"Thank you, Dr. Joe, for sharing your gifts with us. Thank you for being our eyes when we were so blinded with anger, that we could no longer "see" each other. Thank you for being our ears when we were so tired of listening, that we could no longer hear each other. And thank you for being our voice when we felt we could no longer be heard by the other."   Peter & Nancy

Relationship Enhancement Series & Couple's Retreat

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Dating, Considering Getting Married, Engaged or already Married, but want to learn how to make your relationship the best it can be?


As a caring and experienced certified couple’s counselor, I am ready to lead pre-married (dating or engaged) and married couples through a 3-Session Counseling Series/structured curriculum designed to help prepare you for marriage &/or enhance your relationship by:


--Realistically assessing your relationship;

--Exploring important topics you might otherwise avoid;

--Developing communication and conflict resolution skills;

--Becoming aware of important issues that need to be addressed for developing a thriving marriage that lasts for a lifetime :)











If you are seriously dating or already an engaged couple seeking counsel before considering or while planning your wedding, contact Rev Dr. Joe (www.revdrjoe.com) or click on the "Reserve" tab.


Pre-marriage Counseling:

The  Premarital Counseling I provide has been approved by the Prepare-Enrich program. This program allows a seriously dating or already engaged couple to take an approved pre-marriage counseling 3-Session Series where you can learn the skills and acquire the tools you will need for a successful marriage relationship.


Marriage or Re-marriage Counseling:

The  MarriageCounseling I provide has been approved by the Prepare-Enrich program.  If you are married, considering marriage or remarriage, I offer a 3-Session Series to help you navigate the unique issues associated with marriage and parenting or remarriage, step-parenting, and blended families.




I would be honored to meet with you/work with you regarding your “Couple Checkup” Relationship Assessment online results, should you desire to have my facilitation and counseling expertise.  I also offer this “Couple Checkup” 3-Session Series Relationship Assessment as a 1x/month, or as a 1-Day Event, or as a private couple or small group marriage/couple Weekend Retreat, here at The Theosphere Retreat site.  Retreat Events can accommodate small day groups of up to 10, but only up to 8 for overnight guest accommodations.


It’s a wonderful way to renew your vows and enhance your relationship on an intimate getaway retreat at my Sunrise Mountain Studio Guest House.


The goal of the “Couple Checkup” as relationship enhancement is:

1)  Couples will learn how to make a good marriage even better;

2)  Couples will have a relationship enhancement tool they can regularly use to sharpen their skills for growth by enhancing their strengths;

3)  Couples will discover their specific next steps to a stronger relationship.


Summary:  All Relationship Enhancement Counseling provided by The Rev. Dr. Joe has been approved by the Prepare-Enrich program. The Prepare-Enrich website and Facebook page, as well as The Couple’s Checkup site, are intended to be a continuing resource to you on your marital relationship journey; building and enriching a strong marriage.  It is my privilege and honor to assist you;  I hope you will take full advantage of these resources :)


Whether you are Dating, Engaged, Married or Remarried, here The Sunrise Studio for Private Couple Retreat or The Sky Suite for Group Couples Retreat provide a warm, inviting space for your private or group sessions/program, training and overnight retreat accommodation.  Retreat Events can accommodate small day groups of up to 10, but only up to 8 for overnight guest accommodations.











Registration ... FEES:

3-Session Counseling Seriesas 1x/month, or as a 1-Day Event @ $450 for 3-Session Series, includes On-line Testing/Relationship Assessment Inventory and 4 hrs of face to face counseling

Any additional counseling sessions are as follows ---

Individual/couple/counseling &/or healing-based guided imagery (45-50mins):        $125.00


Special Overnight/Weekend Rate @ The Sunrise Studio Guest House:

1.  Lodging rate:  $135/per night/couple lodging (2 night minimum; plus 1x cleaning fee: $85);

"Special Offer" $20 reduction via Airbnb "Invitation to Join" email only, which you will receive prior to completing your profile/ reservation. 

2. "Special Offer" Overnight 3-Session Series :  $375 includes Relational Assessment tool/inventory + 4 hrs. face to face feedback facilitation/counseling.


NOTE:  no meals are included; you may bring pre-prepared food for reheating/grilling; local dining-out options included in packet (see Guest Policy Agreement).


“First duty of LOVE is to listen”--Paul Tillich


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Come on retreat... offering counseling and spiritual practice as transformative through relational connectedness on the direct path of centering prayer, contemplation, mindful meditation, and guided imagery, while supporting the healing and wellness of body, mind, and spirit in this sacred space of awe & wonder!

Private Couple Retreat or Group Couple Check-up ;

--As a Series: __1x/month or __1 Day or __Overnight/Weekend