Training for Togetherness

Responding to Relationships is a customized event series tailored to bring transformative relationship skills to active duty military, veterans, emergency responders and their partners. Each five-star retreat series is led by facilitators with first-hand experience in the field. All couples are welcome and invited to learn in an engaging, safe environment as they dedicate intentional time to one another.

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The RTR Experience - Event Agenda

Kickoff Event

Kickoff Event 6pm - 9pm

Arrive at the hotel and get ready to enjoy a fun date night. Registration opens at 5:00 PM. Event begins with in-person surveys followed by food trucks, content, and a fun activity hosted by Gallery on the Go.

 

Childcare

Hours reflect when you may start dropping off your children and the time that childcare closes. Thank you for picking up your children promptly.

  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Children will be served dinner while in childcare.

Retreat Weekend

Friday Night Registration Opens at 5pm, Event 7pm-9pm

Check into the hotel and get ready to enjoy the weekend. Registration opens at 5:00 PM. Event begins at 7:00 PM. Dive into content as you enjoy coffee and dessert.

Saturday 9am - 4pm

Begin day 2 with new skills-based learning and discover practical ways to connect with your partner. Explore content themes such as:

  • Strategies for meeting and exceeding expectations.
  • Best practices to prevent communication breakdowns.
  • Benefits of setting boundaries.
  • Breakfast is served for both participants and children participating in the childcare programming in the Ballroom from 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Saturday Night Date Night

A personalized date night for you by you! Enjoy the night with our activity suggestions or create your own experience. Make it an evening you won’t soon forget.

Sunday 9am - 12pm

There is still plenty to experience as the series comes to an end. Enjoy breakfast together as you begin the final day of the retreat. We’ll save our favorite content to close out the weekend and say goodbye with a final “thank you” gift.

  • Breakfast is served for both participants and children participating in the childcare programming in the Ballroom from 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Childcare

Hours reflect when you may start dropping off your children and the time that childcare closes. Thank you for picking up your children promptly.

  • Friday Night: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Children will be served lunch while in childcare
  • Saturday Night (Date Night): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Children will be served dinner while in childcare

The Fine Print

Cost
Cost

The RTR experience is valued at over $2,200 per couple. As a federally funded program we are able to provide the content, experience and support for FREE.

Attendance
Attendance

Couples are asked to engage in the pre-registration process and attend all series sessions – kickoff and full retreat included. Select the series that best fits your schedule.

Childcare
Childcare

Limited childcare is available on a first come first-serve basis for both kickoff and our retreat - via Sitters with a Purpose.

What Our Couples are Saying

Me and my wife argue a lot about small things - the skills that we learned [at the retreat] were amazing.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
I really appreciated the vulnerability of the presenters in sharing stories from their lives.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
This was an incredible experience that has set my husband and I up for success. We are so excited to focus more in each other.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Very helpful. Looking forward to doing the hard work.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Learned many great tools to see how and where we want our relationship to go.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
It was a fun and eye-opening experience that provided us with the skills that we can use at home.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This was very good information - very thorough. It was presented very well, and the support team has been awesome. Thank you for all you do.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent program. It was a great opportunity to learn some new tools and to re-connect.
March 20, 2022
Participant
I really enjoyed the time spent on the retreat. It was so helpful to learn skills and also see how they effect our lives when done correctly vs. incorrectly.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great program to learn how to spend more time with my wife and how to treat her the way that speaks to her most.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Overall, the program was excellent. I enjoyed the content, and I was able to take away some skills that I can use to strengthen our relationship.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
[One of the activities] started out very uncomfortable. I tend to evade uncomfortable and bow out when I feel like my conversation/conflict/problem will not have resolution. [The activity] gave me an opportunity to be vulnerable and face the difficult conversations.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Definitely necessary information for everyone! Incorporated a lot of good knowledge into 2 short days.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The staff was so nice and willing to answer any question that was asked. I learned so many things that I didn't know before that I will be using for the rest of my life. I will be referring anyone I can to this program.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
Topics that are covered during this event are useful. But classes are boring and lengthy. I wish participants were more involved actively and had opportunity to meet and socialize with other families/couples. It was too much lecturing.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Great things to practice. I had little knowledge of many tools.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This weekend allowed us to discover more about one another and discuss tough topics in a safe and supportive space.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
A great reminder to put my priorities back on my relationship as opposed to work or other competing priorities.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Outstanding marriage rejuvenation through leaning and communication.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
After a busy season of life we really appreciated carving out the time especially with childcare to be together. As a military family with no family close by, childcare means everything!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Great experience! Really opened our eyes to recognize the areas that we need to focus on to strengthen our relationship even though we've been married 20 years.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Although we were in a room full of people and had the opportunity to laugh through, I was able to spend most time intimate with my husband. We really connected. I'm so thankful.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military spouse
Thank you for giving us time to focus on our relationship and a chance for a relationship reset.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program provides a safe space to be vulnerable and connect with your spouse in a guided way that isn't possible on your own. After being happily married for 10 years, I still learned a lot about my wife, and I know we will strengthen our relationship even more. I strongly recommend this program for all couples and will encourage my co-workers to participate in the future.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Extremely beneficial. This course allowed me to connect with my wife and gave us the opportunity to converse about the concepts/tools that will help us in the long term. I'm very excited to leave here and continue to connect with my wife. Thank you!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Had a great time! Look forward to using the tools we were taught at home.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
An amazing, fun, learning experience that applies to all aspects of life!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This has given me more tools to improve our relationship.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Very great experience - put together very well.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
This is the second retreat we have been to. We are committed to coming back with an open mind to learn more. We also brought our friends who are also first responders. We saw an opportunity to help them bring this knowledge into their marriage.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great facilitators!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Excellent program! Thank you!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
We go on these to keep our marriage strong. These types of events are supposed to be done as maintenance for relationships - not as emergency things. With that said, we are so grateful for these resources! Everyone is awesome. knowledgeable, and kind. We've been to two of these, and we've learned different things each time.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very thought provoking. Especially appreciated the discussion about personalities.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
Thank you for all the time, tools, and experiences shared. We feel better prepared to continue growing as a couple and as parents.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
This opportunity came at a perfect time for our situation - much needed and appreciated!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I enjoyed this very much and feel I understand my wife better because of this and know how to communicate with her better.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
This program gave us the rare opportunity to connect with each other without distractions. The concepts were mapped out clearly and in a manner that feels easy to replicate at home.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
I appreciate the time with my wife, focusing on our relationship.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
This program gave us so many tools to succeed in our marriage. I'm beyond grateful for the lessons learned from [the facilitators]. I am confident in a long, happy union.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
A well thought out program geared towards the unique challenges of our communities. Efficient and effective tools provided to enhance our relationship. I can't thank you enough! All the love...
March 20, 2022
Participant - Veteran
This program provided us with an understanding of each other's personality/tendencies, more importantly, the skills and knowledge to help us better meet each other's needs. These skills help us throughout our lifetime. Thank you!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Excellent materials and discussion. We enjoyed working through the prompts and learning new things about our relationship.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program helped us learn techniques and to stay connected. We have learned through to work through our challenges together. We are a team.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
Lots of good topics covered. However, I feel like they can make it more efficient. Next time, let the participants talk more. It was boring at times. Speakers at times were monotonous. Hotel, food, drinks, and childcare were excellent. Thank you!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
I really believe that if you post this for military and first responders on video - it would be super helpful in their marriages! But attending in-person is awesome - you guys did such outstanding work in fixing couples' problems.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
This was a great time to get away from kids ;o), everyday life, and focus on our relationship and have conversations without interruptions.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Excellent relationship program. No matter if you are dating, married, just in a partnership - it provides amazing tips, tools, and knowledge to navigate life together.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
10/10 experience. We needed these tools in our marriage and for someone else to explain it to us as to why they are important. Encouraging us to do hard now in stead of later resonated with us. Speakers were raw, real, and relatable. Thank you!!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
We walked in strong, we walked out happier! (which is so much better)
March 20, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
We had a great weekend learning the tools to become a healthier version of ourselves. Thank you for pouring into us!
March 20, 2022
Participant - Military
It was a wonderful opportunity to focus on our relationship, to relax, and spend quality time together without all of life's distractions. I feel so positive about the future of our marriage. It was useful to learn new ways to show our love and appreciation for one another.
March 20, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Loved the entire program. This wasn't just about giving advice - the time given was to actually practice content...allowed the information to be alive, relevant, and practical.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
As an almost married person, this was very eye-opening and gave me and my partner a lot of opportunities to talk about each other and our future. I'm going to recommend this retreat to as many people as I can. A wonderful way to spend the weekend! Thank you RTR!!
January 09, 2022
Participant
We definitely learned new skills to use - even after 20+ years. Thank you!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I am grateful for this opportunity.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was put together really well. It had a lot of tools for helping out in difficult times. It also brought up the importance of working in a relationship as a team and how to effectively communicate.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Excellent. I wish we had received this as a pre-marital counseling session. Learned more about each other and how to communicate my needs better.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great speakers. Loved the couple speaker interactions + jokes. We definitely came away with a better understanding of each other's needs and wants. I think we have a good tool set to navigate in arguments and embrace our differences to come together as a couple.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great opportunity to revisit extremely important communication concepts, problem solving concepts, and appreciation. These are topics a lot of folks know, but due to changes in life we lose practice. It's always a work in progress, but it's important to what needs work at THIS stage in our relationship.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Great program - we got a lot out of this weekend as a couple and individually.
January 09, 2022
Participant
We felt the program was presented in a strategic and purposeful way. By the end, we both feel our "tool belt" has many more tools to use and practice our skills...TOGETHER! Our experience was excellent at the venue and in the teaching time. We felt like we were underpromised to and over delivered to!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
After 27+ years married, we were still able to grab tools to help us be married for another 37 years!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great program and well organized.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This retreat and program was carefully planned down to every detail. The speakers were friendly, knowledgeable, and relatable. Thank you!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
My wife and I have been to several marriage/couple retreats . But attending RTR was not only a different perspective but what I think made this event was the facilitators and trainers. I honestly loved it!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
This program exceeded our expectations. Other than learning valuable tools that will help us, it allowed us to reconnect on a new mature level in our marriage.
January 09, 2022
Participant
These tools are hard and have to be practiced and learned. But the work when you do them!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Very helpful and practical for building relationships both in marriage as well as life.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I found the information explained in an easy to understand manner. This led me and my wife to have several "aha" moments. We will use the tools learned here to help us.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
It was very informative and fun! I learned a lot of new information to manage issues and progress my marriage in a more healthy way. If I could do this experience again, I would jump on it.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Very good!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Way more than I expected. We had our "come to Jesus" moment where I had reached the point in our relationship that I 100% was ready to just call it quits. Now we are on a path back to a successful future together.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Very good reminders and a time to process things in a new light and safe space. Loved hearing where the presenters started and actually use the tips in their own relationships.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Seeing real couples who have been through the program because of their past and working on their future with the tools they learned is awesome.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I believe that all couples should go through this [RTR] experience.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
The content was excellent but the other "thoughtful" stuff is what made it exceptional. Examples include the items at the tables and the vulnerability and openness of the staff. The organization and details were phenomenal and far exceeded my expectations!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Helpful and practical content presented in an authentic and fun way. I felt well taken care of.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
It was great to learn all these new and healthy skills
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
What a wonderful surprise this weekend was! I was expecting a couple of tips, more serious...the facilitators kept things light but still got points across.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
RTR was a very informative seminar led by folks that are easy to relate to.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
...things just made so much sense!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
We enjoyed this RTR retreat, It was different from other seminars in that they really promoted togetherness, We didn't have to break out into groups. The facilitators were relatable, and the topics were relevant. The overall energy was encouraging.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
This program provides the tools you need to have a successful relationship. Call it Relationship Academy!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program and retreat is so very well planned., We had so much fun, learned new tools and refreshed our marriage.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
It is well structured and great for giving ideas. Many activities made me realize what I have been missing in my relationship.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
This weekend has brought things in our relationship to light. Tons of great info to use.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This experience was truly amazing. I feel more connected with my partner after gaining the tools and knowledge of how we can do better individually and as a team.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
The content of this program is extremely applicable to navigating a first responder marriage. The delivery of the content made all the difference - engaging, exciting, funny, and real. Overall, a very helpful and authentic experience.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
A great experience! This event helped us keep in the right direction and open our eyes to current challenges that we were able to address and solve together! We gained renewed strength and direction.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Best marriage education ever. Best trauma and relationship education ever. So enlightening.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
We've had counseling on a deeper level, but I appreciate this practical way of learning and applying tools to prolong our relationship and better ourselves.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This program is very impactful. Being able to receive new knowledge to work on our relationship is amazing, and I will take this and use it from now on.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
RTR helped put my relationship into perspective and gave me tools to improve our weak parts. The team was relatable and everything was planned out perfectly. We are beyond thankful to have been given this gift!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
The program was full of love and experience to enjoy one another. Love the activities - wish there was more!
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
Overall, this is an amazing program and an amazing experience for any couple in the first responder and military communities. I will definitely be recommending this retreat to my friends back at Fort Carson.
January 09, 2022
Participant - Military
The speakers were funny and relatable with great stories. We have been in several marriage retreats in our 15 years of marriage and still learned so much on this retreat.
November 15, 2021
Shannon H. – Civilian Partner
We had a great time learning relationship skills that I know we will use moving forward. We felt safe to learn and be vulnerable which helped us to connect.
November 15, 2021
Tyler H. - Military
Was awesome! Did not know what to expect coming into it...but VERY glad that we went through with it!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Amazing time. Refreshes the relationship.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
The speakers are amazing! I feel like I'm talking to a friend during the classes. The program is so relatable and engaging that you can't help but want to get involved. The materials really helped me understand my spouse on a different level and we've known each other for more than half our lives! I have a new appreciation for him and us now.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
I enjoyed the program because it gave me a different perspective of what my husband needed and how to strengthen our relationship/marriage to make it another 18+ years. Would love to come back for a refresher later. :o)
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
It was great to be able to have a weekend to focus on our relationship, away from kids! It was also nice to be in a safe space with fellow first responder families who understand the extra challenges we face on a daily basis.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Great material. Great people. Great weekend.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Engaging speakers. Relevant and needed topics. Well informed. Full package.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent program! Both my husband and I learned skills that we will use independently and together to build a stronger marriage and family. The facilitators were amazing; it was clear to see how committed they were and how much they cared.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
This was a truly wonderful program that will help us grow a stronger future together. Thank you!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
I'm so grateful for this workshop. The tools learned will not only benefit my marriage but also my family for a long time.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
The program not only revealed trouble areas, but it also provided tools to work through those areas. At times it was really hard, but it was worth it!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
The program taught me to identify "danger zones" to relationship and how to communicate and navigate through them to a more healthy functioning marriage.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very warm and welcoming. [The RTR team] went to great lengths so that participants could focus on the seminar.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
Great! The tools are VERY practical, and I feel confident we will implement them in our lives.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Great tools and easy steps to move forward in bettering our relationship and our kids.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
Excellent program tailored to a specific audience.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
I enjoyed the variety of topics and techniques.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Completely relevant!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder and Veteran
Don't change anything - it was awesome!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Being on this couple's retreat has really opened up our hearts, minds, and souls! The RTR program is a great experience and an awesome step to building a beautiful and strong marriage.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
This program was incredible! So much fun, very practical, and applicable, amazing amount of (free) stuff, education, and experience. It's awesome that childcare was provided so we could both participate and involve the children. And we made some great new friends!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
Great weekend to learn to better communicate with my husband. We learned how to approach the hard conversations. We will also be implementing what we learned with our children.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
RTR helped us see some things in our relationship what we could navigate better. My partner shared important information with me that helped me understand him better.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
We both felt like ti was a great opportunity to talk about concepts and skills we try to use and how we can do them so much better together. Also, was a good environment to talk about the parts of our personalities that can sometimes cause challenges for each other.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very informative. Definitely helped me make note of aspects of my marriage that I need to work on to improve it.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
The program was incredible! All of the information will be helpful for our relationship and with other people. The delivery of information was fantastic. Thank you!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
I have learned a lot this weekend. I'm very glad I was given the opportunity to attend this event. I have learned so much on how to speak to my partner (when situations arise).
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Had a great time retaining skills to help our marriage succeed.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Veteran
We both enjoyed this program. We learned tools to keep the relationship. I highly recommend this to any couple.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
We have been on a few weekend marriage retreats, and this has honestly been the best experience so far. Can't recommend it enough. Definitely will recommend to my platoon and company. Thank you!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
Relevant and practical advice and training even for those who have been married for 10+ years.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
We really learned a lot in a short time! I love that [the facilitators] gave real examples from their relationship. Love the childcare option - very helpful.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Provides lots of great marriage tools - shifts perspective.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
My husband and I really enjoyed the entire weekend. Everything that is covered is incredibly helpful, no matter what stage of marriage you are in. We laughed together, cried together, and enjoyed each other's company while learning about tools to help benefit us.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
My husband and I have been married for over 25 years, and we have learned a lot more about each other over this retreat weekend. The tools and skills taught will help us to understand each other better. Surprisingly, this program has helped us to better relate to one another! I highly recommend this to all couples!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
This program does a great job of giving us the tools to confront challenges head on and overcome in a positive manner. We will use this information moving forward for a healthy relationship.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was a great experience to be able to take time out of life to focus and recenter on the goals that we have for our relationship.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very interesting. Learned some useful tools to strengthen our marriage.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Veteran
The opportunity to engage with my partner in developing applicable skills to strengthen both marriage and parenting through this program has been unmatched.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
A great refresher of ways to communicate with your spouse for long term success.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
This was an incredible experience for my partner and me. We've been struggling lately and having trouble seeing a way through it. This retreat has given us tools and most importantly, HOPE. We're excited for our future for the first time in a long time.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fantastic program. The tools and metaphors with games/tasks made it easy to understand [especially] for someone who does not communicate well. Tears were shed, difficult conversations happened and made our relationship stronger. Loved the people - they were relatable, interesting, real, and funny.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
The best thing I loved about this program was that the skills we learned here can also be applied to every other relationship in your life, not just marriage.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Veteran
There is a ton of great information delivered in a fun and non-intimidating way. It's a great way to learn about yourself.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was AMAZING! It taught me a lot about myself and how our personalities react toward each other. We train in our careers, but we never train in our marriage and that is what this program provides you with - relationship training!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
I would recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to have a long lasting relationship.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
The most comfortable environment that helped me and my wife connect in such a deeper and more understanding way.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
The program gave us many different ways to initiate, engage, and navigate many different conversations, as well as an ability to have a deeper understanding of my partner.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
Very practical. A "must attend".
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fun, engaging series where I learned a lot of different techniques that I will use moving forward.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Civilian
We have done over six marriage retreats through the Army in over four different states. This is by far the best program we have seen. Loved the speakers. Keep up the good work!
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
This gives us a chance to (1) step away from "life" and to focus on our relationship (2) understand who we are as individuals and as a team (3) understand what each of us needs from each other and ourselves.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Emergency Responder
We've done approximately eight marriage retreats thus far, and this one has been our favorite. Loved the speakers, the material, and the encouragement.
November 07, 2021
Participant - Military
Top notch conference!! Don't let the "Free Conference" let you think that it's a low rating conference. My husband and I are happily married of 22 years, and we still walked away with a lot of tools to better our relationship
August 24, 2021
Amy G.
This event has helped us learn to talk and laugh again. We have been trying so hard to maintain professional relationships, the house, raise 2 kids that we forgot how to talk. I had fun meeting my mate again and getting tools.
August 22, 2021
Participant
We attended based on friends benefitting from the program. I appreciated the time dedicated to us as a couple and validating that although we are doing a great job in a lot of areas, there are tools and opportunities to help us in the longer vision of our relationship and address the unspoken feelings.
August 22, 2021
Participant
The program offers an understanding and effective way to understand your spouse's personality and expect actions that align to their personality. It explains healthy ways to communicate that allows the couple to operate as a strong team.
August 22, 2021
Participant - Military
RTR was amazing! The science used to describe relationship issues and connection was great. The material we covered gave us new tools to navigate difficult topics within our marriage and our family.
August 22, 2021
Participant - Military
Wonderful retreat. Thank you so much for providing this incredible opportunity for our marriage.
May 16, 2021
Lencys E.
The staff was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic. Childcare was amazing, and we certainly strengthened our marriage by engaging with the programming and taking the time to focus on our relationship.
May 16, 2021
Nenea C. - Military
My husband and I needed this experience. We felt stuck not having tools to work through our road blocks. I feel with the tools for success we now have - we have changed the trajectory of our lives.
May 16, 2021
Jamie E. - Veteran
Great content presented in a very relative fun manner. Great for any stage of a relationship.
May 16, 2021
Kathy J. - Civilian Partner
I learned so much and can now look at things in a different aspect than I did before. You are all passionate with what you do and teach and that makes this experience even better. Thank you so much!
May 16, 2021
Ruby G. - Veteran
Great experience! Great tools/rules for communication. Thank you for investing in us.
May 16, 2021
Leslie B. - Civilian Partner
It was very good and interactive.
May 16, 2021
Taylor F. - Military
This was a very beneficial experience for myself as an individual and especially as a partner in a marriage. We learned valuable tools to help us move forward to an amazing larger view future.
May 16, 2021
Leslie H. - Civilian Partner
Amazing class which focused on all of the critical components of having a successful marriage. Built toolbox of marriage skills.
May 16, 2021
Bill - Emergency Responder
This program challenged me to DIG DEEP and look to be a better partner and not take so much for granted.
May 16, 2021
Steve J. - Emergency Responder
Loved the flow and all the unique applications of common ideas that are overlooked or under processed. Thank you to the team!
May 16, 2021
Sammy F - Civilian Partner
This experience was an amazing way to bond, grow, and learn with my partner. I learned more about what we both need than I knew coming in.
May 16, 2021
Linzi K. - Civilian Partner
One thing that stuck with me is that I was never taught how to have a relationship. I have learned so much about myself and my partner this weekend. I feel so lucky to be a part of this retreat. Thank you so much.
May 16, 2021
J.R. - Emergency Responder
Overall experience was great. The environment was comfortable and the tools provided were very relevant and helpful.
May 16, 2021
Lauren C. - Emergency Responder
Retreat is awesome. Very unique way of learning about myself and my marriage...this coming from someone that was very pessimistic about the whole thing to begin with.
May 16, 2021
Kody E. - Veteran
This was a good review and deep dive on what relationships are built on.
May 16, 2021
Valerie D. - Civilian Partner
I really enjoyed this experience. I believe it is a great start and gives many tools to build a better relationship. It also takes attention away from negatives so you can turn them into positives.
May 16, 2021
Mike K. - Emergency Responder
I really appreciated learning about the relationship cycle and communication danger signs. Knowing others experience these struggles as well - normalizing that and providing tools is amazing. Thank you!
May 16, 2021
Bernadette K. - Civilian Partner
I love this program. I love the tools these amazing people give people to make marriages blossom and grow and love to see coming together and being so happy! Thank you guys!!
May 16, 2021
Santiago I. - Civilian Partner
Eye opening experience. Learned a lot about myself and my partner. Look forward on the tools we learned to have a better and lasting relationship.
May 16, 2021
Frank E. - Veteran
I feel this experience has allowed a safe environment and skills to help pass onto our girls to ensure a positive healthy foundation...I'm very grateful that we had facilitators that were open and understanding to the sensitivity of situations...I feel this experience has set us up for success. Everyone was so helpful and enjoyable.
May 16, 2021
Ivy B. - Emergency Responder
Absolutely loved our time here and have already recommended it to friends. Thank you!
May 16, 2021
Tracy D. - Civilian Partner
Excellent experience! Topics were very relevant and tools to work on issues were spot on and effective.
May 16, 2021
Tyler D. - Emergency Responder
A truly quality experience which offered tools for a lifetime of marriage. I feel like my husband and I are leaving stronger and closer than we have been in years. There is understanding between us now we have never had in our 15 years together.
May 16, 2021
Eden R. - Civilian Partner
RTR was instrumental to my understanding of my relationship with my wife of 14 years. I wish that I had this way back then - it would have helped navigate troubling waters.
May 16, 2021
Neil R. - Military
Wonderful and engaging staff all around. Lauren is great at what she does. And having Kelli and Jeff with her really made the experience very well-rounded. I would *definitely* return (but hopefully wait ;o)
May 16, 2021
Sarah O. - Veteran
Being a veteran and emergency responder, I was personally able to benefit from a lot of the focused RTR material. Well written. Having responders as part of the facilitators also made it much more relatable for me.
May 16, 2021
Jeff V. - Emergency Responder
A great weekend of learning and fun. Cannot wait to become an even stronger marriage after applying tips/tools. Would recommend for any couple @ any stage of marriage.
May 16, 2021
Ryan N. - Emergency Responder
Excellent, friends, facilitators. We had a great time reconnecting with each other in a stress free environment. Thank you!
May 16, 2021
Katie M. - Military
All of the staff members were wonderful.
May 16, 2021
Kris K. - Emergency Responder
This whole weekend has been fantastic. It has given us tools to implement in our marriage families.
May 16, 2021
Danielle N. - Civilian Partner
Staff and participants all looked like that had fun. My wife and I had a blast, and obviously learned something along the way. It was a wonderful weekend.
May 16, 2021
Ryan M. - Civilian Partner
We had done the Marriage Mondays series, so some of the content was familiar, but doing it in person and having quality time with my hubby was so much better. Having a weekend away was just as awesome as the content.
May 16, 2021
Nicki M. - Military
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and valued the time spent.
May 16, 2021
Erik S. - Emergency Responder
Thank you for doing what you do. I love my wife and appreciate any tool I can get to improve our marriage.
May 16, 2021
Daniel R. - Military
Great info/wonderful tools for life!
May 16, 2021
Tim R. - Emergency Responder
Very good practical advice. Loved the interactive exercises!
May 16, 2021
V.L. - Civilian Partner
Great talking points. Learned some things about my wife and I that made sense as to why we act and do certain things.
May 16, 2021
Derek L. - Emergency Responder
RTR is a great program. However, it feels less like a marriage retreat for good or "doing ok" couples...and more like an intervention for broken marriages. Several of the concepts were good, but felt like they didn't apply. [One activity] was spent saying "we don't have this issue...we navigated this years ago naturally!" This could however be more of an issue of expectation based on how our chaplain marketed the retreat.
May 16, 2021
Jon C. - Military
Was very helpful. Opened my eyes to things that can be used no only in my relationship but also with my daughter. Was a great weekend.
May 16, 2021
Susan T. - Civilian Partner
Great experience. Fun and energetic facilitator.
May 16, 2021
John R. - Military
The presentation and materials were spot on and very useful. The tools given during this class will help with real world issues. Great presenters as well.
May 16, 2021
Tom S. - Emergency Responder
I enjoyed all the tools they offered that we can use in our marriage. We've been married for 18 years and this was the first time I've heard most of the tools for relationships.
May 16, 2021
Kara S. - Civilian Partner
It was good to learn ways to better each other and communicate.
May 16, 2021
Odie D. - Emergency Responder
I loved having concrete steps outlined for the subjects addressed.
May 16, 2021
Rebecca S. - Civilian Partner
Wonderful! Amazing! I highly recommend for all my friends to sign up for this retreat. This has been the most engaging and fun retreat I have ever attended. I am leaving more energized and ready to tackle any challenges that the future might throw at us. I love the idea of prevention versus treating. I appreciate having new tools in my toolbox to ensure I have a long lasting marriage. I feel our marriage is stronger because of this retreat. I have no words to express how grateful I am for this opportunity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
May 16, 2021
Ari E. - Military
Wonderful retreat. Thank you so much for providing this incredible opportunity for our marriage.
May 16, 2021
Lencys E.
The speakers were funny and relatable with great stories. We have been on several marriage retreats in our 15 years of marriage and still learned so much on this retreat. We weren't huge fans of the venue (hotel), but the program itself was phenomenal ;o)
May 16, 2021
Shannon H. - Civilian Partner

Responding to Relationships Leaders

Stacy Dickerson
Responding to Relationships Project Director/Director of Sustainability

stacy@myrelationshipcenter.org

Daniel Rose
Responding To Relationships Project Community Engagement Manager

daniel@myrelationshipcenter.org

Sarah Burton Wells
Responding To Relationships Project Community Engagement Manager

sarah@myrelationshipcenter.org

Responding to Relationships Marriage Series and Retreat Dates

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Event Dates

Kick Off Event: June 17th, 2022
Retreat: July 29th-31st, 2022

Location

Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver Conference Center
13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011

Event Status

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