Couples who are candidates for this crisis marriage retreat will have experienced one of more of these conditions.
Hearing the words I don’t love you or I’m not in love with you anymore
Saying the word divorce
Believing divorce is a solution
Unable to forgive
A separation has occurred
A legal separation without any structure or goals
An affair has ended but not able to see what the next step is
An affair continues and one spouse wants help
Time has passed since an affair but a healing environment has not yet been established in the marriage
An inability to recognize the difference between life-giving communication and curse-filled communication (curse-filled can be full of nice words; this is not in reference to vernacular terminology only)
One or both parties still contain wounds from their past that are eating at their present-day marriage (i.e.: abortion, molestation, rape, abandonment, alcoholism, abuse, trauma)
Children acting out because mom and dad are out of alignment with each other and with God
A lack of respect and honor exist in the marriage and the parenting
Resentments are deeply rooted from spouse’s past actions or an ex-spouses’ past actions.
Too prideful to say I’m sorry, will you forgive me
Too prideful to let God’s forgiveness cover everyone’s actions including self
The inability to let go and it is becoming a god with a little “g”
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