Military-Friendly Marriage Retreat Sessions

A wife watches in anticipation for her uniformed husband to walk from the jet-bridge through the gate. She waits eagerly to be in his arms again. It’s been a long year. She wonders what it will be like to be together again―in-person. Will it be like starting over?

Marriage has both ups and downs, joys and struggles. But for military families, we understand that your marriage looks different. Deployment, uncertainty, and constant transition add strain and stress to your relationship.

While your relationship will be blessed no matter where you attend, the uniqueness of the military culture requires a unique ministry. This is why Cru Military and FamilyLife have teamed up for special military-friendly Weekend to Remember getaways at select locations.

This marriage retreat provides you with messages to encourage, inspire, challenge, and refresh your relationship. Then one-on-one times provide an environment to process with each other how you can use these messages and move toward deeper connection.


“It was a safe atmosphere to not be OK. It opened our eyes to the concept of oneness vs. isolation. We realize our communication skills need work…but we opened our hearts to one another again.” –Military; Married 5 years, Williamsburg, VA

“This conference gave us tools to use and share as we navigate challenges in our marriage and military life. WE are grateful for the investment of FamilyLife.” –Military; Married 17 years, Raleigh, NC

“It’s been reunifying during a season of chaos.” –Military; Married 6 years, Montgomery, AL

Before Deployment

The Weekend to Remember provides a couple much-needed time away, without distractions, to focus on your marriage.

During Deployment

You have the opportunity to learn tools of communication which you will then apply during deployment so that you and your spouse will “stay connected” even though miles apart.

After Deployment

Going to a marriage retreat upon return from a deployment provides the opportunity for you and your spouse to encourage one another with “what we did right” and identify “what we could do better.” The latter is important because another deployment is often a part of the military life.

Find your getaway

While we offer Weekend to Remember events across the nation, select marriage retreats include a Sunday breakout session specifically for military couples. This session will equip you with a specific set of communication tools for use during deployment, reintegration, and transitions.

Locations with a military breakout session

Special rates

ACTIVE military, Reserves or Guard can receive a discounted rate of $60 per person ($120 couple). To qualify for this special discounted rate, please select “Military Rate” at registration.

Hotel and meals are extra. Please contact the getaway hotel for reservation and rates.

Register Early. Our locations sell out quickly.