What Is A ‘Marriage Intensive’?

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When couples are having marital problems, it can be like a fire that, if left unattended, can quickly grow out of control and burn everything in it’s path. When couples go through a crisis, instead of partnering together, they are void of communication. They may also fight so intensely heated words are exchanged, law enforcement is involved, and spouses struggle to stay committed. They may turn to extramarital affairs, drugs, alcohol, and pornography, or gaming and shopping addictions.

Proverbs 12:18 states that “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

I Corinthians 13:11 reads, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put away childish things.”

Couples in crisis mode have exhausted every way they know how to resolve their differences; that’s where counselors committed to keeping marriages intact can assist.

A Marriage Intensive: 4-Day Intensive

“Stand at the crossroads and ask for the ancient paths and ask where the good way is and walk therein,” Jeremiah6:16

A Marriage Intensive is a 4-day stay at one of the three  Hideaway’s beautiful locations away from life’s busyness. There, couples undergo therapy with professional marriage therapists. Couples have group and individual therapy sessions. Couples will receive 30-32 hours of in-depth therapy, enabling couples to get to core issues that are causing conflict and receive new tools to help begin building a solid foundation.

The Hideaway focuses on Four Core Foundational Pillars:

·        Sequestering Away: Secluded time away from daily lives and responsibilities helps couples slow down and focus on the most important relationship they have been given and hear clearly from God without distractions.

·        Hospitality: With all meals planned and nothing to clean up, couples can relax in a stress-free environment.

·        Intercessory Prayer: Hundreds of intercessors pray for visiting couples going through spiritual battles. (Intercessors aren’t given couples’ names, but may have overcome similar battles.)

·        Truth: The Restoration Therapy Model was designed to help couples understand how God sees them, instead of seeing the labels and lies the world puts on them. This can help spouses transform individually so they are stronger for each other and their families.

Why Choose Counseling?

“Lord, please make me a better partner.”

Often, married couples don’t have tools to work through conflicts and are exposed to negative advice. They might even have “stinking thinking” from previous relationships that sabotage their own.

Feelings of helplessness and bad advice can steer couples in the wrong direction. In the Old Testament, Job was faced with a huge test of faith. Job’s wife said, “Why don’t you just curse God and die,” and Job’s friends said that he must have done something wrong.

There can also be problems with lack of accountability. Adam ate the same fruit as Eve, but told God, “The woman you gave me made me do it!”

Marriage Intensive therapy sessions help couples work on stabilizing their struggling marriage, healing hurts, managing conflicts in constructive ways, and becoming students and servants who lift each other up as Christ lifts up the church. Spouses learn to focus on the wonderful qualities they appreciate in each other, and not negative emotions.

Isn’t It Time?

“Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:18

To love on a deeper level and be committed through all life’s challenges together, sign up for a 4-day workshop with events in Texas, Georgia, and California. Don’t wait to reconnect with your spouse. Sign-up for The Hideaway Experience today!