Intimacy in Marriage – Experiencing True Connection

Creating marital connections, more intimately.

Is your marriage a dream or a nightmare? Do you feel fully known by your spouse? Do you know what true intimacy in marriage is supposed to be?

The Intimacy in Marriage Weekend examines the various types of intimacy – spiritual, emotional and physical – as well as the challenges of experiencing true intimacy. You and your spouse will discover and understand what is needed for healthy, whole and God-centered intimacy.

Don’t settle for a miserable marriage, or even one that’s just ok.  It is possible to experience a new level of intimacy and have a great marriage!

About the Weekend

You’ll Learn About:

  • Spiritual intimacy
  • True intimacy & connection
  • Communicating on a deeper level
  • The impact of disconnection
  • Forgiveness
  • Attachment styles
  • Being a sexually competent husband
  • Being a sexually confident wife
  • Your family of origin & its effects on your marriage
  • Conflict resolution
  • Challenges to intimacy
  • Repairing your side of the street
  • A plan for moving forward


All married or engaged couples — whether your marriage is on the verge of divorce, or it’s been good for years but feels like it’s lacking a deep soul connection.

Important note for engaged couples – this weekend will be very beneficial to your future marriage. You and your fiancé will be in a small process group with other engaged couples.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Friday 3:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – noon

Attendance for all sessions is required

  • 2 meals: Friday dinner; Saturday lunch
  • Saturday’s dinner is on your own to give each couple time to share & connect
  • Breakfasts are on your own
  • 9 teaching sessions
  • 5 small process group sessions facilitated by a credentialed New Life Network Counselor
  • 1 half hour private session with your group facilitator
  • All program materials

Hotel accommodations are not included, but a group rate has been negotiated with the host hotel. While you are not required to stay at the host hotel, to enhance the weekend experience and ensure all distractions are left behind, we highly encourage staying at the hotel.

Special discounts are available for Club New Life members as well as those who have attended other New Life intensives. You must call New Life to receive these special discounts. These rates are not available online. Scholarships based on financial need are also available. To apply please call (800) NEW-LIFE.

If you cancel 14 days or more prior to the weekend, you’ll receive a refund of the amount you’ve paid minus a $200 cancellation fee per person. If you cancel less than 14 days before the start of the weekend or “no show” for the weekend, no refund will be given.

Becky BrownBECKY BROWN: Becky is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been with New Life Ministries for over 20 years. She began work with New Life Clinics in private practice and was part of the Counselor network from its beginning. Becky has worked at the New Life Workshops since 2003. She often says she is New Life’s biggest fan- due to having had a front row seat to how God has worked in the lives of so many people over the years!

Becky is the co-author of Understanding and Loving a Person with Bipolar Disorder, 100 Days to Freedom from Fear and Anxiety and 100 Days to Freedom from Anger. Becky is a co-producer and writer for Life Recovery Today TV. Throughout her career at New Life, Becky has held many roles and considers it a privilege to now to serve as the President of New Life Ministries.

Becky and her husband Bruce live in Ohio and enjoy spending time with their adult kids and grandchildren – usually on a boat on the lake.

JJ WestJJ WEST: JJ is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Originally from Central Florida, he received his Masters and Specialist degrees in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. Before becoming a therapist, he worked for several years with college students both with a Christian Organization and on church staffs. He is married and has two children. He enjoys outdoor adventures with his family, traveling to other cultures, good movies, and Florida State University sports.
Laura Mangin-McDonaldLAURA MANGIN-McDONALD: Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years of experience. She is co-founder of Christian Insight For Life, a non-profit teaching and discipleship ministry dedicated to reaching Christians and non-Christians across the globe. Laura’s practice is specifically geared towards helping people heal from early childhood trauma, betrayal, and sexual integrity issues in marriage. She is professionally equipped to walk people through the recovery process based on her years of experience and training, but her personal experience of being betrayed in her marriage and successfully moving through the recovery process carries the most weight. Laura is passionately committed to helping women face the crushing reality of betrayal in their marriages and move them through the recovery process of healing and hope for the future!

Throughout the weekend you will breakout in to a couples’ small process group facilitated by a credentialed New Life Network Counselor. It is common for some who are not familiar with the group process to feel anxious and uncertain about this part of the workshop. Be assured your facilitator will create a safe space to process what you are learning in the main sessions.

You will experience support and connection with others in your group. Many alum say this the best part of the weekend!

New Life offers ongoing weekly coaching groups to help you continue your journey to true intimacy. These groups meet via telephone/video call.


“This workshop gave me new hope and encouragement for our marriage so we can leave a lasting legacy for our children. Without your ministry, we would have had no hope. Thank you for all you do. We will continue to support your ministry.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsPaula

“After my husband completed Every Man’s Battle and myself Restore, this was the next step in our marriage to rebuild after betrayal. The speakers and counselors were amazing and transparent! I am so glad we came and can add the workshop skills we built to our toolbox. We truly experienced expressing feelings and we had never been that raw before.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsDenise

“They answered the questions you are afraid to ask! I could see a difference in our marriage in just 3 days. It’s worth the money. Our marriage is worth it!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsBrent

“I have no idea how good our marriage can get..but I know want to experience it!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsSandy

“I wasn’t sure what to expect coming into this conference, but I was pleasantly surprised right from the start. I found myself listening intently, eager to hear new ideas and techniques that could be used to improve my relationship with my wife.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsRobert

“I traveled from Anxious to Hopeful over the weekend. What a safe place to open my heart. I know the road will still be long but I feel better prepared to address the issues and avoid the pit falls. Time and money well spent.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsMark

“I realize now that the intimacy that I have had with my wife was not intimacy at all. It needs to be much, much more. Thank you for the wake-up call that I can restore, not “create” the relationship and marriage that God wants for us.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsJim

“In 47 years of marriage I don’t remember ever feeling this close and bonded to my husband. The love we thought was gone has been awakened and rekindled to better than before. All the years of illness and stress had hardened our hearts. I tried to seek counseling several times but my husband was resistant every time I tried. I can’t explain what happened or why he agreed to go (to the workshop) but he was willing! He has opened his heart to me and I’m drawn in! For the first time in 15 years we hold hands, hug one another, and make eye contact. We are working on conversation and compromise and we smile a lot!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsSusan

“My wife and I have had years of counseling and marriage retreats of all kinds and faiths but this workshop touched on and exposed completely new areas of my life and marriage that need to be addressed along with tools that will bring about change and restoration to help me become the husband I am created to be.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsPaul

“This workshop should be mandatory to get a marriage license! Wish I had attended sooner than 41 years into the marriage.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsTerry

Upcoming Weekend:

July 26-28: Washington, DC

$700per person

October 25-27: Dallas, TX

$700per person
Intimacy in Marriage

Your registration includes:

  • 2 meals: Friday dinner; Saturday lunch
  • 9 teaching sessions
  • 5 small private process group sessions facilitated by a credentialed New Life Network Counselor
  • 1 half hour private session with your group facilitator
  • All program materials
How healthy is your marriage?

Not sure this is for you? Take our short intimacy quiz.

Articles and Resources

Still Have Questions?

Click here to contact us online or
call us at 800-NEW-LIFE (639-5433)