Marriage Conciliation
It’s not over… but something has got to change

Advantages of Conciliation


Resolving conflict within marriage is essential for nurturing lasting, loving relationships. Unfortunately, inevitable conflict is more often avoided than addressed. When it finally is addressed, the level of intensity involved is often unhealthy. We seek to help couples and families restore relationships and resolve conflict as well as develop and apply healthy means of addressing and resolving disputes in the future. Marriage conciliation can help bring peace and harmony back into a broken marriage relationship.

70% of the cases we handle involve family relationships. At Conflict to Peace, a male/female team of experienced conciliators will meet with you and your spouse in separate, confidential intake / pre-mediation sessions of at least two hours to gain an understanding of your differing perspectives and explore approaches to resolution. Before the joint sessions begin, we will be providing homework and potentially additional coaching with a focus on your contributions to the conflict and a productive path forward.

During the joint conciliation sessions that follow we encourage each party to share their hopes and expectations for the marriage and, if applicable, their children. We will help you identify and unpack the major issues contributing to the conflict and help you seek to understand and dismantle any barriers to achieving resolution. We will guide you through forgiveness and reconciliation of personal relationship conflicts. Where needed, we will encourage you to confess and to offer forgiveness to one another; opening the door to reconciliation. Once barriers are removed we will brainstorm with you in search of creative solutions to material issues. Lastly, we will help you arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement, which resolves your differences and strengthens your marriage.

We have helped couples address and resolve instances or patterns of anger, verbal and physical abuse, unfaithfulness, financial mismanagement, addictive behaviors and poor communication, any of which can lead to broken marriages. We also can help couples renew marital intimacy; rebuild trust; resolve parenting issues; (re)establish healthy communication; and, recommit to their marital covenant.

Our approach is not based on clinical or traditional marriage counseling models, but rather a biblical conflict resolution and mediation model.

Our mediators are certified through the Judicial Council of the Virginia Supreme Court but we help with divorce, separation, custody, support, and other family law matters with parties from any jurisdiction in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including Virginia, Maryland, or beyond.

Please call us with any questions or to arrange a free initial consultation. We can evaluate your situation and recommend a specific approach that best suits the nature of the conflict and everyone’s needs and beliefs. You can then decide for yourselves how you wish to proceed.

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…I was so impressed with how you handled our time together. No matter what was said from either [my wife] or me it was evident that you weren't jumping on either bandwagon but diligently worked in a gracious way to lead us to resolutions and to a degree a greater understanding of Christ and the gospel throughout the process. I'm sure it takes tremendous gifting and skill to do what you do and I just want to encourage you that your artful abilities were shining through.

Grace filled communication is the key to resolution and peace. Our experienced conciliators provide that key.

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 (KJV)