7th Annual Marriage Retreat

Join us this Fall for a special weekend devoted to all married couples seeking to refresh their commitment to godly intimacy. Whether your marriage is stable or struggling, young or old; this weekend will help you learn to deepen your spiritual, emotional and sexual intimacy.

Our theme this year is
DESIRE – ignite the emotional and physical passion in your marriage

We will be considering the challenges to maintaining closeness in marriage and starting the needed conversations to promote oneness in all realms of your relationship.

Special guest performance by Justin Gerhardt of the Holy Ghost Stories podcast.

Justin is a chronically curious storyteller. In January of 2021, a shift in calling led him out of a job he loved and into a job that didn’t yet exist—after 20 years of preaching and leading churches, Justin began exploring new ways to share the ancient truths. He’s now the creator of the popular podcast Holy Ghost Stories—an immersive telling of the stories of the Old Testament. Holy Ghost Stories’ fourth season premiered in January and tells the story of the Exodus alongside an original score by acclaimed cellist/composer Kendall Ramseur. With a full musical score, evocative writing, and an emphasis on character, it’s a binge-able experience with Scripture—and Yahweh Himself—you’ve never had before.

To cut costs (and have fun doing it) during the early days of HGS, Justin and his family sold their home and cars and left the USA, moving slowly across the globe and living in tiny rental flats in South Africa, England, Croatia, Ireland, Greece, and Egypt. Recently, Justin moved with his wife and two teenage daughters to the hills of Northwest Arkansas. 

Justin serves as the founder and president of Hazefire Studios, a nonprofit devoted to expanding the intersection of story and worship. Through Hazefire, Justin and his wife (author JL Gerhardt) partner on projects like Holy Ghost Stories and Holy Ghost Stories Live. They also host workshops such as The Storied Family and The Storied Marriage and help equip creative teams around the world in the art of storytelling.

Justin & JL

2024 Marriage Retreat

September 19-21, 2024
Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village
Located near The Woodlands, TX

Here’s what you can expect

Focused marriage sessions.

We will provide you with practical knowledge to help grow your marriage relationship — including the importance of improving married sex!

Free-time to deepen intimacy in your marriage.

Get away from the children (it’s good for them too) and spend time reconnecting and growing closer as a couple. You’ll have conversations you never knew you needed to have about your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy!

Relaxation and fun in a resort atmosphere!

Time away as a couple should be cherished. While we encourage making the weekend about your marriage, that doesn’t mean only “book work” and deep discussions. Enjoy the luxury of the CityPlace Marriott and The Woodlands with plenty of free time away from the classroom.

Build relationships with like-minded, godly couples.

You will have opportunity to meet and build lasting relationships with other couples who value the gift of their own marriages.


Make plans to be here for this extraordinary event.

Early Bird Pricing goes away March 15th.
Register now for these special savings!

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Only a $200 deposit is needed to reserve your spot!

Share the Anticipation!

Mark your calendars and make preparations as you & your spouse look forward to this time together!

Some things to note:

You will NOT be expected to share personal stories or information with strangers. You will be challenged by the content of the retreat to begin conversations with your SPOUSE, not anyone else.

NO KIDS! You are welcomed to bring babies, if necessary, but leave your kids at home. This weekend is focused on your marriage — NOT parenting.

We will NOT avoid sensitive topics that significantly affect most marriages such as pornography, emotional witholding, sexual desire differences, body image, enhancing sexual pleasure, etc.

Don’t settle for “good enough”, strive toward a great marriage!


Sorry, the 2024 Annual Retreat is sold out. To be added to our wait list and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Scholarships Available

Due to the generosity of gracious donors, we often have the opportunity to reduce the cost for private coaching and/or attendance at Intimate Covenant events. If you would benefit from a scholarship, please fill out the following form.

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