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What is a Marriage Intensive?

An intensive is a period of counseling over 3-5 days that allows our licensed counselors to help you get to the root of your issues.

We offer specialized help that goes beyond what a ‘primary care doctor’ can offer.

Many programs offer help through ‘marriage coaches’ who offer valuable life experience, but few credentials. Every one of our therapists is a trained professional who is trained in our unique intensive approach.

Even with weekly marriage counseling, the start-and-stop of 50-minute sessions can make it difficult to get to root issues. You come in, unpack the week, go home, and experience more conflict. Then you do it all over again. An intensive allows you the gift of uninterrupted time, which allows our counselors to help you make the progress you want. In fact, you’ll receive about a year’s worth of counseling in just a 3-5 days!

Hope Restored marriage intensives are all-inclusive programs that occur at one of our five beautiful retreat centers. The ability for you to be free from all distractions is an essential part of the path to healing that we offer. Everything is taken care of so you can focus on your most important relationships.

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Is a Marriage Intensive Right for You?

A Hope Restored intensive program is able to address your needs around a variety of topics including:

  • Communication
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy and sexual issues
  • Financial strains
  • Blended families
  • Children or career conflicts

Most couples that attend an Intensive are experiencing a significant amount of marital distress, or have even begun the divorce process. If you find yourselves stuck in patterns and cycles of conflict, an intensive could be right for you.

Even with this level of distress, over 99% of the couples we served last year indicated their counselor addressed their concerns. We hear many couples say that they feel their issues are particularly “bad” or challenging. We’ve heard it all, and you are not alone.

Does the thought of a Group Intensive scare you? 

Watch this video to see the powerful way a Group Intensive could save your marriage. 

4-Day Group

$ 3,950

Starting Price Per couple
(+ taxes in MI and TX)

Scholarships available
  • Approx 32 hours group counseling
  • 2 counselors + 5 couples
  • High quality lodging and meals
best value

3-Day Private

  • Approx 20 hours professional counseling
  • 2 counselors + one couple
  • High quality lodging and meals

5-Day Private

  • Approx 32 hours professional counseling
  • 2 counselors + 1 couple
  • High quality lodging and meals

Call Now

Contact us and speak to a Focus on the Family adviser who is ready to confidentially and sensitively answer any questions about our Hope Restored marriage intensives.

Hope Restored

Thank you! We’ve received your inquiry about our Hope Restored marriage counseling intensives. Your concern is important to us. A reply may be expected no later than 2 business days. Please call 866.875.2915 if you are in a crisis situation.