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Deeper Connection from the Inside Out

November 8-10, 2019

Strong marriages experience deep and intimate connection. Yet, so often our marriages can get caught in the default mode and the busyness of life and we find ourselves going through the motions or feeling out of sync. We usually turn to what we think is the solution - more time together, bigger date nights or a weekend away - only to discover those things are a temporary fix at best.  

At the core of our longing for an intimate marriage is the need to live wholehearted in a way that allows us to connect from the inside out. Research shows us that the healthiest marriages are always built around safety, openness, vulnerability and empathic heart-to-heart conversation. In other words, the best marriages are emotionally intelligent.

During the Wholehearted Marriage retreat, you will discover a language that helps your marriage grow in emotional intimacy by understanding your own and your spouse's emotions and learning how to engage and interact with each other in a way that draws you together. Using a simple assessment, teaching sessions and some guided times for you and your spouse to discuss and dream about your marriage, you will discover areas of strength and places where you can grow immediately to have greater connection.

Join us for this wholehearted weekend at the beautiful Whitestone Country Inn!

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Using the insight from the teaching times you will learn more about how you can connect at a deeper level.

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Connect deeply with each other through guided conversations and exercises to help you explore your marriage.

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Relax and enjoy 330 acres of beautiful countryside during extended break times, wonderful meals and a lack of interruption.

The Wholehearted Marriage retreat is an opportunity to spoil yourself and grow your marriage at Whitestone Country Inn, an East Tennessee “sanctuary for the soul” located less than three hours from Middle Tennessee. Led by marriage coaches and authors Jeff and Lora Helton, Wholehearted Marriage is your all-inclusive marriage weekend getaway.  You will be challenged as a couple to work on your marriage, grow together and gain some practical skills that you can immediately apply to intentionally grow deeper intimacy in your marriage. Enjoy relaxing couple time, valuable teaching sessions, delicious meals and a slower pace without the regular interruptions of life.

Pricing and Registration

November 8-10, 2019

Pricing includes all teaching sessions, all meals and snacks and your two-night stay in the room of your choosing (price varies based on room type and availability and rooms are sold first come, first choice). Please go to www.whitestoneinn.com to see all the unique room choices and then return here to reserve your room. (Additional amenities such as a spa, canoe rentals, etc. are available for an additional fee.) 

All-Inclusive Room Pricing: 
Blue Heron $850.00
Bluebird $875.00
Indigo Bunting   UNAVAILABLE
Canada Goose  $895.00
Chickadee   $915.00
Woodpecker Suite  UNAVAILABLE
Goldfinch   $980.00
Hummingbird Suite  $990.00
Mallard Suite   UNAVAILABLE
Mockingbird   UNAVAILABLE
Oriole Suite   UNAVAILABLE
Osprey Suite   UNAVAILABLE
Whippoorwill Suite   UNAVAILABLE
Sparrow Suite  $995.00
Eagle's Landing  UNAVAILABLE

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Your room will be confirmed once we have received your $200 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due by October 1. You are, of course, welcome to pay the full amount now.
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1. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions (check or Venmo). 2. Rooms are confirmed once the $200 non-refundable deposit is received.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lodging: Whitestone Country Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast resort located on 300+ acres in East Tennessee. The entire property and all buildings give the appearance of a cozy New England village and is represented in each of the 22 individually decorated rooms. The rooms are spread out over the property in several different buildings. The dining area is located in the Farmhouse and our meetings will be in The Lion and The Lamb. You can see and choose your own room by looking at Whitestone's website.

Food and Drink: As part of the Marriage Retreat, all of yours meals are included. We will begin with dinner on Friday night and have three delicious meals on Saturday and a full breakfast on Sunday. Complimentary snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. While alcohol is not served at Whitestone, you are more than welcome to bring your own to enjoy with your meals. 

Schedule and Free Time: The Marriage Retreat is very different than a marriage conference. We desire that you have a lot of time as a couple to enjoy the beautiful location and relax and reconnect. On Saturday we have a four-hour block of time where you can hike, canoe, enjoy a couple's massage or take a nap! (Additional charges apply for some of these activities). We begin our weekend at 6:00 EST on Friday night and wrap-up before lunch on Sunday.

Programming: Over the course of the three days, we will have five 45-minute teaching sessions. Each session is followed-up with optional guided exercises for you and your spouse. These exercises will allow you to apply the content you've heard immediately.