Retreat 2011 "No Ordinary Couple"

It was our first time in Traverse City and we had a fantastic time!!
We had 56 couples in attendance from more than 20 churches and 6 denominations!

This year we gathered together at Shanty Creek Resorts and took part in a fun Superhero theme.

We we weren't sure how people would react to dressing up a member of the group to create a new superhero. They REALLY got into it!

Look how creative everyone got!

Barbie & Ken had a hard time finding outfits this year (yes - that's a fruit rollup on Barbie)...
AND deciding this years winners...


Best Dressed went to Bruce & Johanna Kubiny!


Creative Costume
went to Robert and Tara Cowper.


Cutest Pose went to Roger and Gina Smith

Best Dressed !
The Kubinys

Most Creative!
The Cowpers

Cutest Pose!
The Smiths
We couldn't have picked a better speaker for our theme! Pastor Phil, or "Mr. Incredible", really got into the superhero theme! On Friday night, he gave us the 3 keys to an incredible marriage: to honor, protect, and respect one another.

On Saturday, we had lots of fun seeing Pastor Phil in his Incredible suit! We also had lots of laughs when Wayne played "Let's Make a Deal". He wore a stunning suit for the occasion and gave away lots of crazy prizes!


Saturday night, Pastor Phil spoke to us about avoiding relational Kryponite like replacing contempt with honor and criticism with encouragement.

Sunday morning Pastor Phil taught us how to have a good fight without destroying the Universe by keeping it honest, under control, timed, positive, and cleaned up.