MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa—The Mid-Winter Couples’ Retreat, an annual event of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches, cut through the cold of this winter to give some warmth and light from God’s Word to married couples from around the state. Calvary Baptist Church hosted the retreat Feb. 8–9 at Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa.

“Missional Marriage” was the theme, with Jon Jenks reminding couples that they must pursue oneness to be able to fulfill the mission of marriage. Jon is state representative for the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Church and the vice president for training at Baptist Church Planters. He and his wife, Jeniffer, discussed practical ways for the couples to pursue oneness in their hearts and in their shared identity in Christ.