Living Hope Mountain Respite Retreat

Marriage Respite Retreat Details

NEXT RETREAT:  September 13-15, 2024

The retreat will begin with a late afternoon arrival on Friday, and conclude at approximately 11am on Sunday.

Fellowship: Gathering around the table for each meal will be a natural setting for fellowship. The personal touch of meals prepared and served around our table will establish a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Meal time will allow casual conversation about other areas of our lives to transition from our deeper conversations surrounding our grief.

Evening fellowship will include games, and nightly dessert/coffee in our great room. All intense content of the curriculum shall wrap up earlier in the evening to allow heavy emotional triggers to dissipate prior to winding down for the evening.

Recreation: There will be windows of free time allotted on Saturday to allow our guests to explore the mountains. A guide including suggestions for walking trails, horseback riding, picnic sites, mountain drives, restaurants, and other area attractions will be provided.

Curriculum: All content for the retreat will focus on providing hope, comfort, encouragement through the continued journey of grief. Our dominant resource is the Word of God and the many promises contained within.

  • Hope. Dwelling on the immense promises made to us in Scripture.

  • Comfort. This is where we live out the 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1 passage.... “who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” Rich and I transparently share aspects of our personal lives and marriage to offer real life examples that this unthinkable journey is indeed possible.

  • Encouragement. Equipping for the continued grief journey offered through our own personal writings, as well as outside sources/authors, guest speakers, and professional counselors.

Marriage Retreat Itinerary


4-5pm - Arrive YMCA of the Rockies Host Cabin/Informal Greeting/Light Snacks Provided
5-5:45pm - Welcome from the Living Hope Mountain Respite/Formal Introductions
6-7pm - Dinner
7-9pm - Session I
9pm - Good Night!


8:15am - Arrive YMCA of the Rockies Host Cabin
8:30-9:15am - Continental Breakfast/Coffee
9:15-11:15am - Session II
11:15-12pm - Walk
12-1pm - Lunch
1-2:30pm - Session III
2:30-6:00pm - Recreational/Free Time to enjoy the Rockies!
6:00pm - Arrive YMCA of the Rockies Host Cabin
6:15-7pm - Dinner
7-9pm - Session IV
9pm - Good Night!


7:45am - Arrive YMCA of the Rockies Host Cabin
8-8:30am - Continental Breakfast/Coffee
8:30-9am - Worship/Devotional
9-11am - Session V
11am - Summary/Closing Remarks
11:15am - Depart YMCA of the Rockies Host Cabin

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How do we apply?

Click the APPLY NOW button below to fill out the online form. Registration for the retreat is limited, so fill out the information completely, include the personal photos , and submit the full registration fee. Once we have received these items, we will review the application, and follow up if additional information is needed.

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