DIY Marriage Experience

Hilton Inverness Hotel
Englewood, CO
April 12-14, 2019

When spring fever hits, we list ideas for Do-It-Yourself projects! With the right tools, any project feels easier. Refresh your relationship at the DIY Marriage Experience, a 3-day weekend marriage retreat. Add your relationship to your DIY list, and gain practical and powerful tools to give your marriage a tune-up that lasts.  

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Why Attend?

HEAR FROM PAST ATTENDEES

Register for the DIY Marriage Experience and learn from some of the best marriage and relationship experts in the country on topics including:

  • Communication
  • Money
  • Sex
  • Intimacy
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Parenting

We will host some amazing local and national speakers who are experts in the areas of relationships, money, and sex. You will also get to choose from a full agenda of 8 different workshop topics throughout the weekend.

Agenda

KEYNOTE AND WORKSHOP TOPICS

Friday, April 12, 2018 
3:00 pm - Hotel Check-In
6:00 pm - Registration Opens
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Welcome and The Art of Conversation Paint Night

Saturday, April 13, 2018
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Morning Keynote Session 
10:15 am – 11:45 am - Breakout Session 1
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm - Lunch Keynote Session
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Breakout Session 2
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Couple DATE NIGHT!

Sunday, April 14, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am - Breakout Session 3
10:45 am – 11:45 am - Closing Keynote Session
11:45 am – 12:00 pm - Event Closeout

Rates 

(per couple)
$249 - Early bird registration (before 3/1/19)
$299 - Standard registration (after 3/1/19)
$199 - Special rate for groups of five or more couples. Call 720-488-8888 ext. 203 for more information. 
$0 - Scholarship for military couples
$0 - Scholarship for emergency responder couples

Limited scholarships available for active duty, reserve, veteran, and emergency responder couples. Childcare is provided but limited, and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Preference goes to first-time attendees.

Location

The event is being held at the beautiful Hilton Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado. Reserve your room at the special rate of $119/night

Date Night Contest

Couples will be challenged with planning a special date night on Saturday night, April 13, using the skills and tools learned at DIY. Couples who participate in sharing their date night experience with us will have a chance to win the “Best Date Night” valued at $1000.

DIY Marriage Experience

Reviews

Sean, Firefighter/Medic

May 18, 2018
The DIY Marriage retreat is a fun, educational, and lighthearted weekend to connect with your spouse and spend quality time together. The speakers are positive, approachable, and real, and the sessions and topics are applicable to all stages of marriage. The venue and meals offer a relaxing mini-getaway, and a great way to spend time with each other reconnecting. Thank you for the opportunity! I highly recommend it for all View More

Michelle Crain

April 08, 2018
Just do it! Be brave, be open to change, looking into the future of how awesomely strong, supporting, and loving at the DIY marriage experience will motivate you to engage in transformation.

Melissa Smith

April 08, 2018
I would tell others how confidential everything feels - knees to knees feels private - took away a lot of insecurities about being at a marriage seminar.

Melissa Dozier

April 08, 2018
Even if you feel like seeing a couples therapist would be more helpful or appropriate, come to a workshop anyway, because the real time discussion with other participants made all the difference for us in our marriage.

Matt Dozier

April 08, 2018
I think this workshop has saved our marriage. it has given us the tools to build the relationship we both need.

Alicia Whitcomb

April 08, 2018
The workshops put the tools in practice - something that other military lead retreats lacked and something that I feel will make implementing them easier moving forward.

Quesiah Velazquez

April 08, 2018
I liked most the variety of sessions and the material presented. The presenters had relatable stories that we could identify with and not feel awkward. We really enjoyed that it was a safe space, not judgmental, and they were motivational. DIY provides realistic views and tools for marriage. Does not matter where the relationship is or how long they have been married.

Cara Choate

April 08, 2018
I liked how interactive each of the sessions was. It really got my spouse and I talking about topics we'd been avoiding. Any couple can benefit from the DIY marriage experience. Anyone who can feasibly attend should make it happen.

Bri Jones

April 08, 2018
Amazing experience! I learned a lot about the effective relationship tools from wonderful educators, and staff are great and helpful.

Noah Scott

April 08, 2018
I liked all of the relatable information discussed and strategies to overcome some barriers in my marriage. The music was a bonus! Lots of humor and laughter. Its Fun and Entertaining! Lots of wonderful tips on assessing your current marriage and implementation newly learned strategies for rewarding future.

Tim Yunger

April 08, 2018
I spent time with my wife, which almost never happens (5 yrs.). We did not fight, argue, or belittle. We, and most importantly I, learned skills my wife already uses. Which impressed me. It was well worth what you would give up to attend just to be on the same page. If you want your marriage. Everyone can learn, and be humbled.

Bri Jones

April 15, 2018
We had an amazing experience. We highly recommend the Center for Relationship Education workshops and marriage retreat programs. The educators and staff are wonderful. We would definitely do it again!

Cheryl Bass

June 25, 2017
Information and reminders that all couples need.

Eric Barnett

June 25, 2017
Do it. It's worth the time and money.

Melissa Barnett

June 25, 2017
This is an investment that will strengthen a marriage and provide tools to ensure you're prepared for the difficult times and get through them quickly.

Estrella Reyes Helpingstine

June 25, 2017
The tools given at this retreat are absolutely real world, applicable tools. You take a look at yourself and are reminded why you chose to marry your partner, why you are in it for the long haul, and most importantly why you need and love your spouse.

Kalvin Evans

June 25, 2017
Everyone invests in something. Why not invest in the most important relationship we will ever have, our marriage.

Paul Hudson

June 25, 2017
It will give you a different perspective and tools that can help with life.

Paige Zaboth

June 25, 2017
Intentional time with your spouse is so beautiful. Leave your kids behind for two days.

Alex Bondenbaker

June 25, 2017
If your marriage matters, the tools to make it work are available.

Sierra

June 25, 2017
It brings you closer.

Peter Scott

June 25, 2017
It will speak volumes to you and move your marriage to the next level.

Carlos Mayfield

June 25, 2017
It is worth the effort to have an open mind.

Jodi Green

June 25, 2017
This weekend provides time to talk about things that can easily get pushed to the background.

Chad Stallworth

June 25, 2017
This is a professional conference that will help you in all areas of marriage.

Jennifer Arends

June 25, 2017
This is not just for people with "issues." Everyone needs to learn how to communicate better.

Amy Hughes

June 25, 2017
It will give you insight.

Joseph Napoleon

June 25, 2017
This is filled with great information.

Valerie Baker-Wilson

June 25, 2017
Even if you don't have problems, this will be a great tool.

Andrew Morrison

June 25, 2017
Expect to be surprised about how the workshop will open doors and give you tools for conversations.

Cedric Brown

June 25, 2017
This is very helpful for all marriages!!! Great for military members who are away from their families a lot.

LaKesia Brown

June 25, 2017
Great experience to learn tools in all areas of your marriage.

Kevin Wilson

June 25, 2017
This course will force you to take a hard look at yourself and equip you with tools to better yourself. It's a way to change your mindset from what is wrong with your marriage to what things can I do right to enhance my marriage.

John Filipkowski

June 25, 2017
Expect real life experiences from the presenters. the tools you learn at the DIY Marriage Experience will be skills you will use for the rest of your life.

Alec Baker

June 25, 2017
This is worth it even if things are good in your marriage.

Sheila

June 25, 2017
To give it a chance to start a change for the future.

Lori Pace

June 25, 2017
This can save our marriage.

Alexandra Scruggs

June 25, 2017
Attend with an open mind and be prepared to learn new tools to better your relationship!

Karl Gribb

June 25, 2017
Be ready for digging in to yourself and being honest. It's OK to have issues and to work through them.

NaMichelle Grove

June 25, 2017
Get there now, be there with an open mind and learn, then pass it on to the next couple.

Tina Bode

June 25, 2017
No matter what stage or state your marriage is in, you will leave feeling empowered and connected.

Sam Bode

June 25, 2017
Be open-minded and real.

William Jordan

June 25, 2017
A lot of fun, full of knowledge and tips.

Gabrielle Jordan

June 25, 2017
It's a building experience that is great to learn together.

Karla Chapman

June 25, 2017
Come intentional and ready for success!

Jo Ingalls

June 25, 2017
Do it WAY before you have problems, maybe the first or second year of marriage.

Joel Weinhold

June 25, 2017
It will provide you with tools to help continue to improve your relationship in the future.

Bridget Owens

June 25, 2017
Enjoy it and relax!

Linda Mitchell

June 25, 2017
Get ready for a great experience.

Marnita Davis

June 25, 2017
This is a workshop before, during and after marriage. It's about creating insight about self, self in a relationship, and being open and vulnerable to change for the better of all relationships in your life.

Eric Guerrero

June 25, 2017
This is a great experience to focus on your relationship with your significant other.

Duane Riggins

June 25, 2017
Encourage them to come with an open mind and open heart.

Rebecca Riggins

June 25, 2017
Absolutely worth the time and effort to put into your marriage. We won an upgraded suite and were so grateful.

Christopher Grove

June 25, 2017
The information you receive will inspire you to change.

Heather McDermott

June 25, 2017
You think you are alone - that your relationship sucks more than everyone else's. You're wrong. You're not alone and you can get the tools to make it surprisingly better.

Bruce Holloman

June 25, 2017
It makes a difference.

Elias Ayala

June 25, 2017
This workshop, if taken seriously, would equip you with the tools you need to have a successful and long-lasting marriage.

Adrienne Stone

June 25, 2017
It is worth every minute.

Susan

June 30, 2017
It was fun and hard at the same time. The classes were very good; helping you realize things you possibly didn''t know before about yourself, or your spouse. Counselors were available free of charge at the conference. I would highly recommend this conference to anyone who may be considering attending. Scholarships are available if finances are an issue.

Lakesia Brown

June 26, 2017
This was a great event! We received tools that are very important in almost every area of our marriage.. We were taught how to use the tools and most importantly how to use our tools together as a couple.. The event was well put together. The hotel was phenomenal, the food was great and The speakers were informative and eager to share info to us.. I highly recommend attending an event when offered, whether you are newly weds View More

Ernestina Givan

June 26, 2016
It helped us. We laughed we both cried and both started to heal, fix, address issues, and accept each other.

Mary Edet

June 26, 2016
I absolutely loved the hands-on application we were able to have the entire way through. The key-note speakers were amazing, too. This conference will equip your relationship with amazing tools to build your marriage up and make it stronger.

Roslyn Wilson

June 26, 2016
This will change your life.

James Jackson

June 26, 2016
Come with an open mind and be ready to honestly communicate.

Kelly Ogletree

June 26, 2016
It's a great experience and a fun way to learn skills together while spending time together.

Spechyl Stewart

June 26, 2016
Loved the open environment. It's not just for couples who are having problems in marriage, but for people who want to strengthen their marriage.

Renay Harris

June 26, 2016
I loved that every sessions focused on a specific topic and also gave tips and tools to use. DIY Marriage Retreat is a must to attend. A very effective retreat.

Wendy Vose

June 26, 2016
Helpful tools provided by funny and entertaining speakers. Based on research. Nice hotel.

Kim Hodge

June 26, 2016
I loved the small class sessions.I loved how the seminars were so tangible, with real people, with real issues, with real solutions. Truly enjoyed.

Orville Hodge

June 26, 2016
Every class presentation was effective. Expect results when you're working to get a healthy marriage.

Dave Kronbach

June 26, 2016
Well organized, focused. It was a really great use of my time.

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