The Marriage Seminar
solves marriage problems by using interactive games designed to help marriages. The marriage retreat is not affliated with Bridezillas, Dr Phil, Dr Drew or Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
This was the second most important thing I have ever done in my life.
I have spent a large part of my adult life trying to heal the pain that has at times has been paralyzing and has not allowed to me to emotionally mature in some areas. I have tried counseling and psychiatry. I did 2 things this weekend that have changed my life. I verified that the boundaries I set with my mother and the forgiveness I gave her prior to the boot camp have released the chains in that area of my life. I also forgave myself. I have written volumes of journals that are actually my conversations with God as well as prayer and studying scripture. Those are all necessary but the boot camp gave me the tools that brought it all together for me.
I have periods in my life where my heart was wide open and my relationship with Christ was tight. I had surrendered my will to His and those were the only periods I experience TRUE peace and joy. However, even during those periods I was unable to totally forgive myself. The Holy Spirit was using me to do the Lord's work. I slowly allowed a wedge to be driven in that relationship and couldn?t find the way back. The boot camp reminded me that I am at my strongest when I am at my weakest.
Reagan - Houston
This program completely changed my life! I was dead inside & these four days gave me life again. It helped put me on the path that I have been looking for, for a long time. I feel excited about what is ahead for my life.
John - Dallas
The marriage seminar helped me release old hurts and taught me how to forgive those who hurt me. It helped me open up my heart again towards others.
Absolutely an amazing experience at the boot camp! My wife and I feel so in touch and in love with one another again, it's like we are still dating after 14 years of marriage. We found a new respect for one another and a way to work out our problems through conflict management. More so how to forgive for myself so that I won't have the extra baggage. I want to thank the whole staff at the camp for this amazing experience! Last but certainly not least our Marriage Boot Camp Friends! 4 long days and our group was awesome! Much love goes out to you all!
Christopher Dallas, TX
The Life Enrichment Conference Camp made me aware of who was in control of my life and who should be in control of my life.
Carla - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Boot Camp was the best thing I ever did for myself. I released 22 years of anger and hate. I learned to forgive for ME. I was able to renew my relationship with God and get on the right path to fulfill my purpose. I highly recommend Marriage Seminar for everyone. Anyone who has doubts - you will NOT be disappointed! In one word - AWESOME!!!
Tangie - Harrisburg, PA
The Marriage Seminar is the greatest thing since sliced bread! I feel so rejuvenated and focused on my life's purpose. Thanks for this opportunity to feel confident again!
Laura - Houston
I was able to clarify my purpose in life. I came doubting that I could let go of past hurts. I am now free from the past and can use all my energy to live out my purpose.
Kelly, Austin, TX
WOW!! This Boot Camp was life changing and AMAZING! I got to meet so many wonderful people and not only be a part of their transformation, I got to watch myself transform as well...! I think that everyone, married or single should attend and grow to their full potential! It was Hard work, lots of emotions, and fun, and in the end, it was totally worth it! I faced several hurtles when I got back home, but now instead of being defeated by them, I can conquer them head on with the tools I learned in Boot Camp! The Trainers and Directors are OUTSTANDING!! I could not have asked for a better experience! Thank you all!!
Alicia, Pittsburgh, PA
When my husband and I attended the Marriage Bootcamp, I was set on getting a divorce. We had been together for almost 25 years and the love and desire was gone. I was extremely skeptical that a mere 4 days would turn around 25 years of built up resentment and anger. I am very happy to report that this program is AMAZING! Not only do I have the desire to make my marriage work but I feel love for my husband because I can now love myself. It is truly a fabulous feeling! If you don't do anything else for yourself...give yourself this blessing! It's a gift that keeps on giving!
My husband and I went through the Marriage Boot Camp and it is exactly what you see on TV. It is hard to explain how all the drills work on making you a better person. The camp showed us we want a long lasting loving relationship. Don't walk! Run to the camp. You will not regret it.
Connie - Atlanta
It taught me to forgive and to tear down the wall that I had built to insulate myself from pain. I realized while protecting myself from pain, I couldn't let in the love or share love.
Tish - Houston
Not until I completed the boot camp, did I have the self confidence and since of self worth to really allow myself to feel there are people in my life who truely love me. During the boot camp, God answered some of my most heartfelt prayers and I truly saw miracles occur right before me.
Jeff - Vancouver, BC
The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp should be required in the first year of a couples relationship. I spent my whole life destoring relationships, and not knowing why. This Bootcamp opened my eyes, allowed me to forgive those that had hurt me and gave me the tools to build a long loving relationship with my wife. Thanks David without you my lawyer would be a little richer.
Vanessa, Austin, TX
My husband and I were on our LAST LEG when we attended the boot camp. I was very skeptical that a four day \"seminar\" would do anything for us. Boy, was I wrong! First of all, it was not a seminar. It was nothing like any thing I could have imagined.
I won\'t give away any details...don\'t want to spoil it for anyone. I will just say that my husband and I are again HAPPILY married. The boot camp changed the course of my marriage and most importantly changed my outlook on life in general! Good luck to you all!!
Rita, Little Elm, Texas
I attended the bootcamp the last week in April (my birthday).
I went hoping to get help with regard to low self esteem and insecurity issues I had not been able to get breakthrough for.
After attending this bootcamp I have been liberated! Hallelujah! It was fun, exciting, demanding and painful . . . but the joy, the deliverance, the peace and the love that come as a result is worth all the effort put into it.
I recommend it for EVERYONE!
Bob - Los Angeles
The Marriage Boot Camp freed me from pain and anger.
Lisa Marie Dallas, TX
This Life Enrichment Work Shop helped me learn how to get past the hurt that has kept me from accepting and loving myself for so many years.
Crystal - Atlanta, GA
This camp met and exceded my hopes and dreams of being the 'right thing for us'. I was worried that it was going to be a waste of time and money.. it turned out to be THE BEST thing we have ever done! Our marriage was hanging by a thread before this, but now my husband and I feel closer than when we first got married. We both have become emotionaly stronger, happier, better individuals. We were able to overcome hurt that we've been carring around with us for years. THANK YOU!
Marianne - Winnipeg
I went into the Marriage Boot Camp not realizing how much shame I was carrying. I am in a marriage that, by the worlds standards, should be over. In the worlds eyes I should have left my husband many years ago. However, I have felt the Lord telling me time and time again that I am to remain with my husband as long as he is in the process of recovery and wants to be free of the chains that bind him. I am not in a physically abusive relationship, but my husband has issues that stem from his childhood. He is working on those issues, but it is taking alot of time and patience.
Sometimes I feel ashamed that I have remained by his side. I feel that the world looks at me as the biggest codependent woman in history. However, the Boot Camp helped me to realize that I am okay! I am right where God wants me! There may come a time when I have to walk away, but for now I am in the right place and I have no reason to feel ashamed of that.
I came away with a new sense of self-worth! I found that I am a "forgiving, free and joyful woman". I am forgiving because that is how God made me and I choose to forgive. I am free because I have forgiven and I have broken free of the chains of unforgiveness. And, I am joyful because I am free to be the woman God created me to be.
Ellen, Orange County
I'm currently going through a divorce. I want to save my marriage. When I saw your show the other night, it gave me hope. If Ken and Christy can do it, then surely my husband and I can try harder. Anyway, I think the show was wonderful and I look forward to seeing more of them.
Alison - Los Angeles
At the Marriage Boot Camp I released past hurts and found forgiveness for myself.
Rick - Winnipeg
The Marriage Boot Camp taught me to be more patient. The workshops inspired me to keep growing.
Renate - Atlanta, GA
I wanted to thank you all so much and give you an unexpected update. I know that we were not there to find a spouse, but you gave me the techniques that enabled me to have the best relationship that I have ever had in my life. Rob and I were married on May 6, 2005. We have both felt like it was because of the "Marriage Retreat Boot camp" that we are together and able to support each other. Thank you for your help and your encouragement.
Kris, Frisco, TX
I cannot begin to express what a life-changing experience the Marriage Boot Camp and Life Enrichment Camp was for my husband and me. My husband, James and I both have experienced a lot of trauma in our lives and this experience has not only given us tools that we can use in our marriage but it has helped us heal as individuals. I learned so much about forgiveness during these four days as well as learning to understand that I have a God-given purpose in life. These four days have served our marriage far better than any kind of marriage counseling because we were forced to face issues that can oftentimes be easy to side-step in a one or two-hour counseling session. Not only did James and I work at understanding one another better but we were able to learn from other couples. The friendships we made during these four days will be life-long because we all shared and grew together. My husband said, "It's the best thing that I have ever done for myself" and I feel the exact same way. Everyone that helped us during the four days was so insightful and had such heart. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people that truly wanted you to grow and for your marriage to thrive. I was in awe as I watched the healing that went on in those rooms. What an amazing experience. Thank you!!!
The Boot Camp opportunity came along at a perfect time in my life; when the relationship I believed would last forever came unraveled in the most unbelieveable way. The experience far exceeded my expectations. I was able to forgive another for their part and myself for staying in for as long as I did. I am now - open, free, deserving, complete, and vulnerable to what ever God has in store for my life. Thank you to all the facilitators and directors. You are sent from above!
Carolyn - Dallas, TX
The Marriage Boot Camp confirmed my beliefs and gave me more confidence and hope.
Marie Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Boot Camp was truly an AWESOME experience. I never in my life have learned so much, and felt so wonderful about myself. I never realized that I am an important woman. The Marriage Retreat completed me.......
Fanny - Harrisburg, PA
The Marriage Seminar was the best could happened in my life. I feel more confident,capable and forgiven. God bless all who make this true.
Reagan - Harrisburg, PA
The marriage seminar completely changed my life. I was dead inside and these four days gave me my life back. The Marriage retreat helped put me on the road I have looked for for so long. I feel excited about what is ahead for me.
Mike C, Prestonsburg, KY
I went to the bootcamp hoping for a miracle to bring my wife and I back together after her affair. I was heartbroken on the last day when it didn't happen. I did get my miracle though. I am going through this ordeal with no anger or animosity and I feel at peace. I met so many great people down there that I can call good friends. Jeani, Cliff, Barbara and Leah you are the best and you've given me new life and allowed me to see who I really am. Thanks for Everything.
Chris - Dallas, TX
I attended the Marriage Seminar Boot Camp a couple of weeks ago. I will admit when I attended it I didn't believe I could get anything out of it that I hadn't already heard. What my wife and I found out is we don't treat each other very nice and we never saw it.
This is a wonderful opportunity for any married couple wherever they are at in their marriage to build on the relationship and make it better. For marriages that are in trouble the Boot Camp can bring tremendous healing and a chance to save it.
Vicky - Los Angeles
The marriage seminar freed me of my cynical, judgemental attitude and made me realize God is in control of not only my life but of the lives of those I love...I am not.
Devin - Vancouver
I learned to love myself and to be confident in myself. I can focus on me and make sure I don't let what other people say affect me or destroy my confidence. I will finally open myself up to other friendships and my marriage.
Brian - Houston
The Marriage seminar showed me what true forgiveness is. I was able to release my guilt and baggage. I can now open myself to be vulnerable and trusting.
Debrah - Dallas, TX
I am amazed at free I feel. I received the Lord at a very young age, but always thought something was missing. My prayer for 2006 was that I would learn how to fly like an eagle. Life Enrichment Boot Camp showed me by forgiving myself and others I could fly. My friends at church on Sunday could see the difference in my eyes I was told. Thank you for everything.
Elton - Winnipeg
Many of us have never had anyone explain to us to a marriage relationship should be. I was always going of the example that my parents gave me. Men work hard to be the breadwinners. While the wife does the house chores and her volunteer work and as long as we are tolerant of each other; that is an OK marriage.
What a relief to know that a relationship can be much more than that! Be open minded and make sure that you are willing to expect the changes that will be the tools for your personal growth!
Jim - Dallas, TX
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp lifted a burden I have carried for years. It set me free to seek God's plan for me.
Going in was wary of a bunch of Kumbayah, hand-holding BS and by the end was very glad of my investment of time and energy for the positive personal results that might have come in weeks, months or never in my life!
Jeff & Kami - McKinney, Texas
The Marriage Seminar Boot Camp saved my marriage! It brought my wife and I back to square one so that we could grow old together. - Kami Glover - When my husband and I came in, we thought our relationship was over. I?m please to say that my husband and I have learned valuable tools to bring us back together. We have also learned how to like each other again. This was the best experience we have ever had. We learned that we could love God and ourselves again. Members of:
High Pointe Church of Christ - McKinney
Lisa & Greg, Titusville, FL
We attended the Atlanta Bootcamp in February 2012, and all we can say is that a miracle happened for us. Our Bootcamp director and staff were amazing! We firmly believe this was the only place where our marriage could be saved and healed. To have gone in on day one with very little hope, to finishing the last day of Bootcamp happier than we have ever been...is still hard to believe. Now two months later, we're just now accepting the fact that it's not a dream - our prayers were answered. We can never thank Todd, David and the Bootcamp staff enough for what they did for us.
Derrick - Mount Pleasant SC
What a life changing experience! The marriage seminar was truly AWESOME. This boot camp has helped me open up and find the heart I never knew I had. It has helped me understand other people?s feelings and it has shown me that my wife and I can achieve happiness. I recommend this seminar to everyone!
Kathy - Winnipeg
This marriage boot camp gave me the tools to learn to love myself and have the confidence to look within myself and work with God to gain the answers I need in my daily walk on this earth.
Ray - Los Angeles
The Boot Camp seminar affirmed good things in my life and helped me discover and deal with some negatives that have impacted my life. My life is now more balanced and in correct perspective with myself, God and others.
David - Houston, TX
Life Enrichment Boot Camp immediately challenges your thoughts and cuts to the meat of positive, productive growth in a loving, compassionate atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone that has ever struggled with grief, regret and forgiveness and wants to get on with the rest of their live.
My husband and I attended the Marriage boot camp in January of 2013 after being given a referral from a friend. This friend told me how much of an amazing difference this program had made not only in her marriage but in her life. The week before the program I just wanted to pack and leave our marriage. The pain that I experienced on a daily bases was too much to handle. I am now aware that I just wanted everything over; my marriage, my life, and the daily pain. On the first day I started crying on the drive to the program and continued to cry the entire first day, and was shocked to see that I was not alone. Everyone there was in similar daily pain just like me. The first day brought the realization that this was going to take 100% of my entire physical, mental, and emotional strength to get through to Saturday. The first day also brought the realization that everyone in that room was committed to helping us heal , and that gave all of us the strength to push forward. Over the course of the next three days and through numerous drills I became aware of the real problem in my life and our marriage. I went through a complete transformation that started with;
ďI have never talked about this and Iím not going to do it nowĒ
To: YELLING ABOUT IT;
To: repeatedly talking about it;
To: talking about it in front of over 100 people;
To: letting it go for the first time in 40 years;
To: today telling anyone who will listen.
There is absolutely no set of circumstances that I can imagine occurring anywhere else that could duplicate what happened in that room on January 24, 2013. The love, respect, trust, caring, and forgiveness, that happened in that room not only changed me forever but also changed everyone involved. That day will remain as the single most important day of my life for the simple reason that without it I did not have a life. The past pain and trauma I had experienced had left me with a complete inability to trust and love not only myself but anyone else, including my husband and our four children. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that God led us there to heal our pain and help us accomplish what we were put here to do. There are so many people that carry pain around on a daily basis and if any of us can do or say anything to can help change their lives Ėwe should.
As a result of the Marriage Boot Camp I can actually SEE my husband now. His face, I am seeing for the first time ever. I no longer see my fathers face when I look at him. Iím forever blessed to see the beauty in everything he does and I realize now how much I have never really SEEN him before. I havenít had a nightmare in weeks and Iím not as afraid to be home alone. All of the hatred, bitterness, and paralyzing fear, which I have carried for 40 years, is now gone. When I wake up in the morning I wake up with hope, happiness and a new found respect for Gods plan that is now obvious to me.
Seeing the unimaginable change in everyone over the course of four days is nothing short of miraculous. God serves to remind us that he is with us as we watch the group participantís facial features change, watch the glow coming from their eyes and the smile that seems to have no limitations.
David Bishop, Dana Toney, Jim Carroll and all of the directors and trainers at Boot Camp are fulfilling Gods plan, and my life as well as the life of future generations of our family has been forever changed because of the willingness to carry out that plan. Special thanks to Mandy (one of my trainers) you walked me right through it and I love you always. Special thanks to David Bishop for knowing exactly what to say and do to help me release this trauma. I love you always.
God Bless and Keep all of you
Sam - Atlanta, GA
At the Boot Camp I learned how to cope with anger and most of all I know what the real meaning of forgiveness is. I also learned to love from my heart.
Louise- Wylie, Tx
The Life Enrichment Bootcamp was the beginning of my adult life. As an abused child I was stuck in the emotional world of a scared 12 yr old. Touch was painful and self love a fantasy. Now several years later I am a confident, beautiful woman. I am also a massage therapist enjoying the happiness and healing that touch can give. Fear was blocking my purpose and rage was blocking my love. I am excited about what the future holds and waking up in the morning is now a wonderful gift!
Amy - Vancouver
The Life Enrichment Seminar helped me to find out what was affecting the way I was. It helped me to let go of my past hurts and become a new secure and whole person in Christ.
Jillian Carrollton, TX
I'd already dealt with a majority of my issues but I was stuck in my thinking that I may never get married. At age 45, I have forgiven myself, God has forgiven me, but what godly man would want to marry someone that has a past like mine? It was filled with sexual emotional substance abuse that I'd experience because of being from a dysfunctional family and dating very abusive men. I now know that I deserve to be loved and the past is the past, and so now I've left it there. I'm now ready to pursue my future that is filled with HOPE!