Cedar Rock Ministries believes your marriage is intended to be a reflection of a holy and loving God. Strong marriages empower us to be good parents, friends, mentors, and leaders in our churches and communities. For this reason, we’ve created a three-night retreat for just you and your spouse.
The One Couple Retreat offers a three-night stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast, The River House, overlooking the Little Red River in Searcy, AR. This retreat package includes 13 hours of focused counsel and guidance with Nick and Renee, and free time each day to rest, reflect, hike, swim (weather permitting), paddle board, and spend meaningful time together. Daily breakfast and a light lunch are included, and you will enjoy private access to all of the amenities at the River House it’s reserved just for you!
These retreats are facilitated by Nick and Renee Fouts. Nick is a licensed counselor with a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Renee is a certified Spiritual Director.
Retreat Schedule Overview
Day 1: Arrive at 7PM. You will be welcomed by Jim and Eva Rose, the host couple of the bed and breakfast, then take the rest of the evening to get settled and enjoy some needed rest.
Days 2 & 3: Breakfast with the Fouts, followed by focused counsel and guidance at the Fouts home until lunch. Following lunch, spend the rest of the day as you like!
Day 4: Breakfast with the Fouts, followed by some closing reflections before departing mid-morning.
*For dinner, there are a variety of restaurant options only 10-15 minutes away from the River House.
The cost of a One Couple Retreat is $2,900. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation and required to confirm booking. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the event.
If you are seeking financial assistance, some couples have made retreats possible through help from pastors, small groups, family members, and others in their communities. For questions about financial assistance, please contact our Director of Operations, Connor Botes at email@example.com.
We will return 50% of the refundable balance for cancellations made more than 14 days in advance of the event. We are unable to issue refunds for retreats canceled within 14 days of the event.
If Cedar Rock needs to cancel for any reason we will issue a full refund.
Why a Couples Retreat?
One of the most impactful things about a couples retreat with Cedar Rock is simply being in a restful, focused environment with your spouse. Couples have shared that they are able to hear each other express themselves in ways they don’t experience in everyday life. The sessions are easier to process, too, since there’s no need to share everything that happened – you experienced it together! Each person usually has a unique takeaway from the session and discussing that is an opportunity to know each other on a deeper level.
In one Cedar Rock retreat you receive more focused time and attention than you will in a year of weekly therapy AND you get time to rest, relax, and have fun!
Who is this retreat for?
Are you a couple who finds communication, intimacy, and connection more and more difficult as the years go by? Or, perhaps life has simply become so busy that your focus and attention has slowly drifted away from your marriage to the other commitments and responsibilities in your life. While this retreat is not meant for marriages in crisis, it is the perfect opportunity for any couple who wants to grow in their relationship with God and each other.