RESTORE: Hope when marriage is hard

Does your marriage need an infusion of hope? Willow Creek offers classes and workshops that help your relationship get unstuck and on its way. Explore offerings at all Willow campuses by clicking on your preferred location below.

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RESTORE: Hope when marriage is hard

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR OUR FALL WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. If you register below, you'll receive priority access to our winter session and your registration will be added to our fall waitlist. You'll be notified if space becomes available.

September 22–November 14 | Register HERE.

  • Session 1:  8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Saturday, September 22
  • Sessions 2–9: 7–9 p.m. | Wednesdays, September 26–November 14
  • Cost: $30 per person for all nine sessions ($60/couple). Scholarships available.
  • Location: Willow Creek South Barrington

  • In this high-challenge workshop, couples can find freedom from habits, behaviors, and hard-to-break patterns that sabotage the connection and intimacy they desire in their marriage. Taught by therapists, pastors, and skilled teachers each spring and fall. 

    • Find hope and healing for wounds that feel unsolvable.
    • Identify toxic behaviors—and get tools to change them.
    • Outsmart the relational patterns that keep you stuck.
    • Resolve nagging issues that just won't go away.
    • Understand why you get triggered and how to deescalate a heated conversation.
    • Learn skills to move your relationship from surviving to thriving.

    Looking for immediate help in your marriage?

    Seeing a counselor before attending the RESTORE workshop can increase the workshop's helpfulness and be highly beneficial for your marriage. Get referrals for licensed Christian therapists by calling the church and asking to speak with a response pastor. 

    847-765-5000 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday


What past participants are saying

  • "This workshop was life-changing." —Emilio
  • "It was eye-opening for me to realize I'm not alone." —Ryan
  • "RESTORE was extremely helpful—much more than I even expected." —Kristi
  • The RESTORE table leaders were awesome. Made it much easier to open up." —Tim
  • "I'm grateful for how RESTORE helped my husband and me heal—and take care of our marriage." —Tammi

What happens in RESTORE?

  • Hear life-changing concepts and principles taught in a large-group setting by psychologists, licensed therapists, and pastors.
  • Engage in confidential table groups that create space for couples to learn from one another alongside wise, trained facilitators who have navigated their own seasons of marital distress.


Email Karis Reichert  or call 224-512-2186.