One of the best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, “Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like!

—Gary and Betsy Ricucci” 

Here at Grace, we love marriage!  In fact, our vision for families is that they are equipped to build healthy marriages that honor God, bless society and build an enduring legacy for ourselves and future generations

So whether you're looking for a tune-up, bolstering skills you already posses or are eager to fill your marriage tool box with as many tools as possible, THIS weekend is the place for you!  

This year’s retreat focus is both an indulgence in romance and a spiritual/emotional training that you and your spouse will enjoy and remember for a long time.  

Friday Night of Romance and Enchantment

Starting at 6 and ending at 10, enjoy an enchanting night at the Sanctuary on the River, near the heart of Ruidoso.  We’ll dine on a special catered dinner from the Village Buttery, nestled in the beauty of the mountain woods.  You’ll hear the river run close by, you can take a stroll near the property and we have a few surprises for you as well!  We suggest you dress-up a bit.

Saturday Marital Cross-fit Training 

Saturday morning (you’re on your own for Breakfast) at 9 am, we move to First Baptist Church of Ruidoso (right across from Cree Meadows Golf Course), for motivation and building momentum.  You’ll get recharged in-spirit, re-affirmed in our Marital Covenants, re-armed with skills to defend ourselves and renewed in our vows.  Lunch will be catered by the Village Buttery.

The Cost

The BASIC cost for the event is $100.  That takes care of venue and catering.  Lodging is NOT covered and we strongly encourage you to book a hotel room in Ruidoso as soon as possible. 
Also, Breakfast on Saturday is not covered.
One more thing: we believe it’s worth “skipping” church the next day.  (Can you believe we said that?)  If you can afford it, if the kids or pets are covered, why not spend one more night, relaxing, reviewing and redreaming your marriage? 

The Benefits ... 
We are sure of this: God blessed and sanctified the marriage covenant and fully intends to empower every couple with everything they need to successfully enjoy a lifetime of wedded bliss.  You'll walk away from this weekend with more than just some valuable skills, you'll meet other couples, find new friends and find you're not alone - all while investing in each other. 

In fact, don’t think of this weekend as an expense; think of this as an emotional and spiritual investment that will pay back unbelievably rich dividends you’ll enjoy for years. 

Got questions?  Please contact Sean Lee or Alan Gedde.

We're sorry, but Registration has closed.   Please contact us for more information 


Addresses and Maps: 

Sanctuary by the River

207 Eagle Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

First Baptist Church - Ruidoso

270 Country Club Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

[1] In accordance with Grace Community Church belief statement.


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