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Have You Lost Hope In Your Marriage?
If so, you've come to the right place. Right now, you may feel like two people, too far apart, with too much damage done to save your marriage. Whatever you may feel now, here at Cornerstone you'll find caring professional HELP for restoring and rebuilding your marriage. You'll find HOPE with "A New Beginning." You owe it to yourselves, and possibly your children to give saving this marriage one more try.
Upcoming Christian Marriage Counseling Retreats
A New Beginning, Marriage Intensive Retreat
Every year hundreds of couples come to us for help, from all across the US. Most of them, their marriages distressed, in situations as complex, if not more so than yours. In a survey of couples with distressed marriages who attended our "New Beginning" Marriage Intensive program, 86% of couples'marriages were restored. Our team of professionals understands where you are and where you’re coming from. We care about you and your spouse, and the direction in which your marriage is headed. Take one more step and contact us now. You have everything to gain and so much to lose if you don’t. ...[Read More]
Why Traditional “Hour-a-Week” Counseling is not Effective for Marriages in Crisis
If you had a serious medical condition and needed major surgery, would your doctor do the surgery "an hour-a-week" - for 23 weeks until it was done? Of course not - and that's why Cornerstone's one-of-a-kind, intensive Christian Marriage Counseling Retreat is so effective. It allows for couples needing urgent care to heal their relationship over a three-day, 23-hour marriage intensive weekend. Once this "major surgery" has been accomplished, couples are able to achieve a thorough and speedier … [Read More...]
What is A New Beginning, Marriage Intensive Retreat?
Cornerstone's nationally acclaimed non-traditional Christian marriage counseling retreat consists of a 3-day/2- with 23 hours of intensive marriage work, in a private, safe, supportive environment where a Biblical process for healing hurts, resolving conflicts and restoring trust is facilitated. Our accelerated process for restoring and enriching marital relationships begins beforehand with a Confidential Marital Assessment which allows couples the opportunity to express their needs, identify … [Read More...]
What A New Beginning Marriage Renewal Retreat is NOT
It is NOT a "cookie-cutter" DVD production that you watch at home alone, nor a mere lecture-type seminar where you sit with a big crowd of people, take a lot of notes and then go home and try to do the work of repairing your relationship all on your own. Perhaps you've tried these, and still not found answers? Don't give up hope... We can assure you; here at Cornerstone through our process you'll find caring, distinctively Christian marriage counseling help that's practical, biblical, proven … [Read More...]
How is Christian Marriage Counseling Different?
There is a world of difference between Christian Marriage Counseling and secular counseling. While secular counseling can help to improve a marriage, good Christian Marriage Counseling provides the means for identifying, and addressing the core issues. Approaching marital problems from a Christian perspective that enables couples to more quickly and accurately identify and resolve the underlying causes of their marital issues, heal emotional pain and make lasting behavioral changes.
Christian Marriage Counseling differentiates itself from secular, humanistic counseling in several important ways. The primary difference with Christian Marriage Counseling is that it based upon timeless biblical principles as the final authority in matters pertaining to the pressing issues that married couples face.
Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries is a premier Christian Marriage Counseling service providing a solution-focused approach that addresses marital issues from a distinctively Christian, biblical worldview. .
Our team of marriage counselors have extensive experience in helping couples with unresolved conflicts, personality and gender differences, lack of closeness or intimacy, unmet emotional needs, angry outbursts and stress. These problems if not recognized and dealt with can often create marital dissatisfaction that end up becoming the roots that result in major marital issues such as addictions, anger management, depression and infidelity.
At the root of many peoples unwillingness to seek marital problems is pride. We often believe we can solve our own problems. This can lead to the demise of a marriage, especially when one spouse recognizes a need for help and the other refuses. Scripture tells us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). This include our marriages.
When marital problems are not recognized and dealt with, they represent a potentially crushing threat to the marriage.
Christian Marriage Counseling Is Effective Crisis Prevention
Christian marriage counseling helps us refocus on our priorities. It's easy for us to get distracted and lose sight of what and who is important. In addition to helping us find solutions to problems and issues, Christian counseling can provide marital and relationship-building techniques. By offering precepts from God's Word, good Christian marriage counseling can help quench the "viruses" that affect and harm our relationships.
Our approach to marriage counseling is founded on Biblical principles related to Christ’s Commandment to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:37). Our approach to marriage counseling is based on the belief that in marriage, the inability one or both spouses have healthy relationships with God is what leads to the causation of each spouses’ individual and the relationship problems with each other.
Our approach is grounded also upon a similar belief that the greatest human need is love. God designed us for love. He designed marriage so that each spouse could be both a recipient of love and a channel of love through which that love could flow to the other. We can best love our spouse by first experiencing God’s love through an ongoing personal, intimate connection with Jesus Christ.
As we experience the love of our Creator God and His truth, we can then be empowered to work through the relational blockages in our lives wherein growth and lasting change can occur. It is a biblical, therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that God’s Spirit can minister in and through a caring, relational experience between spouse’s that results in an in-depth, accelerated healing experience.
Our model operates under the biblical understanding that individuals, couples, and families can experience healing within themselves and in their relationship to each other. Then they can become empowered to engage in the process of building and sustaining a happy, healthy marriage. Over the past 25 years, we have been blessed to be used of God to apply these Christian, biblical principles in our work to enable thousands of couples to experience and sustain caring, intimate and fulfilling relationships, while helping them grow in in an experience of wholeness within themselves.
We believe that effective Christian counseling reassures us that God cares and that He desires to be a central part of our marriage. A good Christian marriage counselor shares and encourage these precepts.
For more information about how to find a qualified Christian Marriage Counselor in your area see our special article titled, "Find Christian Marriage Counseling" If you need further assistance give us a call today.