Marriage is a sacred institution. It is the foundational human relationship created by God in Genesis for the good of the individual and for the good of the world. It is also the God ordained institution for providing an visual representation of the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church. Therefore, biblically healthy marriages are not only important to the couple, but also as a reflection of God and His kingdom. Yet healthy marriages do not just happen in a fallen world. This course will provide coaches with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead couples into healthier marriages, thereby bringing joy and fulfillment into their lives, as well as glory to God.
Marriage Coaching is designed to encourage and equip coaches and caregivers who are working with couples. This course will provide coaches with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead couples into healthier marriages, thereby bringing joy and fulfillment into their lives, as well as glory to God.
- MLCM 101: Introduction to Marriage CoachingThere is a pressing need for competent Christian marriage coaches today. Dr. Scalise, Dwight Bain and Jennifer Cisney introduce this growing segment of life coaching and take a closer look at the various opportunities that are available. The seasons of a couple’s life and the required skill set of a coach are also examined.
- MLCM 102: Getting to the Heart of Loving RelationshipsDrs. Les and Leslie Parrott, along with Dr. Clinton, describe the benefits of beginning and sustaining a successful Marriage Mentor/Coach program. Strengthening couples is one of the most important functions of the Church and is often seen as a key to growth. Properly caring for and feeding the marital relationship is an essential goal of effective marriage coaching.
- MLCM 103: Coaching Couples in Spiritual IntimacyLife-long marital satisfaction requires that couples move beyond sexual and emotional intimacy to become true soul mates. There is a spiritual bond, and a deeper sexual and emotional intimacy, that evolves uniquely when two people mature in marriage over the lesson of a lifetime.
- MLCM 104: The Seven Desires: A Foundation for Healthy RelationshipsThis course examines how people were created for relationships and presents seven basic needs that both men and women have. Dr. Laaser helps students understand how to overcome what fuels sexual sin so healthy choices can be made when meeting the needs of a person’s heart.
- MLCM 105: Coaching Couples in the Five Love LanguagesHow a couple communicates love and care for one another makes a difference in any relationship. Noted author, Dr. Gary Chapman, weaves together definitions of the various threads and languages of love that need to be integrated into the tapestry of a flourishing, lifelong marriage.
- MLCM 106: Personalities and Differences: Building on a Couple’s StrengthsGod gives each spouse in a marriage certain strengths and attributes for a divine purpose. Dr. John Trent shows how these strengths can help enrich and grow a marriage, as well as assist coaches in their assessment and goal setting. Four predictable areas of personality and conflict that most couples face are also discussed.
- MLCM 107: Coaching Couples in Good CommunicationCommunication meltdowns can negatively affect even the strongest marriages. How do you say what you mean to the person who needs to know the most? How do you understand what you hear? In this course, we will discuss concepts that marriage mentors can demonstrate that will improve the way married people speak and listen to one another.
- MLCM 108: The Core Essentials: Creating a Marriage TWO Die ForGreat marriages usually don’t happen all by themselves, but often require two committed people who have purposed in their hearts to create one. Marriage expert, Dr. Eric Scalise, outlines seven keys to assist coaches in helping couples learn how to make the right investments in their marriage: capacity, goal-oriented, time, perseverance, consistency, sacrifice, and accountability.
- MLCM 109: Coaching Couples in Safe Haven MarriagesWhat is it that makes married couples feel attached and close to one another? It often seems like every couple desires a stronger emotional connection, but what can we do to achieve this goal? This lesson will discuss the concepts behind a Safe Haven Marriage, how you can use them in your own marriage and pass them on to your coaching clients.
- MLCM 110: The Fear Dance: Helping Couples Manage ConflictDisagreement, disappointment, and conflict in any close relationship are inevitable, especially a marriage. The heart of conflict is when spouses begin pushing each other’s emotional buttons. Dr. Greg Smalley and his wife Erin share how these reactions produce fight or flight responses that can become destructive. Strategies for good conflict resolution are also discussed.
- MLCM 111: Cents and Sensibility: Helping Couples Manage MoneyMoney and other financially-related issues are a major source of conflict in many marriages today. Financial consultants, Scott and Bethany Palmer, are a dynamic couple who describe the different money personalities and how to navigate these differences in marriage. Practical tips for managing money without damaging the marital relationship are offered to assist life coaches in their work with couples.
- MLCM 112: The Necessary Nine: Staying Happily Married for a LifetimeMarriages may be blessed in heaven, but they are lived out on this side of eternity. Hard work and commitment are important to the success of any couple. Dan Seaborn lays out nine core essentials that will help coaches: cherishing attitudes, financial security, sexual satisfaction, time together, genuine friendship, physical attraction, emotional connectedness, and home harmony.