While We're Waiting Marriage Retreats for Bereaved Parents

Our While We're Waiting Marriage Retreats are specifically designed to minister to the needs of bereaved parents.  These special events are facilitated by Rex and Mary Jones, who are bereaved parents themselves.  They are not professional counselors, and attendance at a retreat should not take the place of professional counseling if you are in need of that.  

Here's a little introduction from Rex and Mary ...

"We have been madly in love for over 36 years!  We are both retired now and enjoy traveling the world, loving our new granddaughter, Willow, and teaching other couples how to finish the race strong in their marriage.  We have two children, Tori, who is married to Mac and is the mother of Willow.  Our son Zach has been residing in Heaven since September 2009.  We have taught on marriage for over 18 years in Sunday School and have conducted marriage retreats not only in the U.S., but also in Zambia and Burkina Faso, Africa and Haiti.  We look forward to spending a weekend with you all and sharing the good, bad, ugly, and the BEST parts of marriage!  Please bring your Bible, a great attitude and your spouse."

Topics for our WWW Marriage Retreats include:  Storms, Our Legacy, Differences, Our Broken World, Our Daily Walk with Jesus, Establishing Priorities, Spiritual Leadership in the Home, Biblical Roles, Romance, Communication, Sex, Finances, and Making Application. 

Our retreats provide a safe place to work through some of the struggles we experience in our marriages as grieving couples, all the while focusing on the hope we have of seeing our children again one day.  There is so much comfort in spending time with other couples who truly understand the loss of a child and who have dealt with the same emotions and struggles, but who also share the hope we have in Jesus. 

We have two locations for our marriage retreats:  the While We're Waiting Refuge in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Ochoco Christian Conference Center in Prineville, Oregon.  These retreats run from 5:30 on Friday evening through 10:30 on Sunday morning.   Lodging for the weekend and all meals will be provided, and there is NO COST for these events.  

Spots are limited to the first nine couples who complete our online registration form for each upcoming date.  When spots are filled, we will start a waiting list.  We look forward to seeing you here!