Whether you’re feeling like your marriage is in crisis or simply want some supportive counseling, a non-religious marriage retreat may be the right next step. Couples who seek therapy outside their religious affiliation or community often report getting better results non-religious marriage retreats provide supportive counseling which is impartial, safe and practical.
The greatest benefit of intensive marriage retreat is that you get results much faster than standard couples counseling. Instead of shorter counseling sessions stretched out over months, an intensive retreat allows you to go deep and effectively focus on resolutions. Non-religious marriage retreats are also a helpful alternative for those who have turned away from their religion or for whom religion is the root cause of marital conflict. If you’re considering a non-religious marriage retreat, here are the top 4 benefits to help you decide.
Why Non-Faith Based Marriage Counseling?
When your relationship shows some cracks, it can leave you feeling lost, lonely and anxious. While this is quite normal, knowing where to turn for support is key in reducing stress and starting to rebuild your marriage. A non-religious marriage retreat is a worthwhile option to consider, especially if faith-based couples counseling hasn’t helped. A retreat gives you dedicated time and professional guidance to work through relationship issues. Non-religious marriage counseling offers an open and comfortable forum. The focus is on identifying the root cause of your conflict and getting supportive, solution-based training in effective communication and relationship building.
Non-religious marriage retreats can also help couples whose relationships are not in crisis mode. It’s a good way for you to connect with your partner, learn valuable communication skills and set the tone for your relationship going forward.
4 Benefits Of Non-Religious Marriage Retreats
1. Impartial And Safe Couples Counseling
A marriage retreat with a therapist whose counseling is not faith-based provides a more objective approach rooted in behavioral science. You will receive impartial guidance in a safe space. You will be able to speak freely without worrying about judgements or constraints that may be present within your religious community.
Freedom To Discuss Sex and Sexuality
Many couples seek out help for sex-related issues. These issues are often stigmatized and not adequately supported within some religious communities. A non-religious marriage retreat provides a safe space in which to discuss sexual matters without shame or stigma.
Safe Place To Address Past Religious Trauma
If you experienced physical or emotional trauma related to your religion or religious leaders, it may be too painful to seek help from that same institution. This past trauma may have led you to turn your back on your religious affiliation entirely. A non-religious retreat will help you begin the healing process in a safe and supportive setting.
Skills-Based Therapeutic Approach
A Non-religious marriage retreat will focus on skills training and development. In my practice, we help improve your communication skills and identify ways in which you and your partner can better connect. We believe equipping the couple with the right tools leads to better outcomes long-term. This practical, skills-based approach will benefit you for years to come.
To get a better sense of what a non-religious marriage retreat looks like, you can review our sample itinerary. If a marriage retreat is a good next step for you, follow the link below to learn more.