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 DAY RETREAT FOR COUPLES
Two nights lodging for two people in The Terrace (King room) and five meals (Monday breakfast through Tuesday lunch) for two people - $319
Marriage Enrichment Program for two people: *$350
*Lodging and dining at Lake Junaluska Conference Center required for program participants.
STRENGTHENING THE BOND
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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND APPLY
Pastoral participants earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in this program.
LEADER: NED MARTIN, MDiv, MA, LPC
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.