Marriage Retreat for Emergency Responders

Hilton Denver Inverness
Englewood, CO
November 15-17, 2019

Spend a romantic getaway with your spouse and enhance your marriage by learning how to love each other better!


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Spend a romantic getaway with your spouse and enhance your marriage by learning how to love each other better!

Saturday night is date night! Plan a creative and romantic date night for you and your spouse. Participate and share your date night experience for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

This 3-day retreat training includes:

  • Two-Night Hotel Stay
  • Marriage Workshop
  • Breakfast Sat/Sun, Lunch Sat


Paid in full for Emergency Responder couples by funds granted to The Center for Relationship Education by Community First Foundation. Retreat package is valued at over $1,000/couple. Attendance at all sessions is required as a condition of scholarship.


Friday, November 15
3:00 pm - Hotel Check-in
5:30 pm - Retreat Registration
6:30 pm - Dessert and Coffee
7:00-9:00 pm - Session 1: Laying a Strong Foundation

Saturday, November 16
7:30-8:45 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Session 2: Communication Breakdown
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Session 3: Rediscovering Your Partner
3:00 pm - Free Time
5:00 - 10:00pm - Dinner & Date Night (on your own)

Sunday, November 17
7:30 - 8:45 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Session 4: Tools for Navigating Conflict
11:15 am - Retreat Concludes



August 12, 2018
A lot of good information to have in the marriage tool box. Gave me a better understanding of my self.


August 12, 2018
It was very informative and more than I expected. This was an amazing opportunity for our 1st Responders.

Meagan Valero

February 18, 2018
Thank you for making this a fun and educational experience for me and my husband.

Erin Bryan

February 18, 2018
We've been through this material before but you cant practice it enough! It was so good to intentionally take time to grow our marriage, and make it stronger. It was also great to reconnect after deployment!

Justin Bryan

February 18, 2018
The weekend format was really good, it gave us more time to connect. We did this program before in a one day workshop, but I liked this format a lot better! Facilitators were great!

Eric Valero

February 18, 2018
First Facilitator brings so much personality, and the other brought focus. Perfect instructor combo! Focusing a little on secondary color may make the colors activity more enlightening.

Victoria Henderson

February 18, 2018
I truly liked how individual situations wasnt addressed but common arguments (topics). It eliminates embarrassments and allows everyone to participate. Please include 5 love languages. I feel this is very beneficial along with color personality.

Michelle Xavier

February 18, 2018
I cannot wait to share thus with family and friends. Facilitators did such an amazing job and involved humor and real experiences to keep the audience engaged.

Sabastian Xavier

February 18, 2018
Great experience. I appreciate the realness of how essential these tools are to have an effective marriage.

Archie Dalton

February 18, 2018
Great workshop with great facilitators.

Christopher Matthews

February 18, 2018
Please keep up the great work and dedication!

Sarah Bravard

February 18, 2018
Facilitators are fantastic. We really enjoyed ther stories to help us learn and the positive feedback they gave.

Christian Freire

February 18, 2018
PERFECT - This is the best approach to discuss communication tools. I will use what I learned at home and work. Both instructors brought the best out of each other. easy to talk to and committed to make the retreat a great experience.

Elvia Leon

February 18, 2018
I enjoyed the personal input from the facilitators. Hearing experiences/examples of real life situations from the facilitators made the experience more "REAL" not just theory or book learning. The activities were very helpful.

Jean Plank

February 18, 2018
Venue was great. Food was excellent. CRE Staff did a fabulous job keeping us informed and on task. Very approachable. Thank you...

Paul Freeman

February 18, 2018
Great facilitators. Great Facility. Great Experience.

Carlos Wade

February 18, 2018
Great Workshop. Facilitators were outstanding. Stories relate to our lives.

Monique Satchell

February 18, 2018
I loved the entire staff that worked with them. And the hotel was very nice and clean and the food was delicious. We had a little trouble with our card, but it was going to be worked out.

Michael Satchell

February 18, 2018
Amazing job by the facilitators and amazing curriculum. I am excited to implement the strategies and techniques that I learned here. At the beginning of this curse I was feeling like a 3/4 in terms of my marriage but now I am feeling very hopeful and excited about our future together 8/9. Thank you!


February 18, 2018
I really liked facilitators sense of humor and sensitivity. They almost made me cry along with him a couple of times and I liked how it made me feel like I was a part of the family.

Jessica Ramirez

November 05, 2017
What I liked best: The speakers! Their passion is very obvious, and although it's a very serious topic, they know how to joke.

Rhett Sigmon

November 08, 2017
Loved the free childcare with food! Please keep this going. The team and facility (the DTC Hilton/CRE) did a fantastic job! If possible, try to repeat this; if possible.

Melody Beckman

November 05, 2017
5 stars! Food, great learning, feel like I'll use this every day. We truly appreciate all the hard work put into this.

Traves Jackson

November 05, 2017
I love the facilitators!

Jacquesia Newlin

November 05, 2017
This experience was top notch...everything was outstanding. The facilitators were amazing. The accommodations and location and everything were great...would definitely recommend this location for future retreats.

Amber and Dustin

November 05, 2017
This has been a great experience. We have missed all marriage retreats for three years due to field rotations and having a baby. This was a fantastic experience, and great to attend.

Lacey Kap

November 05, 2017
The rooms/hotel/facilities were great. The food was also excellent, especially lunch! Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. The facilitators were amazing as well.

Dakota Wheeler

November 05, 2017
What I liked best: the tools and just being with and spending the wonderful time with the love of my life.

Darrell Seals

November 05, 2017
A needed workshop for all couples, especially military couples!

Haily Radnar

November 05, 2017
I loved how it taught better communication/talking sills, seeing the strengths and weaknesses of other couples, and helping each other learn better techniques to make it work even better. We met some new friends, had great food, and an all-out amazing weekend.

Heidi Fellner

November 05, 2017

Brittany Wheeler

November 05, 2017
The hotel and food were amazing. Loved how transparent the facilitators were as well as the class. Everything was perfect. Thank you very much.

Heather Gable

November 05, 2017
Thank you for allowing us to attend this workshop! It really does make a difference!

Jazmyh Washington

November 05, 2017
Everything was perfect and informative!

Bethany Lackie

November 05, 2017
Food was great. Service, staff was very congenial and helpful. Clean facilities.

Amy P

November 05, 2017
Thank you! If we left the first night, after only two hours with you, I still feel we would have walked away with so much. You may have saved us!

James Sneed

November 05, 2017
This program showed me ways to work through some of the hard problems in my marriage and family. I hope my unit brings this program down to Fort Carson so the soldiers can benefit from it.

Leah Carrasquillo

November 05, 2017
Excellent, and the teachers/mentors are simply fabulous

March Chapman

November 05, 2017
The facilitators are an inspiration!

Ava Centreras

November 05, 2017
I deeply enjoyed the knees to knees activities. These exercises helped me figure out a calm way to talk to my partner without escalation my tone of voice.

Elizabeth Sneed

November 05, 2017
I truly appreciate and gained so much from this workshop - it above and beyond met my expectations. Thank you.

Julie Wiggs

September 18, 2016
I came for the free hotel and left with skills that will last my life time. I am a huge fan and will recommend the conference to everyone I know. Thank you for opening your hearts and stories to us.

Tyler Williams

September 18, 2016
I think the course was amazing. The facilitators' commitment to military families is unwavering, and they truly brought joy in our hearts to know we are truly cared for.

Melissa L.

September 18, 2016
My husband and I had a tremendous breakthrough in our relationship. A problem we have had for 3 years and because of this retreat we are now doing so much better. Thank You

Stephanie McKinney

September 18, 2016
As discussed by the facilitator, building relationships is so important. What made this workshop so meaningful was the heart behind the facilitators. When your heart is in it, it makes it more impactful. Thank you for your time and heart!

Amanda Mirick

September 18, 2016
The facilitators did an awesome job. Ryan and I learned so much about our relationship and will take all these new skills home with us!

Rico P.

September 18, 2016
Excellent workshop,facilitators were awesome and were very knowledgeable about relationships. Good experience I will remember, Thank you.

Danielle Preston

September 17, 2016
I really look forward to using the skills that we learned this weekend to resolve issues and use a more effective style of communication.

Mandy Daniels

September 18, 2016
This class was amazing! I really appreciate the time and energy put into making these classes for our military families. My husband and I have bonded tremendously in these last few days an we look forward to using these tools not just for us, but for our family!

Ryan Watson

September 18, 2016
Great class and facilitators! Keep leaving the pages on the wall.

Sabrina Watson

September 18, 2016
Great workshop. Loved how passionate you are about material.

Jeremy Homan

September 18, 2016

Josh C.

September 18, 2016
The facilitators were excellent. They care about the subject matter and it really shows. Keep doing the good work you're doing.

Janye Laity

September 18, 2016
Very open and honest and genuine.

Eddie Arriaga

September 18, 2016
I would give this workshop a 5 Star rating! It's freaking awesome!

Jody Scott

September 18, 2016
The facillitators are the genuine article....not perfect but willing to share their own experiences and knowledge. It's evident they put a lot of time and effort into preparing. It's clear they care and are passionate about this! I would recommend this to other couples for sure! Even 22 years into our marriage there were great reminders and new ideas for intentional pursuit of a happy healthy marriage and family.

Aracelis Perez

September 18, 2016
Thank you so much for helping me understand personalities. I think the time out technique is great and I will put it in practice in my house. Thank you again and nice to meet you. You are awesome. God Bless you .

Sam Madsen

September 18, 2016
This was a wonderful experience and will definaely improve our relationship.

Heather Dearinger

September 18, 2016
My husband and I needed this so bad after his deployment. These few days have opened many conversations we needed to have and gave us the tools we have them. Thank you!

Luis Marin

September 18, 2016
We've never been to one of these,but I have to say it is one of the best things that could happen to us. Thank you for everything.

Laura Arriaga

September 18, 2016
You guys are doing a really great job connecting military families.......reconnect with their families making life better. We really appreciate this.

Ramone L.

September 18, 2016
This is the best retreat that we have been on. I think this will help me open up and I think this will help our relationship.

Brandon Wunn

November 20, 2016
Thank you for the time away to reconnect.

Anna Deutsch

November 20, 2016
Great retreat! Thanks! We don't have a lot of deep relationship issues at the moment, but getting the little things clarified and out in the open took a weight off my shoulders and made us feel closer.

Carman Leone

November 19, 2016
Thank you for your time and comittment to the group.

Emmy Leone

November 20, 2016
The leaders were excellent. Informative and personal. The new skills were practical and useful.

Nicholas Dion

November 19, 2016
Great speakers and was developed very well.

Sunmi Dion

November 19, 2016
It was my first marriage retreat and I really enjoyed it. It gave me the chance to talk about the issues we have in our marriage and we can go through the difficult times.

Molly Myrick

November 20, 2016
Amazing retreat. Great information and presenters. Can't wait to attend another one we even came up with our own "safe" word during conflict when we need to chill out. I had a amazing time with my spouse. LOVED IT!!!!!!

Asa Moultrie

November 20, 2016
Thank you for being transparent and allowing us to feel relatable.

Ana M.

November 20, 2016
This was truly great! Thank you so much.

Kelly Yax

November 20, 2016
Thank you for teaching us some great tools!

Patricia Ledezma

November 19, 2016
I was able to talk to one of the facilitators about a situation after the first session and it calmed me down and gave me another look of what this marriage retreat was about.

Miriam Lofthouse

November 19, 2016
Great seminar. It has helped me to better our good marriage.

Andrew Lofthouse

November 20, 2016
I usually don't like these kinds of seminars,but found the material presented, and the way it was presented to be very good.

Samuel Newton

November 20, 2016
Nothing but positive admiration! Really enjoyed the program cause it gave my wife and myself additional tools to keep our conflicts calm and steady. It was a lot enjoyable than I thought it would be. Thank you

Tiffany Newton

November 20, 2016
Thank You for having this program, especially for military couples. We're new to this lifestyle and adjusting has been challenging, so it's nice to be able to put our marriage first and also remember why we LOVE each other.

Gabe Comacho

November 20, 2016
This surpassed my expectations. It was a very refreshing experience and gave me better tools to make me a better communicator in my relationship. It was fun without being childish and was not forced like somethings feel when your dealing with relationship issues.

Nate Deming

November 20, 2016
Great job! Very helpful for couples who are having trouble, but also great information to hear for new married couples (like my wife and I). Great review and a fun, open learning environment.

Alicia Wunn

November 19, 2016
The leading couple were great at engaging the audience.

Chris Garland

February 04, 2017
I really enjoyed the instructors. They are very passionate about what they do.

Melissa Spratt

February 24, 2017
Keep doing what you are doing. It's great to take a workshop and see the facilitators as "real people" doing real life issues.

Dawn Bagnera

February 23, 2017
Thank you for doing what you do. Our marriage was falling apart under the weight and stress of PTSD and this marriage retreat, with the things we were taught, has saved our marriage. We are forever grateful for this wonderful benefit. We are so grateful for our loving and kind teachers and their willingness to help military couples dealing with difficult situations.

Joshua Scruggs

February 24, 2017
Everything blew out our expectations and the team that put this together along with the instructors were above what one could ask for.

Jake & Carolyn Stillson

February 21, 2017
Thank you so much to the facilitators for teaching us very valuable tools to help strengthen our marriage and communication. I am a cynic and doubted the teachings until we had applied them on our own after the seminars. Thank you for hosting this wonderful retreat! You all and CRE are really amazing and appreciated!

Lt. Col. Robert Ward

February 24, 2017
Great balance of presenters........ Head and Heart presenters.....Perfect!

Juan Sanchez

February 23, 2017
Child Care was excellent

Victoria Isaacs

February 23, 2017
Forgiveness was an add on. But it is such a sensitive topic and so very difficult that you might as well not add it on if you're not going to have us practice it in a safe way. Thank you for the scholarship. It would be difficult for most military families to afford this retreat.

Ace Acevedo

February 23, 2017
The facilitators were genuine and amazing! We loved them, a true blessing to us military couples/families.

Toni DeBem

February 22, 2017
Thank you. This weekend was a great experience.

Ivan Gaytan

February 23, 2017
I like the fact that it is more about listening with not too much interaction. Sometimes listening more rather than talking can be more educational for me. Some stories can be valuable.

Julie Potter

February 22, 2017
The facilitators were amazing the song, they were humble and kind.

Spechyl Stewart

February 21, 2017
This workshop taught my husband and I tools to apply to our everyday life to improve our message. Thank you to the facilitators for your time.

Alexandra Scruggs

February 20, 2017
Thank you to the facilitators for an outstanding weekend!

Jim Neela

February 19, 2017
It would have been great to have more "personal" ice breakers at the table-to get to know each other better, especially since we "share" so much together.

Harmony Quinto

February 19, 2017
I will recommend this workshop to our friends.

Charles H.

September 06, 2016
I would like to come back again for a re-boot. We all know we need it. I have been able to get through my wife instead of my marriage counselor of 13 weeks.

Rebekah H.

September 06, 2016
We started off the weekend on the verge of divorce – I am leaving with hope that our marriage has a chance again. Thank you.

Sean M.

August 31, 2016
I love this workshop and the fact that veterans are involved. The injection of levity makes the atmosphere light and fun. I and my wife will definitely use the skills in our family. *Keep up the great work!*

Katie F.

August 31, 2016
I really feel the love that the facilitators have for each other and the work that they are doing supporting these military families. I really appreciate the tools that were given to us and can’t wait to use them in our relationship.


August 31, 2016
Overall learned an amazing amount truly awesome “class.”

Janeen G.

August 31, 2016
Coming into this conference I didn’t know what to expect. But within minutes I was able to see issues I have with in myself and how I can fix issues in my relationship. The facilitators did amazing.

Heidi W.

August 31, 2016
Just worry some things taught won’t help in a combat vet/caregiver relationship/marriage. Very eye opening to learn about my husband.

Mark H.

August 31, 2016
This course reinforces steps I already use in my day-to-day life and relationships with my partner and children. I think the facilitators complement each other and are an excellent team. It would be easier to evaluate performance if summary or purpose is provided before the event.

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