What is


Have you and your spouse moved from soulmates to roommates?
What can you do to get the spark back?

Focus on the Family and Salem Media Group present Resist the Drift, a two-day marriage conference. Our trained marriage professionals share their story and what they’ve learned as they moved from roommates to soulmates. Couples will receive Bible-based concepts and tools to reconnect and strengthen their marriages.

Meet the


Dr. Greg & Erin Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the Vice President of Marriage at Focus on the Family. Greg earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Biola University and a counseling degree from Denver Seminary. After overcoming struggles early in their own marriage, Greg and Erin knew they wanted to be hands-on in helping other couples. Together they have led marriage seminars around the world.

Erin Smalley serves as a spokesperson and content creator for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry. Erin holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Erin is a license professional counselor with a private practice. Married since 1992, Greg and Erin live in Colorado with their four children.

What to


The Resist the Drift Marriage Conference is an opportunity to connect with your spouse and take a deeper dive into content created just for you. Sessions include:

Session 1: Roommates to Soulmates

Roommates don’t have time for each other; soulmates use simple, everyday moments to stay connected.

Session 2: Close Pursuit

Roommates are bored and their passion has been replaced by predictable routine; soulmates closely pursue each other in exciting ways.

Session 3: Fully Alive

Roommates are exhausted and have nothing to give; soulmates give regularly out of an abundantly full heart.

Session 4: In Our Wildest Dreams

Roommates have no long-term plans; soulmates pursue shared dreams together.

Strengthen your connection. Rekindle your romance. Reawaken your adventure. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ticketing info

Price is per attendee. Discount may be applied with applicable coupon code.

Premium Experience

Your Premium Experience Ticket includes a reserved seat for 4 sessions of impactful teaching and a workbook. A private Q&A session with our speakers is included.

General Admission

Your General Admission Ticket includes 4 sessions of impactful teaching and a workbook.

Pastors’ Experience

(Pastors’ Experience not available in all locations.)

Your Pastors’ Experience Ticket is complementary and includes 4 sessions of impactful teaching and a workbook. A pre-conference reception with our Director of the Focused Pastor on Friday night included.

Event Start and End Times:

For General Admission Tickets, check-in begins at 5:30 PM on Friday night.

For Premium Experience and Pastors’ Experience Tickets, check-in begins at 5:00 PM on Friday night. (Anaheim check in begins at 5:30.)

Friday night end time is 9:30 p.m. for all attendees.

Saturday check-in is at 8:30 a.m. for all attendees. (Anaheim TBD)

Saturday end time is 12:00 p.m. for all attendees.


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Hotel Information

Great Wolf Lodge

9494 Federal Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

9 minutes from Focus on the Family campus.

Other hotels include:

Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs

1810 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920  Phone (719) 598-6866

Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs-North

9130 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Phone (719) 265-6600

General Information

Just bring you and your spouse! We will provide you with a workbook for notes and a special gift. You are welcome to bring a water bottle.

Water will be available both Friday evening and Saturday morning.  Coffee and hot tea will be available for all attendees on Saturday morning.  Meals will not be served to General Admission attendees.

Premium and Pastors’ Experience ticket holders will have access to pre-conference receptions on Friday evening prior to the Conference. This will include high end appetizers with protein, gluten free and dairy free options.

No. Couples will need to purchase one ticket per attendee.

No, you do not. When you purchase your tickets, that includes all sessions on both days.  

Upon arrival you will be asked to provide your ticket for check-in. Please have your ticket readily available. If you have a Premium Experience or Pastors’ Experience Ticket, you will be provided with a lanyard. If you have a General Admission Ticket, you will be provided with a Resist the Drift bracelet. Please be sure to wear your ticket identification (lanyard or bracelet) for easy check-in on the second day.

For General Admission Tickets, check-in begins at 5:30 PM on Friday night. For Premium Experience and Pastors’ Experience Tickets, check-in begins at 5:00 PM on Friday night. The conference will kick off at 6:30 PM. Saturday check-in is at 8:30 AM for all attendees. The conference start will be 9:00 AM.

Yes, a $1.00 processing fee will be charged for each ticket purchased.

No worries! Refer to your confirmation email to re-download or print your ticket. Be sure to check your promotional and spam folders. You may also email [email protected]

Childcare will not be provided. This is time designed specifically for you and your spouse only.

This conference is for all stages of marriages. The content is geared towards couples wanting to move from roommates to soulmates.

If your marriage is in crisis, we encourage you to contact the counseling team at Focus on the Family at: 1-855-771-4357.

Absolutely! This conference is for anyone and everyone who is married.

Yes, we will have additional police presence onsite for the duration of the event.

For this event, no bags larger than a small purse are permitted. Mothers of newborns may bring in diaper bags or similar. Please plan accordingly.

We are currently planning for 8 or more Resist the Drift Marriage Conferences throughout the United States in 2024. Keep an eye on the  page for more information.


We are photographing/video recording this event. Your attendance constitutes your permission to be photographed/video recorded and for those assets to be used for promotional purposes by Focus on the Family and Salem Media Group.

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