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Marriage Matters is an opportunity to delve into your
relationship with your spouse and strengthen your communication, connection,
and conflict resolution skills. You'll learn about yourself and each
other as you define your core values and learn how to build each other up to be
your healthiest selves. Licensed Counselor Tara Fritsch draws on the
work of Brene Brown, John & Julie Gottman, and others. The Rev. Kirsten
Baer will lead you through making a Sabbath discipline for refreshment, growth,
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Due to the intentionality of these conversations, and the
need to have some marriage experience to draw on, we recommend couples be
married for a year before attending. While children are an important part of
marriage, we encourage you to use this retreat as an opportunity to leave them
with an aunt, uncle, friend, or grandparent so that you can focus on you and
On this retreat you will have intentionally thoughtful conversations
with your spouse, time for reflection, tools for growth and discovery, time
with your spouse, and time to connect with others from the diocese while at
beautiful St. Crispin's.
"Values Light the
Way"Framing a couples core values together and defining what's most
important. Building on the work of Brene Brown
Connection"Session about being intentional and going deeper in your
care and connection with one another. Supported by Gottman's research on
connection and relationships.
"Fighting the Good
Fight"Practical tips for fighting in healthy ways that resolve issues
and open up further connection rather then disconnection
"Share Triggers and
Shame Shields"Learning about you (and your spouse's) triggers and
defenses so that you can be a healthier you and support one another better
"Sabbath & Delight"Explores spiritual practice of Sabbath as a means for building your
relationship & life together
There will also be free time for fellowship and weather-dependent activities around St. Crispin's.
St. Crispin's Conference Center and Camp36302
St Hwy 9 Wewoka, OK 74884
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If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Sabrina Evans, Director of Christian Formation, via email at SEvans@epiok.org or via phone at (405) 232-4820.
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102