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.
 
 

The God Kind Of Love

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

heartBy the time most people arrive at the point where they feel it’s time to attend a Christian marriage retreat, they are often times already in a state of war with their spouse. That is to say, they have reached a point where they feel like their spouse has become “the enemy.” They find themselves arguing all the time, disagreeing on most everything, and finding it hard even to love their spouse.

It is sad that people allow their relationships to reach this point before they decide to take action. But, positive action taken late is better than never taking any positive steps at all to repair your marriage. So let’s take a look at what it takes to get a marriage back on track, even if it is at, or near the point of no return.

In a Marriage, Battles Are Never Won…

In a marriage battles are never won, there is no such thing as a single victor. The only way that a battle can end successfully in a marriage, is if it ends with a truce, a peace treaty and a reconciliation.

Arriving at a peaceful conclusion might seem like a difficult or impossible feat to you right now if you are in the middle of a difficult battle with your spouse. But a truce is the beginning of a healthy reconciliation, and a truce can only come about if one person is willing to swallow their pride, accept responsibility for their part in the disagreement and take action to initiate that truce.

Love With Agape Love…

In the heat of the battle taking this bold step towards peace and reconciliation might seem as if you are giving up and giving in, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The Bible makes it clear in Matthew 5:44 when Jesus tells his followers that they are not just love those who love them, but that they are also to love even their enemies.

The kind of love that Jesus is talking about here is called agape love. The term “Agape Love” is a Greek term which refers to the covenant love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God. Practicing agape love doesn’t always mean that you have warm fuzzy feelings. Agape love is not the love given because someone has done something nice for you and you naturally want to reciprocate. It is not a love based on attraction, desire, or even sympathy. Agape love is a love given in mercy, it is a love given through grace. It is an act of benevolence. Agape love requires a mindset that is willing to forgive wrongs that have been committed against you, and leave all vengeance and retribution to God.

Agape love requires us to not return evil for evil, hate for hate and insult for insult. But rather when someone offends us, we respond with blessings, forgiveness and love.

This does not mean that we give up all our rights in a relationship. It doesn’t mean that we never allow our voice and our opinion to be heard. And it does not mean that we need to become a push-over.

Practicing agape love simply means we continue to engage as the giver, and continue to reach out in love over and over again even if we receive little in return.

Before you think that practicing such a love is impossible, remember that God loved us even while we were yet sinners, and he sent his son Jesus Christ to die for us, even when we hated him.

That is agape love. That is the God kind of love. And that is how we are to love everyone… even our enemies.

To learn more about how you can restore true love, friendship and intimacy in your marriage, visit our main website at http://www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net or call us at 406-253-6427

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.

Marriage Retreats: An opportunity for restoration and renewal…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Marriage can be the source of abundant blessings and ultimate joy in life, but it can also bring much pain and stress into the life of a couple that has lost its way.  When a marriage  becomes unbalanced in this way, one of the best things for your relationship is to get away from your normal surroundings to spend some quality one-on-one time with your spouse in a new environment where you can receive some professional help.

Get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on rebuilding your emotional, physical, and spiritual connection.  Seek help and guidance from licensed professional counselors with the knowledge and perspective to help you and your spouse move past the difficulties that you are struggling with.  Your decision can make all the difference in a rocky marriage or unfulfilled relationship.  A Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreat could be just the miracle that you are looking for. One of the best ways to experience this miracle in your life is to attend a marriage retreat.

Marriage retreats can have a profound impact on not only your relationship, but on your own mental and physical health as well. In the same way that premarital counseling can play such a vital role in preparing a young couple for their new life together in matrimony, a marriage retreat can play a crucial role in helping a struggling couple who has been together in a relationship for some time to get their marriage back on track and to restore love and intimacy back into their lives.

Perhaps your marriage has fallen into a period where the romance has taken a backseat to the hardships of everyday life, or worse yet, the trust in your relationship has been compromised through unfaithfulness. These are serious situations that will eat away at a marriage like a cancer. It is important that you recognize them and the danger they present, and take preemptive measures to right your course and get back on track. Whatever kind of difficult situation that you find yourself in, seeking counseling and relationship healing from a Christian marriage retreat could be just what is needed to get your marriage back on the right path.

At a Power & Compassion Christian Marriage Retreats you will receive…

Intensive One-on-One Counseling

Often times marriage retreats, do a great job of fostering an environment of love and discovery, but they fall short when it comes to counselors who are licensed and experienced in the art of marital and relationship healing. In-depth counseling is prerequisite to healing and restoring a broken or bruised marriage.

Dale & Adi Lee are a married couple and licensed counseling team who started Power & Compassion Counseling with the goal of restoring one couple at a time.

Dale and Adi take a personalized one-on-one approach to counseling, and your can be certain that when you attend their marriage retreat you will receive exceptional counseling, and the personalized attention and care that you deserve.

Quality Time With your Spouse

In addition to the healing and helpful advice that you will receive from the counseling sessions at Power & Compassion retreats, you will also benefit from spending quality time with your spouse enjoying the peaceful and all-natural healing power of Montana’s Glacier Country. Power & Compassion’s marriage retreats are conducted at a private cabin retreat located just minutes from the western gateway to Glacier National Park. The amazing beauty and peaceful tranquility of this part of the country has a healing power all on its own. You and your spouse will have a lot of time in between counseling sessions to relax and enjoy the beauty and power of this remarkable rocky mountain retreat. A quality, romantic Montana getaway with your spouse could be just what is needed in your relationship right now. We combine two experienced licensed counselors with a personalized one-on-one approach.  Counseling is guided by Biblical principles.  Add to this the peaceful, romantic beauty of Montana’s Glacier Country, and you have a winning combination that cannot be matched.

Call Power & Compassion at 406-253-6427 to learn more, or visit www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net

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: A Reflection of Gods Love for His Church

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Falling in love is easy, keeping a marriage strong year after year takes work and commitment. The key to making a marriage work is more about being the right mate, rather than finding the right mate. Equally as important is keeping the right perspective on marriage, faith, and life.

Christian Marriage

The Bible tells us that in order to have a strong and successful marriage, we need to keep the right perspective on what is most important in our lives. That means making sure that God is always the most important thing in our lives, followed by our spouse, followed by our children, and then, our careers and everything else comes after that. When you read a statement like that in print, and think about it, it only makes sense that that is the order that we should keep things. However living out that philosophy in our everyday lives can be a much more difficult thing.

The Correct Role of Women in Marriage

Ephesians the fifth chapter gives us a snapshot of what a healthy family relationship should look like. Chapter 22 tells us, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and He is the savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.”

Women often cringe when they hear the Bible’s command for wives to “submit” to their husbands. But the Bible is not suggesting that women are supposed to act as slaves to their husbands, by mindlessly doing everything that he says all the time like mindless robots. I prefer the way the Message Bible states it… It says “Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ.”  This much more clearly conveys the idea that the Bible is trying to get across. It is important for wives to understand the role and position, and even more than that, the heavy responsibility that the Bible has placed on husbands as head of the household. The weight and responsibility of every decision that affects that family has been placed on the shoulders of the husband, and every choice and decision that affects the health and happiness of that family, the husband will be held accountable for.

That’s a lot of weight to carry as a husband and head of the household. That is why it is so important for husbands to have the support and understanding of their wives, and for wives to recognize the kind of stress and responsibility that their husbands are under, and to graciously support them and submit to them when it comes to making those tough decisions.

The Correct Roll For Men in Marriage

Now obviously God does not want wives to submit to their husbands if the decisions and choices that the husband is making are choices and decisions that would lead their wives and children away from a closer relationship with God. So in order for God’s ultimate plan for success in marriage to work, we read the next couple verses in Ephesians, which instructs the husbands how to live and conduct themselves in marriage. Verse 25 states, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

What this verse is telling us first and foremost, is that husbands are to love their wives. That little word love means a lot of things in this passage of scripture. It means that we as husbands are to give of ourselves, everything we have to ensure that our wives are comfortable and happy, having everything that they need and require to live satisfying lives. It means that we are supposed to have compassion towards our wives and deal tenderly with them, their emotions and their needs. It means that if it comes down to it, we are even to give our lives for their safety and protection, even as Christ gave his life as a ransom for us. If husbands are living their lives according to that commandment, it make it easy for wives to willingly submit to their husbands as the authority and head of the household.

Ephesians goes on to say, “Husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”

If men and women in marriage read these verses in Ephesians, understood them, and live their lives according to the instructions given herein, there would be no marital problems in this world, there’d be no divorce or separation or broken homes. Sadly, the world has skewed what these passages of Scripture are trying to say, and most men and women do not take the time to research what the Bible is truly telling us about how we should live our lives and conduct ourselves in marriage.

Marriage is supposed to be a reflection of God’s relationship with the church. God came down to earth in the form of Jesus Christ, and gave everything he had for the life and liberty of the church. He gave of himself endlessly and selflessly, and loved so much that he gave his own life to save the church from sin and condemnation. We as the church must recognize that, and in turn give everything we have back to Christ, and live our lives in respect and support and love of him. If we do that our life will be long and our way will be prosperous. And if men and women take this example as how their marriage is supposed to look, Jesus being the example for the husband, and the church being the example for the wife, then their marriages will be long and prosperous as well.

Visit our website at www.ChristianMarriageRetreats.net for more insights into how to build a strong and lasting marriage with your spouse, and also learn more about our powerful Christian Marriage Intensive counseling

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

How Christian Marriage Retreats May Save Your Marriage

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Are you having problems in your marriage or relationship?  Are you flirting with the idea of a divorce or separation because you think that it is the only solution?  Well you are not alone.  Many couples suffer through rough patches in their relationships from time to time.  Fortunately there is hope, and love can be restored to any relationship through Power and Compassion’s Christian Marriage Retreats.

One thing that sometimes prevents couples from attending these types of marriage retreats is the embarrassment of thinking that they are somehow abnormal individuals because they are having problems  in their marriage and their relationship. Often times people don’t want to admit that they are just as human as everyone else.  If you feel this way you are not alone.  Many marriages could have been saved if only couples were able and willing to set their own pride and self-centerdness aside and seek help through some sort of intensive counseling .

If you’ve have ever met a couple in love, you may have noticed that even if their marriage seems perfect, they themselves are not perfect.  However, they probably are ‘perfect’ in each other’s eyes.  Why is that so?  More importantly, why do most couples lose this state of marital bliss?  Is it because people in love only look at the positive side of each other and only put forth their positive side?  That may be so, at least in the early stages of a relationship.  However, maintaining that state of bliss throughout a marriage is not realistic.  So what is it that keeps couples together even when times are rough?

The key to a happy marriage is realizing that you do not always have everything under control.  Sometimes you are not going to ‘feel’ in love with your spouse.  Love is finding pleasure in the good times, and having patience in the bad times.  It is submitting your way, and your will to a higher authority and allowing God to shine his love through you towards your spouse and your family.  Maintaining a happy marriage is much more easily accomplished when you recognize that you are not in control, God is in control and you are dependent upon him for everything in your life.

The Benefits of a Christian Marriage Retreat

Marriage is also a whole lot easier to maintain when you are equipped with the right tools and knowledge to relate to and communicate with your spouse on a deep and intimate level.  Christian marriage retreats are designed to remind you of why you fell in love, analyze what happened, and help you improve your current marital situation.  All you have to do is agree to come to an intensive weekend marriage retreat, even if you feel that your relationship is beyond the point of repair, you might be amazed at how powerful an impact one of our Christian marriage retreats can be in your marriage and in the way that you relate to your spouse.

The retreats are held at our private log cabin retreat in beautiful northwest Montana, just down the road from Glacier National Park.  This private and serene location provides the opportunity to temporarily escape from the normal duties of everyday life.  Both couple and individual counseling is available through our weekend intensives.  Power and Compassion Christian Counseling provides a safe environment to open up and be sure that everything you share is confidential.

For those of you who are not yet at the breaking point, but find yourself in a place where you feel your marriage could use a little rekindling, it is still definitely a worthwhile decision to attend a Christian marriage retreat at least once in your lifetime.  You may discover that your marriage could be far more rewarding and incredible than you ever imagined possible.  Who wants to be just ok in their relationship, when you could be head over heels in love again?  Attending a marriage retreat may even be just what is needed to ward off potential disasters in your relationship such as a dreaded affair, or some other sort of hurtful unfaithfulness.

Don’t let fate rule your relationship.  If you made a decision at the altar to make it work “till death do us part”, then make a decision now to keep your marriage strong and vibrant.  One great place to start asking questions is at a Christian Marriage Retreat.  Visit www.christianmarriageretreats.net today to find out more.