When you schedule an intensive with us, lodging is included with every package. Choose from a two, three, or even a five day retreat.
Before you pay a dime, you can call us to ask any questions that you might have. If you want to video chat via Skype, we can do that as well.
When you attend our marriage intensive you will have the reassurance that you will be working 1-on-1 with a highly skilled marriage therapist.
We're trained specifically as a couples' therapist. We are not trained as an individual therapist who happens to see some couples.
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Relationship Rescue Academy proudly serve couples from across the entire U.S. and Canada. We are located in Kokomo, Indiana approximately 45 minutes north of Indianapolis, Indiana.
We understand. Making that initial call to us is a big step. Sure, you may have been thinking about it for a long time, but suddenly scheduling a consultation may make things seem very real and even a little nerve-wracking.
We expect most of our initial callers to be a tad bit nervous when they call us. Remember, you are just scheduling a consultation with us, get some of your questions answered, learn more about the issues related to your situation, and maybe even gain some valuable insight on your current situation.
Of course, you may decide that your next step is to not schedule an intensive with us, and that is absolutely fine. There is no pressure for you to commit to anything at your initial consultation, and we appreciate that you have much to consider.
Before you register we want to speak to you on the phone to ensure that we are a good fit for the challenges that you are facing.
There are two ways to get started, you can either call us right now at (765) 575-4617 or fill out the form here and we will call you.
If we mutually agree that our retreat is a good match for your situation, next a $1,540 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your date. Full payment is due one week before retreat.
Absolutely. Whether or not you are married, a couples counseling retreat can have a profound impact on your relationship.
All couples deal with the same kinds of patterns and issues, to one extent or another. All couples need to have certain skills to thrive in a long term relationship.
Our intensive marriage counseling weekend is not appropriate for:
Yes. Not only do we equip you with tools to help you keep your relationship on track, we also offer one “After-Care” session. If you need more sessions after that we can work together to set up more sessions.
Lodging is included in the price. You are responsible for your transportation and meals.
This Intensive is private and not a group effort. It is designed especially for you and your spouse.
Making the decision to start marriage therapy can be tough. Finding the right therapist can be even more difficult. This article will help you to consider what to look for in your new marriage counselor, allowing you to begin your counselling journey stepping in the right direction.
You may assume that all therapists and counselors are trained to administer marriage therapy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are many generic counselors out there who are great at what they do, but in order to deliver great marriage therapy, the counselor must have specific training in this area. Marriage counseling is a specialized profession and in order to gain the most out of your therapy, the counselor needs to be knowledgeable and highly trained.
You should ask the counselors you are vetting what specialized training they have. If they have marriage counseling training that is perfect. But, you could even go further and ask how they gained their qualification and if it is certified. This will ensure that they have the knowledge to help you and your partner through your issues confidently and effectively.
First off the bat, ask your prospective counselor how many married couples they see on a weekly basis, monthly basis, yearly basis and what percentage of the therapy was successful. This can give you a great insight into their abilities as a counselor. Would you rather see somebody who deals with marriages day in, day out or somebody who has dealt with one or two? Counselors learn from their experiences, they learn what works and what doesn’t.
An experienced, knowledgeable counselor is an effective counselor. You want one that interacts with you during the sessions. Nothing will be gained by going to a therapist who just sits there. Their job is to guide you through improving your relationship, so it can be a great idea to ask what their therapy sessions normally look like. You’ll be able to figure out then if they are right for you.
The truth of the matter is that your health insurance company will probably not pay for your marriage counseling retreat. Fees for intensive retreats are not billable through your insurance company and do not include housing or meals.
However many couples therapy retreats will provide you with a receipt, which you can then use to contact your insurance company about a possible reimbursement.
Whether your insurance company decides to reimburse you or not, it will be the responsibility of the client to pay for the retreat in full.
A marriage counselor should be a leader. They will often have a strong personality and will not accept any bad behavior on behalf of their clients. They will call you out if you try to deceive, don’t put the effort in or anything else that will be detrimental to your marriage. This is what you want from a counselor. Yes, it might be daunting at first, but they will get the job done.
A strong marriage counselor will tell you how it is.
They will tell you the much-needed truth. Marriage is hard, they know that. But they will do all they can to support you and your partner through the tough times. A good marriage counselor will more than likely be busy, or booked up. They are worth waiting for if you are able to.
You need somebody who is going to tell you how to fix your relationship, not just tell you things you want to hear. You should be able to tell this during your first conversation with them. Their confidence and leadership skills will be apparent straight away.
Finding the right marriage counselor is difficult. Try not to rush into it. Take your time finding one that you click with. That is knowledgeable and confident in their ability. Look for the ones that are busy and have a high success rate. They’re the ones you want to be seeing. Good luck with your journey.
Arguments are part and parcel of every marriage. Marriage is for life, so it is inevitable that you will fight every now and again. Nobody is perfect, and flaws become even more apparent once you are married. That being said, you can make your arguments fruitful and productive.
Often a disagreement happens when you or your spouse are struggling to adequately portray your feelings. Keeping things bottled up inside will ultimately cause you to explode, leading to an argument. The more open and honest you and your spouse can be, the less you will fight.
You won’t be left wondering what the other is thinking or feeling, leading to a happier, less volatile relationship.
This article will give you some help for what to do when you are facing an argument. There are some things you can do, words you can say, to turn the disagreement around and make it beneficial for your relationship.
Often arguments occur because we think our opinion is correct, and the spouse’s opinion is wrong.
In an argument we often lose our sense of humility. We believe wholeheartedly that we are in the right, even if that isn’t necessarily the case. At this point it can be helpful to think back to the attributes of love as described in Corinthians 13:4-8.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
With this in mind, think about what is the most important thing in your argument, getting your way or your marriage? Hopefully, you will choose your marriage. Marriage is a game of give and take and we have to be willing to show humility in order for the marriage to survive and thrive. So, when you are seeing red, stop and think about the wise words in the Bible passage above. This should allow you to see the argument in a different light.
Let’s Start Over – Three little words that will completely transform how you fight with your spouse.
Disagreements happen in all relationships and often we say things without thinking because we are angry and upset. Your frustration gets the better of you and before you know if you’ve dug yourself even deeper into the argument. Take some time to cool off and say these three words to your partner, “Let’s start over.” This allows you and your partner to tackle the disagreement in a safe and productive way, avoiding the need to fight and argue.
These three little words can actually save a marriage. It takes a lot of strength to say them, or to accept them when your partner says them. It shows how much you value your relationship and that you are willing to be humble in order to move on.
These Bible verses can help you to reflect upon how you behave during an argument.
It is often useful to reflect upon how we react during arguments and disagreements. Do we make situations worse? Do we calm them down? Does our behavior need to change? These questions can be great to ask yourself, as often during arguments you are focused on what the other participant has done wrong, rather than being introspective. This can be a great skill to have. Take a look at these bible verses and use them to re-evaluate your own actions and traits. Think about whether your own behavior is something you can work on.
Are you quick to argue?
“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.” (Proverbs 20:3).
“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:9).
Are you quick to show anger?
“Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.” (Proverbs 12:16).
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” (Proverbs 29:11).
“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28).
When you are facing an argument and you’ve said those three little words to your partner, use these wise words before you continue with your conversation. Are you going into the disagreement with honorable intentions? Are you being humble? Are you showing your love? Displaying patience and love for each other, during difficult times, shows just how strong your marriage can be. Sure, you will face the occasional conflict, but you have the tools to work through this in a way that is conducive to your marriage.
All marriages will face challenges and conflicts, that’s just part of life. How you deal with these is up to you. Showing humility, love and patience during the difficult times is a sign of a strong marriage. Use the words, “Let’s start over,” often, and use them well. They are a great tool to have in your arsenal against arguments. I wish to leave you with this Bible passage, hopefully it will allow you to put your marriage into perspective…
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:12-14).