What an amazing four days - my life has been forever changed!!! I've got my real smile back, I'm worthy, and best of all, I'm FREE!!!!!
Special thanks to all the directors and trainers that gave their love & support throughout the boot camp. :)
Scott Dallas, TX
The Marriage Enrichment Boot Camp seminar helped me to re-energize my life.
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!
Wendy - Ottawa, Canada
I can honestly say that it was a life changing experience at the Marriage Seminar. My husband and I went in Oct 2005. He had gone through another seminar that was similar and thought he was not going to get anything out of it - WELL HE GOT ALOT OUT OF IT. We both are glad we INVESTED the time and effort to go. In the class you will have alot of fun - make friends, get a new outlook on life - it was interesting and fabulous.
My coach was outstanding! I think this should be MANDATORY before marriage and about the 10 year mark - It brightened my world. THANK YOU Jim and Dave and all the staff - your making the world a better place!
Jeff - Atlanta
The Marriage Seminar helped me release my anger towards my father and my upbringing; to open up and see how great my life is and how valuable I am. The marriage workshop taught me to slow down and smell the roses!
Bill - Sacramento, CA
The Marriage Boot Camp gave me the tools and the opportunity to save my marriage. I feel the life lessons I learned here will enrich my relationships in all areas of my life for the rest of my life.
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
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!
Stephanie - Miami - FL
This reality show really peaked my interest. I'm about to get married and the show made me think of some things I need to resolve before going forward. I would like to give a special thanks to the couples that shared their lives. I would have never done that.
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.
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.
Daniel - Harrisburg, PA
I got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime at the marriage seminar. I learned how to deal with situations differently, and how to open up instead of shutting down. I must say it feels good to be free.
Carolyn - Vancouver
The marriage seminar experience confirmed my beliefs and gave me more confidence and hope.
Amanda - Winnipeg, MB
I can honestly say this is the first time I have truly been HAPPY! I'm really glad that I went to the Marriage Retreat.
Boot camp was to heal my husband's hard heart. I thought I was already working hard in counseling, and for-sure knew what my issues were as I have read and studied and journaled much of my life. The layers of onion that were pealed back left me staring at a non-person, an "it" taking up space - person. There is no way boot camp could have made the healing that took place for both of us happen without God making it all come together. Too much was dealt with, too many issues were resolved. It's not for someone who wants nothing much out of relationships. It's for those of us who want to live, not just exist and are willing to go through the pain to do it. I pushed my husband to boot camp. As we were in the middle of boot camp, he's the one who made me stick it out. …came so close to just dumping the whole thing as it hurt like hell. But in the end I remember saying to one of the girls in our group.. I think this is what Heaven feels like… people knowing you, the really screwed up you, and being loved to the core as is… it healed me. I'm not at all the same. Guess that's why God calls it being "Born Again". A brand new start. Thank you guys for another chance at life.
Amy - Ottawa
The marriage seminar helped me to find out what was affecting the way I was. The adventure helped me to let go of my past hurts and become a new secure and whole person in Christ. I felt the love of Christ and the firmness to help me change.
Debbie - Winnipeg
I'm very happy and honored to have been part of the Life Enrichment Boot Camp. It has opened my eyes and heart to choose to be to free of my hurt and pain.
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.
Chrissy - Atlanta
Made me a complete person. Enable me to love myself, so I can truly love others.
Debbie - Vancouver
The Marriage Seminar opened me up and helped me see and feel things I haven't felt in a while.
Wynette - Atlanta
At the Life Enrichment Boot Camp I found a love inside that I have never known. I love myself now and I will be able to give love in a more Christian way.
Tina - Dallas
The Boot Camp broke down a wall of ?toughness? and pride that had hindered my ability to submit to those in any kind of authority. Also, I learned more about what my husband truly needs from me & how to actually change in order to give it. Member of: Calvary Christian Center
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!
Alyssa - Houston
The Boot Camp gave me a renewal of my stagnant marriage!
Absolutely an amazing experience at the boot camp! My wife and I feel so in touch and in love with one another again, it's like we are still dating after 14 years of marriage. We found a new respect for one another and a way to work out our problems through conflict management. More so how to forgive for myself so that I won't have the extra baggage. I want to thank the whole staff at the camp for this amazing experience! Last but certainly not least our Marriage Boot Camp Friends! 4 long days and our group was awesome! Much love goes out to you all!
Lori - Houston
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp gave me the tools to release my past hurts and become the woman that God created me to be. I also discovered my purpose in life at Boot Camp and now have a passion for life that I have never had before. I now want to share this program with everone!
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.
Lily - Houston
A great life experience. The Marriage Boot Camp helped me face my pain and teach me forgiveness. If your lost or confused, this is for you. Do it for yourself.
Kimberly - Dallas
This marriage seminar experience gave me the opportunity to enhance my relationship with God by releasing my fear of loving myself.
Andrea - Atlanta
I was skeptical when I was first told about the Marriage Seminar. I never imagined how much hurt and anger that I inside me until I started working through the marriage and relationship games. Being able to release hurt, forgive others and let go of all of it was wonderful. I feel like a complete new person.
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.
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.
Elaine - Los Angeles
The Marriage Boot Camp helped to refocus me in a healthy direction.
Patricia, Calgary, AB
The Marriage Bootcamp exceeded all expectation! I am thankful for the wonderful outcomes. I grew as an individual and re-newed a loving relationship with my husband. It is hard work but worthwhile in every way! Highly recommend for all couples, don't wait until you are in crisis, take advantage and learn the tools now!
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.
Joan - Winnipeg
This marriage retreat gave me the courage to face my future and heal my past.
L.C. - Dallas
Twenty-two years of baggage was dropped off and destroyed. A new, confident, deserving, whole man came forth respecting & protecting my wife. Our marriage will be greater than ever. To God be the Glory!
Members of Christ Resurrection Church
Marianne - Winnipeg
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.
Carolyn - Dallas, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp confirmed my beliefs and gave me more confidence and hope.
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.
John - Winnipeg
The marriage seminar helped me release old hurts and to forgive those who hurt me. It helped me open up my heart towards others.
Judy - Houston, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp was the greatest gift I have ever given myself! I was set free of unforgiveness within myself and I have my joy back that was stolen from me as a child! I am so excited about life and I can now move forward to be all that God has called me to be as a woman of God! I would recommend this to everyone!
Caryl- Dallas, TX
The marriage seminar set me free of the shame I carried; allowed me to forgive where forgiveness was not present; empowered me to lovingly minister to others.
Jeff & Kami - McKinney, Texas
The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp saved my marriage! It brought my wife and I back to square one so that we could grow old together. - Kami Glover - When my husband and I came in, we thought our relationship was over. I?m please to say that my husband and I have learned valuable tools to bring us back together. We have also learned how to like each other again. This was the best experience we have ever had. We learned that we could love God and ourselves again. Members of:
High Pointe Church of Christ - McKinney
Stacy - Houston
The Marriage Retreat Boot camp was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everyone should experience it!
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.
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
I just wanted to write you and thank you and everyone at the show for helping us. Especially Dr. Phil for sending us to the Marriage Boot Camp! It was obvious with 11 marriages that I had to work on something but Dr. Phil said something that hit me really hard. We both had unresolved issues from our past that would have killed our relationship. I will never as long as I live forget the moment when I forgave God and myself. Since I was a very little girl I have always missed "My Husband". That is how I explained it to people my whole life. That day with Jim and Elizabeth the churning stopped, the loneliness stopped, and I could hear God's answers more clearly.
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.
Jean, Bedford, TX
I can't believe it made me cry. I didn't expect a reality program to hit home like this one.