|What: Total Marriage Refresh- Couples Retreat California|
|When: 10/15/21 (6pm-9:15pm PST) & 10/16/21 (9am-12:15pm PST)|
|Why: It's time to receive training for your marriage like you have your career!|
Where: The marriage retreat in California is held at the Embassy Suites in La Jolla at 4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. It's recommended to spend the night Friday and/or Saturday night to maximize your quality time together. Click here for a discounted room rate.
The marriage retreat fee and hotel fee are separate. Upon completing your registration for the retreat on this page, you'll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours on several steps to take before the event and a 40 page booklet to follow during it. Please check your junk folder in case the email goes there.
San Diego, CA is known for it's over 70 miles of pristine white beaches, it's incredible attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Lego-land, and is often referred to as "America's Finest City." With so many great things to do combined with spectacular weather, it's hard to stay inside very long. Traveling to Coronado Island for the day is a great outing, as long as you're not scared of the extremely high bridge to get there. San Diego is also filled with lots of fine eating ranging from Mexican, wood-fired pizza, and Asian. Couples know it's a wonderful place to call home.
"The marriage retreat was funny, engaging, and captivating and able to tie big concepts together, I really enjoyed it!" R.S- previous attendant
The Couples Retreat In California Covers
1-Establishing a Covenant Foundation
The first step is to decide if you're going to approach your marriage as a contract vs a covenant. A contract says I'm committed to you as long my needs are met and I'm in love. The covenant approach also values needs being met and being in love but it's committed to the long-haul, knowing there will be seasons of winter in marriage too.
2-Owning Your Brokenness
Building on top of a covenant foundation you must own your brokenness, which is the culmination of all your weaknesses and shortcomings. Sounds like a fun topic doesn't it? Instead of owning your contribution to the problems in your marriage, you probably excel at blaming your partner for them. This step levels the playing field so both partners are looking at their part evenly.
3-Learning to Share Power
After building a covenant foundation and owning your brokenness, it's important to share power on all decisions so you both feel like equals in your relationship. Love flourishes when equality is the spirit in the relationship. This step will help get you there.
4-Developing Emotional Attachment
The backbone of all relationships is being good friends. However, it's hard to do without a covenant foundation, owning your brokenness, and sharing power. Developing emotional attachment includes building emotional intimacy and working through resentments and conflicts constructively.
5-Cultivating Sexual Fireworks
Sex is best in marriage when partners are aiming towards a covenant foundation, owning their brokenness, sharing power, and have emotional attachment. Good sex is the result of these prior steps being in place. Cultivating mutually enjoyable sensual and sexual contact that balances the needs for both high and low libido partners is essential.
6-Staying in Love
Once you've built the previous five steps, it's essential to keep it alive through learning to stay in love. This step will teach you a powerful tool for falling back in love and staying in love long-term. The more a couple stays in love, the more their relationship naturally becomes affair and divorce proof!
"I loved the combination of seminar then breaks, which allowed us to have deeper conversations as a couple. The presenter was very personable and we loved hearing their own stories and examples." J.L.- previous attendant
Speaker at the Marriage Retreat in California
I'm Sevana Minassian and I lead the marriage retreat in California. Relationships are the most valuable part of my life. I’ve been told many times that I’m an old soul. The first marriage I observed were my parents. They’ve been married for 40 years! I saw firsthand the ups and downs they had, and I appreciated witnessing that versus fairy tales the media portrays. I’m married to my best friend, but we both fully acknowledge that just because we have found each other, it doesn’t mean we’ll stop growing and improving. Or else, we know that our marriage won’t either. I’m passionate about helping couples fall more in love and thrive.
"This couples retreat was extremely helpful. It was interesting, covered great concepts, and provided excellent tools. The presenter had great energy and was well spoken and kept me engaged." M.N. -previous attendant
6pm-7:15pm: Marriage Step One: Establishing A Covenant Foundation
7:15pm-8:30pm: Marriage Step Two: Owning Your Brokenness
8:30pm-9:15pm: Marriage Step Three: Learning To Share Power
9am-10:15am: Marriage Step Four: Developing Emotional Attachment
10:15am-11:30am: Marriage Step Five: Cultivating Sexual Fireworks
11:30am-12:15pm: Marriage Step Six: Staying In Love and concluding remarks
*There's no group sharing
*Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
*$199 per couple, Register Today!
"We had such a wonderful time at the Total Marriage Refresh! As part of our company culture of caring, we invest in our employee’s lives outside of simply professional. This season, we marketed your event internally at our company, and 25 couples attended. We have a very diverse group at work. The information and examples which you shared with us were not disparaging to anyone – no matter what they believed, thought, or felt. Everyone had a great time. The material shared was awesome! (My wife and I just used one of your tools at home yesterday.) It was thorough, well rounded, with great science behind it, and dished out to us in perfect portions through stories, examples, and movie clips. I stayed engaged the whole day; It flew by. I recommend to any group leader that they look at the Total Marriage Refresh as a possible enrichment event." R.N-previous attendant