For the time being, untill you see the plan for 2018 on this home page, we are resuming our counseling only. So if you are seeking free marriage counseling and have already taken your test and filled out the questionnaires and submitted them to me via email using email@example.com send me a reminder email and i will contact you for an appointment.
Personal letter from Bob & Starr:
For the past 37 years, we have been providing our classes and counseling free of charge. Marriage seminars around the country can cost you 300.00-2500.00 for a weekend as a donation to attend, but we wanted to make this extremely affordable to you. Every person on earth has a mission mandated from God, our Creator. Ours is helping married couples become One-Flesh and stay that way. The making of two into one isnt easy and we know that most people need help to be successful. You dont just get married and have hearts, flowers and butterflies everyday for the remainder or your life!
Our own marriage isnt perfect either. We still fuss with each other but the recovery time grows shorter every year. Bob and I need these classes just like you do. As we teach, we learn and apply principles too. We have been learning how to be married for almost 40 years now and we still aren't through yet!
We all STILL learn new things about eachother every year. Tastes, ideas, feelings, opinions, beliefs, standards, desires, rules and interests change every year, so we must learn and adjust. Many of our couples have said over the years that until the classes, they had never known their spouse thought or felt as they did!
Conflicts can arise when we are so consumed with our careers and other outside influences and issues that we do not take the time to be together and communicate these changes. The lack of communication builds up and we are no longer in sync. Since we started writing and teaching 37 years ago, people have expressed their surprise when they learn that you dont just go through premarital classes and that's it.
Marriage really does take work-every day you must work at it to make it better. Marriage classes are not to be taken once or only when your marriage is in trouble; its an ongoing process, so if you want an excellent marriage, take classes! it's much better to do regular maintenance on your relationship than to have to try and repair a broken one.
You are not the same person mentally, physically, or spiritually than you were last year, are you? Well, your marriage isnt either-it grows and changes into a new and different kind of marriage every month-every year! Doesn't it make sense that you need to readjust your communication methods on a regular basis? Thats why everyone, regardless of the state of their relationship, should be attending marriage classes, every year as often as possible, if they want to get and stay closer to eachother.
We are developing new curriculum every year-to keep it fresh and offer a different series each time based on a poll we take of counseling topics so that we keep current. You need all of them.
High quality marriage counseling at no charge is almost impossible to find, but Bob & I are on this planet because we have a calling from God to provide this to couples in need. Even if you think your marriage is doing fine, dont you agree, you can add a little zing to it by learning some more communication techniques and pick up a few tips?
Resolve today to continue your marriage education- its free and its necessary. There is nothing more important than this for you to have a successful and happy life. We hope you join us!