Marriage Retreat 2017

May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017

All Day

Category: Adults


Whether you are walking through challenges or simply looking for a tune up for your marriage, this weekend has been designed to re-ignite your love and allow God to take center stage in your relationship. Marriage is the most beautiful, yet mysterious, relationship of life. As you seek to align your relationship with God’s intentions, you will journey into a flow of blessing that will cause you to encounter and experience the transformative power of God’s love.

Keynote Speakers: Steve & Barbara Chua

Steve and Barbara Chua are the senior pastors of Life as ONE church in Claremont, CA, where they share a passion to see the love of God transform marriage and family relationships.

Steve's passion is to see Spirit-filled Kingdom ministry established in the local church. Through his humorous, enthusiastic and often, visual teaching style, Steve seeks to impart God's truth to see the heart of the believer transformed.

Barbara's primary calling is to nurture and care for her family, but she is delighted to partner together with Steve in leading Life as ONE. She has been amazed to discover that her experiences as a mother and homemaker have prepared her to build a spiritual home for the family of God. Recently, Barbara has discovered her gifting as a writer. She is writing a regular blog for the church website and developing a number of other projects. 

Session Topics

SESSION 1: Your Marriage Matters to God (Biblical Keys to a Healthy Marriage)
Healthy families create a healthy society, and the heart of a great family is a healthy marriage. God created this sacred covenant to display His desire for intimacy with us. As your marriage is aligned with God’s design and purpose, you will discover a revelation of love that will bring blessing and favor to your family, and also to the world around you. This session will offer steps to open your hearts to the incredible intentions that God designed for your marriage.

SESSION 2: Keys to a Fruitful Marriage – Part 1: The Power of Home
Home was created to be a place of love and acceptance. It is meant to reflect an atmosphere of safety, comfort, rest and renewal. We are products of our environment, and home is supposed to be the most powerfully positive and transformative influence on your identity. What God intend home to look like? What atmosphere does your marriage create? Discover keys to creating a healthy environment that will produce great fruit in your marriage.

SESSION 3: Keys to a Fruitful Marriage – Part 2: Lost in Translation (The Communication Game)
Communication – or the lack of it – can be a huge stumbling block for your marriage. How we give and receive communication can cause unintended hurt and offense, keeping us from the intimacy and love we desire. We all know the importance of communication, but why do we experience so much misunderstanding and tension? How do you get on “the same page” as a couple? In this session you will learn practical tools to connecting, understanding and timing your communication to avoid unnecessary stress and conflict in your relationship.

Registration for this event is now closed!

La Quinta Hotel & Spa

The ideal place for relaxing spa breaksand leisurely vacations, this all-suite hotelis located in the picturesque Palm Springs valley, playing host to some of the mostspectacular golf courses in the country. Our resort is nestled in the Santa Rosa Mountains and within walking distance of some of the finest golf, shopping and dining the valley is known for. This all-suite hotel is across the street from Old Town La Quinta and its many shops, restaurants, and seasonal events.


• Two-room suites with two televisions, high-speed internet and patio views
• Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Evening Reception
• Spa Hibiscus (see below), outdoor pool with hot tub, and fully equipped fitness center

Spa Hibiscus

Open the doors to a world of relaxation and choose from an extensive range of beauty treatments and spa rituals including massage therapies, body treatments, facials, mud wraps and more. Our experienced staff are highly trained and can recommend specific therapies to target your individual needs and skin requirements. Spa Hibiscus also offers a dual treatment suite to enjoy a romantic couple’s massage.

Weekend Hours of Operation: Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm;
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm. To book a treatment, call 1.760.238.9081.

Hotel Dining

Enjoy an omelet, breakfast potatoes, eggs and bacon, or lighter choices like fruit, oatmeal and pastries. You can also grab something quick and convenient, and there’s more than enough coffee and beverages to help get the day started right.
Savor delectable California cuisine with Mediterranean influence in a casual setting where every table enjoys the natural light of the sun-drenched open air atrium.

Complimentary Breakfast:
7:00am – 10:30am (Saturday and Sunday)
Lunch & Dinner:
11:30am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Local Attractions

• The Walk at Shields — a winding pathway through the Palm Trees with 14 episodes from the Life of Jesus
• Golfing
• Art of La Quinta
• Hiking
• Jeep Tour and Sunset BBQ along the San Andreas Fault
• World-famous Shoppes at El Paseo, known as “The Rodeo Drive of
the Desert”
• Fine Dining
• And More...

Driving Directions

From Water of Life (Approx 90 Miles):

  • Take I-15 North to CA-210 East
  • Take CA-210 to I-10 East
  • Use Exit 137 and turn right (South) onto Washington St.
  • Turn right (West on Calle Tampico
  • Turn right (North) on Desert Club Dr.
  • Your destinayion will be on the left:
    Embassy Suites La Quinta -Hotel & Spa
    50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza
    La Quinta, CA 92253

GPS Directions

For those planning to use GPS to find this destination, the hotel has provided a GPS-Specific address, as GPS takes travelers off-course when using the hotel's physical address.

The GPS address is as follows:
78-048 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA

 For more information, contact Carena at 909.463.0103 x4119 or

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