Frequently Asked Questions about the Marriage Boot Camp
Hopefully we can answer most of your questions about the Marriage Boot Camp and Life Enrichment Boot Camp on this page. If you still have questions or want personalized help, please feel free to contact us today.
What do I wear to the Boot Camp?Wear something comfortable. There is nobody to impress at the Marriage Boot Camp. Come casual. If you are cold natured, then bring a light sweater or coat. The room tends to be cool.Is the registration fee per person or per couple?The registration fee is per couple. The one cost will cover both you and your spouse to attend the event.What all does my registration fees cover?Registration fees cover your attendance to the event and all materials necessary during the event. The registration fee does not include travel, meals, or lodging. Each participant is responsible for all arrangements and charges associated with meals, lodging and travel.Is the Marriage Boot Camp conducted in a group setting or one-on-one setting?All events are conducted in a large group setting. Within that setting you will be divided up into small groups of approximately 6 attendees for each trainer. Drills will also require you to be in a dyad with your spouse or someone else in the room or even a small group with two or three other couples. We do not provide one on one counseling or sessions with a director.Can I bring my baby/kids with me?Due to the nature of the material, children are not permitted to attend in the Boot Camp event room. You must arrange adequate child care while you are attending Marriage Boot Camp. Babies are cute and can easily be a distraction to you and/or others. To get the most out of the Boot Camp we require parents to make prior arrangements for child care. The Marriage Boot Camp does not provide child care nor do we arrange child care.How often do we have breaks?Generally we break every two hours for 10 minute breaks.Does the Boot Camp provide child care?The Boot Camp does not provide child care. Please make arrangements prior to attending.Can I miss a day of Marriage Boot Camp?The Boot Camp is an intense program that is designed to accelerate growth through a series of games. Each day is more advanced and builds upon the games and drills of the previous day. If you cannot attend an entire Boot Camp, then please wait to attend until you can.How do I get back and forth from the airport?Travel to and from the airport is the responsibility of each participant. You may call an Uber ride, take a taxi or rent a car. Participants are responsible for the cost and arrangements of all travel plans.Do I need to attend the full day and evening sessions?Because the games and drills of the Boot Camp are progressive, you are required to attend all sessions, on all days. If you must miss a session we will need to reschedule your attendance to an alternate event when you are able to set time aside to attend all four days in their entirety.Where do we eat meals?Some of our venues may offer an in house deli where you may purchase meals and/or snacks. Attendees will be sent off site to choose one of the various local fast food restaurants. If you do not have a car accessible while you are attending, we do encourage couples to pair up to ensure everyone has a ride. Couples are also welcome to bring a lunch with them if they prefer.Whats the catch?There is no catch. The Marriage Boot Camp prices are intentionally low. We want everyone to be able to attend regardless of income. Each group helps offset the cost of the next group by donating. It is completely voluntary.Am I required to stay at the hotel?We prefer that couples who travel from out of town stay at the venue hotel; however, it is completely optional. Most of the event venues offer a group discounted room rate to all attendees of the Marriage Boot Camp. To take advantage of the discounted room rate, room reservations generally must be booked no less than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. You may contact our office directly at 866-477-0951 to check for available discounted rooms and rates for the event of your choice or you may send an email to Tammera at Tammera@marriagebootcamp.com.What are the ages of the participants in the Marriage Boot Camp?We require all participants attending the Boot Camp to be at least 18 years of age. The Boot Camp is for all couples age 18 to 99. Because the games and drills are designed to help couples of all ages, groups will have participants of various ages.Do I need to bring materials?No. We will provide you with all the materials and supplies you need during the event. Materials are covered in the cost of your registration.Do you provide a hearing impaired system?We do offer a hearing impaired system at our Dallas events only. If you have a hearing impairment that requires the use of a Hearing Impaired system you will need to look at attending one of our Dallas events. Our other locations are not set up to accommodate special hearing impaired systems.Do you provide language interpreters?We do not have language interpreters available. Many of our trainers are bilingual but are not guaranteed to be available at the event you will be attending.Do you allow my service dog to accompany me if I am attending?Yes, if you have a service dog, we do permit your service dog to accompany you; HOWEVER, please be prepared to provide the necessary paperwork to ensure your dog is a certified service animal. Many of our venues do not allow pets inside but with the proper paperwork they are mandated to allow service dogs.
Were not married can we still attend?Yes! The Boot Camp is for all couples whether you are dating, engaged, married, separated or divorced. The Boot Camp can help strengthen your relationship and take it to the next level.I am in a same sex marriage; can we still attend the Marriage Boot Camp?Yes! The Marriage Boot Camp does not discriminate against race, sex, or religion. The Marriage Boot Camp welcomes all couples, regardless of relationship status. Couples who attend the Boot camp are married, dating, separated, divorced, and same sex. We welcome all couples!We have a healthy or average marriage, is the Marriage Boot Camp good for us or is it just for troubled relationships?Absolutely, the Marriage Boot Camp consists of couples with all types of relationships. The Marriage Boot Camp is for individuals and couples wanting to make positive changes in their lives. Its for people wanting to grow, mature and for those wanting to fine tune themselves. Everyone can gain something from the Boot Camp no matter what level they feel they are at. The Boot Camp is NOT for people in denial.Im desperate, my spouse just filed for divorce, can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?We get frantic people calling all the time asking us to save their marriages. The Marriage Boot Camp has a phenomenal success rate when it comes to helping couples that have already filed for divorce. We cant help save all marriages, no program can. However, we can help the majority of couples that are not afraid of investing hard work into their relationships.My spouse & I are separated, we are not sure what we want or need to do about our relationship. Can the Marriage Boot Camp help us figure out whats best for us?By the end of the Boot Camp, couples will know without a doubt if they want to continue investing their time and efforts into saving their marriages or if they are better off going their separate ways. The majority of couples that stay together seem to be able build a healthy relationship and find the love that was lost. Those that end up divorcing tell us that they are able to leave as friends without the anger and bitterness towards each other. Which in turn makes the divorce more civil. More importantly they say that it helps them build a healthy relationship for their childrens sake.My spouse has been unfaithful, I cant trust them anymore. I still love them; can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?We work with many couples that have infidelity and trust issues within the marriage. Many times one or both spouses are still in a third party relationship when they attend the Marriage Boot Camp. We have found that couples willing to put an immediate stop to their outside relationship have a real chance to rescue their marriage. Couples are able to work through the trust issue in time by using the tools learned in the Boot Camp.Our children are gone, weve grown apart & have nothing in common anymore, can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?So many couples invest so much time into their childrens lives that they forget to invest time in themselves or their spouse, much less their relationships. Once the children are gone they are finding that they have no common ground anymore. The Boot Camp helps couples to be able to reconnect and to find that loving feeling again. Most couples say they feel closer or find a deeper new love for their spouse during the Marriage Boot Camp.My spouse is verbally & sometimes physically abusive, my spouse is full of anger, can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?The Marriage Boot Camp helps people address and deal with anger on a regular basis. Anger tends to be a major issue in many marriages. During the Boot Camp participants will identify where their anger comes from and they will be able to address the issues that cause the anger. Forgiveness is a major component when dealing with anger issues.
How can I apply to be on TV?We do not choose who appears on the Marriage Boot Camp TV shows. If you are only interested on being on TV you will need to contact the TV network directly. If you would like to attend the real Marriage Boot Camp, please check out our upcoming dates of events.Will the seminar be filmed?NO! The TV version, while real, is far more dramatized for the sake of TV than what you will experience in person. Our standard boot camps are not filmed or recorded in any way.Do I have to be on TV?No. The Boot Camp is in a private and confidential setting. If we conduct seminars in the future that are going to be filmed, we will designate those seminars as TV special events.
Is this a Christian Seminar or Religious Event?The Boot Camp does not push, cram, preach or manipulate their religious beliefs on others. We allow individuals to freely express how God relates to the games or drills, but we do not allow anyone to preach at others. We ask that everyone be respectful of the different belief systems of other people. Many people come into the Marriage Seminar wanting to have a better relationship with God. We have designed the games to help everyone find what they desire. We spend about an hour and a half dealing with spiritual damage caused by others. Read more here.I dont believe in God, am I a good fit to attend?The Marriage Boot Camp has people from various faiths and beliefs attend the program. Although we are a Christian organization, we welcome everyone to attend our seminars. The Boot Camp is conducted in such a way that regardless of what your belief is, you will benefit from attending the program and will be able to do so without feeling judged or pressured. We respect everyones beliefs who attend the Boot Camp and ensure our trainers and attendees do the same.Is this a scriptural based program?The Marriage Boot Camp is a Christian Ministry. Our games and drills are designed in such a way that everyone will benefit if giving 100% effort when attending. Although we are a Christian organization, we have people with various beliefs attend our seminars. We respect the beliefs of others and we allow others to share how God and scriptures relate to their own personal experiences; however we do not allow people to preach or push their beliefs off on others. We want everyone to feel comfortable attending the Marriage Boot Camp regardless of their spiritual beliefs.
My spouse has an addiction; can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?The Boot Camp will help you address individual issues that may be contributing to the addiction. There are times that an addiction is so severe or the individual does not wish to seek help regarding the addiction that this may decrease the effectivity of the program for some individuals.I am a Counselor, how do I refer someone to attend the Marriage Boot Camp?We greatly welcome and appreciate the referrals from others. If you have not previously attended the Boot Camp and you wish to refer others, please feel free to contact our office directly at 866-477-0951 or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We would be more than happy to accommodate your referrals and even provide partial financial assistance if needed.Do you offer one-on-one counseling at the Marriage Boot Camp?Marriage Boot Camp does not provide one-on-one counseling. We are not licensed therapists or counselors. We will not give advice or make recommendations. Everything we do at the Marriage Boot Camp is done in a group setting with various dynamics depending upon the particular drill or game that is being conducted.What makes your program different from counseling?We dont give you any advice. Youll find your own answers as you play the interactive games and drills. Unlike counseling, we have 40 hours over four short days to work with you. The program is intense enough to keep you in the moment so that you are ready and willing to address the issues as they come up. Most counselors that have attended the Boot Camp say that our four day program is equivalent to a minimum of two years worth of therapy.Do you offer private Marriage Boot Camp sessions?No we do not offer private Marriage Boot Camp sessions. Everything we do at the Marriage Boot Camp is done in a group setting with various dynamics depending upon the particular drill or game that is being conducted.
How does it work?We use 120+ interactive games and drills designed to help participants address and deal with their baggage, damage and issues.We dont or cant communicate with each other, can the Boot Camp teach us?Communication or the lack of is a major issue in many marriages. Many couples have poor communications because they stop communicating their thoughts and feelings with each other. They stop because they are tired of repeating themselves or because they are tired of being hurt by their spouses. The Boot Camp helps couples start opening new lines of communication. You and your spouse will start expressing your feelings and concerns with each other in a healthy positive manor.My spouse is verbally & sometimes physically abusive, my spouse is full of anger, can the Marriage Boot Camp help us?The Marriage Boot Camp helps people address and deal with anger on a regular basis. Anger tends to be a major issue in many marriages. During the Boot Camp participants will identify where their anger comes from and they will be able to address the issues that cause the anger. Forgiveness is a major component when dealing with anger issues.