American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Marriage Coaching

Option 1 – Pay in Full: $349

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Dear Friend:

Life Coaching is exploding! Millions of people who don’t need counseling still hire coaches to assist them in achieving their most important life goals. And thousands of professionals, pastors, lay leaders, teachers, and guidance counselors—those God has called and gifted to help others—are adding this new area of helping to their repertoire of skills. Now it’s your turn!

Licensed Professional Counselor, Dwight Bain, says, “Life Coaching is the next big trend and will take your career to a new level of success by equipping you to make a positive difference in the lives of your clients.”

Don’t miss out on being a part of this burgeoning new field – an opportunity to expand your professional services and ministries. With expert Christian coaches such as Catherine Hart Weber, Katie Brazelton, Dwight Bain, Linda Mintle, Daniel Amen, Larry Crabb, and many more, you’ll be trained to coach others through life’s journey providing hope, direction and encouragement.


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

Marriage Coaching

Marriage is a sacred institution. It is the foundational human relationship created by God in Genesis for the good of the individual and for the good of the world. It is also the God ordained institution for providing an visual representation of the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church. Therefore, biblically healthy marriages are not only important to the couple, but also as a reflection of God and His kingdom. Yet healthy marriages do not just happen in a fallen world. This course will provide coaches with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead couples into healthier marriages, thereby bringing joy and fulfillment into their lives, as well as glory to God.

MLCM 101: Introduction to Marriage Coaching

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.; Dwight Bain, M.A. and Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.

There is a pressing need for competent Christian marriage coaches today. Dr. Eric Scalise, Dwight Bain and Jennifer Cisney introduce this growing segment of life coaching and take a closer look at the various opportunities that are available. The seasons of a couple’s life and the required skill set of a coach are also examined.

MLCM 102: Getting to the Heart of Loving Relationships

Presented by Les Parrott, III, Ph.D.; Leslie Parrott, Ed.D. & Tim Clinton, Ed.D.

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, along with Dr. Tim Clinton, describe the benefits of beginning and sustaining a successful Marriage Mentor program. Strengthening couples is one of the most important functions of the Church and is often seen as a key to growth. Properly caring for, and feeding, the marital relationship is an essential goal of effective marriage coaching.

MLCM 103: Coaching Couples in Spiritual Intimacy

Presented by Dan Allender, Ph.D.

Life-long marital satisfaction requires that couples move beyond sexual and emotional intimacy to become true soul mates. There is a spiritual bond and a deeper sexual and emotional intimacy that uniquely evolve when two people mature in marriage over the course of a lifetime. Acclaimed author, Dr. Dan Allender, reveals these wonderful secrets.

MLCM 104: The Seven Desires: A Foundation for Healthy Relationships

Presented by Mark Laaser, Ph.D.

This session examines seven basic needs with which men and women were created. When life sours or love goes bad, people often begin searching for false substitutes. Many will be sexual in nature and are as powerful and destructive as any other addiction. Dr. Mark Laaser discusses how to overcome the things that can fuel sexual sin, allowing for healthier choices to be made when meeting the needs of the heart.

MLCM 105: Coaching Couples in the Five Love Languages

Presented by Gary Chapman, Ph.D.

How a couple communicates love and care for one another makes a difference in any relationship. Noted author, Dr. Gary Chapman, weaves together definitions of the various threads and languages of love that need to be integrated into the tapestry of a flourishing, lifelong marriage.

MLCM 106: Personalities and Differences: Building on a Couple’s Strengths

Presented by John Trent, Ph.D.

God gives each spouse in a marriage certain strengths and attributes for a divine purpose. Dr. John Trent shows how these strengths can help enrich and grow a marriage, as well as assist coaches in their assessment and goal setting. Four predictable areas of personality and conflict that most couples face are also discussed.

MLCM 107: Coaching Couples in Good Communication

Presented by H. Norman Wright, M.A., M.R.E.

Good communication is a critical skill necessary for any successful marriage. Norm Wright, often described as the “ambassador” of marital communications in the Church, explains how couples can talk together—to really listen to each other and know that they are being heard. These elements allow couples who are stuck to begin growing closer and work together to solve whatever problems arise in their shared lives.

MLCM 108: The Core Essentials: Creating a Marriage Two Die For

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

Great marriages usually don’t happen all by themselves, but often require two committed people who have purposed in their hearts to create one. Marriage expert, Dr. Eric Scalise, outlines seven keys to assist coaches in helping couples learn how to make the right investments in their marriages: capacity, goal-oriented, time, perseverance, consistency, sacrifice, and accountability.

MLCM 109: Coaching Couples in Safe Haven Marriages

Presented by Sharon May, Ph.D.

Safety and trust are critical elements for any healthy marriage. This solid foundation helps create an environment of acceptance and nurture without the negative recourse or ridicule that infects so many marriages today. Dr. Sharon May has spent years studying these kinds of relationships and shares her experience in helping couples achieve a safe-haven marriage.

MLCM 110: The Fear Dance: Helping Couples Manage Conflict

Presented by Greg Smalley, Ph.D. and Erin Smalley, M.A.

Disagreement, disappointment, and conflict in any close relationship are inevitable, especially a marriage. The heart of conflict is when spouses begin pushing each other’s emotional buttons. Dr. Greg Smalley and his wife, Erin, share how these reactions produce fight or flight responses that can become destructive. Strategies for good conflict resolution are also discussed.

MLCM 111: Cents and Sensibility: Helping Couples Manage Money

Presented by Scott Palmer, B.A. and Bethany Palmer, B.A.

Money and other financially-related issues are a major source of conflict in many marriages today. Financial consultants, Scott and Bethany Palmer, are a dynamic couple who describe the different money personalities and how to navigate these differences in marriage. Practical tips for managing money without damaging the marital relationship are offered to assist life coaches in their work with couples.

MLCM 112: The Necessary Nine: Staying Happily Married for a Lifetime

Presented by Dan Seaborn, M.A.

Marriages may be blessed in heaven, but they are lived out on this side of eternity. Hard work and commitment are important to the success of any couple. Dan Seaborn lays out nine core essentials that will help coaches: cherishing attitudes, financial security, sexual satisfaction, time together, genuine friendship, physical attraction, emotional connectedness, home harmony and the Cross of Jesus Christ.


Option 1 – Pay in Full: $349

Option 2 – Payment Plan
(Call 1-800-526-8673 for interest free financing)

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