Empowering Reality Stars and Every Day Couples to Thrive in Marriage with Elizabeth Carroll
Marriage Bootcamp with Elizabeth Carroll
Elizabeth Carroll is probably best known for her time on the TV show Marriage Bootcamp, alongside her husband, Jim. She shares their adorable yet hilarious story of finding each other on Plenty of Fish (an online dating service) date after her first marriage ended. Since then, Elizabeth has been busy working alongside Jim to build Marriage Bootcamp, a seminar that helps save and empower marriages.
Counselors suggest that the Marriage Boot Camp is the Best Marriage Retreat available for modern day couples. Jim Carroll, the founder of the seminar, has more than 20 years specializing in healing relationships and changing lives. Taking practices from all fields, we use a unique and successful combination of mental games, drills, competitions, and experiential events to raise your awareness and deepen your relationship on every level. Couples who attend the Marriage Boot Camp will also be attending the Life Enrichment Boot Camp simultaneously, at no additional cost.
Sophie, our Founder will be attending Life Enrichment Bootcamp this September, so if you come be sure to find her to say hi!
Join us as we explore everything from the quirks of online dating to finding your true self to sex addiction and its impact on relationships.
In this podcast, Sophie and Elizabeth discuss...
How online dating led to her finding her true love
The beginnings of Marriage Bootcamp - (Spoiler alert: it started with Jim Carroll being tricked into a marriage seminar, and quickly realizing how valuable it was)
The importance of growing and developing your authentic self for relationship success
How communication can make or break a relationship, and the MVP acronym - mirror, validate and hope - as a guide for effective communication
Emotional language vs. Logical language, how couples can miss each other without understanding the difference
The ABC's - Action, Belief and Consequence - that every situation can be broken down into, and how this can help
The negative impact of sex addiction on a relationship
How 30-90 days of abstinence can help reset your sex life and get you back on the right track
The importance of sticking by your partner while blending a family, even if your children are rebelling
The hands-on, active nature of Marriage Bootcamp and how healing can be fun and creative
How to use fights with your partner to understand what unfinished business you might have in your past, and turn it into an opportunity for healing
“I’d been through enough that I knew a tender, vulnerable heart when I saw one.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“When you’re dating, a man has to fulfill the three basics, the three P's, they should be able to provide, protect and pursue.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“The key to having a really great relationship, and the key to doing life really really well, is finding your authentic self. If your authentic self doesn’t have space to grow and mature and be all it’s going to be, then your life is going to be harder.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“The more you live in your strengths, the more joy and energy and life you’re going to have.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“When you come to the bootcamp, you’re not going to sit in a boring lecture, ever. What you see in the TV show, where there’s a lot of action, where you’re in an action scene of your own making, is what you experience.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“We communicate in a million different ways, and sometimes writing out ‘I love you’ with your butt is one of those ways.” -Elizabeth Carroll
“We are attracted to our unfinished business, so the best advice I would give couples is that when they are fighting ask, "Is this the opportunity to clean up some unfinished business? Is this an opportunity for healing?” -Elizabeth Carroll
“Love has to be intentional. It’s not just a feeling, it’s a decision, it’s a commitment.” -Elizabeth Carroll