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Mastering Your Marriage
Perhaps the most rewarding and yet most frustrating relationship in our lives is the one with our spouse. No other relationship holds such promise for good or potential for pain. Even having a Christian marriage does not immunize us from the problems and pressures of the world. We struggle with the same issues that others do: communication, time management, money, sex, etc.
Mastering Your Marriage provides engaged and married couples with best practices and comprehensive tools to develop strong and divorce-proof marriages. This class is designed to be fun, as we look for ways to better understand ourselves, our partner, and our current or future marriage.
Because it is our desire to make Mastering Your Marriage as meaningful as possible, the following requirements will help maximize your experience. Each couple will be asked to:
• Complete a short homework assignment each week.
• Read a book together as a couple during the eight weeks and complete a book review.
• Commit to one TV free evening each week during the duration of the class.
Jim and Jane Beebe
Jim is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his BA from San Jose Bible College in Bible and Theology and his Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Counseling. He is the founder and Director of Abundant Life Christian Counseling Center and has been counseling couples for 34 years. Jim has a heart for integrating God’s Word in seeking wholeness spiritually, emotionally and relationally.
Jane is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Health Science from Cal State Long Beach. She recently retired from Kaiser Permanente after 27 years where she worked coordinating and teaching Women’s and Maternal/Child Education Programs.
Jim and Jane have been married almost 30 years and have two children.
Alternative Class Date
If you can’t make Wednesdays with us, maybe Sundays at 6 p.m. would work better?! Mastering Your Marriage is also happening at Shepherd Church on Sundays starting September 24.
Sessions | 7 Topics
Living by the Book | This first class will set the tone for the entire series by understanding God’s design for our marriages.
Buttons, Hooks and Triggers | In this session we will focus on how insight into our past can be used to grow and enhance our marriage today.
Understanding & Appreciating Our Differences | Understanding and appreciating our differences will help them work to our advantage.
He Said / She Said | What did you say? We will examine and practice communication basics.
Ouch, That Hurt! | Looking at conflicts in our marriages, we will strive to make those hurts a place of healing.
Moving On | Finding ways as a couple to keep growing and learning beyond Mastering Your Marriage. Your relationship should be a shared adventure that gets better with each year.