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Marriage Intensive

Sometimes a hurting marriage needs more than just an hour a week with a licensed therapist. Our marriage intensives are for couples in severe crisis situations—for instance, those on the brink of divorce—as well as couples who require in-depth counseling or may simply find themselves stuck and needing help progressing in their relationship. At The Hideaway, two professional therapists lead focused sessions in a four-couple, group-therapy format over a four-day and five-night period. This safe environment helps break down communication obstacles, uncover hidden barriers, and move participants quickly to core issues. Our carefully designed approach frequently results in initial breakthroughs and long-term change—participants will not only find themselves on the right track after an intensive, but they will have been given the practical knowledge and tools to stay there.

While intensives involve six to eight hours of therapy sessions a day, we build in plenty of free time, privacy, and one-on-one spouse interaction during a stay at The Hideaway.

Good to Great

“Compared to them, we have a pretty good marriage!” Good… that seems to be a word that has been used very loosely. My marriage is good compared to… theirs! I don’t cheat on my spouse or abuse them. Is this how we gauge the level of our marriage?   “Our marriage isn’t in a crisis. In fact, we’re pretty happy.” “I don’t cheat on my spouse. We don’t abuse each other. We’re doing fine!”

Your marriage may be “pretty good” or “pretty happy” or “doing fine.” But is mediocrity really all you want out of marriage? Are you really comfortable gauging the level of your marriage by its lack of infidelity or abuse?

At The Hideaway, we want couples to aim higher. We understand that not every marriage is on the rocks. However, we’ve also counseled many husbands and wives who have become such experts at smoothing over rough spots that they’ve stopped seeing conflicts altogether. Their relationship seems “fine.” They feel satisfied with a marriage that’s “good enough.” What they may not realize is the extent to which resentment builds when weaknesses are avoided. Unresolved pain simmers. Eventually, something explosive can occur—and those wounds are not so easily healed.

Our Good to Great Marriage Experience retreats use the intensive approach to unearth these hidden issues, helping couples in a “good-enough” marriage transition toward the inspiration and fulfillment of an amazing marriage. After all, no one sets out to have a marriage that’s “just okay.”


4211 I-40 West · Suite 202 · Amarillo, TX 79106 · (806) 290-0055