Weekend To Remember -- Marriage Explained

Why Does Marriage Fail?

People want to have “I” marriages 

& selfishness rips marriages apart. 

Two Great Marriage Retreats

Weekend To Remember - FamilyLife.com

Couples attend Weekend to Remember because they’re ready 

to invest in their marriage and intentionally move towards oneness

We help you understand God’s blueprint for marriage 

so you can create a legacy of greatness.

Attendees say their relationships improved on average 

from a 4/10 to an 8/10 after one weekend.

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Longview Retreat - Garysburg, NC

The mission of the Longview Retreat is to strengthen and rebuild 

the relationships within marriages and families by emphasizing  . . .

. . . the importance of allowing Jesus Christ to be the center 

of each individual life and relationship. 

The Retreat operates on the premise 

that the complete restoration of individuals' and couples' lives 

only comes when each person is in right relationship with God. 

1910 Highway 158 | Garysburg, NC 27831 | Phone: 252.578.8799 | Email: longviewretreat@gmail.com 

Weekend To Remember - Marriage Retreat


Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen.

Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. 

The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges. 

About the Weekend to Remember®

Remember  how captivating it was when you first fell in love with your spouse?  Every moment was special. As real life takes over, that memory can grow  less vivid, and you might not feel like the center of their world as  often. That’s where the Weekend to Remember® marriage retreat from  FamilyLife comes in.

The two-and-a-half day romantic  weekend getaway is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and  strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or  fragile it is. By getting away from the distractions of life, you can  fortify your most important relationship and work toward building  wonderful memories together, for decades to come.

The Weekend to  Remember marriage retreat is not a large group counseling session or  small group discussion. You won’t be asked to share intimate details of  your relationship with anyone.

You will listen to engaging talks  from marriage experts , then take private time alone with your spouse to  work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an  assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for  years to come.

Learn how to:

  • Address issues as they arise, rather than letting resentments fester
  • Express feelings positively, so your partner remains engaged in the discussion
  • Resolve conflict in healthy, biblical ways
  • Maintain a vital sexual connection with one another
  • Forgive one another freely and completely
  • Increase your commitment to your marriage, resulting in deeper intimacy

We  want you to leave your marriage retreat with encouragement, hope, and  practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That’s why we call  this a Weekend to Remember. For more details, view the itinerary.

Staying at the getaway hotel

FamilyLife  recommends that you enhance your getaway experience by staying  overnight at the getaway hotel. The getaway hotels have graciously  extended a special discount for all Weekend to Remember guests. Hotel  information can be found with the getaway event information on the Find  your getaway page.

You are responsible for making your hotel  reservations.  When you call the hotel to make your room reservation,  mention that you are attending FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember so that  you will receive the discounted room rate we have negotiated with the  hotel. You must reserve your hotel room at least three weeks prior to  the getaway in order to guarantee this special discount rate

About Longview Retreat

Longview Retreat is a non-profit, Christian marriage and family marriage ministry located on a large working farm in northeastern North  Carolina. The founders of the Retreat, Joe and Jane Brown,  have been married for over 35 years and want to share with others how God has created the marriage relationship to be one full of love and respect between husband and wife.  Because they understand the stresses  and challenges in marriages and families, they have envisioned Longview Retreat to offer guests a quiet place for Bible study, prayer,  mentoring, restoration, recreation, and times of relaxation together as a  couple and a family.

Contact Us

 Phone: 252.578.8799

  • Email: longviewretreat@gmail.com
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer S, Garysburg, NC 27831
  • Physical Address: 1910 Highway 158, Garysburg, NC 27831
  • We are Abide in Him Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation dba Longview Retreat

Email Joe: joe.longviewfarm@gmail.com | Email Jane: jane.longviewfarm@gmail.com


1910 Highway 158, 

Garysburg, NC 27831

Not  all GPS will find us correctly. We are 3.7 miles east of the 301/158  split in Garysburg and 5.5 miles west of the courthouse in Jackson.  St.  John Church Road is the nearest intersection.