Marriage Retreat

CBF/GA 2020 (Virtual) Marriage Retreat

Using the Enneagram to Enhance Your Marriage

Registration remains open for those who would like to receive access to recorded sessions.

Register Here for Access to Recorded Sessions

*We encourage you to purchase a copy of Discovering Your Personality Type: The Essential Introduction to the Enneagram
by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson.

The Marriage Retreat had the most comprehensive remake, transforming from an in-person weekend at Lake Oconee to an online Zoom event on four consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning September 10. Sam and Melody Harrell were happy to lead in this format, and by going virtual, we were able to expand the event to attract couples not only from Georgia but also from Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia. The retreat focused on the enneagram and how understanding one another’s personalities can enhance relationships within marriage. The Harrells used the Riso and Hudson book, Discovering Your Personality Type, in the retreat, and the first 20 couples to register were supplied with a complimentary copy of the book. At least thirty couples participated in the retreat in real time. Since the sessions were recorded, interested couples may continue to register and we will email you with instructions on how to access recorded sessions.


Sam and Melody Harrell have extensive training and experience in leading groups in the study of the Enneagram, and we are excited that they have agreed to lead us in this retreat.

They both were born to missionary parents in East Africa and have spent most of their lives working in that context.

In the last twenty years, working under the auspices of CBF’s Global Missions, they have engaged the Kenyan context through the ministries of Africa Exchange, a non-profit organization they founded in 1998 which continues under joint local direction today. Melody currently works as a certified Spiritual Director, and Sam serves as Associate Coordinator for Global Missions at CBF Global.