Renew and restore hope for your marriage

Hope Restored, a marriage intensive experience

Right now, you may feel like too much damage has been done to your marriage. You may feel like your relationship is beyond repair. But before you and your spouse close the door forever, you owe it to yourselves – and possibly your children – to give saving your marriage one more try.

Focus on the Family Canada’s Hope Restored marriage intensives provide hope for those who feel hopeless.

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Most couples who attend are experiencing significant marital distress. Many have already started the divorce process. But, of the couples who attended one of our marriage intensives, over 84 per cent of those surveyed post-intensive are still together two years after attending.

Hope Restored is a personalized program for restoring hearts and rebuilding marriages. Offering a unique, holistic counselling approach that combines the heart, the mind and a couple’s faith, these intensives address the root of the problem and start couples on a path toward healing.

Each intensive features an all-inclusive, multi-day experience with a marriage counselling team at one of our luxury retreat centres. Counsellors address a variety of topics such as communication, infidelity, intimacy, financial strain, blended families and career conflicts.

With three different intensive programs, we are confident we have the program that can meet your specific needs.

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Marriage Intensive Counselling Programs

Of the couples who attended Hope Restored intensives, over 84% of those surveyed post-intensive are still together two years after attending.



Premier Intensive

The all-inclusive, five-day Premier Intensive provides the most focused care. In this program, you and your spouse will receive approximately 32 hours of counselling with one male and one female counsellor with both individual and joint counselling sessions over a period of five days. While all of our Hope Restored intensives are tailored to a couple’s specific needs, this longer format allows for much more flexibility as you and the therapists determine the direction of each day’s sessions.

  • Approximately 32 hours counselling with two therapists (male and female) in individual and joint sessions
  • All-inclusive lodging and meals (5 days; 6 nights)
  • Course materials
  • Follow-up program including five follow-up sessions over the phone
Price 8,950

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Group Intensive

The all-inclusive, four-day Group Intensive provides 32 hours of counselling with two therapists with a maximum of five couples.

While nearly everyone has initial concerns about sharing in a group format, couples rave about the experience. Independent research of Hope Restored programs indicates that husbands experience a greater increase in marital satisfaction after attending a group intensive, as opposed to the other individual programs.

  • Approximately 32 hours counselling with two therapists in a group setting
  • All-inclusive lodging and meals (4 days; 5 nights)
  • Course materials
  • Follow-up program including two follow-up sessions over the phone
Price 3,950

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Private Intensive

The all-inclusive, three-day Private Intensive provides 20 hours of personalized counselling with two counsellors. Since the program is working exclusively with you, we will make every effort to tailor the program to meet your needs.

  • Approximately 20 hours of couples counselling with two therapists
  • All-inclusive lodging and meals (2½ days; 3 nights)
  • Course materials
  • Follow-up program including five follow-up phone calls
Price 4,750

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“We read it all, we tried it all, nothing seemed to work. We came here as a last-ditch effort. The divorce papers were already filled out, the parenting and financial plans had already been agreed upon. I came here only to be able to say that I had tried everything before calling it quits. We found success at Hope Restored.”

Luxury, resort-style accommodations

Surrounded by the calm of nature, our retreat centres offer the space for you and your spouse to truly escape the daily distractions of life and focus on your most important relationship: your marriage.

Accommodations include:
  • A beautiful private suite with a fireplace, private bathroom, king- or queen-sized bed, kitchenette and sitting area
  • Delicious and nutritious meals and snacks
  • Numerous quiet, secluded areas to relax and unwind
  • All-inclusive, resort-style service

Book your marriage intensive now

This is more than marriage counselling. It is more than a plan to stop divorce or a weekend session at a church. Marriage intensives are new beginnings, even for husbands and wives who think all is lost.

Call us today to speak to our care associate who is ready to confidentially answer any questions you may have and find the Hope Restored marriage intensive program that’s right for you.

Contact us today to find the program that’s right for you