How is this program like marriage counseling?
This program considers itself a compliment to marriage counseling and not a replacement for it. In marriage counseling you meet privately with a therapist. You share your struggles and difficulties with the marriage counselor. The therapist provides marriage advice and helps you learn other ways of dealing with those marriage problems.
The Retrouvaille program is more like a marriage seminar or classroom setting. The program is given by couples who have faced extreme marital difficulties themselves and needed marriage help. Most of the presenting team members have been to the brink of divorce themselves; attended this program, learned and used its tools. They will share their stories of how it is possible to save what might appear to be a hopeless marriage. They will share the tools that they used to turn their own marriages around and then they will teach you how to use those tools yourself.