Shocking Marriage Retreats – North Carolina

Marriage Retreats in a beautiful, mountain setting

God’s beauty is inspiring. This is the perfect setting for you to relax and focus on your marriage. Improve communication, intimacy and appreciation in your relationship. Through a combination of group time and private couple time, you will learn valuable techniques that will help you to take your marriage to the next level.

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Married Couples

Even elite professional athletes have a coach. Every marriage can improve given the guidance of an outside expert. Join a small group of other married couples to learn valuable insights and techniques that will benefit your relationship.

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Pastors & Spouses

Pastors experience the same challenges as any other married couple, yet have to put their lives on public display. This targeted session focuses on the unique pressures faced by pastors in their marriages. By learning how to shore up their own relationships, they will also be able to take a newfound appreciation of marriage back to their congregations

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Engaged Couples

Many engaged couples simply cannot find the time to commit to weeks of pre-marital counseling. In this unique 2-night session, you will learn a tremendous amount about yourselves and your relationship. You will gain a great understanding of what to expect in marriage and learn valuable tools in how to navigate the relationship.


God did not design marriage to be dull or boring. Unfortunately however, our culture continues to paint marriage in such a negative light. Jerry & Tara share practical insights from their own marriage and years of marriage ministry that can help all couples, whether newlyweds or 50-year veterans to have the beautiful, fulfilling marriage God had in mind.”

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Jerry & Tara McColgin will be your hosts and facilitators for your retreat. They have worked with couples across the country on a variety of marriage related issues. Their coaching style is one of clear direction coupled with encouragement. In their nearly 40 years of marriage, they have encountered and overcome a wide-variety of challenges from financial hardship to the loss of a child. Through these, they have learned to listen to and rely on God even in the toughest of situations. Their transparency will benefit you as you work on your own relationship.