Marriage Retreat Weekend at Naples Grande Resort
This past weekend we went on our an annual marriage retreat held by our former church in Miami, partnered with a church in Dover. It was held at Naples Grande Resort, a beautiful location right by the Gulf Coast that had it’s own private access to the beach. This year we weren’t so sure that we would be able to attend but God’s plan was that we should not miss this year’s retreat, making it our 5th year in a row being able to attend. It has been pretty awesome to see how God has kept us coming back for two more years, now photographing memories for all the wonderful couples participating and learning more about each other for our very own marriage.
The way the marriage retreat works is we stay for the weekend at a resort on the west coast of Florida (Friday night through Sunday midday) and meet with the group for some sessions. Typically there is a set theme for the weekend that ties together all topics discussed. This year it was about taking the mystery out of marriage. During these sessions we get to learn more about each other, our needs, how we each think and are wired, and what a healthy godly marriage looks like. We listen to important pointers, break out into discussion groups, and participate in competitions with your spouse against other couples for the chance to win a prize.
And what better setting that this beautiful resort and time we got to spend not simply on vacation and exploring a new area, but really focusing on our relationship and how we were doing. We totally recommend to attend a marriage retreat should you have the opportunity to do so.
Now for our great time at the resort and a few stops/locations we checked out right by the resort.