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Marriage Retreat

Join us March 4-6, 2022!

 

We're so excited for our upcoming Marriage Retreat March 4-6, 2022!  Join us for an incredibly fun, engaging, relaxing, Christ-centered weekend at Riverside with other married couples from across the midwest!  This year, we're excited to welcome our speakers, Pastor Ben and Stephanie Mason.  Registration is open--mark your calendars to join us this year and bring some friends!

A little bit more on our speakers, Ben and Stephanie Mason:

Pastor Ben and Stephanie Mason have always thought about his call to the ministry as their call to the ministry, so when God brought them the opportunity to help marriages it was a no-brainer! Ben and Stephanie lead the marriage ministry at Lutheran Church of Hope where they help people live the good dream that God has for their marriage. Ben has a lot of other duties as a pastor at Hope, and Steph is also the on-site director for the Hope Preschool in West Des Moines. They have two children, Lydia (7) and Sam (4).

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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 2021 RIVERSIDE MARRIAGE RETREAT?

  • 38 couples enjoyed the opportunity to get away to camp to celebrate their marriage and focus on their relationship - 14 couples commuted and 24 couples stayed at camp for the weekend.

  • Kent and Diane shared so well. Our retreat speakers did an excellent job speaking truth about all sorts of challenges and realities that face marriages today, regardless of what stage of married life we are in.

  • We enjoyed safe fellowship with other couples. We enjoyed the spacious yet intimate set-up of our dining space, we received the message and worshiped in the beautiful Chapel, we socialized and snacked in the beautifully, repurposed lower level of the dining hall.

  • Date night was a unique evening that began with a delicious meal at Riverside followed by an exclusive showing for just our group of the movie "Woodlawn" in the historic Story City Opera House.

  • The Riverside team delighted in hosting all of our couples - it was our pleasure to serve, feed, host, and facilitate this important retreat for couples.

WONDERING WHAT OUR COUPLES THOUGHT? CHECK OUT THESE REMARKS FROM ATTENDEES:

  • "My spouse and I had a wonderful time! We look forward to this retreat every year and really enjoyed it the whole weekend!"

  • "Had many favorites - the worship, the food, the people, the venue, the weather, the itinerary, the movie night were all exceptional. Worship may have been my favorite."

  • "Great venue and atmosphere for one-on-one time."

  • "Great to be able to get away as a couple in such a positive, encouraging, uplifting, & fun environment."

  • "The speakers were genuine, relatable, full of practical tips my spouse and I can work on together. SO grateful to the staff at Riverside and the speakers who made this such a great weekend."

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A special thank you to our 2021 speakers, Kent & Diane Prescott!

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Photos from 2021