Hope Weekend

For highly stressed couples contemplating divorce, or couples seeking a deeper connection.

Did you know that traditional marriage counseling has about a 35% rate of success in restoring and healing marriages? Marriage intensives, on the other hand, succeed with more than 80% of couples who complete the experience. While traditional counseling takes months, Hope Weekend, a marriage intensive lasting two to three days can clear obstacles and develop relational skills with immediate results.

Hope Weekend provides tools to help couples deepen their bond and recapture those “in-love” feelings.

The vision for our Hope Weekend Marriage Retreat is simple: We want marriages to be healed and restored so more children will grow up in happier, healthier homes. 


DATE: varies

The average cost of a divorce is over $30,000. Our marriage retreat, comparatively, is only $1,500 per couple (does not include food or lodging) and we have an 84% success rate with couples (including those who have already started divorce proceedings).

One-on-one Intensive fee varies based on need.

Contact Kristi for upcoming weekend retreat dates or one-on-one intensives fees.


Hope Weekends are marriage intensives that combine Christian principles with the latest research to provide specific, practical, attainable skills to help couples:

  • Reconnect and develop/restore trust
  • Promote a greater sense of “Us” and oneness
  • Experience deeper levels of intimacy, knowledge, and understanding of one another
  • Learn the essential relationship skills required to develop, maintain, and sustain a deeply bonded and connected relationship
  • Strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Learn how to develop emotional regulation
  • Remove some of the accumulated relational pain


In addition to Hope Weekend, we also offer a one-on-one marriage intensive. The intensive, 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.

Contact kristi@kristilivethelife.org for more information.