Retreat 2010 "Discover the Treasure in Your Marriage"

What a fantastic time we had on Retreat 2010 in Mackinac Island!
We had 50 couples in attendance from more than 13 churches and 5 denominations! God is GOOD!

This year we gathered together at Mackinac Island, MI and took part in a fun pirate theme. ARGH!

We had lots of fun during our group activity on Friday night.

Each group had create a squash pirate ala Veggie Tales.
"The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" theme song got us

in the mood. Look how creative everyone got!

Barbie & Ken had a hard time deciding this year...



Best Dressed goes
to Bonnie & Randy Romaine!



2nd place went to Rocky & Judy Bricker


3rd place went to Randy & Barb Buckman

1st place!
The Romaines

2nd place!
The Brickers

3rd place!
The Buckmans

We thoroughly enjoyed our speakers this year, Mike & Shelby Shackleford from Tennessee. We had fun learning about their very "real" relationship! They challenged us to discover the treasure in our marriage. We talked about ordinary vs. extraordinary marriages. We also saw a powerful clip about forgiveness. You can view the clip here.

On Sunday morning, Mike reminded us that when we find a treasure we get excited about, we value it, we protect it. We need to do the same in our marriages. We should get excited about it, value our spouse, and protect our marriage!

Over the weekend, many couples chose to write a letter to his/her spouse telling them why they love them. We usually don't get quite so mushy, but we think they turned out pretty cool!
All in all it was quite a swashbuckling weekend!