October 19-22, 2023
About the Event
Marriage really is everything it’s cracked up to be. Worth fighting for, and giving it all you’ve got. It can be your highest highs and your lowest lows. Wherever you are in your marriage there is always more: more love, more passion, more freedom, more fun, more intimacy, and more life. That’s what we want to talk about on the Restoring Passion event. We hope you can be a part!
We are very excited to announce that in October of 2023 we will be hosting a marriage event. It’s a great chance to connect with your spouse and God in new ways. The weekend will be filled with a powerful blending of teaching sessions, film clips, and guided periods of reflection in the outdoors.
The event will be held at the Iron Horse Ranch – an exclusive, privately owned ranch located in Brenham, Texas, less than two hours drive from Houston. It is a chance to get away in the outdoors, enjoy the adventures of skeet shooting, bass fishing, putt putt, swimming, hiking and more. This event is only for couples who have both been on an event (men who have gone on an Expedition and women who have attended an Encounter).
Who can attend
In order for the experience to be as powerful and effective as possible, the marriage event is only for couples who have both been on an event. We are requiring the husband to have attended a men’s Expedition and the wife to have attended a women’s Encounter. We do have a Men’s Texas Expedition on March 23-26, 2023 and a Men’s California Expedition on August 24-27, 2023 if a husband needs to attend an event to qualify for the marriage event.
How to Register
The demand for the October 19-22, 2023 Restoring Passion Marriage event has been incredibly high. We only have 50 rooms available on site at the Iron Horse Ranch where we are having the event. We have completely sold out of those 50 on-site rooms.
However, we have made arrangements with the nicest hotel in the area, The Hyatt Place in College Springs, Texas for other couples who want to be part of the Restoring Passion Marriage Event. The hotel is only a 30 minute drive in the morning and back in the evening.
We have reduced the price of the Restoring Passion for you from $1495.00 to $1245 a $250 reduction because of staying off-site at the Hyatt.
Please note five things are needed to finalize your spot at Restoring Passion and also to stay at the Hyatt Place in College Station.
1. Go to 1st link below to complete your registration which is the waiver. Please note both husband and wife need to complete the waiver because each may have different allergies and/or medical issues.
2. Payment of $693 is due by January 16,, 2023 so we know for sure who is going to attend. It’s the second link below. The $693 due to AOTH for the cost of the event is $1495 minus a $250 off-site discount, minus the cost of the hotel room which is $552 for Thursday-Sunday. This $552 reservation must be finalized with the Hyatt by January 16, 2023. If any of the 50 couples who are registered for on-site at Iron Horse drop out, then we will move into their spot any couples who are registered and paid for off-site on a first come, first served basis.
3. If an emergency occurs and you cannot attend the Restoring Passion Marriage Event we will refund you the full registration fee of $693- the amount paid to Adventures of the Heart. You can receive a full refund for the other $552 paid to Hyatt up until 72 hours prior to October 19th, which would be Monday October 16th .
4. The 3rd link below is for making your reservation at the Hyatt Place in College Station. This reservation must be completed by January 16th to hold your spot for the Restoring Passion Marriage Event. If you need to contact the Hyatt please call 979-846-9800 and ask for Sarah or Kaitlyn.
5. This links below are only for you and your spouse and are not to be shared with friends because they may not be one of the 31 couples selected who will be staying off-site for the Restoring Passion marriage event.
We looks forward to an incredible time together,
Reese & Sandy
The 3 Steps to Complete:
#1-The link for the waiver: (both husband and wife need to complete this).
#2-The link to complete your payment of $693 to participate in the Restoring Passion Marriage Event –Must be completed by January 16, 2023.
#3-The link to secure you place at the Hyatt Place in College Station of $552 (you will need to click on this and make your own reservation)—must be completed by January 16, 2023. The booking dates are Thursday through Sunday, October 19-22, 2023 (Check in would be Thursday October 19th, and checkout would be Sunday morning October 22nd). If you need to contact the Hyatt please call 979-846-9800 and ask for Sarah or Kaitlyn.
A Note about Covid-19
For this event we will not have any COVID related restrictions. Specifically, there will be no face mask wearing because we have found that masks greatly prohibit meaningful connection and interaction among participants. There will also be no social distancing, no limited attendance, no vaccination requirements, or status checking.
All participants understand this and participate at their own risk and liability. We simply ask that participants take common sense measures before attending and if showing transmissible symptoms within 24 hours of attendance to politely stay back entirely or until receiving appropriate medical clearance. If you need to cancel due to COVID symptoms we will issue you a refund.
If you are concerned about catching COVID and are uncomfortable coming on the event in light of our COVID policy listed above, we ask that you postpone attending until a future date when you would feel more comfortable attending.
Time of arrival and time of departure
Please plan to have your flight arrive to either the Austin (AUS) or Houston (IAH) airport by 2pm. This will give you enough time to get your bags and rental car and arrive in time for check in.
Check in is from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th. Dinner is from 6:00-7:00 and we will begin our first session directly after dinner, so please check in and locate your room prior to dinner. We will conclude on October 22nd at 12:00 p.m. Lunch on Sunday is not covered in the event fee. In order to attend each couple is required to attend the event from beginning to end.
Please plan to book your departing flight no earlier than 3:30pm on Sunday October 22nd.
The drive from the Houston (IAH) airport or Austin (AUS) airport are approximately two hours. Upon arrival at the facility follow the signs to check in at the dining hall. Once you have checked in please take you bags to your room and then park your car in the field/parking lot below the dining hall and plan to leave your car parked for the entirety of the event.
Directions from the Houston Airport (IAH):
Directions from the Austin Airport (AUS):
Need a ride?
If you are flying into either the Houston or Austin airports and would like help arranging a ride to the Event we can help connect you with a couple who is renting a car. Please click here to fill out a request form. We can’t guarantee that we can arrange a ride but we will try and connect you with any available carpool. Please request a ride by September 15th to avoid rides being unavailable as we get closer to the Event date.
Can you offer a ride?
If you live in the Houston area and would like to offer to pick someone up from the airport, or if you are renting a car and are flying into either Houston or Austin airports and would like to have another couple carpool with you, click here to fill out a form that will help arrange this. Please let us know by September 15th that you would like to carpool so we can connect you with other couples coming to the Event.
Fall weather in October around Brenham, TX can be incredibly beautiful and warm or chilly if a cold front comes through. Most likely a jacket, shorts, jeans, and jogging shoes are all you will need but we do suggest bringing some cold weather clothes in case the temperatures drop. Click here for the Brenham, TX 10 day forecast.
What to Bring
Emergency Contact Phone Numbers:
If you need to be contacted in case of an emergency the phone number is 404-718-9242. This number can receive both calls and texts.