Marriage Retreat / Baecation in Naples, FL
Victor and I signed up for a marriage retreat at our church and we were super excited!! Between the move to our first home and work work, we were non stop. So to say the least we were looking forward to this staycation. To be able to invest in our marriage, spend quality time together, and hang out with our church family in paradise, it was definitely going to be a great time! I packed my bathing suits, two piece sets and I was ready to go. #LoveisaChoice
We stayed in Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fl. The resort is absolutely beautiful, with 5 restaurants, 2 pools including an adult pool and the coolest slide ever, trolley service to the beach every 5 minutes, and so much more. We felt as if we were in Mexico or Dominican Republic. It did not feel like we were still in Florida. To top it all off we stayed in their luxurious villas!
Set: Forever 21
It's an older set but heres a similar set from Shein here
Hat: World Market
LOVE IS A CHOICE
Honestly if you ever have the opportunity to go on a marriage retreat we highly recommend it! It is life changing and its a great way to spend quality time together focusing on each other. Our church Calvary hosted it and God willing we will have one every year so make sure to keep on the look out for the next one. We had sessions in the morning till noon then we had all day to be with our spouse in paradise. We had some amazing activities as well. We wanted to share with you all a few things we learned on our retreat and hopefully it resonates with some of you reading this.
Phileo Love - The Friend Zone
-Your spouse has your back, they defend you, ride or die!
Do you have each others back?
-Be friends because its a gift from God. Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
-Because it makes life more fun together. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Enjoy life with your wife.
-It's important to be friends because it helps make us inseperable.
Here are some tips/tools
-Actively choose to spend time together
-Seek each other out
-Refresh each other
-Be proud of each other
-Get to know each other well
Eros Love- Netflix and Chill "Friends with Benefits"
-Communication is key
-Compliment each other
-Care for each other (physically, emotionally, and spiritually)
-Crave each other Proverbs 5:18-19 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
-Plan for it!
Agape Love- Friends Forgive Each Other
Unforgiveness will plant a root that will grow, spread and destroy.
Why should we forgive?
-Because God told us to.
-Because God forgave us. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
-Because it makes your marriage stronger.
Remember its not always personal.
-Forgive because its healthy.
God is the glue that keeps us together we have to be willing to let it dry.
-Change your perspective
-Choose to let it go and forget the past. (Forgetting doesn't mean it didn't happen it just means you don't bring it up)
-Try not to make mountains out of mole hills because everything under God is a mole hill.
-Love them as God loves you. Ephesians 5:25-33
**Hope this sheds a little light on some couples =)
FOOD IN NAPLES
Their are lost of delicious places in naples!! Here are the few places we recommend!!
The most delicious mexican hole in the wall. We ordered the grande nachos, chicken tacos, and burrito. Delicious and very cheap!!
It's mexican ice cream. We've never tried mexican ice cream before but it was delicious! I had the coconut chocolate chip. Delicious!!
We came here for dinner one night. It's definitely the best seafood in naples, it was absolutely delicious!! We had almost everything and the ambiance was very romantic. Perfect for date night. It's a french/ asian cuisine!! Their appetizer's are delicious we had a sampler and lobster bisque soup to start. Entree's we had the hot and crunchy grouper bowl and the Grilled black grouper “A LA NICOISE”! To die for with lobster risotto!! We can't forget about dessert, my absolute favorite. Chocolate decadence flourless cake.
Naples Grande Resort had many options to dine within the resort. Our favorites were Gulf Coast Oasis poolside, Rhodes End greek cuisine at the end of the boardwalk at the beach, and Aura and asian fusion restaurant.
Things to do in Naples
Panama Hat: J. Crew
Hem T-Shirt: Forever 21
High Waisted Denim: Forever 21
Sandals: Forever 21
Sunnies: Forever 21
Two piece Set: Shein
High Leg BodySuit: Shein
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Naples was fun, we can't wait to keep exploring the west coast of florida!! #VRworldTravelers
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