And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1Corinthians 13:13

Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen of Home Improvement Ministries Join Us In 2017!

We are thrilled to have the Friesen's as our speakers/teachers over Memorial Day weekend this year! They have made it their mission to pour into marriages through counseling, camps, conferences, and church presentations.

Paul and Virginia will be sharing in five sessions from their brand new series titled, "Better Together". Session titles include, Sacrificial Love, Love and Respect, Uniqueness, Marital Sexuality, and Married For More Than Me.

For more information about them and their ministry, please scroll down to read their bio.

Marriage Getaway

Friday, May 26th, 4pm to Monday, May 29th, 12pm

Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center. 660 U.S. HWY. 50. Zephyr Cove, NV in Tallac Center

On the beautiful shore of magnificent Lake Tahoe - one of the world's most sought after vacation destinations. Tallac Center is the newest building at Zephyr Point, and is fully ADA compliant. For more information regarding the venue, please visit their website:

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Event Information:

Relax. Restore. Recommit. at the 6th annual Joni and Friends Sacramento Marriage Getaway. Whether your marriage is affected by the disability of a spouse or special needs of a child, we welcome you to join us for encouragement, teaching, worship, fun, and fellowship. The Getaway includes three nights lodging over Memorial Day weekend. It all takes place at the renowned Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Renew your souls, and reconnect with God and each other!

Registration Information:

The cost is $575 per couple; only $50 deposit due per couple to register. Cost includes 3 nights lodging, meals, materials, teaching, worship, professional portrait, candlelit couples dinner, optional dance and kareoke party, prayer time, breakouts, refreshments, and an opportunity for free marriage counseling. Massage options available at additional cost. Interest-free PAYMENT PLANS are available upon request.

>To register online using a credit or debit card, click on this link:

>To register by mail and pay with check, credit or debit card: Click on the graphic below; download and print applicable forms; complete, and return via mail or email (we suggest using 2-sided printing to save paper when possible).

NOTE: There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms in the conference center

Click on the graphic below for our downloadable PDF registration form. Includes FAQ's and a scholarship application.

Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen Bio

Paul and Virginia Friesen were married in 1976 and have three young adult daughters and two Godly sons-in-law. They both have Doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and are the lead resource couple at Home Improvement Ministries. The Friesens regularly speak at marriage, men’s, and women’s conferences in the US and internationally, are frequently invited to give family and parenting seminars, and have an ongoing ministry with professional athletes.

The Friesens have authored over ten books and curriculums on parenting and marriage, including Letters to My Daughters, In Our Image, Raising a Trailblazer, Before You Save the Date, and most recently, The Marriage App.

Paul and Virginia’s greatest joy in life is knowing that their children are walking in the Truth.

Home Improvement Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving couples and families.

The mission of Home Improvement Ministries (H.I.M.) is to equip, encourage, and bring hope to churches, families, and marriages as they seek to establish and live out biblical designs for relationships.


Quiet accommodations, many with lake view (first come, first serve)

Great fellowship

Freshly prepared meals

Relevant teaching sessions

Plenty of free time

Uplifting worship

Opportunities for prayer

Candlelit couples dinner

Professional portraits

Fun activities

Men and women small group sessions

Massage available for additional fee

Optional marriage counseling (included)

Optional DJ dance and karaoke party (included)

Marriage recommitment ceremony



Read the FAQ's below. And, you can reach us by:

Office Phone: 916-953-7434


Text: 916-390-2900

Enjoy the video slideshow of our 2016 Getaway:

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