A transformative weekend workshop for couples
A transformative weekend for couples
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Renew your spark, break through your challenges, deepen your connection, and take your relationship to a whole new level at this renowned and consistently sold-out couples getaway retreat for those in every stage of the journey. Join us for an unforgettable weekend to learn the proven roadmap for what it takes to thrive in lasting love.
Led by Christine and Bret Eartheart
Founders of the Center for Thriving Relationships
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If any of the below are true, you are in the right place!
Do you find yourselves getting stuck in the same relationship issues or argument over and over without ever finding a lasting solution?
Do you long to learn effective couples communication so you can be heard, appreciated, and understood more deeply?
Are you tired of thinking your relationship problems, no matter how big or small, will go away on their own and are ready to transform them, once and for all?
Do you know your relationship has so much potential but not know how to tap into it?
Are you exasperated from feeling like the one who puts in all the effort and long for more mutuality?
Are you discouraged from failed attempts to make your partner happy and worry you’ll never be able to do enough or get it right?
Have you experienced big life changes that have affected your relationship, and you haven’t fully bounced back (birth of a child, death of a loved one, becoming empty nesters, health issues, job changes, etc.)?
Are you recovering from betrayal, infidelity, or an affair and want to heal and repair trust?
Are you just going through the motions, overly-focused on distractions and to-do lists, and have become more like co-parents, housemates, or business partners and less like best friends and lovers on this great adventure of life?
Or are you already in a great relationship, and the idea of a thriving relationship that keeps getting better, stronger, and deeper through the years excites, intrigues, and allures you?!
If you answered YES to any of these questions, rest assured, you aren’t alone.
In fact, you are like most couples on the planet. It doesn’t mean you’ve failed or that your relationship is doomed.
It simply means you haven’t (yet!) been given the instruction manual, relationship advice, or support you need to experience a healthy relationship and your thriving potential.
“Blissful and Educational!
Christine and Bret’s genuineness, honesty, and openness gave us great hope and an amazing, tangible model to look up to. Awesome!”
~ Hiroko Mori
“Amazing! Possibly the best thing we've ever done for our relationship after 30 years together."
~ Sharon and Jessica Bussert
“Awesomesauce! Fulfilling. Safe. Sacred. Perfect.
“This was just what we needed to break patterns and realize our relationship potential.”
~ Shelley Landis
“You guys are an absolutely beautiful, thriving, inspiring gift to the world, and it is always an honor to be in your presence, whatever you do.”
~ Goose Wohlt
"Best value workshop in this world for couples wanting to save their marriage.
Out of this world, amazing, and more than what I expected. This one weekend retreat was better than 3+ years of marriage therapy and much more inexpensive and fast-acting. Best value workshop in this world for couples. Christine and Bret are a true gift to us all.”
~ Ajay and Vibha Ahuja
Falling in love is easy, and anyone can do it. Staying in love requires a unique set of tools most of us never learned in school or anywhere else.
In fact, when you look around, the majority of couples are just surviving (or barely surviving) and, despite their good intentions, they end up doing the opposite of what actually works.
Here's the thing.
Most couples don’t break up or drift apart because of an absence of love or care. It’s because unresolved conflict, frustrations, and hurts chip away at their connection over time, and they feel lost on how to fix their relationship and make things better.
They slowly start disconnecting, they settle, they lose hope, and they become exhausted from all the fighting.
But the truth is: your partnership has more potential than you can even imagine, and, once you receive the proven roadmap for how to create a healthy, conscious relationship, incredible things start to happen.
That's why, during this one amazing couples retreat weekend, we are so excited to teach you our favorite and game-changing relationship tools and insights, the proven secrets to effective couples and marriage communication, and everything you need to experience fulfilling love that brings out your very best. You will leave feeling relieved, renewed, reconnected, and inspired about your future together.
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After these two transformational days at this couples retreat, we invite you to imagine...
...waking up to your best friend and feeling a deep sense of trust, connection, and togetherness.
...feeling heard, supported, understood, and appreciated.
...being two allies on the same incredible team.
...finally breaking through old issues and longstanding patterns that have been keeping you stuck.
...having communication skills that allow you to talk in ease-filled and effective ways that bring you closer and create solutions that honor you both.
...having access to the most simple, effective, and game-changing tools for a lifetime of experiencing the most fabulous relationship.
...feeling butterflies and passion again.
...being each other’s safe haven and soft landing place.
...experiencing a relationship rich with joy, laughter, and fun.
...falling in love all over again and finally getting to say, “this is the relationship of my dreams!”
Plus, when your romantic relationship is going wonderfully...
...every other area of your life improves too – your relationship with your kids, energy levels, overall life satisfaction and happiness, job performance, health, sleep, and beyond.
In fact, research shows that our most intimate relationship has the greatest impact on our overall quality of life more than anything else. In other words, when you start to improve your relationship and grow your love, amazing things start to happen – and it's available and possible for you now.
Hi, We're Christine & Bret Eartheart
FOUNDERS OF THE CENTER FOR THRIVING RELATIONSHIPS and creators of the thrive in love retreat.
Having been together for 17+ years, we are so grateful to now be in the marriage of our dreams.
However, it has not always been so easy, and this did not just happen on its own or because we are “lucky.” We very intentionally and consciously co-created our own thriving relationship, and there is absolutely no way it would look how it does (or that we’d even still be together!) if it was not for the very tools, practices, insights, and roadmap we are going to share with you.
These are the exact steps we took many years ago that changed everything and that we credit for having the most phenomenal relationship we now enjoy every single day.
As a licensed psychotherapist and relationship coaches, teachers, and experts, we've spent the past 13+ years studying everything we can get our hands on when it comes to love and relationships.
We’ve attended training, relationship conferences, and marriage classes around the world taught by the greatest pioneers of our time. We’ve extensively studied the research of Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson, as well as the neuroscience of love, attachment, and happiness.
We’ve been fortunate and delighted to lead our consistently sold-out Thrive in Love couples and marriage retreat dozens of times over the past 10 years and have been honored to help thousands of couples from around the world prevent and stop divorce and transform and save their relationships, marriages, and families.
And, perhaps most importantly, we are highly committed to practicing what we teach every single day in our own relationship so we can model what’s truly possible in love.
Every day we wake up, there is nothing we would rather do. We love connecting with and supporting other couples and helping you struggle a whole lot less and enjoy life together a lot more fully. We are so excited to meet you in person and support you in experiencing the greatest version of your love!
We want to warmly welcome you to join us for two transformational days at our Thrive in Love couples retreat...
Whether you are newly together, engaged, on the edge of separation or divorce, new parents, empty nesters, doing well but want to do better, or already thriving and want to keep growing – this is for you. The tools and concepts we will cover apply to every relationship on the planet, and these are the secrets to lasting, healthy, conscious, thriving love we wish every couple had (and that most are missing).
Unlike other couples retreats or relationship classes that are either all fluff and fun and no strategy
OR that dive so quickly into all of the relationship muck that you feel worse afterwards
OR relationship programs taught by stiff presenters you don't feel a connection to or that aren't in great marriages themselves
OR classes for couples and marriage courses where you leave and wonder what exactly you learned
This couples retreat is unlike anything else available on the planet.
The latest research and science of what best makes relationships work
Lots of positive energy and laughter so you feel uplifted, renewed, and inspired
A blend of joyous exercises that help you envision a new future together, while also carefully guiding you into powerful processes to resolve challenges from the past that haven't been working
Guidance by an openhearted and genuine couple who has been together 17+ years and who models what you will be learning (while also talking freely and humorously about the universal challenges of being in relationship)
The very best relationship insights and techniques and marriage support we've spent years discovering, refining, and developing
Plus, you each receive a comprehensive manual to return to for a lifetime to keep growing and to quickly repair your relationship whenever you need it.
"You guys changed my marriage for the better! We were a step away from divorce.
Neither of us were happy about that, but it seemed likely. We have decided to get remarried (even though we never actually got divorced) so we can put the past behind us. We are putting new habits together on a daily basis so we never go back to where we were. I can’t thank you enough, and to all of those of you trying to decide if it’s worth it…if you’re both ready to listen to these two wise minds then HELL YES it will work.”
~ Lisa Levin
“Revitalizing and eye opening! We were lost together and fighting coming to this retreat. I re-found my best friend!”
~ Jemiah Piesyk
At Thrive in Love, you will be relieved, inspired, awakened, validated, and transformed as we explore these essential topics.
Discover a whole new relationship paradigm, based on thriving (rather than simply surviving).
Understand the 5 Stages of a Relationship and how to move out of your power struggle and into thriving love.
Compassionately discover what’s really going on underneath the challenges you experience, and finally understand one another.
Recognize your Relationship Leaks and how to close them.
Discover what a Love Account is and how to keep it filled.
Create new rituals and traditions that keep you thriving for years to come no matter how busy life gets (we’ll give you lots of ideas!).
Discover how to turn your differences into a source of gain, rather than conflict and pain.
Understand what the “job you were never hired for” is in your relationship and how to succeed at the one you were.
Discover our favorite ways to bring more appreciation into your relationship (these transformed our own union!).
Learn what to do when you are feeling triggered and emotions are high.
Find new ways to turn your frustrations into co-created agreements that work for you both.
Co-create a new inspiring Relationship Vision that excites and inspires you both and that will serve as your guiding light after you leave.
Learn the Top 10 Relationship Poisons (like blame, criticism, stonewalling, etc.) and how to avoid them.
Uncover your Repetitive Relationship Cycle (we all have one!) and how to break free from it by doing the opposite of what you think.
Learn effective communication skills so you both feel deeply heard.
Discover how childhood wounds continue to play a role in your current relationship and how to turn your partnership into a source of healing.
Learn the 3 most powerful ways to create instant shifts in relationships.
Learn each other’s Love Languages, and gain essential insights on how to best love and support each other.
Learn why it’s essential to create a Strengths-Based Relationship and how to make it happen.
Learn how to repair from painful moments and how to give a Super-Powered Apology that goes right to the heart.
Gain illuminating insights about the effects stress has on relationships, including some fascinating neuroscience that will help you better understand and manage it.
Transform any conflict with our signature Relationship Breakthrough Process.
Reignite a spirit of playfulness, togetherness, teamwork, romance, and aliveness, and fall in love all over again with your very best friend.
Receive the “Thrive in Love” comprehensive relationship manual, filled with exercises, tools, and activities. You will gain the proven roadmap for thriving in love that you can keep and integrate for a lifetime.
The weekend truly includes all of the essentials we wish every couple on the planet had to create a thriving relationship. It is incredibly rejuvenating and reconnecting, and couples leave Sunday flying high and with the spark as bright as ever.
There are also some powerful benefits you uniquely receive from attending a group retreat:
Whereas, in couples counseling and marriage therapy, you are revealing to someone else your innermost secrets (which is amazing, healing, and liberating but also scary and intimidating for some people), at our Thrive in Love couples retreat, you are able to maintain a level of anonymity and still experience profound transformation while never having to share with anyone else, including Bret and Christine.
For some people, this adds ease and comfort to the experience of getting relationship and marriage help.
Although not all couples will raise their hands to share their experiences or volunteer for demonstrations, others will eagerly do so, and it is invaluable to witness other couples in both their challenges and in their breakthroughs.
We can learn so much about our own patterns by seeing them in others. Very often, our live coaching demonstrations are participants’ favorite part of the entire weekend, and everyone in the room is captivated, inspired, and deeply touched by witnessing the powerful transformations that unfold.
Over the course of two immersive days, you will learn what it would take months to cover in couples therapy or marriage counseling. Our live retreats are the most time and cost efficient way to get maximum benefit. We know your lives are incredibly busy, and we promise, if you set aside just one weekend to focus on your love, the results you receive will be exponential.
We have had countless couples attend this retreat who told us that they got more out of this one weekend than months or years of therapy elsewhere.
When you read a book about relationships or talk to a marriage therapist, good things happen. However, when we guide you through experiential exercises that have been carefully designed to create powerful shifts, not just in how you think about things but in how you truly feel towards each other, it is incomparable to anything else.
It is at this retreat where couples find each other again, reignite the spark, and fall more deeply in love. You will leave Sunday not just thinking differently but feeling differently – lighter, more joyous, hopeful, inspired, and a lot more connected.
Rest assured, there will not be any photographing or videotaping of your upcoming retreat, and we take confidentiality very seriously.
“You have helped save my marriage and possibly even my life. True story!”
~ Derik Gratz
“Such a blessing. Thank you. It has been years since I have felt this connected to my husband.”
*The workshop lasts from 9:00-6:00 each day, and there is a 90-minute break for lunch.
I'm ready to say YES to thriving in love!
Price increases to $595 Feb 1.
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We offer a full money-back guarantee if you don’t feel a marked improvement in your relationship by the end of Sunday. Therefore, you have nothing to lose, but so much to gain.
Thrive in Love is the most cost and time effective thing you can do to take your relationship to the next level. It’s much less expensive and time consuming than couples and marriage therapy, and finally being understood and supported in your relationship and having solutions is priceless. Plus, you will get to experience so much more ease and connection, which has benefits that ripple far beyond your relationship.
In just one weekend, you will be amazed by how differently you feel when you leave Sunday evening. We create an incredibly safe and confidential space and take a uniquely positive approach that will leave you feeling uplifted, rejuvenated, and inspired about making the rest of your life together the best it can be.
We were able to work through some barriers, some issues, and identify how to best move forward, together. You were both so relevant and amazingly helpful.”
~ Royce Wagner
“Bret and Christine helped save and transform our marriage…
Fantastic. Exceeded all expectations. Bret and Christine both have a special gift. They have provided insight and tools that will add so much to our relationship. Thank you!”
~ Nick Miller
“AMAZING & relationship changing! Bret and Christine helped save and transform our marriage! This was supposed to be a place for us to reconnect, instead it was a place we discovered our true potential for a thriving relationship! Thank you so much.”
~ Kate Miller
Chances are, when it comes to your relationship, you:
Just keep hoping things will get better (Unfortunately, unless you intentionally do something to change it, things will statistically get worse, not better, over time.)
Settle for a relationship that is less than what you really want because it takes time and work, and settling for “good enough” just seems "easier" (Thriving in love is the most ease-filled and time-saving path there is, once you have the right tools! The #1 regret, hands down, that we hear from couples is that they waited so long to make their relationship as good as it could be.)
Want more but don't know how to get there (Look no further! Just getting to this page is the hardest part. We’ve got you covered from here and will guide you every step of the way as soon as you register!)
Lack role models and examples of what thriving in love looks like (It’s hard when you don’t have role models, but, rest assured, you are in the perfect place, and we are excited to show you a whole new level of what’s possible in your relationship.)
Think it costs too much money (Ever spent lots of money on a vacation that left you feeling unfulfilled when you got home? When you are thriving in love, everyday feels like an adventure and slumber party with your very best friend. It’s essential that we put our money towards the things that bring true and lasting happiness, as the return on investment is incomparable.)
Think you may benefit from help but don't want to share your personal life with a stranger (Our couples retreat is perfect for you, as you can maintain a level of anonymity.)
Postpone nurturing your relationship, saying you will tend to it after X gets done (Let’s be honest -- once that happens, another X shows up in its place and, meanwhile, your relationship suffers. At the end of your life, make sure you don’t have regrets that you postponed strengthening the most important part of your life.)
You try to solve your relationship challenges through trial-and-error, rather than from proven and tried-and-true communication and relationship tools, tricks, and techniques (With the instruction manual, you can see results way more quickly and easily – and get results that last.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Not at all! We realize you may have kids or other important matters at home that require you to keep your phone nearby. Although we recommend unplugging from any outside distractions so that you can be fully present with each other and get the most out of the weekend, we leave this entirely up to you.
This workshop has no religious affiliation whatsoever and welcomes people of all backgrounds. We include many research-backed concepts and techniques from pioneers in the field like Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson. These relationship essentials are applicable and invaluable to everyone.
The amount to which you interact with other couples is entirely up to you. There aren’t any group exercises, and, if you prefer, you can go the entire weekend without ever saying a word to anyone other than your partner. All of the processes we guide you through are done solely between the two of you, and you don’t need to share anything with anyone else. That being said, some couples enjoy raising their hands to share their experiences with the group, and others have fun interacting with other couples on the breaks. The extent to which you interact with others is completely up to you and, again, you can maintain total anonymity and privacy the entire weekend if you would feel more comfortable doing so.
Absolutely! We imagine you will find Bret and Christine to be warm, friendly, personable, and approachable. There will be ample time for questions, and couples are also invited to come up for demonstrations and to receive laser coaching in front of the group (completely optional but so powerful and life-changing for those who volunteer!). During exercises, Bret and Christine also mill around the room and are available for personal questions and support as you go through your process if and when you wish.
For lunch, we find that couples enjoy going off-site and enjoying a break and meal just the two of you. Therefore, no meals are included.
Yes! We take 20-minute breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon, as well as 90 minutes over lunch. We typically break for lunch sometime between 12:30 or 1:00. We value having a very comfortable environment, and you are welcome to take care of yourself in any ways you need.
Lodging is not included in the registration fee. However, if your retreat is being held at a hotel, we nearly always have discounted rooms available.
The days are set up in such a way that we will teach and demonstrate a relationship concept. Then, we will guide you through a related exercise that the two of you will do on your own. We have lots of powerful tools to create amazing shifts and also some fun connecting exercises. We have been leading this one-of-a-kind retreat for nearly a decade and have carefully crafted every single exercise and step of the journey to help you experience the most profound results, connection, and positive growth. There is total privacy and confidentiality but also plenty of opportunities to ask questions if you wish. There is a break each morning and afternoon and 90 minutes for lunch. Lunch is not included, but there are lots of wonderful options nearby. We go from 9:00 to 6:00 each day, and it flies by because we keep it really positive and engaging!
We generally have 20-30 couples at each retreat. People tend to like this size because it gives you the opportunity to ask any personal questions you may have and be in close contact with Bret and Christine — while also giving you the anonymity of a group setting and the opportunity to witness other couples who volunteer for demonstrations. You can maintain privacy the entire weekend, or you can choose to actively raise your hand and engage. It’s completely up to you!
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to us to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. We support love in all its forms and have had many LGBTQ couples attend over the years, and all topics are relevant to every couple.
We’re so sorry to hear it is a more challenging and disconnected time, and our hearts go out to you fully. Many couples attend this retreat in a very similar spot, some of them already separated and truly on the edge of divorce. Perhaps you want to attend this retreat to “give it one last shot.” We just want to assure you that wherever you are is absolutely perfect. All you need to do is show up and open to the process, and we see extraordinary things unfold over these two days. We have very carefully designed this retreat for couples who are in difficult, fragile, and disconnected places. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to receive countless heartwarming emails from couples who say this retreat marked the defining moment that saved their marriage or relationship and turned things around. We are here for you fully, and there is absolutely hope! We can’t recommend this retreat highly enough. Chances are, you have vast untapped potential, and this workshop will help you see what’s truly possible for you.
Not in the least! We’ve had countless couples attend this retreat who were doing wonderfully already. In order to have a thriving relationship, it requires continual growth and nurturing. We’ve been together nearly 17 years and are in the marriage of our dreams, and yet we personally still attend couples retreats because we want to spend a lifetime deepening our love. At this Thrive in Love retreat, you will find the full range of couples together in one room – those who are newly together, those who have been married many decades, those in a challenging time, and those who are already happy and thriving. We have found this diversity to be incredibly special and beneficial, and couples learn so much from each other and from interacting with one another in different stages and ages. We celebrate that you are in a great relationship already, and we feel confident that this retreat will help you stay on an amazing upward trajectory into a fabulous and fulfilling future together!
We understand how important privacy is and how intimate, personal, and vulnerable many aspects of your relationship are. We totally get that you may not want anyone else to know anything about what’s going on within your partnership. We have taken this into careful account and have designed a retreat that can make a profound impact on your relationship and help you experience huge breakthroughs while never sharing anything with us or the larger group (unless, of course, you choose to do so!).
In fact, this retreat setting is perfect for those who may feel intimidated by or uncomfortable with couples therapy or counseling since you are able to maintain a level of anonymity. You get to create the comfiest spot for the two of you to learn and grow together, and we will never call on you unless your hand is raised.
The way the format works, in general, is that we will introduce and demonstrate a whole variety of scenarios and thriving relationship tools and concepts. Before you put the concepts into practice between the two of you, we will ask for volunteer couples to come up front for us to guide them through the process. This is completely optional, and most couples do not choose to volunteer for this (which is perfectly okay!). For the other participants, witnessing the volunteer couples is deeply moving and inspiring. After we’ve gone over everything, you then get to practice what we teach and share just between the two of you.
Again, you can truly stay in your own private connection the entire weekend, taking in the insights and tools we share and applying and practicing them in your own private space where nobody else at the retreat will hear you, and you never need to interact with anyone but each other. Yes, we are repeating ourselves a bit — only because we know how very important privacy is for people.
Everything will be kept completely confidential, and we will ask the entire group to agree to this at the start of Saturday.
We have all done and said things in our relationships that we aren’t especially proud of, and the important and most admirable thing is that you are open to growth. It’s not about where you have been – it’s where you are going. We didn’t come to this planet to get it perfect – we came here to learn and become ever better versions of ourselves.
Relationships are the most humbling part of the human experience because there is no place for our imperfections to hide. However, this is also the most phenomenal part of relationships, and they are the single greatest catalysts for our healing, growth, awakening, transformation, and overall life happiness.
Rest assured, this workshop will be a very safe space where everyone is fully honored. Nobody will be blamed, criticized, or shamed. Every challenge is embraced with utmost compassion and as a beautiful opportunity to learn and grow.
Avoiding these things, whatever they may be for you, is causing you much greater pain and suffering, and, when you lean into your fears, it is way easier and less scary than you think. In fact, it’s really fun and liberating!
We will go over many common relationship challenges, and the room will fill with knowing laughter and nodding heads. You will feel much less alone and will finally understand why you have fallen into certain patterns and how you can positively and effectively change them.
What we’ve found is this: oftentimes, the things we fear the most contain within them the greatest opportunities for growth and experiencing our potential. Rather than seeing your fears as stop signs, see them as green lights showing you exactly where to go. Life really does begin outside of our comfort zone, and the people who are the happiest and most successful are the ones who regularly stretch themselves. You’ve got this! The hardest part is signing up. After that, you will be amazed by how welcoming, comfortable, and ease-filled the retreat experience really is. We are fully here for you and will guide you through every step from the moment you register.
The registration fee includes the full retreat experience and all materials for both of you.
No problem! Although we don’t offer refunds, you have the opportunity to sell or gift your spot to someone else or have a credit for any future retreat you are able to attend within 24 months of original purchase. Please note that this also refers to payment plans, and they will continue after your cancellation.
Absolutely! You don’t at all need to be married. We have had many couples attend when they were newly together, not yet married, or engaged, and it’s absolutely perfect! You get to prevent challenges before they begin and can address others before they become more entrenched patterns. You will learn the whole roadmap for what it takes to create a healthy, conscious, thriving relationship, and we wish every couple on the planet could join us in their earlier years of being together! We can’t recommend it highly enough.
You will receive a welcome letter with all the necessary details delivered right to your inbox (lodging, directions, items to bring, what to wear, etc.).
You are welcome to call us anytime at 812-223-7186 or email us at email@example.com. You can also schedule a free 20-minute consultation at this link here to make sure we answer all your questions. We recognize that signing up for a couples retreat can feel like a big deal, and we are here to do everything we can to help make it a warm, welcoming, supportive, ease-filled, and positive experience — every step of the way.
We are thrilled and honored to work with couples of every orientation and background.
*The workshop lasts from 9:00-6:00 each day, and there is a 90-minute break for lunch.
I'm ready to say YES to thriving in love!
Price increases to $595 Feb 1.
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"I cherish the vivid memory of that wonderful turning point in my most important relationship.
What a breath of fresh air it was to finally feel heard – to feel known and loved! My partner and I are now blissfully married, and still we practice the habits we first learned through Thrive in Love every day.
In fact, Bret and Christine’s method of conflict resolution is so effective that I have used it to break through interpersonal deadlocks on multiple crucial occasions in other relationships over the years. Their teachings are essential for everyone.”
~ Michael Gough
"Working with the Center for Thriving Relationships has been an incredibly rewarding experience for us.
Years ago, after a stressful relocation, we found ourselves repeating damaging patterns and unable to effectively communicate with each other. From the beginning stages of working with them in navigating our relationship stress to our celebration of 10 years of marriage, we have really reaped the rewards of our investment.
We have always felt wholeheartedly supported by both Christine and Bret and believe they are truly committed to their clients and the success of their relationships. I can sincerely recommend their services to any couples who might be struggling with navigating crisis or stress to couples looking to explore or grow within their lives. The Center for Thriving Relationships is an invaluable asset to our world.”
~ Michelle Izzo White and Ricky White
"A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We had a chance to deal with the two of our biggest conflicts and find simple, easy, and effective solutions for both of them. Thank you deeply, with all my heart."
~ Samantha Stuebe
"Bret and Christine taught us the most powerful relationship gems of wisdom that saved our marriage, as well as strengthened our bond tremendously.
Thanks to the incredible support, inspiration and role modeling that we received from Christine and Bret, we are proud to say that we shifted from being on a verge of a divorce to the most fun, creative, connected and empowered relationship of our dreams.”
~ Gabriel Lantz and Yulia Azriel
The #1 regret couples share with us:
That they waited so long to get support and wasted so many years they could have been happy, fulfilled, and connected instead.
I'm ready to say YES to thriving in love!
Price increases to $595 Feb 1.
4 Month Payment Plan
Join us for Thrive in Love to take your relationship to a whole new level and make the rest of your life together the best it can possibly be.
You deserve it, and we’re here to help make sure you get there.
If thriving in love is possible, why would you not choose it?
We are so excited to meet you in person and are sending all our love until then!
PS: Looking for a fun alternative to premarital counseling? This retreat is the perfect gift for an engaged couple (or for yourselves) so you can enter into marriage with the most incredible foundation for true and lasting love.
P.P.S: Curious about other services we offer? Check out our couples counseling and relationship coaching sessions (virtual and in person), our online relationship course and group coaching program, and our virtual classes to improve your sex life.
Can’t wait to connect more! (And we are always here with a free 20-minute consultation to answer all your questions and make sure you get the exact support that will benefit you the very most.)
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"I feel more conscious in my relationship than I have ever been."
When I heard about the Thrive in Love Retreat, I thought I would go and learn some tools to better communicate with my partner, but I had no idea how much I’d learn about myself. I feel more awakened to past habits that I wasn’t paying attention to—I feel more conscious in my relationship than I have ever been. Bret and Christine were welcoming, warm, and thoughtful the entire weekend. I’m happy to say that I use many of the tools I learned on a daily basis, for personal and work relationships. If your relationship is good, go. If your relationship needs work, go. If your relationship is GREAT, go. The lessons you’ll learn from this weekend are invaluable!”
~ Libby Crow
“EXCELLENT, wonderful! A great weekend to focus fully on each other, build each other, recommit to grow in a healthy and thriving relationship. Lots of tools and the environment to create intimacy and share.”
~ Helene Highbarger
"We saved our marriage at this retreat."
Four years ago this August, Ken and I saved our marriage at this retreat. So many of us never really learn how to be in a healthy relationship. I definitely didn’t learn from my parents and it’s certainly not taught in schools. Christine and Bret are amazing. Not only do they teach tools for a healthy relationship, but they demonstrate it too. I cannot recommend this retreat enough to any friends who may be struggling or even just want to do better.”