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What Couples Are Saying

Here’s What Couples Who Attended Are Saying :

“Prior to this weekend, my marriage felt dead. I felt disconnected from my wife. During this weekend we learned new ways to communicate, constructive ways to deal with and navigate years of anger, hurt and isolation. By Saturday night, I found myself staring into the eyes of my long lost friend, the love of my life, my wife. Through this program God transformed me and restored our marriage!”
Steve, married 11 years, Branch Manager


I Had Filed for Divorce

” I had filed for divorce following my husbands multiple affairs. I had grown angry, bitter and extremely hurt. I could never bring myself to sign the divorce papers. After seeking counsel from 6 to 7 pastors, psychologists etc., we heard about this retreat. We received financial assistance from Cornerstone and our church. God is healing us individually, and healing our relationship.”
Wendy, married 11 years, RN


Stuck for a Long Time

” We had been stuck for a long time. Any conversation was laced with irritation and bitterness. This weekend we were able to “clean out from under the rug”, and reconnect with out all the garbage between us. 
Eric, Funeral Director, married 10 years


Focused on My Misery

” Heading into the weekend I had little hope. I had shut off my emotions/feelings towards my wife. This of course caused even deeper problems and increase the scope and intensity of our marriage problems. I was focused on myself and my misery. I am amazed at what we were able to accomplish over the last couple of days. Not only do I have hope, but faith and love. God has shone up!”
Allen, married 16 years, Corrections

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Lacked the Tools

“I have lacked the tools to express my concerns in an acceptable way to my spouse as far back as I can remember. I don’t feel that way anymore. I have been given very helpful information to help us through the “hard”. Also, the understanding that emotions play a huge role in disagreement and to downplay them is wrong in every way. Thank you so much.”
Shannon, married 16 years, Mom
Communication Difficulties
” With communication difficulties between my wife and I, this weekend provided the tools, support and capabilities to go “all in” and leave out every excuse that would bring negativity. We have tried counseling in the past, but this experience was 100 times more effective. It provided hope, excitement and enhanced our marriage and life goals.”

Adam, married five years, Fire Protection


A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Weekend
Safety Harbor, Florida, September 14-16, 2018
15 couples attended the weekend in Safety Harbor, for an incredible time of restoration. 13 couples reconciled and recommitted to their marriages and over 41 children were spared a legacy of divorce.
“He does great things too marvelous to explain. He performs countless miracles.”
                                                                       Job 9:10
Incredible Accounts From Couples Whose  Marriages Were Turned Around:
We Were Lost

“We were lost, hurt, broken after infidelity and anger in our marriage. Cornerstone helped us forgive and empathize with each other. We tore down the walls we had built and we received guidelines and tools to not go back to our selfish, destructive ways.”

Ashley, Office Manager, married 16 years

God designed  marriage to be harmonious…intimate…
and loving, and He wants that for you more than you could ever know.

“Our marriage was in crisis and we were headed for divorce. We are now looking forward to a new beginning and healthy communication and more healing together. We laughed and we cried a lot, and we re-committed to our marriage!”

Kimberly, Retired, married 26 years

“The intensive gave us a new approach on how to resolve issues without fighting about them. Before the weekend, we couldn’t discuss any issues without a blowup. We have learned how to be on the same team and work together on resolving issues in a calm manner.”

Jamie, Construction Manager, married 9 years


“My husband and I were in a crisis situation (infidelity). We had considered separation but didn’t really want that since we had invested so many years and effort into our marriage. We were able to reconnect, forgive and re-committed to our marriage.”

Linda, Retired Teacher, married 48 years



“I am a skeptic by nature but was hopeful of the process. I found that the real life examples and testimonies were very helpful. Through this program, my love for my wife, and my faith in Christ I know we will be on the right track.”

Ellis,   Parts & Service Director, married 12 years


“I became closer to God and will put him first in everything I do. I totally recommend this .program if you are struggling in your marriage or have lost your faith in God.”

Diane, Homemaker,  Married 3 yrs 


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News Report:
54 Children & 36 Adults Saved From Impending Collapse

Location: Dallas, Texas
Event: A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat
Date: June 24-26, 2016

First-Hand Accounts From Those Rescued

“My wife and I had hardly spoken in months. The projects and counseling helped us get back to a point where we are now communicating again. It helped us face some issues that we had withheld from one another for quite some time. We had the opportunity to talk and grow together again.”

Mark, Systems Administrator, married 2 years

“Our marriage was helped and healed through the power of Jesus Christ.
There was infidelity. I was able to forgive my spouse and commit to restoring trust in my marriage. We are trusting God for the full restoration of our covenant marriage.”

D’Idra, married 32 years

“Before we came to this weekend we were seriously discussing divorce.
I ran across Cornerstone’s website and sent it to my husband, thinking it would be his choice whether we came or not. We agreed this would be our “Hail Mary.” We came feeling that it would give us the tools we needed, or we were done. The weekend gave us far more than just the tools. It has given me an understanding of how important my marriage is. It helped us to heal many issues, hurts and disappointments.”

Barbara, Supervisor, married 28 years

“This weekend we learned a productive way to communicate. We recognized how our hurtful actions made each other feel. Now we have a plan to heal hurts as they occur in our marriage. We were in a rough spot coming into the weekend. We now see some light at the end of the tunnel. With some hard work there is hope for recovery through God’s grace.”

Teacher, married 18 years

“Our relationship was amazingly changed this weekend.
It was exactly what we needed, and even more. We knew we needed healing, but we didn’t know how to make it happen. We tried several things but they only helped a little and we desperately needed more healing. We thank God for the opportunity to attend this retreat…”

Lilia, Housewife, married 2 years

“Before the weekend we argued and fought over everything.
There were definitely underlying issues that needed to be addressed. We addressed these issues and were able to forgive each other through Christ’s forgiveness. Leaving this retreat, we have a much better understanding of feelings. We now have the tools in our toolbox to fix our issues as they arise. I am truly grateful and will always pray for the success of this ministry.”

Allan, Business Director, married 7 years

First-Hand Accounts From Those Rescued

We were on the road to a possible divorce. It was a marriage that was complacent, unloving and uncaring. We had been unable unable to work out issues, and we had definitely lost that “loving feeling”. Growing up in  church, with a strong faith in God, I never thought I needed marriage counseling. This was the best weekend for us. Thank you for being our life lines; we can start a new beginning”

                                                            Kay, HR Manager, married 7 years

“I got on the plane for the retreat, telling my husband that our marriage was over, and that I had filed for divorce. Saturday night something happened to both of us. The tears flowed during our project, as we admitted our mistakes and asked each other for forgiveness. Christ was with us. We woke up feeling completely different. Our hearts are whole and we are in love all over again.”

Nikki, homemaker, married 3 years

“Before the weekend, things were very on edge in our home and our relationship. We actually had a pending divorce.  We had begged each other to seek professional help in our marriage… Although we had committed to reconciling, we didn’t really know how to work through our problems.  The weekend was more helpful than I ever thought possible, and definitely saved our marriage.”

Aaron, Oil & Gas Consultant, married 3 years

“Prior to the weekend, I had no hope for our marriage because I buried my hurts from the past.  I didn’t know what we could do to restore our marriage. We started to work on our attitude and we were open to help when we arrived. God really touched us. I received HOPE and we are off to a new beginning!”

Lucy, Real Estate, married 28 years

“After years of marriage, I knew there had to be more to a God-honoring marriage than what we had. I took a drastic steps to attend this weekend marriage renewal.  The leaders did not put heavy, unattainable things on the table for us to do… Just practical, biblical exercises. Our marriage is rejuvenated and our best days are ahead!”

Watson, Realtor, married 28 years


“We had grown apart and the wall between us was significant. I was unsure it was something we could overcome. The weekend helped us reconnect and communicate in a way that we haven’t in a very long time, maybe ever. We know that no challenge is too great for God to overcome and we saw it happen in our relationship. Our marriage is renewed! We interacted in ways that we haven’t for years.”

Jared, Energy Marketing, married 8 years

“We’ve been in therapy for three years and I was losing all hope. The retreat helped us discover the real issues that we were dealing with in our marriage. . I agreed to come hoping for a miracle or I would simply give him divorce papers. We experienced restoration and we now have hope.”

Dale, Systems Analyst, Married 13 years


“I got on the plane for the retreat, telling my husband that our marriage was over, and that I had filed for divorce. Saturday night something happened to both of us. The tears flowed during our project, as we admitted our mistakes and asked each other for forgiveness. Christ was with us. We woke up feeling completely different. Our hearts are whole and we are in love all over again.”

Nikki, homemaker, married 3 years

“Before the weekend, things were very on edge in our home and our relationship. We actually had a pending divorce.  We had begged each other to seek professional help in our marriage… Although we had committed to reconciling, we didn’t really know how to work through our problems.  The weekend was more helpful than I ever thought possible, and definitely saved our marriage.”

Aaron, Oil & Gas Consultant, married 3 years

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

“The weekend gave us some new tools… It gave us a safe atmosphere to express our concerns and hurts. If we did not make headway on our marriage it was agreed that after this weekend we would divorce. I feel that we have hope and a future for our marriage now.”

Adam, Engineer, married 11 years

“We were able to let go of things that we have been holding on to for years. We left with the tools to keep our marriage in a healthy place, with God at the center of it!”

Brandy, Makeup Artist, married 3 years

“Our marriage was full of pain that we had caused each other. We both brought a lot of baggage into the marriage. The retreat gave us a safe environment to really forgive each other. The weekend provided us a platform for creating a healthy and happy future, using God’s principles.”

Kameron, Mortgage Lender, married 3 years

” I was still very uncertain before this weekend whether or not I wanted to stay in our marriage. The weekend showed me that my husband and I still love each other very much. I believe the amends we made to each other; the forgiveness extended, will be the gateway to healing our marriage. I have a willingness and hope that I did not have before.”

Stacey, Auditor, married 13 years

“We had not included God in our marriage in a long time. This weekend showed us a lot of what we need to do, and number one is putting God back into our marriage. This weekend was more than I ever would have expected. Thank you.”

Lee, Retired, married 9 years

“We went to the weekend with an uncertain future about our marriage, and how we could even communicate with each other… We got the tools and a plan for moving our marriage forward. We  learned how to forgive each other, and see past our mistakes and the hurt we have caused each other.”

Nurse, married 21 years

“This retreat has allowed my wife and to recommit our marriage efforts daily, and it has renewed our faith in Christ’s ability to heal and forgive through His mercy and grace. Before our retreat we were separated and not sure when we would rejoin as husband and wife in our home. Now, I will be moving back into our house soon. This was an affirmation of Christ’s power to forgive, heal and rebuild after being so broken!!!”

Alonzo, Safety Officer, married 11 years


 “This was an amazing program that has helped restore my marriage and show me how to treat my wife with honor and respect and feel her pain for past wrongs. I was skeptical at first but this program delivered the goods; a start to a new and improved marriage that will still require lots of work and prayer to continue what this program started.”

CFO, married 25 years

“I came in here with thoughts and feelings of defeat, that my marriage was over, but I was wrong. I learned to let go and accept God into my life. I also learned not to be afraid anymore, and that god loves me.”

Shannon, Stay at home mom, married 14 years

“I heard some things from my mate that I needed to hear, and some things that I didn’t want to hear. I most needed the love letter that he wrote and read to me. We are a work in progress. The hurt was very deep and something that will take time to truly recover from. But now I am willing.”

Meta, married 28 yrs

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 “We really needed to reconnect. This weekend was more than a reconnect. It helped me realize that I had been doing a lot of harm with my words, and with what I was not doing. I thought I knew my husband well-boy did I need help. I feel like we both received the tools, advice and guidance needed to commit our marriage to God”          

Pam, Banker, married 33 years


News Report:

53 Children & 42 Adults Saved From Imminent Distress of Family Breakdown

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Event: A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat

Date:  June 10-12 2016


First-Hand Accounts From Those Rescued

“We have been living as roommates for a very long time. There have been no lines of communication or connection in our marriage. This weekend is the first time we have been able to talk about any of our real issues. As a result of this retreat, we are able to make God the center of our marriage again. Thank you, Cornerstone Marriage and Family Ministries.”

Carla, Homemaker, married 22 years

“Our marriage was stale and we were not talking. I really did not want to go to the weekend. But after the Marriage Renewal Weekend, I am able to reconnect with my wife again. We can now understand each other’s feelings for the first time. We fell back in love with each other this weekend. Everyone should attend this retreat.”

Gerald, Factory Worker, married 18 years

“This retreat helped both my wife and I face our issues that have caused our marriage to be rough. This weekend brought my wife and I closer then we have ever been. I should have came to this retreat a long time ago, I resisted due to my own fears. I am not afraid anymore due to the tools and what I picked up from this retreat. Thank you for A New Beginning and to a wonderful and hopeful marriage.”

Leonard, U.S Navy, married 4 years

“This retreat showed my husband and I that forgiveness is possible. The retreat was a blessing for us. We now have the tools to connect and communicate with each other. Before the weekend I was bitter, resentful and full of unforgiveness. Now I am free… Free to forgive and love my husband the way God intended for me to love him. This weekend was a miracle for us.”

Heather, Server, married 15 years

“For the first time I felt like my husband could actually share his feelings with me. The retreat weekend gave him a way to share like never before. In the past, he would just stare, or walk away. It was a big relief to know how he actually felt. We now have a way to talk with each other, even when it’s about difficult subjects.”

Teresa, Teacher, married 14 years

“Prior to the retreat weekend, we had walls built, there was no hope for our marriage, both of us were deeply wounded and very angry. The weekend gave us a safe environment to share our feelings, be validated, be forgiven and open our hearts to healing and change.”

Ryan, Marketing Director, married 13 years

“Our marriage was miraculously healed with the tools provided at this retreat. We were able to get all of our feelings out in a healthy way. The weekend made it possible for us to forgive each other, and heal our hurts. It was life changing for us. What we got will impact our children into the coming years and generations.”

Jaime, Stay At Home Mom, married 10 years

“We were distant and had lots of dividing hurts. We were both considering divorce but this program helped us to forgive and heal and learn to appreciate each other again. I love that this program is God-based. It took God’s love and his forgiveness to heal our marriage through this weekend. We would not have been able to do it by ourselves.”

Gary, Engineer, married 24 years

Amazing Testimonies of Marriages Saved

54 Children 32 Adults Saved Imminent Distress of Family Breakdown

Locations: Dallas, Texas  & Indianapolis, Indiana

A New Beginning, Marriage Renewal Retreat
Date:  April 1-3 2016  &  April 29-May 1, 2016,
Before this weekend my marriage was full of anger, resentment and little hope. The projects on confession and forgiveness allowed me to bring our pain to the table and discuss our issues like adults who respected one another. I am leaving believing I have the tools to continue to grow my relationship with my husband. We have up-rooted our seeds and planted them in fertile soil so that good fruit will be produced.
Tramaire, Eligibility Analyst, married 7 years
Before it was heading downward – I prayed every day that it 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 improve tools were discussed and demonstrated. I wish everyone could attend this session.
Leroy, Teacher, married 8 years


We almost didn’t make it this weekend. Praise god we did!

For me this weekend has helped me to forgive my husband. I’ve realized and recognized and confessed my complete lack of respect for my husband. I have committed to respecting him. And the tools you have provided for us to conflict are priceless! Thank you for what you do!

Kerri, Server, married 1 year
Our marriage was at the beginning of the end, and it seemed easier to just find someone else who we connected more naturally with. Now I believe for the first time in many years that my wife actually does love me and we have hope.  This weekend taught me that with the right attitude and skills. It is possible to heal issues in our marriage.
                                          Hashan, Manager, married 7 years


inlovecouple103I was desperate for a miracle! How bad did we need a miracle?  We drove 3 days for it – 2500 miles to receive it.  I am so grateful to God and to Cornerstone for a renewal in our marriage. Derek & Missy were outstanding; Jeff & Sue demonstrated Godly love and mentorship. Everyone was real. They gave us a real.

They gave us real tools that they use and in their own marriages.  You  have a couple who are real advocates in Washington state. My wife and I are on the right track; thank you for your obedience to applying the Word of God. All Christians (and those who are not) need to attend this!

Michael, Retired Military, married 8 years
This retreat saved our marriage. Christ is always in control but this weekend gave us the tools to continue. We were at the end of our rope. We both recommitted our marriage to Christ and each other. We are both a bit nervous to go home and put it into action. We will make it – Thank you and we will now add this ministry to our daily prayer list.
                              Denise, Physician Assistant, married 13 years

My marriage was without hope to be repaired.    I told my husband I will go but I don’t promise you anything, they don’t have a magic eraser

to make me forget about what happened, but God has done a wonderful thing. I was able to forgive & with God’s help eventually my heart will stop hurting.

                                Adrianna, R.N, married 29 years

We were headed toward a possible divorce, after a major crisis of infidelity.

 This gave us the tools for healing, hope and restoration in our marriage.
Michael, Respiratory Therapist, married 29 years
 Forty-eight hours prior to the retreat we had separated and were making the
  choice to move on. I prayed, looked on the internet, called Sue to get more information, reached to my husband about it and registered. Now we are at the end of the retreat and have made a commitment to each other and to Christ to work, build and persevere to stay together.
                                       Karren, Manager, married 1 year
My marriage was headed for divorce with no hope of reconciliation. This weekend allowed for some much needed healing to occur in my marriage which gives me hope for the future. It also gave me the tools to reconcile. It also gave us insight into our feelings and how to serve one another through Christ.
Ozzie, Law Enforcement, married 22 years


It helped me  discover how to connect with my wife at an emotional level.   It also showed me that I can’t fix me and my marriage in my own  and that I need Christ to help. Our marriage was renewed after this weekend.
Hector, Engineer, married 6 years


Jared S.

“We’ve been married 8 years. If you’d asked me a week ago, “Where do you see yourself in a week?” I would have said, “In a very nasty divorce ruining the lives of our two beautiful children” Instead, I will be able to share with friends and family this amazing weekend and this amazing journey we as a couple are on together. This was a new beginning for us. Your ministry has touched our hearts and given us the strength and tools we need to rebuild our marriage in the right ways.”

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“Our marriage was on the rocks for infidelity, and we had allowed our marriage to hit rock bottom due to neglect and lack of respect. We had spent thousands of dollars on therapy and our marriage had still not improved. Out of desperation to not destroy the lives of our 3 precious boys we came to the weekend. We went through a challenging weekend journey that taught us strategies to learn to forgive, to communicate and work on the hard stuff. We left the seminar with the grace of forgiveness. We walked away with a renewed commitment to Christ and our marriage.”

Larry K.

“In the middle of a nasty divorce, 33 weeks pregnant, with a 2-year old at home, we were given the tools to restore a marriage that had become so miserable and full of hate and resentment that I was willing to do anything, just so I could tell my kids someday that I tried everything I could think of. Here at the Cornerstone retreat a real miracle happened – Roy & Sue (through God) taught us how to make this work, gave us invaluable tools that we will use each day to overcome and work through each struggle and learn how to love each other! Really forgive each other & really love each other – enough to call our attorneys and cancel our divorce.” Taylor, stay at home mom, married 3 years.
“Before the weekend, my marriage was over. I came to this retreat – just so I could say we had tried everything to save it. Now we have a “New Beginning” – I feel good about our chances of being successful.”

Mark K.

We had experienced many terrible hurts in our 19 years of marriage. I had severely neglected and mistreated my wife and she had ended up in an affair. Our marriage was filled with anger, distrust, and bitterness. There was no love, affection or closeness between us and were no longer soul mates we had once been. We’d been to several counselors but nothing worked. When I found about the Cornerstone marriage retreat on the internet we reluctantly signed up and went. With 3 children still at home and my wife feeling that our marriage was over, this was our “last resort.” We had lost all hope and even questioned whether we were meant to be together. When we went to the retreat we were nervous, but Roy & Sue, the founders of the organization and the main leaders for the weekend helped settle us down with their sincere, “real” and transparent approach. All of the counselors and the other workers there helped provide an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding as to where we were in our relationship. The marriage counselors and coaches we met with were caring and experienced.

Incidentally, the Hilton where it was held was nice and comfortable and was a quiet setting for us considering the tough, volatile and painful emotional state we were in.

Overall the retreat was well-organized and planned, but the schedule seemed a little tight but then again we had lots of work on our marriage that needed to get done. The retreat was structured with some group sessions and some private sessions. Both were conducted in a sensitive manner. There was no pressure put on us, or no time where we had to talk about our marriage problems in front of others in the group meetings. The counselors monitored our progress closely and one thing I really appreciated about the them was that they took extra care to create a safe environment for us to get the kind of personal help we needed to identify and work through some really tough issues that were tearing us apart for years.

All-in-all, the retreat was a real turning point for us. And by the end of the weekend, looking around at a lot of the other couples, you could tell it was a turning point for many of them as well. It was quite obvious, and you could tell by the way they were – the smiles and hand-holding and all. For us, the bottom line was- it showed us how we had hurt each other and it gave us the tools and the time and structure we needed to understand and work on and heal the hurts in our relationship. Of particular importance to me was that the weekend had a significant spiritual aspect to it that helped me and my wife to really forgive like never before, and to see by example and actually practice healthy ways of communicating, work through and resolve tough issues, reconnect with each other, and amazingly, to begin to feel the love again. We have now recommitted to each other and our marriage. For certain, we still have a lot of work ahead, but with confidence, hope and tools we are well on our way to re-building our marriage.

David B.

I was unfaithful to my wife, and it destroyed my marriage. The marriage retreat weekend was the last resort for us, but we both decided to let God decide what He wanted us to do after this retreat. Before coming to the retreat, divorce was our only option, but not anymore. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but my wife is worth it all. She is the one God chose for me and I will practice using the tools given to us to succeed in this holy union.

Katie M.

Lack of communication caused built up resentments which led to anger and eventually the breakdown of our marriage. My husband began to do drugs to cope, and I began to drink. Our teenage daughter was desperately trying to escape our wrecked family. On a Sunday, after 15 years of marriage I told my husband I wanted a divorce. We began the processing of separating our lives. On that Tuesday, while I was at work, God led me to www.marriageministry.org. There just happened to be a retreat beginning Friday in Dallas. I called my husband and asked if he would consider it. He said YES! The retreat saved our marriage, saved us, and saved our family. We are both sober, going to church, communicating, and having fun together. It’s like we’re newly weds, not to mention our dead sex life is now off the charts. We used the same techniques that Roy and Sue taught us to make ammends with our daughter and make our family whole. I have been singing the praises of this ministry to anyone who will listen. I just can’t express how wonderful this program is and how genuine and caring Roy and Sue are. It’s okay to have doubt and low expectations upon arriving at the retreat, like Roy said you just need faith as big as a mustard seed and ask God to show you the way. He will!

Linda W.

Our Marriage Renewal Weekend with Cornerstone was the best thing that ever happened to us and our marriage. We had been to counseling two different times, but what we learned on our weekend greatly surpassed all of it. The weekend saved our marriage. We now have tools to help us through struggles and trials we may face in the future. We now see a bright future for our marriage and our children. Meeting the presenters and hearing the experiences they shared has given us real hope. We both had infidelity issues in our marriage. Where once, all hope was lost we have gained a renewed and loving marriage. I have already recommended this to other couples that are in crisis. We always knew we loved each other but were not communicating well with each other at all. Now we are. Thank you Cornerstone”

Anonymous 2

The marriage retreat that we attended by Cornerstone at a time of need was truly a amazing experience. It reassured us that we had to put the Lord first to insure our marriage would survive. “I can do all thing through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13” The program that was put on by Roy and Sue gave us real life experiences to base the message on. I would recommend this retreat to anyone having problems in their marriage or looking to make their marriage grow more the way God wants us to be. To top it off we attended the retreat at The Castle at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, what a absolutely beautifully peaceful place to experience this gift from God.

Angie O.

“After 18 years of marriage, my husband and I had so many walls built up between us that we weren’t sure if our marriage would survive. This gave us the opportunity to break those walls down in a constructive way. We can now start fresh in our marriage and experience the fullness of God intended. Thank you for saving our marriage!”


“We came here threadbare… honestly believing divorce was an eventual reality for us. We both dreaded it; but knew it was almost
100% assured. The conference was like spiritual surgery. Words can’t describe the transformative experience my wife and I had. We left with a renewed commitment to marriage. Thank you for such a comprehensive, well-planned weekend.”

James A.

“Our marriage was all but over. We were separated for 7 months. Toxins had invaded all parts of our once- Sacred partnership. But a miracle of God happened this weekend– I’ve been saved on so many levels – my life, my marriage, my salvation— I owe it to Jesus. He brought us here (over 1200 miles away) for a purpose. Our marriage truly has a new beginning.

Ashley S.

“This weekend was the best decision my husband and I ever made. Recovering from an affair was something I wasn’t sure was possible, considering all the marital issues we had before it. This weekend gave me the power to forgive my spouse. I have totally recommitted my life to God as well. My husband and I have had our eyes opened that our biggest problem was the lack of God in our lives.”

Anonymous 3

“This weekend was the best decision my husband and I ever made. Recovering from an affair was something I wasn’t sure was possible, considering all the marital issues we had before it. This weekend gave me the power to forgive my spouse. I have totally recommitted my life to God as well. My husband and I have had our eyes opened that our biggest problem was the lack of God in our lives.”

Enrica K.

My husband and I had been separated for two months when he asked me to go with him to this retreat. We had tried a couple of counseling sessions during the time of our separation, but we had not felt comfortable at all, and achieved nothing. We live in New York City, and I thought it was crazy that we had to go all the way down to Austin, but I trusted him and I am so glad that I did.

Roy and Sue are amazing. Their example, their humility, their compassion and their commitment to what they do truly is a gift of God for whoever has the good fortune to meet them.

I was so disenchanted and disappointed in my relationship that I had started to think that maybe marriage was not meant for me. I was so wrong. After the retreat I was able to see all the love that still exists between my husband and me, and that deserves to be cherished, nurtured and shared.

We will be forever grateful to Roy and Sue, and to John and Joyce for their teachings, their support and their prayers.

Barbara A.

“Before the the Marriage Renewal Weekend I was absolutely sure I wanted out of my marriage! I would find myself thinking about things I would do and how my life would be without my husband. The weekend for us was nothing short of miraculous. I feel now that I can communicate my true feelings to my husband, and my caring for him as a partner has come back. If I had gotten out like I was so sure I wanted to, I would have wasted a beautiful life with a fine man.”

Rhonda A.

“About two years into our marriage my husband and I were talking about divorce. The tension and upset got so bad that we could hardly stand sleeping next to each other and nearly every comment either of us would make was taken wrongly by the other. It was utter agony because I loved him very much; each new upset was like a stab in the heart.

I knew I wasn’t going to divorce him but to make it I knew we would have to get help. We went to Cornerstone’s Marriage Counseling Retreat and got our relationship back to a good, stable state, and after using the tools we got for the past four months, now our communication and our relationship is better than ever. There are still upsets and difficult situations we have to work through, but these aren’t disasters—we just handle them! Simple but powerful.”

Anonymous 6

“Thank you for your ministry and for giving us hope and “how to’s” and thank you for helping me realize that divorce is not the answer. I looked at my kids today and cried with gratitude that they got back the Daddy they have always loved.”

Anonymous 5

“This was our ‘Miracle Weekend.’ Experiencing the biblical steps to truly forgive my husband and let go was amazing. I’ve opened up to hearing and accepting what God wants to change in me. Prior to the weekend I didn’t believe I was critical or unforgiving, but I saw how I have been both – I have forgiven him, and now I feel free.”

Anonymous 1

“Our relationship had become cold and we barely communicated with each other anymore. I learned how to better meet my wife’s needs. I realized that I need to follow God’s plan. I surrendered my life to Jesus. Now I want to be the spiritual leader in my home. Thank you so much. Your ministry saved me and my marriage.”

Audrey M.

“Without a doubt, this weekend saved my marriage. In fact, it saved my life. After 27 years of marriage, I was ready to quit. I was not sure I even wanted to go to the weekend retreat. Praise God that I did. We had been hurting each other for so many years and had no clue how to truly communicate, even after 27 years. I truly did not think the hurts could ever be healed. How wrong I was. True miracles happened this weekend with God, Roy and Sue leading the way. Them and their additional ministry team, including Joyce and John, truly saved my marriage. Miracles do happen and hurt marriages can be completly restored. God has healed and will continue to help us heal our marriage. God and Cornerstone gave us the tools we need and taught us the most important life lessons in the world – how to save our marriage. Thank you God for this ministry.”

Anonymous 7

“Before we came to the marriage renewal weekend we were distant, cold, and angry with each other. Our only communication was arguing. Our marriage was so bad that we didn’t say a word to each other on the way to the retreat. But this was the shot in the arm our marriage so desperately needed. We have had twelve years of anger that was stored up in us released. We were given the tools we needed to help us communicate with each other without screaming. It helped me to look at my husband in a new way – not as my enemy! The anger I had toward him is leaving and I now have a renewed love for my husband. This weekend we realized that God was not a part of our marriage and it has brought us both into a closer relationship with Him.”

Anonymous 9

“God is so good! He is working in our marriage and we are seeing a remarkable difference. I know now, beyond any doubt that I am blessed with such a wonderful wife. Our relationship has been so much better and we’re much closer than in the past. Last week we had a wonderful anniversary celebration. It was our 38th. We had fun, talked, held hands, laughed and loved, and prayed together. I know I have not “arrived” and that there will always be challenges. However, I am now enjoying a more loving journey with Mary. Since the retreat I cannot say enough how much I Love Jesus and my wife. She is loving, caring, compassionate and tenderhearted.

I also want to say thank you to you both. This ministry is needed so very much. It has changed our marriage. Please let us know when the next retreat is and send us some brochures so that we can give them out to friends. We also plan to send my son and daughter-in-law. May the Lord bless you and Sue.”

Steve Wriggle

“Roy and Sue Milam of Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries faithfully served at Grace Community Church for ten years. They developed and implemented a marriage and family ministry at our church and organized a team of individuals to support and carry out the work.

Roy and Sue conducted ongoing marriage skill classes and worked with hundreds of couples in our church and community teaching the basis for a successful marriage and helping them to build strong marriages.

They also worked extensively with troubled marriages. We saw couples who were torn apart due to affairs, financial crisis, step parenting, unresolved conflict, anger and bitterness. Through their teaching, many of the couples experienced restoration and avoided divorce as a direct result. Roy and Sue also taught marriage preparation for our engaged couples.

They also organized and started a parenting program with age specific classes including new parents and adolescents. They equipped couples with the skills and confidence needed to raise responsible children.

We are committed to their current marriage renewal weekends and marriage education programs and will use our resources for promotion and use of facilities. The need in our community for these services is great. I know of no similar program in the Houston area where couples can go when their marriage is in trouble. I highly recommend this program.”

Grace Community

Denny Dillon

We recently hosted “Keeping Love Alive,” a marriage enrichment seminar presented by Roy and Sue Milam of Cornerstone Marriage and Family Ministries. Roy and Sue’s practical insights and transparency had a profound effect on our couples. They spoke from a wealth of understanding and personal experience that hit the issues our couples were facing head-on.

They helped us understand the importance of meeting one another’s emotional needs, granting forgiveness, and cultivating love and intimacy through practical methods of communication. There is no doubt that good marriages were made better and struggling marrriages were given hope for a brighter future. I am happy to endorse them and recommend them whole-heartedly!”


“The weekend was incredible! After 18 years of marriage and with two children our marriage was in shambles. Unresolved issues and painful events of the past had eroded our relationship to a point of despair We were disconnected and disgruntled, basically just coexisting under the same roof with little or no intimacy, just surviving, living in our own worlds. In spite of my adamant beliefs against divorce, I saw no hope for our marriage. There was nothing left but to leave and move on with our separate lives. In November of 2000, I moved out.

After a 2½-years of separation we decided to explore the possibilities of reconciliation, and heard about Cornerstone’s “New Beginning,” Marriage Renewal Weekend on KHCB radio. We attended in March 2003.

With guidance we were able to talk through things…. It was an experience where God was invited in and we felt His presence. It was the kind of environment we needed to ask for and grant forgiveness. We forgave each other for the years of pain and the hurts we had caused one another.

It gave us practical steps to follow in communicating and resolving our differences and we gained a mutual understanding of each others’ needs…. But the greatest benefit of the weekend, was realizing that I needed to put God first in my life regardless of what happens in my marriage.”

After the retreat we attended all of the follow-up sessions and applied the principles to their relationship. In June we moved back in together. Several months ago, we renewed our wedding vows. We are so thankful for your work.”

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