The WHOLE Marriage Retreat

May 25th – May 27th   

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

91 North Lakeshore Drive Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Married Couples

Retreat this Memorial Day Weekend to the beautiful Western North Carolina Great Smokey Mountains and experience a time of relaxation, growth, and excitement.  The Excellent Marriage has created the best of all Marriage Retreats in NC.  Retreat content focuses on three areas that matter for you to have The Excellent Marriage.  Your understanding and health in each area is vital for wholeness and ultimate marital success.   Your Marriage will certainly improve implementing what is taught during this marvelous weekend.

The Whole Marriage Retreat will be INVALUABLE!!!

Retreat Facilitators

David and Deona Frierson are a highly trained and dynamic couple equipped through training and a God given gift to help couples succeed in marriage. Deona, a licensed therapist, possess such knowledge, personality and warmth that couples enjoy. David is as a highly focused and passionate individual whose zeal that can be felt by all, especially the husbands.

Together, those who experienced them constantly mention how well the two of them work together.  Come let your marriage partake of what has been gifted through David and Deona Frierson. To Learn more about Deona click this link (More About Deona) and to learn more about both click here (More About David & Deona)

Deona & David Frierson (Retreat Facilitators)

Pricing ($650.00 per couple)

  • Includes 3 days 2 nights accommodations at the Terrace Hotel
  • The Whole Marriage Retreat sessions and activities
  • Couple’s Hiking Trip Travel fee
  • Attendance to Cookout and Couples BBQ
Pay Options:The drop-down below contains three pay options.  You may pay the total or half the cost of the retreat.  You may also pay five installments as often as you wish to cover the cost.  At least 1/2 of the total cost of the retreat must be paid by April 15th to secure your attendance.   The total cost of the retreat must be paid by May 14th.

Pay Amounts

Marriage Retreat

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Note: Marriage Enrichment Sessions will include time with all couples and breakout sessions for the Husbands(w/ David) and Wives(w/ Deona)

Note:  All meals, except the Cookout and Couples BBQ, are not part of the cost


9:00 am- 12:00 pm Marriage Enrichment Session
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Break for Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Nutrition & Marriage
2:30 pm  – 4:30 pm  Marriage Enrichment Session
5:00 pm Couple’s kickball
6:30 pm Cookout and Couples BBQ


8:30 am – 12:30 pm Marriage Enrichment Session
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Break for Lunch
2:00 pm– 6:00 pm Couple’s Hike & (Optional) River Tubing


9:00 am – 11:00 am Couple’s Worship and Prayer for Marriages


The Terrace at Lake Junaluska.  This Beautiful lake front hotel has everything to make your stay enjoyable.  Room types provided will include either a King or Double Queen, some offering a view of the lake.

There are limited King and lake view rooms so register early as those will be given to couples on a first register basis.  If your is a double queen room, you can only occupy one bed per night for sleeping ?


  • Lakefront rooms
  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • King deluxe rooms available
  • On-site meeting rooms
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Telephone
  • Coffee makers
  • Alarm clock radio
  • Private baths
  • Handicap accessible rooms available
  • Complimentary access to the Fitness Center and the Aquatic Center’s seasonal pool
  • Buffet-style dining room located within the hotel (additional cost)

Activities (some activities require small rental cost)

  • Tennis
  • Mini Golf
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • 18 hole Golf Course and more ….

Packing Items

Below are some things to consider while packing for the retreat

  • Shoes for Hiking trail and other physical activities
  • Clothes you do not mind getting wet if while hiking you want to experience tubing down the natural lazy rivers
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Towel and change of clothes if you decide to tube
  • Yoga Mat or Large Towel
  • Workout Gear
  • Water Bottle

Couple’s Hike

To facilitate more couple’s fun and activity, we will hike a medium to easy trail in the mountains.  The length of the trail is around 2.5 miles and offers picturesque views of waterfalls.  Optional Tubing: The trail also has two sections where water travels down from one area to another as a natural lazy river.  One section is for adults and swimmers, since the ride can get wild and bouncy.  The second section is appropriate for all ages with a steady, easy flow down to where we will start.  To rent a tube, the cost is $5  for the duration of our hiking trip.  Travel to our hiking destination is part of the cost to attend the retreat.


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