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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Roommates are bored and their passion has been replaced by predictable routine; soulmates closely pursue each other in exciting ways.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.
$125.00 per attendee
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 and gift is included.
$80.00 per attendee
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.
Event Start and End Times:
For all attendees, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
End time is 9:30 p.m. for all attendees.
For Premium Experience attendees, doors open at 7:45 a.m.
For General Admission attendees, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
End time is 12:00 p.m. for all attendees.
Great Wolf Lodge
9 minutes from Focus on the Family campus.
Other hotels include:
Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs
Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs-North
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.
Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Please email [email protected] to learn more about gifting your tickets to another couple.
Just bring you and your spouse! We will provide you with a workbook for notes. You are welcome to bring a water bottle.
Water will be available both Friday evening and Saturday morning. Coffee will be available for all attendees on Saturday morning. Meals will not be served to General Admission attendees.
Premium Experience attendees will have access to a private Q&A session with our speakers which includes a continental breakfast on Saturday morning.
Upon arrival you will be asked to provide your ticket for check-in. Please have your ticket readily available.
Premium Experience attendees, please look for the Premium Experience check-in. Please be sure to wear your ticket identification for easy check-in on the second day.
General Admission attendees, please look for the general admission check-in. Please be sure to bring your workbook for easy check-in on the second day.
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 7 Resist the Drift Marriage Conferences throughout the United States in 2024. Keep an eye on the Resistthedrift.com page for more information.
At this time, there is not Resist the Drift merchandise. We encourage you to visit the Focus on the Family online store.
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.
© 2022 Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO
February 16-17, 2024
February 24-25, 2023
Focus on the Family Main Campus
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
April 12-13, 2024
(No Pastors’ Experience Available)
September 13-14, 2024
More destinations to come…
Check back in 2024!
November 3-4, 2023
Calvary Chapel East Anaheim
August 25-26, 2023
Central Christian Church
“Tickets available June 21st”