Authentic. Transparent. Inspired. Encouraged. Hope.

These are words that we consistently hear after leading people whether it be a 15-minute conversation, a 30-minute message from stage, or a multiple day weekend event.

Through the mess of sin, two people made the decision to follow Jesus and experienced grace, forgiveness, and healing within a relationship. Because of our story, we are passionate about others pursuing Jesus first in their life and allowing that encounter to be the center point of their own story.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We facilitate this in multiple formats so we can create an event that will make the biggest impact for your church or organization.

  • Marriage Experience at the Lake
  • Marriage Weekend Experience
  • One Day Marriage Workshops
  • One Night Events
  • Weekend Services
  • Conferences
  • Men’s Events
  • Women’s Events

Through our own experiences, we show that hope can be found no matter the situation, struggle, or sin that the audience is facing. We want to encourage, challenge, and love others right where they are. 

We will be transparent with your audience. We unapologetically share the gospel in a way that is relatable by all.

Authentic. Transparent. Inspired. Encouraged. Hope.

Bryan and Shayla’s passion for sharing Jesus through their story and to reach other marriages is a great story of hope, grace, and love.
— Brandy after attending an AH event

To connect with us, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here and we will reply back soon to schedule a time to talk.


One of a kind. BE[different].

This unique experience takes place at an incredible lake front home located at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks near Camdenton, MO. It is a getaway for a husband and a wife to reconnect and have the marriage that God intended for them to have.

Whether you are newlyweds or married for multiple decades, we believe that this unique experience will strengthen and grow your marriage.

From the moment of check-in to the time of check-out, our desire is to see couples engaged in real-life conversations without the distractions of work, kids, laundry, bills, or the chaos of life.

Enjoy amazing accommodations with 7 bedrooms with 7 private bathrooms for each couple.

The setting creates an opportunity to intimately connect as a couple and promote a sense community with the other couples. One way this is accomplished is through the preparation, cooking, and serving meals together as husband and wife and with the other couples.

7 interactive sessions have been created to provide biblical and real-life applicable content to provide the tools and resources for marriages to thrive the way God intended marriages to thrive. Couple break-out time is built into the experience to promote transparent conversations and authentic growth.

This experience is ideal for groups such as:

  • Community/Small Groups
  • Church staff and spouses
  • Church leadership and spouses
  • Ministry teams within a church and spouses (worship team, marriage ministry team, etc)
  • Parachurch Organizations

To learn more and find out available dates and pricing for your group, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here

We will contact you to talk about this unique opportunity.


 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING AFTER ATTENDING THE EXPERIENCE AT THE LAKE:

The weekend was wonderful. Full of marriage tools, but more importantly, I truly felt God at work in all who attended. I love your transparency and faith. [MARK] 

Amazing weekend at the lake to relax and spend time growing our marriage. Remembering why we came together as a couple and the love that started it all. [KATIE]

The AH Marriage Experience was a wonderful opportunity to gather more tools to fight for your marriage in an intimate setting. I loved the community group feel of it. Bryan and Shayla's passion for sharing Jesus through their story and to reach other marriages is a great story of hope, grace, and love. [BRANDY]

The Anguished Hearts Marriage Experience is a combination of reflection and rewarding grace. The love and relationships we created provide us a picture of God’s grace and love for us. We will be better because a Christ centered marriage. [TRAVIS]

You provide the location. We provide the content.

The intent of the Weekend Marriage Experience is to have marriages [BE]different as a result of the weekend together. We want to encourage and challenge the marriages within the church.

The Weekend Marriage Experience was created for a husband and a wife to reconnect and thrive the way that God intended their marriage to thrive. We believe in married couples having fun together. We believe in married couples being intentional together. We will laugh together. We will cry together. We will strengthen our marriages together.

Whether you are newlyweds or married for multiple decades, we believe that this weekend experience will strengthen and grow your marriage. From the opening statement to the final words, our desire is to see couples engaged in real-life conversations without the distractions of work, kids, laundry, bills, or the chaos of life.

7 interactive sessions have been created to provide biblical and real-life applicable content to provide the tools and resources for marriages to thrive the way God intended marriages to thrive. Couple break-out time is built into the experience to promote transparent conversations and authentic growth.

We begin on Friday night with a relaxed evening. Saturday is filled with powerful sessions in the morning and afternoon. The day is finished off with a free evening for a fun date night. Sunday morning can be filled with 2 more sessions or we are available to be guest speakers for a Sunday service. 

This weekend retreat setting can take place at a church or a local hotel to create a getaway setting. 

The weekend can be customized to fit the schedule that works best for you.


To learn more about this incredible weekend, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here.

We will contact you to schedule a time to talk.



WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING AFTER ATTENDING The weekend experience:

This marriage retreat provided my husband and I time to reconnect and to have some very important and amazing conversations! [ASHLEIGH]

My husband and I have been happily married for 11 years. Bryan and Shayla provide time, content, and questions for us to discuss that has brought us closer to each other and closer to Jesus. [JOAN]

"Sit and get” is often what I think of when I hear the term marriage retreat. This is simply not the case with the AH Weekend Marriage Experience. Bryan and Shayla walk right beside each couple. Their story and their passion to build and rebuild Godly marriages absolutely make this a life changing experience. Get ready to be challenged, be inspired, and most importantly, be loved during this weekend marriage experience. [LOGAN]

The weekend was a great chance to focus on my spouse and our marriage. A great tune-up. [CRAIG]

1 day. 4 sessions. 

The Anguished Hearts Marriage Workshop is a one day, four session experience that promotes an environment where couples can focus on their marriage without the distractions of life. The idea is to leave the chaos at home and spend intentional time with your spouse. You will learn tools and resources to have the marriage that God intended for you to have. A marriage that is thriving.

Couple break-out time is built into the experience to promote transparent conversations and authentic growth.

This event is interactive and filled with content that will strengthen marriages and help rebuild marriages. Couples of all stages will find valuable resources and tools that can be applied immediately to see the benefits of having a Christ-centered marriage. 

The day consists of two sessions in the morning, a break for lunch, and two sessions in the afternoon.  


To learn more our one day workshops, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here. we will contact you soon to talk.


An evening of purpose.

This two-hour event will leave a lasting impact on your audience. We will tell our story of overcoming hurt, betrayal, addictions, and adultery, that led to hope and healing. Our desire is to use our story to encourage them in their own story and ultimately how their story fits into Jesus’ story. We will laugh together, cry together, celebrate together, and worship together.

We will spend a portion of the evening sharing our story but we will also use our time together to share tools and resources that can be implemented into their marriage right away and begin to have the marriage that God designed for them.

This event is a great precursor to the Anguished Hearts Weekend Experience or the One Day Marriage Workshop. 


To learn more about one night events, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here.

We will contact you to schedule a time to talk.


What others are saying after attending THe one night event:

The one thing I admire most about you both is the darkest part of your life is relived every day of your life to serve out your ministry. The things we probably wish you could bury, you have to carry with you daily so others can see what victory looks like. Thanks for both of you and the strength and courage you have to share your life with others. [ALLEN]

We love church.

There is brokenness within the four walls of a church. There are hidden addictions. There are secret relationships. There are feelings of not being good enough. There are things within a church that no one wants to talk about. We are here to help break down the walls that are preventing people who attend church every week from experiencing authentic grace. 

We can be guest speakers for your weekend services. Our desire is to share our story of hope to help couples realize that marriage is an incredible experience if we are living it the way that God designed marriage to be. Marriages are falling apart in churches everyday and we want to do all that we can stop this trend.

Our story is a great fit for an upcoming marriage series. We can provide the message or have a Question and Answer time from stage to generate excitement for an upcoming Anguished Hearts event or to help kick-off a new marriage ministry within the church.


To learn more about having us as guest speakers for a weekend service, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click here.

We will contact you to schedule a time to talk.


We want to match your vision.

Do you have an upcoming conference that our story would impact your audience? We can customize our content to fit your topic, format, and agenda. Our message of hope is relatable by all and our story will encourage the audience no matter where they are on their faith journey. The intent of our message is to point people back to Jesus and how their story fits into His story.

  • Marriages Conferences
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Denominational Conferences
  • Non-Denominational Conferences
  • Parachurch Organizations

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HAVING US AS GUEST SPEAKERS FOR A conference, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE OR CLICK HERE.

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Bryan's story.

Bryan’s story is one that is out of Luke 15. His story is the story of the prodigal son. God is still performing miracles and Bryan’s story is one of hope for everyone. Bryan’s desire is to share his story with men of all ages to be the dad, husband, man, and follower of Jesus that he was created to be.

Bryan will share moments of his life that have shaped him as an adult. He will share how abandonment, abuse, and addictions carried over into his marriage which ultimately led to the decision to have an affair with another woman. However, the story wasn’t over. He will share the redemptive grace that he experienced when he surrendered his life to Jesus and experienced new life.

This question will be asked, “What are you running from?”. Bryan knows from his own life's experiences that you are either running towards something or running from something. He will incorporate marathon running into his message and how it relates to his journey with Jesus.

This message will have moments of disbelief, amazement, laughter, tears, and celebration. He will challenge the audience to look at their own story and encourage them into a relationship with Jesus or strengthen that relationship.

Bryan’s story will leave a lasting impact no matter the audience and confirm that an encounter with Jesus changes everything.


 

Shayla's story.

Shayla grew up in the church. She grew up in a strong Christian home. Her parents have been married over 50 years. She had the foundation. But she turned her back. She walked away from Jesus.

She will share her story of making the decision to repurpose her life for Jesus when she had nowhere else to turn. Shayla’s story of forgiveness and overcoming fear will have your audience holding their breath as she shares what it was like living with an addict and learning of the other woman.

She will share what it means to become a follower of Jesus even in the darkest of times. She provides real life examples of how she learned to trust again. She talks about walls that she put up to protect herself from being hurt again and the challenge of breaking down those walls to love others and to be loved. 

Shayla has a gift to love women right where they are. Her desire is to encourage the moms who are exhausted and the wives who wonder if they can make it another day. She will talk about overcoming postpartum depression and how she learned to experience joy as a new mother.

Shayla has a unique ability to relate to each person in the audience  her message of living by faith over fear.


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