Marriage Retreat 2020: Cherish



Marriage Retreat 2020: Cherish  

Many wedding vows include the promise to “to love and cherish” and, while we often talk about loving our spouse, what does it mean to “cherish” them? Is cherishing our spouses really that important, and what does it look like to cherish our spouse in the busy and mundane things of life?

Come and be refreshed as we grow together in our love for God and in our appreciation and application of His design for husbands and wives. We pray that, throughout this weekend, couples will embrace God's Word, learn to thrive as they cherish one another, and be motivated to give-away (export to others) what God has entrusted to them! It will be a weekend well-spent as you pour into your marriage, and, most importantly, draw closer to the Lord as we seek to delight in and glorify Him!


SPEAKERS: Jim & Sue Fruth

Jim and Sue have Indiana roots! They were married in Elkhart, Indiana in 1995 and boy, did Jim marry up?! Jim, Sue and their 3 kids, Sam, Sarah and Mike, lived for several amazing years in Noblesville & Cicero, Indiana. While in Hamilton County, they were part of the Harbour Shores Church family and Jim served as an Elder. In 2009, God moved the Fruths to the western frontier of Olathe, Kansas. 

The Fruths are members of Lenexa Baptist Church where Jim serves as the Executive Pastor and Sue leads the Renew (MOPS) Ministry. Jim and Sue try to serve together, and they enjoy teaching most of the Parenting and Marriage Discipleship classes at LBC. Individually and as a couple, they continue to invest in the people God puts around them, sharing their lives and the Gospel.



~ Dates: Friday February 28th, 6pm - 9:15pm - Saturday February 29th, 8am - 1pm , 2020

~ We will be holding the retreat at Harbour Shores Church

~ Cost: $45 includes, dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning.

~ Scholarships are available for couples who would like to come but cost is an issue. Apply for a scholarship HERE

~ Childcare will be availbe Friday night. The DR youth mission team will be offering childcare for those who need it. We encourage you to make a donation to this mission team in graditute for their service. 

~ Each couple will receive a copy of Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage by Gary Thomas.



~ Please click here to sign-up to attend. The cost for the retreat, per couple, is $45. (The retreat will include dinner on Friday evening and breakfast on Saturday.) You can pay for the retreat by visiting the table in the lobby. Please write a check to Harbour Shores and put "Marriage Retreat" in the memo line. If no one is at the marriage retreat table, you can put your check in the box on the table.

Scholarships are available for couples who would like to come but cost is an issue. Apply for a scholarship HERE

~ Registration closes Wednesday, February 12th



Friday, February 28th:

6:00pm - Dinner

6:45pm - Main Session 1 - Jim & Sue Fruth

7:45pm - Activity 

8:30pm - Breakout Sessions

9:15pm - Dismissal 

Saturday, February 29th:

8:00am - Breakfast

8:30am - Main Session 2 - Jim & Sue Fruth

9:30am - Group Session: The Joys & Trials of Intimacy in Marriage

10:30am - Main Session 3 - Jim & Sue Fruth

11:30am - Q & A Panel discussion

12:30 - Wrap up

1pm - Dismissal - We encourage each couple to go out on a lunch date and process through the retreat before heading home.



Do you have questions about marriage that you would like answered? If so you can leave them here.  

You will also have time during the retreat to submit questions. We will do out best to address your question during the panel discussion time but do to time constraints we might not be able to answer every question. 



If you would be willing to help in some way with the retreat click here for more details.



Feel free to email Chris & Anna Fritz at