Private Marriage Intensive

Private Marriage Intensive

Studies show that intensives are one of the most effective ways to repair brokenness and restore connection in marriage. Many couples coming into a Marriage Intensive are hurting, discouraged and have lost hope. Marriage Intensives are specifically designed for couples in crisis to rebuild trust and restore their love for one another.

We provide a safe, accepting and nurturing space to begin the work of identifying root causes of your marital distress. We assess the dynamics and issues and develop a comprehensive customized treatment plan for each of you as individuals and as a couple. You will learn how to deepen your connection, increase communication through empathy and listening, and understand and value your differences. You will also learn to resolve conflicts, restore trust, change dynamics and patterns, reduce blame, and move through impasses and gridlocks.

Private marriage intensives are for you and your spouse only and are not in a group setting. During an intensive, couples are usually able to resolve 85% to 95% of their hurts and learn how to handle similar situations in the future. By the end of the intensive couples are equipped to return home with valuable insight, powerful tools and researched proven techniques and principles to apply in their daily lives.

Marriage Intensives are ideal for the busy professional who would rather get down to the root quickly rather than take several months for local one hour a week counseling. Marriage Intensives allow couples to escape the distractions of work, children, computer, cell phones, etc. so that spouses can give their undivided attention to each other and to healing their marriage. This time is also extremely helpful for couples who may be on the verge of separation or divorce or in severe pain. Often couples want to give the marriage one last try before making any decisions.

We provide two, three, and four day intensives to fit your needs. We are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday to get to the origin of your struggles and hurt and repair quickly. We will then help educate and teach you techniques to strengthen your intimacy and communication. Couples will practice these tools with guidance. Videotaping communication skills as a learning tool is available if the couple desires.

Our condensed intensive workbook is included in this weekend as well as a video of you and your spouse in a communication session upon request. Free time is also provided to give you and your spouse time to assimilate the things you are learning. There will be snacks, drinks and coffee provided throughout the day.

We have seen God's grace and power transform and change many marriages through this process. Healthy marriages create healthy families! We have hope that your Marriage can be enriched, strengthened, and changed.

Please give us a call today at 707-523-9066.

"What wisdom and humility! Your insights about my childhood and how it's impacted my behavior today that is hurting my wife was powerful! We believe in both of you and in your works." M & S

"Terri and Allen, we can't express enough how much our time with you guys has changed our marriage and our family. You have made such a difference in our lives!! Thank you for speaking truth when that was needed most. You guys are the best marriage therapist's we have ever been to. We know you are changing so many lives." - T & F

"Thank you for being "with us" in our marriage process. Your direct challenge, deep insight and compassion brought us to an emotional connection with one another. God is doing so much healing through you. You both are gifted healers!" - L & B

"We left you guys both saying why we didn't do this fifteen years ago... What pain it would have saved. We told everyone back at home about you. I am making a commitment to call you guys every year and thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have done for each of us, our kids and our marriage." - R & A

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"What a life changing experience spending three days with you guys! For the first time in 6 years I have REAL HOPE for our marriage. Words cannot express the love and thankfulness I feel for you two." - B & C

"Dear Allen and Terri, We will be forever grateful for you both for saving our marriage. Thank you for your love and investment in us. Coming to the Intensive was the best decision of our married life! Big hugs to you!!" - D & K

"Our marriage changed the day we walked in to your door. You showed us how to nurture, comfort and care for one another and what true connection is. One of the most amazing parts of the intensives was your openness and honesty with us sharing truth that brought me to taking responsibility and change. We are hoping to fly back every year for a tune up! You are both so gifted!! Many thanks!" - D & E

"I remember sitting at my computer and crying out to God that he would guide us to help... Then I pulled up Matters of the Heart Marriages on the screen. You are both are so gifted and complement each other so well in sessions. We learned more in our 3 days with you two than we have in all our years of counseling. Our connection and authentic communication is better than ever. Forever Grateful!" - F & J