The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Seminar
The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop
Did you know that couples often wait an average of six years from the time they identify problems in their relationship until they seek help (Notarius & Buongiorno, 1992) and 37% of couples who divorced sought any type of counseling or therapy (Johnson, et al., 2002)?
Why wait until there are problems in your relationship to seek help? I believe in being proactive and I also believe that people invest in what they believe in and what’s valuable to them. I believe in marriage, I support those who are married, and I believe that you and your spouse can get married and stay married, and I also believe it’s a choice.
Are you ready to invest in your marriage and your relationship?
I have several questions for you;
- Do you and your spouse believe in your marriage?
- Do you believe in your relationship?
- Do you and your spouse value marriage, and especially your marriage?
- Do you and your spouse want to be together, want to enhance your relationship skills, want to strengthen your relationship, and want to make your marriage or relationship work?
- Do you believe that God is your foundation, and when God is first and you apply the proper skills and practical tools that are researched based, your relationship can last and work?
- Do you and your spouse believe in each other?
It takes work to build a relationship and a lasting marriage, it takes time and energy to build, it takes two people who are committed to God, committed to each other, and committed to the relationship. What you put into your marriage, is what you will get out…you have to invest in it…if you nurture your marriage or your relationship, it will grow; if you don’t, it will not last and will die. ~Dr. LaWanda N. Evans
I believe your marriage can work and last, but it’s not about what I believe, it’s more about what you and your spouse believe and to help you, I’m offering The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work program.
The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work is designed to provide you and your spouse with practical tools to enhance and improve your relationship while understanding the research-based foundation from which the tools and skills derived. This is not psychotherapy or its it intended to take the place of marital or relationship counseling, but it does provide practical skills in a psycho-educational format that can help you and your spouse strengthen your relationship.
You will learn to:
- strengthen your relationship
- deepen your love for each other
- create fondness and admiration
- understand and work with solvable and difficult problems
- build friendship and trust
- deepen your knowledge of one another
- create a special story “Story of Us”
Some of the topics discussed are:
- The Truth about Happy Marriages
- What Makes Marriage Work
- Solve Your Solvable Problems
- Nurture Your Fondness and Admiration
- Stress-reducing conversation
- Marital Conflict
- Signs and Predictors of Divorce
The class is for:
- married couples
- couples contemplating
- pre-marital couples
- couples living together
- those who want to enhance their relationship skills
- those who want to learn how to manage conflict
The class is NOT for:
- couples who want therapy, this class is NOT therapy
- couples with severe relationship distress
- couples with significant emotional or physical abuse
- couples with serious emotional and mental health problems
- couples where one or both are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol
- relationship with serious compulsive behavior with gambling, sexual acting out and other disruptive behaviors
Over 40 years of research-based methods created by Dr. John Gottman, renowned clinical psychologist and relationship researcher and expert. These principles help couples create a long-lasting relationship, by teaching strategies for making marriage work, helping couples focus on each other, and correct behaviors that are damaging the relationship. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/01/08/7-research-based-principles-for-making-marriage-work/ For more information about Dr. John Gottman and his research and work at The Gottman Institute.
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Breakfast, workbooks, materials, snacks, and lunch included