From couples who are getting married (Pre-Marital Coaching):

“The two of you are playing a very important part in making sure this marriage starts out on the right foot! The inventory has already been insightful to both of us.” – J&C

“Definitely worth doing. Thought provoking. Brought out topics we had not discussed. Excited about things we’ve learned.” -  M&J

“We appreciate your insight and experience and look forward to a long/healthy marriage thanks in part to the guidance you provided us with at the start.” – J&N

“Thank you so much for sharing in our special day with us. Also for all of your guidance prior to the wedding. We will take that knowledge throughout our marriage.” - M&A

“We had so much fun and learned so much from our sessions.” – D&M

“Just know that we enjoyed each session we had at your home. We learned a lot.” – J&K

“Our marriage preparation course with Harry and Carol opened our eyes to so many issues that we seldom discussed. We had a good relationship with God prior to completing the course, but would pray individually. We learned the importance of keeping God at the core of our marriage and to pray together as a couple. It is amazing how much stronger of a bond you feel when you follow these principles. It is obvious when talking with [Harry and Carol] that God has richly blessed their marriage. Aside from the spiritual aspect of the course, we were able to open up to one another about many other issues such as finances, children, intimacy, communication, and household responsibilities. These are vitally important topics to discuss prior to entering into a marriage. Harry and Carol did a wonderful job making us feel at ease when discussing some potentially sensitive topics. They approach the course in a non-judgmental manner and offer a lot of good advice for keeping a marriage happy and healthy. Upon completion of this course, we were able to understand one another more completely. We feel confident that we can face life’s challenges together and continue to grow in love as a married couple.” - C&K

From couples who are married (One-on-One and Workshops):

"Great loving people and mentors.”

“Enjoyed, laughed, cried and felt a connection with the presenters.”

“Truthfulness, emotions, experience helped us a lot.”

“Harry & Carol were so willing to share their experiences (good and tough) so I felt very comfortable.”

“Excellent, genuine, practical workshop!”

“You truly have a special gift.”

“You are truly wonderful people, and we benefit just from hearing your stories.”

“Carol & Harry spoke from the heart! Helpful information. Thank you!”

“I didn’t think we needed a marriage workshop after 41 years! I was so wrong!!!”

“This was a great wake-up call. I will start mending my marriage and keep my husband as priority #1!”

From couples who don't think they want to be married anymore (One-on-One Coaching):
"We got more out of our first session with Harry and Carol than we did in three years of therapy!"

“It was not long after my husband retired that I found myself very disappointed with what being retired ‘together’ was looking like. My expectations certainly were not reality, thus creating misery for both of us. Our pastor recommended Ministries of Hope. We felt we were very fortunate to have had a good marital foundation and we did love each other, that it was important to get some counseling. From the beginning (Session 1), we felt very comfortable discussing our issues with Carol and Harry. They were very good listeners and we felt our conversations were confidential. They helped us to look deep into our own and each other’s challenges; and, with God’s help, working on these together. I think we needed someone on the outside (C&H) looking in at our situation to see more clearly than we looking from the inside. With their help, working through God we both feel we have made the effort and good progress toward a healthy marriage and a happier retirement. Thank you, Carol and Harry.”

 "Unresolved issues in our marriage brought us to a point of seeking legal counsel for a divorce.  As a last-ditch effort, we were referred to Harry and Carol Sweebe at Ministries of Hope for marriage coaching.  As we worked through our personal responses to a very detailed inventory, we learned to really "hear" each other and to see things from each other's perspective.  In spite of the $6,000 non-refundable legal retainer fee we paid, we made the commitment to keep our marriage for a lifetime.  We now have the tools to do just that."