Testimonials

Here are comments from people who have attended Matters of the Heart Intensives and Workshops

Workshop

Excellent, thanks so much for sharing your story, it moved me to tears.

You're both are authentic and real. Thanks for your vulnerability.

You guys rock, can't wait to spread the word tomorrow!

Phenomenal!! Life changing!

Excellent Allen and Terri, You have Godly wisdom and knowledge.

Wonderful, I realized there are some things I really need to change.

Great material, fun, funny, engaging, and entertaining.

I am leaving today feeling much closer to my husband.

Every topic in this workshop was valuable and something we needed to hear. We are passing a brochure on to a coworker. Thank-you!!

Most engaging workshop we have attended...never bored...enjoyed the team work, role plays, videos, games, and variety of mediums.

Loved your honesty, vulnerability and how you two worked together as a team.

I left the weekend feeling energized even though I was tired. I feel closer to my husband and want to work on our issues and not hide.

Excellent, a ton of information, wish it was a three day workshop or even a week.

Terri is wonderful at what she does! I am honored and grateful to be working with her!

Allen and Terri have been an answer to my needs, comforted me in my fears, and helped me keep my faith firm. I so appreciate their gift of encouragement, wisdom and counsel. I am feeling less anxious as each week passes. I will be forever thankful. I feel hope for my marriage again.

Individual Therapy

During therapy with Terri she has challenged me to see my life from a healthier perspective. Her knowledge and use of therapeutic tools, combined with deep insight and compassion have allowed her to help me change and grow in my life journey.

OT/Mother

Family Intensive

As adult children, my three brothers and I sought out Allen and Terri Haley at Matters of the Heart Resources for a Family Intensive with my parents. Immediately Allen and Terri eased my fears and created an environment where my family was able to communicate safely & effectively regarding my father's alcoholism and our mother's hoarding. Allen and Terri and the day far exceeded my expectations. I was amazed at her ability to perceive and facilitate 6 individuals' thoughts and emotions for an 8-hour time period in one day.

They did an excellent job at keeping the conversations positive, productive and moving in appropriate directions. They brought hope into our situation, practical advice for each of us, and were warm and caring. Allen and Terri can be very light hearted when the conversation permits, yet they are real and incredibly sensitive to people's pain. Allen and Terri did an astounding job of perceiving deep hurts and creating a safe environment where the truth could come out. I highly recommend Allen and Terri Haley and the Family Intensive at Matters of the Heart if you are considering bringing your family.

E.B.
One of four siblings in a family of six

Marriage Intensive

God has blessed both of you with very special gifts and abilities. You complement each other so well. He has used the wounds in your own marriage to develop a unique and much needed ministry for hurting couples. You guys are awesome! May God continue to use you and bless you with this special ministry. Thank-you!!

C and T., Pa.

Dear Terri,
You and Allen make an amazing team! I wish T. had been there to hear your Marriage testimony. I see God is doing a miraculous work in the lives of the couples here through this process... I've already seen it in the life of L and M. I love you and am so proud of you for your sheers guts for Jesus sharing your heart and testimony. God is using you to break down walls because of your vulnerability and authenticity. Love,

D.G.

Words cannot express the love and appreciation I have for you both from our Intensive this month. You two are angels from the throne room of God! Your sacrificial giving of yourselves to xxx and myself could never be repaid.
For the first time in in almost 4 years I have REAL hope in my marriage to my wife.
You both have given me a true realization of how my behavior impacts her. And I see now for the first time how my childhood experiences have played a major role in my life now. I am moving forward with that healing. I understand now what it means to listen and have compassion for my wife even if I have a different experience. I know how to properly ask for what I want. And I see how I have deeply hurt her and can take responsibility for this for the first time. I know you both have a very special place in heaven for the walk you have walked and are walking for his glory.
Many, many thanks! Love you guys,

D.F.

We have made more progress and learned more in the past 3 days here than we have in years of counseling! We are both want to thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to start the healing process in our marriage. We could have never done this without you guys. The intensive was beyond any expectation that I ever had! I remember sitting at the computer just weeks ago the night I started searching on Google for help. I had never felt more hopeless and on was so close to leaving. I cried out to God asking him to show me where to find the help we needed.
It is no accident that Terri was the first one to respond to the many emails I sent out that day. God has blessed both of you with very special gifts and abilities. You compliment each other so well. He has used the wounds in your own marriage to develop a unique and much needed ministry for hurting couples. You guys are awesome! May God continue to use you and bless you with this special ministry. Thank-you!!

C & J, Pa.

Terri's professionalism and expertise are accentuated by her authenticity and personable style. She demonstrates compassion in delivering honest coaching that is effective and that respectfully invites clients to examine issues from another perspective. I am grateful for the results and I highly recommend Terri Haley.

Thania V.

We both want to thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to start the healing process in our marriage. We could have never done this without you guys. The intensive was beyond any expectation that I ever had! I remember sitting at the computer just weeks ago the night I started searching on Google for help. I had never felt more hopeless and on was so close to leaving. I cried out to God asking him to show me where to find the help we needed. It is no accident that Terri was the first one to respond to the many emails I sent out that day.

D & K

Marriage Intensive

After more than 12 years of marriage, Terri & Allen have helped us to change the way we communicate and share our feelings. Their "root up" approach has helped us to understand why we behave the way we do and how to deal with the entrenched behavioral patterns that caused us to question the love we had for each other.

ER Doctor

Allen and Terri sat with me, with compassion through layers of tears and anger. I was immersed in depression when I first found my way to their office door. Their wisdom, listening, and caring helped me to find myself again, strengthened my marriage and my relationship with God. They made a wonderful difference in my life.

C & T

This was an engaging, entertaining presentation. It was undoubtedly a blessing to everyone there.

Allen and Terri I wanted to write and say THANK YOU!!!! You accomplished more than I thought was humanly possible, but with God ALL things are possible. There is a new level of understanding, empathy and listening that we have NEVER had before in all our years of marriage. It is getting easier to share my heart and to ask the difficult questions rather than avoiding the issues. R. likes the fact that he talk to me about anything now. Terri and Allen, it has been such a blessing to "work" with you to heal our marriage. You challenged us when we needed to be challenged and showed us love and empathy all along the way. I am writing you from my perspective and R. is going to write you soon also however he was extremely pleased with the outcome of our time together and completely amazed and surprised that it would be so powerful and bring us this depth of understanding and connection. Thank-you so much.

R & K

My wife and I did a three-day marriage intensive counseling session with Terri and Allen resulting in an incredible strengthening of our understanding of each other, as well as productive ways to communicate.
They were insightful, professional, compassionate and their work has been highly impactful for us. I think every married coupled could benefit from who they are and how they work.

D & J

Terri I can't tell you how grateful I am to you and Allen. You helped us take a completely different look at our relationship. I didn't know what to expect coming into the intensive however; I had no idea in such a short period of time how much change could occur. Finally, there is hope! We worked through layers of pain with your help and I feel love again!

C & M

Dear Terri, We just wanted to thank you so much for the tremendous help you've been to us and our marriage! We feel relief and peace that there has been a definite break-through. We thanked God together in prayer. E. then commented "Well, it was a letter that brought us together again!" (Referring to "the" letter that you helped me write and that was responsible for him even agreeing to come to counseling in the first place!).
I feel it easily could have gone either way, and you had the vital role in God's plan moving it in the positive direction. We both appreciate your caring and empathetic attitude, the skill you apply to "reading" the situation and the teaching and 'challenging us' moments you point out to us. Thank you for being faithful to holding me accountable and for praying for us. We look forward to our wrap-up session with you.

G & E

Good Morning Terri, I Wanted to thank you and Allen once again for an amazing and rewarding experience. Both Pete and I were filled with hope and excitement. I am really happy that many topics came up and it was safe talking about our experience for the first time in many years. I had the courage to ask him if he has forgiven me. I was able to listen with an open heart free of fear and justification. He was able to share from his heart that although he forgives me it still hurts at times. He no longer blames me and understands the circumstances. It felt so good to talk about a time in our relationship that was so broken.
We have come a long way. Thank you both for helping us move through our relationship with more grace. Blessings,

L & P

When we first came to see Allen & Terri I was in really bad shape and so was my marriage. They came along side of us and challenged us to re-think our concept of God and lean into His love and grace. They opened our eyes to old hurts and patterns that were keeping us stuck. brought light to my day to day life with consistent, practical, and straightforward skills and guidance. Through Terri & Allen's work God has brought healing to my life and the life of my family, and I am forever grateful.

Therapist/Mother

My husband I came to Terri disconnected and desperate. Her compassion and insight have guided us from our individual's places of wounding to a sure place of new emotional connection. As a couple in Christian ministry, we have treasured her respectful and loving support on our journey of healing.

Pastor's Wife/Mother

Terri's work with my husband and I has been instrumental in our healing process and in mending our marriage. Her direct challenge, care, and deep insight tremendously helped our marriage. I don't know where we would be today without this. She was "with us" In our marriage trials. I will forever be grateful to God for her counseling ministry.

T & L