When I saw this as the subject over at Kelly's Korner in her Show Us Your Life series....Marriage Advice...I thought it was about time...
We met and married in under 8 months and I can't say we knew much about marriage. We've been through some really tough times. Things we could control and much we could not.
Multiple moves (14 houses, 7 states)
Miscarriages (4 babies lost in 3 pregnancies)
Health Disaster (and healing!!!)
Children stress (heart break version)
So I just wanted to share one huge thing with everyone. If you get to the end of your rope....you think you cannot go on....there is no hope left...even if you are dealing with some big issues (we were not, thank goodness)... and all you care about is telling your kids and everyone else you did everything you could?
Then go to Retrouaville - A Lifeline For Marriages.
A program to help couples heal and renew their marriage.
Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
Are you frustrated, angry or hurt with your spouse?
Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Does talking only make it worse?
..............Retrouvaille provides the marriage help!
Retrouaville is an INTERNATIONAL organization dedicated to saving marriages. 3 couples who have "BTDT - been there done that" lead the weekend....Friday evening to Sunday morning...and what you will learn and share will just leave you speechless. In our group, folks were there who had already filed, were suffering from adultery or addiction, atheists/agnostics and one couple had already divorced!! From what we could tell, all but one couple reconciled with exuberance and the one that did not..walked out holding hands as friends.
You've likely heard of the Marriage Encounter weekends...those are for good marriages to get a refresher course.
Retrouvaille is for the hurting marriage, the marriage hanging by a string.....even if you are already divorced, or already filed or SO OVER IT you can't imagine even saving it BUT you DO want to know you tried everything.
I can promise you this - if Retrouvaille does not only restore your marriage but bring you back to the reasons you married in the first place, it WILL bring you peace about moving forward. You WILL be able to confidently say you tried everything.
We owe our 24 year+ marriage to the lessons and discoveries we made around year 15 or so....when friends kept our boys and we trudged off with bad attitudes to the "we did everything we could" marriage seminar.
The "us" that came back to retrieve our boys left our friends amazed. They hadn't seen anything like it. Nor had we.
Since that experience, we regularly go to marriage seminars in general...just to keep fresh on meeting each other's needs and not taking each other for granted. It is great to have time just for US.
You owe this to yourselves or to the friends/family you know who NEED this information.
Best of all? It is free to those who have no means for donation. You won't be sorry. Trust me.
Click the link above or below and see when the next available weekend is in your area.
Good luck and God Bless!