Anyone who’s married knows communication takes work — and, in 30 years of marriage counseling, we have yet to meet a couple that communicates perfectly. Yet even for couples who’ve given up on talking to each other and who are on the brink of divorce, there is hope — through private, intensive, Christian couples counseling. We’ve been working with those whose marriages are in turmoil for decades and, through our retreats in North Carolina, have had an amazing Marriage Rescue Associates 90 percent success rate of helping them reach lasting resolution. Whatever crisis you and your spouse are facing, our counselors are here to provide real communication help. For couples dealing with everything from infidelity to blended families, the intensive support we offer helps you work to the root of issues and find solutions that lead to the kind of lasting healing you wouldn’t have thought possible. We do this through compassionate, solution-oriented counseling in a private setting where each person gets their thoughts heard and acknowledged
Better communication through solution-oriented counseling
We believe in a type of marriage therapy called solution-oriented counseling. What this basically means is that instead of focusing only on the problems in your marriage, we also help you work toward solutions. By talking with you and your spouse to find root issues instead of just surface arguments, we help you figure out how to turn things around. Our retreats are held 25 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and we work with couples from all around the country and beyond. Since most people don’t have intensive marriage retreats in their area, traveling to our location is a great option for getting away from your normal routine and experiencing a concentrated, uninterrupted amount of time together. You and your spouse will be the only couple on the retreat — we don’t work with groups — so you can have a private, nurturing setting in which to get communication help for couples.
New communication skills to change your relationship
In communication counseling for couples, we work to help you practice both conflict resolution and conflict prevention. We address the two main roles involved in communicating: speaker and listener. Each spouse needs to understand how to properly do both in order to keep the other from feeling defensive and to ensure the other is heard. Too many couples waste years having the same arguments, always trying to win and never taking turns being the speaker and the listener. In our retreats, we help you overcome old habits and replace them with effective talking and listening. Then, communication can be a joy and a way of building your relationship for years to come.
Our background and experience
We are John and Wendy Godfrey – specialists in helping marriages that have reached their breaking points. We both hold master’s degrees in clinical counseling and are pastoral counselors. Wendy is also a specialist in marriage crisis counseling and has advanced training in solution-oriented counseling. Through a long history of working with couples to resolve conflicts and find healing, we have gained a great deal of experience in marriage restoration. We care deeply about the pain you and your spouse are experiencing and sincerely desire to give you a way to heal. Through non-judgmental, personal, compassionate counseling in an intense three- to five-day retreat setting, we are here to help you.