Come dare to believe that a good story is being written through your marriage.

A conference designed to provide space for you as couples to receive care and recover your heart for each other.

Most of us would say our marriages have had to weather some hardships over the past year. With our world being so turned upside down we are having to work hard to re-orient to one another.  Perhaps through all of this your marriage feels a bit weathered?

In the pitching seas of our pandemic world, we’ve found ourselves in a life raft with just our spouse as a shipmate.  The one person we can hug, talk to unmasked face to face and wrestle with grief, fear, and uncertainty.  Like it or not—we are companions at sea navigating the storm.

We shipmates have been in survival.  A cancelled vacation is a hole in the hull.  The loss of a job and income are life preservers gone adrift.  Constant children’s needs with no reprieve nearly cap-size the vessel. You feel like you are barely surviving and keeping yourself afloat.

Marriage is a heroic act. The attempts and desires to keep your heart buoyed and your deep intention to pursue one another matters.  Perhaps this is the first storm of your marriage or maybe its #273. Either way now is a good time to give your weather-beaten heart some space to reflect on where you have been together and anchor yourselves once again to the shores of hope. What do your hearts need? Where is there wounding? What is the story of your marriage?

October 29-30, 2021

Join us for two days of investing into the health of your lifelong relationship.

Friday October 29th
  • 6:00 p.m. – Doors open/ Registration
  • 6:30 p.m. – Introduction
  • 6:45 p.m. – The Big and Small Story
  • 8:00 p.m. – Your Origin Story
Saturday October 30th
  • 8:30 a.m. – Doors open/ Donuts and coffee
  • 9:00 a.m.  – The Story of Becoming You
  • 10:15 a.m.  – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.  – Your Marital Story
  • 11:30 p.m.  – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.  – Your Story of Oneness
  • 2:00 p.m. – Break
  • 2:15 p.m. – Your Story of the Future
  • 3:15 p.m. – Closing/ Worship


Jared + Megan Anderson

Jared and Megan Anderson have been married for over 15 years and have 6 children. Jared is a worship leader/songwriter who loves to expand peoples imagination about God. Megan loves to create atmosphere and encourage the hearts of the people she meets to see hope in their stories. Together they love to create safe places for people to engage connection and healing. They both love good books and long talks over coffee. As a family they chase the bliss and beauty of Colorado on hikes and bikes!

Chris + Beth Bruno

Chris and Beth Bruno have been married for over 25 years and have 3 children ages 15-21. Chris is a licensed professional counselor and leads a team of ReStory™ experts at Restoration Counseling Center. He is the author of Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made; the book that launched a movement of men in Restoration Project. Beth leads ReStory Labs, the digital laboratory of Restoration Counseling and is the author of A Voice Becoming: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living. She creates content and community for moms raising tween and teen girls at Fierce & Lovely. When they’re not creating something new, they have fun traveling, eating good food, and being in the mountains with their kids.

Sam + Amanda Jolman

Sam and Amanda Jolman  have been married for over 15 years and both prefer mountains over beaches. Together with their three boys, they just finished their second summer of pop up camping trips. Sam is a therapist and writer with a passion for seeing people recover from trauma. When not at his office, you can find him biking or catching his breath on the floor of his Crossfit gym. Amanda’s heart beats for art and she works daily to give her boys eyes to see goodness, truth, and beauty. Amanda cultivates life by painting and reading.


The Ascent Church
1750 Deer Creek Rd
Monument, CO 80132

Frequently Asked

When is the last day to register?

In Person and online registration closes 2 weeks from the event (October 15). If you would like to attend online only and choose to register beyond the 2 week cutoff you forfeit receiving the conference box we are mailing to online participants. You will still receive digital versions of the conference material.

Do you recommend any area hotels?

My Place Hotel
369 Gleneagle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Fairfield on Baptist
15275 Struthers Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

What restaurants do you recommend in Monument?

Lolli’s Ice Cream Shop
175 2nd St
Monument, CO 80132

Black Forest Foods
140 2nd St
Monument, CO 80132

Coffee Cup Cafe
251 Front St #6
Monument, CO 80132

Bistro on Main
65 2nd St
Monument, CO 80132

Do you provide refunds if we are not able to make it?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds once you register for the Story of Your Marriage Conference.

Are children allowed to attend?

While families are important to us, this is an adults-only conference. We want to create a distraction-free environment for all attendees. We ask that children do not attend the conference. Though childcare is not provided, a nursing mothers room is available. 


The Story of Your Marriage

by Chris Bruno

The window-unit air conditioner only cooled the small living room of our first apartment, and on hot and sticky Chicago summer nights, we’d pull out the hide-a-bed from my grandmother’s 40 year old couch to sleep. But the ancient lumpy mattress didn’t bother these newlyweds. It was a bed to share, and that was all that mattered.

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Finding Each Other When You Lose the Way

by Sam Jolman

Halfway across New Mexico, we almost lost our marriage. We didn’t know it yet, as the highway stretched out before us for miles. We sped along lulled by a landscape I could never quite figure out. It lacked the lushness to be called prairie or plains. But I never imagined a desert dotted with so many hearty plants. Whatever it was, I found an odd comfort in its barren grittiness and playful dust devils.

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The Story of the Pink Shoes

by Beth Bruno

For over 17 years a pair of faux pink suede shoes have been in their original box, with all the silica gel, in a tupperware container in storage. 17 years ago they received about an hour and a half of daylight. Worn once, but kept all these years because of the significance of the wearing. 

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We can't help but bring our history of love to all the places we long for love. Come learn how to make your marriage a healing place.

Space is limited. Registration is $199/couple. We can’t wait to see you there!

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