Friday, April 12 at 6:00 pm - Saturday, April 13 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.

Tango or Tangle: 
Why Do Marriage with Two Left Feet? 


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

Weekend Event Registration Fee $75
Registration for the Getaway Weekend includes participation in keynote and breakout sessions and a box lunch on Saturday. 

Registration closes at midnight on April 8th.

Keynote Couple

Drs. Bobbye and Britton Wood are nationally recognized leaders in the fields of marriage enrichment and family relationships.  Drawing from extensive research and 51 plus years of experience as a married couple, they facilitate marriage enrichment groups in the Fort Worth area and continue to publish practical materials which promote marital health, including Marriage for the Everyday: 365 Conversation Starters Designed to Deepen Couple Relationships.  Their newest book, The Marriage Pioneers:  Three Timeless Strengths for Today’s Marriages, featuring interviews the Woods conducted with David and Vera Mace, founders of Better Marriages, will be released in late February 2019.

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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. 

If you have questions:

Contact Charles & Sue Dodson, President Couple cgdodson@suddenlink.net


2019 Better Marriages Texas Getaway Weekend

Tango or Tangle: Why Do Marriage with Two Left Feet?   

 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:

Tango or Tangle: Why Do Marriage with Two Left Feet?

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

The exciting 2019 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 12th

6:00 pm Registration Opens  
6:30 pm Welcome & Opening Keynote:
8:00 pm Dessert & Mixer Activity  


Saturday, April 13rd

8:30 am Coffee Talk

9:00 am Breakout Session #1

10:30 am Morning Break
10:45 am Master Workshop
12:30pm Lunch In House

1:00 pm Breakout Session #2
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 pm Keynote 2:

Our Tango Dancers!

Jefferey Masiogale is a 21-year professional ballroom dancer with interests in Dancy Therapy, cooking, and music of all types. 

Loeen Irons has danced in 12 national competitions and teaches Human Sexuality in the Public Health Department at Baylor University. 



SATURDAY 10:45 – 12:15 PM

GOOD TALK:  The Path to Romance: A famous couple once said that they learned they didn't have as many problems as they thought.  They only had one.  And it was how they talked to each other.  This workshop will concentrate on ways of talking (and listening) that keep romance glowing and understanding growing. 


Bobbye and Britton Wood


A box lunch (sandwich or salad, chips, and cookie) is included in the registration fee. You will be asked to select what you would like as part of the online registration process. 

For First Responders

Better Marriages Texas is proud to offer complimentary registration to first responders (Fire, Police, and EMS) and their spouses. McAlister’s Deli will provide a complimentary lunch. If you are a first responder and wish to register, please call 2547166342 for a code to enter during online registration.

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.