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NOV 2-4, 2018


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"Every time my wife and I go here we reconnect. It is like a life line for our marriage. We often times get so caught up in life that we don't pause long enough to remember what is important. I thank GOD for a place like Sandy Cove because it helps you to see what you have been missing in the life that GOD has blessed you with."
Nate, Facebook review 


A fall weekend at Sandy Cove is the perfect time for a couples getaway!

Spend a weekend investing in each other, and bump your marriage from a 5 to a 7  (or an 8 up to a 9!) Remember the reasons you said “I do” and get tools and encouragement to keep on doing it better than ever. 


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BJ Thompson

BJ Thompson


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From Build A Better Us

Everyday People Building Extraordinary Marriages

BJ Thompson, speaker and co-founder of Build A Better Us was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and came to faith in Christ at age 19. He and his beautiful wife, Vanja, have been married for 14 years and have three children. As one of the founding members of the global Unashamed Movement, BJ served with recording, Grammy-Award winning artist, Lecrae. During that time, he traveled around the country and internationally teaching leadership development to different groups as well as investing time in his local community. BJ also served for three years at Fellowship Memphis Church under Pastor Bryan Loritts. Over the past 15 years, he has partnered with organizations such as Desiring God, various churches and ministries to help develop marriages, form small groups and train leaders world-wide. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree from Union University. Currently, he lives in Atlanta Georgia and works with The Navigators organization.

Remember those magical moments from your dating relationship that made you fall in love with your mate? Unfortunately, for many couples, the day-to-day busyness of life can choke the magic right out of our marriages.

At the core, every married person desires to be unconditionally loved, to be faithfully committed to, and to be enthusiastically pursued by his or her spouse. The difficulty lies in maintaining this as the years go on! So, how do you get there? By building your marriage on Jesus, the “real hero”, and pursuing your spouse.

Build a Better Us exists to help married couples pursue their spouse with the same level of enthusiasm they had when they were dating and engaged.

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright

Worship Leader

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Christopher’s joy and calling is to strengthen, encourage and comfort the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 14:3) and to help people of all generations come to see the greatness of God.

Born and raised in the Philly suburbs, Christopher and his college sweetheart, Jeannie, currently reside in Exton, PA with their three adult children. In 1988 they were blessed with a special needs daughter who was unable to walk, talk, or eat-except through a tube. Amanda’s brief 15 years on this earth taught Christopher much about God’s love, sovereignty, and what matters most. Her profound impact on his life caused him to worship Christ like he never had before, and inspired him to write songs that flowed from a grateful, broken heart.

In order to comfort others with the comfort he and his family received (2 Cor. 1: 3-4), Christopher answered the call to full-time music ministry in 1995 and founded Blessed Hurricane Ministries, a concert and worship ministry which has taken him to churches, camps and conferences all around the world. Having also served ten years as a pastor of worship, he enjoys coaching worship leaders and their teams. Whether leading 80,000 in worship at Creation Festival (’04 & ’05) or a handful of missionaries and families in remote places around the world with the WordFM, his contagious passion for making much of Christ remains the same.

As a musical missionary with InFaith.org, Christopher is currently serving as a worship leader at Calvary Chapel of Delaware County in Chadds Ford, PA, as well as interim worship pastor at Calvary Chapel of Delta in Delta, PA. His songs can be heard on his own indie projects as well as on major label recordings by Integrity Music, Maranatha! Music, CFNI Music, and Sovereign Grace Music.

Visit Christopher’s website

Christopher has the musical gifts, depth of life experience and heart for the Lord to effectively lead us in worship this weekend and help us refocus our lives on God.

All rates are per couple and include two nights lodging in the Chesapeake Lodge, six meals, snacks, program and activities. 

Want to arrive Thursday, November 1st or stay after Sunday night, November 4th? Please call 800.234.2683 to add either or both nights to your weekend package. The cost is just $50 per night per person and includes breakfast and lunch. 

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starting at $510 per couple

  • 1 Room
  • 2 Registrations
  • 2 Guests Per/Room
$510.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night is owed at checkout.

Rates are per couple and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.

Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person

Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are open all year.
Log Cabin Rates: $510 per couple

Financial hardship? Partial scholarships may be available.