Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreat is the work of Dale Lee [Ed.S. LCPC] & Adi Lee [M.A.], a husband and wife counseling team w/a love for Christ and a passion for helping people.

Nine Powerful Reasons Why Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats Can Help to Heal and Repair Your Marriage

Monday, May 30th, 2016

glacier parkA delightful oasis of peace that allows transformation of your mind, hearts, and spirit to take place.

The success of Power and Compassion’s Christian Marriage Retreats comes from our multi-faceted approach to healing. Our unique and proprietary approach to healing combines the latest techniques and advancements in cognitive therapy, a solid foundation of Christ-centered, bible-based relationship principles, and the healing, regenerative power of mother nature.

Power & Compassion’s Christian Marriage Retreats take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana near the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Our marriage retreats provide a wonderful opportunity for you to step out of your hectic, stress-filled world for a moment, in order to experience the peace and tranquility of a Montana mountain escape!

Our marriage retreats include three enriching days of peaceful transformation and rejuvenation in a private, secluded cabin tucked away in a private meadow, just a short 10 minute drive from one of America’s most beautiful national parks, Glacier National Park.

This beautiful cabin getaway will be the personal, private home for you and your spouse during the extent of your marriage retreat. Your private cabin home is well-equipped with all that you will need to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay, with some extra special amenities like a cozy fireplace and a deck overlooking a private meadow. You will find dozens of hiking trails, rivers, streams and peaceful mountain lakes within a 20-mile radius of the cabin. And you will have plenty of opportunities in-between counseling sessions to soak in all the beauty of the area and to relax and enjoy Montana’s splendor.

A private and personalized approach to help you encounter God’s presence and love during your retreat.

Our intensive christian marriage retreat, is a private three-day retreat where the entire focus is geared specifically toward you and your spouses specific needs and concerns. Our Marriage retreats are never multi-couple retreats. We work personally, one-on-one with you and your spouse for the entire three-day retreat. This allows us to really hone in on the root of the issues that you and your spouse are dealing with provide solid answers and actionable steps to help you achieve the healing, happiness and wholeness that you desire in your relationship.

Tailored counseling retreat just for the two of you – our focus is totally on the issues you want resolved.

We custom tailor our approach to counseling and relationship therapy based upon your specific needs and relationship concerns. Prior to the commencement of our marriage retreats, we spend a great deal of time learning exactly what issues you are dealing with, where your struggles are, what character and personality types you and your spouse posses and exactly sort of goals and you want to achieve and what obstacles you want to overcome through the marriage retreat process. Then we apply that knowledge toward our counseling sessions to ensure that you are receiving the very best therapy and advice for your specific needs and situation. This unique custom-tailored approach to counseling ensures that you receive precise answers to your specific questions and concerns and real, actionable methods and techniques that will enable you to work through and overcome the difficulties and obstacles that are putting a strain on your marriage.

You will obtain understanding of the communication patterns that have emerged in your marriage and how marital discord escalates in your relationship.

Healthy communication is such a large part of a good marriage relationship. For this reason we devote a significant portion of our intensive counseling sessions to helping you and your spouse to learn and better understand each others communication patterns. When you have a better understanding of how your spouse communicates, And what they are really trying to say between the lines, Then you are in a better position to receive from one another, relate to one another, and respond to one another with love and understanding.

You will obtain greater appreciation of your spouse’s uniqueness and strengths.

Many past clients of ours say that spending a few days at our marriage retreat is almost like being introduced to their spouse all over again. Our intensive retreats are designed to help you discover new qualities about your spouse that you maybe didn’t even know existed before. As well as to gain new perspective on the characteristics and behaviors that you were already aware of but maybe didn’t understand, and to recognize and appreciate the beauty and uniqueness therein.

Throughout our intensive retreat you will obtain a greater knowledge and understanding of who your spouse is. You will discover what makes them act the way they do, and you will learn the reasoning and logic behind the things that they say and the way that they behave. As a result, you will develop a greater appreciation of what makes your spouse unique, and you will be in a better position to replace your own anger and apprehensions with grace and compassion.

You will become experts on how to resolve marital discord and gain benefits from conflict.

Our proprietary counseling techniques will teach you proven methods and strategies for dealing with marital conflicts and empower you to find the grace and strength to overcome any obstacles that would try to tear your relationship apart. You will gain a new perspective on conflict and learn how to use conflict to your benefit as a catalyst that will actually draw you and your spouse closer, rather than creating a divide.

Learn to become a Christ-centered success team to allow your marriage to flourish.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7  Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.
Solid biblical principles and a Christ-centered faith are the cornerstone of everything we do, and everything we teach and share through the Power and Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats ministry program. Our solid belief is that Christ must be the center point of every strong, loving, and lasting marriage relationship. It is that foundational principle that all of our counseling is based upon. Our system will teach you how to recognize and maintain Christ as the center of your marriage and allow all of your other relationships to flow out of that central principle.

Receive compassion and care from a Christian counseling couple – licensed counselors who serve you as a married team.

With Power and Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats you receive the benefits of working with not one, but two licensed counselors with many years of hands on experience helping a multitude of couples find healing and restoration from their troubled marriage relationships. Both Adi and myself are licensed counselors in the state of Montana (M.A. LCPC). There is an undeniable benefit that comes from working with a husband and wife counseling team during your Marriage Intensive Retreat.

Working together as a team allows Adi and I the unique ability to relate on a personal level with both you and your spouse and the unique struggles and difficulties that each of you are dealing with. This allows us to provide each of you with cohesive, custom-tailored advice from a position of familiarity and respect. This multifaceted approach plays a key role in helping you and your spouse to quickly overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back, and to find love, respect and common ground on which to build your loving relationship upon moving forward.

An in-depth, comprehensive, experience orientated 3-Day intensive retreat with the power to change your life.

Our comprehensive 3-Day retreats are in-depth, thorough intensive experiences that have the power to change your marriage relationship and your life. These powerful marriage retreats are based on many years of experience and in-depth training in cognitive therapy and solid biblical study of Gods word. We have devoted our lives to helping married couples turn their broken-down and dysfunctional relationships into beautiful, respectful, life-long commitments of love and passion, where Christ is at the center.

Find out more about Power and Compassion’s three-day Christian Marriage Retreats by calling us at 406-253-6427 or by visiting us online at http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve the quintessential marriage relationship that you desire!

The Benefits of Power & Compassion’s Christian Marriage Retreats

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

wedding ringsPower & Compassion’s christian marriage retreats are a great way to get away with your spouse and strengthen and reinforce your marriage. There are many reasons for attending one of Power & Compassion’s marriage retreats. They can be a great form of pre-marriage counseling for new couples, they’re also very effective in helping couples maintain a healthy spiritual and emotional connection even as their relationship matures. And if you ever find yourself in the midst of troubled waters in your marriage, attending a marriage retreat can be just the solution that you need in order to navigate the storms that come into every marriage from time to time. Dale and Adi Lee M.A. LCPC are fully licensed therapists who can help you and your spouse wherever your marriage needs it.
 

The multi-day intensive marriage retreats take place in a private log cabin nestled in a picturesque meadow not far from Glacier National Park in Montana. These are not multi-couple group events… these are one-on-one sessions where you and your spouse will receive the full attention and support from your licensed and professional counselors. The intensive nature of these marriage retreats has a profound effect and will teach you and your spouse how to move past any strife and difficulties you are facing, and learn to reconnect and communicate effectively.
 

Your professional support doesn’t end after your multi-day retreat is over either…Dale and Adi have an online blog to help remind you of what you learned long after your visit, as well as other tools that can help your marriage stay strong and healthy as you merge back into your everyday life.
 

Dale & Adi Lee provide counseling for affair prevention and repair, covenant contract marriage, blended family concerns and much more through their work at Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats. They can even provide bilingual counseling (Spanish). They love to see marriages strengthened and restored. Their private and personalized approach will help get your marriage back on track.
 

The best times to consider Power & Compassion retreats are:

    • Before marriage. Pre-marriage counseling can help place strong building blocks for the early stages of your marriage.

    • When communication becomes difficult. It’s best not to wait until communication breaks down completely, but Power & Compassion can help with that too.

    • When there is temptation of or existence of an affair. It is possible to learn to forgive and overcome temptation, you just need to reconnect with your spouse to find the strength.

    • When your spouse becomes the stranger in your home. If you just feel distant and want that loving bond you had when you first became married.

    • When fighting takes control. If you can’t find a way to work out your disagreements, you owe it to yourselves and your children to try to work it out.

    • When you think the only solution is to call it quits. You owe it to yourself and your family to at least try to work it out.

    • When you feel you have to stay together for the children. It’s of no use to stay together and fight in front of your children, since it does more harm than good for them to watch. However admirable this option is, it can be nice to have a third party mediate when you can’t see eye-to-eye, so you can work things out peacefully for the sake of your children.
       

Whatever your reasoning is to consider marital counseling, consider Power and Compassion’s weekend marriage retreats. Learn to love your spouse again and learn to love your marriage. Come learn to cherish each other and discover how to work through even the toughest of life’s lessons in marriage.
 

Visit our marriage retreats information page to learn more about our intensive marriage retreats and what we can do to help improve your marriage.
 
 

Choosing The Right Counselor For Your Christian Marriage Retreat

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

There are a lot of things that you must consider when it comes time to seeking out the best Christian marriage retreat. For example, consider some of the following questions:

christian marriage1) Do my counselors agree with what the Bible teaches about marriage?

  • Marriage is a committed partnership between a man and a woman.
  • Marriage is a mystical union of a man and woman. Passionate love is a spiritual union created and ordained by God. This mystical union of oneness is reflected in counseling that strives toward spiritual, physical, and emotional oneness.
  • Marriage is a cooperative effort between equal partners. One sex was not created superior to the other.
  • Marriage was designed by God intended to be received as a gift.
  • Marriage is intended to enrich our lives through emotional vulnerability and openness. Even as Adam & Eve were not aware of their nakedness marriage allows a relationship of growing openness through physical, emotional and spiritual intimacy.
  • Marriage requires submission of both partners to God. Each spouse honors and follows the Christ-centered example of humility and obedience to God. This kind of mutual submission in an atmosphere of love increases respect and harmony.
  • Oneness in marriage means caring for your spouse as you care for yourself. Helping your spouse to be all that God created them to be.
  • The creation story says God plans that husband and wife shall become one. For this to truly take place divine help will be necessary. Two people become one as each defers to God and trusts in Him to empower their love for each other.

2) Are the counselors sincerely vested in your success as a couple? Your most cherished relationship deserves a marriage retreat that has a pro-marriage stance.

3) Are the counselors well trained and licensed to be doing this type of work?

4) Are they an experienced and capable counseling team? Do they understand the patterns of marital discord to discern and render intervention quickly and effectively? What experience do they have assisting conflicted couples in the midst of discord?

5) Do they guide their counseling and advice on sound Biblical principles?

6) Do they have a good track record of success helping married couples to overcome their struggles and rejuvenate their marriage?

7) Are they a husband-wife counseling team that offer a personalized couple-to-couple retreat that is individualized for your needs?

8) Do they know how to bring you into God’s presence? Changing our heart toward our spouse begins with honoring our spiritual relationship to God.

These are all important questions to answer. So how does one go about choosing the right counselors to trust your marriage recovery plan to?

Remember, you are looking for someone who is equally strong in their counseling knowledge and their faith in the word of God. Just because a person claims to be a Christian counselor, does not necessarily mean that it is true, or that they have the type, level, and strength of faith that you are looking for and need in your marriage right now. Find out if your counselor incorporates prayer and scripture into their counseling practice. Does he know how to take you into the presence of God. These topics might not seem like a big deal, at first, but they are really important if you are honestly searching for a counselor who will guide you according to sound biblical principles in your marriage. If you want to get the most from your couples retreat and experience a real positive change in your life together with your spouse in your marriage, then it is important that you choose a Christian retreat where these questions are answered in a manner that empowers you to flourish successfully as a couple.

Power and Compassion Christian Counseling centers on the Holy Bible, and allows God’s Word to be incorporated as a foundational cornerstone that every marriage can build upon.

Dale and Adi are faith-filled believers who promote a faith-filled counseling atmosphere where the miraculous becomes possible. Dale and Adi Lee are both licensed counseling practitioners in the state of Montana. They have had the opportunity to help restore the marriages of couples in their retreat center for the past seven years, and together they bring a combined experience of  over 40 years of counseling to their Christian Marriage Retreats. Their advanced graduate degrees and years of experience afford you the opportunity to restore your marriage without trial and error approaches. Over 90% of the couples attending the marriage retreat leave with a restored marriage along with communication and conflict resolution tools necessary to maintain their relationship.

Power & Compassion Counseling offers a unique team approach which provides a personalized, one-on-one approach to counseling. As a married counseling team Dale and Adi naturally promote gender-balanced validation of your needs whether male or female. Together, Dale and Adi relate to both you and your spouse in a very deep and profound way, ensuring that both of your voices get heard, ensuring that your hopes and aspirations are not only accomplished but superseded during your marriage retreat.

Power & Compassion Counseling is exclusively focused on your needs during your weekend retreat. You do not have to compete with other couples. The intensive format means time is on your side. You and your spouse are not limited to one hour weekly counseling sessions. The counseling sessions are open-ended, typically 2 to 3 hours per session. Timing for the counseling sessions are governed by your needs and the requirement of emotional closure and allowing your voice to be fully heard. The intensive format of Power & Compassion counseling allows you to compress the equivalent of five and one half months of one hour weekly sessions into a systematic counseling intervention that leverages maximum gains.

Please feel free to give Dale and Adi a call at (406)-253-6427 to talk with them about the unique benefits and services that they can provide. Ask them what they can do to help restore your marriage relationship.

Four Advantages That Set Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats Apart From The Crowd.

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats is the dedicated ministry of Dale and Adi Lee, a married couple counseling team based out of Kalispell, Montana.  Dale and Adi bring years of experience in counseling and couples therapy, along with a sound biblical approach to marital healing which is founded on their love and faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God.

Power & Compassion Counseling and Christian Marriage Retreats is the realization of a lifelong dream of Dale and Adi to provide healing and restoration to hurting couples and to see marriages transformed through the healing power of sound counseling and Christ-centered principles.  Below are a few of the highlights which set Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats apart from the other marriage retreat options that are out there.

Clinical Counseling With A Faith-Based Foundation

One of the powerful aspects of Power & Compassion’s counseling services and   Christian Marriage Retreats is that they bring together the power of the today’s latest proven clinical counseling and therapy practices as well as Godly foundational principles based on solid biblical doctrine.   Dale & Adi Lee are both certified counselors who are highly educated in providing the latest clinical methods for counseling, relationship therapies and communication techniques.    Dale & Adi  bring a wealth of knowledge and education to your counseling sessions.  You can rest assured that you are in good and capable hands with a counseling team that has the knowledge and experience to help you and your spouse work through even the most difficult situations with love and understanding.  But what is even more assuring is that the therapy and counseling advice that you receive at a Power & Compassion marriage retreat will be rooted in the unfailing Word of God!  Dale and Adi take special care to make certain that all of the advice that they provide and all of the therapy that they minister is based on scriptural doctrine and solid principles of faith.

A Personalized One-On-One Approach to Counseling

Because Dale and Adi are a husband-wife counseling team, they have the unique ability to relate with and provide insightful perspective to both you and your spouse.  At a Power & Compassion marriage retreat you will benefit from a couple-to-couple approach to counseling where you will receive a balanced gender perspective allowing each of your voices to be heard and understood.

Every marriage retreat that is conducted by Power & Compassion is a focused, and highly-personalized encounter limited to just you and your spouse and your counselors – no one else.  Dale and Adi believe that the process of dealing with and working through marital problems and relationship struggles is a very  personal matter.  As such, it should be dealt with in an atmosphere of safety, comfort, and privacy where you will be able to open up to each other in new and unexpected ways.

A Beautiful And Relaxing Environment, Conducive To Romance, Healing And Restoration

Power and Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats are held at a private cabin tucked away in a quiet meadow at the foot of Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.  Part of the healing power of a marriage retreat comes from the rejuvenation that you experience from simply stepping out of your everyday environment for a little while and turning your entire focus toward your spouse, your own internal issues and your relationship with your creator. Nowhere is your connection to your creator more apparent than in this “heaven on earth” destination that has come to be known as “Gods Country.”  A big piece of the puzzle when it comes to restoring intimacy to a relationship is creating those ‘magical’ moments that stand out as special memories and harbors of romance that you carry with you and reflect back upon for years to come.  You couldn’t ask for a better place to create such memories than this private getaway in northwest Montana.  This private cabin retreat will become your own personal oasis shared only by you and your spouse during your retreat.  Your counselors will come and meet you at the private cabin retreat for the daily counseling sessions, but after the sessions are completed each day, the cabin retreat becomes your private home-away from home where you and your spouse can enjoy quiet and romantic evenings together relaxing by the cozy fireplace, or watching the sunset in Montana’s legendary ‘big sky!”

An Interactive, Fast-Track Method Geared Toward Conflict Resolution and Restoring Emotional Intimacy

Dale and Adi have adapted their many years of counseling experience into a very powerful, fast-track counseling intensive that will allow you to experience more than five-and-a-half months of transformational counseling in just a few short days, through an in-depth synergistic approach to martial healing. Through Power and Compassion’s intensive marriage retreats, you will learn many practical skills,  strategies and techniques for overcoming conflicts in your relationship, and to reestablish emotional intimacy and heart-felt communication.  You will come to understand each other in ways you never imagined possible and you will become aware of new relationship dynamics that will empower you to utilize both your strengths and your weaknesses in dealing with marital issues as you move forward in your relationship together.

Power and Compassion Christian marriage counseling is the realization of a dream for Dale and Adi Lee, and their love and their passion shines bright in the way that they conduct each of their private/personalized marriage retreats.  Join the dozens of other happy couples whose marriages have been restored and renewed through the healing power of these life-changing encounters.  Learn more about Power and Compassion’s marriage retreats by visiting the informational website at http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net or call 1-406-253-6427

Receive Marital Healing Through A Christian Marriage Retreat

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Whoever said maintaining a marriage is easy was either a newly-wed, blinded by love… lying… or delusional. If maintaining a marriage was easy there would not be statistic that show more than 850,000 divorces occurring every year in the United States of America alone. The truth is, maintaining a marriage is definitely not easy. It is one of the biggest and toughest challenges that you will ever face in your lifetime. But when you do commit to loving your spouse “for better of for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part”… you begin a marvelous journey that will certainly result in some difficult times and take you through some rough valleys, but it will also bring you some of the most rewarding, fulfilling, loving and inspiring ‘mountain top’ experiences that you will ever have in life.

Some times when you are passing through the rough valleys, it can be hard to remember what the mountain top experiences were like. It is when you find yourself in those spots that attending a Christian marriage retreat with your spouse can really help put things in perspective and give you a boost back up that can make all the difference in your relationship and your marriage.

Proverbs chapter 19, verse 14 states that, “Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.” These words hold very true. It is a difficult task for a man to find a great supportive wife. That being said, it is also a woman’s burden to find a man who will help her become the person God wants her to be. It is a delicate balance of man and woman finding exactly the right personal fit for them, but the Word of God also says in Matthew 19, “what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Once a covenant bond of marriage has been made between you and your spouse before God, it is your responsibility to hold true to that marriage bond, and love your spouse even as Christ loved the church and gave His life for us. The thought of maintaining that marriage bond can seem difficult or impossible at times, when it seems like the love and romance in your marriage has died, and you find yourself arguing most of the time, but this is not a point when you should give up. It is simply a point when you must seek a new approach. That is exactly where Christian marriage retreats come in.

A Christian marriage retreat at first may seem like it is holding you to too high of a standard, but it is the process of working towards that standard, set forth by God, that will help to correct your path and bring you and your spouse back together in love and harmony once again. It is the process of learning and understanding the tools of love and communication that you need to meet that standard which will help you to grow and build upon the original foundation of your marriage and fall in love with your spouse and with God all over again. The truth is Christian marriage retreats are highly effective…they surely work, and the reason they work are because they are grounded in the infallible Word of God which never changes and is the ultimate truth in life.

Christian marriage retreats have become more and more popular among married couples today. There are many things working to destroy our marriages today, and if a married couple is going to be strong and fight to keep their marriage alive and strong, then they are going to have to get serious about doing what is necessary to maintain that love and respect in their marriage. Making God the nucleus of your marital relationship is by far the best thing you could ever do to ensure its success.

A Christian marriage retreat at Power & Compassion’s facilities in northwest Montana will get a husband and a wife away from their common surroundings for a couple of days and allow them to focus entirely on their relationship with each other and with their creator God. This Christian marriage retreat will cover and address all of the common problems that a marriage faces as well as the unique problems that exist in your own personal circumstance and situation.

Your counselors will focus in on most intimate roots of the problem, and provide you with the tools and the knowledge to work through those problems and overcome them together as a couple. Anything and everything from simple personal unaddressed issues, anger management and conflict resolution. Even weighty issues such as affair prevention and recovery can be addressed and eradicated through attending a marriage retreat No problem is too great that it can not be worked through and overcome with love and understanding at one of our intensive marriage retreats.

As one of the most famous verses in the Bible about love goes…”Love one another as I have Loved you.” John 15:12

Love of a husband to a wife and a wife to a husband is vital; even as a Christ-centered marriage is strong. Let Power & Compassion’s Christian marriage retreats guide you through the marriage you have always wanted.

Christian Marriage Retreats: 4 Questions That Deserve Answers!

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Christian marriage retreats have been taking place for countless years and they have actually assisted tons of Christians and non-Christians alike toward finding the marital relationship they have always wished for. Complications in a marriage are difficult to correct, yet when you experience an intensive marriage retreat together, you’ll find out the true worth of your marriage and you will have the opportunity to relive the charm that you felt the moment you first set eyes on your significant other. What most married people simply don’t understand is what benefits they will receive from actually coming to one of these Christian marriage counseling retreats. The fact is that there are numerous advantages to attending these wonderful functions and by recognizing these benefits, you’ll have that extra push to really pursue attending a retreat.

> Just what are the advantages of going to a marriage retreat?

One of the primary perks of Power and Compassion’s Marriage Retreats is that you will be working one on one with your licensed counselors Dale and Adi Lee in a private/personalized counseling environment where the focus will be directly on you and your spouse and your individual needs. This format is far more effective in helping you to iron out all your disagreements and find common ground.

These marriage retreats just might be the solution to the longing you have to find a way past all the strife and conflict that your experiencing with your spouse and allow you to finally make peace once again. These retreats will guide you and your significant other into an entirely new degree of love and friendship with one another. It does not matter how significant of an issue that you might have, as no problem or disagreement is too large for God to bring you through and grant you victory. A very powerful aspect of these private/personalized marriage retreats is the experiential format of the exercises that are used to obtain the most effective relationship possible. Lots of past couples have experienced such amazing results after just one retreat, that they commit to coming back again and again in order to maintain and further develop their love and relationship over time.

> What are the benefits of a faith-based marriage retreat over an ordinary one?

One of the things that makes a christian marriage retreat much more powerful and effective than a typical retreat is the truth that everything taught and shared during the retreat springs forth from God and His eternal word. Unlike a common marriage retreat which doesn’t look for the support of God, Christian marriage retreats take a much more serious Christ-centered approach.

> Precisely how long do these occasions last?

It truly does hinge upon your personal situation and what your needs and concerns are. They are normally just a few days, with sessions that last for a few hours throughout the day. This multi-day escape from your ordinary life, where you can become fully immersed in to the word of God, the guidance of your counselors, the beauty of Montana and the love and affection of your spouse, has a powerful effect on your healing process and can result in powerful transitions and relationship makeovers.

> Will my marriage become more desirable overnight?

Throughout the retreat, several activities will definitely be done with the both of you reviewing your present issues and plenty of these things will help you build a stronger relationship with your spouse. If the both of you are serious about achieving results in your relationship then the techniques are most certainly going to help the both of you, and you should see a huge improvement by the end of your retreat. Having said that, please note that the healing process is designed to build and continue to fully mature over time as you continue to walk in and practice what you have learned during the retreat, even as you enter back into your normal life pattern.

If you’re struggling with your marital relationship, going to a Christian marriage retreat could possibly be your solution to a much stronger marital relationship. If you would like to clear up all of your marriage and relationship problems, then a Christian marriage counseling retreat could very well be just what you have been looking for.  Visit http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net for more details.

Marriage Retreats: Experience the Power & Compassion of an Intensive Marriage Retreat in northwest Montana.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Marriage Retreats, couples counseling retreats, relationship retreats, marriage counseling retreat… the names given to these powerful relationship building events are many, but regardless of the name you give them, the important thing to remember is that they are revolutionary, life-changing events. This is especially so when the technique and method of counseling and therapy that you receive during the retreat keeps God as the center focus of the healing and restoration process. That is the main focus and practice at Power & Compassion’s exclusive marriage retreats in northwest Montana. These multi-day marriage retreats bring together the power of intensive marriage counseling, the healing restorative power of a deepening relationship with God, and the rejuvenating power of Montana’s pristine natural beauty into one intense marriage-healing experience that will have a profound effect on your marriage relationship.

 

Attending a marriage retreat with Power & Compassion Christian Counseling allows you the freedom to step outside your normal every-day environment, where you can clear away all the noise and frustration your daily habits and complications which are putting a strain on your marital relationship, and instead gain a new and fresh perspective on life and your relationship with your spouse. There is no better place to step away from the stresses of life and clear your head then our marriage retreat cabin in northwest Montana. (Click here to see photos and more information regarding our marriage retreat location.) Here you will be able to clear your mind and focus your attention and efforts on growing closer to God and each other with the help of your professional counselors and a very powerful and proven counseling and thereputic process.

 

The experience that you will receive from attending a marriage retreat with Power and Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats is beyond words. Many couples have had their lives transformed and their marriages renewed through attending one of these exclusive personalized retreats. But don’t simply take my word for it… read about and listen to some marriage retreat  testimonies from our our past couples to see for yourself! The results speak for themselves.

 

Some of what you will experience at one of our multi-day intensive marriage retreats will include:

 

  • A reawakening of romance and passion within your relationship. – Our specialized couples therapy sessions and individualized counseling sessions wil help you discover new ways to communicate, interact and connect with your spouse in ways that will reignite and rebuild the romantic feelings that brought you both together in the first place.
  • You will discover essential methods and principles that will allow you to build a rock solid foundation for your marriage moving forward, and help you to multiply you feelings of love and respect for one another as time progresses.
  • One of the most powerful tools for building a deep connection and love relationship with your spouse is having a good solid open and balanced communication with your spouse. At Power and Compassion’s Marriage Retreats, you will learn and discover a plethora of tools and techniques for opening up these powerful lines of communication allowing you to connect with each other in a very strong way and these new communication techniques will help you to maintain that connection and grow even stronger within that connection even after your marriage retreat experience is over and you move back into your normal everyday life again.

 

These are just a few of the powerful ways that you will learn and grow when you attend a marriage retreat with Power and Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats. If you would like more information on one of our multi-day intensive marriage retreats, visit our website at www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net or call us at 406-253-6427 we would love to talk with you about your individual needs and situation so that we might create a customized plan to help your healing process begin.

Love Is A Choice, Not A Feeling

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Often times couples, after having been married for several years, start to allow the romance and passion of their marriage to fade. They get caught up in the mundane monotony of everyday life… working hard to pay the bills… taking care of the kids… keeping a clean house… caring for aging parents… all of these things and so much more can easily crowd in and distract us from taking the time to love and appreciate our spouse they way we need to in order to keep the romance alive in our marriage.

 

When people find themselves in this type of situation their feelings of love and affection towards their spouse can often get pushed aside and begin to fade or be forgotten. But the truth is, love is not a feeling. Love is a promise. Love is a decision and a commitment that you made when you said your vows to one another at the altar of marriage before your family, your friends, and God. Love is a choice that you made “for better or for worse…til death do us part.”

 

Love is an action, not a feeling. It is something that you must control, not something that you are controlled by.

 

People who are having problems in their marriage often say things like “I just don’t feel like I am in love with her any more,” or “I’ve just fallen out of love with him.” But when you understand that love is a choicea decisiona promise, not a feeling that you are controlled by, then you will understand that love is not something that you can “fall out of” or something that “fades away.” Passion and romance is something that we can easily let fade away, when we are not careful, but our commitment to love is something that you can never “fall out of” of give up on.

 

Because love is a choice and a promise it is something that you cannot give up on or choose not to do. It is something that you must fight for and something that you must take drastic measures in order to preserve and keep alive. It is something that you plan for and budget for and treat the same way as you would any other important thing in your life like your job or your hobby.

 

This might look like setting aside one night each week as a “date night” with your spouse where you go out for a nice dinner, or go to a movie or play, or simply take a quite and romantic walk together down town or in a park… anything that allows you guys to step out of the everyday mundane and focus your attention on one another.

 

It also means you should set aside some time every few months, or at least once or twice a year to do something really special together like a special holiday or romantic vacation. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive if your budget cannot afford it, but it does have to be something that shows your thoughtfulness and care for one another. An example of this could be planning a romantic getaway to a place you have never been before and creating an itinerary that focuses your time and attention during this holiday specifically on one another. Many people enjoy and receive great romantic and emotional benefits from planning a weekend getaway to Power & Compassion’s Marriage Retreat’s in northwest Montana for this very reason.

 

Whatever you decide to do, remember, that love is a choice and a promise that you made to your spouse. Love is not a feeling that you are controlled by or that you can loose or fall out of. It is something that you must harness and control yourself. It is an action and a promise. Fight for it!

Strengthen Your Marriage By Developing Your Own Mental and Emotional Health

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

A large part of having and maintaining a healthy marriage relationship is having and maintaining a good level of mental and emotional health in yourself.  One of the key areas that we focus on during our private, personalized christian marriage retreats is teaching you how to develop a healthy mental attitude in yourself so that you are better equipped to interact in a positive way with your spouse and family.

For some reason, being physically healthy in today’s society is the only thing looked at for being healthy. To be perfectly healthy, for the majority of people, means eating the right foods, and doing the right exercise program. While this is true of our physiques, it is not true for the rest of us. Emotions play a really big part in your health, and so does your mind, so you should be equally concerned with them as you are your physical health. Maybe not in every instance can you change how you feel, you can at least control your feelings. There are things that you can do to improve your mental and emotional health. There are many things to do, and these are a few of them.

Help improve yourself with personal willpower. Sometimes people indulge in behaviors they never thought that they would, simply because they slack off due to feeling down or depressed. You might think that you deserve to wallow, but all it does is make it tougher to climb out of the pit you are in. When inhibitions are lowered, we do things we normally wouldn’t do, because they seem okay because of our present circumstances. When you are depressed, if you wallow too long, it is going to be hard to ever get your life back, unless you can make yourself do what has to be done. The best thing you can do for your mental and emotional health is to take care of your responsibilities even if you need to force yourself to keep going. Don’t ever give up, no matter how bad you feel, and do this by finding a reason to tell your heart and head that your life is still going on. Start off everyday with something you like. You can lower your blood pressure and increase serotonin levels in the brain, by walking through a garden or a park, according to studies. You will feel better emotionally by doing something physical that allows you to relax. So, allow yourself to spend some time admiring beauty-whether it is through actual art and architecture or in the beauty of living things around you. Your mood can be elevated by the inspiration of beauty. You need to find the beauty in all situations. Everyone is an individual, so there is no reason to expect everyone to have the same reaction to all things. It is okay to like something different from others.

Enjoy yourself in your spare time. Life will be nothing but drudgery and depression, unless you raise your levels of happiness by finding something you can enjoy during your leisure time, even though indulging in laziness is not a good thing. You can easily run your emotions into the ground, when you are only working, even doing housework, because the work needs to get done. Doing something just because you think it is fun helps you feel happy. When you have things you must do because they are your responsibility, times of happiness can make them easier to manage. Your emotional and mental health will be much better, as long as you can get your life to be less tedious. Any mental health problems that become too severe to handle will require a mental health expert to be consulted. Your mental health, as well as your emotional health can be made better, as long as you are willing to work for improvement. Sometimes our emotions might seem uncontrollable, but they can be managed. Just because something happens that make us sad, we don’t have to become depressed, and we can find ways to be happy. The tips in this article are just the tip of the iceberg. Anything that has to do with your life, unless you are being manipulated by someone else, is completely up to you and your choices, whether they are good or bad.

To learn more about how Power and Compassion christian marriage counseling retreats can help you to improve your marriage relationship through developing and strengthening your mental and emotional health, visit http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net

The Importance of Attending a Christian Marriage Retreat

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Marriage retreats have been a significant help to millions of people across the globe today. In fact, personalized couples retreats have saved millions of hopeless marriages that were headed for failure and destruction. Marriage retreats require couples to invest time, effort, attention and money but the profit gained through this process is far more valuable not just for the couple but for their children as well.

In marriage, there comes a point where the couple’s interest towards each other tends to wear off and the passion begins to fade. This can be triggered by factors such as pressure in the family, career and personal development, financial obligations and poor sexual activities.

Through the years, marriage retreats have become increasingly important in renewing the passion and romance in the  married lives of couples. Christian Marriage Retreats offer an invaluable support to couples whose relationships are constantly struggling. They provide couples with a temporary yet valuable escape from daily routines which results in a renewal of love and devotion for one another and a more harmonious, exciting and enjoyable marriage life.

With the help of a professional marriage counselor, personal and family problems are tackled thoroughly and solutions are found and applied in a practical and effective manner. Basically, personalized marriage counseling is specially designed to provide long lasting and positive solutions to issues such as anger, stress, anxiety, depression, affair prevention and repair, interpersonal difficulties and spiritual, emotional and physical intimacies. When these problems are left unresolved, it can negatively affect the quality of relationship of the couple. In the long run, this can trigger the both parties to concur for a divorce or annulment. When this happens, children are left at the losing end of the equation.

More often than not, marriage retreats stimulate couples to create a conversation which can bring about a number of benefits to their relationship. In fact, it provides a good opportunity for them to talk about their marriage and problems. Furthermore, a retreat allows the couple to evaluate themselves and formulate concrete and long lasting solutions to their imperfections. With the help of a professional marriage counselor, the couple is able to open up, share their feelings and disclose their sentiments and emotion with one another more freely.  Keeping those feelings bottled up inside can result in frustration, mistrust and other destructive behavior, so it is important to open up and communicate about what is on your heart.

Marriage retreats also allow the couple to appreciate their relationships and rather than focusing on the negative, find reasons why they should make the marriage work. It serves as a good reminder about the vows that they made, towards each other during their wedding ceremony. Marriage retreats are also good opportunities for couples to express their commitment and lifelong relationship with each other.

There is a common misconception that marriage retreats are only for couples whose relationships are struggling. But this is not really the case. Marriage retreats are also beneficial to married couples whose relationships are going along smoothly. In fact, marriage retreats offer valuable opportunities for couples to transform a good marriage them into a great marriage.

Marriage retreats provide couples with a great deal of motivational forces to work with their marriage instead of letting it fall apart. And most importantly, a Christian marriage retreat with a professional counselor allows a couple to renew their bond of love for each other and establish God as the center of their marriage.

 

For more information on the Christian Marriage Retreats provided by Power & Compassion Christian Counseling, visit http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net