I notice that many other Christian retreats listed online talk about Christian counseling but when I look at their websites they never talk about the Bible but only their secular training. Will that be the same with you?
No, I have been a Christian for 44 years and Theologically trained at Dallas Theological Seminary, a topnotch conservative seminary. I know and use the Bible in my work.
Since you say you will be using the Bible, does that mean you will beat us over the head with it?
No. I simply realize that most people have succumbed to a way of thinking that has happieness at the core and thus in their "chase" for it they are miserable. A new perspective is needed.
Who should attend an Intensive Marriage Retreat?
Couples who have tried traditional one hour a week marriage counseling and it didn't help.
Couples without hope and want to give up.
Couples who can't afford a costly divorce.
Couples who don't have time to wait 6-9 months to make progress.
What will we learn in the Intensive Marriage Retreat?
You will learn the real cause of quarrels and fights? Not one couple has guessed correctly!
You will learn the real problem about bringing up the past.
You will learn about true and lasting forgiveness.
You will learn the true basis for your feelings and how that can make a major diffence.
You will learn how trust and communication are intricately interwoven.
What methods do you use in your therapy?
To begin with you will find that I am highly interactive and listen very closely. I don't have to be right and allow opportunites to discuss and certainly disagree. Based upon what I have heard I will take the time to make sure that what I believe I heard is actually what you have said. I also spend significant time in teaching new ways to think about situations. Along with this I give homework for follow-up. Additionally, I not only will demonstrate new ways of doing things but often engage in role-play. Along with this I make it a point to not only to be clear but work at making sure that even though we will be working hard that we will have some fun in the process.
What days do you offer Intensive Marriage Retreats?
We do retreats Tuesdays through Thursdays and if necessary through Friday.
What do you specialize in?
Infidelity & Broken Trust
Conflicts & Arguing
Deep Hurts & Wounds
Blended Family & Parenting Issues
Do you offer after-care?
Yes! You will be sent home with a manual of the materials that we covered. Additionally, we will arrange for a follow-up 45 minute Skype / phone call and 2 -15 minute booster / support calls.
Do you have a statement of faith?
Yes, you will find it under Doctrinal Beliefs at the bottom of my website.
Will my insurance cover an Intensive Marriage Retreat?
Insurance companies pay for traditional one-hour-a-week counseling. They don’t pay for Retreats.
How do we pay for our retreat?
You can pay by cash, check or credit card. If you pay by credit card I charge a surcharge to cover the cost of the service charge that I have to pay for credit card transactions. Also, PayPal has a program where you can have up to 6 months without interest. Here is a link to it. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-credit
When do we pay?
REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: A 50% retainer (non-refundable) is required to guarantee your reservation. This retainer will be applied to the final payment, which is due 3 months prior to the event. If your retreat is within the next month the entire balance is due at registration. 100% of the estimated balance will be charged to your account if cancelled within 30 days of the retreat.