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Marriage Retreat: "Speak to My Heart" 

A Marriage Retreat hosted by Living Savior at the Hilton Inn in Biltmore Park - November 12-13, 2022
"Enjoyable, practical, and time-tested approaches for the promotion of healthy married life."

Locations: Hilton Inn @ Biltmore Park & Living Savior Lutheran Church 

hilton biltmore parkDateNovember 12-13, 2022

Cost: $300 early bird (before September 20th); $325 after September 20th. 
The cost covers Saturday night in the hotel, all seminar fees, lunch on Saturday (11/12), and breakfast on Sunday (11/13). 

Deadline: October 14th

Register: To register, follow this two-step process below. Registrations are finalized when both steps are completed. We will make the hotel servation for you. Please note: Do not contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Not only will that cost you more, that will not work with our registration process. 

1.  Fill out the registration form linked here (also below).

2.  Submit payment through our giving page linked here

* Space is limited.

Subject matter:

Marriage retreats are designed to encourage and enrich your relationship. Much different from marriage counseling, an event like this will enable husbands and wives to grow in their appreciation for God's love for them and their love for one another. 

Where to turn? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a classic example for the relationship between husbands and wives that would guide marriages today? 

The Old Testament book of Ruth is an exquisite gem of a historical short story. It provides a lovely case study for the relationship between husbands and wives, with profound insights into Christian love and uniquely Christian communication. At the same time, this inspired scripture points beyond itself to the world's only Redeemer and the true source of every good thing we desire for our relationships. This text will serve as the grounding of this marriage seminar, and our time in Ruth will be bracketed in each of our four sessions with enjoyable, practical, and time-tested approaches for the promotion of healthy married life. This includes a piece on how to maintain all this wisdom long-term. Our time together will conclude with a deep dive into the power of the words we can learn to offer one another.


Paustian Mark

Professor Mark Paustian is a highly sought-after speaker nation-wide. He has led many seminars, conferences, and retreats on various biblical subjects such as: Christian living, Hebrew scripture, preaching, teaching, worship, and marriage. He has a passion and a gift for mining the deep truths of scripture in order to relate their beauty for our lives today.

He is a 1988 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He is married to Connie (Kroll) and the father of two daughters, Abby (Smart) and Hannah (Rodewald). His first call in ministry was as a church planter in Rockford, IL. He has been teaching at Martin Luther College since 2001 in the areas of interpersonal communication, biblical Hebrew, preaching, and apologetics. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from Regent University and is the author of Prepared to Answer, MORE Prepared to Answer, and Our Worth to Him. He loves books, music, travel, and the outdoors.  


Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ Hilton Inn Biltmore Park
  • 10:00am – 10:45am – Registration & fellowship
  • 10:50am – 11:00am – Opening Devotion
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Session 1
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch catered in
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Session 2
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Break
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm  – Session 3
  • Evening – Dinner on your own
Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ Living Savior
  • 8:00am – Continental breakfast at Living Savior 
  • 8:30am – 10:00am – Session 4 with take-home resources 
  • 10:15am – 11:15am – Closing worship  

Do we have to stay in the hotel?
This event is tied to the accomodations of the hotel. Registration covers the cost of Saturday night. 

Can we reserve an additional night at a lower rate?
Yes. Guests may wish to get reserve Friday night as well for a discounted rate. Contact Living Savior's church office to make those arrancements or make that selection in the registration form. 

Is there childcare provided?
There is no childcare provided. This event is meant to enable husbands and wives to spend this time with each other. Personal arrangements will need to be made so that husbands and wives can enjoy this valuable time together. 

Why is Sunday's event at the church?
Sunday's fourth and final session will provide practical discussion for spouses to take home right before closing worship. Through the sermon and carefully selected songs and prayers, the closing worship will serve as a wonderful encouragement with further guidance for spouses.