AMAZING Testimonies of Marriages Saved
43 Marriages,78 Children
A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat
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?
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.
“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!”
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.”
Randy, Engineer, married 15 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
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
Danny, Attorney, married 7 years
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.