We believe that:
Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, all things are possible when it comes to restoring, redirecting, and refreshing your marriage (Mt. 10:26: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”)
Couples need much more than “spiritual band-aids” or quick-fix relational tools. Thus, we seek to offer our clients a balanced blend of practical relational tools and Biblically-based spiritual truths to guide their process.
Although there is great value in listening to our clients’ stories and offering empathetic responses, we also believe that coaching sessions should include specific recommendations for new approaches, attitudes, and techniques. Thus, we seek to offer a “next steps” game plan at the end of each coaching and workshop session.
Identifying the core sources of your anger and pain is the most direct pathway to “smoking out” the true issues in troubled relationships. In other words, we see anger as a warning light on the dashboard of life. When it (anger) lights up, we need to “check under the hood” and trace its source to the core, inner issues.
Once a source of anger is accurately identified and understood, Spirit-directed prayer is the first step toward freedom (Luke 4:18: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free…”).
Once a couple has achieved an initial breakthrough in their relational health, we believe that their progress will continue in a powerful way if they are committed to a strategic prayer life together—out loud, in the same room, holding hands. (Our research indicates that, without targeted help, less than 10% of couples ever achieve this place of prayer on a consistent basis. That needs to change).
A couple who discovers and maintains a vibrant prayer life together has a 99% chance of staying married in a God-honoring way. (“In 40 years of working with hundreds of couples, we have never known of a couple who got divorced while walking together in a vibrant prayer life,” says Bob).