Our Mission is to create
a safe and supportive environment in which to nurture committed
relationships. We focus on modeling the behaviors, attitudes and
actions that keep relationships strong. We also identify habits and
patterns that tend to weaken and sabotage relationships.
option to join an on-going couples group is one of the distinctive
characteristics of Heart to Heart. Between 40% to 60% of the couples
who have participated in our weekends have joined on-going groups.
Some of these groups meet monthly for a year or two, others have been
together for three to 15 years, and at least one group has been meeting for
more than 22 years. We believe this testifies to the powerful
structure and impact of creating community to support and nurture couples
and their commitments to each other. The lives and relationships of
numerous participants have been strengthened through Heart to Heart.
The organizers of Heart to
Heart are committed to having at least one lesbian or gay couple on the
3-couple teams that facilitate 'traditional' retreat weekends. About 15% to 30% of our participants are gay or lesbian, in both
the weekend and on-going groups. We are committed to gender, ethnic
and spiritual diversity in our program, practice and perspective.