Seven Principles for Happy Marriages

Seven Principles for Happy Marriages

This 4-part workshop provides proven tools from the Gottman Institute to help couples improve their relationship. Sessions run Wednesday evenings on April 10 and 17, May 1 and 8
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Workshop Details

Seven Principles for Happy Marriages includes lectures and private couples exercises. Participants will not share personal details in front of other couples. Registration includes educational material from Gottman Institute.

Investment: $229 per couple

What You Will Learn

This 7-hour workshop, over four weeks, provides proven tools to help couples:

  • Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Gain understanding of perpetual and solvable conflict
  • Enrich shared meaning in the relationship
  • Maintain gains throughout a lifetime

Date, Time and Locations

Wednesday evenings April 10 and 17, May 1 and 8

7:00-8:45 pm at St Joe Parish and School
711 E. Colfax; South Bend, IN 46617.
Enter Door #5 on the east side of the building.

Who Should Attend

  • Those who wish to nurture and enhance a good marriage
  • Those wanting better conflict management tools
  • Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
  • Pre-engaged couples 
  • Premarital couples

Event Co-Hosts:

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

We like to partner with faith communities like St Joe Church and School because, like us, they nurture marriages, children, and families.

Presenter: Sharon Bain, LCSW

Sharon Bain, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializes in work with professional women, especially professional women who are also mothers with high aspirations in work, parenting, and relationships.

Presenter: Sara Baxter, M.S.

Sara is a clinical therapist in our Marriage and Couples Center. Sara works with couples using the Gottman Method in our couples center. Her own positive experiences with counseling in her teens inspired her to pursue it as a career.

Presenter: Trey Duckett, LMHCA

Trey provides a focus on couples counseling using his training in the Gottman Method. He also provides individual counseling for adults and teens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Presenter: Dr. John Petersen

John Petersen is a Clinical Psychologist with a practice background in family psychology who now focuses his clinical work on couples counseling, individual counseling about love relationships, and sex therapy.