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Traditional Marriage Therapy has about a 35% rate of success in restoring and healing marriages. Marriage Intensives, on the other hand, succeed with 85% of couples who complete the experience. While traditional counseling takes months, a Marriage Intensive over two to three days can clear obstacles and develop relational skills with immediate results.


A Marriage Intensive, as the name implies, pairs a trained pastoral counselor or relationship coach with one couple for two or three full days of exploration, education, and skills development. As a couple learns new tools for communication, intimacy building, and conflict resolution those skills are put into immediate use to build the lasting marriage both desire.


This Skills-based approach recognizes that there are basic emotional and relational needs common to all human beings. Relationships can be torn apart by past hurts and brokenness as well as by unmet emotional needs in the present. Using the best tools of psychological and behavioral research, our Marriage Intensive Instructor and Personal Marriage Coaches help clients identify past hurts, unmet emotional needs, and self-defeating behavioral patterns which may be hindering personal growth and relational health. The goal of Skills Based Counseling is to assist couples in discovering new ways of thinking and behaving that will help them develop a healthy and satisfying marriage.


About the instructors: 

Jimmy and Angie Cash have been married since 2004, and have a big, blended family of seven children, and six grandchildren. Jimmy spent twenty-six years in public service, and retired from law enforcement at the rank of Captain. Angie spent twenty years as a nurse, and was once awarded National Nurse of the Year by the US Dept. of VA. Both successful in their careers, over the years they lost their ability to communicate and became miserable roommates. After a five week separation period, “friends” gave the two a less than one percent chance in surviving. A pastor friend referred the couple to Live the Life, and soon both learned things about themselves and each other that “they did not know, that they did not know.” They learned and practiced communication skills that helped them resolve conflict in a healthy way, implement a plan on how to earn back and restore trust, and increase emotional and physical intimacy. Hope Weekend accelerated their growth as a couple, and they made exponential gains in their intimacy, trust and restoration during the process of the Hope Weekend retreat. Jimmy and Angie allowed God to not only heal but renew their marriage. Transforming their marriage, God also turned what was once their pain, into their passion and their purpose. Both left their promising careers and joined Live the Life. Angie is the Hope Weekend coordinator, and Jimmy is the Deputy Director of the Tallahassee office, and primary instructor for Hope Weekend.

November 8-10 2024 Hope Weekend

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