American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Love & Relationships 2.0

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Dear Colleague:

The persistent cry from the counseling office has always been—”All I’ve ever wanted is for someone to love me.” Getting it right… and keeping love strong, that’s the tough part.


From the first date… courtship to engagement… marriage and starting a family… all couples face challenges and must learn how to keep their relationships healthy and vibrant. Selecting a life partner and then sustaining a marriage through normal developmental and transitional phases are common themes for many counselors and life coaches. This course explores current research on dating and courtship decision making, female sexuality, and what it takes to keep love and passion alive in any marriage.

The latest course in the Christian Counseling Best Practices Series, Love and Relationships 2.0, features some of the most respected and trusted marriage experts in the nation. This three-presentation course is a must for every counselor, pastor, lay leader and caregiver.

Love and Relationships 2.0 offers contemporary insights, thoughts and trends on Christian counseling that is biblically-based, clinically excellent and theologically sound. This new, three-hour study program is DVD-based and tailored just for you. It includes three information-packed presentations featuring Greg Smalley Psy.D., Cliff Penner, Ph.D., Joyce Penner, M.N. and Linda Mintle, Ph.D. on DVD, a comprehensive worktext complete with detailed notes, and exams for those seeking Continuing Education credits. Our goal, as always, is to help you counsel and minister more effectively to those you serve.

Three, one-hour presentations include:
LAR 101: Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons

Presented by Greg Smalley, Psy.D.

Finding the right soul mate for marriage is one of the most important relationship decisions a person will ever make. Scripture informs people of faith on how to successfully move through the process and do so in a God-honoring way. This presentation addresses some of the key principles for selecting a life partner—from understanding God’s purposes to finding contentment, identifying character qualities and spending time together.

LAR 102: Women and Sex: Freeing Women to Embrace Their Sexuality

Presented by Cliff Penner, Ph.D. & Joyce Penner, M.N.

As sexual therapists, educators and seminar leaders, Dr. and Mrs. Penner have identified common attitudes and expectations among women toward their own sexuality, as well as their role and responsibility for sex in marriage, that enhance sexual fulfillment. This presentation focuses on the characteristics of women who enjoy sex, are able to listen to their bodies, affirm and express their sexual feelings, provide the best conditions for their sexual times, overcome sexual difficulties, and have fun in the marital bed.

LAR 103: Keeping Love Alive

Presented by Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

Divorce in the second half of marriage is becoming an increasingly common occurrence, even for Christian couples. Dr. Mintle examines several potential risk factors related to the Boomer generation, as well as the latest findings in attraction research. Faith-based and counseling strategies for enhancing the marital bond include building marital friendship and intimacy, scheduling time together, and managing conflict well in order to create shared meaning.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 200,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education credits are also available, if needed, for mental health professionals.

Sincerely,

Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

World-class Faculty

   
  Linda Mintle, Ph.D. Cliff Penner, Ph.D. Joyce Penner, M.N. Greg Smalley, Psy.D.