Just as we all need a much deserved vacation, a time to get away from our surroundings and rejuvenate, so too a relationship needs time to recharge and reset. While a getaway with your spouse may do the trick, sometimes you need something more, especially if your relationship has not been nurtured and is feeling in a stuck or negative space.
That’s what makes the Getting the Love You Want Imago Marriage Retreat so powerful. Besides getting away from home for three days, it is an opportunity to remember why you fell in love with your spouse and a reality check for your relationship.
We organized the Getting the Love you Want Marriage Retreat for fourteen couples in November and could not believe the transformations that took place before our very eyes. Couples who were heading for divorce or locked in a seemingly never ending power struggle, walked away holding hands full of hope for a new reality. It was almost like a wakeup call.
The beauty of the Getting the Love you Want workshop is that it lifts couples above the mundane grievances that have plagued their relationships since they began experiencing bumps in the road and helps them see the bigger picture. It helps them understand why they fell in love and why they fell out of love and how exactly the areas of conflict they are experiencing are opportunities for growth and healing and precisely the reason why they picked each other in the first place. It helps fill them with compassion and understanding for each other and also provides them with some of the best tools out there for their marriage.
Rivka and I had the opportunity to sit in and watch our dynamic presenters David and Donna Bowman, as well as assist the couples. Although we were not a participating couple this time around (we did the workshop over a decade ago), we too were able to reap the benefits from the workshop- even though working on our marriage is what we do as a profession 🙂 It was so refreshing for us to take the time to spend on our relationship and reacquaint ourselves with things we know already- and get them to go from our head into our heart.
It served to strengthen our mission for helping to keep couples together and happy as we were able to help so many more couples in this group setting.
Most couples can be helped and if you are experiencing pain and difficulty in your marriage, if you could go through this experience, all the pain and suffering could wash away sooner than you think.
It’s not really magic, it is work! It feels magical though when after 2.5 days, couples put in effort and work to learn how to maintain a vibrant relationship. The Getting the Love you Want workshop definitely serves as a big “aha” moment and is a breath of fresh air that can forever transform the way a couple sees their marriage and can serve almost like a reset button to their relationship.
We want you to experience the same transformation as the 14 couples who attended our workshop did in November.
***Our next marriage retreat is this June 3-5, 2016. Based on the buzz from this past workshop, we are predicting our June workshop will fill up fast. ***