Have you drifted beyond “discouraged” to “desperate?” Have you realized that your marriage is crashing and burning, and it won’t get better without help? We have help!

 Your interest in a marriage intensive means that you believe there is still hope for your marriage. That’s all we ask … that you can still see a flicker of life … and have a willingness to fan that flame back into a meaningful marriage. You owe it to yourself, your spouse and your children to make that effort.

Acknowledging your need for an intervention … or a miracle … is the first step to transforming your relationship. You might believe you’re too far apart … too hurt and damaged … or too far gone to save your marriage. We believe that our time together can help you begin to stop the craziness so you can begin putting your relationship with God and each other back together again.

May we encourage you … before you choose to extinguish the flame of your marriage forever, to make at least one more try?

2019 Dates: November 15-17 and December 6-8

Register Today – call House on the Rock at 717.299.8969 or you can email us at

What is a “Fan the Flame Marriage Intensive”?


These marriage intensives are more than a couple’s weekend retreat. They are intimate, personalized coaching sessions designed to help you identify and address your specific needs. Intensives are more powerful than one-hour counseling sessions because they keep you both focused on your issues for an extended period of time. You will receive approximately 20-25 hours of personalized counseling, coaching and attention in a group setting over your 3 days in our very accommodating and all-inclusive marriage counseling retreat experience. We customize our sessions to meet your needs.

Most people have apprehensions about marriage counseling in a group format … yet we’ve found that couples can’t stop talking about how helpful it was for them. Also, independent research shows that men show higher levels of satisfaction in a group format than individual settings. 

What intensive alumni are saying….

 “It was a pleasure to be with them (Bruce and Karen) during our sessions. They have an authentic and true desire to see our marriage thrive. Their concern for helping us through the areas of our relationship that have been road blocks comes through during the sessions and afterwards during the down times of the intensive. They navigated us through some heated and tough discussions to bring us back to the reality that our marriage relationship and covenant is for a lifetime. Let’s focus on the good that can come out of it. Enjoyed them and continue to appreciate and support their ministry.”

“My advice to couples is GO!! Do whatever you can to get there. Our marriage was transformed and yours can be too!” 

Where are these intensives held?

We want you to get away from the distractions and daily routines that complicate your life so you can focus on yourselves and your marriage. You will be our guests here at Harvey Cedars, staying in the Bayview Lodge, and eating meals at the Dining Room.

Your job … is to concentrate on yourselves and your marriage … our mission is to focus on you. 

You will Receive:

  • 20-25 hours of personalized attention from 1 coaching / counseling couple

  • 2 nights of lodging

  • All your meals included

  • 15-Week Follow up program

We accept up to three married couples per session.


How do I sign up?

Your next step is to call House on the Rock at 717.299.8969 or email – they can answer your questions, help you decide if an intensive is appropriate for you, discuss cost and payment information, and get you registered! Reservations will not be made directly through Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.

Sample Schedule:

  • Arrive for Intensive on Friday … check in time is 12 pm

  • Friday Afternoon Session begins at 1:00 pm

  • Get acquainted time with your coaches and other couples

  • Dinner Together

  • Evening Session

  • Retire for evening

  • Breakfast

  • Morning sessions with break

  • Lunch

  • Afternoon sessions with breaks and projects

  • Dinner

  • Evening session with couple’s project

  • Retire for evening

  • Breakfast

  • Final closing sessions

  • Lunch

  • Depart for Home