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Marriage Retreat

February 23-25, 2024

Retreat Theme: Build(ing) To Last
James 1:2-4

Faith and Endurance

2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 

3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 

4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

A weekend dedicated to you and your spouse.

We would love to host you and your spouse for a weekend away together at Riverside!​ This will be a memorable weekend for you as a couple and all you need to do is show up - we'll worry about all the details. God has blessed us with our spouse and He desires for us to invest time in strengthening and celebrating this union. We are going to have so much fun with Enrique & Martha Ochoa, our speakers for this retreat.

COST:    $245/couple for onsite lodging

               $195/couple for commuters

Below is a general schedule of what you can expect:

Friday - arrival anytime after 6:30pm, Chapel session at 7:45pm (includes intros and announcements, a couples get-to-know you game, worship and our first session with our speakers), fellowship and food to end the evening

Saturday - breakfast, Chapel session (all the fun stuff + built-in couple discussion time), lunch, free-time (open to participate in planned activities or to explore on your own), camp store open, Chapel session before supper, an extra fun date night including romantic supper and entertainment

Sunday - light breakfast, final Chapel session, wrap-up and prayer, expanded brunch and depart

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Marriage Retreat Speakers

Enrique (“Q”) and Martha Ochoa have been married for 32 years. They met while in college back in the 80’s, but it took them a while to “tie the knot” in ‘92. They live in Cedar Falls, IA where “Chaplain Q” currently serves as the Director for Spiritual Care at the Western Home Communities and Martha is a physician and the Medical Director for the Student Health Clinic at UNI. This is their third time leading a Riverside Marriage Retreat and have been blessed by attending several others! They have 4 adult children: Joshua, Becky, Joel, and Lydia. Q enjoys Cubs baseball, fishing and playing the guitar, while Martha is an avid reader and lover of dogs. They are deeply grateful for the ministry of Riverside LBC in the life of their family and are thrilled to be a part of this weekend!

"Q" & Martha Ochoa

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