Friday, April 21 at 6:00 pm - Saturday, April 22 4:00pm. Better Marriages Texas Weekend Event Registration for the Getaway Weekend includes participation in keynote and breakout sessions and a box lunch on Saturday.

Sharpening the Tools In Our Marriage Toolbox

Contact us for a brochure you can print and share with friends about the Better Marriages Getaway Weekend.

Weekend Event Registration Fee $60
Registration for the Getaway Weekend includes participation in keynote and breakout sessions and a box lunch on Saturday. 

Registration closes at midnight on April 16.

Keynote Couple: Beth and Paul Kuhn

Beth and Paul Kuhn from Austin, Texas enjoy helping couples achieve happy healthy relationships. For over 23 years they have been working with couples who want to deepen their relationships.
The Kuhn’s open and candid style provides a fun and safe environment for you to take your relationship to the next level in good times or bad, whether newly committed or celebrating the golden years.

Waco_ Texas

Waco has become a major destination city as the home of HGTV's Fixer Upper show and the Magnolia Market along with Baylor University, the Dr. Pepper Museum, Cameron Park Zoo, the Waco Mammoth National Monument and other attractions.


Since this year’s Getaway Weekend is being held at the Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work in downtown Waco, we do not have a contract with a specific hotel for sleeping rooms. There are a number of hotels in the downtown area and others along the I-35 corridor. Those living outside of the Waco area should make their own hotel reservations.   


2017 Better Marriages Texas Getaway Weekend

Sharpening the Tools In Our Marriage Toolbox  

 Sponsored by Better Marriages Texas in Cooperation with Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work, Waco, Texas

Better Marriages Texas in Cooperation with Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work presents “Sharpening the Tools in Our Marriage Toolbox”.   

We hope that you will join us on this Getaway Weekend as we examine tools to improve your marital relationship! Participants will experience fun and informative keynote sessions, breakout sessions of their choice, friendship with other couples who value marriage, and time to enjoy being together.

The weekend offers participants two general sessions and three separate workshops from the nine Breakout Sessions listed below..

The exciting 2017 Texas Better Marriages Getaway Weekend is a challenging but affirming experience. It begins Friday night as you and your partner turn toward each other to focus on your relationship. During the weekend, fun activities allow you to relax, meet new friends and connect with other couples. You and your partner can attend the keynote sessions that explore how to cooperatively navigate everyday stresses. Choose from nine fun and informative breakout sessions that cover such timely topics as communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, and relationship growth.

Get away from your routine on this romantic weekend getaway! The weekend is designed for committed, engaged, newlyweds, and long-time married couples. Learn from others who are charting their journey to a great relationship and expect to breath new life into your own!



Friday Evening, April 21st

6:00 pm Registration Opens  
7:00 pm Welcome & Opening Keynote:
Creating a Blueprint
8:15 pm Friday Night Fun  


Saturday, April 22nd

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Breakout Session #1

10:30 am Break
10:45 am Breakout Session #2
12:15 pm Lunch/ Business Session

1:00 pm Group Breakout Session #3
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Keynote 2:
Achieving the Vision

Optional Social Activity: Saturday Evening

6:00 pm Enjoy your favorite food and drink accompanied by live music and dancing at the Backyard Bar & Grill in Waco. Minimum Cover Charge.

If you have questions:

Contact Mark & Melissa Bentsen, President Couple melissa.bentsen@gmail.com OR
Jerry & Mary Elder, Treasurer Couple for registration questions atcconductor@gmail.com 

Better Marriages Texas Council

A non-profit since 1973, Better Marriages mission is: “To promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources to strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy, and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment, and family wellness.” The Better Marriages Texas Council presents an Annual Better Marriages Texas Getaway Weekend as a continuing celebration of building better marriages.