Ask anyone trained in Discernment Counseling and they’ll agree: the structure of this protocol is as game-changer for how to work with spouses in very different emotional and relational spaces. The models of couples therapy are designed with a foundational assumption that both spouses are motivated to work on their marriage in a couples therapy context. That is not true for up to 30% of couples who show up and may be better served initial by this other protocol—and then transitioning to couples therapy if they choose that path.