RESIST THE DRIFT
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.
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.
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Roommates are bored and their passion has been replaced by predictable routine; soulmates closely pursue each other in exciting ways.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!
Price is per attendee. Discount may be applied with applicable coupon code.
Your Premium Experience Ticket includes a reserved seat for 4 sessions of impactful teaching and a workbook. A pre-conference reception with our speakers on Friday night included.
Your General Admission Ticket includes 4 sessions of impactful teaching and a workbook.
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.
(Pastors’ Experience not available in all locations.)
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.
Friday night end time is 9:30 p.m. for all attendees.
Saturday check-in is at 8:30 a.m. for all attendees.
Saturday end time is 12:30 p.m. for all attendees.
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
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.
Yes, there will be water provided throughout the duration of the event. In addition, coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided on Saturday morning. Dinner will not be provided on Friday night, unless you purchase a Premium or Pastors’ Experience Ticket.
No. Couples will need to purchase one ticket per attendee.
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 5:45 PM on Friday night. For Premium Experience and Pastors’ Experience Tickets, check-in begins at 5:00 PM on Friday night. Saturday check-in is at 8:30 AM for all attendees.
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.
Childcare will not be provided. This is time designed specifically for you and your spouse only.
This conference is for all stages of marriages.
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 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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