Unlike weekly counseling sessions, marriage intensive programs are a multi-day, focused, counseling experience. A four-day intensive may restore your marriage more than what might be accomplished with four months of traditional counseling.
The Hope Restored Marriage Intensive provided by the Focus on the Family Marriage Institute is an organization specializing in marriage intensives. For most couples, the four-day intensive is the best choice. Other options include the “Spouse’s Intensives” when only one spouse is open to restoring a marriage. 70% of those attending a marriage intensive are on the brink of divorce and the vast majority of those attending report they are more satisfied in their marriage. The Hope Restored Marriage Intensive counselors are Evangelical Protestants, although they welcome both Protestants and Catholics to participate. A significant number of Catholics have successfully completed the intensives. Locations are: Georgia, Missouri, Michigan, and Arizona.