Hope Weekends & Intensives
Near Tallahassee, FL

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Hope
Weekend

Our vision for Hope Weekends is simple: We want to transform good marriages into great marriages, and we want troubled marriages to be healed and restored so more children will grow up in happier, healthier homes. Hope Weekends are marriage retreats that combine Christian principles with the latest research to provide specific, practical, attainable skills to help couples:

  • Reconnect and develop/restore trust

  • Promote a greater sense of “Us” and oneness

  • Experience deeper levels of intimacy, knowledge, and understanding of one another

  • Learn the essential relationship skills required to develop, maintain, and sustain a deeply bonded and connected relationship

  • Strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Learn how to develop emotional regulation

  • Remove some of the accumulated relational pain

Did you know the average cost of a divorce is over $30,000.

Our marriage retreat, comparatively, is only $1,200 per couple (does not include food or lodging) and we have an 80% success rate with all of our couples (including those who have already started divorce proceedings).

EVENT DETAILS

Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

Have questions? Ask us!

Benefits of AIM:

  • Recognize when your marriage  communication style is more of a problem than the actual problem you are facing

  • Develop the ability to feel genuine empathy for your partner instead of secret resentment

  • Express yourself clearly so that your thoughts and feelings can be recognized and understood without causing your spouse to feel defensive, resentful, overwhelmed, manipulated or inadequate

  • Avoid the mind reading that so often leads to misunderstanding between couples, and learn to avoid assumptions

  • Express and accept anger without destroying love

  • Fight in such a way that you resolve the issues at hand and actually feel closer to your spouse

  • Acknowledge and enjoy the differences between you and your spouse, rather than seeing him/her as a threat

  • Understand what went wrong in previous relationships or what is going wrong now

 

Adventures in Marriage is co-authored by Dr. Lori H. Gordon, one of the leading pioneers in the national marriage education field and creator of the PAIRS programs and Richard Albertson, Founding President of Live the Life and author of the Start Smart premarital program.

2&3 Day Marriage Intensives

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Traditional Marriage Therapy has about a 35% rate of success in restoring and healing marriages. Marriage Intensives, on the other hand, succeed with 85% of couples who complete the experience. While traditional counseling takes months, a Marriage Intensive over two to three days can clear obstacles and develop relational skills with immediate results.

A Marriage Intensive, as the name implies, pairs a trained pastoral counselor or relationship coach with one couple for two or three full days of exploration, education, and skills development. As a couple learns new tools for communication, intimacy building, and conflict resolution those skills are put into immediate use to build the lasting marriage both desire.

This Skills-based approach recognizes that there are basic emotional and relational needs common to all human beings. Relationships can be torn apart by past hurts and brokenness as well as by unmet emotional needs in the present. Using the best tools of psychological and behavioral research, our Marriage Intensive Pastoral Counselors help clients identify past hurts, unmet emotional needs, and self-defeating behavioral patterns which may be hindering personal growth and relational health. The goal of Skills Based Counseling is to assist couples in discovering new ways of thinking and behaving that will help them develop a healthy and satisfying marriage.

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Doug Stephens is a Pastoral Counselor and conducts Marriage Intensives. For details on costs and scheduling, contact:

doug@livethelife.org

(850) 766-4424

Bob Garment is a Pastoral Counselor and conducts Marriage Intensives. For details on costs and scheduling, contact: (850) 668-3700

JACKSONVILLE, FL

Marriage Intensives are offered by appointment and may be scheduled through:

mieko@livethelife.org

214-435-1202

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

Lisa May is our South Florida marriage coach. For details on costs and scheduling, contact:

lisamay@livethelife.org

(850) 264-1495

TESTIMONIALS

2&3 Day Marriage Intensives

"An immense amount of healing...the first time in my life that I've really felt loved."

- Staci

"The course changed a 29-year marriage of confusion, hurt, silences, and missed opportunities into a vibrant relationship of pleasure and trust that thrives on change and growth."

- Shawn

angry-black-woman.jpg

2&3 Day Marriage Intensives

Traditional Marriage Therapy has about a 35% rate of success in restoring and healing marriages. Marriage Intensives, on the other hand, succeed with 85% of couples who complete the experience. While traditional counseling takes months, a Marriage Intensive over two to three days can clear obstacles and develop relational skills with immediate results.

A Marriage Intensive, as the name implies, pairs a trained pastoral counselor or relationship coach with one couple for two or three full days of exploration, education, and skills development. As a couple learns new tools for communication, intimacy building, and conflict resolution those skills are put into immediate use to build the lasting marriage both desire.

This Skills-based approach recognizes that there are basic emotional and relational needs common to all human beings. Relationships can be torn apart by past hurts and brokenness as well as by unmet emotional needs in the present. Using the best tools of psychological and behavioral research, our Marriage Intensive Pastoral Counselors help clients identify past hurts, unmet emotional needs, and self-defeating behavioral patterns which may be hindering personal growth and relational health. The goal of Skills Based Counseling is to assist couples in discovering new ways of thinking and behaving that will help them develop a healthy and satisfying marriage.

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Doug Stephens is a Pastoral Counselor and conducts Marriage Intensives. For details on costs and scheduling, contact:

doug@livethelife.org

(850) 766-4424

Bob Garment is a Pastoral Counselor and conducts Marriage Intensives. For details on costs and scheduling, contact: (850) 668-3700

JACKSONVILLE, FL

Marriage Intensives are offered by appointment and may be scheduled through:

mieko@livethelife.org

214-435-1202

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

Lisa May is our South Florida marriage coach. For details on costs and scheduling, contact:

lisamay@livethelife.org

(850) 264-1495

Tallahasse is the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2010, the population was 181,376, making it the 8th-largest city in the U.S state of Florida, and the 126th-largest city in the United States.

 

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