Summit Quest recently completed a couples retreat in McCall, Idaho. Eight couples attended, each one bringing a great diversity of experiences and life perspectives.
We’ve been doing this work for several years, and yet we’re always inspired and amazed by the personal transformations that occur in three short days. On the first day of retreat, participants often arrive with varying degrees of anxiety and mistrust. Some withdraw themselves to the comforting superficialities of small talk, while others present a flat and lifeless exterior. Despite the obvious challenge of trusting a group of relative strangers, the couples invariably move forward with determination, honesty, and courage. By the last day of retreat, a distinct shift occurs where participants relate to one another from what we sometimes call the “heart-space.” Barriers melt away and are replaced by deep connection.
The couples retreat is not aligned with any religion, and yet the process is deeply spiritual. Couples most often leave the retreat energized and more in love than ever before. The couples retreat truly is a sacred journey.