About the Weekend to Remember®

Remember how captivating it was when you first fell in love with your spouse? Every moment was special. As real life takes over, that memory can grow less vivid, and you might not feel like the center of their world as often. That’s where the Weekend to Remember® marriage retreat from FamilyLife comes in.

The two-and-a-half day romantic weekend getaway is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or fragile it is. By getting away from the distractions of life, you can fortify your most important relationship and work toward building wonderful memories together, for decades to come.

The Weekend to Remember marriage retreat is not a large group counseling session or small group discussion. You won’t be asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone.

You will listen to engaging talks from marriage experts , then take private time alone with your spouse to work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come.

Learn how to:

  • Address issues as they arise, rather than letting resentments fester
  • Express feelings positively, so your partner remains engaged in the discussion
  • Resolve conflict in healthy, biblical ways
  • Maintain a vital sexual connection with one another
  • Forgive one another freely and completely
  • Increase your commitment to your marriage, resulting in deeper intimacy

We want you to leave your marriage retreat with encouragement, hope, and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That’s why we call this a Weekend to Remember. For more details, view the itinerary.

Staying at the getaway hotel

FamilyLife recommends that you enhance your getaway experience by staying overnight at the getaway hotel. The getaway hotels have graciously extended a special discount for all Weekend to Remember guests. Hotel information can be found with the getaway event information on the Find your getaway page.

You are responsible for making your hotel reservations.  When you call the hotel to make your room reservation, mention that you are attending FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember so that you will receive the discounted room rate we have negotiated with the hotel. You must reserve your hotel room at least three weeks prior to the getaway in order to guarantee this special discount rate.


“We had just made a positive turn in a lethal marriage. This conference helped us jump start this positive turn in a ‘right path direction’ in hyper speed.”
-Married 5 years, Des Moines, IA

“This is the first weekend in a long time that we devoted specific time to our marriage. This time was blessed, needed, and worth the financial and emotional and spiritual sacrifice.”
-Married 7 years, Las Vegas, NV

“Divorce is not an option anymore. I choose to stay. I choose to not give up.”
-Married 11 years, Panama City, FL

Great marriages don’t just happen.

Be intentional with yours.

Learn about our speaker team

Our marriage advice speakers are hand picked, typically after being referred by one of our veteran speaker couples. Once they are selected, the couple usually stays with us for 20+ years! We believe they are marriage experts mostly due to their vocation, but ultimately because of their passion for the wellness of marriage and families. Read More

Tips for your upcoming weekend

  • If you are staying at the hotel, plan on arriving on Friday about one hour before the getaway starts (6 p.m.) so you can check-in, unload your bags, and sign in for the getaway.
  • If you are not staying at the hotel, try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the getaway (6:30 p.m.) so you have enough time to sign-in and find a seat.
  • The weekend is casual in nature. Dress comfortably. We all have varying degrees of hot/cold comfort, so plan ahead by wearing short sleeves (even in winter months) and by bringing a sweater or jacket (even in summer months).
  • Meals are not included in the getaway registration fees. Many hotels offer meal specials specifically for those attending the getaway. The getaway hotel could be a good source of information regarding restaurants in the area.
  • A special part of the weekend is the Saturday evening “Date Night.” We recommend making special dinner arrangements prior to the getaway weekend for this evening.

Still not convinced you should go?