Considering Divorce

Saved Marriage Network
Saved Marriage Network is a Christian-based network that provides hope and help for marriages in crisis. This website has a list of organizations dedicated to specific issues that endanger marriages including adultery; baggage from the past; emotional/mental instability; help for couples in ministry; loss of a child; sexual addiction; standing for your marriage alone; step family issues; and organizations that help couples dealing with multiple issues. This organization also authored a book entitled Can my Marriage be Saved: True Stories of Saved Marriages that is available for purchase on this website.

Marriage 911 Ministry
Reconciling God’s Way and Marriage 911 Ministry is an international, faith-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to couples or individuals who are struggling in their marriage. This website provides a marriage first aid kit that consists of: reading Yes, your Marriage can be Saved, a book about the twelve truths to reconcile your relationship; joining a “Marriage 911” 12-week class for couples or for just one member of the couple; and starting a same gender support group at which you watch videos and go through the Marriage 911 workbook. This website offers tips on marriage, testimonial videos, and workshops/seminars.

The Retrouvaille is a program that offers tools for couples to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. The program consists of a weekend experience and a series of 6-12 post weekend sessions over 3 months. The program is not a retreat, marriage counseling or a sensitivity group since it focuses on healing rather than on hurting. This program is Catholic in origin but couples of all religions and beliefs are welcome. There are multiple locations in each state and in other countries as well.

National Institute of Marriage
National Institute of Marriage is a faith-based organization that offers marriage intensive weekends at hotels in Missouri and Georgia that are meant to restore individuals and to rebuild marriages through counseling and time spent together. The website also provides informational resources.

Marriage and Family Works
Marriage and Family Works helps couples experiencing difficulties in marriage with one on one coaching sessions, core group meetings, HOPE Weekend retreats and a one-day marriage breakthrough seminar in Bradenton, FL.

Intimate Life Ministries
The Great Commandment training encourages a movement of healthy marriages and families, and healthy churches and ministries. This organization offers Galatians 6:6 Retreats, which provide renewal and enrichment to ministry couples who are so involved in “giving to others” that their personal lives are neglected. These retreats are held in various locations in the US and in Europe.

This website provides access to The Love Dare book and the Fireproof your Marriage Study; a marriage helpline to receive immediate help; a Catholic study guide for Fireproof; and links to other booklets, books, and organizations designed to help couples facing marriage difficulties.

The 5 Love Languages
This website provides the quiz through which couples may learn their love language, descriptions of the 5 love languages, Gary Chapman’s books including The 5 Love Languages, The Five Languages of Apology, and others, as well as videos featuring Gary Chapman.

National Marriage Encounter
This organization provides marriage encounter weekends of 2 or 3 days for couples of all ages and faith to grow in their marriage through open and honest communication

Winshape Retreat
Winshape Retreat offers retreats for married couples in crisis. Couples Intensives are four-day programs designed for couples in crisis who need healing and restoration.

Marriage Builders
The Marriage Builders website contains a great deal of information and resources for couples struggling with the possibility of divorce including articles, books, radio broadcasts, question and answer columns, videos, courses and seminars, and telephone coaching.

The Marriage Toolbox
The Marriage Toolbox offers resources for couples just getting married, maintaining marriage, and repairing marriage. The site also provides a forum through which families may communicate and learn from each other. For couples seeking repair, the site recommends books, repair tools to do alone and with each other, and the opportunity to read the toolman’s advice on repairing marriages.

National Healthy Marriage Resource Center–divorce/index.aspx
This website is coordinated by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, a national resource and clearinghouse for information and research related to healthy marriages. This website is intended for individuals, couples, families, educators, policymakers, researchers, and organizational leaders with an interest in marriage. This website provides print and electronic publications, timely information on healthy marriage issues, and targeted resources that support healthy relationships and marriages. This website provides articles and videos on separation and divorce and lists healthy marriage and family programs in each state.

PAIRS Foundation
PAIRS is dedicated to teaching the skills necessary for a healthy relationship by developing evidence-based practices in marriage, family and fatherhood education, conducting research, and training instructors worldwide. PAIRS National Faculty and relationship educators worldwide are available to answer questions. This website provides blogs, testimonials, and live help.

Family Life
Family Life is a Christian-based organization that provides information about staying married, the challenges of marriage, troubled marriages, and divorce. Within the challenges of marriage section is information and videos about saving a marriage, dealing with a cheating spouse, and stories of changed lives and transformed legacies. This website provides a helpline, counseling options, small group studies, and church resources.

Church Initiative Ministries
Church Initiative Ministries has put together “Before you Divorce” which helps couples step back from their emotional turmoil in order to take an objective view of divorce and its emotional, physical, financial, legal, children and family, and spiritual effects. This kit can be ordered by phone.

Divorce Hope
Divorce Hope is a Christian-based organization dedicated to helping couples who are facing the possibility of divorce. This website provides the first half of the book Divorce: God’s Will? in addition to links and teaching archives on topics that include: marriage family counselors; reasons most marriages are destined to fail; book excerpts/Bible studies; sources of help/divorce support groups; relationship advice; testimonies of God’s grace; marriage seminars/relationship enrichment; spiritual