Join us for 2 nights at our Grand Rapids B&B, gourmet breakfasts, and a Saturday seminar with picnic lunch, $199
The Parsonage Inn is hosting a marriage retreat this June 7-9, Friday night through Sunday morning, at our B&B. Enjoy a fun weekend together as Pastors Steven and Deb Koster dig into scripture to sho w God’s design for igniting our marriages and share from their own joys and struggles. They will lead seasoned couples and newlyweds alike through a series of talks book-ended by two relaxing evenings in their Victorian Inn.
In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, we’ll explore reflective listening and the “10 Rules for Fair Fighting.” Then we’ll launch into biblical principles that will help you appreciate each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Great resources will be provided on communication, conflict, and intimacy to help you spend time together and stoke the Spirit’s flame in your own relationships.
The retreat will be held over two nights at the Parsonage Inn B&B on Madison Ave. The $199 fee includes two nights at the B&B, the seminars, breakfasts, and a picnic lunch.
To register or for more information
or call 708-269-5183.
Friday (June 7)
- 4-6 PM B&B Check-in
- Dinner on your own
- 6:45 Mixer & Reception
- 7:00 Welcome & Session 1
- 8:00 Homework break–couples return to room or elsewhere to complete homework, then have evening to themselves
Saturday (June 8)
- 8:30 Breakfast
- 9:30 Session 2 Theology of marriage Cleave/Leave (45 minutes)
- 10:15 Homework Break (45)
- 11:00 Session 3 Conflict & Resolution (45)
- 11:45 Lunch (picnic) & Homework break (60)
- 12:45 Session 4 Connecting (Emotional) (45)
- 1:30 Homework break (30)
- 2:00 Session 5 Connecting (Sexual, Spiritual) (45)
- 2:45 Q&A
- 3:00 Break for Homework, Recreation, and Date Night
- Enjoy the evening on your own!
Sunday (June 9)
- Breakfast seatings available at 8:30, 9:00, 9:30
- Checkout 10:30
About the Leaders
Pastors Steven and Deb Koster are the parsons behind The Parsonage Inn, and have for decades had a heart for marriage and family ministry. Born and raised in West Michigan, They’ve lived in Boston and Chicago by way of prior careers in digital media and nursing. They are both graduates of Calvin Theological Seminary and founders of the Parsonage Inn B&B. When they are not offering hospitality at their Inn, the Kosters both serve as ordained ministers with the media ministry of Back to God Ministries International. Steven directs all the domestic programming through ReFrame Media, while Deb focuses on the Family Fire project. Family Fire is a web and social media ministry that promotes God’s design for marriage and parenting. Offline, they offer live teaching events and retreats. Through all of these venues, their audience explores spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy and how couples can live as members of a Spirit-fired family. The Kosters are the parents of three awesome young adults, who live in the Grand Rapids area.