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AMAZING Testimonies of Marriages Saved

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 A New Beginning, Marriage Intensive Retreat, October 3-5, 2017  Indianapolis
 A New Beginning, Marriage Intensive Retreat, October 20-21, 2017

Thirty-three couples attended our New Beginning retreats in Houston and Indianapolis in October. Twenty-nine of these couples experienced reconciliation in their relationships and

recommitted to their marriage.

Here are some of the AMAZING testimonies of marriage transformations that couples shared with us and gave us permission to share with you:

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“…with man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”  

                 Matthew 19:26
My spouse and I were ready for a divorce, we had separated and were preparing to file. This weekend restored our hope, opened our eyes and made us realize what we were doing wrong and what to do to get it right.”

              Chance, Lead Inspector, married 5 years

“My husband and I argued all the time. There was a great deal of anger and resentment in our marriage from the past. On top of that, there was a lot of stress. The weekend helped me identify things that I was doing which were wrong. The retreat also helped me forgive my spouse for things I was holding  on to.  I also realized that I had also hurt him and that he was in just as much pain as I was. For the first time in 15 years, I heard my husband be sincere and watched him take the steps to lead our marriage and family. This is truly our new beginning!”

              Amanda, Self employed HVAC, married 10 years

” I had a very difficult time validating…
my wife’s feelings because I would always focus on facts, reasoning or why she shouldn’t feel that way. This was driving my wife away and she would shut down emotionally. The tools we got will assist me in validating my wife’s feelings, appreciating her and making our marriage work.”

US Navy, married 2 years

For years we’ve had a hard time communicating. We had built up so much hurt and resentment- but now it’s  gone and we have a new beginning. And we have the tools we need to keep our new marriage strong and loving-through God!”

                 Chelsea, homemaker, married 23 years

We had talked about separation before the retreat. Now, we have recommitted to our marriage and we’re going to use the tools we learned to make it last.”

                Kyle, Police Officer, married 25 years

The week before the retreat I had reached my breaking point and moved out.

We were miserable and fighting most of the time. Our faith was almost nonexistent and our marriage had become a low priority. The miracles that occurred not only in our marriage, but also in our relationship with God are life-changing! I am so thankful to cornerstone for helping to renew and change our marriage.”

              Tiffany, homemaker, married 2 years

We were living in two different locations
and only communicating by text and email. I had the divorce papers in my suitcase, with a court date in 3 weeks. The children had already chosen sides. There was constant arguing, no peace and very little love in our home. Now we can smile at each other and my wife said she’s going to take a leap of faith and dismiss the divorce!”

                 Rob, Chiropractor, married 29 years

“I was able to “let go and let God.”

Allowing God to speak to me showed me my true weaknesses and areas of my life that not only could damage my marriage, but also my ministry. I have a renewed sense of direction for my marriage.”

                     Terry, Pastor, married 2 years

“We had some serious issues…
due to blended families, baggage from first marriages and financial instability. However, our biggest issue was lack of proper communication. The weekend moved us ” light years” ahead in the areas of communication and resolving past hurts. We received a considerable scholarship from Cornerstone Ministries to be here. Their generosity went to good use. Thank you!”

                 Heather, teacher, married 2 years

We were able to air our issues in a safe manner. Igot to know my wife again and found out that underneath all that hurt is the same beautiful girl I married. I am learning the skills to build the marriage I always wanted.”

                    Mark, Sales, married 30 years

We were on the verge of getting a divorce because we were not seeing eye to eye. We were separated for 2 1/2 years and we both had said and did things we regret. God brought us back together again.”
            Andre, Guidance Counselor, married 9 years
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“Just days ago my wife and I were at such odds and very hateful to one another, and it has been this way for a very long time. This weekend we have dealt with many many unresolved issues that we have prayed and given to the Lord. With these tools I feel that through Christ we can be successful in making steps toward renewal.”

Craig, Self-Employed, married 27 years

 

“I filed for divorce June 4 because I thought we were hopeless. We had tried for almost a year to work out our issues, and we always ended up in terrible fights. I was miserable. This was our only hope, our last chance. We now feel stronger than ever and full of hope. We are excited to see we can work this out, and we can keep our family together!”

Amy, RN, married 10 years

“Just days ago my wife and I were at such odds and very hateful to one another, and it has been this way for a very long time. This weekend we have dealt with many many unresolved issues that we have prayed and given to the Lord. With these tools I feel that through Christ we can be successful in making steps toward renewal.”

Craig, Self-Employed, married 27 years

 

“I filed for divorce June 4 because I thought we were hopeless. We had tried for almost a year to work out our issues, and we always ended up in terrible fights. I was miserable. This was our only hope, our last chance. We now feel stronger than ever and full of hope. We are excited to see we can work this out, and we can keep our family together!”

Amy, RN, married 10 years

 

“I realized many aspects of my wife’s emotional needs are not being  met. I found a way through the power of Jesus to be more in tune with these. I think that my wife sees that I am committed to our marriage.  Now the work begins for both of us. Thank you all!”

Tom, Surgeon, married 22 years

 

“Before this weekend my wife and I had decided to file for divorce. We had each committed adultery and the marriage had deteriorated into nothing but arguments and distancing from one another. This weekend > helped us to forgive one another, and begin the hard work of rebuilding one another and our marriage. I can’t tell you how powerful and how life-changing this experience has been. We now have the tools to create a successful relationship based on God’s plan.”

Donavan, Business owner, married 6 years

 

“I have been complacent in my marriage for longer than I wish to remember. There had been hurt and stress in our marriage that have gone on resolve. The seminar and helped me to remember why I fell in love with my wife; why I need to protect my marriage and also why I needed to really commit my life to God.”

Randolph, Information Systems Analyst, married 8 years

 

“We healed hurts that were weighing us down for 20 years. We matured and became wiser and began to respect each other like never before. This weekend has opened my eyes to the man that was always before me, but I was too stubborn to see. We are both committed to a new beginning and to our children.”

Lisa, Educator, Married 20 years

True-life Stories…Marriages and Children Saved From Divorce

A New Beginning Marriage Renewal Retreat
Nov 13-15,  2015
The Weekend in Indianapolis, led by Derek & Missy Irvin, was exciting. An amazing 96% of the couples who attended, recommitted to their marriage. Four people indicted that they began their journey with Christ by committing their lives to Him for the first time ever.
Nearly 35+ children were spared the trauma of divorce.
“With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.” Jesus Christ, Matthew 19:26
Here are some of the amazing testimonies couples gave us permission to share:
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“For years we have done and tried so much, without lasting success.I couldn’t imagine what could
actually help us, at this point. This weekend, time was invested in teaching us, and practicing with us, exactly what we needed. As a result, we have experienced unexpected breakthroughs. I am so
appreciative and I am so thankful that we came.”
Jane, USAF Meteorologist, married 5 years
I came to the weekend as a make it, or break it deal. I have been out of my home for two
months, with no indication of reconnecting. This was it! After the challenges or needs an
overdue tune-up, this life-changing weekend is for you.
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Dec 11-13, 2015
“Before arriving here, I was worried that this was my last resort to help my wife and I to get out of
a spiral down to the abyss.We had committed to staying together, but not sure how to go about it. We came with an open mind that it would help us. It has helped us to be more understanding of each other’s feelings, needs, hurts and pains. We recommitted our marriage to Christ, renewed our vows, and we
have a new beginning on how to live our life under God.”
                                Carlos, NYSP Trooper, married 20 years Sent from my iPhone
“I have connected with my wife in ways I never expected. After 14 months of separation, I am confident that we both were given this opportunity by God. I have been challenged to be a better husband, dad and follower of Christ. Beingable to truly forgive each other has been HUGE! We are extremely hopeful for restoration and re-conciliation. We are blessed to havebeen here, to get a second chance at happiness.”
                                                           Layne, Safety Director, married 19 years
“Two weeks prior to attending, we werediscussing divorce as a very serious option.Wehave learned the steps and tools to communicate in a loving and godly way that has immediately lifted the tension that was looming,and it has removed divorce as an option. We will continue to make the necessary changes, to rekindle the passion, that has been lost for well over three years. We both have a renewed hope and love in our marriage.”
                                             Lisa, Homeschool Mom, married 5 years
“Our marriage was about to end before this weekend.I believe this weekend saved our marriage. It gave
me the tools to talk to my wife effectively, and helped me understand the effect of my actions have on my wife.”
                                              Scott, Business Owner, married 5 years
“My marriage was in the process of divorce a month before the retreat. This weekend has given us a new
perspective, with a new beginning. The things we heard and learned this weekend, are tools that we can take home and apply. We feel closer than we ever have…. Both of us have recommitted to God the father, and to each other”
                                                          Micah, Child Care, married 19 years
“My marriage was helped by accepting the Lord into my relationship.Before this weekend, I had a lot of doubts regarding my marriage.This weekend, my marriage was renewed and I was renewed. I felt
the power of prayers. I feel like a new person.”
                                                             Tricia, Self Employed, married 20 years

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