Located in the warmer climate of the south Texas hill country near New Braunfels, this incredible destination for our Texas marriage intensives takes place at the amazing Gruene River Hotel and Retreat Center. It is a fabulous resort with spectacular accommodations and plenty of relaxing amenities. Here our clients are able to enjoy each other’s company, feel comfortable, and strengthen their marriage all at the same time. The Gruene River Hotel can be found right along the Guadalupe River in Gruene Texas just doors down from the famous Gruene Hall where George Strait and Willie Nelson got their start at the legendary Gristmill restaurant. This wonderful opportunity to partake in our Texas marriage intensives is available from December 1st – March 15th each year. You’ll get everything our intensive program has to offer, including our experiential counseling opportunities to enhance the way you and your spouse work together as a team.
Learn more and register below or use our new client portal to get started with a free consultation!
Texas Marriage Intensives Facilitator
Steve Leavitt, MA
Steve is a Christian Counselor specializing in marriage with over 20 years of experience. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling. He spent 13 years at Denton Bible Church working with and under Tommy Nelson. Steve has a book co-authored and published with Tommy Nelson, entitled “Walking on Water When You Feel Like You’re Drowning”.
Steve was host of “Hope for Life” a live call in counseling radio show. He also speaks often on the issues of Marriage, Parenting, Grief, Fear, Anxiety and Depression. He is a highly sought after speaker and has spoken to thousands through training seminars at churches to giver people real solutions to today’s most pressing issues.
Marriage Intensive Programs
We offer 4 different programs to help couples restore and renew their relationship. We take couples through a 5 phase process of information gathering, analysis, relational dynamic detox, re-building, and maintenance planning. Keep in mind that every program is always custom-tailored to your specific needs as a couple.
4-Day intensive designed to assist your marriage in overcoming one major issue. 1 follow-up included. (i.e. communication, misunderstanding, conflict resolution, boundaries, extended family, parenting, and roles)
5-Day intensive designed to assist your marriage in overcoming multiple major issues. 2 follow-ups included. (i.e. any issues covered in the Short intensive, plus affair recovery, intimacy, and trust)
7-Day intensive designed to assist your marriage in overcoming multiple major issues which have been long-lasting or cyclical in nature. The schedule for this intensive includes a day off to rest. 3 follow-ups included. (i.e. any issues covered in the short or standard intensive, plus addictions, mood disorders, affairs, abuse, trauma, and loss)
10-Day intensive designed to assist your marriage in overcoming multiple major issues which have been long-lasting or cyclical in nature. The schedule for this intensive is only 3 hrs per day to allow for more breaks and to take things at a slow pace. 3 follow-ups included. (i.e. any issues covered in the short, standard, or comprehensive intensive)
Lodging Accommodations and Ammenities
Important Intensive Information
Check out important financial options, view an example of a normal schedule, and make sure to learn more about our preparation and follow-up information, along with the testing evaluations we offer.
We accept credit/debit card, cash, check and money order and a 25% deposit is required in order to register with the remaining balance due by your start date. We also a program fee only payment plan option for our clients in which 50% is due by your program start date and the balance is then paid monthly with a 1% aggregate fee for each following subjugate month (i.e. 5 months = 5% fee). Contact us to learn more. Lastly, we have scholarships available to help those in need, in which you may apply for below.
Sessions are 2.5 hours and the morning session starts between 9am – 10am and the afternoon session starts between 1pm – 2pm. (Note that this is our normal schedule, but some adjustments can be made to accommodate travel arrangements.)
We facilitate an interview and questionnaire to be completed by each willing participant in order to assist you and our team in preparing and personalizing your intensive.
Follow-up sessions are an important part of our program as we continue to help your marriage succeed and work towards your personal goals. After their program is completed, ongoing counseling is also an option for our clientele.
We have available to our clientele three testing evaluations to evaluate clinical, personality, and/or relational dynamics. These assessments help our clientele learn more about themselves and their relationship dynamics, and they also bring important information to our counseling team, as we prep for and personalize your intensive.
South Texas Intensive Pricing
At the Gruene Hotel and Retreat Center
Note: There is a $250/day surcharge for weekend bookings.