Marriage Rescue Retreat
Reviews & Testimonials

Testimonials by Marriage Rescue Retreat Participants

Learn more about whether or not an intensive marriage rescue retreat by Marriage Rescue Retreats is right for you and your spouse.

Hope you and your family are doing well! I wanted to reach out to share God’s goodness that is taking place in my marriage.

We are traveling in September, 2023 to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We are going to renew our vows @ the resort on the beach. God is faithful to His word and Jesus is teaching us both to love, forgive, and trust Him for all things.

The Lord worked through you to open our hearts to allow Jesus to begin to heal them. Thank you for sharing what God has taught you and pointing us to His word.

Psalm 147:3, 11

We were guilty of “letting things go” and not effectively communicating for years. Dennis created an environment where we could speak openly and honestly to address our fears, shortcomings and anger in a safe space. The mutual hurts that we caused were exposed and we are in a place of healing now.

He gave us the tools to better communicate going forward so this will not happen again in our marriage. Our faith is important to us, and the ministry that Dennis leads reinforces and honors those beliefs, and also underscores the “love and respect” dynamic that all marriages will benefit from.

Lisa G. – Indiana

Words cannot express (can you believe that!?) how so very grateful we are for God’s provision during our time with you last week.

As I reflected on the first day while you met alone with Bill, I was humbled as I thanked the Lord for what my spirit was already sensing… God had given hope to what seemed hopeless. Your love for both of us and our marriage came straight from the heart of God, and helped to bring an end to the crazy cycle we were aimlessly caught in. I have a picture of two roads… we were lost on a serious detour, and the Lord snatched a hold of us and plugged us into His GPS, putting us back on course. While I am continually battling the temptation to doubt, I am grateful for the tools to stay on that course.

I wish for you to know the deep gratitude I have. What a privilege to be the benefactor of using your gifts, as you honor and glory Him, helping to save and restore the sacred union of marriage. We welcome and would greatly appreciate your prayers for continued growth and success in our marriage.

With deep love and gratitude.

T.K. from North Carolina

We had a very good experience with Marriage Rescue Retreats. We discovered this ministry “accidentally” while searching for something else, but it turned out to be exactly what we needed. Nathan Murray helped to create a safe space for us to work through difficult discussions – with real-time coaching – that we had avoided for a long time. Each of us believes we will always look back on that three days in North Carolina as an important milestone in our marriage.

I was initially a little disappointed to learn that we would only be spending four hours/day with the counselor, but the assignments he gave us each day were meaningful, helpful, and filled out the rest of the day. If you’re coming to this session expecting to be with a counselor the entire time, you will be disappointed, but if you come ready to put in the effort – with the help of some coaching – to pursue a stronger godly relationship with your spouse, I believe you will find tremendous value in their approach. Coupled with the available 6 months of follow-up counseling, the cost for this retreat is quite reasonable.

Overall, I will continue to recommend this retreat to those looking for a time-out to focus on strengthening their marriage.

Scott B. – Michigan

My husband, of 11.5 years, and I just finished our 4 day Intensive with Nathan. Nathan is wonderful Godly counselor! I would recommend him to any couple that has had issues in their marriage. Not only did he give us the tools to communicate better and to let go of past hurts but really ignited a flame for us to get back to our beliefs and worship. Plus, we have 6 months of Phone counseling if we need him for any little hiccups we may have while getting comfortable with our new commitment and communication skills.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

Starr D. – South Carolina

I thought that Becky and I would never get over my affair even though it had been 8 years since she found out.

She was still as angry as she was in the beginning when I called you. Nothing I said or did seemed to make her trust me at all.

When we came to see you in Charlotte we both had very little hope of a future together.

When your taught us both how to heal from an affair, things started to turn around. We really grabbed on to the tools for recovery you taught us. We had a wonderful time. And have renewed hope for our future.

Thank you for everything.

E.W. from Maine

We came from England to get help from Marriage Rescue Retreats. It was worth every mile. Thank you so much! When we came to see you we had very little hope. You taught us how to heal from the affair. We both have renewed hope for our future

Jenny K. from U.K.

My husband and I were so helped by our time at Marriage Rescue! We were missing each other as a couple, and our counselor Nathan helped us sort through our feelings and conflicts so well.
The format of multiple days of counseling was amazing, but not overwhelming or exhausting, since it was four hours of counseling a day, with lots of time to rest and be together in between. The material was tailored for us and our needs; everything Nathan presented was relevant to what we were going through. I have been recommending Marriage Rescue to my friends, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to find help and healing as a couple. Our rescue mission was a success and yours can be too!

Bridgette Y. – South Carolina

Our Intensive Marriage Retreat saved our dead marriage. We had been to several counselors and were only getting worse. Our counselor was great so easy to talk with. I felt so comfortable three seconds after we met her.

I was so nervous to go because we had already spent so much money on counselors. Our Intensive Marriage Counseling Retreat was worth every penny because it gave us back to each other. We are so in love and plan on staying that way. It is nice to know that Wendy is only a phone call away in case we run into a problem. It was an awesome experience.

D.F. from Oregon

When Karen and I came to see you we had been living separately for over a year and a half. Both of us had divorce on our minds as the next step. Then I read about Intensive Marriage Counseling Retreats and for some reason we decided to give it one last chance before we filed.

Our experience there was life changing for both of us. The break-throughs we made were unbelievable. Feelings surfaced that we hadn’t felt for each other in years. We each had so many hurts that we caused each other–I thought it would take years to work through them.

Our counselor was so loving and very direct with both of us. I thought that since she was a woman, she would take Karen’s side. But she told us, “there are no bad guys only wounds that need to be healed.” We remain very happily married to this day.

S.P. from Texas

We sincerely appreciate the time you spent with us. You have a gift my friend and we were honored to receive it. Your counseling should be mandatory! We thought the love was gone forever but you showed us how to love and trust again!

Jan D. from New Hampshire

I can’t begin to tell you what a difference our time with you has meant for our marriage.

For years I put my parents above my wife. I never protected her or made her feel number one. My mother ran things and I let it happen.

You gave me the courage to stand up for us.

M.G. from Wisconsin

I had felt no love for my wife for at least 6 years. In fact, it was beyond not loving her, I couldn’t stand being in the same room with her. All we ever did was fight. We didn’t care if the kids were standing right there, we would just sling the worst at each other. I knew the damage we were doing to our kids, so I came to an Intensive Marriage Counseling Retreat for the sake of the kids. I never expected Prissy and I to find each other again. We resolved our conflicts, and forgave each other, and unburied the love we once felt towards each other. I can’t thank you enough.

T.D. from Washington State

God used this Intensive to open our eyes and equip us more than 2 years of hourly counseling had. May God bless Marriage Rescue for the gift they are giving back to marriages all over the world.

Sarah W. from South Carolina