Since we got married 4 years ago, we haven’t attended a couple’s retreat yet. So late last year, I started praying for us to be able to attend one. Lo and behold, a couple’s retreat was going to happen this March. We immediately signed up! What an answered prayer!
CCF Couples Retreat
Unfortunately, early last week, I had some pregnancy issues that had me go on bed rest for 3 days. Whew! We stormed the heaven with prayers and God answered favorably. I was given a go signal by my OB to go to the retreat. =) Hooray!
Side note: A day after, I was back to my OB for an emergency check up for a possible infection =s Glad the result came out negative!
One of the highlights for me was the “couple sharing time” at the end of the 2-day retreat. I’ve been struggling with some issues since last month and I never had the courage to tell Hubby until that moment! I felt like a heavy burden was taken off my shoulder! After everything I told him, he just hugged me and reassured his love for me. No judgement or anything. What an understanding husband I have!
Throughout the retreat, God showed me how blessed I am with the husband He had given me. To be honest, I don’t deserve such a man. But still He gave me him. Being his wife inspired me to be an even better helper and supporter to him.
Us with our godparents
I also loved the break out group discussions after each session. We were able to process the messages and shared our insights to fellow wives. Laughter roared in our group. It’s so nice to know that you’re not alone and that other wives do experience your struggles too.
On a lighter note, we met Pastor Joe Mauk, a TOP spinner, who share God’s Word through his “tops”. What a creative way to share God’s love. By the way, his team attempted the biggest top in the whole world which almost landed on Guinness Book of World Records in 2011. So cool!
Joe Mauk in the middle of his performance
Joe Mauk and Hubby
Apart from his performance, I won’t forget the food served at our venue (MMRC – Mt Makiling Re-creation Center in Batanggas) Everything was great. I specially loved their bread which we were able to order before leaving the resort! =)
No, that's not my plate (disclaimer haha)
Overall, it was a great first time experience for Hubby and I. We can’t wait for the next retreat! I’m hoping there would be one again next year and the years after.
Have you been to a couple’s retreat? How was your experience?
How has it helped strenthen your marriage?