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Marriage and Relationship Enrichment
Adventures in marriage
Most couples do not know “how” to be married.
Adventures in Marriage helps couples discover better ways to
MEET NEEDS, COMMUNICATE, RESOLVE CONFLICT, EXPRESS ANGER, AVOID DIRTY FIGHTING
and understand how their personality styles impact relationships for better or worse.
Fun, practical, and easy to learn, Adventures in Marriage is appropriate for couples at ANY age or stage.
The marriage communication program is designed to reach couples across the spectrum – from happy and highly motivated to struggling and highly stressed.
Adventures in Marriage combines Christian principles with the latest research to provide specific, practical, attainable skills for a SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE.
Come learn how to create the marriage you have always wanted with the spouse you already have!
Benefits of AIM:
Recognize when your marriage communication style is more of a problem than the actual problem you are facing
Develop the ability to feel genuine empathy for your partner instead of secret resentment
Express yourself clearly so that your thoughts and feelings can be recognized and understood without causing your spouse to feel defensive, resentful, overwhelmed, manipulated or inadequate
Avoid the mind reading that so often leads to misunderstanding between couples, and learn to avoid assumptions
Express and accept anger without destroying love
Fight in such a way that you resolve the issues at hand and actually feel closer to your spouse
Acknowledge and enjoy the differences between you and your spouse, rather than seeing him/her as a threat
Understand what went wrong in previous relationships or what is going wrong now
Adventures in Marriage is co-authored by Dr. Lori H. Gordon, one of the leading pioneers in the national marriage education field and creator of the PAIRS programs and Richard Albertson, Founding President of Live the Life and author of the Start Smart premarital program.
"I have never felt so good about my relationship with Tori!!!! I did things this weekend I never thought I could say or do. You brought out a different person that I never thought was there... The way you explain things and go into depth is so interesting. I was amazed at how I got so involved in this retreat. I am smiling right now thinking about what I learned and how I can become a better husband, Dad, and friend. Tori and I continued to have amazing discussions on the way home. We learned more about each other this weekend then we ever have. Tori and I talked about how we have best friends now. We both never had a friend to talk to. We have each other now!! ... I still have a lot to learn but now I have the tools to do it!! Thanks again, I can't say it enough!!!!
-Ben and Tori
"When we came here, I was on the fence because of my husband's anger issues. using these skills and techniques in our daily lives, we will be able to communicate with each other without fighting and to release negative feelings."
- Mike and Jenn
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