...and congratulations! You've come to the right place to join us on the Journey into Love-- two great paths to one great marriage: Journey, the Relationship Retreat, and Journey, the most unique multmedia experience for couples you'll ever find. Whether you choose to enter the Journey by personal retreat or via the digital experience, or by combining both, you'll find the help you need here, especially if...
- You're single or engaged and want to wisely prepare for success in marriage
- You're married and need the tools to heal, grow, and protect your relationship
- You're a therapist or pastor looking for a solid training experience for couples that will empower them and support your work together
- You are looking for a more meaningful wedding gift that will help equip newlyweds for success as they launch their marriage.
NOTE: The Journey into Love (JiL) is available now for immediate download!
Just click on any of the "Buy Now" links below to purchase it and you can begin the Journey right now. JIL is far more than a typical book, and at 14.99, it's an extraordinary value.
If you would like to try a test-walk on the Journey click here.
Journey into Love--the multmedia at-home experience, is one of the most innovative resources ever developed for couples, and because it is downloadable, you can begin using the program within minutes of ordering. We have worked for years to create the Journey--a marriage of clinical expertise and the latest digital/online technology that presents a powerful, truly entertaining program uniquely designed to help men and women build stronger, richer relationships.
The Journey begins with the click of a mouse and includes...
Brief Audio MiniLessons packed with great information...
Outstanding Graphics to enhance learning...
Great COLORFUL Photography to further drive home key points, and...
Original Music by composer/guitarist Tom Gannaway
In marriage, our goal as partners is to love one another richly, support each other in the pursuit of personal wholeness, find joy as a family, and share our gifts for the good of others. Yet, if you are like most couples, you'll agree that marriage can be uniquely and enormously challenging. The Journey into Love multimedia experience is designed to inspire and empower you to overcome these challenges enroute to fulfilling this great vision of marriage!
Moments after you enter the Journey, you'll realize that this high quality, substance-rich experience will truly equip you to succeed in your partnership. In fact, the tools and insights in the Journey will help you connect more deeply and communicate more effectively with your children, your parents--in all your relationships!
Why should you choose to invest in the Journey? We'll let Jim Marshall explain:
"Recently, you may have heard yourself or your partner saying:
'I know we need counseling, but we can't afford it right now'.
Yet, when your marriage is struggling too, what can you do? There is no substitiute for professional counseling. The cost may seem too great, but even greater are the emotional and financial costs of a failed marriage!
First, as a therapist I would never discourage you from getting the clinical help you need. But with the exception of couples in true emergent crisis, I urge you to make the Journey into Love your first step towards a healthy relationship.
For less that the cost of one hour of marriage counseling you can own the Journey -- with full access to the key information I teach my clients over the course of many sessions. Certainly no training experience can take the place of therapy, but a key part of therapy is education.
Why not get that education when the clinical clock isn't ticking at over 100.00 per hour? I'll share it with you right here in the Journey.
Let us offer you a few more reasons why Jim's help on the marriage Journey may be right for you...
So, as you consider letting me lead you on the Journey into Love, I'll offer you the same promise and challenge I extend to each of my new clients at MasterCare Institute: "I'll work just as hard as you do". In other words, I will bring my clinical experience and gifts to serve your marriage, but you have to do your part of the work too, if you want to truly succeed. I've done my part by carefully crafting the Journey into Love, making it easy and enjoyable for you to use (and offering support as you begin). You'll be inspired to do your part as you become engaged in the Journey's interactive learning process. And, if you invest a modest amount of effort each week, you can enjoy significant gains in your relationship.
Reason #3: The Journey into Love is a rich interactive experience that will prepare you to...
Understand what it means to really Love each other richly in daily life. This is more than a fuzzy philosphy: Early in the Journey, Jim will provide a description of real love and how to walk it out each day. The Journey will also prepare you to...
Honor each other's dignity...I've found that when partners feel truly honored by one another--one discussion, one day at a time--they succeed on their Journey as a couple. Jim will help you to honor each other this way by equipping you with eye-opening insights and great skills...
Communicate more efffectively... In conducting over 25,000 hours of therapy, many retreats, classes, and various workshops over the years, Jim has successfully trained men and women to more powerfully connect with each other--to gain greater understanding, deeper intimacy, and better ability to enjoy life together. In the Journey into Love Jim will share with you what he has learned, developed, and taught to his clients. And, you can do the Journey right in the comfort of your home or on your own private weekend get-away.
Manage emotions that sabotage relationships... Research indicates that success in marriage and in healing of relationships depends on more than basic communication skills. The Journey will give you powerful tools to listen and talk together more skillfully. But to succeed you must also strengthen your ability to manage emotional energy as you deal with the issues in daily life that matter most to you. (Have you noticed that it's hardest to control your emotions when trying to talk through important issues? Do you tend to "hide" your emotions, "blow up", or a little of both? We'll work on that!)
The ability to manage intense emotions in marriage is absolutely essential to grow and protect a respectful, more deeply loving relationship. Most books on marriage will tell you that too, but often they don't equip you with 'hands-on' tools to help you more effectively manage your emotions. In the Journey Jim will give you many "distress tolerance" tools that will help you prevent toxic conflicts, which can damage your attachment to one another.
Create a rich "Positive Center" in your marriage. Research on how couples survive and thrive shows that even great communication training and emotion management skills aren't enough to assure your success in marriage. Current research tells us that success in marriage also depends on partners joining together to proactively build what Jim Marshall calls "The Positive Center" of your marriage. This means building intimate connections--experiences that are intentionally and entirely positive: fun, playful, soul-to-soul, stress-free experiences. In short, you must reclaim the ability to turn your hearts more deeply toward each other (as Dr. John Gottman would say).
Building this Positive Center is enjoyable and helps you both feel emotionally safe, more respected, and more deeply cherished. In the Journey, Jim will show you how to build the Positive Center of your marriage by the day, the week, the month...for a lifetime!
Reason #4: For many men, reading marriage books seems boring and often feels more like washing their faces with sandpaper! So we designed the Journey into Love with men in mind--they can enjoy it just as much as their wives...
Don't get the wrong idea: of course most men care about their relationships too. But they usually believe that women know more about the whole topic of marriage than they do. After all, women typically do spend more time thinking, reading, and talking with friends about "all that relationship stuff", right? And men are aware that their wives are often disappointed in them. All this can leave a guy with really mixed feelings when his partner asks: "Can't we just sit and talk about our relationship...(or)...read this book?"
In fact, the research shows that emotionally loaded communication between a man and woman is more stressful to the male brain. So, since all human beings are designed to avoid pain, men tend to avoid "heavy" discussions that they expect to get emotional. (You'll learn more about all this when you enter the Journey).
But here's the point: the Journey into Love was designed strategically as an experience that most men will actually want to pursue with their wives. That's because The Journey into Love is different: it brings men into a comfort zone--relaxed in front of the computer enjoying a multi-sensory, point-and-click experience, and making their wives happy at the same time. (And how often does that combination happen!?)
Books are great. Of course Jim Marshall reads and recommends couples to as well. Women like books about marriage because females are more apt to define their success in life by the richness of their relationships. So, women are moved to read lots of articles and books on the subject. But most husbands don't like to read books on marriage because men define themselves by their achievement. Thus, they are drawn to activities that feel like an adventure. Guys will typically walk right past the marriage bestseller and reach for Sports Illustrated, an action novel, or just plunk down in front of Terminator 3 for the third time!
So, women: If you want your man to join you in relationship-building work, you need to invite him into something more than a book. Invite him to share an ADVENTURE he'll enjoy as you learn together--the Journey into Love! It's an interactive experience that is...
Stimulating and engaging!
And Men: you can rest assured that the entire Journey was designed to be an Ugly-Free Zone. This means throughout the experience you will hear me repeatedly reminding both partners to avoid pointing fingers, being critical, or judging. Instead you will be on equal ground, with each partner focusing on personal growth and giving encouragement. The Journey into Love sets you up for success, not humiliation. And the investment you make to roll up your sleeves and lead your wife on the Journey gives her concrete evidence of your love.
Unlike books on marriage, the Journey was designed in accord with what the research tells us about how people can best sustain interest, absorb information, and apply it in real life. Here are some of the features:
Most of the information is presented in audio MiniLessons that are very brief: 3 minutes or less. This prevents overload from TMI (Too Much Information). So, instead of getting bored, the presentations will hold your interest while you're learning.
Every lesson is multisensory: you can hear it, see it, and touch it (via mouse or touch pad to highllight keypoints, navigate in and out of lessons, print out exercises, etc.)
Every MiniLesson is enhanced by full COLOR visuals (which studies have shown to improve our ability to recall printed information). We've made the Journey super COLORFUL by adding beautiful photography and graphics to illustrate and emphasize key points.
Equipping Exercises: these are provided after every lesson to reinforce what you've learned and help you put key ideas and skills to work right away.
Jim Marshall created the Journey with these special features to make the work of marriage building more appealing to wives and their husbands. Its development has required a far bigger investment of time and expense than typical marriage books, CDs or DVDs. However, the resulting quality of the Journey as an educational experience was well worth the input. At less than the cost of one marital counseling session (and a 100% satisfaction guarantee), we're confident it will be worth your investment too!
Usually, because the chapters are many minutes in length, it takes too long to find what you are looking for. So you may get frustrated and give up. That's not exactly the kind of start that motivates couples to "stay with the program" and finish strong, is it? Well, the Journey is different! It's interactive menu, navigation buttons on every page, and MiniLessons help you easily manuever your way through the program to quickly find just what you're looking for.
The Journey into Love has the two key ingredients of a great training experience: excellent content and a powerful delivery. It's a real interactive experience that helps both men and women stay interested in doing great work together: creating positive change in your marriage while you relax together at home! And the Journey's dynamic, interactive audio-visual format is ideal for marital or premarital groups. (Email us about "volume discounts" at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Reason #5: Choosing the Journey into Love is a smart decision. And a safe one. You will get...
A 100% MONEY BACK guarantee if you use the Journey as instructed and aren't fully satisfied with its quality and value.
IMMEDIATE DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF THE JOURNEY, which means you can begin enjoying within minutes. And you will have access via hyperlinks from Journeyintolove.com to a huge list of organizations and resources to support your personal health, the growth of your relationship, and the growth of the whole family.
A GREAT COLLECTION OF ARTICLES written by Jim Marshall on a variety of key marriage topics such as "Rules and Tools for Managing Conflict", "Becoming Healing Partners: Deeper Compassion through Deeper Insight about Trauma", and "Sexual Love in Marriage: Surrounding Eros with Agape".
PERSONAL COUPLES COACHING from Jim Marshall by phone, email. or webcam at a discounted rate. For more information on confidential coaching, contact us at: Jim@JourneyIntoLove.com
ACCESS TO an extensive ONLINE LIST of MORE GREAT RESOURCES AND BOOKS to help your marriage, many of which were reviewed by Jim Marshall.
Are you ready to order now? Remember that the Journey into Love comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And you will learn skills and gain insights that require several sessions to teach Jim's clients but at a total cost less than a single session of marital therapy."
* Important: the Journey into Love is not a substitute for marital therapy or other personal psychological or psychiatric care. If you are struggling with serious mental health problems such as addiction or severe depression, or if marital issues such as physical abuse exist we strongly recommend that you seek help from a mental health professional in addition to using the Journey to build insights and skills.