MARRIAGE MATTERS SEMINAR
Skills for a Lifelong Healthy Marriage
It is suggested in a newsletter from Focus on the Family that engaged couples and married couples need different types of information to build and grow their marriages. Engaged couples tend to be overly optimistic and idealistic about what married life will be like. Statistics show that just 8 hours of premarital preparation can reduce the risk of divorce by over 50% in the first five years.
Married couples, on the other hand, need a positive infusion of hope and rejuvenation helping them to believe again in the love they promised to one another. Over the years reality can deal some difficult situations that threaten to dim a once passionate love. Recent research shows the initial chemical supercharging that fires a new love relationship wanes by years four and five.
Feelings alone will not sustain a marriage. New skills and perspective can bring hope and renewal by growing the deep and lasting respect, caring, and intimacy necessary for a life long marriage.
All Marriages have the same issues to one degree or another. Research shows the particular issues faced in a marriage neither predict a great marriage nor the likelihood of divorce. Instead marital success and growth depends much more on: "How marital challenges and situations are handled."
This workshop will be presented by: Allan and Peggy Gorman
Allan and Peggy Gorman share marital skills training for engaged couples preparing for marriage and married couples seeking to strengthen their relationship.
They will cover five key areas consistently ranked at the top of marital satisfaction surveys:
1. Understanding the Nature and Design of Marriage
2. The Communication Challenge
3. Financial Management
4. Compatibility and the Impact of Attachment History
5. Sex and Intimacy
Allan and Peggy have been married for 33 years. Allan is Vice President of The Marriage Coalition of Harford County. They are both passionate about seeing marriages become life long vibrant demonstrations of the character and love of God.
If your church or organization is interested in hosting this event, please contact Erik Sundquist, Founder and Director, Safe Harbor Christian Counseling to discuss date and cost. You may fill out our contact form below (*fields in bold are required)
or call Erik at 1-800-305-2089 x227.