Weekend Getaway Testimonials

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Weekend Getaway Testimonials 2017-02-03T11:17:14+00:00

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“We were stuck and did not know how to get out of the spot we were in and I feel we have the tools to start making big steps forward and opened the door for many meaningful conversations. Thank you so much for pouring into my life and our marriage”
wife 7 yrs, Jasper 2015
“Thanks so much! I truly believe this weekend is the start of our new life! God bless.”
husband 10 yrs, Jasper 2015
“I truly loved this weekend. It really brought my wife and I closer and it started the road to our oneness.”
husband 13 yrs, Jasper 2015
“You give us all permission to:

  • feel again and to know we’re not alone
  • laugh about our differences
  • celebrate what we’re good at in life together
  • have hope in the things that seem out of reach”
wife 10 yrs, Jasper 2015
“A profound effect. It brought us back from ‘surviving’ to loving each other again and my anger has left me! And I see that my husband seems to have joy again.”
wife 12 yrs, Jasper 2015
“This was our second year coming to this. The first was like a spark that ignited a fire in our marriage and wreaked havoc. But we committed to work through it, came here this year and am proud to say the regrowth is beautiful!!”
husband 17 yrs, Jasper 2015
“Wish we would have come even earlier in our marriage. Helped us realize that we are working towards a common goal of being one in Christ – thank you! Encouraging for us as we go through our struggles, knowing that others have gone through the same ones and have come out the other other side stronger in their relationships, closer to God and to each other. ”
wife 20 yrs, Jasper 2015
“Haven’t laughed so hard in ages.”
husband 1 yr, Jasper 2015
“We talked! We made eye contact. We were able to talk about things that were taboo in the past.”
wife 13 yrs, Jasper 2015
“We needed this conference. It broke the ice.”
husband 35 yrs, Jasper 2015
“Loved the fact we were in a room filled with 100’s of married couples wanting to strengthen their commitment to each other, but never had to interact with them if we didn’t want to. In many ways it was as though we were here alone and could intimately focus on just each other.”
wife 18 yrs, Jasper 2015
“Such a profound effect; how can I describe it here? We have so many new tools and wisdom to help us heal our relationship.”
husband 1 yr, Jasper 2015
“These sessions really confirmed to me how well my wife and I are doing, but also made me realize some glaring items that need transforming. Improvement that I am now excited to undertake and complete.”
husband 9 yrs, Jasper 2015
“It was so practical!! And fun and really did move us closer together. Well done you guys.”
husband 1 yr, Whistler 2014
“It re-sparked my love for my spouse. Fell in love all over again.”
wife 4 yrs, Whistler 2014
“We came 4 years ago. Great improvement! It was always good but it’s much better now.”
wife 10 yrs, Whistler 2014
“This weekend I learned so much about what my wife needs emotionally that was never addressed before. Something just clicked for us this weekend.”
husband 1 yr, Whistler 2014
We absolutely loved the content and presentations of the entire get away. Best investment of the time and money we have ever made in our marriage. THANK YOU!
husband 36 yrs, Whistler 2014
We were talking about divorce weeks before coming. This weekend has given us tools to take steps toward healing.
wife 8 yrs, Whistler 2014
“Transparency helped me to realize we are not alone.”
husband 30 yrs, Montebello 2014
We are finally able to connect on a deeper level and start understanding each other in way we didn’t know exist.
wife 3 yrs, Montebello 2014
It has helped us reconnect. Being married for 15 years after 4 kids and several moves has put some strain on our couple. Stopping to reconnect fully this weekend was a true gift!
wife 15 yrs, Montebello 2014
“I see that my wife is happier.”
husband 6 yrs, Blue Mountain 2014
It brought us closer together and got us to talk and listen with respect to our relationship and our newly started spiritual journey. I have not been this happy in months.
wife 6 yrs, Blue Mountain 2014
This weekend honestly saved our marriage. We were on the warpath to devastation and while we still have issues and probably always will, we can talk more openly about it. I love my husband with everything I have and all I can say is thank you FamilyLife for every thing you’ve done for us.
wife 2 yrs, Jasper 2014
“Helped us to talk to each other and understand how differences can be a good thing and how to make them work for us.”
wife 12 yrs, Jasper 2014
This event uncovered hidden issues within our marriage. No deal breakers, but rather things to work on to take us from a good marriage to a great one. Challenge Accepted!!
husband 16 yrs, Banff 2014
Helped us to see past the bleakness we have felt for so long. 
wife 15 yrs, Banff 2014
“Helped us set aside time, openly communicate and gave us some great tools. We had discussions openly that we may have found awkward in other settings.”
husband 10 yrs, Banff 2014
I didn’t know what to expect having never attended anything like this. I have been blown away by the wisdom, authenticity and truth that has been presented. Thank you for not talking from stereotypes or making us feel guilty if we aren’t the …Christian stereotypical wife/husband. Thank you for your honesty.”
wife 6 yrs, Banff 2014
My husband and I promised each other when we married that we would do some marriage building courses every 3 years and have succeeded thus far. This has been the most amazing conference we have ever attended, we have received the best tools, had the best conversations and taken even more steps closer to each other. 
wife 14 yrs, Banff 2014
“It created a safe space for us to intentionally explore who we are separately and together in ways and with structure that our daily lives simply do not allow or provide.”
husband 10 yrs, Banff 2014
“I am a counselor and this is the greatest marriage conference I have ever attended.”
wife 33 yrs, Banff 2014
This conference saved our marriage.  We are not just staying in it for our daughter, we are staying in it because we want to!!  And we are excited about it.  Wish we had these tools before marriage..”
wife 7 yrs, Banff 2014
In the last few years we isolated ourselves under one roof. Build-up of non-conversations hurt, walls being built etc. Although we started coming back together before this conference, it has helped us tremendously to find our way back to oneness. 
wife 23 yrs, Halifax 2014
I feel that this weekend has transformed my marriage. My spouse and I wanted so badly to communicate and work on our marriage but we didn’t have the language or conversation starters to do so. The sessions on oneness helped us to start tackling these issues. We now feel closer and more connected. .”
wife 5 yrs, Halifax 2014
“For the last 3 months we have been on a roller-coaster of heartache and healing, recovering from an infidelity. A couple of days ago I was at my lowest point emotionally, but this weekend turned everything around. We have been getting professional counselling as well as attending other healing ministries, but this weekend is the most helpful thing we’ve done so far. We saw good at work. Some significant break throughs are happening.”
husband 9 yrs, Halifax 2014
It was absolutely amazing. I was very close to “throwing in the towel”. We were at our breaking point! This has turned us around!!! I feel like we are on the way to recovery. We are on the road to a long and happy marriage!
wife 10 yrs, Halifax 2014
“This weekend took two people who were in a rut after 25 years of marriage and helped put a name to what the problems are…I feel like trying to mend our fences instead of moving on. I feel a great hope for our marriage that I didn’t have a few days ago.”
husband 25 yrs, Niagara on the Lake 2014
It opened our eyes to just how vulnerable and at risk our marriage was and how badly we both want to protect it. I truly believe you gave us the tools to do that.  .”
wife 7 yrs, Saskatoon 2014
This weekend will enable our children to have parents that are in a marriage not a battlefield.
wife 14 yrs, Saskatoon 2014
“I came with few expectations, thinking if the event was poor at least my wife and I were in a nice town for the weekend. I was blown away by the event content, structure, and effect it has had on both of us.”
husband 28 yrs, Niagara on the Lake 2014
“Strengthened our commitment and gave insight into why we are where we are. Helpful suggestions on how to make changes for the better. “
husband 33 yrs, Saskatoon 2014
It has been amazing being here and learning from these amazing speakers, me and my wife both feel empowered and ready to face life together as one..”
husband 4 yrs, Victoria 2014
As we are not yet married, it gave us tools ahead of time that will help us work on issues that we will be faced with when married. I am so grateful for this weekend because it gave us insight on married life and how to deal with situations that will come. 
wife to be, Victoria 2014
“Overall, a wonderful and illuminating experience. I was skeptical going in about how “one weekend could transform my marriage”, but we really received a lot of wisdom and encouragement that are seeds to real positive change in our marriage. “
husband 1 yr, Victoria 2014
Very effective- a life changer – I know we will hold and carry with us forever..”
wife 4 yrs, Victoria 2014
I came here thinking our problems were somehow “unique” to us, and that we were far too complicated to be helped through a conference. I was humbled the first session when I realized everything that was being addressed did pertain to us. I walked away from day 1 feeling like there was hope for us! That if our issues were that “common” there must be solutions that will work.
wife 12 yrs, Kelowna 2014
“An awakening- hope and motivation that we can achieve a happy, healthy Godly marriage.”
husband 13 yrs, Whistler 2013
Reestablished our marriage inside out. I think it’s easy to try outward motion, but it has changed inside of our marriage which will automatically produce outward motion.
husband 6 yrs, Whistler 2013
Very effective- a life changer – I know we will hold and carry with us forever..”
wife 4 yrs, Victoria 2014
“This weekend brought a level of honesty and openness in our relationship. Our relationship was doing well prior and is even better now. Thank you. “
husband 12 yrs, Jasper 2013
Every married couple for few years or many, many years should attend. You learn so much about your spouse..”
husband 26 yrs, Whistler 2013
More aware of each other’s needs. In 22 years of married life, I have never known what my husband longs for in our relationship. Neither did I know how my needs can be met. I thought this is it- I live with what I have. Now I know and have the tools and confidence to live with who I LOVE. Thank you thank you. My hope and trust in marriage and my relationship is restored. Praise God!!
wife 22 yrs, Jasper 2013