COUPLESTRONG WEEKEND Revitalize your Relationship: Taking Your Marriage from Good to Great
Marriage takes us to new heights, to places we could only dream about …to experiences we never dreamed of. We also become vulnerable to a depth of pain and loneliness we weren’t expecting. Such is the flawed nature of human love. Along with the highs come the lows. The key lies in how we walk the path. We can turn to our faith as well as the latest research on the science of relationship to guide us along the way.
This weekend is an opportunity for you to integrate the latest research on relationships into your faith and ultimately your relationship. Together they will not only strengthen your relationship path but help you learn to walk it with wisdom, grace and clarity.
In this seminar the presenters will draw upon four decades of break-through research with more then 3,000 couples and dispel myths about relationships. The attendees will learn what successful couples do to create a long-lasting relationship and what the benefits of a stable, committed relationship are.
In This Seminar, the Presenters Discuss:
Relationship and divorce prediction: Research based findings to predict with over 90% accuracy which couples will divorce, which couples will happily stay together.
The importance of nurturing friendship and intimacy in ones' relationship.
Understanding that a positive perspective occurs when the friendship in ones' relationship is strong.
The importance of managing conflict constructively.
The significance of creating shared meaning - building a shared sense of purpose and finding ways to make one another's life dreams come true.
Schedule of Events:
7:00p-7:30p - WELCOME
7:30p-9:00p - WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS & LOVE
Why Relationships Fail
How Marriages Thrive
9:00a-10:15a - THE DANCE BEGINS
True Love: From Playmate to Soulmate - Re-visit the early days from initial attraction, to “in love” and the connection that is so intoxicating
Life Happens & We Lose Connection - Understanding the hurt, the loss of the magic, struggling to survive and attachment implications
10:30a - 11:45a - CONNECTING THROUGH CONFLICT
Who is this person? What did you do with my partner?
Woundedness & Attachment injuries
What couples fight about
The Science of Conflict Management
Perpetual Problems & Gridlock
Repair & Releasing Resentment
Healing the hurts/ Being there for each other
12:00p-1:00p - LUNCH BREAK
1:00p-2:15p - FROM IMPASSE TO INTIMACY
Recreating the Connection
The Strength to be Vulnerable
Learning to connect not correct
Breaking barriers...building bonds
2:30p-4:00p - INTIMACY, PASSION, SEX
God’s plan/ Human application
Sharing Purpose & Meaning
Rediscovering the Magic/ Core Dreams
Reconnecting & Re-igniting the Flame
Emotional Presence/ Physical Passion
Chris Cambas, LMFT, IMH, CGT and Natalie West-Southward, LMHC