Posted by Pastor Kleimola

“It’s so difficult to have time together…”
“I can’t remember the last time we had a date…”
“It’s like we’re living separate lives…”
“I wish we had time to reconnect…”

Have you found these words crossing your mind or leaving your lips? Do you need a break? Or some time to recuperate from the nonstop activity of life?

Please join us for the Growing Together Marriage Retreat and take some time for your marriage. This retreat is one part relaxation, one part growing in your marriage, and one part exploring how “a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
This year’s focus, “Building Warmth and Closeness Every Day,” will take us on a journey throughout our day-to-day lives. We’ll discover that our Lord Jesus Christ impacts and blesses every part of our lives together as husband and wife.
Please join us May 20 & 21 for good food, good drink, and good marriages, with the good God who provides us with all these things.

Growing Together Retreat Information
Who’s invited? All couples — married or engaged — who seek a biblical foundation.
May I invite my friends who aren’t Lutheran? Yes! This retreat is available to all married and engaged couples.
Who’s hosting the retreat? Area churches of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod: St. John, Freedom; St. Luke, Wauseon; St. Paul, Liberty Center; & Trinity, Toledo
Cost? $20 per couple

  • Entire cost of retreat
  • Wine and appetizer night on May 20th
  • Breakfast and Lunch on May 21

Can we stay at the retreat center if we want to? Yes! (limited availability)

Optional Housing:

  • $60 per married couple (amenities include a bedroom with a queen or double bed and full bathroom)
  • Engaged individuals may stay in single rooms for $30 per person (includes a single bed and full bathroom)
  • Hotel or Camping visit: and select ‘Housing options’
  • Or just drive home for the night!

Are lap babies welcome? Yes!

Starts Friday, May 20th at 5:30PM
Reconvenes Saturday, May 21st at 8:00AM
Ends Saturday, May 21st at 4:30PM

Lial Renewal Center, 5908 Davis Rd, Whitehouse, OH 43571

Questions? Please call, text, or email
Pastor Keith Witte Phone: 419.966.3499 E-mail:

For more information visit

How do I register? Fill out this form and turn it into the church office. Space is limited!