The pace and pressures of life place enormous strains on a marriage. Couples often find themselves merely coexisting. They share the same house, but that’s about it. This weekend event facilitated by WinShape Marriage is designed to help couples rebuild connection and affection through clear communication and healthy ways of resolving conflicts.

WinShape Retreat is located in the hills of North Georgia on 27,000 acres of preserved land, tucked away on Berry College's historic mountain campus. The atmosphere offers cozy, beautifully-decorated lodging rooms, diverse meeting spaces, and abundant outdoor recreation options.

Retreat Speakers:

Jeff and Debby McElroy

Through the years, the McElroys have spoken to millions around the world. Their ability to weave humor, drama, teaching and music throughout their delivery has made them one of the most sought after couples in the country to speak on marriage and family issues. They have been used extensively by some of the most influential churches in America such as Willowcreek Community Church in Chicago, and some of the most outstanding companies in the nation like Chick-fil-A through its WinShape Marriage Retreat, and as one of the lead couples for its global WinShape Marriage Initiative. 

The McElroys are used by 1st Responder organizations to help their couples navigate the stresses unique to their service. The U.S. Army uses Jeff & Debby at bases across the U.S. and overseas to help improve family resiliency. Missionary organizations have invited them to help couples serving in mission fields to keep their missionary families strong. Joni Erickson Tada has asked Jeff & Debby to be the architects of their ministry to the marriages of parents of special needs kids. They have been featured on America’s Funniest People and Marriage Today.

Ask Jeff & Debby, though, and they'll tell you their first mission field is their own family, and their most prized accomplishments in their 33 years of marriage are their children. Their daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Matt, work with their ministry. Their son, Trevan, is a college student. All three have a passion to continue taking the hope of Christ to the heart of homes in their generation.

For more information about the McElroy's and their ministry, check out their website at


The total cost of the weekend is $375 per couple, which includes:

  • 2 nights stay at the WinShape Retreat Center (Private Room)
  • 4 meals (3 Saturday and 1 Sunday)
  • 4 sessions lead by Jeff and Debby McElroy (1 session Friday night, 2 sessions Saturday, and 1 session Sunday)
  • A workbook
  • Time for reflection, rest, and fellowship on the 27,000 acre campus

A $200 deposit secures your spot. The remaining $175 is due by February 14, 2018. Spots are limited, so sign up today.

  • To Register and pay your deposit online, click HERE.
  • To Register and submit a physical payment, click HERE. (Please submit your deposit within 2 weeks of your registration)