When I came to the Boot Camp I had a lot of anger, bitterness, resentment, and hate inside of me over things from my past. By the time I left I felt like a thousand ton weight had been lifted off of me and I felt so much peace inside of me something I hadn't felt in years. I owe Tracie a very good friend a life time of gratitude for sponsoring me and changing my life in ways she'll never know. Coming to the Life Enrichment Boot Camp was an amazing experience something I'll never forget and I would recommend to everyone. Along with changing my life I meet a lot of great new friends and realized God does have a purpose for my life and it is worth living for.
Thank you to everyone that was apart of the boot camp for giving me back my life.
Susan Houston, TX
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp is a life changing spiritual experience that you'll never forget.
Debbie - Dallas, TX
I do not think I could of gotten any lower in my personal life. I now feel reborn! Words could never give this program enough credit to all of the amazing healing going on. Also what an honor to share with new people you meet and the special bond we all have together now. It is the biggest secret going on and I take pleasure in spreading the good words of the boot camp. What a gift to the human race.
Amber - Atlanta
I thought I came for my husband and our marriage; but the Marriage seminar helped me realize I was the one who needed healing and it has changed my life and my heart. I am a new person!
Kim, Schoolcraft, Michigan
Marriage Boot Camp was one of the most AMAZING things I have done in my life!
The feeling of years of weight being lifted can not be described. I have a new outlook on life and the way I view others.
I believe that attending a boot camp is a GIFT that everyone should give themselves!
My husband and I found each other again and in that process we have made some great new friendships with others who were attending the camp with us.
Rosalie - Harrisburg, PA
I was able to forgive past hurts and let go of the anger that I have carried for years. I feel so much lighter and positive. I can put the past in the past and concentrate on the present.
Jon - Dallas
I have reattached with my Lord, my spouse and myself. I have emptied lots of garbage from my past, and look forward to the days ahead. I simply experienced a miracle!
Member of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Sunshine - Houston
I actually forgave myself and I now feel free to open myself up to others. I left my baggage behind and I am ready for a new and happier life.
I have never wrote a testimonal before in my life.so here goes..
The boot camp has changed my life competely,let me tell you a little about my life so you can understand where I came from and what it did for me.My husband and I have been separated for 2 years and 4 councelers later it got so bad we couldnt even talk on the phone any more and so for the last 3 weeks we have been ____(TRYING) to communicate by e- mail and that was getting nowhere even with my counclor helping us, we just got in this vicious cycle that we couldnt get out of.. I was sure I hated him, but I have been married before and knew the grass was not greener, \"if he would just respect me\" I thought and treat me that way everying would be o.k...So I signed up for boot camp he agreed to go of course I only if I paid, The trip down was almost 5 hours and full of tension and no talking I drove and he sat over in the passanger side and listened to his I-pod even the next moring we said nothing to each other...We could not stand EACH OTHER!!! As we entered the camp I came to realize I was there not to save my marriage but the get me healthy,,,
I worked hard and got rid of so much resentment, guilt, unforgiveness, and many more things that was holding me down from living my life the way I deserved to live it..
I learned how to have more compassion and love for my fellowman,(and I thought I was already a loving person) I now look at all my relationships differently, my communication skills are enhanced, my work is better even my kids act better (lol) I know it changed my life it changed my heart.
I can honestly say
The only reason I went is so that I could say I tryed everything to make this relationship work..I knew that come Monday I was going to call my attorney and file for divorce.. and now I can honestly say I cant wait everyday to experience something new with my husband..We are still separated but now we have the tools to work through our struggles and experiences and are building a solid foundation for our relationship to grow,I feel excitied when I see him walk into the room I have not felt this way in a very long time..The love was there but just couldnt get past baggage...
I would recommend this program to anyone getting a divorce,to getting married it was life changing and something I will always treasure
Thanks so much for letting me share
Janet - Vancouver
The Marriage Boot Camp did for me exactly what the counselors said it would do. It enlighted me, I am encouraged and strong.
Lena, Richardson, Texas
I am still on fire from the life enrichment boot camp experience. My life is more positive now that a load has been lifted and I feel a sense of freedom. The forgiveness process was the hardest part for me as my scars were deep within. Now I am able to walk in freedom from that bondage. Such a HUMBLING, DETONATING, AND EXHILARATING EXPERIEINCE I will TREASURE. I will never forget any of trainers; you each touched me in a special way. I came away from the boot camp a free person and tools I could use daily, my back pack tools are: to be a developer, a communicator, an achiever, strive for consistency and always find the positivity in everything. I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
TIP: If I start to feel uneasy about something I write it down on a piece of paper then I burn it, WOW that feels good, cause it is gone...puff.
April Lubbock, TX
This bootcamp has changed my life. Not only has it helped me to be a better wife, it has helped me to be a better person. I'm happier than I ever thought I could be. I would recommend this camp to anyone who needs help with marriage or help learning to love yourself and be free. I've grown into a deeper love with my husband and have learned to love myself again. Thank you!!!
Renate - Atlanta, GA
I wanted to thank you all so much and give you an unexpected update. I know that we were not there to find a spouse, but you gave me the techniques that enabled me to have the best relationship that I have ever had in my life. Rob and I were married on May 6, 2005. We have both felt like it was because of the "Marriage Retreat Boot camp" that we are together and able to support each other. Thank you for your help and your encouragement.
Phillip - Vancouver
When I walked into Marriage Boot Camp I was expecting a load of crap. I was very angry and felt forced to be there. After learning about myself and finding Christ and his love for the first time, I would recommend this Boot Camp for anyone.
Diana, Fort Worth, Tx
This bootcamp freed my husband and I from all of our anger and resentment toward eachother and others, some we didn't even know were affecting us. We are so much closer now and have been so very happy and cohesive since camp. I can't stop telling all of my friends and family about it. I want all of them to feel the way I feel right now! Plus, the friendships we made at camp are amazing, that was a bonus!
Wendy - Dallas, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp seminar made me a better person, helped me begin to work on my marriage instead of run from it. Made me forgive all of the people who I could not forgive before. It taught me I am not a bad person and I should not be afraid.
Cathy - Dallas, TX
The Boot Camp gave me the confidence to know I could love myself every day. Washed away some fears and hurts from past abuse...freed me to shine!
Debbie - Ottawa
Although I came to the marriage bootcamp expecting a totally different experience than I received, the outcome was exactly what I wanted. This was the best thing that I could have ever gone through. My life has changed in a very powerful and enlighten way. I now know who I am and what my purpose in life is. I owe this change to God, my trainer Beth and the experiences of the bootcamp.
Rui, Swansboro, NC
I just wanted to post a thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop, Dana Hamman, Art Stone, my trainer Wes Nesse and all the trainers I met. Y'all gave me another shot at happiness. The purity of this program is incomparable and truly is the miracle that most people need to, discover the indescribable beauty of marriage and life.
I also wanted to comment about the accessibility of each director and personal connection they offer to each person, regardless of, our status.
Your inner strength to show vulnerability in front of your 'disciples' is amazing. I attended marriage boot camp thinking the space between the directors and the loss souls would be so great, that we would be observing you standing underneath your platforms. However, not only did you not bring an unreachable platform, you insisted on standing amongst us, embracing us with your incredible ability to love all of us at once and at the same time, touched each of our hearts individually.
I was beginning to feel the terrible impact from the bumps and bruises of battling my environment; I was losing hope, but you replenished my well of resources. I cannot thank you enough through my words, so, I will demonstrate my thankfulness by showing to you (all), your investment, trust and blind faith were not given in vain. I will earn this.
Rose - Winnipeg
The Marriage Boot Camp challenged me to be a better person. The Marriage Seminar has allowed me make the choice to move on and let go and forgive. I want to fulfill my purpose in life to the full extent.
Bridget - Vancouver
My marriage hit bottom. We were in therapy. I couldn't open my heart. I was searching, I needed something.......... The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp gave me my answer.
Jennifer - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp allowed me to truly forgive, love and trust again. These are tools that I will use for a lifetime!
Member of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
BRIAN - Detroit, MI
A TRULY LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR SOMEONE (ME) THAT WAS MORE SKEPTICAL ABOUT ATTENDING THAN ANY OF YOU COULD BE, WHO ARE TRYING TO DECIDE ABOUT ENROLLING IN THIS SEMINAR. THE JOY I HAVE FROM NOT ONLY LEARNING HOW TO LET MY HEART SMILE INSIDE ME, BUT OUT TOWARD OTHERS IS THE MOST GRATIFYING AND EXCITING FEELING I THOUGHT I COULD NEVER, EVER, EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE. BUT IT'S REAL AND I CAN'T THANK THE CREATORS, COUNSELORS, OR THE FRIENDS I MADE (WHO I NOW CONSIDER AS FAMILY) ENOUGH FOR THAT!
Angela - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp helped me renew my relationship with God and gave me peace again.
Deborah - Ottawa
I didn't think this Marriage Boot Camp would benefit me and then on Saturday, my whole life seemed to turn around. I had confidence and begin to smile again. I can't seem to stop smiling! I really seem to like myself again.
This was a true life changing experience. I was a slow learner of the process, but I was free from all the baggage I carried for years after 4 days. Each day I felt lighter. I can look in the mirror and see a beautiful soul. That's something I don't think I ever saw in myself. My husband and I are using the tools given to us on this journey and have applied them to things outside our marriage. I started seeing people smile and the positive vibes I would get from them. I thought to myself, these Texas people sure are nice and friendly, then it dawned on me, it's because I was different and people were responding to me and what I was giving out. Texas people are kind, but people from everywhere are when you are in a positive mood. I can't thank this team of people enought. From Dave, Jim, Elizabeth, Dana , Art and all the volunteers.... God Bless you all for what you do. When my job slows down, I will be a volunteer and I can't wait to experience watching lives change.
Debbie - Houston, Texas
I have never had an experience like the Boot Camp ... it gave me such a sense of Reality in who I am, what I need, and how to get it! I can honestly say my life is changed as a result of attending. I believe God wanted me to have this experience so I could not only see myself the way he does, but react to myself the way he does (in love). I actually found a realistic purpose for myself ... The interactive exercises & games prove that love requires action ... In pulpits and programs across America, there is way too much "identifying" of problems with no action to resolve and no mention of solution. I am personally tired of hearing "about" the problem .... I need answers with the actions that go with them. I need the power of Christ's answers, actions, and solutions instead of "talk". I got answers and action at Boot Camp! Jesus Christ was very real to me there! Thank you, Jim Carroll, and all Boot Camp Staff! Finally, something real!
Joan - Atlanta
The Marriage Semianr reinforced my relationship with God; recognized the source of my fear to move forward in relationships.
Byron - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage seminar has to be the most exciting experience in my lifetime. I know I had issues, and thought I had delt with them and in fact had in my head, but never was able to apply them to real life. I just couldn't understand what was wrong or why. I am now FREE and know that I will be able to get my life back on track before it is too late. If you aren't sure that you need this then just try it out. The answer will come sooner than you think.
Karen - Pensacola, FL
Going to the Marriage Seminar was the most important thing I could have done for myself! I came as a with so much pain & hurt that my life was controlled by self abuse and hate. Going through what I did for the four days there released my heart to forgive and let go of everthing that was in my way of loving life AND me. I am now a new,free,strong woman who respects herself and is a child of God!
Marlene - Vancouver
The marriage semianr taught me that forgiveness comes from the heart and that forgiveness is for me. I was stuck in hurt from the past. I am no longer stuck!
Lisa, Dubberly, Louisiana
My husband and I are July '06 graduates of the Boot Camp. The experience we had there has changed our lives forever, and our marriage is so much better for it. We are happier and healthier than we have ever been, and I attribute that to the work we did at the Boot Camp. I have faithfully watched every episode of the television series and cheered for each and every couple there, even those who weren't "featured." I know firsthand that it is hard, hard work, but so worth it in the end!
Colleen, Chino Hills, Ca
My husband and I just graduated The Marriage Bootcamp and I have to say that this was a huge blessing for us. We were on a path headed straight for an ugly divorce. We were offered the chance to attend The Marriage Bootcamp and we felt that we had nothing to lose and went for it! Boy do these guys know what they're doing! I was a broken fearful woman and my husband was bitter and angry on day 1 and on the day we graduated, we were two completely different people. I am strong and confident and my husband is calm and loving. We are getting to know each other all over again and we love what we see! We cannot wait to pay it forward and be trainers ourselves! These wonderful people have canged our lives! Thank you so much for everything!
I watched the show last night and I found comfort in seeing other couples like "us". It was like seeing us on tv with the same issues & problems....however, the show had solutions. Thats what we don't have....solutions. I will watch it again and tell my friends. My immediate goal will be to tell my husband about it and invite him to watch it with me.
Joshua Richmond, IN
This was the best thing that has ever happened to me and my marriage. Not only have I learned how to give forgiveness but also felt that I have a solid purpose in life. This boot camp was a life changer!!
Judy - Winnipeg
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp gave me a sense of freedom from the pain and anger I was holding inside. My self worth was restored.
James - Dallas
The Boot Camp gave me hope. I learned a tremendous amount from the trainers as well as the actual people attending the boot camp. It was a tremendous and unbelievably rewarding experience.
Diana - Garland TX
I would highly recommend The Marriage Retreat and Boot Camp. I have been to many self help workshops, positive thinking seminars and other programs, but nothing has touched me like this marriage seminar. We needed help to save us from our marriage problems. We were desperate for marriage help. The marriage retreat saved our marriage.
Patty - Odessa TX
The Marriage Boot Camp has changed my life! This is such a cliche, I know, but it's true!! It's amazing what can change in just a few days. On Wednesday my husband and I were getting divorced and by Saturday we are planning our re-committment ceremony! We got rid of all the baggage weighing us down and underneath it all we found we really did have the love we needed after all! Thanks for giving us the skills we need to continue on the right path to success in our marriage!
Maria - Los Angeles, CA
At the Marriage Boot Camp I was able to renew my relationship with the Lord, let go of all the hate and anger.
Ok. My best advice is to take that marriage bootcamp seriously. My husband and I went, dealt with some things, went back home and seperated 3 months later. Yes, after 10 months, we are still married. BUT, we did not really deal with the issues of our marriage. We forgot what we learned almost as soon as we left. As I watch the bootcamp on t.v., I realize that we did not even come near facing problems like the featured couples did. I wish I could do it again. TAKE IT Seriously and DON'T Forget.
Natalie - Houston, TX
The Marriage retreat helped me forgive people that hurt me in my past. I was also able to accept myself for how God made me. I now love everything about myself. It's a wonderful feeling!
Marcie, Plano, TX
Before when I read the testimonials, they were just words. Now when I read them, it is all so true. This is an experience. You will think four days was just a drop in the bucket to what you have to look forward to. I feel amazing! Life is amazing. I encourage everyone to sign up for the marriage Boot Camp even if it isn't that bad all the time. If not as a couple, then do yourself the favor of signing up for the Life Enrichment Boot Camp. You are worth it!
Erika, Rockwall, TX
My neighbor asked me to go with her to the boot camp and I went in rating my life quality at a 9 (scale 1-10; 10=excellent). I discovered some amazing truths about myself that will definately make a huge impact in my life and to those around me.
Cindy Marie - Dallas, TX
The marriage seminar helped me let go of all my baggage and love myself again. The Marriage Retreat let me let down my walls and see that God was standing there waiting to love me the whole time.
Faye - Los Angeles
Pain I had carried for years was reduced. I forgave many people in my life. The Marriage seminar Boot Camp gave me purpose again.
Nellie, Oxford, NC
I watched this show lastnight for thr first time. It made me cry, and it made me want to hold, and tell my husband how much I love him. Must of all it made me want to share this show with my good friend who is going through some marriage trouble,and could watch this show to know things can change. What a great show, and Idea for people last in love.
Keep up the good work.
Shannen Allen, TX
I came bouncing in to the Camp at a 9. I realized how hard I would have to work to get any higher, but was ready and willing to dig and feel and cry and laugh and hug my way to a healthier happier me. I was able to identify a major issue that has been really affecting me that I was oblivious to, and did some major work, but I'm going back. The staff was very generous with their personal time and GENUINE gut level honest support. If instead, it was where to find a million dollars, I could be more enthusiastic about sharing this secret. Don't walk, run. Your future awaits!
Sandy - Los Angeles, CA
The marriage seminar gave me self confidence, release from guilt and to trust again. I realized I am a worthy person and worthy of a healthy, whole relationship.
Walt - Dallas
The Marriage seminar helped me to deal with issues I was aware. It also helped me discover and resolve issues I didn?t know were holding me back from experiencing all that God had for me and my marriage. - Member of: Calvary Christian Center