I was referred to the boot camp by a friend in 2004. I was sleeping in his spare room and in bad shape. I was hurting after getting out of a relationship and spiraling down into serious drug and alcohol abuse. My life was miserable, painful and meaningless. I had no expectations from the boot camp and only went so my friend wouldn\'t throw me out of his home. The only thing I cared about was my next high. After stalling for two months I decided to get clean enough to attend. What happened at the boot camp was a miracle! I realized that my broken heart and drug abuse were the symptoms, not the causes of my problems. I was pushed to look deep inside. When I did, I realized how much my past spiritual damage was holding me back. I was raised in very strict religious home that was very legalistic. I thought I left that behind when I moved out at 17. In reality, I was still carrying all the guilt, shame and rejection around from my childhood. The boot camp helped me process and get rid of that. I was able to open up to God and receive his healing and love in all areas of my life. I would have never believed my life could be as good as it is now. My life has changed direction and the boot camp was the intersection where I made that right turn.
Carla - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Boot Camp was the best thing I ever did for myself. I released 22 years of anger and hate. I learned to forgive for ME. I was able to renew my relationship with God and get on the right path to fulfill my purpose. I highly recommend Marriage Seminar for everyone. Anyone who has doubts - you will NOT be disappointed! In one word - AWESOME!!!
Cristy Harrisburg, PA
At the Life Enrichment Bootcamp I learned that I am a strong and beautiful person that is deserving. It took alot of hard work at the conference to get there.
Barbara - Dallas, TX
It is said that some things happen that will create memories, others events will change your life forever. Sadly some of those impact us in ways that we never dreamed would grab us and hang on for the ride of our lives...
When we remember them, they tear at the very depth of who we are and make us question everything we say we believe in. It is exactly those "leaches" that life enrichment boot camp helps us get rid of. The "baggage" that we drag into our friendships, family and relationships. For me it was time to give them a home of their own. The graveyard.
I am forever impacted in a positive manner because of LEBC. It gave me the tools to recognize and remove what was hindering me from having a fulfilling life. I would recommend it to any one of the people I call my friend and even those I call my enemy because they just might be a friend who is so covered with leaches I can't even recognize them.
Jacqueline - Houston, TX
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp is wonderful. I was glad to go for the 4 days. It made me realize a lot about myself and how I needed to take direction of my life. I have also started to go back to church, which is something that I let slip away.
David - Winnipeg
I saw Dr. Phil's teaching style in this marriage seminar. The Marriage Boot Camp was more of a work shop than counseling. It was a great place for finding friends and meeting other singles. I have been to christian counseling and church counseling, but nothing had the impact like this. This was the most amazing marriage retreat of my life. I would recommend this marriage conference to anyone looking for self improvement, growth or more friends.
Peggy - Atlanta
The marriage seminar conference took all of my past hurts, all the way from childhood, and i was able to forgive them and release years of burdens. I actually stood up straighter!
Nancy - Houston
The Marriage Boot Camp helped me find the love & healing power of God. God used this program to help heal me of the past.
Teresa - Vancouver
At the marriage seminar I overcame low self esteem, to become a confident, strong, worthwhile woman.
Diana, Frisco, Tx
I attended the bootcamp in Jan. 2013 and my life was extremely impacted. I sincerely thought I had dealt with most of my funk, but was I in for a huge surprise! From day one, I was taken on a journey I did not expect. The best way to describe it would be that I felt I was being peeled like an onion, one layer at a time. The healing and transformation I received priceless.
I am extremely grateful for the Boot Camp team that leads with excellence, care and a great sense of humor! Lord bless you.
Mark - Winnipeg
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp helped me get out of the rut I've been in for several years. Released built-up hurts and shame. I was able to forgive others and myself. Restored my relationship with my Lord and Savior.
Amy - Atlanta
The Marriage Boot Camp showed me the way to a new life. It got me in touch with the person I thought didn?t exist anymore. It is definitely a life changing experience! It helped me to true happiness!
Suzanne - Dallas
The Marriage seminar opened me up for change. It provided me with tools to continue to forgive others, to strengthen my relationship with God, myself and others.
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
Margie, Moore, Oklahoma
This was the most incredible, life changing event I've ever experienced. I truly believe this Boot Camp should be a requirement for every marriage. This experience leaves you feeling not only enriched, but empowered.
The Boot Camp is not easy in any sense of the word and is named appropriately! Just remember, anything in life that is of great value takes WORK.
The outcome of this Boot Camp is a wonderful life altering experience that leaves you feeling a hundred pounds lighter with a true, sincere smile in your heart and the knowledge and tools to continue this feeling for life.
The bonds formed with my new friends is something I will always treasure. Thank God, he led me to this empowering group. Thank you David, Jim, and Everyone!
Jimmy,Blue Ridge, Texas
I went into boot camp as a sceptic as I'm sure most people do.
After Graduating bootcamp I feel peace where there was none.
I've found purpose in life and all of my relationships are stronger.
I believe in this program 100% I recommend every one of you do this.
This program Will change the world..
Carolyn - Dallas, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp confirmed my beliefs and gave me more confidence and hope.
David, Rogers AR
The marriage boot camp was miraculous. It transormed my life, saved my marriage and will forever change who I am as a person. I am more equipped to resolve conflict, show love, receive love and make a greater difference in my life and the lives of those around me. The relationships formed during the camp will forever enrich my life with such great support and love - these are my closest friends and I love them and treasure dearly.
Diana Mt. Laurel NJ
The journey was amazing. I have a beautiful new perspective on life. Not only will I reap the benefits of this experience but also will my kids, family and everybody I encounter through life. I am so very grateful to the bootcamp! Definitely a life changer!
Life Enrichment Boot Camp really was really a turning point in my life. I was able to unload a lot of emotional and spiritual baggage by forgiving people that had very important roles in my life from my childhood and teen years as well as other authority figures from the last 10 yrs or so. The techniques we learned, the drills we participated in, and the atmosphere at Life Enrichment Boot Camp enabled me to release bitterness and baggage I had been carrying around for the past 20 yrs. This Boot Camp was a divine appointment for me and anyone who is sincerely trying to implement the strategies you are given there will be able to grow and experience inner healing--it was more effective than I had anticipated and I am so thankful for the experience and the memories as well as my new friends I made there and my cradle song--totally awesome!!!
Marilyn - Los Angeles
I have let go of the anger, resentment and guilt. I had a black hole in my heart. I have a new acceptance of God. I have let go of my anger and the walls have come tumbling down.
Angela - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp helped me renew my relationship with God and gave me peace again.
Stephanie - Dallas
The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp allowed me to get rid of the damaging baggage that I?ve been carrying for years. This baggage was destroying my life, my marriage, my love for people and God. Now, I am able and ready to be the person I?ve always wanted to be ? saving myself and my marriage and my family.
Member of: Christ Resurrection Church
Lynette - Dallas, TX
"I am an acceptable, determined and free woman" and my existence has been enriched by this Marriage Retreat and the relaionships I gained from it. True and honest transformation took place in me as I came face to face with my fears, perceived inadequacies and failures and uncovered my true value and worth according to the work God began in me and that same work he will be faithful to complete. I love me.
Sandi - Houston, TX
My husband and I came into our marriage with 2 previous marriages each, 2 kids (mine), and LOTS of baggage. Through the course of 22 years, we pushed our relationship to the back burner to take care of others needs. We didn't even know each other. This marriage boot camp was amazing. We have a peace in our marriage that has never been there. We are able to be friends again. I am a very happy woman. We came in rating our marriage a 4-5 and I would rate it a 9 now. God bless all the trainers and staff. You are all awesome!
Marie Los Angeles, CA
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp allowed me to work through problems that I felt so hopeless about in my life. This seminar gave me a place to work on past hurts and learn how to forgive my father who hurt me.
Donna - Winnipeg
The marriage conference for me made me realize that I needed to take care of me. Taking care of me will help me to become the whole person God intended me to become.
Pauline - Dallas
I learned that I am my own worst enemy and how many rocks I had put into my love jar. I learned that I don't have to take responsibility for everyone and that it is okay to take care of myself and then I can share myself with others.
Marcus &Chamanthi, Mesquite, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp was the hardest thing we had ever been through. God broke through our barriers, defended our marriage with love, truth and compassion uniting our hearts and spirits.
Sam - Winnipeg
At the Marriage Boot Camp I learned how to cope with anger and most of all I know what the real meaning of fogiveness is. I also learned how to love from my heart.
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.
Anita -Pittsburg, PA
My husband and I have just concluded a true "life-changing" experience at the marriage seminar boot camp. We had reached the point after nearly two years of marriage, that things were so bad that we should either find help or split. Quite frankly I was in favor of the latter, thinking that I had tried hard enough already. We committed to all the activities, to the people in our small groups and to the whole larger group. David Bishop and Jim Carroll worked as hard if not harder than we did! Our trainers were right there to keep us straight when needed. We worked and came out happy and better equipped to solve "life's little problems". We feel renewed, and communicate in a loving way. Each day is better.
Jeannine Plano, TX
Life Enrichment Graduate 3/28/09. My life is forever changed. It set me free, I am finally \"Moving ON\" as life has been patiently waiting for me. The power of \"Forgiveness\" has no limit. My faith has never been stronger. The blessings that have been bestowed on me daily continue to take my breath away and leave me speechless. I have been blessed with the opportunity to continue to enrich my life and fulfill my purpose by returning to Boot Camp as a Trainer. \" I am a Loveable, Complete, Genuine Woman that is Worthy & Free\". Amen
My husband and I went through the Marriage Boot Camp and it is exactly what you see on TV. It is hard to explain how all the drills work on making you a better person. The camp showed us we want a long lasting loving relationship. Don't walk! Run to the camp. You will not regret it.
Linda - Vancouver
I was able to let go of the hurt and pain. I learned that I am a loveable person with a lot to give. The best part is I got the sparkle back in my eyes!
Mayte - Vancouver
It was like waking up from a coma. I found my purpose in life, became aware of all the wonders I have been missing and washed out all the anger and hate in my life. I had never experienced or witnessed so much unconditional love. The Marriage Seminar was the best gift anyone gave me.
Todd and Susan
I did not get a chance to say thank you for your kindness and help with Susan and myself. I wanted to let you know I wrote a testimony about our experience. Maybe it could be useful to you in the future. I posted it in Facebook today. Thanks again for everything. We will stay in touch. Here is what I wrote.
This past Wednesday through Saturday Susan I attended Marriage Boot Camp/Life enrichment in Plano, TX. What an absolutely amazing and enlightening experience. We would highly recommend this life-changing event to any couple or individual. We learned
the tools necessary to strengthen our marriage and build daily on our foundation of love so we can achieve our dreams and overcome any conflict or obstacle that may come our way. We both also were able to rediscover and redefine our purpose in life as it relates to our marriage, our children, friendships, workplace, and our relationship with God. As for myself I know in my heart the things I learned personally about myself are impacting me on an extraordinary level. I truly know my purpose in life is to provide my wife with the marriage and life she truly desires, be the loving and caring father my children and Cody deserve, and to touch positively every one of my players and friends lives. Finally, we both are so grateful for the long lasting friendships that arose from the boot camp. We can't wait for the next time we can all be together again.
Susan my love and respect for you is indescribable. I can't wait to see what God's plan is for us. I LOVE YOU!
I watched your show for the first time last night and was moved to tears. For any man struggling in his marriage, turn off Monday Night Football and watch Marriage Bootcamp!
Johnny - Dallas
This has been a wonderful time in my life. I was able to get the hurt out of my life. God is truly great and so loving. He had this marriage help planned for my wife and I.
Brent and Colette, Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Boot Camp with the Life Enrichment changed our lives and our marriage. We walked in on the verge of divorce, and we left in the best place we have ever been in our marriage. We evolved into wholesome individuals who approach our marriage with a better understanding of each other, better communication tools, healed hearts, and God in our lives. This experience will continue to positively impact our lives, our family, and our marriage. We are grateful for this opportunity, the trainers, and the friendships formed. We will continue to share our experience with others, and give back to the Marriage Boot Camp. Thank you!
Tish - Houston
Not until I completed the boot camp, did I have the self confidence and since of self worth to really allow myself to feel there are people in my life who truely love me. During the boot camp, God answered some of my most heartfelt prayers and I truly saw miracles occur right before me.
Christian - Ottawa
The Marriage Retreat BootCamp was an amazing experience. I learned what really matters in life and I want to thank he Directors and Trainers for making all that possible.
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!
Johnny - New Orleans, LA
While I wasn't looking forward to the marriage enrichment weekend, what happended during those 4 days transformed me into a brand new person.
For the first time in my life, I have faced the pain of anger and bitterness and self-hate head-on. During the bootcamp, the walls that separated me from my wife, my children, my friends, and my God came crashing down around me.
Having devoted my life to helping others find purpose for their lives, I can honestly say I have finally found it for mine.
Saphire - Dallas
As of Oct. 1 2002, I told my husband we were getting a divorce & I would file for it in six months. This January I went to this Marriage Retreat Boot Camp and in four days I was able to look my husband in the eyes & tell him I didn't want a divorce and how much I loved him.
Members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Nancy, Houston, Texas
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!
The bootcamp was amazing for my wife and I. We have been communication has been better than ever. I'm so excited about our new start. I have a wonderful wife and feel more stable than ever with her. I am in this thing forever.
I am so thankful for what the bootcamp did for me. We may be moving to the Galveston area soon. I will be signing up for a trainer and giving back what i recieved.
Mike - Dallas, TX
The marriage seminar gave me courage, hope and helped me drop some of my baggage. I also forgave God for the sorrow and tragedy in my life.