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Weekend Retreat: Details & FAQ’s

About the Event:

The Seven Principles Program and Workshop are based on over 40 years of research by Dr. John Gottman and his New York Times bestselling book, "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work."


This is a get-away couples enrichment retreat with a focus on strengthening your relationship. We will have exercises for you and your significant other to cultivate meaningful conversations and develop your “Love Map.” Confidentiality is maintained and there is time for you to practice the exercises privately. All sessions facilitated by trained Gottman Leaders: Richard & Nancy Wallace (Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training Levels 1 & 2; and Seven Principles Program Gottman Leadership Training) with bonus sessions and content provided by Dr. Jada Jackson-Hill, LMHC, LPC, NCC. Plus, we have private winery and distillery tours built into the retreat. 

The Seven Principles Retreat Registration Includes: 

  • Weekend Access for 1 Couple (2 people)

  • Couples Welcome Gift and Swag

  • The book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,” by John Gottman.  

  • 2 Workbooks (each person gets one)

  • Bonus content by Dr. Jada Jackson-Hill, LMHC, LPC, NCC

  • Bonus book, “A Celebration of Sex,” by Douglas E. Rosenau

  • Relationship Assessment 

  • Private Couple Review

  • Breakfast Daily

  • Saturday’s Lunch

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner

  • Light Snacks Available Between Meals

  • Private Winery Tour and Tasting 

  • Private Distillery Tour and Tasting 

  • Lectures and Private Couple Exercises


   Please note: *Separate C0sts section below.

The Seven Principles Program will provide proven strategies and tools to help couples: 

  • Enhance romance and intimacy

  • Create shared meaning for your relationship

  • Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration

  • Develop skills for managing conflict

  • Gain strategies for problem solving and negotiation


Special Bonus Content: Guest Speaker & TV Host – Dr. Jada Jackson-Hill, LMHC, LPC, NCC:

  • Safe conversations

  • A Celebration of Sex - Overview


This Couples Retreat Weekend is for: 


  • Pre-engaged / Premarital / Married 

  • Everyone from seriously dating to newlyweds to seniors

  • Those wanting to enhance a marriage or relationship

  • Couples of all backgrounds, ages, and faiths.

  • Those needing better conflict management strategies and tools. 


*Separate Costs: 

  • There are a variety of rooms and rates at Kiepersol Estates Bed & Breakfast. Rooms are the responsibility of the guests. You will receive a special code to book your room upon completion of the registration.

  • Meal upgrades and any drink or wine purchases are the responsibility of the guests.

  • Any offsite excursions.

  • Childcare is not provided.


**Please Note: If you are dealing with emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy.


***Must be 21+ participate with the Winery & Distillery Tours and Tastings.


****Content of workshop sessions and materials are for adults. Children are not allowed in the workshops.


*****This workshop is psycho-educational, meaning that it was designed to serve as teaching and guidance for you and is not couples therapy.  Educators are available to assist with class exercises, not to conduct therapy.  If you wish to pursue counseling, we suggest that you visit the Total Life Counseling Dallas website at 


to find information that will help you locate a couples therapist who is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy.


Click here to register for the Weekend Retreat.

How the weekend couples retreat works:



Registration Fees: Early: $300 / Regular: $325 / Late: $350

  • Early Registration: $300 Early registration ends on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 11:59 pm central time. Includes a $25 discount.

  • Regular Registration: $325 Regular Registration ends Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11:59 pm central time.

  • Late Registration: $350 Late Registration ends Wednesday, April 27, 2002, at 11:59 pm central time. Includes additional costs for expedited course materials.

  • Please note: If you register late, please complete your Relationship Assessment immediately so your information will be available for the couples intake session.


Once you register:


  • A confirmation/welcome email will be provided with special instructions. Nancy Wallace will contact you to welcome you and schedule your onsite intake session based upon your anticipated arrival time.

  • Each couple will individually receive an email invitation to the Relationship Checkup directly from Gottman Connect including a link to complete the online questionnaire. Please complete by April 20th. 


  • A special code will be provided for you to book your room at Kiepersol Estates in our room block. Book and confirm your room before April 10th. Limited rooms are available.


  • A link will be provided for you to schedule your onsite couple’s intake session. Arrive at the facility prior to your onsite individual couple’s intake session. The intake will take approximately 15-20 minutes per couple. 

Can my child attend?

  • Children are not allowed in the workshops and childcare is not provided. 

  • The workshop is designed with adult content that is not appropriate for children. The workshop is also designed for couples to focus on each other, individually, and their relationship. The workshop includes information and sessions that will help the couple strengthen their relationship.


Is childcare provided?

  • Unfortunately, onsite childcare is not provided.


Do I have to stay at Kiepersol Estates?

  • There are limited rooms available at Kiepersol. We encourage you to book there as soon as possible. After April 10th, the room block opens so the venue can book rooms for other customers. Contact Kiepersol directly to ensure rooms are still available under our event room block.


  • There are other hotel accommodations in the Tyler, TX area that are between 13-35 minutes from Kiepersol Estates. We have not made accommodation arrangements with other outside facilities for this event.


  • We are hosting 2 morning breakfast sessions at Kiepersol Estates. Please ensure you arrive in time for breakfast service.

Is parking available?


  • Yes. Free parking is available onsite. 

How many people are attending?


  • We are limiting registration to 18 couples to maintain an intimate experience.


Do I have to share information in front of everyone?


  • No. Although we are meeting as a group, you are not required to share information with the group. The workshop is designed for couples and includes private exercises.


Cancellation Policy: Is the workshop refundable?


  • Due to upfront costs, deposits, and sourcing materials, the workshop is nonrefundable. However, a partial credit may be applied towards a future class, workshop, or retreat offered by Marriage Reimagined for up to one year.

  • Cancellations must be in writing.

  • 50% partial credit of your registration payment for cancellations received on or before April 15, 2022.

  • 25% partial credit of your registration payment for cancellations received on or before April 25, 2022.

  • Unfortunately, cancellations that occur after April 25, 2022 are not eligible for a credit. 

Can I gift my registration to another couple?

  • Yes. Please contact Nancy Wallace ( to transfer the registration to another couple.

  • Registration transfers must occur on or before April 25, 2022.

  • The Relationship Assessment is not transferable. A separate $50 fee will be required to issue a new Relationship Assessment to the new couple.

  • The recipient couple will need to complete the Relationship Assessment immediately so their information will be available for the private review during the couples intake session.

More Questions? Contact Nancy Wallace: with your name, number, preferred time of day to discuss, and she will contact you as soon as possible.

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