Marriage relationships and family relationships are unique to all our other relationships. It is in marriage and family relationships that we desire and find many of our greatest joys. We also experience some of our greatest sorrows in those same relationships. Those sorrows are often broken or strained relationships as a result of some form of conflict.
CRG Marriage and Family conciliation services are specifically designed to offer hope and help in those situations. Our marriage and family services, while following our general conciliation process, have been tailored, through years of experience, to promote reconciliation and restoration in these most important relationships.
In marriage or family conciliation the parties are assisted to see clearly and beyond the entangling dynamics and perspectives that have developed. Conciliators help the parties to see how that importance of relationship can aid
them in resolving the current significant conflicts and equipping the parties to resolve future conflicts as well.
While resolving both relational and substantive issues within the conciliation the individuals also learn how to resolve their conflicts biblically on their own. They learn to listen for and value the interests of one another, how to reconcile offenses, build trust and conflict resolution skills that will benefit them in the future. Marriage and family conciliation is solution oriented, primarily dealing directly with very specific conflicts, but it also includes understanding the history, priorities, and values of the parties and their relationships.
Conciliation with couples or families does provide some insight to the why’s
and how’s of relational dynamics, heart issues, attitudes, behavior and interests held by parties. It is not, however, deep counseling or psychotherapy and any issues discovered or encountered will not be treated during the conciliation.
Those insights are reflected in the summary and plan that the couple or family develop during the conciliation process. Spouses and family members are assisted in developing a summary and plan that reflects their own unique stories and challenges. The plan usually includes changes in communication, personal growth for those involved, setting clear expectations, and steps to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals, among other things. That plan could include
counseling or therapy for issues that may come to light during the conciliation process.
Applying the hope of the Gospel and principles of biblical conflict resolution with experienced marriage and family conciliators creates a safe environment and provides the help needed to find lasting reconciliation and a plan for the future.