Family Dynamics Institute is a Christian, non-profit organization providing classes and workshops developed by therapists, marriage counselors, and ministers representing different denominations, parts of the country, and cultures. Since 1994, more than 65,000 couples have experienced a class, training, or workshop offered by Family Dynamics Institute, which are educational, motivational, and interactive. Its courses and workshops take couples through a distinct interactive and experiential learning that provokes thought, inspires change, and compel couples to develop new life skills that lead to a deeper level of appreciation for each other, their relationship and their family. To learn more about how to provide the Family Dynamics' Comprehensive Marriage Ministry please call 800-650-9995 or visit www.FamilyDynamics.net or www.SaveMyMarriage.com
The United Marriage Encounter Weekend is a 48-hour opportunity for a married couple to focus on each other and strengthen their relationship by learning, developing and practicing communication skills they can use over their lifetime. Dates and locations all over the country and the world. All information at www.unitedmarriage.org
PAIIRS trained practitioners teach a wide range of curriculum-based marriage education, marriage skills, and relationship skills programs. There are Christian version and non-sectarian versions of this course.
Locate a PAIIRS class (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) near you at this link: http://consumer.pairs.com/
Family Life "Weekend to Remember" conferences are offered nationwide.
For dates and locations, check http://www.familylife.com
Attend a Friday/Saturday "Love and Respect" seminar by best selling author and entertaining speaker Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.
Locate an upcoming conference at http://www.loveandrespect.com/content/calendar_index.php
Find a Marriage Class near you by clicking on your state/area at this directory of classes provided by Smart Marriages, a national clearinghouse of marriage education resources.
The Marriage Course and Marriage Preparation Course were developed in the same church as the Alpha course – a course designed to give people the opportunity to explore the Christian faith - with over 13 million participants in 163 countries. The Marriage Course is designed to build, strengthen, and even mend marriages. This 7 week course is designed for any couple – whether you’ve been together for 1 year or 61 years! Set up like a date night, couples have dinner together then hear a practical talk followed by coffee and a private discussion time. Couples have the chance to discuss important issues often ignored in the rush of daily life.
To find a course near you, go to: http://alphausa.org/Groups/1000042652/Find_a_Course.aspx
"For Your Marriage" is an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with many resources for married couples and those engaged.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.foryourmarriage.org
For the past 40 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has offered weekend-long intensive retreats to millions of couples in over 80 countries around the world. Today couples can find an WWME Weekend in almost every state in the USA, sponsored by one of 12 licensed "faith expressions": Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Mennonite-Brethren, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Reformed, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, United Methodist, and Wesleyan. The Weekends are led by a clergy couple/priest and 2-3 lay couples who will share their personal growth in communication and faith, providing hands-on practice in a safe environment. For all ages and stages of marriage, this program is effective and far-reaching.
Visit their website at http://www.wwme.org