The Scoop: Psychologist Wyatt Fisher is a strong proponent for the institution of marriage. He has set himself the daunting task of lowering the divorce rate in the US by offering counseling services, dating tools, and other relationship-oriented resources. In 2011, Wyatt founded Christian Crush to give Christian singles a secure place to meet and fall in love. He sees the platform as an ideal conduit for lasting love because everyone on the niche site shares similar values, beliefs, and goals. Now he has brought his expertise as a marriage counselor to the platform by designing Marriage Refresh, a couples retreat hosted in Colorado and Texas. The weekend workshops provide participating couples with information they need to heal conflicts and reinforce their marital bonds.
As the child of a broken home, Dr. Wyatt Fisher has a particular soft spot for the issue of divorce. That’s why he pursued his doctorate in clinical psychology and became a professional marriage counselor. His ultimate goal is to help others avoid the pain he and his family went through when his parents split up.
Wyatt runs a marriage counseling center in Boulder, Colorado, where he works with couples for hours at a time. His sessions focus on how to foster intimacy and keep love alive no matter what life throws at you. People don’t typically receive relationship training in school, and so Wyatt fills that gap in his therapy practice.
“It’s staggering to consider how much training and education we receive for our vocation compared to our marriage,” he said.
Additionally, Wyatt founded and now owns a Christian-only dating site called Christian Crush. The niche website provides singles with a values-driven way to meet people who share similar beliefs and backgrounds.
Last year, Wyatt expanded his brand to offer yet another resource for loving Christians in Colorado. The owner of Christian Crush designed the Colorado Marriage Refresh to teach couples how to resolve their conflicts, reinforce their love for one another, and stay together for years to come.
Starting a weekend retreat seemed a natural fit for Wyatt’s professional talents and personal interests. He could use his insight as a marriage counselor and his reputation as a dating site owner to help Christian couples stay on the right path and forge lasting relationships. To this day, he has witnessed dozens of engaged and married couples transform their relationships during the course of the retreat.
“I wanted to not only help people find one another but also help them develop successful relationships,” he said. “I wanted to start providing training for couples on how to have successful relationships long-term. That became the inspiration for our new marriage seminars and webinars.”
Marriage Refresh™ Blends Scripture, Psychology & Research
The Marriage Refresh program gives Christian couples a chance to bring new life to their relationships and strengthen their commitment to one another. The weekend seminars deal with the fundamental aspects of a Christian marriage, including taking responsibility, respecting differences, cultivating intimacy, and making a commitment under the eyes of God.
The couples retreat is open to couples who are engaged as well as couples who are married. Although the event is currently held only in Denver and Dallas, Wyatt said he plans to expand to other areas in the coming years. His goal is to spread the word to as many couples as possible that divorce isn’t necessary if you’re willing to put some work into your relationship.
“We’ve started providing marriage seminars and webinars for couples to help them have successful relationships,” Wyatt said.
The weekend retreat starts bright and early with a discussion of the sanctity of marriage at 8 a.m. Reminding couples of the covenant they entered into can help motivate them to stay focused and positive throughout the day. The seminars then discuss “Owning Our Brokenness” and “Falling in Love Again.” Both of these sections encourage participants to examine themselves and their relationships from a psychological perspective.
Around lunchtime, couples have a chance to take a break and engage in a recreational activity together. At 1:30 p.m., it’s time to discuss attachment issues, sexual practices, and conflict resolution. Each lecture gives spouses time to break off on their own and discuss their thoughts and feelings with one another, so they’re not just passively listening but actively engaging with the lessons.
The formal workshop comes to an end at 5 p.m., at which time spouses have the opportunity to enjoy a date night together.
From start to finish, the Marriage Refresh offers couples a unique experience in Colorado and Texas. The workshop combines the therapeutic effects of marriage counseling with the spiritual healing of Scripture, which has an overall positive and powerful effect on participating couples.
The First Events Have Been a Resounding Success
By marrying his therapy practice with his online dating service, Wyatt has enhanced the relationships of countless couples in Colorado and beyond. The couples retreat has successfully given Christian couples the resources they need to strengthen their bonds and reaffirm their commitment to one another. So far, Christian Crush has collected dozens of positive of reviews from attendees.
“The conference was a 10/10, and it helped us understand the core issues that were causing stress in our relationship,” said one Denver attendant. “The Colorado Marriage Refresh was well worth the time, effort, and money.”
“My husband and I have a pretty solid marriage, but we thought this would be a fun way to reconnect,” said Shaina W. “It was way beyond what we expected. We got some great tips and tricks.”
“I loved how everything was Scripture-based, and Dr. Wyatt was very knowledgeable and to the point.” — A review of the Spring 2018 retreat
“You have taught me the meaningful ways to treat my wife,” said a participant in a review of the retreat, “to be a better husband and soul mate for her.”
“Dr. Fisher has done a fantastic job taking the big concepts and making them practical,” said Debbie H., who has been married 27 years. “We laughed and cried, and our marriage has been refreshed.”
Many couples enjoy having the time to relax and focus on their relationship in a therapeutic setting. Some couples have gone to the retreat as a last resort to save their marriage and walked away full of renewed love and devotion.
Christian Crush is on a Mission to Lower the US Divorce Rate
Dr. Wyatt Fisher has said founded ChristianCrush.com because he wanted to inspire long-term relationships between devout Christians. Over the years, his mission to foster and strengthen marriages has led him to expand his dating services to include a weekend couples retreat in Denver, Colorado.
The dating site’s hands-on workshops and seminars offer couples instrumental guidance based on his clinical experience and marital research. It’s a relationship reboot for devout Christians. By focusing on family values and relationship psychology, the Colorado Marriage Refresh has awakened the love between faithful couples on the brink of divorce.
“This is an extension of our mission statement to help reduce the divorce rate,” Wyatt said, “by providing couples training on how to have successful relationships after they make a connection.”