Is your marriage facing a significant crisis? If you have come to the place where you believe you may be in danger of losing your marriage, the marriage intensive program may be able to help. The marriage intensive program is a highly focused and uniquely structured counseling opportunity that offers 16 hours of counseling in a one month time frame (one 4 hour session per week for four weeks) with a one hour pre-session and three one hour follow- up sessions for a total of 20 hours of counseling.

  • Four scientifically validated marital assessments that will help us to pinpoint the specific problem areas in your marriage.
  • All counseling will be conducted  by Mark Whelchel, the Director of Counseling Services at the Renewing Life Center, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over twelve years of counseling experience, licensed as an MFT supervisor, and over 25 years pastoral experience as an ordained pastor.
  • Some of the topics covered in counseling which are tailored to your specific problem areas include:
    • Attachment and repairing emotional disconnections
    • Communication and conflict resolution
    • Negative spirals and relational repairs
    • Forgiveness
    • Identifying and meeting specific needs of your partner
    • Personality profiles and differences
    • The specific traits of stable and fulfilling marriages
    • Sexual problems and issues
    • Future goals, dreams, and legacy


  • Counseling in the private and confidential setting of the Renewing Life Center or in an alternative setting of your choice (such as your private home or office)
  • The cost the marriage intensive is $2,000. (20 hours x 100.00) The price also includes the assessments, scoring, and all materials used
  • To schedule a marriage intensive or to get additional information call the offices of the Renewing LIfe Center at



Note: The marriage intensive program should not be used if any of the following are present:

1) Either spouse is currently participating in an extramarital affair. (Though this is an excellent option to recover from a past affair.)

2) Either spouse is addicted to any substances.

3) There has been physical violence between spouses in the last year.





What to expect

Marriage Intensives

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