MARRIAGE LIFE MINISTRIES Helping Others Embrace God's Design for Marital Oneness
MARRIAGE LIFE MINISTRIESHelping Others Embrace God's Design for Marital Oneness

New Marriage Getaways in Costa Rica

A Romantic Retreat Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Experienced

We are excited about our new partnership with the Tamarindo Church in Costa Rica to bring marital education to the beachfront communities in which they serve. We facilitated our first getaway this past November at a romantic resort amidst the arching palm trees and the sounds of ocean waves crashing into lava rocks. It was there that couples participated in experiential activities and informative talks that underscored God’s blueprint for marriage and how to disarm the threats that can potentially destroy the marital oneness for which He desires.


Kevin and Connie Bailey, co-founders of the Costa Rica Marriage Getaway, had a God-sized vision for helping the indigenous people of Costa Rica and the expatriates residing in Tamarindo. Of all the marriage retreats that we have had the privilege to lead, this was no doubt one of the most romantic. The retreat began with an intimate beachfront dinner outdoors under the cover of giant oak trees, ocean breezes, and live music to capture the romance of this epic date night. 



The next day proved to be highly beneficial to the 30 couples that made this important investment to enrich their marriages.  We led discussions about God’s design for marital oneness, disarming the threats to oneness, tuning to the oneness of prayer, celebrating the personality of oneness, and reclaiming surrendered oneness.


As part of each informative session, couples also participated in experiential activities like the trust walk where husbands led their blindfolded wives through an obstacle course around the resort along the beach. One couple, in particular, made the comment that “This weekend was absolutely the best part of our whole marriage.”


The weekend getaway concluded with an evening of Latin flare and fun including an outdoor gourmet dinner buffet, drinks, and dancing under the beautiful starlit night and crashing waves. Truly, this was a romantic retreat unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. If you would like to join us on our next Costa Rica Marriage Getaway, please contact Terri Sumlin at


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