marriage: the fantastic voyage

You already know that marriage is an adventure all its own!  You know what “oneness” feels like and you may even know what loneliness in marriage does too.  Where is your marriage today?  Are you voyaging through life together with intentionality or floating along in isolation?  Do you enjoy life’s adventures together?  Is your sex life on point? Are you satisfied with your intimacy? Whether, you’re deliriously in-love, basking in newlywed bliss, on the verge of divorce or seasoned and on the right track, this retreat is for YOU! 

Join us for 3 days of hope, encouragement and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. Our retreat is designed for you to learn about God’s purpose for marriage as well as how to invest and strengthen the foundation of your marriage.

Guest Speakers

Pastor Keith & Lady Vicki Battle, Zion Church , Landover, MD

Register Today!

Join us for 3 days of hope, encouragement and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. 


Registration includes

  • 3 days and 2 nights of luxury accommodations at The Hilton Main. The Hilton Main is Downtown Norfolk's newest upscale hotel, dining, and meeting destination that sits along the downtown Norfolk waterfront.
  • General Sessions 
  • Conference materials
  • Opening reception, brunch, and breakfast

Regular Registration - March 12, 2018 - June 12, 2018

$650.00 per couple       **150 deposit is due with registration**

Sessions Only Rate - No lodging - retreat sessions, onsite meal activities and retreat materials

$275.00  per couple       **150 deposit is due with registration**

**All registration fees are non-refundable but transferable. If you would like to transfer for another couple to attend, please submit request in writing to by June 1, 2018. **

Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: Can I attend the retreat if I am not a member at Providence St. John Baptist Church?

A: Yes, you do not have to be a member of the church to attend.

Q: Will transportation to the retreat center be provided?

A: No, transportation will not be provided.

Q: What am I supposed to wear during the retreat?

A: Feel free to wear comfortable, casual clothing.  It may be helpful to pack a sweater. 

Q: Are children allowed in the sessions?

A: We care deeply about your family; however, we desire to keep the sessions distraction-free. For this reason, children are not allowed in the sessions. 

Q: Do I have to be married to attend the retreat?

 A: Yes, the retreat is for married couples.

Q: Is food included in my registration fee?

A: Yes, meals are provided via the Thursday evening reception, brunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

Q: Can I sponsor a couple(s)?

A: Absolutely! If you are interested in sponsoring a couple or couples, please email us at

Q: I cannot come to the entire retreat. Am I able to attend a portion of it?

A: We encourage you to make the investment for your marriage by attending the entire retreat. If you cannot attend a day or two, we recommend attending as much of it as possible.  Registration will not be discounted.

Q: Are same-sex couples allowed to attend this retreat?

A: We firmly believe marriage is a sacred blessing between the original state of a man and a woman. Our retreat will focus on this belief.

Q: Will I need to leave the retreat center at all during the event?

A: All of the sessions will be held at the retreat center. You will have free time. We encourage you to explore the surrounding area.



Things to do in Norfolk, Va:

Experience the city's eclectic art scene at Seldon Arcade or the European masterpieces of the Chrysler Museum of Art. Shop over 140 name-brand and designer retailers at the MacArthur Center, then taste chef-inspired fare at over 50 downtown restaurants. Tour Battleship Wisconsin at the Nauticus Maritime Museum or set sail on a relaxing harbor cruise from the Half Moon Cruise Center. From must-visit cultural attractions, to the lively entertainment of Town Point Park, everything is within easy reach.