Hope Weekend is an in-depth, three-day, facilitator-led retreat that provides a deep dive into the dynamics of marriage. The retreat, along with its programmatic counterpart Adventures in Marriage, was a cornerstone resource leveraged during Communio’s citywide marriage initiative in Jacksonville from 2016-2018 which helped reduce divorce by 24 percent divorce decline in the city. Its focus is on struggling couples, but any couple can benefit from participation. Couples practice the things they are learning so that they are gaining skills, not just knowledge. It is an explicitly Christian retreat, which may make it less accessible for those who are not Christians.