True Relationships intensives

4-Day Marriage intensive

A Marriage Intensive is a great option for couples wanting a more direct therapy approach. Through a series of back to back sessions and homework, an intensive is able to gain ground and reconnect a couple with a speed that weekly sessions cannot. See FAQ's below.

Counseling in this format prevents the tendency to spend your weekly sessions going over all that has transpired since your last session, and instead focuses on discovering the root cause of your disconnect and introduce tools to begin the process of healing and restoration. 

The Intensive is not an instant cure all, but it is the best way to maximize your efforts. This option can help couples who are motivated to transform conflict into connection in the shortest time possible.

Intensives are available in both Live and Video-counseling formats.

For more information, or to begin the scheduling process call: 937.510.5595


  • Who leads the Intensives at True Relationships?  Generally, our Founder and Director of Counseling, Rev. Tim Buttrey, is the lead for all Intensives. The Intensive sessions may be augmented by one of our other counselors or therapists.
  • Are the Intensives always at True Relationships' offices in Ohio? No. Typically the best approach is for a couple to leave everything behind and come to us in Ohio to get away from their responsibilities, buckle down and focus exclusively on their marriage. Local couples have even stayed in a hotel in order to focus entirely on each other, God, and their assignments during the intensive. In light of 2020's pandemic, video-based therapy has proven effective in most situations. In order to use video-based therapy there are specific requirements to ensure a strong digital connection. A third option is for the client to cover the expenses incurred for their counselor to travel and stay in the city where they live. In addition, a private office will need to be secured (such as a local church.) 
  • What are some of the key aspects of a 4-Day Marriage Intensive? Unique to TR, we spend more than half of each day in counseling with the individual couple. After each day's counseling the couple then embarks on the designated homework. Our approach is unique to each couple. We refer to it as "organic." Although there are many tools, principles, and values that are frequently taught, the steps to redemption are rarely the same for each couple.
  • What is the cost of a 4-Day Marriage Intensive? $3000. The cost comes from blending Tim's normal hourly rate with the added time and resources required for an intensive.  If Tim travels to the couple, then his travel expenses would be additional. 
  • Do you offer Intensives that are fewer days? Exceptions are possible, but not recommended. From our experience with intensives, the set time of 4 days works best. Generally speaking, fewer than four days is not advised for couples that are experiencing traumatic circumstances or imminent divorce. Fewer days will be considered in situations that warrant it.