Marriage Conference — Fall 2021

couple holding hands

With all the busyness of life and family, it’s hard to take time out for the things that matter the most. Our Marriage Conferences are designed to minimize distractions so you can get away, quiet down, and hear God speak in a beautiful setting at Maranatha Camp & Retreat Center.

Speakers: Roger & Brenda Daum

Roger and Brenda have been married for over 47 years.  They have 4 children, and 8 grandchildren. 

Roger has been a pastor for 30 years, serving in 3 churches in Nebraska.

The  Daum’s founded Restoration Ministries in Cozad, NE. in 2006 and specialize in counseling and coaching couples, individuals, and families to help them strengthen relationships.  They also hold training seminars designed to help people resolve emotional and spiritual problems that hinder them from giving and receiving love as God intends, as well as teaching people how to help others resolve issues that hinder relationships.


There are four deep inner needs in everyone’s life and relationships including marriage.  There is a need for acceptance instead of rejection, for security instead of insecurity, for identity, and for purpose in life.  How can we see these needs met in our lives and marriage and family relationships?

Roger and Brenda will be teaching “Relational Needs? – We All Have Them?, illustrated beautifully in an Old Testament love story found in the book of Ruth.  They will share how Jesus Christ can meet these needs and how marriages can be transformed as couples join the Lord Jesus in meeting these needs.

Read more about the Relational Needs sessions here.

You can expect an excellent experience from our staff and the conference program : comfortable accommodations, delicious food, practical Bible teaching relevant to couples, spiritual encouragement through songs of worship, and stories of hope from other couples that are seeking God’s leading in their marriage.


We have a host of optional activities available to you and your spouse, such as Roller Skating, Climbing Wall, Coffee Shop, Nature Trails, and more. That being said, sometimes the best activity is inactivity…so relax in our hot tub, take a walk by the lake, or sit by a campfire with a cup of hot chocolate.

If you are on any step of the journey of marriage, we hope we see you here!

Packing List


Prices are per-couple


  • Five Meals
  • Motel-Style Room
  • In-room restroom


Bring Your Own
  • Five Meals
  • On far side of camp
  • Electricity


No Lodging
  • Five Meals
  • No lodging



4-6 PM – Registration

6 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Session 1 – 

9:15 PM – hot tub, coffee shop, fire pit and smores (if it is warm enough), board games by fireplace, volleyball available in gym


8:30-9:30 AM – Breakfast (and zipline signup)

9:30 AM – Session 2

11:00 AM – Quiet Waters 

12:00 PM – Lunch 

1:00 PM – Afternoon activities

1:30-2:30 – Zipline (sign up at breakfast)

1:00 – 2:00 – Toni and Richard? – Ministry couples chat – Cedar Room

Other available activities:

prayer walk, hiking trails, disc golf, coffee shop, hot tub, gym open

6:00 PM – Dinner Date

7:00 PM – session 3


8:30 – 9:30 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM – Session 4 

10:45 – pack up

11:30 AM – Lunch

12:00 PM – Check-Out, and see you next year!


  • Have you had a fever of 100.4 in the last 14 days?

  • Have you been exposed to someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 21 days?

  • Is there a medical reason why you should not be present?

  • If someone in my household begins showing symptoms of illness, please stay home and plan to attend a future event after symptoms clear.

  • Maranatha is committed to creating an environment that meets Nebraska’s Directive Health Measures (DHM) recommendations for safety.

Packing List

A packing list for overnight camps and retreats is available here.

Map To Camp