Have you lost hope for your marriage

Have you lost hope
for your marriage?

Is your marriage in crisis

Is your marriage
in crisis?

Do you need help breaking patterns

Do you need help
breaking patterns?

Find healing for your marriage through Christ

Find healing for your
marriage through Christ

Retreat to the Pacific Northwest for a Marriage Intensive

Retreat to the Pacific Northwest

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Experience lasting joy and connection with your spouse.

Welcome to the Marriage Recovery Center

At the Marriage Recovery Center we are passionate about helping couples find hope and healing for their relationships. Whether your marriage is in crisis, or you long for a deeper relationship with your spouse, we will help you gain the tools you both need to experience a healthy and fulfilling marriage. Contact us to begin the healing process for your marriage.

Custom Packages

Whatever your specific comfort level, we want to support you.  Whether you want to visit our Seattle offices or prefer counseling via telephone or Skype, we are here to help!

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Experience You Can Trust

Our experienced staff of Christian Marriage Counselors are here to help you with a variety of marital issues including infidelity, addiction, abuse and more.

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Thank you for sharing your gifts and giving us gifts that we can use to keep our marriage healthy, strong and the way God intended.

Claudelle & Rob

Helpful Advice from Our Counselors

Connection is Not Chemistry

  You know that adage “You never miss what you never had”? Even within the context of relationships, that’s true. If you’ve never had a good relationship, you don’t know what to look for, and when you’re treated poorly, you don’t realize it. Because you don’t know what you’re missing, you have no context to include, or protect, the elements that make a marriage great. Think about this: You wouldn’t say that swimming in a kiddie pool was real swimming. But, if that’s all you’d ever known, when you heard people talking about swimming, that’s what you’d picture. You would have no concept of what the deep-end was like. Or the ocean. But, you’d call yourself a swimmer. You get wet. You enjoy it. You splash around and have fun. When you got tired of it, you’d stand up and step out. That’s a little like calling “chemistry” the same thing as “emotional connection.” If you are like many of the couples I counsel, you may find yourself confused about how to regain that sense of “rightness” about your relationship with your spouse. You remember those days — early on in your relationship when you couldn’t stop thinking about her, couldn’t imagine not being with him, and everything felt so deep and so right. Now you’re at a place where you can’t begin to understand this person standing next to you, you can’t figure out why there is so much disconnection, and it’s difficult to feel any attraction. And for the most part, you don’t have much hope that any connection can be rebuilt. However, the hope comes in...

A New Year, A New Start

The post-holiday transition to “real life” tends to inspire the motivation to create some new habits and undo some bad ones. The let-down also highlights the places we’d like a total overhaul – like in our marriage. But, starting over in your marriage can feel overwhelming, if not absolutely impossible. Our tendency is to feel stuck in a rut because that’s just the way it’s always been. Or to feel stuck because no matter what you do, it seems like you’re beating your head against a wall. It helps to reframe the context, to change your focus from what has been (and what’s not changing) to who you can become. If you think about it, there is no other realm of your life in which you are so deeply challenged to consider who you are and who you want to be. If you let that be the filter for your motivation to change, then the wiser questions to ask yourself are: What’s my next right step? How do I become the person I want to be? What do I need to do to create safety, trust, friendship, and camaraderie? Then seek the support you need and begin to do those things. Your spouse may not choose to make the same changes, and your marriage may not look much different to the onlooker. Yet, you will be different. Your perspective will be broader, and your attitude more gracious. You will also more readily see how to build healthy boundaries into your relationship, and by looking to God to guide and protect you, you can focus on the hard work of...

Building Good Boundaries

Most of us believe that if we find the right person, our marriage will be a joy to maintain. The relationship will flow naturally, and each person will value the other too much to let the distance get too wide or the hurt go too deep. The natural conclusion to this idea is that when the relationship is unfulfilling, abusive, stagnant, unstable, unsafe, and untrustworthy, you must have married the wrong person, and you fix it by giving up or getting out.