“Sharing your personal experiences really broke the ice and got things going in the right direction for us.”

“Don’t stop this process. This keeps couples in the light of God.”

“Some of the best things about the Arusi Retreat were being around people who love one another, seeing so many good examples of marriage, and having people who show their care, love and faith to one another and to the group to facilitate the process. I saw the way their eyes met.”

“I enjoyed this retreat. It was my first marriage retreat. Being in the midst of other married couples was a positive experience. I would be more than willing to do another.”

“I really enjoyed this process. It was my first couples retreat. We needed this to be with people more like us and to experience couples in the church who have made marriage work.”

“The Arusi retreat has wonderful, dynamic leaders. We thank you for loving and trusting God and each other enough to share your gifts with His people.”

“This was a blessing for me. And I thank St. Peter Claver Church and the Lykes for a job well done.”

“I learned a lot about myself and my husband.”

“This was a spirit-filled weekend that was much needed and much enjoyed.”

“The Arusi Retreat has allowed us to look at our marriage and to realize our blessings throughout our married life.”

“The Arusi Retreat and the presenters were very helpful and informative. It was also fun and relaxing.”

“The Arusi Retreat surpassed all my expectations, not to mention my husband’s. He had ‘Jazz Fest’ on the brain and was determined not to participate. Yet, this experience moved him. We haven’t stopped touching and expressing our blessing since. Andrew and Terri Lyke are wonderful examples of God’s grace working through African American couples. Who needs Ozzie and Harriet? Thank you for a weekend filled with love.”

 

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“We give the most powerful, transforming, miracle-making love when the beloved is least deserving. It is then that our love reflects the love of God given in the sacrifice of the cross. Our ‘Easter’ is of God’s shaping us into who we need to be”. - Andrew & Terri Lyke