Marriage in Crisis

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

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Here’s a list of marriage crisis retreats and resources intended to help you and your spouse work out the conflicts that are hurting your marriage.

The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months.

Hope restored Hope Restored by Focus on the Family

The Hope Restored marriage intensives have helped more than 4,500 couples in crisis find hope for their marriages.

Winshape Marriage
Winshape has designed a four-day intensive program for couples in crisis with a 95% success rate.

FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember

At FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage conference, you can put aside life’s daily distractions and focus on each other again.

National Marriage Encounter
The mission of the National Marriage Encounter is to promote and encourage marriage and family life by offering Marriage Encounter weekends and a support community. National Marriage Encounter enables people to discover God's vision of marriage, family life, and spiritual diversity, thereby leading them to a clearer understanding of their relationship with each other and with God.

Center for Relational Care
Intensives are three-day and four-day therapeutic programs that offer structured, focused opportunities for personal growth and relational enrichment.


Marriage Challenges by Focus on the Family
The Focus on the Family website with resources and links for marriages in crisis.


Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman Counseling
With over thirty years of experience in marriage counseling, Dr. Gary Chapman has worked closely with thousands of couples struggling with countless issues. But at the heart of every marriage he has encountered–including his own–rests the same core longing: all people need to feel loved.

Fireproof My Marriage 
Take the 40-day “Love Dare” and make a long-term difference in saving your marriage.




Reconciling God’s Way

A “First-Response” ministry for marriages in crisis-even with an unwilling spouse.

Marriage 911 Program
The Marriage 911: First Response program has been used for years to help people who are struggling in their marriage learn healthy and productive ways to deal with their difficult circumstances. This First Aid Kit can be used on your own, or in a small same gender group, and includes: One 12-Week Marriage 911: First Response Workbook, One Support Partner Handbook, A copy of YES, YOUR MARRIAGE CAN BE SAVED, by Joe and Michelle Williams.
Marriage Coaching works well for husbands and wives who want to and are capable of changing. Bad patterns of communication are hard to change, but when teammates make good faith efforts to live up to their agreements, we see remarkable changes. Coaching can be very effective in helping a couple develop an improved marriage. Get Help now or become a Marriage Coach at

Rick Brown, Therapist and Relationship Expert
Winter Park, FL 32789; Phone: 407-492-4272

Having appeared on Oprah for his expertise in creating intimacy in even the most difficult relationships, Rick is recognized as a “therapist’s therapist” – the one professionals are most like to turn to for help with their own marital and relationships issues. He has presented his Getting the Love You Want: Workshop for Couples to audiences around the world in some of the most unique places – from a castle for the Royal Family of Denmark and their closest friends to the far corners of Namibia, Africa.

He appears regularly as the “Relationship Expert” for FOX TV and has served as the therapist for the NBA’s Orlando Magic. He has spoken at every major psychotherapy conference from the Family Networker Symposium to Smart Marriages. Rick is a graduate of Florida State University, Princeton and Union Theological Seminary. As a psychotherapist he has over 35 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families.