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October 5 - 7, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona

First Comes Love Marriage Retreat

You can have a great marriage. All you need to do is make the decision to have a great marriage. Marriages need attention, effort, and nurturing. The First Comes Love Marriage Retreat is a place for couples to be refreshed. This retreat provides restoration and healing to kingdom marriages through Worship, the Word of God, and Community. This will be an intimate weekend, couples will receive tools on communication skills, forgiveness, and learn to foster greater intimacy all within a relaxing atmosphere. You and your spouse will encounter God’s grace and a plan for your marriage to leave a legacy. Couples will leave the First Comes Love Marriage Retreat with practical skills and techniques that will enrich their lives.

Marriages Impacted

What You Can Expect This Year

God desires for your marriage to be magnificent. He wants you to have more fire than when you had that first kiss, more laughter today than yesterday, and more happiness and fulfillment as each day goes by. God has a plan to release you into a marriage that is better than ever. The problem is that we’ve been taught that marriage is going to be work, a drudgery, and full of conflict. What if we abandon that message altogether and choose to believe God for more? Join us, October 5 – 7, 2023 for the First Comes Love Marriage Retreat and hear a different message. New information can mark the beginning of a new journey for you. Whether your marriage is stuck or moving quite nicely, this intimate weekend will launch your relationship to new heights.

Laughing, Learning and Gaining Community


Growing past the hurt
Practicing Grace
Building Honor in Your Marriage
Passion and Prayer
How to deepen intimacy
Communication…what’s that?
How to have a marriage reset
And more…

Who We Are?

Chavon and Lakiesha Townsel have been married for 19 years and have 4 children. They are speakers and marriage mentors. They have been marriage leaders in the community since 2006. They are authors and retreat host for the First Comes Love Marriage Retreat.

What We Do?

Empower men and women, emphasizing the importance of Christ while building Kingdom marriages.

Our Mission

To equip Kingdom marriages through transparency, honesty, and real life examples to live out God’s definition of marriage. We do this through hosting marriage retreats and events, live talk sessions, mentoring and much more.


HOST of The First Comes Love Marriage Retreat.
CEO Founder & Pastors of Men of Acts Ministries

Pastors Sean and Erica R. Moore are the Pastors at Faith Christian Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pastors of You're Worth It Ministries, and business, and personal life coaches.

Pastors of Heirs Christian Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

4 Opportunities to Connect

We are excited to continue expanding how we serve you this year. Our First Comes Love Marriage Retreat registration is only $295 per couple. (Hotel stay not included)

We are hosting a VIP luncheon with Speakers.

BONUS: Our bonus session is a Marriage Revival ! 

Couples Mentoring is available.

For more information click below.

Bonus Session


Friday Night, October 6, 2023



full retreat access + VIP marriage and bonus session


Registration Is open! 


want to get PERSONAL enrichment for your marriage? upgrade your registration to include our Marriage VIP Session! includes an intimate lunch With Speakers, Special Seating and A Personalized Gift Bag

In person


Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7, 2023


Couples Mentoring Package


6 months of couple mentoring.

Curriculum focused


Couples: Worshiping, Learning, Having Fun, Transparent, Intimate and 

Building Community


Host Hotel


Scottsdale, AZ 85250 

October 5-7, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

The Marriage Retreat registration is $295 per couple. Hotel stay is separate. The Marriage Retreat VIP registration is $398 per couple.

To stay at the hotel it is $189 plus tax a night. 

The Bonus Session is $40 per couple.

No. Your registration only covers your attendance of the retreat. Your travel and hotel accommodations are a separate cost.

You will receive a hotel booking link once we receive your registration.

Not at this time. But please check back frequently. You may contact [email protected] with your request.

Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm: Welcome and Meet and Greet Reception. FOOD IS PROVIDED

Friday, October 6th, 9:30am-2pm: General Sessions and more.

Saturday, October 7th, 9:30am-1pm: General Sessions

Saturday, October 7th, 8pm-10pm GALA (Black tie attire)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

Thursday, October 5th, Meet and Greet begins at 7:30pm. Friday and Saturday, General Sessions begin at 9:30am. The retreat is 2  1/2 days.

Friday, October 6th at 7pm, is a Bonus Session (1 day)

Married Couples, and Engaged Couples. And this year we have included a BONUS session.

Please click on register in the middle of the page.

The First Comes Love Marriage Retreat makes significant financial commitments based upon event registrations. There are no refunds. We encourage you to gift your registration to another couple.