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Heart 2 Heart Marriages

Retreats & Conferences


We have three marriage retreats; Heart 2 Heart Bonds, Heart 2 Heart Destiny and our annual We love Our Bond Alumni Weekend. They are all offered in a conference format that goes from Friday night to Saturday, or as a weekend retreat. These events are led by Doug Tawlks, Director of the Life Bridge and his wife Shari.

How do I host a Heart 2 Heart Retreat? To learn more about hosting a conference or retreat email us at


Heart 2 Heart Bonds

“Let no one split apart what God has joined together.” Mt. 19:6

Testimony: “I’ve already said it, but I’m not going to stop until every couple attends this conference! It’s fantastic, and I promise you, no matter how many retreats and conferences you have been to, you’ve never been to one like this. So just go sign up right now!” – Stacey & Dave D.

Heart to Heart Bonds is not just another marriage retreat; it is a transforming journey that integrates prayer and bonding experiences that have brought hundreds of couples closer together in ways they never thought possible. It is positive, fun and transformative. You will also form new bonds with other couples Join us and find out what our alumni couples mean when they passionately say, “We love our bond!”


Heart 2 Heart Bonds Couples will…

– Discover a new language that will transform the way they communicate.

– Gain a deeper understanding of their sacred bond and experience a new motivation to nurture and protect it.

– Teach couples how to strengthen and protect their bond when they experience conflict.


More Testimonies

“I have been to several marriage conferences and I have been a licensed therapist for over 25 years and I can honestly say I have never been to a retreat like Heart 2 Heart.  Its impact on our marriage was deeper than any we have attended.” — Rob G. M.A. MFTT

“Thanks so much both of you!  The ride home was a trip of increasing revelation – absolutely beautiful!  I haven’t felt this close to my husband in years.  I love the way you guys take a deep therapy form and make it into simple practical models that work! Our marriage feels alive again! We love our sacred bond.” — Steve & Denise married, 35 years.


Heart 2 Heart Destiny

Words cannot describe that life changing moment when a husband and wife discover why God has brought them together. We all have a drive to know our purpose. Some call it destiny others call it a life mission. Did you know God has a destiny for your marriage too?


Couples of Destiny will…

– Discover the treasures of each other’s personalities, gifts and strengths.

– Find God’s picture of the way your individual destinies fit together in a united mission.

– Establish a couple’s mission statement that will empower you to fulfill the purpose that will unite your hearts in a shared adventure.


We Love our Bond Alumni Weekend

Our annual Alumni Retreat, the We Love Our Bond Alumni Weekend is designed for couples who have attended either Heart 2 Heart Bonds or Couples of Destiny retreats and conferences. The perfect opportunity to celebrate life together as we strengthen our friendship bonds with other couples.



The Life Bridge, as well as churches and organizations, host our Marriage events. To learn more about how to host a retreat or conference contact our Director of Marriage Ministries Kathleen Braaten at


Retreat Locations Hosted by theLifeBridge

–     Lake Tahoe, CA. North Shore.

–     The Old St. Angela Inn, Pacific Grove-Monterey, CA.