Are there issues in your marriage that you can’t seem to resolve, or conversations that you don’t even know how to begin? When you do try to communicate, do you feel that your spouse is absent, dismissive or argumentative? Maybe you discovered that you or your spouse brought baggage into the relationship that has never been resolved. Maybe there are things in your past that were never an issue until now. Do you sense that your spouse is drifting away, but you can’t seem to stop it? Did you think that having children would fix your relationship, but you’ve just found yourselves in a deeper mess? Maybe you’re finding that life and marriage are harder than you ever thought possible.
Your marriage can be the beautiful and romantic partnership that you always dreamed it could, and we can help you get there.
In situations like these, it’s easy to feel discouraged to the point of hopelessness. But there’s good news — we can help you. Our couples retreat for troubled marriages has helped couples facing these types of challenges for more than 20 years. We can bring you from feeling miserable to feeling full of hope; our program will give you the tools necessary to guide your marriage through these difficult times and further than you ever thought possible. You will learn healthy ways to begin the conversations that will bring conflict resolution and healing. We will take you through processes to help you get to the root of the issues that are hurting your relationship — like anger, bitterness, resentment, or fear — and help you heal in order to move past them.
Common Reasons Couples Attend
Are You Really Hearing Each Other?
Good communication is the cornerstone to building and maintaining any healthy relationship. It creates a sense of intimacy that can be shared throughout a lifetime, and it’s nearly impossible for any relationship to thrive without it. Whether you would like to improve your conflict resolution or experience a deeper connection with your spouse, you can achieve it through communication. Thankfully, it can be learned!
We can help you develop your communication skills so that you and your partner can establish and sustain a relationship filled with closeness, love and respect.
Do You Miss That Special Closeness?
That spark. That connection. That desire to be close. Maybe it came easy when you first started dating or were newlyweds, but now it’s like there’s a space between you, and you’re not sure how to get through it. Maybe your needs for physical intimacy aren’t being met, or maybe it’s emotional intimacy you crave. If the stresses and demands of life have left no time for maintaining your connection, there are many ways to rekindle and sustain a passionate relationship.
We help couples rediscover their connection with each other, and recapture intimacy in their relationship. We can help you.
How Do We Set Boundaries Within Our Families?
A marriage is more than a relationship with a spouse — it is the uniting of two families and the creation of a new one. It can be complicated trying to set boundaries with the in-laws as you start growing a new family with your spouse. How do you manage everyone’s expectations around holidays, birthdays and family traditions? These are common challenges, and in fact, a recent study found that over 60% of couples felt that friction with their in-laws caused them long-term stress. But while these struggles are common, we believe that they are far from inevitable.
We can help you learn how to create balanced, stable and happy relationships with extended family that will bless your marriage instead of strain it.
How Well Do You Know Yourself?
There is no one else quite like you. You are a unique individual who has been developing over time and through all your life experiences. Your mix of hopes, dreams, fears, quirks, habits and personality is unmatched…but have you taken the time to really get to know and understand yourself? Do you ever find yourself asking why you behave a certain way? Focusing internally to increase self-awareness will help you understand what shapes your perspective, why you react as you do and why other people “just don’t get it” when something seems so clear to you. Understanding yourself will revolutionize your behavior and relationships will others, and we can help you!
We will guide you through a process where you and your spouse will come understand yourselves individually, understand each other and learn how to more effectively grow together throughout life.
Will I Always Hurt Like This?
Life can be absolutely beautiful, but very few of us make it through without some scrapes and bruises along the way. Whether you were hurt in a prior relationship, forced to live with unfulfilled needs, or life threw you a curveball from which you can’t seem to recover, you might be trying to get through with the pain of an open wound. You might have a burden that you carry the weight of daily. Maybe it’s something that you’ve never admitted to another person, or even to yourself. Whatever it was that wounded you, you don’t have to walk through life this way.