Marriage Retreat

Riverside Marriage Retreat: March 6-8, 2015

This year's theme comes from Ephesians 3:18 – “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is."
Come for "A Daring Invitation".

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.

Our Speakers

Jon and Tiffany Anenson, our speakers, live and share life and ministry together in Des Moines, Iowa. Jon serves as campus pastor for Lutheran Church of Hope’s Des Moines campus in the heart of the city. In addition to being a wife and mother, Tiffany serves as communications coordinator for Hope Des Moines. They have one son, Caleb, who is 20 months old and enjoys running, jumping, car rides, and making the house a mess! Jon and Tiffany have a passion for seeing men and women come alive in their identities in Christ and discover the joy of being “all in" for Him! They have worked together for over 10 years including college ministry, camping ministry (including 8 summers and 3 years on year-round staff at Riverside!), as well as starting and directing AWAKEN Ministries, a young-adult drama ministry for 7 years. They absolutely love Riverside and can’t wait to experience this incredible weekend with you!

Some Assembly Required

Saturday evening, date night here at Riverside, we will welcome the UNI Improv Troupe called Some Assembly Required! We are looking forward to some great entertainment and an evening of laughing together!

PLEASE pray about coming to the Marriage Retreat in March 2015! 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? The registration fee is a great GIFT to give for anniversaries! They will appreciate it!

Housing Options & Fee

$140 - Riverside housing - couples stay in individual cabins or rooms.
$110 - Commute - sleep at home, or make your own reservation at a local hotel, and attend all of the programming at camp.
Possible Story City hotels - Comfort Inn 515.733.6363 or Viking Inn 515.733.4306
Comfort Inn has a special rate of $79.99 for couples attending the marriage retreat at Riverside with a free upgrade to a Whirlpool room, until they are all used. Call the number above for more information.
*Fee includes all meals and programming


Register online or by downloading and mailing in the registration form below by February 27th, to make sure you have a spot! Online registrations are open until Wednesday, March 4 at midnight, or you can register by calling the office up until Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 pm. Couples arrive Friday evening and the retreat ends with a brunch on Sunday at 11:30. You DON'T want to miss this weekend!

Download the registration form.