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Hear About the Healing and Restoration that Couples Received While at A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

AMAZING Testimonies of Healing, Restoration and Marriages Saved While at A New Beginning Marriage Renewal Retreat

26 Marriages Saved

A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

Kokomo, Indiana April 26-27, 2019

Dallas, Texas May 3-5, 2019


Could Not Talk Without Criticism
“My marriage was at an all time low. We could not talk without sharp words, criticism, defensiveness, and built-up anger. Although we had tools from past retreats and counseling, we did not know how to bring the process back into our marriage. This weekend was a reset. Compared to other retreats or intensives, the process here, along with some individual help, was excellent. Additionally, you gave us accountability tools for a lifetime.”
Todd, married 35 years, Consultant
Numerous Affairs
“We came into the weekend completely broken with no idea how to deal with the wasteland of hurt, sin, dysfunction, and loss we had created. We both had numerous affairs and had so much unresolved anger, resentment, and bitterness. We had unconfessed sins and had not appropriately asked or received forgiveness. We walked away with a miracle of having forgiven one another. We pulled up the roots of our sin, recommitted to one another, and broke the spirit of divorce, brokenness, and all soul ties that we had created through affairs.”
Beverly, married 20 years, Nurse Practitioner
Built Walls and Barriers Against Each Other
“We had issues that have been buried for over 8 years. We had built walls and barriers up against one another. This weekend has given us the knowledge and the tools to break these barriers and begin our healing once and for all.  We have talked more this weekend than the previous 8 years.”
Reid, married 17 years, Dentist
Counseling Was Not Enough
“We recognized we were in crisis and were in weekly marriage counseling. Our pain was obstructing our ability to open up and one hour a week was not enough to open our hearts to learn productive tools fast enough. This weekend jump started our healing. I learned tools to work through hard feelings and hurts. Having these new tools and being supported by experienced counselors in private sessions to address huge hurt and pain was a God sent blessing. I am recommitted to my husband and looking forward to rebuilding a marriage I want to be in.”
Ann, married 31 years, Medical Advisor
Divorce Documents Were Awaiting Signatures
“Coming into the weekend, we had been living separately with documents finalized and awaiting our signatures. Through prayer, reflection, and constructive communication, we have put this on hold while we work to improve our marriage, using the tools we learned over the weekend.  I have hope again that we can rebuild trust, grow with God, and restore the beautiful life we both envisioned when we were first married.”
Mike, married 5 years, Medical Sales
Disengaged From One Another
“Before the weekend, my husband and I were separated and in the middle of a divorce. Our marriage got to this point due to the years of unresolved hurts and conflict.  We were both afraid to be honest about our feelings as it would create more emotional baggage.  We were both disengaged from one another.  This weekend, we learned how to finally heal these hurts, listen to one another without fear of retaliation, and put God first in our marriage.  We now have the tools to communicate and resolve conflicts in a healthy way.”
Karla, married 10 years, Tax Director
Able to Seek Forgiveness
“I have learned how I should act as a husband.  I also learned how to best communicate with my wife.  I was able to face troubles within our marriage and seek forgiveness. I learned that the single most important thing in my life and marriage has to be God.”
Adam, married 15 years, Manager
Fighting and Considering Divorce
“We were continuously fighting. Our fights consisted of yelling and disrespecting each other. We were both seriously considering divorce. We even spoke of how we would divide things. This weekend allowed us to communicate and listen to one another.  We expressed our hurts and forgave each other.  We have a plan to keep working on our marriage and have the tools to deal with our next disagreement.”
Adeliz, married 11 years, Business Owner
Had Not Recognized Emotional Needs
“This weekend helped very much.  It made us both realize we had not been recognizing one another’s emotional needs and we both have to work on learning how to positively communicate words of affirmation.  Most importantly, we now realize our marriage was never built on the foundation of Christ.”
Tyler, married 13 years, Insurance Broker
On the Brink of Divorce
“We came here completely broken and on the brink of divorce after thinking that there was nothing that could cause us to come to a place of divorce.  After this weekend, we have been able to communicate with one another and see areas in our marriage where we had left out God.  I have full confidence that these tools we have been given, when put into practice, will get us to our 80th anniversary.”
Sarah, married 10 years, Sonographer

34 Children and 16 Marriages Saved

A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

Houston, Texas April 5-7, 2019

Love and Intimacy Was Gone
“I believe this weekend helped our marriage by allowing each other to convey our needs, hurts, and desires in a safe setting. Our marriage was also helped by confessing all of our wrong-doings to our spouse. It also helped by having “real” non-judgmental counselors. Before this weekend, we did not have a marriage. We have been separated twice, almost 15 months in total, 11 months currently. Love and intimacy was gone. Now, we have a chance.”
Zac, married 6 years, Military

Infidelity and Addiction Permeated Our Marriage

“Before we came, our divorce was almost final.  In fact, all I had to do was sign the decree and it was done. We live in separate places, sold our house and already divided our belongings. Infidelity and addiction permeated our marriage and communication was non-existent. This program gave us immediate tools to use and we were able to accomplish true repentance and forgiveness. We are leaving with a clean slate and a new commitment to God and our marriage. We are going to take it very slow and use the tools we acquired to build a new foundation.”
Amber, married 6 years

We Could Not Communicate

“Before the weekend, our marriage was in distress. We could not communicate and the hurts were causing such tension that the marriage was at risk. This retreat has been better than either of us could ever expect. We reconnected like never before and we learned skills to help us grow a strong marriage with healthy love and communication. “
Melanie, married 5 years, Health & Wellness
Lost Trust
“Before coming to the retreat, we were very distant. We had lost trust and didn’t know how to communicate at all. We were able to start on a clean slate and forgive each other for our hurts. Now, we have the tools to communicate and resolve problems without getting in a huge fight. “
Chad, married 4 years, Lineman Apprentice
Roller Coaster of Highs and Lows
“Our marriage was a constant roller coaster of highs and lows. We didn’t know how to deal with our problems without a fight. We have committed ourselves to making God and our marriage our priority.”
Lindsay, married 4 years, Teacher 
Marriage Stuck in a Rut
 “I was into pornography and other forms of sexual problems. We have been working through this for 6 months. I felt like our marriage was stuck in a rut with unforgiveness and pain. Through this, we were able to heal our wounds, communicate better, and move forward with Christ as the center.”
Eric, married 1 1/2 years, Physical Therapist

Anger and Resentment

“I had a tremendous amount of anger and resentment built up in me because we were unable to change the damaging patterns and fights that seemed to be happening more and more often.  I now feel that anger and resentment has lifted through proper communication, forgiveness, and learning my wife’s important needs.”
Johnny, married 15 years, Facilities Mechanic

96 Children 43 Marriages Saved

 A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

Indianapolis, Indiana  Feb 17-19, 2017

Dallas, Texas  March 3-5, 2017
First-Hand Accounts of Couples Saved From Disaster  
“My husband was a porn addict. There was no intimacy in our marriage. After years of pain, I grew hopeless and resorted to having an affair. Through a lot of hard work this weekend, we were  restored and truly experienced a new beginning. Of all the marriage counseling programs we have participated in, this weekend has been, by far the most practical and life-changing of any. We want to tell other couples about

A New Beginning.

Amanda, Self Employed, married 11 years

“We had been going to Marriage Counseling, but it wasn’t working
for us because the sessions were so far apart and it just felt like we were ripping open bigger wounds without resolution. This weekend allowed us to move more steadily through the steps of the process without leaving us “hanging” with fresh wounds.”

Benjamin, Educator, married 18 years

“Our marriage not only has been restored, I believe there is a spiritual transformation that’s working in both of our hearts now.

Before this retreat, we were separated for several years. I was served with divorce papers a couple of years ago. Surprisingly, he dropped the divorce proceedings the day we were in court. I knew Christ had worked a miracle for us then, and now in the Cornerstone retreat. I got my best friend back; a changed man and me, a changed wife.”

Linda, School Teacher, married 32 years

Our marriage was heading downward fast!

I prayed every day that our marriage would get better. During the weekend we almost left twice…I am so glad I stayed. The lessons were real life, faith based examples of how to change. Excellent tools were explained and demonstrated so that we were able to actually apply them.  Every married couple should experience this program.”
Leroy, Teacher, married 8 years


“My husband and I were separated for seven months and divorce papers were filed…
every obstacle stood in our way. We both agreed to go, and to try to renew our marriage and develop skills with Gods’ help. The amount of healing and renewal we experienced is truly supernatural and could only come from God. The leaders of Cornerstone are truly gifted and have been called to help couples renew and restore their relationship to something greater.”  

                                      Devin, Spa Owner, married 16 years

“Our marriage was on the brink of destruction. It has truly been healed and restored.  We are amazed how our marriage could be so transformed in a weekend.”

                                     Gerald, Sales Rep, married 12 years

I am so thankful for this awesome ministry. If we continued in this downward spiral of us trying to figure out how to fix our marriage, we would not have lasted too much longer. Now, we have hope and I have re-committed to our marriage. With God’s help we have a bright future and many more years together.”

                                     Silvia, Homemaker, married 18 years


   “My marriage was in serious trouble; constant arguing, name-calling, infidelity and talk of divorce. After working through the forgiveness exercise, we experienced a breakthrough. My wife and I have re-committed ourselves to loving, respecting and cherishing each other.”

Philip, married 3 years

“This weekend changed my life.  It allowed me to see how much, and how deeply I had hurt my wife. I experienced incredible freedom through repentance and her forgiveness. Today I feel empowered to be the husband God intends me to be.”

Bob, Military Training, married 26 years

“Before this weekend, I could only see my husband’s negative traits and I had defined him by them…

 Now I am able to see my husband’s positive traits, and I feel a connection to him that I have never felt since we have known each other. We were able to discuss difficult issues with one another, without being critical of each other. I gained more trust in my husband in three days and we now have tools to move forward.”

Lesley, Anesthetist, married 4 years

We came in with a lot of serious issues and I was ready to end it all. You helped us so much by showing my spouse and myself a way to break down the walls and communicate. This helped us to forgive past hurts and be on our way to a fresh start. I think God so much for you and your ministry!”

Cindy, RN, married 23 years  

“Before this weekend, things looked very difficult. It seemedcheek-kiss-couple.jpg that there were more problems than solutions, and we would argue almost every day. On our drive here we didn’t talk at all. Now, I see the things I need to work on and we are moving forward. This retreat helped us to get on a plan to restore our marriage.”

Jose, Roofing Contractor, married 18 years


64 Children and 28 Marriages Saved!

Location: Houston, Texas

Event: A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat
Date:  January 20-22, 2017
First-Hand Reports From Couples Saved
Happy In Love
“Before this weekend my marriage was on the edge of disaster. I caused a huge rift in my marriage by my infidelity, almost a year ago. I have been trying hard to do whatever it would take to save my marriage. But I did not know have the tools to do it with. The weekend helped me acknowledge my failings, understand my wife’s pain and receive forgiveness. God and your ministry saved our marriage.”
James, Marine Corps, married 10 years
“After four months of separation and filing for divorce, God moved in me and my husband this weekend. I forgave him and our marriage was reconciled. We now have the tools to continue rebuilding our relationship and we will celebrate our 25th year anniversary April 7, 2017. We give God glory!”
Tracy, Paralegal, married 24 years

“This was truly a new beginning for us! So many years of hurtful words and actions melted away. Thank you for your service to God.”
racy, married 28 years
“Before this weekend, Pat and I had lived separately for over two years. Our marriage failed and soon after, everything else in our lives begin to crumble. I wanted a divorce. I wanted him to move on, but he refused. In a last ditch effort he asked me to attend this retreat. I agreed, hoping it would finally give him closure so we could both move on. Over the weekend, I made the choice to follow God’s will and we reconciled. We now have the tools to repair our marriage.”
Stacy, Registered Nurse, married 10 years

“My marriage was help this week and by being giving strategies to communicate hurts without fighting. I learned that unless we both commit to put in God at the head and center of our marriage things that we are trying to do our futile. We are both very hopeful for the future and excited to see what God has in store for the rest of our lives.”
Malee, Homemaker, married 11 years
“We have been separated for 2 1/2 years and this was the last attempt. I prayed that this would help and it has been better than I ever could have hoped for this has been a blessing from God.”
Patrick, Machinist, married 10 years
“The weekend was monumental for our marriage, our growth both spiritually and mentally. We were past our crisis but at a dead end. We have been working through issues both individually and together in counseling but to add this retreat to our marriage gave us restoration energy faith and hope. I only wish we would’ve done this year’s ago. I would refer anyone to this retreat. I recommend it’s amazing.”
Jill, Business owner, married 13 years
“I knew my marriage had gotten into a bad place due to my relationship with God and how I had been trying to do things my way. This weekend helped illustrate that and show me that Satan is the enemy, not my wife. My eyes have been opened to the truth that I have been avoiding and I desire more than ever the opportunity to meet my wife’s needs. I have re-committed my life to serving God to my marriage. Thank you and I will be praying for God’s blessings and protection in His ministry through you.”
Corey, Engineering Associate, married 9 years
“We just recently experienced a blow up pressure cooker – blown fuse, after a particularly stressful year for my husband and our marriage. This weekend was an answered prayer to help us address major long-term issues and tools to address them in the future.”
Jody, Adm Assistant, married 28 years




43 Marriages,78 Children

Saved From Legacy of Divorce 

A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

Indianapolis, IN      August 19-21, 2016

Schulenburg, TX     September 9-11, 2016

Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Who can list the glorious miracles of the LORD? Who can ever praise him enough?

Psalm 106:1-2

We Praise God, and extend our heartfelt thanks to all our prayer warriors, ministry team, and financial partners for serving and giving of your time, talents and resources to restore marriages and keep families together.

AMAZING Testimonies of Marriages Restored:
We were on the verge of divorce and or separation, and I was personally challenged with an extremely hard heart. This weekend allowed us to forgive each other for our hurts. It lifted a huge weight, and opened the door of communication and fellowship. There is true hope now for our marriage and spares our 5 kids from the vicious cycle of hurt and heartache. Praise be to God first; and to this ministry!”
Bob, Self-Employed, married 7 years
                     “I felt hopeless in our marriage, and had been previously    advised by two counselors that separation was the best course of action at this time.  While I felt like separation would relive much of the pain and stress I lived daily, I wanted to honor God. I found out about this program on the same    day I planned to talk to my spouse about separating. It was scheduled the very next weekend. Through the program I found hope and the realization that divorce is not the answer.”

Tiffany, Registered Nurse, married 7 years


“My wife and I came into the retreat dealing with hurt and mistrust, due to a stronghold that I had with porn & lies.
We also had issues with communication. During the weekend we were able to better and more constructively communicate, and deal with those and other hurts. The tools and teachings will be used by us to effectively put God first in our marriage and to better communicate and heal future hurts.”

John, Director of Business Development, married 13 years.
“We had lost communication with one another, and we were pushing each other away. I was afraid our marriage was coming to an end, and I was losing hope. This weekend allowed us to heal old hurts and put them behind us. I am so excited about the look I’ve seen in his eyes today. It has been something that I have been missing for a long time. I want to thank Cornerstone, from the bottom of my heart. God bless this Ministry!!”
Heather, College Instructor, married 20 years.
“This weekend allowed me to express my feelings and deal with how I have hurt my most important relationship, my wife. It allowed us to recognize, empathize, and forgive, in order to begin doing things right again. Thanks for putting it to paper, and providing the tools.”

                              Randy, Engineer, married 15 years.

“When my husband asked me to go to this I said,”Yes, and when we come back from this feeling no different, can we just see an attorney for a quick divorce?” He agreed that this was the last straw. I’m so thankful…what I saw to be a hopeless situation God turned into a hopeful situation. I leave feeling that God is healing me, and my marriage. I am encouraged that with God’s help, my marriage can and will last a lifetime – till death do us part… the way he meant it to be.”
                             Colette-Jeannine, Hairstylist, married 6 years
“I was able to recognize my shortcomings in my habits and personality. My wife forgave me during this weekend. I am able to move on as ‘a work in progress’ in my life and in my marriage.”
Joseph, Physician, married 20 years.
“It has reconnected us; instead of just roommates, we are husband and wife again. We have the tools to help our marriage in the future. So thankful I have my best friend back. Amazing weekend, thank you for blessing our marriage and our family!”

                            Gabbie, Accounts Receivable, married 3 years.

“My marriage was helped tremendously because I was able to get rid of the unforgiveness I was holding onto. My husband had an emotional affair, and  I was able to finally forgive him for that. Our marriage  before this weekend was filled with lots of anger,  resentment, and arguments. After this
weekend, hope has been restored and we are excited
for A New Beginning.”
Brittni, Hairstylist, married 1 year.

“Before we went to the weekend my wife and I co-existed. There was a lot of conflict, some occasional good spots, but mostly just living in the same house, sleeping in the same bed. We have been able to get rid of a lot of hurt that had built up over 20 years and re-connect. I am excited to go home and enjoy the women I married, and be the man she married.”

Matt, Sales, married 20 years.
29 Children and 17 Marriages Saved From Collapse

Location: Safety Harbor, Florida

Event: A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat
Date:  August 5-7, 2016
First-Hand Accounts From Couples


“So many problems have come between us over the last few years. I realized over the last couple of months we were in trouble. So we agreed we needed help and I signed us up for this weekend. What an eye opener! So many hidden hurts and unintentional damage! This weekend has transformed us, thank you!”

Brian, CEO, married 16 years

“Before the weekend I felt helpless.
We had tried everything to communicate better and get along. Nothing worked. I had built up such a wall of anger and resentment, that although I love my husband and wanted us to stay together, I didn’t know how to repair us. I believe a miracle occurred. We were both able to work the exercises without judgement of each other, genuinely forgive, and commit to rebuilding our marriage without looking back. I feel the wall chiseled down. I feel a huge release.”
Michelle, Executive Vice President, married 16 years

   “Our marriage was a shallow, cohabiting experience and we had drifted apart. We simply didn’t communicate and didn’t know how to work through our issues. Our needs were not being met. My selfish prideful, stubborn, attitude led me to causing a great amount of pain to my wife. As as result of an affair. We came to this retreat separated and hurting. We are now leaving with the tools and a clean slate to fight for our marriage and making the daily changes necessary for allowing Gods redemptive story to be written through our marriage”
Samuel, Soccer Coach, married 3 years
   “I was able to forgive my husband, and recommit to my marriage, which I was sure was over. It was truly an enlightening experience as I was able to see a “raw” side of him. I loved that we had private counseling sessions and didn’t have to share personal information with our group.”
Cristy, Self Employed, married 13 years

   “Before this weekend our marriage/life was at its darkest point ever.  Through this marriage renewal, Christ, and therapists, we have begun a better and stronger marriage. We are looking forward to having a healthy, beautiful, and long life together.”
George, Retired, married 13 years
   “My husband and I have spent years in ministry. We were ready to split. My bags where packed. This was our last shot at talking things through. Our breakthrough came with the understanding that empathy had been missing from our marriage for years entirely. We have committed to working the tools given to us and healing our relationship, and the hearts of our precious children.”
Elizabeth, Pastry Chef, married 17 years
   “My marriage was helped tremendously. My wife was ready to leave and this was the last try at saving our marriage. I had unforgiveness
in my heart towards my wife. The way Roy and Sue taught on how to forgive with empathy was key to forgiving my wife. We had been to 3 different counselors over the course of our marriage and always stuck at the same point. We were able to go past that point this weekend for the first time in our marriage, and finally forgave each other.

Peter, Engineer, married 17 years

   “We had actually just gone through a divorce 8 weeks ago… After coming to this retreat we have forgiven years of hurts and talking about remarrying each other! We both so enriched our relationship with God and invited him to take charge of our lives and our relationship. We are praying together! So excited to see what our future holds.”
Ashley, Director of Administration, married 5 years
   “I’ve been to so much counseling over the year. This one has saved my marriage and also rededicated our lives to serving God first. We now have the tools to live a joyous life together.”
Walter, Retired, married 43 years
     “When my husband and I arrived…we couldn’t communicate at all without arguing. I came skeptical, thinking we would go into our problems with strangers. Instead, something wonderful started to happen. The facilitators walked us through understanding each other’s emotional needs. We experienced  renewed attitudes and communication through  healing and forgiveness. I immediately found hope, and caring feelings again…  We have a plan of action, and a way to stay accountable.”

Brigette, Sales Rep, married 3 yrs, Texas

    “We have been to several other marriage programs and counselors, but…none of them helped… The marriage renewal weekend equipped us with tools, and and understanding, which enabled us to break through the communication barrier, and helped to set our marriage back on track.”

Doug, Consultant, married 17 yrs, Tennessee

     “Our  marriage was at rock bottom. I knew we needed help..,.  Doing the steps to forgiveness on Saturday evening, brought us back to a new beginning, literally!  We sat and cried, confessed all of our most hurtful sins, and forgave each other. I can’t wait to get home, keep working on our marriage, and enjoy God’s gift to me, my wife!”

John, Construction Estimator, married 18 years, Alabama


     “This weekend is just what our marriage needed to start a renewal process. We had such a wall built up; no communication, and both of us were very withdrawn from each other. It took lots of hard work to tear down the wall, but I finally have hope that we can recover.”
                             Christi, Personal Assistant, married 17 years
     “I was getting to the point of letting my wife go. I was tired of bickering…
and I had heard enough of her telling me she no longer was in love with me. She had mentioned divorce, and I was not willing. I got to the point where I started mentioning it. We both wanted to get back to where we started from initially, without the arguments. Your program has taught us how to manage and prevent those arguments, and also strengthen the spiritual aspects of our marriage.”

Taiwo, Pharmacist, married 6 years, Georgia

O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. Isaiah 25:1

More… AMAZING Testimonies of Marriages Saved 

” My marriage needed repair. I was lost and confused as to how to go about healing our marriage.. This weekend gave me a road map for healing our relationship, and the structure which we needed. And most importantly it was driven by God and His Biblical plan.”

Greg, married 11 years, Indiana

“We went to the weekend, both feeling that our marriage was over. This was our “last resort.” We had experienced tremendous hurts in our 5 years of marriage and felt we were  no longer soul mates and  felt we were not meant to be together. Because of the weekend, we now have real hope for the first time in a long time. We feel we have the tools and resources to not only make our marriage work but also to have the marriage God designed us to have.”

Megan, married 5 years, Oklahoma

“Our marriage was teetering at the edge of the cliff. We had both had affairs and there was no love, affection and intimacy between us. During the weekend we learned ways to communicate, forgive and love again. We have recommitted to each other and our marriage.”

Adam, married 5 years, Oklahoma


     “We have been to numerous counselors. We had some of the tools, but nothing worked. We lacked God. This was an excellent Bible based eye-opener.”                                   Lawrence & Shanna, married 10 years

“The retreat provided a safe environment to handle some tough marital issues. We got tools we needed to handle issues in a practical and biblical manner. Getting back to basics seems so simple but often overlooked.  We are looking forward to being on the same page in our renewed marriage.”

Kristie, married 10 years

“Prior to the retreat,  in our marriage we didn’t know how to communicate our feelings. My wife controlled the fights and they were not fair. Now I feel that we can work together to resolve our issues and do so in a way that will honor each other and God.”

Jason, Married 10 years


in love couple

    “I now have the tools needed to communicate with my wife and will be going back home after being separated for the past six months. Thank you Jesus!”                                                         Carl, married 5 years

“We were on the brink of divorce. After 23 years and with 3 children still at home, we had no hope left. Our marriage was filled with anger, criticism , and ugliness. This retreat was a turning point. It showed us how deeply we have hurt each other and our children.  We have hope and the tools to work together to build a better marriage.”

Cindy, married 23 years

“My marriage was on the brink of divorce. With years of verbal and emotional abuse, we reached a point of disaffection. Add this on top of an emotional affair and becoming addicted to pain killers; there was pretty much no hope.  I had the opportunity to ask forgiveness , validate her feelings and repent. I believe we can now finally focus on building our relationship again.”

Kevin, Married 24 years

Hugging cple

     “After feeling robbed of a honeymoon period in our lives, I felt resentful towards my husband and God. I felt that I had followed His way and was missing out on what should be the happiest time of my  life. When work sent my husband away for months, Satan tempted me…and I stumbled and fell. It is by the grace of God and my husband’s forgiveness that we can finally begin a real marriage!”

Jill, married 2 years

“Before the retreat we had seriously considered divorce. We were co-existing…God led us to Cornerstone through the Internet and we both came with open hearts… We experienced freedom from past hurts as we forgave each other…. We experienced a huge breakthrough and look forward to new lives as healed individuals and as a couple serving God in ministry.”

Sharon, Married 26 years

    “Our marriage was distant, with very little meaningful communication…
During the weekend, I understood how my wife felt about my lack of communication, and we were able to heal, and begin again. The tools provided have been, and will be, a guiding tool from this day forward. Before the weekend, I didn’t feel anything would help. Now I have hope. Believe me, if this helps me it will help anyone!”

Jeff, Document Specialist, married 25 years

“I was at the end of my rope. I asked for a divorce the week before. Now, I have hope…I truly  believe that with continued help, counseling, and putting in the time and effort, our marriage can last a lifetime. I’m willing to do my part to save our marriage, and to make it better than it ever was.”

Celia, Financial Planner, married 7 years, Washington


“My wife and I were preparing for divorce. The seminar was our final step, and if we didn’t save our marriage through this weekend, we would begin the divorce process. The seminar provided us with ways to get past prior hurts and pain. We also addressed our main issue, adultery, in an effective, caring, constructive way. We learned ways to deal with conflict and be sensitive to each other’s needs. In short, the seminar was amazing, and I know it saved our marriage!”

Danny, Attorney, married 7 years

    “I didn’t quite understand exactly what my wife needed from me. These sessions opened my eyes…and gave me a better understanding of my wife, and her needs. It helped me let go, and forgive the hurts I was holding on to. It also allowed my wife and I to get to the level of communication we could not get to on our own.”
                                                         Jeremy, Sheriff’s Deputy, married 8 years, Louisiana
“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”
Psalm 127:1
We praise God, and extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our faithful prayer team, ministry team, and ministry financial partners for your compassion, generosity, and prayers and support.  May the Lord richly bless you.
Roy & Sue Milam and  the Cornerstone Team
Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries

“My husband and I were about to give up. We felt this was our last chance to avoid dissolution of our marriage. Through using the communication tools and spiritual approach taught us we experienced healing in our relationship. By the middle of the weekend, we could both see and feel real hope. We have recommitted to each other and our marriage. Thanks to God and Cornerstone Ministries we no longer see a separation of our family with four small children as a possibility.”
                                           Melissa, Physician, married 10 years, Colorado

“I appreciate the education about the foundation of a marriage that Christ intended. The tools provided helped us to work through forgiveness of the hurts that almost destroyed our love and our marriage that had put us on the brink of divorce. Now we also have valuable tools to ensure that we don’t repeat the ways of old.”
                                                         Sales Manager, married 13 years

“On Friday evening when we arrived, my marriage was over. The divorce plans were being made and I was ready to move my life in a different direction. By Sunday, I had a renewed hope for my marriage and a new understanding with my spouse. Now the new direction we’re heading is taking us both down a new path-together. Thank you God for our new beginning!”

                                                   Denise, Homemaker married 5 ½ years, New Mexico

“We were two people living two separate lives. A lot of things were brought to the table that I did not realize were pulling us apart. I learned a lot of things that I had not known before that I can apply in my daily life, and a lot of things I am going to work on. Thank you.”

                                                    Mike, Computer Contractor, married 5 ½ years, Texas

“Though our marriage was not in “big trouble, we were not communicating effectively and I was allowing resentment to creep in. I feel we experienced real breakthroughs in sharing our hearts and healing hurts. We learned some much needed tools to use going forward.”

                                                        Beth, Veterinarian, married 30 years, Texas

“We are breathing, communicating and working towards a marriage now, whereas before the weekend we were suffocating, doing none of these things, and I was ready to sign divorce papers. There is hope for recovery, though we understand there are much needed changes ahead.”
                                               Darla, Bookkeeper, married 13

“We were horrible at communicating with each other. Sin was confessed and God was put back in the center of our marriage. We got some awesome tools to help us in our relationship.”
                                                     Will, Contractor, married 4 years

“Before coming, I felt very distant, not close and a lack of intimacy. Now I feel like I can be a lot more open with my husband and be “in love” again. I want to work and do what it takes to be a wife after God’s own heart.”
                                              Melissa, Massage Therapist, married 12 ½ years, Florida

“Cornerstone helped us begin the forgiveness process After 14 years of hurts put our marriage in jeopardy, We have work to do to rebuild trust, but the ministry has provided tools for us to work on restoring love and trust in our marriage.”
                                           Dan, Market Researcher, married 24 years, Dallas

“We are in the process of healing from an affair. We were already on the road to recovery. This was just another tool towards our healing together. We want to show others that an affair does not have to result in a divorce and a new beginning is possible for all who place Christ in the center of their marriage.”
                                         Jennifer, Controller, married 22 years, Iowa

“My marriage has been strengthened in the areas of communication and forgiveness.” Before this weekend, I was considering divorce. But this weekend, I chose to listen to the voice of truth. I have decided to humble myself and forgive not only my husband, but myself for my own faults. I am so blessed to have a new beginning with the man God blessed me with.
                                                              Nichole, MSR, married 1 ½ years, Texas

We praise God, and extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our ministry team, prayer and ministry partners for your compassion, generosity, prayers and support. May the Lord richly bless you. Keep those marriages saved testimonies coming in. Learn about how you can save your marriage.

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