No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway

Join Us Live in Holland, MI on Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2022

Over 90% of Attendees Call it a “Game-Changer” for Rekindling their Marriage

session 1

Session 1 - From Frustrated to Fascinated

session 2

Session 2 - your Blueprint & Love Styles

session 3

Session 3 - 12 Slow Fades

session 4

Session 4 - 8 God Tools

optional

Optional Empty Nest Add On

For Better or For Worse

You probably said those words, or something similar, on your wedding day.

We know you 100% meant them.

But, we also know you probably didn’t expect the in-between parts of “better and worse.”

The day-to-day rut of dishes, directions, and details.

The conversations about the same old things over and over.

Where did your wedding day connection go?

When did you get a roommate instead of a lover?

Where is the fun and romance?

How Do You Get Your Wedding Day Feelings Back?

Before You Think It Is...

You're Close.

But, the Truth Is...

That's Only Part of It.

You Also Need to

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Stay Curious

Couples that keep the spark going keep the curiosity alive. And not by hiding things but by intentionally having fun together and learning together!

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Learn Each Other

Couples that relive their wedding day joy over and over again learn to value, accept, and even love each other's differences. They move from frustration to fascination!

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Grow Together

Couples that grow together, stay together. But, this isn't by chance. Being intentional about growing together is the key to keeping happy.


How Do We Know?

Because that's how we created our
"Marriage 2.0" after 10 years of
ho-hum, and even broken trust.

NMPM Seminar Weekend Live in Holland Michigan Mark Jill Savage

Hi, we’re Mark & Jill Savage, authors of No More Perfect Marriages and the hosts of the No More Perfect Marriages Seminar.

We’ve been married 38 years, 28 of them happily.

During the 10 years of struggles, we had become more like business partners and even roommates.

We did all the “things” you’re supposed to do…
   ✔ date nights
   ✔ love languages
   ✔ spending time alone

But behind our “perfect” marriage, our hearts were miles apart.

This eventually led to a creeping separateness in our relationship, infidelity on Mark’s part, one very dark year, and a four-month separation.

As we began to put the broken pieces of our relationship back together, we began to have different kinds of conversations.

We dug deeper, listened better, and learned more about fine-tuning the inside rather than symptom-treating the outside of our relationship. 

We also became life-long learners, committed to pursuing continuing education for our marriage.

We became Mark & Jill version 2.0 and committed ourselves to helping other couples “upgrade” their marriages too! 

Mark and Jill Hiking

We Invite You to Join Us Live and Create a Stronger, More Connected Marriage

No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway

LIVE in Beautiful Holland, MI | Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2022

Session 1

From Frustrated to Fascinated

Session 1 - From Frustrated to Fascinated

Friday, Sep 30 @ 6:30p ET

In Session 1, you’ll discover how to bring back curiosity to your marriage. 

You will learn how to move from being frustrated to being fascinated with your differences (even if that sounds impossible right now!).

Moving past these frustrations will help you stay curious about your spouse and bring joy and understanding into your home.

Session 2

Your Blueprint & Love Styles

Session 2 - your Blueprint & Love Styles

Saturday, Oct 1 @ 9:00 am ET

In Session 2, you’ll understand you and your spouse’s past, as well as WHY you do some of the things you do and WHY they do some of the things they do. 

You’ll also learn how your unknown relating patterns just might be keeping you stepping on each other’s toes all too often and what to do about it! 

Understanding these two things leads you to a deeper, more loving connection.

Session 3

12 Slow Fades

Session 3 - 12 Slow Fades

Saturday, Oct 1 @ 10:45 am ET

In Session 3, you’ll discover the “slow fades” of marriage. (Yep that’s 5 more than we included in our No More Perfect Marriages book!) 

These are things that unknowingly put distance between you little by little, eroding your connection without you even realizing it.

Understanding these slow fades, and how to combat them, will strengthen your bond and bring you closer together.

Session 4

8 God Tools

Session 4 - 8 God Tools

Saturday, Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm ET

In Session 4, you’ll learn about the 8 “God Tools” you need in your marriage toolbox.

God wants your marriage to be a joyful experience! That’s why He has given you these “tools” to use to create happiness in your relationship.

Using these tools daily in your marriage will stop the fades, deepen intimacy, and increase connection.

optional*

Empty Nest Sunday

Once the kids are gone, the empty nest marriage has some unique challenges and opportunities. If you’re approaching the empty nest season of life or are already there, join us for this special additional day of empty nest marriage encouragement! 

Empty Nest Session 1 - Rollarcoaster of Empty Nest Emotions

Oct 2 @ 8:45 am ET

In Empty Nest Session 1, The Rollercoaster of Empty Nest Emotions, you’ll explore the wide range of emotions found in the empty nest transition and how those differ for husbands and wives.

You’ll also learn about the many different types of grief and how those are experienced personally as you move from one season to another.

Becoming familiar with the emotional rollercoaster will help you better understand yourself and your spouse, resulting in a deeper connection for the two of you.

Empty Nest Session 2 -Communication and Emotional Connection

Oct 2 @ 10:30 am ET

In Empty Nest Session 2, we explore two common empty nest gaps in marriage: communication and emotional connection.

After the kids are out and on their own, their absence often reveals gaps in the marriage relationship. While this is expected, it’s important to close the gaps.

Discovering small tweaks that can make a big difference will foster a deeper bond as you head into what many couples call the “best years of their life.”

Empty Nest Session 3 - Sex and Having Fun Together

Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm ET

In Empty Nest Session 3, we explore two more common gaps in marriage: sex and having fun together.

There’s never been a better time to have fun together both inside and outside the bedroom! 

But it’s also likely that there’s frustration in this part of the relationship after years of navigating differing drives and other dynamics.

Resolving these differences reignites the passion and the love you experienced when you first got married.

Empty Nest Session 4 - Your Changing Roles as Parents

Oct 2 @ 1:45 pm ET

In Empty Nest Session 4, we dig into the nitty-gritty of your new relationship with your now adult kids.

You’re still their parents, but your expectations and your role have changed.

Once you understand five key things you need to let go of and five key things you need to grab hold of, you’ll experience a new level of confidence, contentment, and joy, putting you in a position to thrive together in this encore season of your life.

Empty Nest Sunday Sessions include Special Guest Brenda Yoder

Brenda Yoder is a speaker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and author of Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind and the host of the Fledge Parent Forum for moms in the season of raising and releasing kids. Featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul booksthe Washington Post, and as the host of the Life Beyond the Picket Fence podcast, Brenda is also a former teacher and school counselor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Connect with her at brendayoder.com where she writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image, and on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter. Brenda is a wife of 30 years, mom of four children, ranging from teens to adults, and lives on a farm in Shipshewana, Indiana.

*Empty Nest Sunday is an optional add-on with an additional registration investment.

We Hope You'll Join Us

"The seminar is time well spent."

The “No More Perfect Marriages: Home Edition” Seminar is designed for couples of all ages and stages of life to take a look at their marriage in a safe, non-threatening, judgement-free atmosphere.

You will learn communication strategies, conflict resolution skills, as well as tools to grow and enhance your marriage!

From a Christian perspective and through their own transparency, the hosts, Mark and Jill Savage provide encouraging lessons and powerful resources that are both healing and affirming!

Not only that, the Savage's believe we need to laugh while we learn so there's plenty of humor, too!

"This seminar is time well spent."
Alan & Carol
Married 40 Years

To Help Your Marriage Become Even Better,

we're adding these extras:

q & a

Your Questions, Answered

After each session, Mark & Jill will answer the questions you have.

NMPM Live printable handbook

Take-Home Handbook

So you have a way to follow along and a reference for later.

NMPM Pledge

Framable Pledge

You can print this downladable pledge and frame it to remember your committment.

Coaching Discount

Coaching Discount

$50 off a 90-minute marriage coaching session via Zoom with Mark & Jill.

Discussion

1 month NMPM Membership

1 FREE month of our marriage membership community so you can keep adding to your marriage toolbox!

"Helped us immensely."

Although we have been only married a short time, we had worked ourselves into a serious rut.

Through the No More Perfect Marriages: Home Edition, Mark & Jill helped us immensely in identifying our destructive patterns and showing us how to utilize “safe conversations” to completely open up productive conversation in our marriage.

We are certain it helped to turnaround our marriage and save us from an inevitable decline.
Happy Marriage Coaching Couple
Ryan & Shefali
Married 1.5 Years

Here's Everything You Get with

No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway
NMPM Holland, MI

Total Value: $1,834.97

No More Perfect Marriages Getaway Weekend is $397 per couple

Optional Empty Nest Sunday

Empty Nest Sunday includes 4 Sessions, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Q&A, & Special Guest Brenda Yoder

Total investment with optional Empty Nest Sunday is $497 per couple

"Saved our marriage."

This seminar doesn’t feel like a lecture, but more like a friendship.

Mark and Jill are fantastic teachers and the skills they teach have saved our marriage.

The best part is that they do it in a fun and entertaining way.
Josh & Kerry
Married 20 Years

Why Holland, Michigan? Because...

Holland is a Little Place that Creates Big Memories

Holland is a little place that creates big memories. It’s a blend of adventure, history, and hospitality like no other. Here you can explore, eat, drink, play, relax, and more. 

We’ve added a little glimpse below of some of our favorite parts.

You can also grab the free visitor’s guide to help with your planning. You can see an online version or request one be mailed to you.

 

Immerse Yourself in Dutch Hospitality

See how Holland celebrates its Dutch heritage!

Take a tour of DeZwaan Windmill, learn how to Klompen dance at Nelis’ Dutch Village, or explore the history of Holland and its Dutch art collection at the Holland Museum.

Wooden Windmill

Explore Over 100 Shops in Downtown Holland

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Downtown Holland is a block away from the event. 

The cobblestone sidewalks guide you to 100 specialty shops, breweries, and restaurants so you can shop, dine, and enjoy the charming downtown.

Enjoy Unique Outdoor Experiences

No matter the season, Holland provides the perfect landscape for outdoor enthusiasts! 

Riley trails has over 150 miles of paved bike paths, 8 miles of mountain biking and hiking. Find your sandy spot at Holland State Park’s beautiful beach.

More into exploring? The 2 miles of rich wooded dune trails and high bluffs that Mt. Pisgah offer breathtaking views of the beach and the lighthouse, “Big Red.”

We also Choose Holland for this Incredible Venue

Haworth Hotel

Nestled at the heart of downtown Holland and Hope College’s lively campus, Haworth Hotel embraces its vibrant community. 

Fresh, versatile spaces give your marriage a comforting place to grow 

The Haworth Hotel has a special rate of $165.39 for the event. They are normally $189/night. 

To book, choose an option below.

  1. Option 1: Book online with code EN2022

     

  2. Option 2: Call the front desk at 616-395-7200 and asking for the No More Perfect Marriages room block and pricing.

 

Rooms are available at the special event pricing only through AUG 30, 2022. 

After that, rooms will be available at posted hotel prices.

modern, cozy and great location

Emily B’s ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tripadvisor review explained, “This hotel really surprised me in the best way. It’s smaller, so not as busy/noisy. The service was amazing, and it’s in a prime location walking distance from all the restaurants/shops downtown. The rooms are lovely – super modern, very well done and quiet. Having a biggby [coffee shop] within the building was a perk too! I’d absolutely suggest staying here, and will return again!”

Looking for the Exact Agenda?

Friday

afternoon

Arrival

6:30p - 7:45p - SESSION 1

From Frustrated to Fascinated

In Session 1, you’ll discover how to bring back curiosity to your marriage.

You will learn how to move from being frustrated to being fascinated with your differences (even if that sounds impossible right now!).

Moving past these frustrations will help you stay curious about your spouse and bring joy and understanding into your home.

7:45p - 8:15p - COUPLE TALK

You’ll chat with your spouse about what you discovered in Session 1, From Frustrated to Fascinated. 

Having this immediate time to talk helps solidify what you’ve learned and begins the process of bringing curiosity back to your marriage!

8:15p - 8:30p - Q&A & GIVEAWAY!

It’s time to ask those questions that came up during session 1 and your couple time!

And then you’re in for a fun giveaway… we’re keeping it a surprise! 😉

8:30p - DESSERT BUFFET

Cap off your evening with some delicious dessert shooters! Peanut Butter Brownie, Birthday Cheesecake, Nutella Mousse, Tiramisu, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry and White Chocolate Mousse, & Lemon Meringue Pie are on the menu!

Saturday

8:00a - 8:45a- BREAKFAST

We kick off Saturday by fueling up for success! On the menu is ham and cheddar egg bake, seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, & pastries.

9:00a - 10:00a - SESSION 2

Your Relating Patterns

In Session 2, you’ll understand you and your spouse’s past and WHY you do some of the things you do and WHY they do some of the things they do. 

You’ll also learn how your unknown relating patterns just might be keeping you stepping on each other’s toes all too often and what to do about it! 

Understanding these two things leads you to a deeper, more loving connection.

10:00a - 10:30a - COUPLE TALK

You’ll chat with your spouse about what you discovered in Session 2, Your Relating Patterns.

Having this immediate time to talk helps solidify what you’ve learned and will uncover some patterns it is time to interrupt in your marriage.

10:30a - 10:45a - Q&A

Questions always come up during couple talk time so we will get them answered!

10:45a - 11:45a - SESSION 3

The Slow Fades

In Session 3, you’ll discover the 12 “slow fades” of marriage. (Yep, that’s 5 more than we included in our No More Perfect Marriages book!) 

These are things that unknowingly put distance between you little by little, eroding your connection without you even realizing it.

Understanding these slow fades, and how to combat them, will strengthen your bond and bring you closer together.

11:45a - 12:00p - COUPLE TALK

This couple talk time will reveal which slow fades are happening in your marriage so you can stop them in their tracks!

12:15p - 12:30p - Q&A

Are you sensing a pattern yet? Yep, it’s time for Session 3 questions to be answered. 

12:30p - 1:30p - LUNCH

Lunch will be served on-site and is included in your registration so you don’t have to scramble to find something!

The menu includes your choice of chicken BLT wrap or open-faced steak sandwich, seasonal pasta salad, & kettle chips.

1:30p - 2:30p - SESSION 4

The God Tools

In Session 4, you’ll learn about the 8 “God Tools” you need in your marriage toolbox.

God wants your marriage to be a joyful experience! That’s why He has given you these valuable “tools” to use to create a sense of peace in your relationship.

Using these tools daily in your marriage will stop the fades, deepen intimacy, and increase connection.

2:30p - 3:00p - COUPLE TALK

This time is perfect for you and your spouse to discuss which God Tools resonated most with you so you can start using them today.

3:00p - 3:15p - Q&A

In the final Q&A, you’ll have a chance to ask any lingering questions.

3:15p - 3:30p - NEXT STEPS

Keeping Your Marriage a Priority

We’ll wrap up with an action plan to continue the work you’ve done here to make your marriage a priority. 

SUGGESTED EVENING PLANS

Dinner & Date Night on Your Own

We suggest you enjoy meandering through downtown Holland, only one block from the hotel.

The cobblestone sidewalks guide you through over 100 unique and locally-owned shops, galleries, eateries, and brewpubs.

Sunday

*Empty Nest Add-on Attendees*

8:00a - 8:45a- BREAKFAST

We kick off Sunday with a delicious on-site breakfast of egg, bacon, and swiss croissant sandwiches, seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, & pastries.

8:45a - 10:00a - SESSION 1

The Rollercoaster of Empty Nest Emotions

In Empty Nest Session 1, you’ll explore the wide range of emotions found in the empty nest transition and how those differ for husbands and wives.

You’ll also learn about the many different types of grief and how those are experienced personally as you move from one season to another.

Becoming familiar with the emotional rollercoaster will help you better understand yourself and your spouse resulting in a deeper connection for the two of you.

10:00a - 10:20a - COUPLE TALK

In this couple talk time, you’ll explore the emotions that each of you are feeling around having an empty nest.

10:20a - 10:30a - Q&A

It’s time to answer the questions you have about the Empty Nest Session 1.

10:30a - 11:15a - SESSION 2

The Empty Nest Marriage Gaps Part I (Communication, Emotional Connection)

In Empty Nest Session 2, we explore two common gaps in marriage: communication and emotional connection.

After the kids are out and on their own, their absence often reveals gaps in the marriage relationship. While this is expected, it’s important to close the gaps.

Discovering small tweaks that can make a big difference will foster a deeper bond as you head into what many couples call the “best years of their life.”

11:15a - 11:35a - COUPLE TALK

Use this time to talk about what communication tweaks you want to make once you get back home to feel more connected!

11:35p - 11:45a - Q&A

After couple talk, time there are always questions! It’s time to get them answered.

11:45a - 12:30p - LUNCH

Lunch will once again be served on-site so you don’t have to scramble to find something!

The menu includes your choice of Haworth club sandwich or roast beef wrap, seasonal pasta salad, & kettle chips.

12:30p - 1:15p - SESSION 3

The Empty Nest Marriage Gaps Part 2 (Sex, Having Fun Together)

In Empty Nest Session 3, we explore two more common gaps in marriage: sex and having fun together.

There’s never been a better time to have fun together both inside and outside the bedroom! 

However, it’s also likely that there’s frustration in this part of the relationship after years of navigating differing drives and other dynamics.

Resolving these differences reignites the passion and the love you experienced when you first got married.

1:15p - 1:35p - COUPLE TALK

Take this time to talk about  how to navigate those differences and dynamics now that you have more time together.

1:35p - 1:45p - Q&A

It’s time to get those question about Session 3 answered!

1:45p - 2:30p - SESSION 4

Your Changing Role as Parents

In Empty Nest Session 4, we dig into the nitty-gritty of your new relationship with your now adult kids.

You’re still their parents, but  your role has changed.

Once you understand five key things you need to let go of and five key things you need to grab hold of, you’ll experience a new level of confidence, contentment, and joy, putting you in a position to thrive together in this encore season of your life.

2:30p - 2:50p - COUPLE TALK

Take a few minutes to chat with your spouse about those five key things and figure out how to incorporate them into your life!

2:50p - 3:00p - Q&A AND CLOSING WORDS

In the last session of the event, we’ll answer any questions, talk about strategic next steps, and pray for your marriage together.

Here's Everything You Get with

No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway
NMPM Holland, MI

Total Value: $1,834.97

No More Perfect Marriages Getaway Weekend is $397 per couple

Optional Empty Nest Sunday

Empty Nest Sunday includes 4 Sessions, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Q&A, & Special Guest Brenda Yoder

Total investment with optional Empty Nest Sunday is $497 per couple

"We have the tools."

"We are just past the honeymoon phase of marriage and have hit the season of struggling with prioritizing our marriage over our very dependent toddlers.

We now have the tools to help us love as an action now that the “feeling” has somewhat faded."
Laura & Chad
Married 6 Years

Let Us Answer Some Questions You May Have

This is designed as a couples getaway and is best experienced as a couple. If you’d like to take our No More Perfect Marriages seminar as an individual, email us at resources (at) jillsavage.org and we’ll give you information about a different option that will work for you as an individual.  

Some of the content will be from our No More Perfect Marriages book and some will be new information. Even if you’ve read our book, the seminar will be a refreshing reminder of what’s important in marriage AND we’ll share new things we’ve learned since the book came out!

 

YES! In marriage if you’re not rowing, you’re drifting. Healthy marriages need to be invested in to stay healthy. If you’re in a good place, let us help you move from good to great!

YES! You will learn so much about yourself and your spouse. You’ll also learn how to talk at a deeper level. This seminar will serve as jumper cables to your dead marriage battery. 

Registration begins at 6:00 pm ET on Friday, Sept 30.

The event officially begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, Sept 30.

If you purchase only the No More Perfect Marriages Getaway Weekend, without the Empty-Nest Add-On, the event ends at 3:30 pm CT on Saturday, Oct 1. 

If you purchase both the No More Perfect Marriages Getaway Weekend and the Empty-Nest Add-On, the event ends at 3:00 pm CT on Sunday, Oct 2.

The Haworth Hotel has a special rate of $165.39 for the event. They are normally $189/night. To book, choose an option below.

  1. Option 1: Book online with code EN2022
  2. Option 2: Call the front desk at 616-395-7200 and asking for the No More Perfect Marriages room block and pricing.

Rooms are available at the special event pricing only through AUG 30. After that, rooms will be available at posted hotel prices.

We highly suggest that you book the hotel for two nights so you can enjoy the Saturday evening date night on your own in beautiful Holland, MI. 

What a wonderful idea!

You can book additional nights by booking online with code EN2022 or by calling the hotel at 616-395-7200 and asking for the No More Perfect Marriages room block and pricing.

They sure are! 

 

Here’s the full menu:

Friday Night

Dessert Shooters including Peanut Butter Brownie, Birthday Cheesecake, Nutella Mousse, Tiramisu, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry and White Chocolate Mousse, & Lemon Meringue Pie

Saturday Breakfast

Ham and Cheddar Egg Bake, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Granola, & Pastries

Saturday Lunch

Choice of Chicken BLT Wrap or Open Faced Steak Sandwich, Seasonal Pasta Salad, & Kettle Chips

Saturday Afternoon Snack

Cheese and Crackers, Raw and Roasted Vegetables, Ranch and Hummus Dips, & Brownie Bites

 

For Empty Nest Add-on Attendees

Sunday Breakfast

Egg, Bacon, and Swiss Croissant Sandwiches, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Granola, & Pastries

 

Sunday Lunch

Choice of Haworth Club Sandwich or Roast Beef Wrap, Seasonal Pasta Salad, & Kettle Chips

 

Sunday Afternoon Snack

Pita Chips, Pretzel Rods, Three Types of Warm Dips, & Fresh Vegetable Crudités

If you would like a refund, it may be possible.

Thru July 31, 2022: You can get a full refund minus $30 administrative fee.

Aug 1 – Sept 14, 2022: You can get a half refund minus $30

After Sept 14, 2022: No refund available due to costs already incurred for event. 

However, if you would like to transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact us and we can help you.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is the closest big airport is in Grand Rapids, Michigan (about 35 miles away from Holland).

A smaller airport, Muskegon Airport (MKG) is 30 miles away.

 

Parking is at the hotel and it is free.

Because we want you to take this time away to focus on your marriage, this retreat is for adults only.

Great! We’d love to hear from you, just simply contact us through email (resources (at) jillsavage.org) and we’ll get back to you!

Build the marriage you are longing for.

For the years I have known Mark and Jill Savage, I have watched them walk through major challenges with amazing grace–and have seen how God created something beautiful in and through them.

Mark and Jill have learned lessons the hard way.

Now their book—and seminars—are equipping us to build the marriage we’re longing for.
Shaunti Feldhahn
Happily Married & Best-Selling Author of For Women Only

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Here Is How This Seminar Will Change Your Marriage:

When it comes to marriage, we believe the best is yet to come and we want to help you get there!

Here's Everything You Get with

No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway
NMPM Holland, MI

Total Value: $1,834.97

No More Perfect Marriages Getaway Weekend is $397 per couple

Optional Empty Nest Sunday

Empty Nest Sunday includes 4 Sessions, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Q&A, & Special Guest Brenda Yoder

Total investment with optional Empty Nest Sunday is $497 per couple

No More Perfect Marriages Weekend Getaway

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