What Happy Couples Know Resources

    01.06.19 | Resources


    PREPARE & ENRICH WORKSHOP

    Saturday, January 26 | 9a-1p
    Hosted at the Greenfield Campus
    *ASL Services Available

    Relationships thrive when there’s understanding. The mission of this workshop is to equip marriage champions, couples, and families with evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships. Prepare & Enrich covers various areas within the relationship including communication, conflict resolution, finances, and spiritual beliefs. 

    In addition, the assessment will explore your personality, family of origin, and relationship dynamics. Over 30 customized categories, such as previous marriage and expecting a child, ensure your experience with your results will feel accurate and relevant to your relationship. Whether you’re laying the foundation for your relationship or checking in after many committed years, Prepare & Enrich is the right choice!

    The cost to attend is $40 per couple, which includes the P&E Assessment, lunch, and all materials. Click the button to sign-up.

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    READING PLANS

    Choosing marriage is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. But many times, the expectations of marriage and the reality of marriage are completely different things. No matter your relationship status—single, engaged, or married— join licensed professional counselor and author Debra Fileta in this series of devotions that will open your eyes to the seven choices you can make today to create a better marriage for tomorrow.  

    You and your spouse are unique. There has never been another US just like the two of you. No matter where you currently find your US, you can experience more moments of awesome and fewer moments of awful. And it’s easier than you think. Through humor, transparency, biblical wisdom, research, and practicality, Ted Lowe guides you through four, doable, easy-to-understand habits that will help you become your best US. 

    Focusing on 7 questions to ask before (and after) you marry, this plan provides 7 readings to work in tandem with the book – and they are perfect for reading together with your fiancé or newlywed spouse.

    Focusing on 7 questions to ask before (and after) you marry, this plan provides 7 readings to work in tandem with the book – and they are perfect for reading together with your fiancé or newlywed spouse.

    BOOKS

    What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

    Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts 'just because,' to linger in our embrace. The things that say 'I love you' seem to either not get said or not get through. This is a book about saying it—and hearing it—clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse’s language.

    We've all been there. He doesn't understand what she's really upset about. He thinks she blows things out of proportion. Neither of you can agree on the right course of action. In every marriage, there is conflict. And with every conflict, there is a choice for resolution. Will you ignore the issue until it seemingly goes away? Or will you work together to find peace?  

     

    ARTICLES

    The biggest, most obvious sacrifice we make to be joined in marriage is our personal freedom. When we were single, we had the freedom to pursue any dream we wanted, whenever we wanted. But that changes once we’re married. Suddenly your time is not your own, your schedule now involves another person, your daily routine changes to accommodate your spouse and often, your dreams get put on hold. But all that is okay and just as it should be.

    Dr. Henry Cloud expands on the idea of “mutual submission” in marriage.

    Learn ways to pray together with your spouse despite the challenges that keep us from doing so on an ongoing basis. 

    When you decide to see your spouse as a good-willed person, that perspective changes how you view your entire relationship.

    Believing the best about your spouse, even when you're hurt, makes for a happier marriage. 

    COUNSELING SERVICES

    Whether counseling is a new experience for you or something you've done before that you'd like to seek out again, below is helpful information from one of our trusted partners at Ray Services, LLC. 

    Mike is a faith-based mental health and substance abuse counselor in the greater Milwaukee area. He specializes in working with individuals and couples coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, work performance, low self-esteem, communication issues, and addiction. Wherever you are in your faith journey, Mike is honored to help. 

    To get started, you can send an email here or visit their website here