Live the Life Hope Weekends

There is Hope for Distressed Couples at the “Hope Weekend” by Live the Life Ministries

Our vision for Hope Weekends is simple: We want to transform good marriages into great marriages, and we want troubled marriages to be healed and restored so more children will grow up in happier, healthier homes.

Hope Weekends are marriage intensives that combine Christian principles with the latest research to provide specific, practical, attainable skills to help couples:


  • Reconnect and develop/restore trust

  • Promote a greater sense of “Us” and oneness

  • Experience deeper levels of intimacy, knowledge, and understanding of one another

  • Learn the essential relationship skills required to develop, maintain, and sustain a deeply bonded and connected relationship

  • Strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Learn how to develop emotional regulation

  • Remove some of the accumulated relational pain


Did you know the average cost of a divorce is $40,000. Our event, comparatively, is only $950 per couple (does not include food or lodging) and we have an 80% success rate with all of our couples (including those who have already started divorce proceedings).



Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

Register for a Hope Weekend near you.


"An immense amount of healing...the first time in my life that I've really felt loved."

"Where would I rather be:  At the beach, pool, watching sports or sitting in a small room with five other couples talking about how to open up with your wife and communicate better?  Hmm- that's a real tough one but I am going to go out on a limb and say I think most men would choose the first one- I certainly would. But at the risk of getting my man card revoked for life, I will tell you its the wrong decision.  Hope Weekend not only showed me how to handle conflict in my marriage but it also helped me see how special my wife is and what makes her the way she is and even learned how tough life would be without her.  We all have baggage and that baggage is brought to the marriage- learning how to work through it is essential to a successful marriage.  And lets face it, a bad marriage makes life suck. Trust me, I know!  And for those that have kids like me, you learn that your bad marriage and bad behavior can alter generations. Who wants that as their legacy- I certainly don't.  I recommend Hope Weekend to all my sports watching, non-emotional, poor communicating brothers out there- life is short so build a marriage that your kids will want to emulate by putting your spouse first! And one more thing- be prepared to cry, there is no stopping it.  (haven't cried like that since the Patriots spectacular win against Seattle.) Raw, unfiltered truth- exactly what every marriage needs as a foundation.”

“Going into this after having a love/hate relationship for 22 years and on the verge of divorce - this weekend has opened our eyes and hearts to realize we need God with US and this has saved our marriage."

“When we came here, I was on the fence because of my husband's anger issues. Using these skills and techniques in our daily lives, we will be able to communicate with each other without fighting dirty.”

“I have experienced educational and therapeutic settings for years and I have to say this was the safest, healthiest and most loving environment I have ever been in which allowed us to be vulnerable to each other and those around us.  We are so honored to have had this experience.”

“I am so thankful that the Lord directed us to you.  Understanding what our needs are and how to meet those needs has been huge.  These problems have been barriers in our relationship for the last 25 years and we finally have some understanding of each other.”

“After this weekend I feel more connected with my wife than I have in a very long time.  I have been stuffing all my garbage deep inside and now I have a safe place with her to empty it.  I have hope in knowing that we are still meant to be together.”

“We never considered divorce, only marriage.  I’ve told her several times that divorce is not an option.  This weekend has given us additional tools to keep the marriage strong.  Besides, I believe her father has a no return policy.”

"Hope Weekend changed a 29-year marriage of confusion, hurt, silence, and missed opportunities into a vibrant relationship of pleasure and trust that thrives on change and growth."