Thursday, February 16, 2012

The State of the Marriage Retreat

You might think it looks like this
This weekend Andrea and I are headed off on our annual State of the Marriage retreat. It got that name because the first time around we did it right after the president's State of the Union address. We head away for a night to talk through all the big conversations in our marriage.

You may notice conversations that build up over time. You know, those arguments, those criticism, those thoughts that just never seem to be resolved through day-to-day conversation. If you don't have a release for the pressure of all those unsaid words, it will explode at some point. Our retreat is a safety-valve that releases the pressure of those conversations in a controlled manner.

We collect all those things that need hashing out (budget, goals, big life decisions, sex life, arguments, etc.) and talk about them all over the course of a night away. We've been doing this for the last seven years and it's helped to make our marriage stronger and more stable.

Do you have any questions about the State of the Marriage retreat?

It really looks more like this
Have you ever done anything like this? How did it work for you?

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