Marriage is likely one of the most difficult pursuits you will seek to endeavor. Once the honeymoon stage is over and life happens, as it always does, keeping your love and intimacy in tact can seem like a daunting journey leading to no place good. Sadly, we’ve seen the pattern of destruction over and over in our 30 years of experience as couple and marriage counselors.
Yet, a happy marriage is one of the most rewarding relationships a human being can experience. The connection, intimacy and couplehood you can experience is well worth it’s weight in gold. There is nothing more gratifying and inspiring than a life well lived, together. Not only for yourself. Your marriage will impact generations to come in your family, friends, and community.
We believe there is always hope…
Not because we wish upon a star for healing and transformation in your marriage, but because we’ve seen it. We’ve seen couples come back from the brink of divorce after years of destruction and devastation. We have seen with our own eyes, couples overcome infidelity, poor communication, tragic experiences, financial problems and much more. Everyday couples, just like you two, beating the odds.
So, you see a glimpse of hope… now what? How can you restore and enrich what’s been lost? We can tell you this: it won’t involve a magic wand, secret pixie dust, or wishful thinking. You’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Period. There is no other way around it.
With everything else in life, you’re going to have to do the work. You’ve heard it before, in many different ways. The early bird gets the worm. You reap what you sow. If you want to make withdraws you’re going to have to make deposits.
The question is… what are you going to do about it?
Are you going to succumb to your feelings of hopelessness and pain? Are you going to believe what you feel, rather than the possibilities? Isn’t it time to re-write the story of your life together? You two can do it, regardless of what’s happened – we can help!
We offer in-person, local pre-marriage, marriage and divorce counseling for couples, individuals and families in the Royal Oak, Novi, Birmingham Hills, Beverly Hills and surrounding areas in Michigan. We also offer an affordable alternative to local marriage counseling–virtual marriage coaching.
Reviews and Testimonials
The experience was safe. Very educational-informative. I highly recommend it to anyone who has no hair left. They were (the presenters) very receptive & compassionate. I did not feel alone.
This weekend has given me the hope that together my husband and I can work through any problem as long as we do it with respect, honesty, and empathy. Before this weekend. I truly believed we were headed for a divorce. No I know if we work with the tools we learned that our relationship will only grow stronger.
I believe that we have learned the tools to heal and grow into the loving couple we intended to be when we married. Melva and Jesse are two of the most gentle and amazing people I have ever been blessed to know. Thank you, doesn’t seem enough. God Bless You!
We are newlyweds and this workshop has been the best investment we could make in our marriage. Honeymoons last a short time, but the skills taught will last a lifetime. A workshop weekend should be on each couples registry wish list!
There are no words available to express my gratitude. Without this I felt like divorce was the only option. After divorce another possible failed relationship. Press Repeat. Thank you Melva & Jesse. With sincere and heartfelt gratitude.
My experience here was amazing. Way more than I thought. They showed me I do still love my wife and our marriage will last with work and time. They showed us a new way to see each other and how to love should feel. I would recommend this to any couple needing help!
This weekend has given me the hope that together my husband and I can work through any problem as long as we do it with respect, honesty and empathy. Before this weekend. I truly believed we were headed for a divorce. No I know if we work with the tools we learned that our relationship will only grow stronger. I believe that we have learned the tools to heal and grow into the loving couple we intended to be when we married. Melva and Jesse are two of the most gentle and amazing people I have ever been blessed to know. Thank you doesn’t seem enough. God Bless You!!
If you want your relationship to continue to grow and prosper forever, I suggest you take the workshop and practice dialogue daily.
Attending the workshop make it possible to believe that understanding the imago process can help any willing couple attain a positive, nurturing and safe environment to grow independently as well as a couple.
This was truly an enlightening experience. I feel much better for a successful marriage.
This is a workshop designed for couples who are serious about working hard to effect positive change in their relationship.
The genuis of Jesse and Melva takes the Imago tools to a level that transcends the static material and makes it real.
This workshop will add years and growth to our marriage and certainly the 2+ my wife and I are expecting. This workshop has helped us improve in communicating/loving/ listening/appreciating each other!
Melva and Jesse make you want to fall in love all over again. Regardless of the negativity, they may experience, they personify romance. Great workshop. Do it for your future.
Jesse and Melva are effective presenters that make everyone feel comfortable, fun environment for all participants.
I would like to tell people that this was a life changing experience and without Melva and Jesse I would have for sure lost my marriage.
I would definitely recommend (this workshop) to others. Seeing a husband and wife team with so many years of experience was great.
As an engaged couple this experience has given us tools so that we know we can have a happy and healthy relationship. Very highly recommended.
I really wish I could, but my words would not effectively describe how beneficial and wonderful this weekend was for me and my relationship already. Thank you both for being life changing for us.
This workshop helped me open my eyes to issues that can arise. They helped see what can be done to not avoid one another, but communicate efficiently and work with one another in a positive manner.
Very helpful and great for the improvement of marital relationships. Very well run an informative. I would highly recommend Melva and Jesse. They provide a safe, warm, engaging atmosphere. They are knowledgeable and passionate about Imago Therapy.