By Daniel Jurek, M.Min., M.A.
It’s only January 4, 2019 and I’ve received 3 phone calls requesting an appointment to see me for couples counseling. The wording is different for each one, but the theme is similar: “We agreed that we were going to make it through the holidays and then either fix our marriage or tell the kids we’re getting a divorce”.
It is for this reason that January is “divorce month”, as spouses have had enough. They are discouraged. They have tried everything to change the relationship, connect with their spouse, but to no avail. One or both spouses will say: “I’m done, I’ve had enough.” It’s then, they either call me or a divorce lawyer.
Also, this month is the busiest time of the year for online dating/match sites. Apparently finding a new partner is many people’s New Year’s resolution.
Before you and your spouse call it quits, let me tell you as a trained, skilled and competent marriage therapist: THERE IS HOPE! Massive change however, requires massive action.
You and your spouse will need to change the culture and the environment of your relationship with each other. Let me share with you at least three MASSIVE change choices that you have available to you right now.
1) I am leading a Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples Retreat here in Lafayette on February 8 & 9, 2019. The verdict is in! Our Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples Retreats are a positive, powerful, marriage transforming experience. Couples who fly or drive in to Lafayette from all over stay in a Hotel for two or three night and are able to make this a marriage transforming experience without distractions or stresses of daily life. Click here to register.
2) For the last 8 years I’ve developed and implemented a 2-day Private Intensive for couples with great success to help transform their marriage. Couples fly or drive in to my office in Lafayette and spend two days with me as we intentionally drill down into the place where connection, healthy communication and intimacy can heal and transform a relationship. Click here to find out more about my 2-day Intensive and make the commitment to renew your marriage.
3) If you are in the Lafayette area, I am also leading a Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples 5 night Lenten Retreat on 5 consecutive Tuesday Nights from 6:30 – 8:30 pm beginning March 12. This is loosely based on the Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples Two Day Retreat. It gives couple another option to take massive action and renew their marriage. Click here to find out more.
Don’t quit! THERE IS HOPE FOR YOUR MARRIAGE TO GET BETTER! Take massive action NOW and resolve to save your marriage this year!
I look forward to hearing from you.