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Grace Lutheran Church to host marriage retreat on March 16

Published 9:49am Friday, March 8, 2013

Grace Lutheran Church will help couples bolster their marriage next week.

Grace Lutheran, 918 Garfield Ave., will host the Family Fest Marriage Booster retreat from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

The event is aimed at helping couples find time to focus on each other, which can be a challenge but is important in every marriage.

“We hope that this retreat will invite couples to intentionally focus on one other and strengthen their relationships,” said the Rev. Andrea Myers, associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, in a press release. “We are excited to welcome Family Fest Ministries to Grace.”

Organizers describe the Family Fest Marriage Booster as an upbeat and fun Christian retreat that helps couples develop the tools necessary to build a strong marriage. The retreat is for couples at all stages of their relationship.

Couples will focus on communication styles, money issues, intimacy, the languages of love, priorities and expectations within the partnership.

The retreat is also described as fast-paced, faith-filled and non-threatening. Couples will have plenty of time to engage in conversations, while hearing from energetic and experienced speakers who will provide tools couples can use the rest of their lives to strengthen their marriage.

The event will be presented by Pete Larson and Beth Ulrich of Family Fest Ministries, which is a multi-denominational ministry focused on strengthening families and marriages based in Bloomington.

To register or learn more, call Grace Lutheran Church at 373-6496 or visit www.gracealbertlea.org. Registration is requested by Tuesday. The cost is $85 per couple, with scholarships available.