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11 , 5 2012

Living Alone Together

By |2012-11-05T14:13:06-05:00November 5th, 2012|Marriage Communication, Marriage Help, Marriage Help Featured, Save My Marriage|0 Comments

Whether one is left or does the leaving – or never leaves or is left physically, just emotionally – the breakdown of a relationship in which one has invested much hope and many years is a daunting experience. The fact that it may be financially catastrophic and complicate the raising of children only deepens the emotional loss and accounts for the fact that many people elect to remain in unhappy marriages. Many couples live alone together. – adapted from Gordon Livingston’s “AND NEVER STOP DANCING”

11 , 29 2011

When the Vow Breaks; Part III: My Husband No Longer Believes in God!

By |2015-02-04T14:20:40-05:00November 29th, 2011|Marriage Communication, Marriage Help, Marriage Help Featured, Save My Marriage|0 Comments

Similar beliefs, values, and interests augur towards long, happy marriages. That’s why we worry when someone we know who is a Buddhist, marries a Baptist. But what if they share similar beliefs and values in the beginning, but then one spouse’s faith stance changes and the other spouse’s doesn’t? Jack and Jessie Jones came to a MAKE IT OR BREAK IT retreat because that is exactly what happened to them. Jessie, a devout evangelical Christian who happened to be a school teacher, married Jack, an equally devout evangelical Christian who happened to be an engineer. That was 40 years ago. Several careers and children and grandchildren later she retired. Soon he retired too. Upon retiring, Jack began reading and studying [...]

11 , 16 2011

When the Vow Breaks, Part 1: Is you is or is you ain’t?

By |2011-11-16T20:34:39-05:00November 16th, 2011|Marriage Communication, Marriage Help, Marriage Help Featured, Save My Marriage|0 Comments

When one – either the husband or the wife – leaves their marriage emotionally and spiritually, that marriage becomes just as defunct as if one of the spouses had physically died. At best, the partners live alone together. At worst, the marriage becomes a living hell. Some couples eventually separate but never divorce. Others divorce with rancor and a bitterness that lasts a lifetime. The first morning of a five-day MAKE IT OR BREAK IT retreat, Margie said to Tom, in front of the two of us, “I don’t want to try anymore.” After a minute of uncomfortable silence, Tom replied, “Please let’s not stop the process. Laura and John can help us. If we’re gonna come apart then let’s [...]

09 , 16 2011

What Makes This Couples Marriage Retreat Unique?

By |2011-09-16T10:32:39-04:00September 16th, 2011|Marriage Help Featured|0 Comments

When a couple comes to one of our “Make It or Break It”  marriage retreats they may have already decided they want a divorce. But often they are undecided, or one partner wants a divorce and the other wants to preserve the marriage and stop divorce. Because this is so, we spend a period of time listening to each partner describe what they have in mind. This may well be the first time they have ever, in each other’s presence, explained how they feel about their marriage […]

09 , 7 2011

Signs Your Marriage Is In Trouble!

By |2011-09-07T18:46:22-04:00September 7th, 2011|Marriage Help Featured|0 Comments

Five signs that your marriage is in trouble: 1. Your spouse no longer courts you; 2. You don’t date each other anymore; 3.  The language of love is absent from your everyday life; 4.  Your relationship feels more like a burden than a blessing; and 5.  If you could choose again, you might not marry this person. Did we just say the same thing five different ways? Learn more with our Make It or Break it Marriage Retreat!

09 , 7 2011

Marriage Communication

By |2011-09-07T15:02:46-04:00September 7th, 2011|Marriage Help Featured|0 Comments

Sometimes in our marriage retreats a spouse says, “We’re just not communicating anymore.” Reality is, yes, you are. Always. These three principles of communication apply full force to marriages: It is impossible not to communicate; communication is a multi-leveled phenomenon – verbal/nonverbal, for example; and the message sent is not necessarily the message received. Learn how a "Make It or Break Marriage Retreat" can help save your marriage today!

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