There are two pre-marital options:
1. The premarital class is two Saturday’s from 9 am to 12 pm (6 hours total). I don’t have one scheduled anytime soon, but could set easily set one up as soon as enough signed up for it, btw. This is a educational class/group setting with multiple couples and minimal sharing. The pre-marital class is $250/couple. See details below.
2. Pre-marital counseling which is private between the couple and myself. In this setting we can not only do the educational aspects we cover in the class but customize the process to their individual strengths and concerns and we can discuss anything they want confidentially and in-depth. The couple can do more sessions if they like or need to, but six is the minimum. Scheduling is very flexible. Pre-marital counseling is $900 for six sessions. You can set up pre-marital counseling as you would schedule a regular appointment by clicking here.
When money is an issue (when isn’t it?!) I do accept payments over time and I don’t charge interest or fees.
There are two versions of The Marriage Prep Class: The 90-minute Introductory Workshop and The Full 6-hour Course.
The 90-minute introductory workshop:
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm
Technology Law Center Building
3290 W. Mayflower Way
Lehi, Utah 84043
(Conveniently located just north of Thanksgiving Point—only 30 minutes from either downtown Salt Lake City or downtown Provo)
Purchase Your Tickets: Ticket purchase link will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to event.
Full Price Day of Event
Individual Ticket: $20
Couples Ticket: $30
NEW! Vidcast Ticket $20 YES! You can NOW attend Jonathan’s local workshops via vidcast even if you live elsewhere! Instructions on how to attend and download your workbook will be printed on your ticket.
Early Bird Discount: Buy early and save 20%!
Individual Ticket: $16
Couples Ticket: $24
Vidcast Ticket: $16
TO GET THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT SIMPLY:
1. Select number of tickets
2. Click “Proceed”
3. ENTER PROMO CODE: “earlybird20“
(Insider’s secret: Jonathan will let you and a friend come together using the Couples Ticket even if you aren’t a couple. Gee, what a swell fella that Jonathan is!)
Schedule this seminar for your event: 801.787.8014 or Events@MarriageEnvy.com
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Please fill out the Pre-Questionnaire which helps me craft a more tailored presentation to participant’s feedback.
The Full 6-hour Course.
New date for Spring 2013 to be announced soon… (the date in the graphic is incorrect…)
|For Pre-Marital/Early-Marital Couples
Start your marriage right!
Give the best gifts: the gifts of knowledge, commitment, appreciation, communication and time together. This workshop is designed for pre-marital couples and newly married couples (married less than two years).
Six Goals of the Program:
Six Couple Exercises in Feedback Process:
Twenty Areas Assessed in each of the Four Couple Inventories
A. Focuses on Significant Issues for Couples (13 scales):
B. Personality Assessment (4 scales):
C. Couple and Family Map (4 scales):
Curricula subject to change as needed without notice.
|Welcome, Registration & Socializing||8:30 AM|
|Session 1: Explore Relationship Strength and Growth Areas
This session is devoted to providing couples with feedback from their Inventories. Using the Couple Report, couples are walked through the feedback process, giving them the opportunity to identify Relationship Strength and Growth Areas and to plan for future growth.Session 2: Developing Assertiveness & Deep Listening Skills
Couples are taught how to improve their assertiveness and active/deep listening skills. These skills are the foundation for building and maintaining a good relationship
|Break & Refreshments||10:25|
|Session 3: Strengthening Communication skills
Communication is the lifeblood of a relationship. This session is designed to help couples increase their awareness concerning patterns of communication that presently exist in their relationship and to introduce skills that are useful for enhancing their ability to communicate.Session 4: Resolve Conflicts using the Ten Steps Procedure
Learning to effectively handle conflict and the anger it produces is an essential skill for relationship growth. In this session, the focus is on accepting conflict as a natural part of relationships and learning ways to manage it in a constructive manner.
|Evaluations & End of first half.
Meet again the following Saturday for the second half.
|Welcome & Socializing||8:30 AM|
| Session 5: Explore Relationship and Family-of-Origin issues using the Couple & Family Map
One of the most vital influences in the early years of marriage is each partner’s family of origin. This session focuses on understanding the impact of each partner’s family-of-origin on their present relationship. The Map is introduced as a tool to help couples evaluate the effect of those families on their relationship.Session 6: Develop a Workable Budget and Financial Plan
A significant issue for a high percentage of married couples surrounds their ability to manage financial resources. This session explores the various meanings which money can have in relationships and investigates ways to effectively handle finances as a couple.
|Break & Refreshments||10:25|
|Session 7: Demystifying Marital Intimacy and Sexuality
Developing and maintaining intimacy is a primary goal for most couples. This session focuses on the importance of affirmation and affection in marriage. It is designed to help couples find a variety of ways to create intimacy, including through their sexual relationship.Session 8: Develop Personal, Couple and Family goals
Change is inevitable but growth is intentional. This session focuses on the importance of partners taking responsibility for growth in their relationship and helps them formulate a plan for continued progress. Couples focus on their personal, couple and family goals and develop an action plan using the CHANGE Model.
|Evaluations & Farewells||12:00 PM|
- Note: descriptions in session summaries are from the PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor’s Manual. This workshop is based on the PREPARE/ENRICH model as it is one of the most well-researched approaches available and is considered the best-practice in the field of pre-marital and marital enhancement work.
Read the following articles to get a feel for some of the content we’ll be discussing:
I do realize, though, for some starting out this may seem expensive. I urge you to Count the Cost. This small investment of your time and resources can pay big dividends in both the short- and long-term life of your marriage and family. Many parents and grandparents know this and are more than happy to help with the cost. Inquire about scholarship options if finances are an issue.
RSVP: Reserve your space today.
Payment and Registration Options:
- REGISTER NOW online: You can pay with your credit card, debit card or check online safely, securely and conveniently via PayPal.
- NOTE: Gift Certificate Holders: To register simply email or call me at 801.787.8014 and I’ll be happy to reserve your space.
Scientifically Developed and Tested:
- National Norms based on:
- 350,000 couples for PREPARE
- 150,000 couples for PREPARE-MC
- 150,000 couples for ENRICH
- High Levels of Validity and Reliability:
- PREPARE has validity in that it discriminates premarital couples that get divorced from those that are happily married with about 80-85% accuracy. Reliability is high (alpha reliability of .80 – .85).
DAVID H. OLSON Ph.D. Professor, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota; Developed ten diagnostic tools and Circumplex Model; Licensed Consulting Psychologist and Licensed Marital & Family Therapist, State of Minnesota.
JOAN M. DRUCKMAN Ph.D. Marriage and Family Counselor, Palo Alto, California; Co-directed study on “Effectiveness of Five Types of Premarital Preparation Programs.”
DAVID G. FOURNIER, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Child and Family Development, Oklahoma State University; completed study of reliability and validity of PREPARE. Former Director, Marital & Family Therapy Program.
For more information about research with PREPARE Inventories, see Research Studies on www.lifeinnovations.com
“One of the greatest relational tasks on life’s journey is building a strong family. We are committed to helping you keep those most sacred ties healthy and growing. Learning Jonathan Sherman’s key to relational wholeness will give you the tools to be the best partner, parent, or grandparent you can be, whether you are single or married, with or without children! These foundational skills apply to all core relationships!”
–Rev. Janet Forbes, in regards to Jonathan Sherman’s “Building Strong Marriages & Families with ACCCTS”
“We took your six hour workshop six years ago when we were first married. Six years later we still use what we learned. It’s saved our marital-butt many times and has allowed the love we started with to grow stronger and stronger each year.”
|Audio Testimonial: Hear the full audio testimonial (1:34min) from her sermon Relationship: The Heart of Ministry Rev. Janet Forbes|
|Audio Testimonial: Hear the full audio testimonial (2:03min) from her sermon Celebrating Hearts for Ministry describing right relationship, trim tab, and Jonathan Sherman|
Sometimes someone wants a pre-marital workshop when there isn’t one currently scheduled. No problem. Just gather five or more (no more than 20 couples) and I’ll be happy to schedule a workshop as soon as you like!