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General Information

History & Purpose
Our Mission
LGBT Experiences
Couples Find Enrichment &
   Support for Their Partnerships
   by Participating in Retreats

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It's ( Not) About...

Upcoming Retreats




"Heart to Heart - Going Deeper"

Friday, __  to Sunday, __
Dates to be determined

This infrequent opportunity is designed for couples who are willing to create short presentations and share personal stories in the safe space of a structured 'talking circle' format.   Note - Group discussion is unique to our Going Deeper program and space is limited to 7 couples.

What happens at a 'Going Deeper'' retreat?

Location -- Koinonia Retreat Center


     See Spaces Available

The following information will be available when future dates are determined: 

Registration Form  pdf.pdf

Information Page  pdf.pdf

Retreat Facilitators  pdf.pdf

     Contact us:
          Phone:   6 5 1 - 3 0 0 - 4 1 1 9
h e a r t @ m n . c x  

Note:  Our 2020 Going Deeper retreat has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Future dates will be determined later.  Thank you for your understanding.




"Heart to Heart - Traditional Program"

Couples at our 'traditional' program are not asked to share with the group.

Click here for info on these retreats  



Upcoming Retreats


Friday evening November 13 to Sunday afternoon November 15, 2020
This link will take you to Appleton's
   website for retreats in Wisconsin.
Map & Directions  [2020 location]
Pilgrim Center
Ripon, WI
Sponsored by: Fox Valley
    Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
    Appleton, WI
Contact Appleton:
    Phone:  920-731-0849
    General:  leah@fvuuf.org
    Retreat Leaders:  h2hfvuuf@gmail.com
Information from previous years:
   2011 2012 2013 2014 pdf.pdf


A Couples' Enrichment Weekend Retreat

    "Inclusive" since 1994

All couples are welcomed  

  • Same-sex & Opposite-sex

  • Unmarried & Married



   Thank you for visiting Heart To Heart.  The purpose of our Couple's Enrichment Weekend Retreats is to offer couples the opportunity to examine, enrich and strengthen their relationships.

   We value and welcome all committed couples: same-sex and opposite sex, married and un-married.



Friday, __ to

Sunday, __
Dates to be determined.


What We Offer
at our Minnesota
Going Deeper


What happens at a
'Going Deeper'' retreat?


   An experienced couple facilitates a two-day weekend retreat that is designed to bring the message and the techniques of personal story-sharing and deep listening to non-denominational groups of couples.

   Each Going Deeper weekend includes opportunities to explore and reflect on couple strengths and weaknesses, attitudes, hurts, desires, visions and joys in a private/safe face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter.  This small-group opportunity is designed for couples who are willing to create short presentations and share personal stories in the safe space of a structured 'talking circle' format.  [Note - Group discussion is unique to our Going Deeper program.  Space is limited to 7 couples.]


Financial Assistance 
Available for our
Going Deeper

   Thanks to the generosity of previous participants, scholarship assistance is available.  We ask all couples to pay as much as they can so that we can help as many others as possible.  And...

   If the cost of the weekend is too high and would prevent your being able to join us, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact the leaders of the Upcoming Retreat you want to attend.  To the extent we are able, our philosophy is to make scholarships available to any couple desiring to participate.  [see Guidelines]


Cost, Location & Space


Registration Form
Going Deeper
Oct __ - Nov __, 20xx
Future dates to be determined

   Cost, location and other details vary for each weekend and retreat facility.  Please refer to the left side of this page to register and/or confirm information for the Upcoming Retreat you want to attend.

   Spaces are limited and are assigned first to couples whose completed registration forms and payments we have actually received.  If space is available, we will accept your registration until the retreat begins.

   Sometimes a registered couple will cancel.  After a weekend fills, we will maintain a waiting list.  To add your name to the list, please deliver your registration form and deposit.  Your check will not be cashed unless a weekend team leader contacts you and confirms that you will attend.

   For more information, please contact a team leader or refer to the guidelines for the Upcoming Retreat you want to attend.


hawk  http://saintpaultrash.com 


Other Websites to Visit   

  • [ unityunitarian.org ] -- Unity Church-Unitarian (our Minnesota "sponsor") 

  • [ UU World ] -- "Unitarian Universalist support for marriage needs to extend beyond the right to marry and the right to divorce"; an article by William Doherty; January 2005 

  • [ Utne Reader pdf.pdf ] -- "Long-Term Love; We Need a Deeper Conversation about Relationships" - an article by Julie Hanus, Utne Reader, March-April 2006  

  • [ TheFirstDance.com ] -- A program designed to help couples survive the trauma that wedding planning can be -- and, in the process stay connected to their families