Marriage Retreat

Riverside Marriage Retreat: March 3-5, 2017

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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.

The Marriage Retreat is a time to get away from our normal schedules, demands as being parents, housework, yard work, (shoveling snow), 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.

The theme for this year's marriage retreat is "Marriage on Purpose". Come grow as a couple and learn how to be intentional in creating a healthy marriage with your spouse. A healthy marriage isn't just a lucky accident. It happens on purpose, when you are living for a purpose.

Our Speakers

Jason and Julie Van Hove

The speakers for the 2017 Marriage Retreat are Jason and Julie Van Hove. They are no strangers to Riverside, as Jason worked on our full time staff for many years, before becoming a pastor in Ames, and Julie has been around Riverside for most of her adult life. We look forward to hearing from both Jason and Julie, as they share some of their insights into marriage!

PLEASE pray about coming to the Marriage Retreat in March 2017! Bring some friends! Maybe you know a couple who would really like to come, but child care and/or money is keeping them from attending this life-giving weekend. Can you help, or could you find help for them? The registration fee is a great GIFT to give for anniversaries! They will appreciate it!

Housing Options & Fee

$150 - Riverside housing - couples stay in individual cabins or rooms.
*All of our cabins are full, so you will need to commute from home or book a room at a hotel.
$120 - Commute - sleep at home, or make your own reservation at a local hotel, and attend all of the programming at camp.
Story City hotel - Comfort Inn 515-733-6363 - Let them know you are attending the Riverside Marriage Retreat to receive a discount!
*Fee includes all meals and programming


Register by calling the office at 515-733-5271, or you can register online today! Couples arrive Friday evening and the retreat ends with a brunch on Sunday at 11:30. You DON'T want to miss this weekend!