, highs and lows. In their workbook, A Parent's Guide to a New Baby, they share their collective experience to equip new parents with not only practical tips but also heart wisdom for the tough and beautiful days ahead. They are the hosts of the So You're Having a Baby podcast, where they chat about their experiences and have on expert guests covering various topics to help new parents feel more prepared and less scared.
Craig is the CEO of Denison Ministries and author of First15, a daily devotional guiding over a million believers into a fresh experience with God’s presence every day. Rachel is a part-time, stay-at-home mama and part-time content contributor for various websites and blogs. The Denisons write, speak, and lead worship with the goal of helping believers establish a more tangible, meaningful connection with God. Check out their devotional work by signing up to receive First15 every morning for free at First15.org and by engaging with First15 on social media.
For more parenting resources from Craig and Rachel and our larger team of Christian parenting voices, visit ChristianParenting.org.
Connect with Craig and Rachel Denison!
Organization Website | www.ChristianParenting.org
Personal Website | www.First15.org
Facebook | ChristianParenting.org
Twitter | @ChrstParenting
Instagram | @christianparenting_org/
Book | A Parent's Guide to a New Baby
Laura is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker and author and has been counseling couples and families for over 30 years. She has a passion for helping couples experience deep connection and healing and enjoy the gift marriage can be in God’s design. She has also served as Director of Marriage and Family Ministry at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California. Laura has her masters in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary where she has also served as an adjunct professor of counseling. In all her work, Laura loves to bring the truths of scripture to the practical realities of life. She has recently had her first book published entitled "Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage." In her spare time she enjoys loving on her grandsons, cycling, traveling and serving in Ethiopia.
Connect with Laura!
Organization Website | www.cpccounseling.com
Personal Website | www.laurataggart.com
Facebook | Laura Taggart
Twitter | @LauraTaggart5
Instagram | @laurataggart_author/
LinkedIn | Laura Taggart
Book | Making Love Last
J. Parker is a Christian sex author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Abilene Christian University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston.
Her ministry, Hot, Holy & Humorous, began as a simple blog with the goal of helping others understand God's design for sex in marriage. Since then, she's published over 950 blog posts, written five books, released 90+ podcast episodes with three other marriage bloggers, and launched online communities for both husbands (with a cohost) and for higher desire wives.
But J’s goal remains the same: helping couples embrace God's blessings for their marriage bed.
She has two grown sons, a daughter-by-marriage, and lives in a bedroom community near Houston, Texas with her fabulous but oh-so logical husband, fondly nicknamed “Spock.”
Connect with J. Parker!
Organization Website | www.hotholyhumorous.com
Facebook | Hot, Holy, and Humorous
Twitter | @HotHolyHumorous
Instagram | @hotholyhumorous/
Book | Hot, Holy, and Humorous Books
Cedric Thompson Jr
Cedric Thompson Jr is a retired NFL player and now full tome content creator. Cedric and his wife Charlotte have a podcast called 'Committed To Us' where they talk about what it takes to be committed to themselves individually to bring health, love and prosperity in their marriage.
Connect with Cedric!
Personal Website | www.ced.life
YouTube | CedbyCharlotte
Twitter | @ascedbyme
Instagram | @cedbycharlotte
More | More from Ced
Jimmy and Irene Rollins are the Lead Pastors of i5 City Church located outside of Baltimore, MD. They are pastors who are fueled by Jesus’ command to serve the least of these and together they built what is now known as the outreach powered by the local church on this very mission. At i5 City, they lead and serve with a congregation that runs outreach daily serving the city all the while pastoring the needs of those who are serving.
Through the vision of serving the least of these, i5 City has been able to respond to various crisis in the community, and in the nation. Response has been through sending out the Mobile Service Unit to places within the United States affected by natural distasters, ministering and bringing awareness to the needs of racial reconciliation in our state and nation, and supplying food daily to those in the community who are in need. They have ministered globally helping other churches develop their service to their cities, helping expand their reach into their respective areas and teaching leadership health to those who are serving.
Pastors Jimmy and Irene have been married for over 20 years now, and right now they are living their best lives in marriage. In the past 20 years they have overcome addictions and walked through extremely painful moments together. It is what God has done in those seasons that has allowed them to help other couples in ministry navigate through difficult seasons and come to a place of health in their marriages. Together they have 3 wonderful “almost grown” kids, Kayla, Jaden, and Maya, and three bulldogs, Deisel, Bentley and Gucci, who are the true babies of the house.
Connect with Jimmy!
Organization Website | www.i5city.com
Twitter | @iamjimmyrollins
Instagram | @iamjimmyrollins
Instagram | @irenerollins
David and Lynn Cherry
David and Lynn Cherry have been married for almost 30 years. They have two adult sons. They have spent most of their years together serving the local church as Pastor of Technical Ministries and Assimilation Director. It was really difficult as “professional Christians” to deal with the brokenness in their relationship. The challenges they’ve faced are not wasted as they encourage others to press through whatever they may encounter and do the work of growing and changing together. Lynn is the author of Keep Walking, 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal, a daily devotional filled with the truths that helped her move forward. In a surprising turn of events, David and Lynn are co-pastoring Restoration Covenant Church in Round Rock, Texas. They love serving together in this capacity.
Connect with David and Lynn!
Organization Website | www.restorationrr.com
Personal Website | www.lynnmariecherry.com
Facebook | Lynn Marie Cherry
Twitter | @lynnmariecherry
LinkedIn | David Cherry
Instagram | @lynnmariecherry
Instagram | @davidcherryatx
Book | Keep Walking: 40 Days To Hope And Freedom After Betrayal
Dan Purcell and his beautiful wife are the founders of Get your Marriage On! They have been married for nearly 17 years and have 6 children. They're on a mission to strengthen marriages... intimately! Things started when their own marriage went through a transformation. They thought the things they were learning were too good to keep to themselves. Since then they've and have put on events, a blog, video seminars, and more to give couples access to resources to rock the sexual dimension of their marriage. Dan applies his background in tech to create apps designed for married couples that have been downloaded over 100,000 times. He likes to cook, run marathons, spend time outdoors with his family, speaks Japanese fluently, crack Dad jokes, and is into geeky / nerdy things.
Connect with Daniel!
Organization Website | www.getyourmarriageon.com
Personal Website | www.intimately.us
Facebook | Daniel Purcell
LinkedIn | Daniel Purcell
Instagram | @getyourmarriageon
App | Intimately Us
Rich and DeAnna Millentree
We are “Big” Rich and DeAnna. We have a passion and beating heart for marriage. In our 24 plus years of marriage, we have experienced the valley and mountaintop experiences marriage brings. Deeply connected, intimate marriages are what we desire for every marriage. How do you get there? Grow! In order to have the kind of marriage you want, you must grow.
Connect with Rich and DeAnna!
Organization Website | www.growinginmarriage.com
Facebook | Growing in Marriage
Instagram | @growinginmarriage
Felice Mathieu is a Christian Speaker Poet, Communication in Marriage Coach, and Author of, A Christian Marriage Guide: Preventing Arguments and Promoting Unity in the Christian Marriage. After losing all of his immediate family at a young age due to murder, or illness, Felice became obsessed with relationships and passionately and obsessively studied them for over 20 years. From panel discussions, to interviews, from a hobby out of personal passion to a pursuit of a Christian counseling degree, Felice has dedicated his life to helping spouses solve problems related to poorly communicating in a marriage. Poor communication is easily the #1 problem in a marriage, and Felice helps spouses develop the skills necessary to communicate as one ,by learning to come UNION cate, the Godly way.
Connect with Felice!
Organization Website | www.marriedasone.com
Personal Website | www.marriagesharing.com/
Facebook | Felice Mathieu
Instagram | @married_as_one
Book | Communicating in a Relationship- Marriage Life Tips
Dr Kim Kimberling
Dr. Kim has been a professional counselor for over 45 years. He is open and honest about the struggles he has experienced in marriage and uses these personal examples to reaches thousands of couples and help them build awesome marriages.
Connect with Dr Kim!
Personal Website | www.awesomemarriage.com/
Facebook | Awesome Marriage
Twitter | @kimkimberling
Instagram | @awesome_marriage
YouTube | Awesome Marriage
Chris & Bre'anna Emmitt
Chris and Breanna have been married for 15 years. They have four amazing yet crazy kids. They love great food and entertaining friends on their back porch.
Connect with Chris & Bre'anna!
Personal Website | chrisemmitt.com
Facebook | Chris Emmitt
Instagram | chrisemmitt
Joshua L. Rogers is a husband, a father of three, an attorney, and a writer. He has been published at FoxNews.com, the Washington Post, Christianity Today (CT.com), Thriving Family, and Boundless.org. He has appeared on "Fox and Friends," the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast; and on the nationally televised Australian morning show "Sunrise." He has also garnered two Evangelical Press Association awards. Over the past fourteen years, he has served as both a civil and criminal prosecutor.
Personal Website | www.joshuarogers.com
Facebook | Joshua Rogers
Twitter | @MrJoshuaRogers
Instagram | @MrJoshuaRogers
Pete Scazzero, after leading New Life Fellowship Church for 26 years, co-founded Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, a groundbreaking ministry that moves the church forward by slowing the church down in order to multiply deeply changed leaders and disciples. Pete hosts the top-ranked Emotionally Healthy Leader podcast and is the author of a number of bestselling books, including The Emotionally Healthy Leader and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Pete and his wife Geri also developed The Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Course (Part 1 and 2), a powerful resource that moves people from a shallow to a deep relationship with Jesus.
Connect with Pete!
Organization Website | www.emotionallyhealthy.org
YouTube| Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
Twitter | @petescazzero
Facebook | Pete Scazzero
Instagram | @petescazzero
Amazon| Pete Scazzero