For the past 37 years, we have been providing our classes and counseling free of charge. Starting September 16, 2017, we will be changing things; we are going to start holding our classes once a month, from 9:15am-4:30pm on Saturdays. We are also asking each couple who joins us for a $25.00 donation each month (per couple) to Marriage 101 Ministries. We will have breakfast and lunch for you.
Marriage seminars around the country can cost you 300.00-250.00 for a weekend donation to attendm but we wanted to make this extremely affordable to you. We do ask that if you are going to attend a Saturday class, that you send an email out to us so we can send you the outline of that group of classes for you to print out, as we will not have the notes for you the day of the classes. You will have to bring them.
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 just get married and have hearts, flowers and butterflies every day for the remainder of 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 the principles too. We have been married for almost about 40 years now and we 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 confused 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 just don't go through premarital classes and that's it.
Marriage really does take work-everyday you must work at it to make it better. Marriage classes are not to to be taken once or only when your 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 thank 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 yer as often as possible, if they want to get and stay close 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 and 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 communications techniques and pick up a few tips?
Resolve today to continue your marriage education- it's free and it's necssary. There is nothing more important than this for you to havea successful and happy life. We hope you join us!