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A New Beginning Marriage Intensive Retreat, Safety Harbor Florida September 6-8, 2019

A Weekend To Restore Your Marriage and Make It Loving Again

     Every year hundreds of couples travel from all across the US and Canada to attend one of Cornerstone’s Christian Marriage Counseling Intensives, offered at various locations each month.

     Why?  Since 1999 Cornerstone’s nationally renown Marriage Intensive has an 87.3% success record of restoring distressed marriages. Cornerstone offers a proven, more private and comfortable alternative to traditional long-term approaches of one-hour per week counseling which can involve 6-12 of weekly counseling. sessions.

Over the course of a three-phase, closely guided intensive weekend, our team of marriage counselors, coaches and facilitators walk you and your spouse on a practical “step-by-step” journey utilizing therapeutic, timeless principles, applications and exercises which reveal the hidden barriers that have been harmful to your spouse and your marriage, and have kept your marriage from thriving.

We invite  you to Join us for this distinctively Christian,  life-changing three day/two night, Marriage Intensive Weekend Retreat. The weekend includes ten experiential sessions, coaching and counseling support, project workbooks and materials for two. Retreat begins at 7:00 PM Friday Evening and ends Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM.

September 6-8, 2019
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
105 North Bayshore Drive
Safety Harbor, Florida  34

      Every year hundreds of couples travel from all across the US and Canada to attend one of Cornerstone’s Christian Marriage Counseling Intensives, offered at various locations each month.

     Why? Because Cornerstone’s nationally renown Marriage Intensive has an 86.3% success record restoring distressed marriages. Cornerstone offers a proven, more private alternative to traditional long-term approaches of one-hour per week which typically involve 12-16 weekly counseling. sessions. Other programs commonly utilize psycho-dynamic, group counseling techniques involving self-disclosures in group counseling sessions that are typically uncomfortable for many people. Group counseling has also been found by many to be not only uncomfortable, but commonly less effective as well

Early Discount Registration: $1195

Registration: $1295/Couple

Unlike other programs which commonly charge from $5,000-$7,500     

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 Space is Limited:  For room reservations, please contact Safety Harbor Resort at (727) 726-1161.

Our program begins before you arrive for the weekend intensive. After you register, we ask you and your spouse to each complete a couple’s “Confidential Marital Relationship Assessment” which gives us your and your spouse’s perspective on the presenting issues in your relationship. This helps us better understand what the focus of the weekend will be in working with you.

Agenda For the Weekend

Starting with our first session on Friday evening we begin by laying the foundation and groundwork needed to embark upon a marriage restoration journey which promises to be an intensive, yet very rewarding one.

On day two we begin walking you and your spouse step by step through each aspect of an in-depth healing process. This “hands-on process” is crucial to helping you as a couple achieve a deep level of healing in your hearts and relationship,  from the least to the worst of painful past events in your relationship.

Accomplishing this step then enables the two of you to work together with much less tension and a greater sense peace and unity. We then guide you through practical steps to identify and address unresolved issues, re-establish your emotional connection,  utilizing proven, practical, state-of-the-art tools to rebuild communication, closeness, and friendship. By the end of the retreat on Sunday, most couples have experienced major healing in their relationships and have started to become much more secure and connected in their relationships.

Finally, we assist you in developing a personalized plan for making attitudinal and behavioral life changes, and equipping you with tools to take those crucial next steps that will lead to a healthier, happier marriage. Our after-care program is strategically designed to support the changes and skills developed from the the weekend.

  • You’ll be will be challenged and empowered to take an honest look at yourself and your marital relationship, put the past behind, deal with relevant issues and rediscover the feeling of love you once had in your marriage.

You’ll Experience

…real truth

  • Discover timeless principles and practical tools for your marriage and a proven process that can restore your feelings of affection for each other, bring lasting change, and make your marriage loving again.

…real insights

  • Because certain male and female gender differences can cause immeasurable conflict in a marriage that can pull a couple apart, you’ll gain insights and understanding to accept each others “differentness”, and how to leverage those differences to create more harmony and closeness in your relationship.


  • You’ll gain invaluable insights from marriage counselors coaches and  facilitators who are real and down-to-earth, who share personal examples you can relate to and tools you can readily apply. We’ll work with you on hard stuff in a serious, problem-solving way, and yet at times  in a humorous and fun way.


  • Gain new insights into the attitudes and actions that restore love and make a vibrant marriage again.

…real renewal

  • You’ll gain and use practical tools and relationship skills that help you improve communication, understand each other’s needs, and practical ways to meet them, minimize frustration and actually experience greater fulfillment in your relationship.

In short- you’ll re-discover more love for each other and get closer to each other than you ever dreamed possible.

  • Experience a life-changing weekend as you spend time together away from the distractions and pressures of everyday life

Who Should Attend?

  • Couples who feel distant or pulled apart by stress and pressures, and want a closer relationship.
  • Couples who are not satisfied with their relationship due to conflict or communication difficulties.
  • Couples recovering from a trauma, crisis or other major hurt such as an affair, unemployment, death in the family, separated, or trying to decide whether to stay together.
  • Couples who simply want to enrich their relationship, communicate better and enhance their level of intimacy. This is an non-denominational program and couples from all backgrounds are welcome.

Format & Schedule

The program is not conducted in a therapy group format. In fact, nobody is asked nor expected to share their problems with anyone except their spouse and of course a counselor. The format consists of closely guided exercises, experential learning activities, scriptural teaching, relationship skills training, and application projects done both privately, and as a couple.

Program begins Friday at 7:00 PM and concludes on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

Convenient, “MarriageBuilders Tool Kit” After-Care Program

Following the weekend, you are eligible to participate in our “MarriageBuilders” after-care program designed to help you stay on a positive track of growth and development going forward in your New Beginning. The “MarriageBuilders Tool Kit” consists of four audio sessions with Study Guides and Couple Projects. Optional tele-counseling/coaching is also available following the weekend. Additional information and registration will be offered at the Retreat Weekend.

 Space is Limited

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