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Retreat Track

Life is so busy that often times a husband and wife can feel like ships passing in the night. The brief conversations we have are filled up with the busyness of managing the home and family. Couples need time to talk through the most important parts of their marriage together. The Marriage Retreat track carves out time around the Conference to have concentrated and guided discussions to deepen your understanding and application of the important principles you are learning at the conference. Couples in the Retreat will have focused time with each other and our staff to deepen their joy in marriage. It’s our prayer that you would leave this Retreat refreshed and committed to Reclaiming the Beauty of Marriage.

Track Schedule

Friday, February 17th

  • Hotel Check-in: 3:00pm on your own:
  • 1pm:
    Orientation to the Retreat

    Hotel – Sail Ballroom

  • 2pm:
    Communication in Marriage

    Dr. Richard Lucas

  • 2:30pm:
    Couples Discussion

    Conference Begins

  • 3:30pm:
    Group Debrief

    Conference Begins

  • 4:30pm:

    Off-site on your own

  • 6:00pm:
    Nature and Purpose of Marriage

    Dr. Heath Lambert at FBC Campus

  • 7:15pm:
    Enjoying Intimacy in Marriage

    Sean Perron at FBC Campus

  • 8:30pm :
    Couples Discussion

    At FBC Campus

Saturday, February 18th

  • 9am:
    Serving Your Spouse

    Spencer Harmon at FBC Campus

  • 10:30am:
    Couples Discussion

    Dining Room at FBC Campus

  • 11:30am:

    Dining Room at FBC Campus

  • 1pm:
    Conflict Resolution in Marriage

    Dr. Ernie Baker at FBC Campus

  • 2:15pm:
    Couples Discussion

    Dining Room at FBC Campus

  • 3:30pm:
    When Sinners Say I Do

    Dave Harvey at FBC Campus

  • 5pm:
    Dinner and Final Charge

    Dining Room at FBC Campus


Pricing Options

Price Per Couple:

One Night: $300
Two Nights: $425

Price includes: hotel stay, retreat sessions, Saturday lunch, Saturday night dinner and reception, and audio of conference breakout sessions.


Childcare is available for birth through 5th grade. Space is limited. Sign up in the registration link below.

Marriage is God’s creation and he designed it for his glory and our good

Stay at the beautiful . . .

Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk. A downtown hotel drawing inspiration from the St. Johns River, ports, and area bridges – providing an authentic Northeast Florida experience.  Click here to learn more.

The retreat track is reserved for married couples. First Baptist Church believes that God creates people in his image as either male or female, and that this creation is a fixed matter of human biology, not individual choice. We believe marriage is instituted by God, not government, is between one man and one woman, and is the only context for sexual desire and expression.