Marriage Retreat

Our 2018 Marriage Retreat is an intentional weekend with time for you and your spouse to get away and strengthen your marriage. Whether you're a newlywed or have been married 50 years, this retreat is for you!

We value couples spending time together, taking a step back and enjoying being together. The purpose is to provide encouragement and retreat, to take you out of your every day to rekindle your marriage.

We'll talk about "Making Your Marriage the Exception":

  1. Incompatibility: Grounds for a Great Marriage
  2. The Five Best Decisions Couples Ever Make
  3. Surviving the Storms of Marriage

Dates: November 9 - 11
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Early Bird Registration (Aug 20 - Sep 23, 2018): $575
Regular Registration
(Sep 24 - Oct 7, 2018): $675

Register Today!

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 9
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Registration
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Session 1 (coffee & water provided)

Saturday, November 10
10:00am - 12:00pm - Session 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm lunch (provided)
4:30pm - 6:00pm - Session 3

Sunday, November 11
10:30am - 12:00pm - Session 4

Retreat Speakers


Ray Johnston has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay, which Ray describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation with more than 14,000 people coming together every weekend at the Granite Bay campus.

Ray is the founder of Thriving Churches International (TCI). Each year his Thrive Leadership Conference sells out months in advance with thousands of leaders attending from across the country and around the world. As TCI has expanded, it has added conferences on marriage, apologetics, and more.

Ray is the author of the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and CBA bestselling book, The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You’ll Never Be the Same, and recently Jesus Called, He Wants His Church Back. You can learn more by visiting

Ray and Carol, live in Loomis, California, and are the proud parents of four adult children and two daughters-in-law.