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This may be an unfamilar territory, but we’re here to guide you.
We’ve all experienced it; miscommunication, incompatibility, anger, separation, and ultimately divorce in marriages. We want to offer a way to break the cycle by offering a retreat center, a place of refuge for couples to come and be restored in their marriage.
During our time together, we will provide you with practical exercises and tools to guide both of you into a thriving marriage.
You will leave with a practical guide to visualize and implement what a healthy marriage looks like. You will start living it out!
We want to guide you with accountability check-ins, to see how you are doing and provide adjustments as needed.
Because you can reduce your risk of divorce by 30%.
Preparing for marriage is important, so important that it has been found to reduce the rate of divorce by 30%. Premarital coaching and education are investments in your future, investments you shouldn’t risk to pass up. This is marriage after all!
Using a personalized assessment at the beginning of the premarital journey we will provide you with a clear view of your relationship. This tailored approach will allow you to get to know yourselves on a deeper level.
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Married 45 years while coaching 100+ couples
Mark and Karen Stevens served in the local church as leaders of various ministries for over 40 years. Karen was the pastor of the women’s ministry at the Rock Church – teaching and coaching thousands of women over the past 18 years.
Mark was the Executive Pastor of Rock Church and has an MBA in business management from Pepperdine University and has also run various private and public companies.Donate
We came to Karen and Mark because we had been dating for a long time and wanted biblical guidance for what a Godly marriage should look like. We had both been married previously (unsuccessfully) and we needed Christian examples to guide us. Their down to earth “real talk” method of sharing and genuine in people, creates a comfort and ease to be able to grow close to them and to each other.
Mark and Karen have been guiding and directing us for years. We started in a premarital class with them and they modeled for us on how to have a Godly marriage. The class was great and helped us open up tremendously and we learned to communicate and to better understand each other. We’ve enjoyed years of marriage guidance from Mark and Karen.
Mark and Karen’s love for the Lord and for each other has been impactful in our relationship. We are thankful for their wisdom and encouragement. Their insight and advice will be something that we will treasure the rest of our lives.
The Marriage Refuge is partnering with Jeff and Robin Reinke in offering marriage intensives for couples in severe crisis situations—for instance, those on the brink of divorce—as well as couples who require in-depth counseling or may simply find themselves stuck and needing help progressing in their relationship. At The Refuge Marriage Intensive, Jeff and Robin lead focused sessions in a three-couple, group-therapy format over a three half-day and three-night period. This safe environment helps break down communication obstacles, uncover hidden barriers, and move participants quickly to core issues.More about Jeff and Robin Reinke
Next Intensive Dates: March 25-28, 2021
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Robin Reinke is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Originally from the Northeast, Robin has over 25 years of experience in individual, marriage and family counseling. Robin’s specialties include women’s issues, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, anxiety and couples issues. She is also trained in EFT and EMDR. Robin and her husband, Jeff, have resided in Southern California for 25 years and have two children in college.
Jeff is the founder of The Relationship Resource, a nonprofit organization established to heal and strengthen marriages in the San Diego Area. He is a Certified Restoration Therapy Counselor and has been the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Ministry at North Coast Calvary Chapel for the past 20 years.
Previous to working at NCCC, he was the Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in San Diego County and a schoolteacher and basketball coach for 9 years at Santa Fe Christian High and spiritual life director.
He is the author of a series of psycho-spiritual educational workbooks. Menskills, Womenskills and Marriageskills .
Jeff has been married to his wife Robin for 24 years and has two children; Joy who is 21 years old and John Luke who is 19 years old. They attend Azusa Pacific University.
Jeff was a two-sport scholar athlete and graduate from USC. He received a BS in Political Science and has two post graduate degrees- MA in Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.