We Believe That:
- Marriage in America is in grave trouble.
- That a healthy marriage is the bedrock of any civilization and through it the next generation receives the core and best values of that civilization.
- Without a preponderance of healthy marriages a civilization will crumble.
- The current cultural tide against sustained, successful marriages in America negatively impacts our nation’s future more than any other factor.
- The Clearing can, should and must be part of changes needed to redirect the future of marriage in America.
It is a Fact That:
- Married people live longer than the unmarried or divorced.
- Married people are more successful in careers, earn more, and accumulate more wealth.
- Children of married couples tend to be more academically successful, more emotionally stable, and more often assume leadership roles.
- Children with married parents have the lowest odds of poverty out of all family arrangements.
- Happily married employees increase profitability, while unhappily married employees decrease profitability.
- Happily married employees are healthier, have improved immune system functioning and can handle stress better.
- Happily married couples are more loyal and stable employees, with less job turnover, less absenteeism, and greater dependability.
We Have Observed That:
- Most people genuinely desire to be married and have a healthy marriage.
- Traditional hourly/weekly marriage counseling is too often too little and too late.
- Small group intensive (4 day) professionally guided retreats are efficient and remarkably effective.
- “Intensives” have emerged as the cutting edge marriage therapy technique of choice.
The Clearing Mission
To make group marriage intensive technology available throughout America to all who desire to renew, refresh or restore their marriage for themselves and future generations.
The Clearing is a channel of healing for our culture – one marriage at a time.