We resume our monthly classes on March 3rd, which will qualify you and your spouse for free marriage counseling. If you are seeking free marriage counseling, go to the Free Marriage Counseling tab at the top of this page and both of you take your tests and fill out the questionnaires. Then, submit them to my email, email@example.com and I will contact you for an appointment.
Personal letter from Bob & Starr:
For the past 38 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, 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 isn't easy and we know that most people need help to be successful. You don't simply get married and have hearts, flowers and butterflies every day for the remainder or your life!
Our own marriage isn't 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 each other 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 38 years ago, people have expressed their surprise when they learn that you don't 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; it's 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 isn't 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? That's 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 each other.
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, don't 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!