Is It Time to Renew and Refresh Your Marriage?

You want to have a marriage relationship that is deeply connected, deeply passionate, and deeply purposed. Through the years, you have weathered the hills and valleys, and faced the challenges of life together with a fair amount of courage and hope. You even consider your relationship to be “pretty good.” And yet, perhaps you still find yourself asking, “Is there something more?”

Join us for a 3-day marriage journey designed to awaken you once again to the true connection God designed for you to have with one another. This is not a marriage retreat where you merely sit and listen to speakers and hope to glean some tips and techniques. No, this is an experience architected for you and your spouse to engage and encounter one another in new and loving ways.

Led by Tracy Johnson, Story Coach at Restoration Counseling and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, and Chris Bruno, LPC, Founder and CEO of Restoration Counseling and Restoration Project, this journey is limited to 6 married couples who know they want more. We will have large group teaching and small group experiences, and provide individualized marriage counseling to guide you along the way. Each couple will also have ample time to restore, reflect and reconnect.

April 24-27, 2019 in Austin, Texas


Strengthen your compassion and empathy for one another

Learn how to establish compassionate connections together…the kind you’ve always wanted.

improve your communication patterns and move toward health

Discover God's design for your marriage in new ways as you come to understand each other's story better.

deepen your connection and intimacy with one another

Get the benefit of time, space and intentionality to dive deeper into connection with one another.


This unique marriage experience is limited to 6 couples. Step away from the marriage grind and rediscover what love is meant to be.

Total Cost Per Couple:

Register Now for ReConnect: ReStory Your Marriage

ReConnect Experience Facilitators

Tracy Johnson

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Red Tent Living and
Story Coach with Restoration Counseling

Chris Bruno, LPC

Founder and CEO of Restoration Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor and CEO of Restoration Project

You Will Leave With:

  • Awareness of the deeper categories of God’s design for marriage

  • Renewed direction and hope for the journey ahead

  • A vision for your marriage that goes beyond auto-pilot and survival

  • Deep story-work for yourselves and your marriage

  • Practical tools for building and maintaining intimate connection

  • An investment in your future together you will never forget

  • Insight and understanding you’ve always longed for

Space to Process Together and Connect
Time Alone Together to Play and Pursue
Large Group, Small Group and Individualized Marriage Coaching

Experience Includes:

  • Welcome Wine and Cheese Gathering

  • Large group (all 6 couples) teaching sessions by both Chris and Tracy that invite you to consider God’s pathway to deep emotional and relational connection in marriage

  • Small groups (3 couples each) led by Chris and Tracy where we process and ponder the impacts and implications for each individual and marriage

  • Opportunities for each couple to receive individualized marriage coaching

  • Guided personal and couples-based reflection times designed to help you process and apply

  • Ample time for each couple to spend privately re-connecting, re-pursuing and re-newing their marriage…

Experience Location:
Riverbend Church, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, Texas

Couples are responsible to provide their own accommodations, air/ground transport and meals. There are ample hotels and restaurants in the area, and out-of-state air travel is best through Austin International Airport.


Space is limited to 6 couples…Register Now!

Register Now for ReConnect: ReStory Your Marriage

Frequently Asked Questions:


The ReConnect marriage experience is designed for couples who long for more. The closeness and connectedness in their marriage has yet to dive to the depths they know is possible, and they long to discover all God has for them. This experience is NOT for couples who are in crisis, find themselves at the precipice of separation or divorce, and could view this as a “last ditch effort” to recover. If this is the case, we highly recommend a personalized marriage intensive. More information can be found here.

What are the exact start and finish times of the experience?

We will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, April 24, and will end no later than 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Couples are encouraged to stay through the weekend to enjoy Austin to the fullest!

Do we need a car? What airport do we fly into?

Technically, you could get around with Uber or Lyft. However, it may be easier to rent a car to provide you with transport to lunches and your evening excursions. The best airport is the Austin International Airport.

How should we prepare?

Great question! Each couple should read Dan Allender and Tremper Longman’s short book called “Intimate Mystery.” You are free to pick up your own copy, or you can buy on Amazon right here:

What if we want to come with some friends as well? Can we be in the same small group?

Yes! Of course. Please have each couple register separately, and then have each couple email Chris Bruno at to confirm mutual desire. That’s awesome!

We already work with a marriage counselor. Can we still come?

Yes! Of course! We often work with couples who are already doing good work with a marriage counselor, but want to supplement their progress with additional resources and experiences. If you’d like and with your written consent, we can collaborate with your counselor. Just let us know.