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Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas Season 1

In 2012 - 2013, Thinkfactory and WeTV brought the toughest challenge yet to Jim and his team. The idea was to stick five of the toughest Bridezillas and their spouses, with marriages on the rocks, in a reality house while Jim, Elizabeth and their team attempted to save the marriages. The show was a big hit for WeTV. Jim and Elizabeth Carroll have been featured on Fox News, Fox and Friends, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Huffington Live, Arthur Kade, Glamour and more.

In 2012, WeTV, aired eight episodes of Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas. The show featured;

Danni and Marlon Starr Kirsten and Seth Walker Melissa and Chris Moore Porsha and Byron Martin Remy Reham and Rob Maaddi

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop, Dana Hamman

Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas Season 2

In 2013, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas for a Season 2. The show featured;

Blanca and Julian Lujan Mai-Lee and Tomas Acea Gloria and Mark Darrington Sofia and Shaun Sulligan Tasha Daniel and Jeff Webster

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Bobby Davis and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 1

In 2014, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Celebrities for a Season 3. The couples include: Jennifer Farley and Roger Mathews (from Jersey Shore and Snooki & Jwoww) Traci Braxton and Kevin Surratt (from Braxton Family Values) Tanisha Thomas and Clive Muir (from Bad Girls Club and Tanisha Gets Married) Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (from The Real Housewives of Orange County) Ryan and Trista Sutter (from The Bachelorette)

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Bobby Davis and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 2

In 2014, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Celebrities for a Season 3. The couples include: Natalie Nunn and Jacob Payne (from Bad Girls Club) Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag (from The Hills) Syleena Johnson and Kiwane Garris (from R&B Divas) Tyson Apostol and Rachel Foulger (from Survivor) Aviva and Reid Drescher (from The Real Housewives of New York City).

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 3

In 2014, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Celebrities for a Season 3. The couples include: Aubrey O'Day and Travis Garland (from Making The Band, All About Aubrey, and The Celebrity Apprentice) Michael Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce (from Jersey Shore and The Sorrentinos) Tami Roman and Reggie Youngblood (from The Real World, Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA) Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd (from Big Brother and The Amazing Race) Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett (from The Girls Next Door and Kendra on Top)

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 4

In 2015, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Celebrities for a Season 4. The couples include: June "Mama June" Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson (from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) Sarah Oliver and Jimmy "Inkman/Ink" Coney (from Bad Girls Club) Sundy and Cedric Carter (from Basketball Wives LA) Benzino and Althea Heart (from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici (from The Bachelor)

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 5

In 2016, WeTV renewed the contract for Marriage Boot Camp: Celebrities for a Season 4. The couples include: Tara Reid & Dean May (from Taradise and Big Brother UK) Lisa D'Amato & Adam Friedman (from America’s Next Top Model) Michelle Money & Cody Sattler (from Bachelor in Paradise) Toya & Mickey "Memphitz" Wright (from Toya: A Family Affair) Brittish Williams & Lorenzo Gordon (from Basketball Wives LA)

Hosts and Counselors - Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Bishop and Ilsa Norman

Marriage Boot Camp History

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Marriage Boot Camp Created

The Marriage Boot Camp is now an intense 4 day marriage seminar designed to solve serious relationship problems by utilizing non-threatening games, drills and exercizes to get couples into the very core of the issues that plague their lives. Marriage counselors trust the Marriage Boot Camp to provide marriage help in breaking through seemingly impossible marriage problems. Marriages are being devastated by the tragedy of divorce. The Marriage Boot Camp helps couples make sound marriage decisions, whether to stay and heal or make peace with the outcome.

During the Boot Camp participants are required to put in a lot of hard work. The old adage, "no pain, no gain" is our working motto. In addition to the hard work, they also have a ton of fun! The Boot Camp is better than any vacation they could give themselves.

The Boot Camp is for anyone looking for a better life. It will help them find freedom from past hurts. If someone is seeking more self-esteem, love, intimacy, worth, confidence or value, then the Boot Camp is the place to be.

The Boot Camp is great for correcting bad habits, anger, bitterness, fear, anxiety, depression and self-doubt. Whether married, divorced, considering divorce, considering marriage or hurt in a any relationship, the Boot Camp is the place to be.

The Marriage Boot Camp is for You

The Boot Camp is just what the doctor ordered. Change in just one partner revolutionizes the entire relationship, but both will grow. We help you to redesign your relational system into a highly functional, joyful team experience. That is why the Boot Camp is so successful at mending marriages.

Even if you have already filed for divorce, the Boot Camp will give you the tools you need to work through your current and future issues peacefully.

Creator and director, Jim Carroll crafted a highly unique program in the Marriage Boot Camp. Unlike other seminars, Jim believes that using practical life-changing application is more valuable than having head knowledge. What good is knowing how to be happy, if you don't actually make it happen?

The Boot Camp is not a wilderness camp, or a ropes course. Jim Carroll designed the Boot Camp to use mental games, drills, competitions, skits, and experiential events that will raise your life and relationships to a new level. Instead of just knowing how to change, you will take action to improve your life. Instead of thinking about change, you will make it happen. This is not the type of seminar where you can just sit back and watch. YOU WILL GROW!

Dr. Phil Sends Couples for Help

Dr. Phil refers couples in trouble to the Marriage Boot Camp. Dr. Phil has shown his trust in the program be sending some of the toughest and dysfunctional couples through the Boot Camp.

Dr. Drew Life Changers

In 2012, Jim became a Dr. Drew Life Changer when his team was called to save the marriages of four of Dr. Drew's most challenging couples. Again the team was successful and all the marriages made dramatic changes for the better.

In 1986, Jim attended YOU, (later changed to Pathways) a seminar conducted by Dr. Phil and Thelma Box. The seminar was a life changing experience. Jim had been anger and bitterness in his marriage for a long time and it had become a way of life. Dr. Phil broke through the anger and freed Jim to be able to open up to others again. Jim returned to train under Dr. Phil.

In 1994, with Dr. Phil's encouragement, and prompting of the Spirit, Jim created and The Road Adventure seminar using the best of everything he had learned from Dr. Phil and Thelma Box.

Despite the slow beginning, The Road Adventure was able to grow and expand to Arlington, Houston, Tyler, and more. The Road Adventure was a great success and was changing lives almost every week end. However, Jim's emptiness at home eventually led to an affair. Jim resigned his position, divorced and started over.

In 2002, Jim created The Marriage Boot Camp. After his divorce, Jim was determined to do everything in his power to learn what it would take to have a successful marriage. The Boot Camp was designed to use games, drills and exercises that enhanced the relationship between spouses.

Marriage Boot Camp TV

In 2006, the Marriage Boot Camp’s success drew the interest of TV Networks. TLC was the first to shoot a series called Marriage Camp. Although it was the highest rated pilot in TLC history, they decided to abandon the program because it was considered too intense for their network.

In 2011, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed were experiencing relationship issues and the wedding they had planned was in jeopardy. Thinkfactory called The Marriage Boot Camp to the rescue. Jim and his team were able to patch the relationship back together and Gene and Shannon went on to a happy, successful marriage.