Do you live in Kentucky and have no idea who to turn too about your seemingly failed marriage? Take a look below at some of the top retreats near the area that you and your spouse can enjoy while learning to connect again.
1. Smithey Counseling Services
Locations in Kentucky and Indiana
This workshop utilizes the Gottman Seven Principles Program for couples struggling to communicate, arguing about the same issues, or couples currently in a happy relationship just looking to strengthen it a little.
Jonathan Shippey, LMFT, M.A., MFT is the leading Gottman Method trained therapist in Kentucky. During this $2500 2 day intensive workshop you will receive immersive couples’ therapy you will have breakthroughs and learn how to resolve conflicts with calm discussions. Workshops and Retreats are available throughout 2018, however call 317-771-3839 for specifics on location.
2. The Great Smokey Mountains Marriage Retreat
Locations: Holiday Inn Conference Center 3230 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
-or- The Sevierville Church of Christ 208 Hicks Drive Sevierville, TN 37864
This Christian based marriage retreat is located in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains! All marriages could use a little improvement.
If you are looking to enrich your marital life, then join this team for a weekend in the Smokies as you listen to speakers on the subjects of discernment, communication, appreciation, respect, teamwork, intimacy, knowledge, and wisdom.
B.J. Clarke, Melvin Otey and Dan Winkler are the speakers for 2018 and all have experience in the church and devoted spouses. Registration is only $50 for the 2 day event, not including lodging however discounts can be given using a promo code. During your free time, experience the scenery that only the Smokey Mountains can provide or walk through downtown Pigeon Forge for many of the available attractions people come from all over to witness.
3. Intimacy Seekers
Location: Trotty Building 541 N. Mr. Juliet Road 3rd Floor, Suite D-2303 Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Michael M. Christian, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT, founder of Intimacy Seekers offers 1/2 day to 3 day couples retreats for intensive counseling, particularly those couples in crisis and couples with sexual dysfunctions.
The workshop will focus on three specific “dances” that occur in every marriage. “The Behavior Dance” explores dynamics placing the relationship in a cycle of negative behaviors such as placing blame. “The Fear Dance” discusses why we have certain reactions when our spouse “pushes our buttons” and how to avoid conflict and instead feel closer to one another.
“The Sex Dance” looks at healthy sexual intimacy and how to focus on the “cues” and signals from your partner in regards to sex. The workshop focuses solely on the client and promotes hope for all relationships! A treatment plan will be developed based on your needs. Call 615-604-6853 today to schedule an appointment or get a consultation.
4. A New Beginning: Marriage dynamics Institute
Locations Nashville, TN
If you are looking for a positive environment to help focus on the future and not lay blame on the past, this is the retreat for you.
This 3-day retreat seeks to help those couples suffering from infidelity, nonstop arguing, and those trying to decide whether to stay together. There is a 75% success rate upon couples who attend. Even couples who choose to not remain married recommend this retreat based on the insight and knowledge gained alone.
You will be working alongside with a trained marriage counselor and spouse to give you a plan tailored to your needs. Call 1-800-60-9995 for more information on the retreats in Nashville.
5. Weekend to Remember
Locations Vary Franklin Marriott Cool Springs 700 Cool Spring Blvd Franklin, TN 37064
Over 3 million couples have attended this 3 day retreat in varying locations around America. Instead of counselors, you will listen to seminars and talks on different aspects of marriage.
It opens up on Friday with looking at the top reason marriages fail then goes into the factors that make communication difficult. At the end of each day there will be an assignment for you and your spouse to apply the taught principles.
The whole weekend averages around $350 per couple, not including meals or accommodation, however the 97% success rate might just sway your decision.