WEEKEND ON THE BAY…A COUPLES GETAWAY!
"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.
Weekend Sessions with Ted Cunningham
Session 1 - Enjoying Life and Marriage
What does it take to honor, enjoy and prioritize marriage?
Session 2 - From Anger to Intimacy
When a marriage drifts, you blame your spouse, question your compatibility, close your heart, isolate from others, doubt your future and explore other options. This session shares practical strategies to reignite your marriage.
Session 3 - The 6 Levels of Communication
This session teaches you how to help your spouse win every argument.
Session 4 - Every Marriage is a Duet in Need of Great Backup Singers
Surrounding yourself with those who rejoice and delight in your marriage and muting those who don't.
Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for 20 years, and have two children, Corynn and Carson.
He is the author of Fun Loving You, Trophy Child, and Young and In Love and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley including The Language of Sex and From Anger to Intimacy. His most recent release is Come to the Family Table, which he coauthored with Amy.
He is a comedian on the Date Night Comedy Tour and a frequent conference speaker at churches and events across the country. Ted is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.
We hear a lot about how hard marriage is and how much work it takes, but Ted is here to remind us of the other side of that coin – that we can truly enjoy each other, and have FUN in our marriage! Equal parts pastor and comedian, Ted will get you laughing and thinking all at the same time on your way to a happier healthier marriage.
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.
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.
Saturday Night Comedian
Matt Fore was born at an early age on October 26, 1958 in the small mountain village of Morristown, Tennessee or it may have been somewhere up north. Anyway, for a while he was all pinkish and could barely see or speak. His hands were so small that he had to use bridge size playing cards to do a one handed cut and Hofzinger spread control because the standard blue backed Tally Ho poker cards were too big. He spent what seemed like months just lying around and drinking. Fifty some odd years later he is a professional magician, sleight of hand artist and entertainer with over twenty-five years of experience having performed, in that time, for literally dozens of people.
Matt’s interest in trickery began when he was still very short. He had a very keen and alert brain and a very keen and alert brain as well as a brain that was very alert and keen. Naturally he wanted to be a nuclear physicist but his parents encouraged him to be a sleight of hand artist. Go where the money is@ they would say and they were right as today he earns, let’s just say, four figures. There is no doubt that he will someday be a world famous magician so if you see him now you will be able to say that you knew Matt Fore when he was absolutely nobody.
Matt currently lives in East Tennessee and spends much of his time on the road as the featured entertainer for many corporate functions, church-wide events, sports evangelism celebrations, banquets and conventions. He has performed throughout the Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Lines and was an opening act for Crystal Gayle. He has appeared in a music video with Taylor Swift and has performed on several national TV Shows including the Crook & Chase show on TNN, Fox Sports and The Dennis Swanburg Show. He has also performed numerous times at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
But the list doesn’t stop there. Matt has also performed at Carnegie Hollister’s birthday party, The Grand Ole Opportunity House and Johnny Carson Smith’s Wholesale Pork and Packaging. He has also attended concerts by some very famous groups including Three Dog Night and The Marshall Tucker Band and has watched many famous television programs. He wears a size 11 shoe. Sometimes 10 1/2 depending on the brand because some brands are too narrow causing unnecessary discomfort and unexplainable facial expressions at the wrong time. Like when someone is telling a joke.
If laughter is the best medicine, Matt is a good doctor and he is making a house call. His prescription of dry humor and sleight of hand will have you amazed and amused, and feeling fine!
Pricing / Packages
Want to arrive Thursday, November 2nd or stay after Sunday night, November 5th? 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 $498 per couple
- 1 Room
- 2 Registrations
- 2 Guests Per/Room
*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: $498 per couple
Financial hardship? Partial scholarships may be available.