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.
Tom - Dallas
The marriage seminar helped me better understand my faults and how to eliminate habits that are not healthy to me and my family. I am an open, compassionate and forgiving man.
Jessica - Plano, TX
Marriage Bootcamp helped me save my marriage. I left bootcamp being the confident, determined, free woman I've always wanted to be. Thank You!
Joe - Los Angeles, CA
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp set me free from heavy burdens. Showed me what God entrusted in me, and to love myself.
Kathy- Dallas, TX
Words cannot describe the affect that the Marriage Seminar Boot Camp will have on you...It's an experience. No one lectures you. No one tells you what you do wrong. Instead you are led through drills and games that teach. You come out with a renewed spirit and life takes on new meaning. Many times I hear people say at the end of Marriage Retreat that they do not want to leave, they do not want seminar to end. They have made new friends and they have learned to love themselves and forgive others. This feeling CAN last forever. Come back each month and be a trainer. The experience is uplifting and exhilerating. There is no "high" like the one you feel on Saturday night. I am renewed each time I train and I look forward to Boot Camp each month. This is something I feel called by God to do and I have a closer relationship with Him because of my affiliation with the Marriage Boot Camp. I attended Marriage Boot Camp to find a way to develop a better relationship with my spouse, instead I found a renewed relationship with our Holy Father and Saviour. I am happier now than I have ever been in my life and I have learned to forgive and leave the hurt behind. -Trainer, Life Enrichment Boot Camp
Tiffany - Dallas
I had already filed for divorce and I was not on speaking terms with my husband. Then he started talking about this "Marriage Boot Camp." All I could say was that this is some kind of scam. The first few nights I kept saying that his marriage seminar wasn't going to help anything. But on the third night things really started hitting home. I realized a lot of things. The marriage retreat Boot Camp has been one outstanding, wonderful life changing experiences.
Going in was wary of a bunch of Kumbayah, hand-holding BS and by the end was very glad of my investment of time and energy for the positive personal results that might have come in weeks, months or never in my life!
Mary - Atlanta, GA
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp gave me an entirely new look at life, love, and God. Thank you so much!
Christopher Dallas, TX
The Life Enrichment Conference Camp made me aware of who was in control of my life and who should be in control of my life.
I'm here to say that this workshop is essential! No matter where you are in your relationship...the good the bad; it doesn't matter. YOU will be helped. The Boot Camp helps all lifestyles as well. Go!
MARCELLA, Brooklyn, NewYork
The marriage bootcamp was not my idea. It was my boyfriend's and although I initially objected, I decided it would be a birthday gift for him. Well, it turned out to be a gift that the both of us would cherish for the rest of our lives. I went in not realizing I was bound by my past and present,unforgiving, not understanding of others, not accepting people for who they were or what they thought. I came out a forgiving, accepting and understanding woman. I came out FREE. I thank God for the things I've endured and the ability to share with others. I thank God for enabling the trainers to do this work. I am grateful for the relationships I've gained through bootcamp. And last, but not least, I thank God for Mark(my boo)for having the desire to do this and the will to give it 100%. I found my heart in Texas.
Stacy - Vancouver
This was a truely amazing experience. I learned how to forgive myself and others, I left my baggage behind. I feel healed and full of love. I would recommend this marriage boot camp seminar to anyone who wants to grow as a person.
Denise, McKinney TX
I know walking in to the bootcamp I felt so heavy like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I had trouble sleeping, thinking, even enjoying my family! Now I literally feel as though I left all those insecurities, negative self talk, hatred, bitterness, anger in that room. I gave it 100% and feel my life today is a reflection of that! I'm truly blessed for the friends (that are now family) that I shared that weekend with we all hold each other accountable!
Cindy - Dallas, TX
I have nothing but praise for the marriage bootcamp. Several people commented on Sunday that they could tell in my face that I have a glow about me. I feel now I have rid the old baggage and can move on with my life and be happier. Thanks so much I am greatful for the opportunity I had to attend the marriage retreat. For the first time in my life I completed something to the end by finishing the marriage seminar, now I feel I can do whatever I set out to do.
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!
Vicki - Birmingham, AL
Going to thE Marriage Seminar Boot Camp was the most awesome experience that I have ever had in my life. The freedom that I feel can be seen by friends and I glow inside and out for the first time in my life. I want to thank each and every friend, trainer and sponsor at this camp. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I encourage anyone and everyone to attend this Marriage Retreat. It will change your life forever.
Garry - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp opened me up to my own personal hurts and problems and gave me strength to move forward in my relationships with my wife, family, friends and especially with God.
Doug - Dallas, TX
Marriage on the rocks? Are you still in love with your spouse? My Wife and I walked in the door with divorce papers. With the Marriage Boot Camp as our last chance to make it work. Our relationship and the love we have for each other is stronger than ever (we made it.) We now understand each other and learned a lot about ourselves. Get out the relationship tool box because you will come home with a lifetime of tools.
Bambi - Hampshire, VT
I attended the Marriage Boot Camp this month (May 2006)and although I gave my sponsor a hard time about "signing me up", I'm so blessed and grateful that I went. Although this is not a "fix-all", it is definitely a tremendous step in the right direction. I came out of the experience with a brand new perspective of who I am and what I have to offer. Thank you so much to the trainers (especially Jennifer and Debbie-yes I forgive you!! HA HA)and volunteers that give of their time to help others. What an awesome God we have!
Roger - Dallas
I came into the Marriage Seminar Boot Camp with no hope that my marriage would improve. I left knowing my wife loves me and with hope for the future.
Members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Patti Jo, Colleyville, TX
I came into the bootcamp just 2 weeks after my husband blindsided me with wanting a divorce after over 12 years of marriage. I just knew that this bootcamp will show him that I was a perfect mate and all our problems came from his imperfections. Boy was I wrong! I learned that a deep dark secret that I hid from myself and refused to recognize actually contributed in a negative way to my marriage and made it toxic. While we focused on ourselves, we learned about each other and how messed up we both were when we got together. While we are continuing with the divorce, we are much closer and open with each other since we first met over 13 years ago. This is a must for every marriage whether you
e about to get married, your marriage needs tweaking or your going through your divorce. I wish we had gone through this when we first got engaged it would've have allowed us to relate to each other in a healthy non destructive way. Thank you to David, Jim, Elizabeth, Dana and all the trainers!
mike and crystal
Our marriage was at the breaking point... we decided to try to "hold on" until we could attend the boot camp. There was infidelity in the marriage and I thought we were going to deal with that...but I learned that we had a LOT more to deal with! At the boot camp my wifeandIfell in love with each other again... we learned how to deal with problems together and how to effectively communicate. Our marriage is stronger than ever!!!! What Jim and David and the whole crew do in those few days is nothing short of miraculous!!
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!
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.
Tim - Houston, TX
The marriage seminar gave me freedom from worrying about what others think of me.
Sarah - Atlanta
The marriage seminar gave me a safe place to work through my issues. I now have hope for a new worthy and valuable life.
Israel - Dallas, TX
WOW! What can I say but thank God for The Marriage Seminar Bootcamp. My experience has changed my life from the inside out. I had issues with faithfulness in relationships (God and women). Due to the camp, I was able to confront my problem and get rid of all my baggage that was holding me back from having a faithful relationship with God and the woman of my life. I was able to forgive. I am free and now God has full control. I now have a blessed future with God and my family.
Mary-Anne - Winnipeg
The Marriage Boot Camp Retreat enriched my life in all areas.
Thomas Cocoa Fl
Many of us try to face the issues in our life with an open mind and heart, the problem is that we were never given the proper "tools" to understand why we feel and react the way we do. We are good peple with good intentions, why then, do we have all these issues? Poor choices we've made, troubled pasts with parents, siblings and kids, the list is endless and the burden is great. Finally, I've got a grip on the issues in my past and I'm so blessed by the bootcamp. It's for everyone! If you have an open heart and mind it will be life changing ! It was for me...God Bless you all and I'm so thankful that I lived this experience.
Vanessa, Austin, TX
My husband and I were on our LAST LEG when we attended the boot camp. I was very skeptical that a four day \"seminar\" would do anything for us. Boy, was I wrong! First of all, it was not a seminar. It was nothing like any thing I could have imagined.
I won\'t give away any details...don\'t want to spoil it for anyone. I will just say that my husband and I are again HAPPILY married. The boot camp changed the course of my marriage and most importantly changed my outlook on life in general! Good luck to you all!!
Kris, Frisco, TX
I cannot begin to express what a life-changing experience the Marriage Boot Camp and Life Enrichment Camp was for my husband and me. My husband, James and I both have experienced a lot of trauma in our lives and this experience has not only given us tools that we can use in our marriage but it has helped us heal as individuals. I learned so much about forgiveness during these four days as well as learning to understand that I have a God-given purpose in life. These four days have served our marriage far better than any kind of marriage counseling because we were forced to face issues that can oftentimes be easy to side-step in a one or two-hour counseling session. Not only did James and I work at understanding one another better but we were able to learn from other couples. The friendships we made during these four days will be life-long because we all shared and grew together. My husband said, "It's the best thing that I have ever done for myself" and I feel the exact same way. Everyone that helped us during the four days was so insightful and had such heart. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people that truly wanted you to grow and for your marriage to thrive. I was in awe as I watched the healing that went on in those rooms. What an amazing experience. Thank you!!!
Chris, Houston, TX
Without a doubt, Bootcamp changed my life. When my father left our family for his "new" family, he left me, my brothers, and our mom with a lot of anger and hatred for him. I can't tell you how many ways that affected my life. My job, my marriage, my friendships, & my faith were all suffering. The Bootcamp made me realize how imporant it is to leave those things behind me and live as a man with a plan for my life. I'll never be the same! Thank you!
Olga - Milam, Texas
At the Marriage Boot Camp I was able to forgave the person that I thought I would never be able to forgive. Because I did not know how to do it step by step. And...It feels great!, I feel free, full of love and serenity. I was used to live with worry and some resentment towards this person because of his actions. I can't belive how different I see him now. I feel compassion, even love and understanding. I see all people around me with acceptance and some love. And guess what?, It feels great!!!
The most important I learned in the camp was to LOVE MYSELF. The Boot Camp is the best gift I've ever received from a friend.
Jennifer - Los Angeles, CA
By attending the Marriage Boot Camp, I learned that I am a gracious, worthy, lovable, free woman who will love my children, spouse and others in a compassionate, accepting, loving manner.
Martha - Houston, TX
Fears are gone. I have a feeling of well-being, like a body/mind/soul adjustment or alignment, and most of all renewed my purpose in life.
Bradi Fort Worth, Texas
People have said your marriage is 'restored', but I don't feel restored because that just means to return (someone or something) to a former condition, place, or position and we are so far from being the couple we were before. Jeremy and I are 'renewed' which means to become new again or start over. It's actually bizarre to think that 4 days of dyads, tomb stones, I choose not to give you medicine statements, and backpack life jackets holding onto handfuls of tissue could heal two deeply broken people and build a new relationship from the ashes of our pasts and hurt, but that's exactly what happened. IT truly is a miracle. The 4 days I spent with you all have been the best four days of my entire relationship and I'd do it again in a heart beat to feel the way I feel today about myself, my relationship and my life. I'm so thankful we got this opportunity to change our lives and the best part is that we get to take what we've learned and share it with others and continue to build our marriage from here.
Amy, New Jersey
I received so much more than ever expected from the Boot Camp and Life Enrichment Program! I went in doubting I would be leaving together with my husband. I not only left very happily with a renewed love and respect for my partner, but the Life Enrichment opened my eyes to challenges in my life that were holding me back, and I did not even realize. A great bonus - I left with close friends and bonds that can never be broken. I recommend if you are on the fence - go for it - its one of the most amazing life experiences I have had! I need this rejuvenation yearly!
Barbara - Atlanta
The marriage seminar delivered me from bitterness about 9/11.
Marla - Houston, TX
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp Seminar was life changing. I would want this for all of my friends and loved ones. I can now go forward in my life in a positive way.
Stacey & Marcus McKenzie
This program will change your life for the better!! Any bitterness, resentment, hurt, anger, lonliness, communication issues, abandonment, abuse that is embedded in your life this camp will escape you from it. You will feel enlightened and back to loving life instead of just living life!! Bootcamp was amazing! I was able to find my best friend and the love of my life that was lost in our hectic life!
Patti - Vancouver, BC
I just wanted to say that my husband Randy and I had an amazing experience at the marriage boot camp. I will admit we were a bit skeptical at first but it turned out to truly be a wonderful time!!! We learned so much about ourselves and each other - it literally saved our marriage!!! We want to thank all those involved in running the boot camp and tell them how grateful we are that there are people out there who genuinely care about other people and their relationships!! You guys rock!!!
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.
Ray - Los Angeles
The Boot Camp seminar affirmed good things in my life and helped me discover and deal with some negatives that have impacted my life. My life is now more balanced and in correct perspective with myself, God and others.
Autumn - Dallas
The work shop helped me let go of my baggage and to forgive people that hurt me. The seminar also help me to realize that I had more value than I thought.
Tina, Princeton, Texas
After 10 months of marriage I separated from my husband in December 2008. I then, realized that I was miserable without him also so after 2 months apart we decided to give it another chance. This time was going to be different. We were going to do it right. We would treat each other right, trust and be trust worthy, leave the past in the past and start again. Then, while he was at work on the day we had planned for him to come back home I got a message that the woman he ?wasn?t? having an affair with was pregnant. I was devastated. I gave up, my life wasn?t worth living anymore, I couldn?t get out of bed, I shut all my friends and family out and the only thing keeping suicide from being an option was my children. I came to the realization that no matter how many times we decided to work it out or do it right we couldn?t do it. I was a failure.
I sat down at my computer to start researching divorce recovery information because I knew I would need it as this was my second marriage I came across the Marriage Boot Camp website. I thought I would take the love test just to see what it said about me. I knew there was no way that I could afford the boot camp, that it was probably too far to travel and several months away so looking at that was not a consideration. After I took the test I was really impressed with the answers so I thought I would just search around the site to see if there was anything else I might find useful and I just happen to accidentally click on the boot camp information and it said the next seminar was in 5 days and was only 20 minutes away. I didn?t get excited because I knew I couldn?t afford it as I just lost my job then I saw the little note on the side about the sponsors, but sent an email for information just in case. I couldn?t stop thinking about it? what if there was a way to really save my marriage? I had to know so I called full of skepticism and in the middle of a full on anxiety attack and the voice on the other end of the phone was so warm and everything he said was positive. They would help us. As soon as I hung up I felt like a weight had been lifted off me. This was the answer to all my prayers. I immediately called my husband who wasn?t speaking to me at the time and told him God had put the answer right in front of me. I?m sure he thought I had lost my mind. Maybe I had? but it was my only hope.
I have had so many things in my life that have caused me pain. From the moment I was born and abandoned, then adopted in to a family where physical, emotional and sexual abuse were the experiences of my childhood. I had a failed marriage which I carried so much guilt for breaking up my kids from their father. A now my last shot of love and happiness was slipping out of my hands. I believe in karma and I was so resentful at God because I?ve spent my whole life trying to treat people right, help others, etc. Unselfish acts of kindness were my purpose so what was wrong with me or what had I done to deserve all the abuse, hurt and pain that I had suffered. Obviously I wasn?t the problem, but if I could get my husband there I had hope that he would realize what he was doing to me and take responsibility for his actions and then I would finally be relieved of the suffering he had caused me.
We learned so much and the first and most important was that I was broken too. One miracle for us was that we actually listened to each other. This was a FIRST for us!!! On the way home I found myself making amends to him for not making him feel important in my life and for speaking negatively about him to my friends and family. It never crossed my mind how those actions made him feel, even though, he had told me at least 50 times before. This was a HUGE step for us.
I can say that I feel much calmer as a result of this changed attitude. Before the boot camp, I was irritated and agitated with our situation ALL THE TIME!! Now, I can finally relax because we have been given the tools we need to let go of our baggage, forgive, trust and as a result of that my relationship with God has become much stronger. I realize, though, that we have a lot of work ahead of us before things are totally healed and changes are permanent.
The BEST part was that you provided follow-up steps, an accountability partner, and help if we need it. I was concerned about whether we would be able to stay on the right path.. If we fail, it is only because we fail to follow through on the things we promised to do. To say this has been a life changing event is an understatement. Thank you so much for blessing our life.
Kelley - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Retreat Boot Camp taught me that I can make my own decisions for my life. Nobody has control of my life, but me and my God.
Crissy - Los Angeles, CA
It just isn't possible for me to explain the difference the Marriage Retreat made in my life and subsequently my family's. But it must be pretty big because now my husband who was not even a little interested has decided he wants to go to camp as well after seeing the change I went through. There is no turning back;Praise God!
Sandy, Athens, Tx
This Marriage Boot Camp not only changed my life for forever....it SAVED my life. My marriage was O-V-E-R and both my husband and I were at the lowest place two people could possibly be. We had been together 27 years and were as far apart as we could be. THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL MINISTRY YOU WILL EVER ENCOUNTER. If you feel lost, angry, hurt, overwhelmed, depressed, bitter, resentful or even just sad then you need this seminar. It is unlike any seminar will you have ever attended! RUN to the nearest one and experience FREEDOM like never before!
Cheryl - Dallas
This Marriage Seminar Boot Camp helped me realize there was hope for my marriage. I have gained the ability to feel and give forgiveness. I am more open to love and I can trust more because the Lord is working for me, and through me because I now can love myself. -
Member of Grace Presbyterian Church
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!