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Life Together Marriage Retreat

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - February 11 @ 12:00 pm

The Central and West Suburban Ministry Centers members, as well as their friends and family, are invited to join us in this special weekend!

The Central and West Suburban Ministry Centers present to you, Life Together, a weekend marriage retreat to celebrate and strengthen the life you and your spouse share together. The retreat will be held February 9-11 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


The Ridge Hotel is a upscale resort just 5 minutes away from Downtown Lake Geneva. It is a beautiful getaway for you and your spouse to celebrate Valentines Day! Escape for some relaxation at the The Ridge Salon and Spa or enjoy top cuisine at the Crafted Americana attached to the Hotel. Not only does the Ridge offer many great amenities (see them all here – www.ridgelakegeneva.com) but downtown Lake Geneva is the perfect little getaway to enjoy a nice lake walk, shopping and dinning – the perfect romantic getaway!

Retreat Schedule

Friday Evening

  • 7:00 p.m. — Registration Opens
  • 8:00 p.m. — Welcome and Games
  • 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — Desserts and Dancing


  • 9:00 a.m. — Fellowship (coffee ,tea, hot chocolate)
  • 9:30 a.m. — Welcome and Icebreakers
  • 10:00 a.m. — Opening Lesson: Life Together by Darren & Sharon Gauthier. Life brings about all kinds of excitements, trials, joys and sorrows. Let your marriage be a place of refuge, strength and encouragement through them all. The bible says two are better than one – let’s find truth in that!
  • 11:00 a.m. — Being a Godly Spouse (men & women separate)
  • 11:45 a.m. — Breakout Classes (select one)
    • Life Together: Building a Strong Foundation – Godly Principles for a great marriage
    • Life Together: Marriage in the Midst of Raising a Family – How to not put your marriage on hold in the parenting season
    • Life Together: Just the Two of Us – Empty Nesting – Finding your second wind in your marriage
    • Life Together: Keeping the Passion Alive – Enjoying your sexual relationship is a great gift from God. In all the different seasons keeping our passion alive can be difficult but it also vital.
  • 12:30 p.m. Break for the Day


  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Buffet Breakfast for everyone
  • 10:00 a.m. — Worship Service

Guest Speakers

Our special guest speakers are Darren and Sharon Gauthier. Darren and Sharron have 2 adult children and have been married 27 years. They have served in the ministry for the past 22 years and currently serve as Elder and Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader in the Chicago Church of Christ. They have counseled countless marriages and families and spoken at numerous retreats and conferences on marriage and family. They are living examples and we are thrilled to have them come share their wisdom. We guarantee you will feel strengthened from this invaluable time together!


We have a few registration options available. All options include the retreat program which includes desserts Friday night, coffee and tea bar every day and a buffet breakfast on Sunday morning as well as a little gift to enjoy.

  • Two-night hotel option – $350 per couple
  • One-night hotel option – $250 per couple
  • Program only option – $150 per couple (does not include an overnight hotel room)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION UPGRADE DEAL – Everyone who registers for the two-night option through Sunday, January 14 will be entered into a drawing for a Junior Suite Upgrade! There will be two winners that will be notified on Monday, January 15, so make sure to get your registration in by January 14 for the chance to WIN!!!

Register online by Sunday, January 28.

We are so excited about this time to celebrate LIFE TOGETHER with our spouses!


February 9 @ 8:00 pm
February 11 @ 12:00 pm


The Ridge Hotel
W4240 WI-50
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 United States
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