Lissa's Story

Delissa Gardner Blair, known as Lissa to those who loved her, was a loyal wife, dedicated mother & sister, trusted friend, and staunch supporter of mental health issues. The world lost a beautiful soul on October 8, 2016 when her combat veteran husband took her life. Delissa was the best friend of Executive Director Cristi Rose and beloved sister of Rasha Gardner; together they started the program in her name in Spring of 2017.

Our Mission

We provide wives of military and first responders (active duty, reserve & veteran) with education, fellowship with like-minded women, and resources to support their husbands, while ensuring the well-being of themselves and their children. Our services are available to wives across the nation and around the world.

Our Programs

Retreats:

Our retreats are small by design to allow for individual attention and a chance to bond with other attendees. The three day getaways are held in the pines of Prescott, Arizona and by the beach in Southern California. Retreats are all-inclusive so all you have to do is show up!

Altogether Beautiful retreats give wives a chance to meet and bond with other women married to men with "warrior hearts." The weekend includes a husband's panel, time with our horses, introduction to a variety of resources, and other fun, relaxing activities. It is meant to be a safe, comfortable atmosphere and a time to get away from the daily stresses of life.

Beautiful Resilience marriage retreats are designed specifically for military and first responder couples. The weekend includes "Right Thinking for Your Marriage" curriculum, time with the horses, and fun activities to enrich and strengthen your marriage. We'll help you better understand how to relate to your spouse, have effective communication, and remember why you fell in love in the first place. It is a relaxed, safe environment where the two of you can get much needed time together.

Virtual Connection:

Bible Studies - We offer an online Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. AZ time. The studies vary in length from 4 - 12 weeks and homework is optional!

Coffee Chats - We hold quarterly coffee chats via Zoom that include a speaker, games, fun raffle items and time to connect with other women. Check the schedule below for dates and subjects.

Social Media - We have a private Facebook group to provide resources, connection and information on upcoming events for those who subscribe.

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Annual Conference:

Our Altogether Beautiful conference is held annually in Prescott, Arizona. The Christian based conference is open to wives, mothers and daughters of military and first responders. The two day event features dynamic speakers from the Christian and warrior front, live worship band, activities to get your creative juices flowing, and unique opportunities to connect with like-minded women.  Our 2021 conference Altogether Beautiful: Altogether Chosen is scheduled for Friday, July 16 through Saturday, July 17.

Upcoming Events

February:

Online Coffee Chat

Speaker: Jessica Garbutt - The Busy Babes Guide to Self-Care

Saturday, 2/27, 9 a.m.

March:

Altogether Beautiful Wives Retreat

Chapel Rock Retreat Center, Prescott, AZ

Friday, 3/5, 4 p.m. - Sunday, 3/7, 2 p.m.

April:

Beautiful Resilience Marriage Retreat

Chapel Rock Retreat Center, Prescott, AZ

Friday, 4/9, 4 p.m. - Sunday, 4/11, 2 p.m.

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