Marriage Retreat

Riverside Marriage Retreat: March 7-9, 2014

Ecclesiasties 4:9-10 - Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Amos 3:3 - Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

The Marriage Retreat is a time to get away from our normal schedules, demands as being parents, housework, cooking, dishes, etc.! Take the time to be with your spouse in an atmosphere which encourages godly marriages, lasting relationships, friendships within marriages, and fellowship with others.

God’s Word is powerful—it affects lives and marriages! Couples enjoy time together, as well as worship, skits by our program team, lots of fun, great food, fellowship and laughter.

Our Speakers

Tim and Kris Boettger, our speakers, live and minister together in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition to being a wife and mother, Kris runs Barn Happy, a restaurant, coffee shop, and Iowa goods store in a barn on their acreage. Tim serves as a Teaching Minister and Leader at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls. Together they share a passion for the importance and power of strong marriages and families. They have worked together in marriage ministry for 18 years doing retreats, mentoring, and speaking on Marriage. Their son Isaac attends The University of Iowa where he is studying business and playing football. Their daughter Adrienne is a junior at Cedar Falls High School where she also plays Volleyball, Basketball, and Golf. We’re positive you will enjoy and benefit from your time spent with the Boettger’s.


Witnesses is a one actor, eight character, freash look at Jesus. The one-man play, written by Curt Cloninger, features professional actor and speaker, Jonathan P. Swenson.

In this dramatic and very personal performance, Swenson portrays eight different characters (historical and imagined) as each responds to Jesus. Through the eyes of these characters, both comic and serious, the audience is challenged to see Jesus from fresh perspectives; not cold and distant, but as one who was intimately involved in the “nitty-gritty” of life.

Please pray about coming to the Marriage Retreat in March 2014! Bring some friends! Maybe you know a couple who would really like to come, but child care and/or money is prohibiting them. Can you help, or could you find help for them? A registration to the Riverside Marriage Retreat makes a great Christmas or anniversary gift.

Housing Options & Fee

$130 - Riverside housing - couples stay in individual cabins or rooms.
$210 - Viking Hotel (3 miles from camp in Story City)
$100 Commute - sleep at home, attend all the programming at camp
*Fee includes all meals and programming


Couples arrive Friday evening and the retreat ends with a brunch on Sunday around noon. You DON'T want to miss this weekend! Consider giving the weekend as Christmas or an Anniversary gift to someone! They will appreciate it!

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