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12-Hour Certificate Training Course
by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.; Dwight Bain, M.A. & Jennifer Cisney, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Norm 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.
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.
by Sharon Morris 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.
by Greg Smalley, Ph.D. & 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.
by Scott Palmer, B.A. & 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.
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.