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Lake Junaluska Marriage Enrichment Retreats


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We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples.  Distance, frustration, and disconnection can enter through any number of life’s events.  This workshop will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship. 


Two nights lodging for two people and five  meals (Monday breakfast through Tuesday lunch) for two people - $319

Marriage Enrichment Program for two people: *$350  

TOTAL: $669

*Lodging and dining at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center required for program participants.

Retreat Dates

  • March 10-12, 2019
  • August 18-20, 2019
  • September 29 - October 1, 2019


  • 7-9:30 p.m. - Sunday Evening Session 
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Monday Session
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Tuesday Session

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Based on the research and clinical work of Dr. Sue Johnson, Created for Connection combines the best modern insights about love and bonding with the deep wisdom of our Christian tradition. Sue Johnson writes, "love for the divine guides and enhances bonding between partners, and the daily practice of love between partners helps to strengthen a sense of secure connection with God." The focus of the retreat is on your relationship with your partner, so while there will be some group interaction, you will not be required to share personal information with the group.


  • How to strengthen essential psychological and spiritual foundations for healthy, happy relationships.
  • How to stop rigid negative patterns in communication that lead to frustration and disconnection.
  • How to be more accessible, responsive and engaged in your relationship.
  • How to better understand your partner and help them to understand you.
  • How to share your deepest needs for support, love and affection and respond to those same needs in your partner.

Pastoral participants earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in this program.

Ned Martin leads Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska


Ned Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist in private practice at Lake Junaluska. He has an MDiv from Duke and an MA in Counseling from Wake Forest along with extensive training in spiritual direction and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. He has been an adjunct instructor in counseling with Wake Forest and Lenoir-Rhyne. He lives with his wife Jennifer McSwain Martin, and their three children near Waynesville, NC.  Ned is passionate about working at the intersection of psychological and spiritual concerns, and helping couples to find their way into supportive, enlivening and loving relationships.

Register now - 800-222-4930 or Print Registration Form (pdf)