About the Program

Responding to Relationships (RTR) is a customized relationship experience that offers relevant and transformative skills to active-duty military, veterans, emergency responders and their partners. Each five-star series is led by relationship skills experts and co-facilitated by couples with first-hand experience in the field. 

Upcoming Series Dates

Kickoff Event & Weekend Retreat

Aug. 16, 2024 & Sep. 20-22, 2024
Oct. 11, 2024 & Nov. 8-10, 2024
Dec. 6, 2024 & Jan. 17-19, 2025
Feb. 7, 2025 & Mar. 7-9, 2025
Apr. 4, 2025 & May 2-4, 2025
Jun.13, 2025 & Jul. 18-20, 2025
Aug. 22, 2025 & Sep. 19-21, 2025

Please note, you must attend both the Kickoff and the Weekend Retreat.

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The RTR Experience - Event Agenda

Kickoff Event

Kickoff Event 6pm - 9pm

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 registered adults and children in the Ballroom from 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Saturday Night Date Night

A personalized date night for you by you! Need ideas? Click here, scan the QR code at the registration table, or ask your Community Engagement Manager.

Sunday 9am - 12pm

We’ll save our favorite content to close out the weekend. Please be prepared to be present for all program content, feedback forms, and exit surveys. And don't forget to get say 'goodbye' and get your 'thank you' gift before you depart. 

  • Breakfast is served for registered adults and children in the Ballroom from 7:30 AM - 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 required to complete the registration process and attend both the kickoff and weekend retreat. Select the dates that best fits your schedule

Childcare
Childcare

Space is limited. Childcare is available on a first come first-serve basis for both the kickoff and weekend retreats.

What Our Couples are Saying

I wasn't overly excited to come--there were a million other things I needed to do at home at work and at home. However, I also knew that was a short term win. All of our things would still be there on Monday. My relationship with my wife is something that will last me the rest of my life. We will move someday and we will retire someday. I needed to figure out the priority in my life and this was it!
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The opportunity to spend time together and focus on our relationship was such a gift and invaluable. We are both first responders and need all the help we can get to care for ourselves, our marriage, and our family. Thank you!
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent content, really gave us tools to navigate our marriage and skills to address issues in a positive way instead of floundering without a life jacket.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I felt everything was helpful and meaningful and presented in a way that would have maximum impact in the limited timeframe.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The RTR program was well-instructed, thorough, and I learned a lot of tools to improve my marriage.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
Was amazing! Leaving with multiple tools we can utilize in our relationship now and down the road. Also have a better understanding of my husband and of course free childcare is a plus!
May 05, 2024
Participant - Veteran
RTR was a great retreat to come to. This weekend has ignited emotions that haven't been brought up and now we are working together to fix them.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This should be a prerequisite of all relationships.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
...awesome info, wish we had done it sooner.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
...well-organized, fun, and engaging
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
Good concepts at a nice, slow pace with time to practice
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
All staff/activities were phenomenal and childcare was perfect!
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This was a time for us to focus on our relationship and to realize our struggles are normal
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Overall it is very engaging and insightful for our relationship. There are a lot of beneficial building skill to utilize.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
An amazing fun-filled weekend that brought myself and my partner closer together. We gained amazing skills and received great resources for the future.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was a great way to reconnect with my wife and put focus on us without life getting in the way.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
All staff/activities were phenomenal and childcare was perfect!
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This program gave me hope for my marriage.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Gave us all the tools to build our relationship
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
A fantastic retreat that all couples should do multiple times
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
Amazing info, well put together. It all makes a lot of sense and I enjoyed hearing this perspective.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Phenomenal facilitators, very relatable, funny, and knowledgeable. Love the transparency and vulnerability in sharing their own experiences. Good music choices as well :)
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
Great program...I will be recommended this to others in my department.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Reassuring to know that my husband and I practice healthy communication and have a nurturing partnership. Grateful to have learned addition tools to further strengthen our relationship.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR was a great experience and provided resources and knowledge will help us develop great habits. It is exciting to implement these habits into our relationship.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
I truly think all newly married or young couples need this course. Marriage is not always easy but RTR gives you the skills you need to step over the rocks and push forward.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
Great even if you don't feel like you need it. All couples should invest in their relationship and do something like this every couple years.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Really great experience. Fully recommend for all couples, civilian, military, and responder. Great for all.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
RTR changed my marriage and helped me see my wife in a whole new way and helped us become better parents and partners to one another.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The weekend was everything me and my spouse expected and more. The perfect balance of workshop and time as a couple. food was unexpected and great! Didn't know we'd be getting so many meals.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This was far above what I expected form a marriage retreat. This was an incredible series with great content and a very natural flow.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This was an amazing chance to step back from all the distractions in our lives and place our primary focus on us. We always want to but don't necessarily have the time or resources to do so.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
I've been with my husband for 4 years and I've always thought we've been so blessed and lucky to have such a great relationship, but after this retreat, I learned so much about my husband. It was a great opportunity to connect on a deeper level and I didn't even know we needed that! #GOKNEESTOKNEES
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
A great learning experience and bonding moment for both me and my wife. Learned about new tools to use in our marriage and spent valuable time with my wife.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Military
This was an amazing conference. I truly enjoyed the "are you enough?" Knowing my value and expressing my spouse's value was so important to us.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program was encouraging and helpful. It provides the tools needed for a firm marital foundation.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I felt like being in a room full of people with shared experiences and lifestyles helped me have open dialogue which i was worried would not be the case. also, they mentioned to look for one thing to take away and I can safely say I have many more than one tool to take home.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The content and time to [get] knee to knee with each exercise helped enforce activity and content.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent tools that we can use to build on and improve our understanding of each other the will improve our relationship.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Awesome! Great way to reconnect and put back what is first priority... my marriage.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Veteran
I enjoyed the program very much! I loved the activities, the lessons were great and I learned a lot about myself and partner and what we can do together to make our relationship stronger.
May 05, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Thought provoking.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Helped enrich our marriage.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Veteran
Amazing! Highlights several blindspots in our relationship.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
Great program that reminded us of some forgotten skills and taught us new ones. Thank you!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was a wonderful program. The speakers kept everyone engaged throughout all sections. They were also very relatable.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
...very informative, relatable, emotional, hopeful, overall very glad I took the course.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This was such a wonderful weekend connecting with my husband - we were able to expand our understanding of one another and bond.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Great program. Speakers very engaging.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent hosts and workbook/topics.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
While it's early days for our relationship, the tools offered were considerable and very straightforward. They provided us with opportunities to discuss and find patterns to stick to.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
I learned techniques to help understand my partner better. It was fun, engaging, and informative.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
...more ways to communicate.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This is a simple and easy program to work through and understand. Back to the basics is how we feel, which is completely important for a relationship. Had a great experience. Would totally do this again! Will share with dept members.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very helpful information in several areas of communication and effective relationship skills. Presented by people who have some of the same experiences.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Overall great program. Lots of great information and tools to use at home. Speakers did a great job relaying the information and making it fun and relatable.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
The program was very informational. I've learned many tips and tricks about what I can do to improve our marriage. learning to adjust when we can to help out one another.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
this event brought our 17 year marriage back to some useful basics again./ Reminding us and refreshing us on tools that are everyday and easy tools for us to have in our tool box. Many couples will benefit from learning these tools, so we will be referring our friends in the future.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Coming from a generation of law enforcement when asking for help was was frowned upon. I am so grateful for programs like this that have made it more acceptable I am so very proud that we are changing our culture.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program gave us some tools that will allow us to put things on the table more readily/easily.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Veteran
Excellent timing for our relationship and incredibly fun event. We learned so many communication and love techniques.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
It really helped me and my partner put "useful tools in the tool belt" and figure out the "how-to" behind all the things we knew/thought we should be doing (communicating, loving each other, trusting, problem-solving, etc.)
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Having been provided tools to work together on a strong foundation and future growth is important. This program provides this in a fun loving and caring way! Learning knees to knees in a productive way is beneficial.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I feel like we learned a lot of new skills that we are eager to practice with each other.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I really appreciated the time I spent connecting with my husband.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
...great tools. looking forward to using/applying these tools in day to day!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
...super fun atmosphere. Engaging speakers. Intentional activities and quality time with my spouse
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Before the first meeting on a Friday weeks ago. I didn't know what to expect or what my wife got me into this time. I couldn't wait to come to the full weekend retreat and it did not disappoint. Thank you Jonathan, Dave, and Sammy for sharing your stories with us. Without your personal stories, this retreat would not be as impactful.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
This was a great weekend. We were able to learn and understand communication techniques and identified things that we didn't realize were happening in our relationship. We now have a plan and tools moving forward.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
we have been married more than 21 years and there were still many areas that we were able to learn and take with us.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
My husband and I used this program as sort of a last attempt at saving our marriage. This program did just that. Jonathan, David, and Sammy were so engaging and really reminded us that we aren't alone in the struggles we currently face. I'd do this program over and over if possible
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I liked that the communication tools were "simplistic" and easy to implement in everyday life.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I was skeptical at first as I have had an abundance of counseling for many different reasons. I was pleasantly surprised on how effective the skills we learned and practiced here were. I'd recommend this program to anyone that wants a more effective way at communicating with their partner.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
many great tools and conversation starters were made available. A list of information to help identify where misunderstandings can come from was provided.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Veteran
Learning that there is no perfect fix but we have been given the tools to make it better. Thank you.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
We left the weekend with ideas and plans to help our marriage. There's a lot of information presented, but it's the presentations are engaging with couple participation, so it's not overwhelming. I would recommend it for couples in any stage of their relationship.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This is a fun, practical, useful, and needed experience. We have a much better way to communicate and express our needs and expectations.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
We've been married for 35 years and have struggled with communication in general for most of that time. This retreat was exactly what we needed to jump start our next 30 years. So many new tools! Thank you!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This was a great opportunity to put aside all the day-to-day needs and really focus on and prioritize our relationship. We were able to have some good conversations and figure out where we can put more attention to make our marriage even stronger and more enjoyable.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I enjoyed this retreat. The activities they prepped for us were really engaging and fun! We haven't been together too long to have had any issues with communication or showing love, but we were able to take this time to learn about potential issues that can arise and change the relationship, so now we have skills and techniques to practice so we can be ready for those bumps in the road!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
I enjoyed the time and concepts they gave to learn and connect with my husband again. The speakers are great and really relatable.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This program has made all the difference in just a weekend. My 18-year husband and I have struggled with communicating our love for each other. Now we know why and how to change that. The examples and experiences hit home, they made sense for the military brain. No other program/therapy has ever had that effect. We are so blessed! Thank you!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
The program applies to all walks of life and types of romantic relationships. We both found techniques that worked for us to improve our connection. The training was consistently engaging (thanks for the fidget toys! sincerely, ADHD adult!)
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I genuinely feel that the facilitators hit all the right notes throughout this retreat. The tools that they demonstrated and gave wicked bit icky benefit how me and my spouse interact, but also with how we interact with others in our life.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
The program is a useful tool for couples wanting to learn new skills in repairing their relationship. It's also a good way to spend time together. My husband and I are grateful we came to experience this program. We left with new information and a better understanding of each other, our expectations, and our coping methods.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Veteran
The concepts we learned were extremely eye-opening and more beneficial than I expected and hoped for. I am so inspired by the things we learned and the stories shared by others. I very much look forward to applying these techniques in our every day life. I look forward to becoming a better version of myself and seeing how it can improve my relationship.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
this program helped break down my wall and open up about my emotions. There were opportunities that made it fun to have the conversations I used to be too stubborn to have previously.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great program. Very engaging and relevant really appreciated the presenters sharing real stories. The level of detail put into this whole thing is impressive!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This has been an absolutely amazing experience! We received the gift of this experience when unknown to us at the moment, was much needed for us! Thank you very much!!
March 03, 2024
Participant - Veteran
I think this program does a good job of explaining the material and really helps bring forth conversation that are hard to have. I provides a good foundation that if used consistently can bring about change.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
I had a wonderful time at the RTR retreat. I learned a lot of valuable information that I feel will not only help me in my marriage but also with other important relationships in my life. The value of this program is priceless and truly appreciate the time, dedication and participation of everyone who cared enough to put this together.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Military
Feeling not alone in this journey of life is a bit of a boost to keep going! I love my partner more every day! Thanks to this program I can invest more into what's most important to me.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I wasn't sure what to exactly expect but I'm glad that we made the decision to come to this. It gave us better communication skills and brought up areas where we were stuck. Being in a safe place we were able to get unstuck and remind us what really matters... us.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Civilian
All couples regardless of time together should attend.
March 03, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This is a wonderful opportunity. The lessons and activities are fun, insightful, and relevant to the challenges in our relationship.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I am so thankful that we have been given the opportunity to learn the skills to build our relationship into something even stronger than it already was. Thank you!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This was an excellent program. The tools that were provided were insightful and opened my eyes to allow us to communicate more effectively. I have no doubt that we will continue to utilize these process to keep our marriage healthy.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Military
This time was much needed in our marriage. We all attend training pertaining to our jobs, but this opportunity to attend "training" on being a better partner was very valuable.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
We are always looking for ways to make our marriage stronger. Great tools for moving forward to mature love!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
The full day was a lot mentally. The entire program was so well-organized and managed. Very smooth. Hotel and food was great. The tools provided are valuable and I wish this was part of high school, college, academy, CEVs.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
...very insightful. good tools. seemed to be geared toward new relationships.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
...challenging but possibly relationship saving. Thank you!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
helpful tools
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
It was great, thank you for everything you do.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
We/I learned a lot of new skills for a better connection in our marriage.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Interesting information, useful, interactive activities are great.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This program was well organized. I learned a lot about communication.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Tools needed for the start of any couple
January 14, 2024
Participant - Veteran
The program was very engaging and hands-on.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Veteran
Very informative and great tools to help relationships.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
The content was great. it focused so well on improving relationships understanding each other's heads.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Solid program which provided different perspectives and easily applicable tactics.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Gain a new set of skills and tolls has deepened our connection and understanding.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was an amazing and eye opening experience to learn how to grow in our relationship and improve relationships with our family
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
A little more on people who have been married many years, most referred to new couples with little kids.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Veteran
We loved this retreat. It really helped my spouse and I communicate effectively .
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I came into this weekend feeling like we had a lot of work to do on our marriage, and now I REALLY KNOW that we have a lot of work to do. However, I feel like we can do it! I feel like we have some new tools to use with each other and our children. I feel refreshed and have focus to be able to work on our life together.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This was the best investment into our relationship I just wish I could have had it 20 years ago
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program far exceeded my expectations. I feel my marriage is solid and stable, but we learned some great new tools to stay on the right track and help raise our kids with new tools also.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This conference provided excellent instruction, tools, and prompted a lot of conversations and reminders to address issues that periodically need to be addressed in relationships. This experience will definitely benefit my relationship, not only with my wife but our children and friends and family.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Veteran
...immediate life changing tools such as the knees to knees and how to feel loved. Created so much value to the success and improvement of my marriage.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Military
Responding to relationships was a fun and real program that focuses on the unique challenges that military and first responder couples face. It's engaging and provides realistic and attainable tools to engage and strengthen your marriage and family. Loved the raw and real examples provided by the facilitators. Thank you!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
[RTR] definitely gives helpful tips on how perspectives and emotional responses of each partner is different. Tips on making your way and being aware of those differences will be helpful going forward.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Instructors were passionate about topic. I felt like I was in a safe spot it was great to do knees-to-knees multiple times to make it a tool in our marriage
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Retreat gave me hope to save marriage and deeper understanding of our love language and tools to use. I am excited to reconnect with my partner and pass on to my son so he knows these tools in future relationships.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This has been a great experience with my husband. We needed a space to be able to solely focus on our marriage and build skills to take with us throughout our whole marriage.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
It is valuable information that isn't taught in schools. Navigating relationships is hard and this is a great retreat.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The retreat solved a lot of our communication challenges that seemed impossible to fix. It was actually very easy and simple fixes and tools.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
We came in with a strong relationship and came out with a tools to make us even stronger. We were able to work on problems we didn't even realize was a big issue to each other. We loved it all.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
The RTR was a wonderful chance to focus on us. To remember why and what made us choose each other. Taking time to pause was very impactful to my thoughts around how I wanted to show up in the marriage and what I wanted it to look like.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This program is incredible! It teaches needed skills that we all should have been taught prior to relationships and marriage! It's taught in such a meaningful and memorable way!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Veteran
This is a great program! All staff involved were fun and approachable and it was nice to see them relate to the audience.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very organized and not too mushy. Relatable to our relationship personal stories and jokes were well played. Love the fun bucket.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program content was the perfect example of theory and data applied in practical and helpful ways. The instructors were knowledgeable, professional, and fun. The weekend flew by!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This program was amazing! It is well organized and the content is spot-on! I wish we could put every person through this program.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was amazing. It was very eye opening on things being able to focus on us make our relationship better.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Thank you for playing music during 'knees to knees'. We have a hard time talking about sensitive topics especially in front of others. Thank you for taking the stress of having tofu this weekend, what a wonderful truly appreciated gift!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I felt so supported this weekend. The honesty and vulnerability from our facilitators helped me absorb the tools they were teaching
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
I guess it was nice to reaffirm certain communication tricks and identity personality types
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
Overall the program was engaging and informative. I was skeptical at first but I'm glad my wife took me here!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Military
Just the right amount of easy to apply strategies and such an enjoyable weekend away.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
At 41 I wish that training was available to me at an earlier age. My relationships would have been more fulfilling and meaningful. Thank you for all you do!
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This weekend has not only been fun and engaging but extremely helpful and supportive of our relationship. I feel we learned some new skills/tool to deepen our marriage. My husband and I were also able to share some feelings around issues at home that needed to be shared. We felt safe in this environment.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
This was a wonderful weekend to reconnect with my spouse. To refocus our priority (relationshIp) to love each other. It helped provide us with practical and seemingly easy tools to keep us engaged, focused, and accountable. Thanks for the effort to keep marriages thriving.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
We had a good time connecting and hyper focusing on our relationship. The most meaningful part was taking multiple opportunities to discuss specific prompts during the retreat
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
...simplifying, clarifying, and presenting information for relationships/marriages. Makes for easing into the hard conversations with tools to address the issues.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Emergency Responder
This helped my husband and I understand things about ourselves and each other. We talked about subjects that we've been afraid to broach before and we've been given tools to take home with us so we can grow closer.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
From a civilian standpoint, I was able to witness that some of the challenges my marriage bace are similar to others. I am understanding in this first responder community, we are more than norm than not. Still, we face challenges and now I have tools to help me.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
We didn't know what to expect but came with an open mind. I'm so glad we did. We already felt that we have a healthy marriage but this brought us to the next level.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Attending the Responding to Relationships weekend retreat was a blessing to our marriage and family. We will continue to use the tools we were given this weekend to build our marriage for ourselves, our children, and future generations
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
I've been in therapy most of my life with almost 10 therapists and this was the most beneficial, useful program I've ever experienced. Thank you so being vulnerable, relatable, and realistic.
January 14, 2024
Participant - Civilian
Lauren, Sammy, and Dave are amazing!! Even though we've been together this long, we still have a long way to go and actually understanding each other. This course has given us the tools to be a better couple and this means a lot to me... to us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
Overall the program was great and made us realize we still have a lot to learn about each other to continue to make our relationship last and make it stronger as we grow. I feel the tools we have learned this weekend will be a great benefit to our relationship, now we need to implement them and make the tools a part of our everyday routine.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I really enjoyed this weekend and program. It was a very nice reset for my relationship. Thank you.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great event when you need to take a break from life and get back to what brought you to where you are today. Getting to know the ways of your partner and vice versa.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
We have been together 26 years. Through military and police service. We hwere encourage to attend by friends jus as a weekend away, and we are blown away by the insights we gained, both into ourselves as well as into how we work together as a couple.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This retreat was incredible from start to finish. I felt safe, cared about, and valued the entire time. Thank you for all the tools for our relationship. 
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
The program hit on a lot of important topics. My only callout was having more lil support could have been beneficial
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I love being able to have learn new skills. It helped me see what was working for us in our relationship and what needed extra focus.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Very engaged speakers. Affordable w childcare and room where it made it easier to attend. Fantastic food and decor throughout. Easy to understand presentations, fun and engaging activities and real marriage growth skills.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Non-threatening relationship retreat that hit on so many important areas of relationships and tools to work on them.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
A great program that made em feel as comfortable as possible discussing and addressing uncomfortable topics.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Many of the tools and topics opened my eyes to my partner's personality, love language, intimacy, expectations, etc. I have a better understanding of how we are similar and different in areas of our relationship.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great program that teaches you skills and gives tools to make your relationship better.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR was such an incredible experience that I think will truly leave a lasting impact on our relationship. We learned tools that I am excited to use because of how I think they will change our relationship for the better.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
There will be at least one very needed or revisited conversation you will have here with your partner. When you address it after the course, you will have a set of skills to approach those talks more effectively.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Very knowledgeable experience, loved the stories and shared personal experiences. In my own opinion I do feel as if shared personal experiences could be asked for or shared from everyone to further engaged everyone to see, learn, and relate and use as more examples for the workshops. It maybe help people understand and overcome situations more. 10/10 experience, have already recommended to friends and family. Thank you!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
The program has taught me a lot about myself and my partner that I feel will help us in the long run. We now have the tools to help us understand  each other's personality and communicate better. I feel the stories that was shared and experiences helped me see everyone goes through the same experiences in their marriage.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I had a fantastic experience! I took a lot more away than I really expected to.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
Exceeding my expectations! Literally everything that was spoken about was so relatable. They enjoyed the experience.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
This was an excellent opportunity to take time away from an extremely stressful job and spend time together connecting!~ 10/10 experience THANK YOU!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Enjoyed the program. Very organized and well delivered facilitators were great and relatable.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Practical and memorable content that can be recalled and used after the retreat in your real lives.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
This program is amazing! It provided us with tools that will help our marriage!~ We have been married for 23 years and you have given us hope.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
My significant other was and is unwilling to retain and apply the lessons taught. The coursework lessons are useless if 1/2 of the relationship is unwilling to use them. The program needs to more adequately address what to do in this circumstance. What to do when "time out" isn't enough.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
A great weekend to have to focus on your relationship and reconnect with your partner. This entire weekend removed all the barrier in making our relationship a priority.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Every part of this whole weekend ran very smoothly and effortlessly. I was very impressed with the execution. Also, great advice and tools given to couples that are very applicable. We plan to share these tools with others!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Program ran very smoothly with a lot opfo moving parts and logistical demands. Program components were very relevant and useful.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Informative, safe, attainable. Sometimes it's hard to have time to work on a military marriage. Being close to base and child care were big wins for us
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
Very useful and practical information that we will be able to use to strengthen our marriage daily. Thank you!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
Our marriage is my wife and I's alone. However, our thoughts, feelings, and experiences are the communities' and tribes' together. The outside support and community made us feel more confident.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Military
RTR was a good reminder that opposites attract. Defining how I operate and seeing how my partner operates was a good reminder of why conflict arises! We aren't broken, we are just different and need to understand how to operate within these constraints
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
My wife and I were very happy to refresh these skills. We went through marriage counseling because we wanted to learn better communication skills. We both learned somethings that were fun and new! Thank you so much for your devotion to others!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent basic knowledge to help promote a healthy relationship.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
No matter where you are in life, everyone needs this!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent, highly recommend 
September 17, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Great content and great presenters
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Good stuff! Good tools!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Loved having a safe space to focus on our marriage while also learning tools to continue the work at home
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Good stuff!!
September 17, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Generally good. More interactions and small groups
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR was a great opportunity to reconnect
September 17, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I can't recommend this program enough
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was the most focused event we have ever done for our relationship. Building skills to help us navigate the bumps that will come and  have come in our relationship gives me confidence that win will stay together.
September 17, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
...taught by peers using real-life relatable experiences was extremely valuable.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I loved that we had dedicated time to practice communication skills that are simple, repeatable, and helpful ini day-to-day life. The experience was incredibly engaging and fun! 10/10 would recommend!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Being able to learn and practice not only about what skills and how important it is to learn about healthy communication between me and my partner. But also able to apply the exact same skills and experience to my other relationships such as at a work setting or friendships. In a safe place is very much needed and precious.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
So glad to attend this retreat. It helped us connect together again. It showed me that some obstacles in our marriage were based on me. It opened my eyes to what or the lack of who I acted or behave. Or informational for both of us. Best thing we have ever done as a couple.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This retreat was so beneficial for us to see we are not alone in the issues we face in a long term union. it was awesome to learn some very easy tools to make our bond even stronger. I am so excited to share this journey with my spouse!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
All the speakers were great they did a great job.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This is our third time attempting to learn things on our relationship. We have a lot more time under our belt being married and going through issues ups and downs. I feel now it is a lot more absorbed and applicable to where we are as a couple thanks for the opportunity we wouldn't normally have.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Brought a lot of understanding and realizations about how we communicate and what we could do differently
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The presenters were open honest and real. Stories and situations that were relatable were shared. Activities were engaging and helpful
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was good to slow down and "see" each other again. Important to reconnect.
July 30, 2023
Participant
This program was wonderful and provided real life application.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fun weekend away!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was great and showed us a lot about our relationship.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Everyone in a relationship should attend RTR. I think 99% of people don't have the right tools or knowledge when they begin/are in a relationship.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great tools that no one talks about that can save a relationship.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Opened my eyes to many characteristics...
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Super meaningful, war, fun and for couples!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This program gave us the tools to improve and help our marriage without taking out the fun of it!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
I think it was very informative and beneficial for us and couple to utilize the tools we tend to forget when life goes on and we realize we neglect our spouse. This helped us reconnect with each other again. Thank you.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Absolutely--powerful for people in all walks of life.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
...great educational program m that gave us a lot of options for strengthening our relationship
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Believe in everything taught this weekend. Learned amazing tools and just what I needed!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was just what we needed on our budget. We also learned so much about one another.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
We learned a lot about each other and better ways to improve our connection. 5 stars for sure.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program ws a great integration. Additionally it helped increased and modify relationship skills. This experienced gave great skills.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
The program ws a great integration. Additionally it helped increased and modify relationship skills. This experienced gave great skills.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
A nice meaningful experience with spouse. Johnathan was very engaging and a great speaker. Thank you for caring about what we care about most.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
RTR is an awesome conference with tons of helpful info packed into a fun weekend!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
...remarkable program, completely helped me identify tools to better us.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Sammy and Dave were awesome!! the main reason we came and really focused. they were the most relatable and gave examples from their relationships. they were REAL about themselves and gave REAL problems couples face today.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Even in a very strong relationship this retreat gave us new tools to make us even stronger.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very good speakers loved the real world examples. I suggest to incorporate because every he hour or so. sometimes was hard to stay engaged just due to long periods of sitting. Overall it was great!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I appreciated learning my partner's side of things. Learning about character traits of others.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We had an amazing time! It really gave us tools to help our relationship!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
...would like more focus on the first responder aspect of relationship.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I can use these tools in all of my relationships.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This program helped me realize a lot about myself and my partner.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
It was great. So many skills to use within my relationship as well as in everyday life.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The retreat gave us a lot of conversation starters. My husband and I created a "parking lot" of topics we started during knees to knees but we weren't able to finish. Now we have things to discuss when we get home to continue the conversation.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was very eye-opening for my relationship but as I learned a lot about myself and being a parent.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The delivery of Johnathan is amazing, relational, and heartfelt. To hear real-life situations and put previously unknown things into words is going to help our marriage greatly. Perfect amount of humor mixed in with serious empathy. THANK YOU ALL.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
RTR is a wonderful way to reconnect with your partner and find new ways to address challenges in the relationship .
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR gave us tools in our tool belt to grow our marriage. We haven't touched on some of these topics since before we got married and we are so thankful for this experience.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was very helpful for us we learned more about our selves and each other thank you.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
I appreciate learning about my husband's personality traits and how it's not necessarily a choice for him. I also enjoyed the time to practice knees to knees so it can become a less awkward feeling.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I thought it was very valuable information that every couple should learn. It was amazing that this was free! Such an honor to be able to do this and better set my marriage us for success.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Program overall was great--good information and a good environment. Hotel and activities are great! Will be recommending to friends. The gifts were great!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It provided real-world, basic knowledge to make changes. The information was basic, however, and it can be applied to the complex unique individual challenges faced. t was a true game changer and was easily digestible.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The volunteers with RTR were very welcoming and honest about their marriage experiences.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
It was wonderful to focus on my wife and marriage for a whole weekend. It was extremely useful; my wife and I intend to do knees to knees every day after work. And the lion and beaver dynamic will stick with us moving forward.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
It was great information that was provided and we can't wait to implement everything in my relationship!
July 30, 2023
Participant
Excellent! Helped open our eyes to things about ourselves and each other!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Sammy David and Johnathan were amazing. We learned valuable lessons and we will be implementing them every day.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
I really enjoyed the time to reconnect and talk. It was helpful learning new things to help us navigate life and marriage in a difficult profession. I will recommend this to friends.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great information to help us see the big picture of the actual issues. Resources to help in the future when we are home. I am also excited to use the resources to find out my kids' love languages.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I was looking for tools to help me communicate better with my wife. I was also looking for her in understanding the underlying issues for my behavior and lack of consistency.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Had no idea what the weekend would look like. But so happy we went. My wife and I had an eye opening experience as to why we are on the way we are and how we won't change but can communicate with each other in mind from now on.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Sammy and Dave are indispensable to this program, between their stories that relate to the topics, to their ability to inject human into the material they really made this weekend enjoyable. Food was fantastic and the whole crew really took the stress out and allowed us to focus on each other and the content.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Coming into this my partner and I were concerned it would come off as corny and disingenuous. The material and real life stories and applications of the material from the staff made it relatable and understandable.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Great experience! We were able to learn some valuable tools to apply to our lives. After we learned about "who has the floor" we actually started to get a bit heated later with our kids and were able to use that tool to fix our problem. Thank you!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I thought our marriage was strong with a few bumps. I've learned where my wife is coming from, her traits, ways she communicates and see our relationship getting better and being happier.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program helped me and my partner realize differences and how to move forward through them.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I was very impressed with the entire weekend. It was very helpful, but I am a crazy dog person and would love more puppy pets.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Content: very helpful and practical exercises to strengthen relationships. Admin - they thought of everything. It made the weekend very smooth and efficient.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Very well developed program, super informative and provided great resources and tools for future use.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
VERY pleasantly surprised with the organization of the retreat. The speakers were so engaging, relatable, and fun that I was NEVER bored. Great use and respect of our time. Thank you so much!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The presenters were absolutely amazing. I don't have words for how truly remarkable they and this experience was!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Wow. It gave us tools we truly needed and will use for a long time. I loved that we were constantly practicing the tools with our partners as well.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
...further helped my partner and I understand the 'why' behind how we interact with one another.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Engaged leadership throughout the weekend. We really appreciated learning more about each other and will utilize the tools we are leaving with. Good mix of working time and free time to decompress.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
...amazing experience to see different perspectives.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Great real life examples from the people teaching and speaking.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Had a great time, thank you! :)
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was an amazing event. Well organized. Great presenters.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Veteran
The high energy of the presenters really helped the program.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Very focused on specifics. program leaders very authentic/genuine.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Amazing program and helpful tool to improve our marriage!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Best ever!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
I think the weekend retreat did such an incredible job on promoting connection within our relationship and helping us really bring ourselves back to the basics and understanding why we need these fundamentals.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This series and retreat was beyond amazing. It helped me to understand myself and my first responder former military spouse and how we can work together to succeed in life and our marriage. This was fun and a great learning experience as well as a great learning environment!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
What an amazing program for any stage of marriage! Activities are appropriate, facilitators fun and knowledgable. Material so powerful. Accommodations excellent. Experience: unforgettable and extremely useful!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
This program can easily be adapted to your relationship regardless of how long you have been together. SO many great tools to add to our toolbox for navigating those occasional storms as well as those "rocks" that can cause micro changes in a relationship.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We aren't ever taught the skills of relationships communication or marriage in schools. This experience gives everyday people skills tools and consciousness on imrpvoeing lasting relationships! This was our third marriage workshops retreat and bar none was the most beneficial one to date!
July 30, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was our first time attending a marriage retreat. To say that this experience blew our minds is an understatement. Everything was absolutely wonderful, and allowed us a safe space to really open up about topics we didn't realize we needed to talk about. Absolutely amazing job to Daniel Rose who was our contact person and to Dave, Sammy, and Johnathan for making it so personable.
July 30, 2023
Participant - Military
Great concrete tools to help and use in your communication with your spouse, even in stressful [situations].
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program was fantastic. I learned communication skills that don't just apply to my marriage but skills I will also use at work.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
fun; good, relatable stories/concepts, loved all the little gifts; more problem solving techniques; we identified problems, but still felt stuck and couldn't see eye to eye; more options for dietary restrictions; need more information on setting realistic expectations; great foundation for new couples. Very nice to have a event without the kids to focus on us.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program was excellent and put together very well. There was a lot of informative material, Lauren, Jeff, and Kelli were great instructors and provided very relatable stories and concepts. My partner and I both enjoyed the experience and learned strategies and more about each other.
May 21, 2023
Participant
...an eye-opening experience
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
Overall a GREAT experience. Well organized and accommodating with food, childcare, and extra private help if needed. Highly recommend.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
Knees to knees time was extremely important
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
We are always looking for ways to improve our marriage, and even after being married for coming upon 30 years we are still learning new methods to improve. It is important to look for ways to improve especially if you did not grow up with a model of what marriage should look like (A healthy marriage is important and time must be invested to nurture it) a big thank you to RTR for putting this event together.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program was fun and engaging the entire time. It provided essential strategies for conflict resolution I've never been taught before after being married 14 years and having attended a lot of marriage classes. Life-changing and eye-opening experience that will help in all relationships!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
Great explanation of basic relationship tools that are hard to do. When life gets busy especially with kids
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great educational value for all phases in life and relationships.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I learned a lot of skills this weekend which seem like basics but are hard in practice. My husband and I got to practice speaking in a new way regarding old problems
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Really appreciate the intentional time that's built in and emphasized to help grow into our relationship
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was a great way to reset our marriage. It was a combination of fun and serious topics while giving us tools to continue improving our relationship now and in the future.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Fun, informative, relaxing
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The basic skills for effective relationships are not natural to us despite what everyone thinks. rTR has given me basic skills to grow our relationship to be intentional and successful in a way I always dreamed about!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program has given us the ability to reconnect while not blowing our finances. It's also given us the skills to work on our relationship for the long-term.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Veteran
We've done several marriage retreats, each with its plus! This is the first one I've seen the [unique] personality characteristics. This was spot on and and gave a great insight into understanding personalities and impacts to relationships. Also loved the examples used to relate to relationship interactions [and activities].
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
This program made me think about critical areas where we have gaps or deficits w/o awareness. Many things I failed to look at my emotions but now I see the validity and criticality of these areas. I am excited for growth.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program provided wonderful tools to help build an amazing marriage!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We learned many skills to facilitate communication between both parties to help build trust and communication in our relationship.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We learned many skills to strengthen our relationship. It was an emotionally draining weekend but it set a foundation for a lifetime of marriage.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Positive skill to incorporate for any marriage at any stage.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
What a wonderful set apart time! We are so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the retreat weekend. We learned many new techniques to help our marriage thrive, and we were able to practice those techniques in a safe environment. The facilitators were authentic, articulate, and engaging, and we felt deeply encouraged by their belief in us and our marriage.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I absolutely loved the relationship series and retreat. The information was invaluable and the time with my wife was special and deliberate. EVERY responder couple should consider this a pre-requisite or ongoing training to improve their relationship.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We were given so many tools and talking points. The weekend gave us a much needed opportunity to focus on us
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I appreciate the effort put into this event. You did great so please don't take this as a negative. I feel using profanity made it less professional but I really enjoyed it!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
very helpful, lots of useful tools, felt closer to my wife
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great opportunity to focus on our relationship. We had been looking for a retreat for a while and am so happy the RTR retreat was recommended. Bonus that child care is provided on site as that's usually a disqualified from other retreats.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent and great opportunity to reconnect with your partner without spending a dime. That is awesome and a blessing.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
This was such a great weekend with insightful and practical tools to help grow and nurture my marriage as well as relationship with our kids.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program is a very good tool to understand each other.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program helped us vocalize what we expect and need in our relationship. It opened our eyes to what we were doing to help our relationship already and gave us new tools to further our relationship and understanding.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great experience with many tools we can use in the near future.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
...highly recommend, CEC's [continuing education credits] for a better relationship.
May 21, 2023
Participant
It's great! They thought of everything. relevant, meaningful, and impactful.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Lauren was great, passionate, and kept things on track,. It was nice having someone from the fire service as a facilitator to relay to real life
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was excellent for providing us helpful tools for engaging with my partner. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn and most importantly , practice communicating with each other. I feel more connected to my person and hopeful for the future.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I loved our experience with the program. It gave us space to talk about things that have been lingering in a safe manner.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great skills, clearly communicated and time to practice and reflect on skills.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Was just not a lecture but very experiential skills.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was a fun relationship retreat. I am leaving with skills and techniques that will help strengthen our relationship. I have learned to be a better partner to my partner.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Engaging, relatable, and well paced. Geared toward adult learner...
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Es una experiencia gratificante para la pareja. Te ayuda a reconectar con ella y te da herramientas que verdaderamente ayudan a mejorar tu comunicación ton tu pareja y a condecirla mejor.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Gives you a lot to think about and consider, gives tools you can apply to real life.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great time diving in deeper with my husband.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We had a hard time communicating and understanding each other. We both felt stuck in our marriage. RTR really helped by giving us tools and time to connect and really hear one another for the better. Thank you!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
RTR helps couples while amazingly not putting pressure on people for volunteering, allowing couples to isolate or mingle, staying on schedule for the weekend, not being too cheesy but still effective, and bringing an on-point staff who were approachable, friendly, knowledgable.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
helpful tools
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
Great program, should have done this a long time ago.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I really enjoyed all the sessions and the safe environment created to help us grow and learn. The techniques presented are relevant and are techniques we will implement in our marriage.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Highly recommend for couples that are married (newly, 1st, 2nd, long), or in a serious relationship.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This weekend has given my husband and I new tools to work on our relationship. I was able to learn more about my husband with the classes but also the mandatory date night we had. My love and appreciation for my spouse has skyrocketed.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We take CEVIs for our job all the time but we don't do it for our marriages. This retreat provided the time, resources, knowledge to apply this to our lives in a practical way. Thank you!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
My husband and I were in a really bad spot in our marriage just 6 weeks ago. We agreed to come to this retreat and try counseling as a last effort to save our marriage. Since we both love each other but were struggling to feel loved and constantly arguing. The RTR retreat has saved our marriage and we feel more connected than we have in years.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
RTR elaborated on the MANY aspects of a marriage. There are MANY things to focus on in a marriage and we become tunnel visioned. RTR gave us tools to navigate through the tough times but also gave us tools to be fun. This experience was life-changing. We are so thankful to have become a part of a safe and nonjudgmental community. Invest in your marriage and values.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program is very fulfilling and well coordinated. We had a great time and I love it. Whether your relationship is good, bad, so-so, I highly recommend. The staff really give it their all to pull together this event.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
Excellent program! Very organized, functional, relevant with no fluff
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
What meant most to me to this program is that it is designed for first responders and the instructors are able to relate. This challenged me more than I was, expecting but in a very positive and beneficial way.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I think that it was a great retreat that brought science and data to support why "things" are the way they are. Being a couple where both of us are responders, I was able to see that even we were not unique and we were able relate to Jeff and Kelli.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Gave the couples a safe environment to communicate about deep issues or concerns or even just how they feel in their marriage. A lot has been learned in the way of how our partner thinks in the sense of loving and respecting one another in a better healthier way.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Wish I had these tools 40 years ago. Great material. We learn from our parents and if they're dysfunctional, it gets passed down to the following generations as our "normal."
May 21, 2023
Participant - Veteran
One if not the best curriculum I have done for our relationship. Enjoyed the lessons and they really impacted our thinking of how we handle conflicts.
May 21, 2023
Participant - Military
This retreat was the perfect "back to the basics" training to give us the skills we need to respond to our relationship ups and downs. We have a private couple's counselor but these skills are often overlooked or preached without giving them the time to be practiced. Thank you all!
May 21, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Very helpful
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
Wonderful opportunity for my spouse and I to get away from home stresses and spend time as a couple
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
Wonderful content, especially as a soon to be married couple.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
A wonderful weekend of informative and useful material. We both feel better equipped for the future as our relationship progresses having tools and techniques we learned.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Presenters and materials were all fantastic. Very safe, comfortable. High-quality in every way. Loved that the focus was on interacting with my partner, not the group
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The personality identification was by far the best part and helped me really understand my partner's mindset more.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
This was very eye-opening on things going well and things that we needed to improve on.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
As an extreme introvert, I felt comfortable being here. They did not make me come out of my comfort zone which I highly appreciated!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program has been informational, fun, encouraging, and has helped us to connect in new ways!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Friendly staff, informational, helps to understand partner better.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very informative and having humor wrapped into it makes it infinitely more relatable.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
I was taught a lot of amazing tools to be a better partner and ask for things I need for my partner to be better towards me.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent for struggling relationships AND ones that aren't but just want more tools.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I really enjoyed the different approaches to getting the impact of messages across. I think this gave us some really great tools to move forward with.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Great info, presented in a fun and relatable way
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very well done and nice tools and info
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This retreat was enjoyable and reaffirmed concepts and info we have gained at other retreats, and provided new ways to look at them, along with learning new concepts which have brought us closer together!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very informative, educational, insightful, thought-provoking and enjoyable.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
A must at the beginning of a marriage middle and at crisis of a marriage
March 12, 2023
Participant
A great way to connect and grow your relationship
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I feel like they have introduced a new way to communicate and opened up my eyes to better understanding my partner,
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Really informative and relatable to my situation
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program was fantastic. We loved that the content was entirely evidence- based and inclusive of all people.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
I wasn't sure what to expect and I had on idea there were so many things that can be done to understand my partner and myself better. So much helpful information and tools to take home and try.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Many tools provided. More time to implement with assistance would be awesome. Although it is up to us to continue the work!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The RTR retreat was informative and beneficial. My wife and I both grew individually as well as together.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I really enjoyed getting information on how to reconnect with my spouse. The childcare was a huge help and not having to worry about them. I am glad to know we are not alone.... Thank you
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent event, extremely helpful. The date night is something hard to come by as a military couple. We are often far from home and don't have good help. Will share with peers!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
This program was vital part of our relationship growing to a healthy place where we could take on the world together instead of fighting against each other.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I really enjoyed having designated time to spend with my spouse. We learned skills that we could start using right away and we could see a difference in our connection almost immediately. The facilitators we personable and great at talking about relationships in a raw and realistic way.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Interesting, engaging information, skills, and tools, based on proven scientific research, relevant and effective for improving the strength of our relationship. ,
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
My wife and I appreciate the intentional time focusing on relationship topics that we often times take for granted in the business of our daily lives. This weekend will obsoletely help us maintain a healthier norm in our marriage.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
This weekend was amazing. I feel so connected to my partner. I feel like all of the tools were well taught and I have much better understanding of our relationships and how to make it better.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very put together. All three presenters were energetic and cared about the subjects. Having the wife of one of the presenters was extremely nice, allowed more perspective.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We were able to rekindle our relationship and are excited to use the new tools we learned for years and years to come.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was amazing. It was really fun and felt like a weekend away, but we also had some really deep conversations about our marriage
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I love the tools we were given to help us to move forward as a team in marriage.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I thought I knew a lot of tools to help overcome most marriage issues, but this conference reminded me that there is always more to learn. I really enjoyed this weekend.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very helpful. Intentional. Easy to relate and follow. Identified area's that were relevant. Provided guidance and examples we could interpret and work on applying. Productive use of time.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Excellent source of relationship information for new and seasoned couples to have a more meaningful journey with your partner.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was a great experience for my husband and I most connected and open we have been in a long time, and I am so excited to bring these tools home with us.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Despite being uncomfortable in the beginning the speakers and activities really made this enjoyable and educational.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Fantastic all the way around. Great information, childcare and time together. It helped our relationship.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was amazing to be in a knowledgeable and supportive environment where it wasn't "weird" to be in love.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This program is top notch. Everything covered is genuine, relevant, and extremely helpful.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The tools provided are practical and applicable. I wish every couple were able to experience this conference.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent weekend with practical tools for practically living a married life.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
The program brought to my attention a lot of parts of relationship that I never thought about. The only issue is I wish the program was longer because it was so helpful.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I was blown away by this retreat from the quality of the material being presented, to the comical presenters, to the thoughtfulness of the "swag" (gifts)
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I appreciated that this program has a number of "bite size" tools that we can use with our partner.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was a fun, interactive and thorough retreat that gave lots of practical tools and support.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Really break it down and useful analogies and activities to take home.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The RTR retreat was well worth it! We gained so many tools to take home, and were also reminded of some we had used in the past but drifted away from.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This is an exceptional program. At some point, I noticed things becoming more difficult in my marriage and I didn't know how to address the issues, or even what the issues were. This put words to my experiences and gave tools to move forward. I'm grateful for the time.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The facilitators were amazing. Their openness, perspective and humor made the weekend extremely enjoyable and beneficial.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
Fantastic! Very engaging and informative. Putting things in a much better perspective outside of just reading something.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Amazing, first ever instruction on how to build our marriage.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Well needed, everyone in a relationship or not needs to be exposed to this as early as possible.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
An amazing opportunity to take a time out from day to day grind and focus on the basics of the relationship that all too often gets pushed to the back burner. The tools taught are simple but effective and can be cultivated.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
This program added tools to my belt to utilize in order to build our relationship stronger.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Having time to reconnect and learn valuable tools was/is precious. I feel it has given us a clear path to save our marriage.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR was very helpful to learn more about myself and my partner. Learned better communication skills, conflict resolution skills and overall a better connection with my partner.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We loved it! It really opened our eyes and mind about who we are individually and how we are together! I'm excited to take what we learned and use it in our household but also to help me learn and grow to keep our marriage strong and lasting!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was truly the best marriage retreat we have attended. It felt personal. Daniel and Sarah have been incredible and feel like friends. Jonathan, Jeff, and Kelli were amazing speakers. Genuine funny relatable and transparent. The time flew by! We want our grown kids (4 boys all ARMY) to all attend. We are so grateful and hope you know how you all have impacted our lives! Thankful to God for you and this program!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I have already told my work friends about this program as I believe it is so important in the law enforcement community. This program brought my wife and I closer together and we are so thankful to have attended!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fantastic opportunity that every couple should engage in. So many tools were provided and beneficial to both of us. Thank you for what all of you do - amazing
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Absolutely fantastic - will definitely help our marriage moving forward! I wish we had this opportunity 20 years ago. I would recommend it to any couple and wish it was available every 5 years! Great presenters/teachers/volunteers!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
The program provided a safe space to learn and reflect about concerns and issues with how to communicate and show love and support to our partners. The program provided the tools in an approach that was easy to understand and use.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I had an excellent experience. I loved all the interaction with participants and the activities that were used really drove home the points they were trying to make in a memorable way.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was very well organized, fun and informative! The retreat was so good for our relationship and turned out to be relaxing and fun for our kids as well. 10/10 would do again
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
This was great! My wife and I got some new tools for our marriage toolbox. We can work on current problems and help prevent future problems. It also confirmed some things we have already done well. It is reassuring and awesome to know we are on the right path to maintain our healthy relationship!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great to not be preached to by some overqualified shrink. Awesome to hear and be taught by your peers!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
As someone in the "spouse of" group, I deeply appreciated the insight into my partner's perspective. The facilitators live and breathe this life and their sincerity shone through every word.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This program was phenomenal. I learned many skills that I can utilize in my marriage as well as with my children. I learned that I have areas in my personality that one are not as healthy as they can be. This program showed me that even with my struggle areas, I am not alone and I now have tools to work through whatever issue I may be having in my marriage.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great insight and presentation of ways we do and should interact. Fantastic presenters! All involved were so friendly! Appreciate Daniel for getting us coffee (out of his own pocket), Sarah for the amazing interactions, and Jeff and Kelly for the honesty! Will refer others! Best retreat we have attended.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Veteran
The divorce rate, and levels of anxiety, between married couples would decrease significantly if these tools were implemented. Great experience!
March 12, 2023
Participant - Military
Even being married 39 years and having attended this conference, we continue to learn more about each other and grow together. This conference created even more dialog and new, fresh understanding of my partner.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We have attended a lot of marriage retreats but was excited to see one geared toward 1st responders [and military] - we have a heart for marriages in this world of 1st responders - we like to check it out to know if it was a good program for fellow officers.
March 12, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Was great. Kept the topic short and gave time to implement scenarios in our marriage.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
Loved being able to have a "neutral zone" to reflect and communicate our relationship
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent content, just too short to address some of the more significant issues in the relationship based on trauma, and lack of communication.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
A fun weekend learning great skills that could be applied to all sorts of relationships - spouse, family, friends, coworkers. I think everyone could benefit from this program.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
My husband and I felt like we were in a good place prior to attendance, but now I feel extremely confident and excited for the future knowing we have the tools to navigate anything.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fun, engaging, relatable. Appreciate the facilitators being real, vulnerable, showing real life situations.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
It was great, engaging, so useful! Can we do it again? An awesome idea would be a "reunion" weekend see how it's going.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent and accessible content. Great accommodations. The childcare is an amazing benefit and I love that they are doing more than just watching movies in there! Overall, this is very well thought out and executed and satisfies a need that we all have.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Provided the time, space, and skills to address the issues in our relationship that were making us want to part ways! We are now motivated to make it work.
January 15, 2023
Participant
Excellent instruction and topics. Real life applications and time to put it into practice. I loved all the swag that we got. The food and hotel were awesome. I am going to tell everyone I know about this.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We came into this with some hesitations, didn't want it to be like a "couples' counselor" and we loved it. We hope to put these tools we've learned into action in our everyday lives.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Fun way to bond and connect!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This was such as incredible fulfilling experience. I need this every 3 years as a refresher! It was so great connecting and thinking a different way and learning about my spouse.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
I feel that this is all great information for anyone in the first responder field.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was amazing! It got my husband and I speaking in ways that we never have in all 11+ years of marriage! I was pleasantly surprised that I took away so much that I can apply to parenting as well! Thanks RTR
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The tools that we have been given would be beneficial in every marriage. This was great and feel blessed to have been able to take a part in it. I appreciate everyone involved. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and the program will forever be in our prayers.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Amazing and powerful experience giving tools my partner and I we have not learned before.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This is an excellent opportunity for couples to enforce their love. Learning more ways of love language. Knowing the difference between [personality styles] was a key for me to understand my husband's priorities.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Program was amazing. Took effort to ensure we were comfortable.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
I think the program was truly fulfilling and well worth the time commitment. We were given so many helpful tools that I'm excited to use.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Gives you tools to help understand your partner, how and why they feel, what they do and how to communicate with them.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This experience was incredible. Everything was taken care of for us so we could spend this weekend focusing on and connecting with each other. I feel each "knees to knees" brought to light issues/topics of discussion in our relationship that needed to be addressed. Thank you so much.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
My wife and I really enjoyed the program. The weekend was fun, engaging with lot of practical no-nonsense actionable ways to improve your relationships. After 10 years of marriage, we have an even deeper understanding of each other's needs, communication styles and languages.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
We thoroughly enjoyed the presentations of the material and the facilitators using humor. The real-life honesty and examples of their lives made them relatable and made the material "stick" better. We have a good relationship coming into this, but this was just what we needed to grow in our relationship and have a deeper connection.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
We had a wonderful weekend. The facilitators were amazing! We learned so many things that we will use daily. Thank you
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We received amazing tools and tactics how to better understand each other.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We came into this weekend separated. We leave connected and hopeful. Thank you
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Great program and makes a reconnection with your loved one. Also helps understand and promote what is needed in the relationship.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I have learned critical skills during this program that will aid me in the future. I loved the structure of lesson, activity, then knees to knees. It was engaging and thought provoking.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Lauren is amazing!!!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
From the first day to the last second of the final day I learned a lot. This program has helped me understand my partner in ways I never thought of.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
Lauren was awesome, I had hoped she would speak more. [The co-facilitators] were hard to relate to. I did gain skills in the form of communication danger signs.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
RTR helped us understand each other better and show us some reasons for why we are so different and have trouble communicating. Hopefully we can utilize the skills we learned to improve our conflict resolving.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Me and my partner always knew we were operating on different wavelengths, and the way we showed our love was not the same but we didn't know what or why. Responding to relationships helped both of us understand how we love and how we operate in our marriage.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
...Excellent facilitators that were real, vulnerable and enjoyable to be around and listen to.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
What an amazing weekend! I feel like the skills/tools I gained will truly help my partner and I achieve the relationship we always dreamed of - one where we both win and thrive facing life challenges together, as a team.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
From childcare to relationship advice everything was amazing. I came here as a save attempt due to the lack of communication. Divorce was our follow up if this wasn't a success. But because now I understand my partner, we should never get there again.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
Absolutely wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my wife in a beautiful facility with awesome facilitators and delicious meals. This was an absolute home run experience. Thank you for this opportunity.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was so much more fun and effective than I expected. The exercises and delivery really helped us cement the concepts experientially. The facilitators were amazing and kept my attention the entire weekend. It was a 5-star experience!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This course/workshop should be required in responder academies as part of the curriculum! All of the activities and the knees to knees were extremely helpful and we learned lots of new skills and tools to use in our marriage.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Amazing experience and something I would never had expected. The people, from top to bottom, are doing great work and I hope this type of learning experience can be shown to more people. This aspect of life is so hard to learn about alone without judgment and stigmas that RTR is fulfilling that lack of knowledge of ourselves and others.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Exceeded my expectations. More than I expected. Successfully distilled complex topic into understandable and simple terms with techniques that are easy to remember and apply in daily life.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
I learned some valuable tools to help keep prioritizing my marriage to push through the hard times and be more appreciative of the good.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The facilitators are clearly invested in positive outcomes for the participants I am full of gratitude for you Lauren, Sammie, and Dave. Thank you!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
This weekend was amazing. It forced my husband and I to carve out time we know we need but never make time for. We were able to talk about issues that feel like nagging in everyday life but normal during this retreat.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Excellent program! This was such an incredible experience for my wife and me. We would never had made time to sit down and have these meaningful and productive conversations about our marriage. All of the tools we learned during this weekend will continue to support us for the rest of our lives. Having the whole thing paid for and getting a weekend away was a huge bonus and made the experience much better. Thank you!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
An excellent retreat full of great education. Applicable and meaningful tools. would definitely recommend and attend again. Reconnection for our marriage we didn't know we needed.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Learning all the different tools helped give me such a better understanding of who I am and what I want and need from my partner and vice versa. These tools will help me with all my other relationships.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
A great opportunity to improve your relationship! Even if you think things are great in your marriage.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I loved attending the retreat. It was great quality time. We were afforded a wealth of tools that helped us understand each other better. There were a lot of "ohhh" lightbulb moments.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Very beneficial. The instructors were energetic, knowledgable, and passionate. Their personal stories give an insight that cannot be matched. I wish I would have been introduced to a program like this at the beginning of my marriage over 20 years ago.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I I had this 20 years ago, my marriage would be different.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Gave us the tools to have meaningful conversations. Opened us up.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Truly great to learn with my spouse in an intentional and digestible/accessible and then applicable way. Was awesome to have someone else provide logistics solutions--childcare, meals, breaks, "figets" --very well thought our and executed!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Thank you for providing the space and time to equip us with the tools to become successful in our marriage.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
Great overall program. Great tools and techniques for successful relationship.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
My wife and i have been married for 17 years. As a military family our challenges, struggles, and daily norms are not common to the rest of society. The RTR curriculum focused on issues that my wife and I struggle. The retreat was life changing because it allowed us to discuss those uncomfortable conversations.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
great material / condensed / easy to digest
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
Grade = A
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was very apparent that the organizers and presenters genuinely care about helping people. This was a well-organized event.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Thank you so much for offering this weekend to us... and for free! My husband and I are both cops and have been feeling the pressure of work and major changes on the job recently. so, this weekend was nice to get away from the stress of that. It was very nice to focus on us and our relationship. Being around other people/couples experiencing the same thing was encouraging as well. The free childcare was amazing too. Thank you.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR has been great for us. It allowed us to have conversations that would have otherwise never happened. We were able to clearly state what we're expecting from our marriage and give us a language to help with that. I'm so grateful for this opportunity.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This program has given us some fantastic tools to help to maintain and improve our relationship. it also opened our eyes to somethings we have been doing poorly but also well. I think that this will definitely help improve our relationship.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
I needed this. the material given, talks, and tools will stay with me for life. We will use this time in our life with family, friends, and work forever. THANK YOU. This should be a required class before marriage. We would have much more happier people in the world!!!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Helped us discover new techniques for improving our family.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
The opportunity to have uninterrupted and meaningful conversations just as a couple was powerful and so refreshing.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
Provided several useful takeaways that we can incorporate into our daily lives. Learned better ways of modeling communication to our children.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
I feel that this is a good program - especially for couples on the fence the specific and measurable skills learned this weekend will be very helpful in creating a healthy environment at home and in our family.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
RTR was an amazing experience! Love how it is built for all fire, police, ems, and veterans. Definitely make the experience more enjoyable being around the same type of people.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
We had a really great time and got some new tools for our toolbox. Kids had a great time too.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Civilian
This weekend was amazing! So many new tools and coping mechanisms were learned and I'm excited to use them! Kids had a blast!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Wonderful experience, gained lots of tools to communicate with my partner.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Loved being open with my partner, having those heart to heart conversations.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Super fun and interesting content. You guys are funny!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
More than just a skills workshop...we relate to the staff and to the other participants made us feel less alone in our struggles.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Veteran
Great event all around with excellent tools to put in my marriage tool bucket!
January 15, 2023
Participant - Military
We have been married for 22 years. We have been to past marriage conferences (early in marriage) and this was a great refresher. There is great need in society for education like this (especially in emergency responder relationships). This content should be offered and taught in departments. When you support the primary support system of responders, you improve the longevity of their response careers; their wives and the lives of those they love.
January 15, 2023
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very informative for couples that need it.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Very valuable and engaging. Really appreciate the practical tools.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
A marriage workshop on communication for military and first responders only.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
We (my husband and I) are fortunate to see we are using a lot of these techniques already, but didn't realize it. Knowing the details and "whys" as to how we are the way we are was like a light bulb coming on. The program reaffirmed why we need to continue approaching our communication in a healthy way, especially for our children.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was helpful! I am hopeful that this program will help progress my marriage in a positive direction.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Great program! Really helpful to myself, my wife, and my daughter too. The whole family! Would recommend to family and friends. Thank you again for this wonderful time and experience.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
The [personality] review was the most helpful for me to understand why my husband and me are different. But in a healthy way. I loved it! Learning break patterns is so important if one gear isn't working it effects the whole system.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Amazing tools to navigate marriage.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was a great chance to unplug and reconnect with each other while improving our relationship skills.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great program! Excellent, science base tools that I feel will help give me the tools and knowledge to help be a better spouse.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Helped me understand my wife more, of how she communicates, her personality, then love her well.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
The program pointed out the most important pieces of information that we lack in our marriage. Every information was educational, and I believe will be helpful to the success of our marriage and relationship.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Learning about individual differences and how to work through them and accept each other to reach the end goal. A happy and fulfilling marriage. All the speakers were phenomenal! Thank you for providing quality care for our kids too and allow us time to nurture our relationships!
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
It was nice to get away with my partner and to learn new skills. It was also helpful to see that we aren't the only ones who struggle with communication and expectations. I feel more hopeful that we'll be okay.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great experience, some new tools to use in the future. Opens the door for communication. We have been married 32 years and still are learning about each other and the ways we need to communicate effectively.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Provides useful tools to help relationships succeed.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
This was a great chance to unplug and reconnect with each other while improving our relationship skills.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
The program was amazing, I had fun, and learned new skills to help me be a better husband and father.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Responding to Relationships was fun, eye opening, and definitely brought us closer together. It brought us to realization about some of our flaws and what we can do better. It gave us some tools and techniques to use in the future.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Amazing program to bring couples back together and learn how to move together in the future.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of information that was given throughout the workshop. It was fun, engaging, and beneficial for our marriage.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Extremely helpful, several tools were given and taught that will help my marriage improve moving forward
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Excellent. Refreshing topics, almost a revival for our love. Presented tools to use in our marriage going forward.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
I have never thought this deep into relationships before and always chose either my daughter or work over hers.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
This program is amazing. The amount of information and tools we gathered will only allow us to grow deeper together. .
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Awesome presentations. So helpful to get more items to help my relationship be better.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great content with a lot of ways to implement strategies for a better relationship.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
A great class for all couples at any stage of their relationship. Great skills for the whole family.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Life changing experience learning my partner over again. Definitely an eye-opening humbling experience. I learned tools that will not only better my relationship w/not only partner, but friends and family as well. I intend to apply those tools to my everyday life moving forward this saved our relationship.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The facilitators made the retreat fun and entertaining and kept us engaged.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
It was helpful overall, can't hurt to try it out.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
This has really helped us connect the missing dots we were needing to connect the lines in our toolbox. We have better ways to handle tough situations, communication better, and love greater.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
This was a great program. For me helped us focus on what's important in our marriage and how to handle issues and struggles that may arrive.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Great way to learn new tools for a good marriage and learn more about your partner to keep them happy and loved.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
It was beneficial. I do think some topics we took too much time going over and I started to lose focus
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Much like keeping a car running smoothly it's better to keep things tuned up before it begins having problems.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Thank you. Great experience. Good tools for continuing to improve relationships and connecting at home.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great content!! Highly recommend to other military couples. Wish we had discovered earlier.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Time so well spent! We learned valuable skills and discovered several mistakes in our past. That could have been avoided.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Amazing course to teach the basics that are the fundamentals to having a successful/sustainable relationships.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Military
Excellent program and identified with 1st responders' needs! The atmosphere was organized and comfortable.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Breaking down the different parts of how we relate, how we communicate, and the ways we don't communicate. We are leaving with some real tools to help us navigate our marriage, deal with surprises, and understand the person we are married to .
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Even after 30+ years of marriage, we reconnected and recharged our marriage - it's never too late and every marriage will benefit no matter how long the relationship has lasted.
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The skills and tools taught in the RTR program should be a requirement for every couple! This program is exceptional, and I highly recommend it to every First Responder couple, regardless of their marriage condition (ie great or struggling) Thank you to all the RTR staff!
November 13, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I loved the reality that was put into this talk.
November 10, 2022
Participant - Military
I loved getting to understand my husband better and why he feels the way he does/his love language/communication style.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This is a must do retreat for married or engaged couples. The skills taught were comprehensive but clear. Would not have changed or traded this experience for anything.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Military
Very basic but nice as a refresher or a beginner. It was too cold in the banquet room. More variety of food/beverage choices would have been nice.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
It's BOMB! We had a ton of fun. The tools are useful. It's not a huge group, which is great. But it's big enough that you don't have to talk to anyone but your partner (and we so appreciated that permission the first night) 10/10 would recommend and attend again. The perfect blend of chill and fun (I loved the fidgets on the table and all the interactive activities), but also so meaningful and helpful. AND FREE!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Good overall. Allowed self-perspective along with understanding partners. How to communicate better and the need to open things up for discussion. How to better understand the root of the problem.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Allowed time for my partner and I to focus on each other away from all other responsibilities and gave us tools to continue it at home. Speakers were amazing genuine people who kept us engaged the whole time
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Life changing. I believe this retreat is a turning point in our relationship. Can't recommend this highly enough. Just do it and invest in your future!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Worth every minute, learned so much and have so much easy useful information to take away.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Military
Allowed time for my partner and I to focus on each other away from all other responsibilities and gave us tools to continue it at home. Speakers were amazing genuine people who kept us engaged the whole time
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Life changing. I believe this retreat is a turning point in our relationship. Can't recommend this highly enough. Just do it and invest in your future!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
It was amazing! The speakers were phenomenal. They were all amazing speakers and know how to engage us.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Program really helped with learning how to communicate with my partner. Having the last two days just my partner and I really helped us re-connect.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I love learning tools and strategies to better our relationship. Life will always throw you curve balls and we've committed together, so having these strategies will help us continue to grow.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
RTR made sure that we got the most out of the program by setting expectations from the very beginning. Starting with the commitment call and going into the kickoff event. Providing childcare made this retreat possible as without it. We would not have been able to attend. The hotel stay was a refreshing change of environment and allowed us the opportunity to reconnect.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I'm amazed at how much of the relationship is about perception and understanding that just because it means something to me does not mean it is important to my partner and not acknowledge it causes problems.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Veteran
Very good tools to take home and use for day to day.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was an engaging, fun, and informational retreat! Learning new things is an invaluable tool for my relationship. The speakers were amazing and real. The examples were great and tangible. We had a great weekend!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Overall, it was an excellent experience, and I would highly recommend.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Worthwhile- spent time w/ spouse is always important. A chance to get away from interruptions of work.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Good perspective to begin the conversations and know it changes as we change.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I loved getting to understand my husband better and why he feels the way he does/his love language/communication style.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great opportunity to refocus and connect with spouse.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
After going to many relationship series and retreats this one is by far the best. Gave many tools to use to better our relationship.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Military
An amazing opportunity to step to the side of life's demands and focus on the greatest challenge: your partner. Being given the tools to turn your relationship into the greatest reward is indescribable. Thank you to Jonathan, David, Daniel and Sammy and to all the team who gave us this gift!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Military
Loved the focused time for our relationship! Having food and hotel provided made this possible and less stressful.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Instructors delivered messages in an engaging and informational, relatable level for everyone involved.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program was an excellent introduction to tools and skills to have a more positive life experience with my partner. Would love to be able to have a follow-on event a year or so down the road to re-visit these skills.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Veteran
I honestly never could have imagined this experience would be as awesome as it was. I truly felt as if the entire experience was too good to be true. Everything was top notch from initial communication to completion.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I was very apprehensive when my wife told me about this retreat. When I think of a retreat, I automatically assume some type of kumbaya type of weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the weekend and the series. The presenters did an amazing job keeping is engaged and making the information/concepts relevant.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program gave us excellent tools to know ourselves and our partners and tools to better communicate with each other and work to strengthen our relationship.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I'm so glad that we're doing this-learning these skills-now rather than once we need them. We're learning to be intentional about the things that used to come naturally before we settled down. I really loved all of the staff and hope to keep up with the program.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
We truly value and appreciate the opportunity to connect as couple. To sweep the rocks away, learn new ways of communicating and commit to a strong future as a first responder couple.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great, focused time with my partner!
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Knees to knees opportunity are such an easy yet underrated opportunity to meaningfully and intimately connect with your partner, and this retreat provided a great stage for those opportunities.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Great resources and staff to keep you engaged all weekend. Topics were on point and designed for couples. Related discussions for 1st responder/military scenarios.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This program took my marriage from a really stuck and stressful place and brought it to a place of understanding and awareness. I feel like these tools are going to change things and make them better.
August 02, 2022
Participant - Military
Overall, was a good reminder of healthy relationship foundations; loved having time with each other that was uninterrupted.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
A beautiful weekend spent understanding my partner and investing in our marriage!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Eye opening experience. Learned great new ways to hear and communicate better with my wife.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
Amazing opportunity for 1st responders! gained good tools to use in our relationship.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great reminder of the tools to use for success and relearning to put the work in to make another 13 years.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This program provided us with tools to enhance our marriage. We had a basic understanding of these tools, but now we truly understand how to use them.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
Eye opening! This weekend not only reconnect us, but explained so much to help with current struggles in our relationships to rocket towards a better future for our marriage and family.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
RTR gave us practical tools and skills to "fight" respectfully and talk through problems. It opened our eyes to certain situations each of us walk through daily and how the other feels and processes.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Full of practical real world take aways that can truly change the dynamic of your marriage. Wish we had learned this years ago.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Through this retreat, I learned that my marriage wasn't perfect. But I gained a lot of tools to enjoy even little mistakes.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
Found it fantastic - given tools worth while - would come back in a heart beat to continue to learn and practice and share with others. THANK YOU.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Great location, loved that kids were taken care of, some sessions too long, need more breaks.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Veteran
This was a great experience! It was refreshing to take time for our marriage and learn about each other and have the opportunity to grow as a married couple.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Eye opening. I enjoyed having fun with my husband and learning new things. We met some great people we can connect with. I feel a lot lighter and not so heavy. Truly a great experience. I have been with my partner for 15 years and this was the first time I feel we understand each other.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Really enjoyed the entire experience - staff was wonderful and engaging throughout. Appreciate the tools and tangible examples for how to navigate our relationship.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
This was a great program. My husband and I learned a lot. Thank you!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
I came in not sure how to approach conversation and literally all subjects were opened and easily shown in ways to ease into a convo. I will use all tools for years to come.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Fantastic value: time together, nice hotel, great outdoor, good food - couldn't have done this without the childcare option! Thank you for recognizing that it's hard for shift workers to get childcare to begin with and taking that off our plate so we can work on our relationship.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
A very grounding experience that supplied tools for the betterment of our relationship in the future.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
The content and tools were spot on to first responders and their partners!!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
RTR was a fun and engaging experience. The series explained what a healthy relationship looks like, but most importantly it provides you with the tools to achieve a healthy relationship.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
I definitely feel Sunday was the best day. I feel like doing exercises are so beneficial.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Very good start to helping with first responder relationships.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
This was such a wonderful retreat! I learned many tools to help our marriage thrive and grow. We have a lot of takeaways and will be using many of the tools learned!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
The program really opened my eyes to the possibility of having a relationship with healthy and productive communication.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This weekend has been amazing to get away with the family and knowing the kids are in good hands.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
We have been married for 21 years. So often, we have friends, family, and co-workers look to us and say how much they envy our relationship and commitment to each other. What they don't realize is how hard it actually is. Marriage takes work and strong communication and understanding of each other. I'm thankful we had the opportunity to engage with RTR. We have opened up so many aspects of our marriage that neither of us realized were having a negative impact. Thank you for all the tools, strategies, and most importantly the time you gave us TOGETHER to work through so much. This service is much appreciated.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
RTR allowed us and helped us reconnect and gave us the tools to have a healthier relationship moving forward. I went from worrying my marriage would end to having significant hope and confidence.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Very good program! Speakers are great!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Curriculum/information was good, but we needed a little more interaction and standing breaks to really take it all in.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This was a very constructive program to help us help ourselves in our everyday life.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I've been to several marriage seminars and this by far is my favorite. The material is approachable and I resonate with it much more than other programs. It's unique for other programs in a way that appealed to me. I like that this program was for military and first responders.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
This was great.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Attending to RTR opened my eyes to the important things in our marriage, home, and ourselves. It showed me I love my husband and our being together. We have just had some ricks and moments of silence get in the way...knowing and learning how my spouse receives love and appreciation is different than me. I can work on that.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Veteran
Unexpected. Lots of tools for my tool box. New/important focus of values.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Brought lots of things to light for me as someone who is emotionally unavailable from many aspects.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Military
This program has been a great opportunity to reconnect as a couple and learn new skills to make our relationship stronger.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Incredible opportunity to learn valuable forever skills to help facilitate better, more meaningful communication in our marriage.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
I feel like this retreat has refreshed our relationship and given us new tools and fresh hope for the future.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Speakers were engaging. The sharing of experiences was educating and made it more relatable. The materials were engaging and made it easy to participate and get a better understanding. Great program.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The skills we learned are super valuable to our marriage. We are inspired to continue putting the skills into practice and leave a legacy of love for our children!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Needed for all relationships, new or old, with or without issues. Amazing staff, knowledge, gifts, and just overall amazing experience.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
This was an extremely educational and valuable weekend full of useful information that we will be able to use instantly and for years to come.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Veteran
Great reminder after 25 years of marriage to refocus on each other's needs and desires in order to grow the partnership together. "Happy spouse, happy house" takes both of you working in tandem.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
The program had a lot of surprising facts, and has provided me with tips and tricks to not only help my marriage but also the relationship I have with my children.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
Incredible experience. It has given us tools to be successful as we continue to repair and improve our marriage. I am recommending this to my entire crew.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
We were able to communicate in a judgement free way.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Civilian
During the retreat, we were able to find and give forgiveness and find a path forward. The activities varied, and I HIGHLY recommend this program to EVERYONE!
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
Amazing program! Has given us the tools to have a fulfilling and loving marriage.
May 15, 2022
Participant - Emergency Responder
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

Sarah Burton Wells
Responding To Relationships Community Engagement Manager

sarah@myrelationshipcenter.org

Kelli Norden-Gilchrist
Responding to Relationships Partner Engagement Manager

kelli@myrelationshipcenter.org

Upcoming Marriage Workshop and Retreat Dates

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Kick Off Event: June 21, 2024
Retreat: July 19-21, 2024

 

Location

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

Event Status

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Event Dates

Kick Off Event: August 16, 2024
Retreat: September 20-22, 2024

Location

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13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011

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