I went into the Marriage Boot Camp not realizing how much shame I was carrying. I am in a marriage that, by the worlds standards, should be over. In the worlds eyes I should have left my husband many years ago. However, I have felt the Lord telling me time and time again that I am to remain with my husband as long as he is in the process of recovery and wants to be free of the chains that bind him. I am not in a physically abusive relationship, but my husband has issues that stem from his childhood. He is working on those issues, but it is taking alot of time and patience.
Sometimes I feel ashamed that I have remained by his side. I feel that the world looks at me as the biggest codependent woman in history. However, the Boot Camp helped me to realize that I am okay! I am right where God wants me! There may come a time when I have to walk away, but for now I am in the right place and I have no reason to feel ashamed of that.
I came away with a new sense of self-worth! I found that I am a "forgiving, free and joyful woman". I am forgiving because that is how God made me and I choose to forgive. I am free because I have forgiven and I have broken free of the chains of unforgiveness. And, I am joyful because I am free to be the woman God created me to be.
Sometimes i guess we just disconnect in life. That is what happened to my husband and I. It felt worse than what it was as i begin to realize in MBC that i loved my husband so much.
It helped us to re-connect, learn some communication tools and realize what we had in our lives. It was hard work but so very worth it. Highly recommend it no matter what your situation might be.
Bobby - Vancouver
This Boot Camp completely opened my heart!
As I learned more about myself, hurts and dreams in the Life Enrichment Bootcamp, it freed me to be more genuine with other people. I'm able to share more love.
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!
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
Sherry - Houston
The Marriage Retreat allowed me to forgive and rid myself of the bitterness, anger and resentment that I had harbored for the last 12 years.
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!
Marlene - Atlanta, GA
The BootCamp taught me that forgiveness comes from the heart ad that forgiveness is for me. I was stuck in hurt of the past - I am no longer stuck!
Patti - Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Retreat gave me more self acceptance. I learned to trust God, others and myself.
Bill - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp opened my heart and eyes to forgive and to love myself so I can make choices to love back.
Cassandra - Vancouver
I will have a higher self esteem and more confidence about myself. I will now be able to be around my family and be able to speak up without feeling like my spirit is being broken. I now feel happy and whole.
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.
Huey - Atlanta
It freed me of a lot of guilt I was carring in my heart for a long time. I know that God has freed me. I now have joy in my heart.
Ashley, Roanoke, TX
I am a recent graduate of the Marriage and Life Enrichment Boot Camp. I know how corny it sounds to say this experience changed my life, but it truly did. I was very skeptical going in due to other self improvement strategies I have used in the past but this allowed me to grow and let go of the past. I am happy to say this seminar benefited all 3 of the important relationships I have in life- my relationship with my husband has been renewed; my relationship with God is much deeper and I am learning to appreicate things about myself. I can\'t imagine someone giving 100% to the training and not walking out a changed person. If you have any areas of your life you want to improve, this seminar will give you the tools (how to\'s) to move forward.
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.
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!!!
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.
Engaged, good marriage or desperate (like we were)this will be the best investment you can make! You will leave happier and more together than ever. Do NOT hesitate!!
Luis - Atlanta, GA
This Life Enrichment Boot Camp enabled me to focus my energy into positive energy instead of negative energy. It helped me wash away all anger and open my mind to love.
Gary _ Allen, TX
We want to thank you for the great experience we had at the Marriage Retreat. We are using the tools to get through our issues. Instead of getting mad and frustrated with each other we are taking the time to understand each other and ending our disagreements with a hug instead of walking away.
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
Sam, Mckinney, TX
I just have to say that this was the absolute best thing I have ever done in my life, for myself, my marriage, and my growing family. Jim, David, Dana, and all the Trainers were monumental in my releasing of a life full of pain, bitterness, and anger. I didn't think I would ever be free from all that baggage, but I was able to let go and let God back in my life and start to build relationships that were once severed. PLEASE join this program for you and your family's sake!!
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.
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.
Brandon - Dallas, TX
This marriage seminar opened up my eyes to all the hurt and resentment I had been carrying. It showed me how to let go, to love myself. It also made my husband and I realize how much we truly love each other.
Michelle - Winnipeg
The Boot Camp marriage seminar changed my life for the better. I forgave the past and I love myself.
Jeff - Houston, TX
The Marriage Retreat Boot Camp helped me and myself again. I became lost in the big game of life and it helped me re-focus who I was happy being.
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
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.
Vanessa - Brooklyn, NY
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp is like nothing I have ever experienced. This is an event that every person on the planet should take advantage of. I have been through years of therapy and have never gained such remarkable insight and changed in such a short period of time. This has been a life changing event for me and I am cannot get over how free it has left me feeling, thank God for Jim, David, Dana and Emmett and all the trainers.
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.
Mike - Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Retreat Boot Camp brought me back to the time in my life before the troubles and ills of the world were dumped on my shoulders. I learned to dump the baggage and learn to live without the hurt and pain.
Devin - Vancouver
I learned to love myself and to be confident in myself. I can focus on me and make sure I don't let what other people say affect me or destroy my confidence. I will finally open myself up to other friendships and my marriage.
Hi! my name is Sue I was there Feb,2007 I was very angry at my husband for betrayal verbal abuse and physical abuse, I was speaking in frontofeople saying fbomb word,little did I know that by forgiveness I was going to become a transformed being not only in forgiving him but all the other people in my life I have found my original faith back I am free of a lot of baggage what a difference a year makes, I would love to join you as a trainer, but I am a distance. Thank You with my heart,spirit,and soul. Everyone should have this experience.
Crystal - Atlanta, GA
This camp met and exceded my hopes and dreams of being the 'right thing for us'. I was worried that it was going to be a waste of time and money.. it turned out to be THE BEST thing we have ever done! Our marriage was hanging by a thread before this, but now my husband and I feel closer than when we first got married. We both have become emotionaly stronger, happier, better individuals. We were able to overcome hurt that we've been carring around with us for years. THANK YOU!
Brian, Atlanta, GA
This was the second most important thing I have ever done in my life.
I have spent a large part of my adult life trying to heal the pain that has at times has been paralyzing and has not allowed to me to emotionally mature in some areas. I have tried counseling and psychiatry. I did 2 things this weekend that have changed my life. I verified that the boundaries I set with my mother and the forgiveness I gave her prior to the boot camp have released the chains in that area of my life. I also forgave myself. I have written volumes of journals that are actually my conversations with God as well as prayer and studying scripture. Those are all necessary but the boot camp gave me the tools that brought it all together for me.
I have periods in my life where my heart was wide open and my relationship with Christ was tight. I had surrendered my will to His and those were the only periods I experience TRUE peace and joy. However, even during those periods I was unable to totally forgive myself. The Holy Spirit was using me to do the Lord's work. I slowly allowed a wedge to be driven in that relationship and couldn?t find the way back. The boot camp reminded me that I am at my strongest when I am at my weakest.
Vicki - Plano
The marriage seminar taught me about forgiveness, love and trust. I was touched deeper than I thought was possible.
Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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.
Ryan & Christy - Trenton, NJ
We came in to the Marriage Seminar so broken, hope seemed like a luxury for others. But we weren't alone anymore. The other couples enrolled were like us, broken and in pain. Forgiveness and releasing the emotional baggage has changed the way we love ourselves, and love each other. As individuals we are stronger, worthy, and at peace with our own individuality. As we arrived home, it was as clear to our families as the smiles on our face. Hope is now ours.
Teresa - Gainesville - TX
I watched your show the other night and loved it. I came here to get more information. My daughter and her husband really need something like this. They will be watching this week.
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.
Cassandra - Houston, TX
I will have a higher self esteem and confidence about myself. I will be able to go around my family and be able to speak up without feeling like my spirit is being broken. I feel happy and whole since the marriage help at the Boot Camp.
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.
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!
Karen - Lake Charles, LA
The marriage conference helped me release all the things I've been fighting & resisting to change - anger, unforgiveness, fear. I learned to replaced anger and unforgiveness with forgiveness, fear with confidence, courage and worthiness. I'm no longer just in survival mode, I am ready to live the rest of my life.
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.
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.
Dan &Jerilyn Greenville, TX
We came to the Marriage Boot Camp to save our marriage and ended up saving ourselves. We were both Christians but had a dark marriage with pain on both sides. Cliff, Jeannie and their staff of facilitators lead us through a journey that week that healed us as individuals so we could give to each other. We carried baggage for over 20 yrs, not knowing how to get rid of it. The landmines in our marriage are gone. I am a forgiven man of all sins without shame and daily peace for the rest of my life. We now have a marriage we always dreamed of having. We have the tools now to go forward into the future. We love our future together.