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Cultivate Deeper Connection

Renewed Joy

Greater Belonging

@ Thrive Marriage Experience

August 11th-12th 2023 

at Spring Creek Lavender

Do you desire greater connection with your spouse?


Are you tired of relational auto-pilot?


Do you want to understand how you and your spouse can engage one another at a deeper level?


Is learning how to better care for your spouse important?

What if God has still more for your marriage?


Do you want a thriving marriage?

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A Unique Experience

The Thrive Marriage Weekend is a unique marriage experience like no other marriage retreat/conference you’ve ever heard of or been to.


Flowers               ✔

Animals               ✔ 

Trails                    ✔

Ponds                  ✔

Rest                     ✔

Restoration         ✔

Connection         ✔


The Facilitators

Chris Bruno and Tracy Johnson are wonderful guides towards your journey of a thriving marriage. Their approach to marriage work is very deeply theologically grounded and informed while also realizing psychological and medical terms can help clarify and identify the beauty of creation in the human body. While they will speak, they will also guide and provide you with discussion points to connect with your spouse.

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We have you covered. We want you to come and experience rest. This means not having to run to Dunkin' Donuts to grab a coffee or remember to pack a lunch or running to a nearby restaurant for food (which there aren’t very many of). Your ticket includes amazing sessions, great food, farm experiences, products from the farm, and even a custom booklet to take notes.


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  • Is there lodging nearby?
    There are a variety of options depending on what you are looking for. There are wonderful VRBO's and Air B&B's in the area from a local treehouse to lakefront cabins. The closest hotels to the farm are in North Utica which is about 15-20 minutes from the farm. There are also hotels in Rome, NY which is around 25 minutes and New Hartford which is around 30 minutes away.
  • What makes the Thrive Marriage Weekend different?
    It's about an experience. While Chris and Tracy are wise practitioners they are even better guides. This weekend will be about interacting and experiencing with your spouse. Chris and Tracy will help through inviting you to that space and providing prompts for you to go deeper. Also, our location is unique. You will have the chance to enjoy God's creation, smell flowers, play with animals, and relax.
  • What does the payment include?
    We aim for this to be an all inclusive experience. Your admission will include: - Friday evening session with Chris and Tracy - Evening time on the farm including a bonfire after the session - Saturday morning session - Saturday lunch - Snacks - Water and Coffee - Small goodie bag - Booklet for notes - Saturday afternoon sesion - Time on the farm including entrance to the butterfly house, goats, and farm grounds
  • Is this outside?
    Yes, the event will be outside. It will be under our tent/pavilion. In the event of severe weather an alternate location nearby may be utilized. Please dress for August weather and for being outside.
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