Whether you’ve been married 6 months or 60 years, it’s a good idea to check the gauges and make sure you are both still headed in the same direction.

Three to Stay Married offers four two-day programs that offer practical and spiritual instruction for married couples.



Upcoming Marriage Retreats & Workshops:

February 17-18, 2018

Healing Your Love: Tools for Overcoming Obstacles in Marriage
A Christ-Centered Marriage Renewal Workshop for couples looking to reconnect, repair, and re-energize their marriage.

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July 13-14, 2018

Solving the Mystery of Prayer in Your Marriage
The perfect solution for couples seeking deeper spiritual intimacy in their marriage.

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October 12-13, 2018

Three to STAY Married Marriage Enrichment Weekend
Our signature marriage program. A “back to basics” weekend that covers many of the topics we present in our marriage prep program.

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March 2019

Fan the Flame: Practical Tools for an Exceptional Marriage
Take your love up a notch with this practical retreat to deepen your love for each other.

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**Please note: these are not an overnight program.
Staying overnight is optional for an additional fee.




This is NOT an overnight program.

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center has a limited number of SINGLE bedrooms that can be available for couples who would like to make this weekend more of a get-away.

The additional fee to stay over is  $60 per couple.  Please note that we only have SINGLE bedrooms and that men and women will sleep on separate floors, so couples will not share a room.







A Marriage Enrichment Event for YOUR Parish!

One day can change a marriage forever!

Bring our daylong Marriage Enrichment Retreat to your parish. Entertaining and engaging speakers will present topics such as communication, understanding your spouse’s needs, building intimacy in your marriage, and fostering forgiveness.

We can provide

  • Expert and entertaining speakers on a variety of topics related to marriage and family.
  • Printed Materials related to the topics being presented, that welcome your guests and assist them in absorbing the information in a more concrete and constructive manner.
  • Assistance with promotion, including flyer and posters.

Your parish handles the rest!

We encourage you to use this event as a stepping stone to engage couples more into parish life, so your parish provides volunteers to plan and carry out the details of the day, such as room set up, refreshments, etc.

For more information please contact our Program Director: Jane Newstedt

301-365-0612 or jnewstedt@bethesdacfd.org

Upcoming Parish Retreats: