Discernment Mediation assists couples who are experiencing a crisis in their relationship. Mediation is not a form of counseling. A mediator is a neutral third party who can help you talk about the issues that are causing conflict in your relationship.

Discernment Mediation is focused on helping you to talk and make decisions that lead to a healthy life.  We rejoice when this leads to the restoration of a happy marriage but we acknowledge that separation or divorce are sometimes necessary steps toward health. 

These are issues where Discernment Mediation can be of assistance.

1. You are having difficulty talking with your spouse about the crisis in your marriage.
2. You are having difficulty identifying the issues that are causing conflict in your marriage.
3. You want to address issues of addiction, abuse, or infidelity.
4. You want to address issues related to mental health.
5. You are considering separation and divorce.
6. You want to address concerns about alienation or disinterest.

What is involved?

Discernment Mediation is a process. The process usually begins with a phone conversation.  This conversation can help you to decide if Discernment Mediation will help you.

Following this conversation you may want to meet for an initial consultation.  There is no charge for this meeting.  You may choose to meet with us as an individual or as a couple. Either approach is appropriate. 

During the consultation we will meet with you to listen to your concerns and help you understand the mediation process.  Following the consultation you can decide if you would like to proceed with a discernment process.

Mediation is a voluntary process that can be concluded by either partner or the mediator at any time and for any reason.

A word on discernment

Prayer and spiritual direction can be invaluable support when you are trying to make difficult decisions. We are in touch with several pastoral ministers who can offer you this support.

Your well-being and the well-being of your family are vitally important. We will be glad to respond to your questions.

For more information contact Madeline: 306-361-9318 or

email: pmolivebranch@gmail.com