annual marriage retreat

Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe

October 20–22

Our annual marriage retreat is for all married couples, no matter if you've been married for forty years or just a few weeks. Whether you are looking to strengthen, heal, reconnect or simply just get away, this is a weekend you don't want to miss. 

With a unique theme each year, guest speakers provide motivational sessions throughout the weekend. Some sessions are full of laughter and light teaching while others lead to healing and restoration within marriages. Worship and prayer times are incorporated in each session. 

This weekend away is Holy Spirit filled, so we urge you to put on the armor of God and prepare yourself for what God has planned. We encourage couples to be prayerful in the months and days leading to this trip. Pray for your marriage and for the other married couples attending, that the Lord will reveal areas in relationships that need work and stability. Be prayerful for healing and forgiveness where needed and for perseverance through the peaks and valleys leading to time together.

  • RETREAT registration - NOW CLOSED

    We are super excited to announce that we are FULLY booked and registration is now closed.

    Please click the image to register and pay for this year's retreat. This year we are so excited to be offering some NEW options including online registration and payments! as well as room selections for the Tahoe lodging option. Rooms are first come first served.

  • Retreat Book

    Each year we provide a great retreat booklet with all of the information for the weekend as well as some free-time options. This will be available closer to the retreat dates.

  • Zephyr Point property

    Please click the image to view the Zephyr Point property map to see where cabins and other facilities are located. This is a great way to see how where the facilities are as well as the parking area.

  • tahoe lodge

    Please click the image to view a layout of the Tahoe lodge building. We are grateful to have the whole Tahoe lodge reserved for our group. 

  • Tallac Lodge

    Please click the image to view a layout of the Tallac lodge building. The Tallac lodge is just a short walk from Dobbins Hall, Tahoe lodge and Dining Hall, where all our meals are provided.

Love Like Fire

When praying about the theme for retreat this year, it was very clear that the Lord is preparing another powerful weekend for us. His desire is for us to love for our spouse, but not just the regular every day "I love you" kind. God wants us to have a burning HOT love. The "I am deeply in love with you" kind of love. 

Stop and think about this, our spouse has been HAND PICKED by God! How amazing is it that our Heavenly Father not only hand picked our spouse, but CREATED, MOLDED and FORGED them into the person they are today.

Just like Ephesians 5:22-28 reminds us, wives are to be submissive to their husbands and husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ's love for the church isn't an ordinary love though. This is an unending, untamed, bold and uncontrollable love. One that quite literally no human can even understand. THAT....that's the kind of love we need in our marriage. The wild one, the one that people just don't understand because it is so beautiful and so raw.

The scripture Solomon 8:6b–7a says it perfectly. 

For love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.

It's time to venture out of our comfort zone and love our spouse like a burning flame.

Special Guest Speakers

Romeo and Rodica met in Oradea, their hometown, in 1986 during one of Rodica’s visits to Romania, corresponded for 3.5 years and on August 12, 1990 we got married in Michigan. They have four married daughters, and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. Romeo has been working in ministry since 1986 when he became a born again Christian, preaching, teaching and evangelizing. In 1993, together with 12 other families, they planted Bethesda Romanian Pentecostal church in Troy, Michigan. Romeo has served as youth Pastor, Sunday school director, Counselor, Pastor assistant, preacher, raising leaders and mentoring the young generation. After Romeo’s stroke in 2021 and massive heart attack in 2022, they moved to Nashville, TN where Romeo is now teaching at a Christian Classical Academy in Franklin, TN. As an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN), Romeo continues to teach, preach and counsel, both in the local church and wherever he is invited to minister. Romeo loves reading God’s Word and books ion Theology and Counseling/ Psychology, as well as walking outdoors. Romeo has 5 sisters, Gina Mut is one of his sisters. Rodica has been involved in teaching fifth grade Sunday school, women’s Bible study groups and especially mentoring young women and ladies. She is a Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist and loves spending time in God’s Word as well as walking and hiking and cooking a great meal for her family. Rodica has three sisters and one brother as well as parents that all live in Michigan. Often times, especially at Marriage Seminars/Retreats, Rodica joins Romeo in his travels to minister together, both on stage and post-seminars counseling.