There is no doubt – marriage isn’t always easy. Even the best of marriages can run into problems. Without the problem being rectified, it can grow and take over the union, making the marriage more like a burden than the special bond between two people as it should be. All marriages can at some times benefit from a retreat or counseling, but for many couples, the church-based foundation and teachings of many marriage therapies is uncomfortable. This causes them to avoid the situation all together, even when the basis of it could be beneficial to them as a couple. Fortunately, there is another option – non religious marriage retreats can help the couple work out their differences and improve their marriage without bringing religion into the picture. This is possible because the focus on the basic components needed to make a marriage successful, with or without religion.
A strong marriage is based on commitment. Without a strong and secure commitment between two people, their marriage can derail quickly. When one partner threatens to give up or leave at the first sign of trouble, that breaks down the foundation of the marriage. Every couple needs to feel connected and know that under no circumstances will their partner give up on their union. With this established many couples feel more safe and secure in their relationship than they’ve ever felt before.
Another important lesson that is learned in a judgment-free marriage retreat is that all conflict isn’t bad. It’s not something to be avoided at all costs, as other retreats have suggested. If couples first and foremost understand that they are both 100% committed to each other and will always be together, conflict doesn’t have to be scary. Instead it can be a way to grow the relationship and make it stronger. Couples must focus of listening to and understanding their partner always.
Unfortunately, many couples won’t consider a marriage retreat because they aren’t comfortable with the religious aspect of it. Finding a judgment-free, non-religious based retreat can help to improve and heal many marriages that otherwise may have failed without receiving the help they need.