Lasting Love for a Lifetime Helping Couples Build and Keep a Strong Foundation

Our program brings together research and experiences curated by relationship experts to provide you with personalized, fun and hands-on learning experiences.    

Simply put, Building A Lasting Connection® is here to help you do happily ever after, forever.  

Learn the sticking points in your relationship that cause friction and create cycles of frustration, disconnection, and pain and how to unravel them. 

Gain the tools you need to stay satisfyingly close and intimate in your everyday decision and relating patterns.

Practice your new skills, ask questions, and engage in deep reflection on your own and together, with professional support and resources at hand.  

Building a Lasting Connection® A Workshop for Early Relationships and Committed Couples

Make sure your happily ever after never ends.  Build your marriage on a solid, research-based foundation.   Experience the process, practice the skills, learn the principles, and apply the tools you need to truly do happily ever after, forever.

  • Live

    Building a Lasting Connection® Couple's Retreat Workshop

  • Cost

    $299 per couple

    $149 if registered by July 1st

  • Location


What will you learn?

  • How to secure your loving bond, so it’s strong, safe and grows throughout your life.

  • The secrets of communication that creates connection. It’s not about talking and listening as much as it is knowing how to share and what to listen for.

  • How to deal with differences. Having differences of opinion and points of view is normal and healthy but all too often leads to unresolved hurts that results in conflict. You will learn how to use sensitive topics to bring you closer together, and tune in to each other heart to heart.

  • The essentials of touch and intimacy. Both affectionate touch and intimate touch are supportive aspects of your romantic relationship. You will learn how to know each other intimately, emotionally and sexually so your contact can be a comfort and journey of discovery.

  • How to develop goals, traditions and rituals so your marriage supports who you each are as well as your shared and individual dreams.

Who is this Workshop For?

  • Pre-Marital couples

  • Newlywed couples

  • Committed couples who want to strengthen and beautify their relationship

  • Couples interested in growing their relationship within the context of research-based methods

  • Couples beginning to fray in the storms of life

This Workshop is Not Appropriate for:

  • Couples with recent infidelity trauma

  • Couples in dire distress

  • Couples where one or both partners have significant unregulated/untreated mental health distress or addiction

  • Couples who are no longer committed to the relationship

What to Expect When Attending this Workshop

This "retreat" is for couples looking for the education, tools, and resources they need to make sure their relationship endures the test of time.  It is positive, practical, and powerfully founded on proven methods and true principles.  We help you clarify the essential components of close relationships and strengthen your authentic connection. 

This workshop will include:

  • Ten hours of live group instruction, either in-person or via zoom from an experienced relationship educator

  • Presentations and demonstrations of the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, designed by Sue Johnson ®

  • Exercises to help you have real and important conversations with your partner that enhance your awareness of each other's emotional experience and create intimate connection

  • Experiential practice with the Building a Lasting Connection® floor mat system and coaching, observation, and discussion

  • Digital Building a Lasting Connection ® workbooks with information and homework exercises to take with you and practice throughout your marriage

Frequently Asked Questions About the Build A Lasting Connection® Marriage Workshop

Not sure whether this is right for you? Have more questions about what to expect? Read our FAQs and reach out to us if you have additional questions.

Meet your Certified Building a Lasting Connection® Facilitator

Megan Conrad Landen is a certified Building a Lasting Connection® facilitator. Trained personally by the developers of the course, Dr. Gilmore and Dr. Jorgensen, she is passionate about building relationships rooted in secure attachments.  She is currently a graduate student in Social Work, and an experienced mother, teacher, and community organizer. 

Tell Me More Who Developed the Build A Lasting Connection® Marriage Workshop?

Dr. Debi Gilmore and Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen are the developers of Building a Lasting Connection®.  Your facilitator, Megan Landen, has been personally trained and certified to implement their program.  Rest assured that sound practices and qualified experts have crafted this experience for you.


  • Live

    Building a Lasting Connection® Couple's Retreat

  • Cost

    $299 per couple

    $149 if registered by July 1st

  • Location