Marriage Enrichment Seminar

Marriage Enrichment Seminar

Class Dates: Sundays, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4; 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 per couple (includes workbook)

Registration: Sign up by bringing $40 to Janet Hellard in the church office. Deadline is Wednesday, January 31.

About this Class:

Drs. John and Julie Gottman have revolutionized the study of marriage. After four decades of research on all facets of relationships, the Gottman Institute has developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages, but strengthens happy ones. This marital enrichment series is designed to help improve marriages by helping couples learn how to navigate difficult life stressors through increased positive coping and communication skills. John and Julie Gottman believe greatly in marriage but not just marriage, A GREAT MARRIAGE.

 Benefits of Participation in this Class or Getaway:

  • Provides structure, motivation, and accountability to work through materials found in 7 Principles book.
  • It is encouraging to be with other couples who are also working on improving their relationships.
  • It is lighthearted and less threatening than therapy, but may also be a bridge to therapy if needed.
  • Helps couples articulate goals, expectations, and time frames for working on their relationship in a positive way.
  • Encourages both partners to work on the relationship rather than one partner reading the book alone.
  • A great resource for couples to learn/develop skills that will enrich their relationship through a lifetime.

The Seven Principles Program is appropriate for:

  • Couples contemplating engagement
  • Pre-marital couples
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples married for decades
  • Couples looking to expand the communication skills

The Seven Principles Program is Inappropriate for:

  • Couples in severe relationship distress
  • Significant emotional or physical abuse
  • Mental health problems
  • Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behavior.

Should you be interested in this work, but are dealing with any of these issues, a trained mental health provider can be recommended who specializes in the Gottman method.


About the Trainer:

Kevin Hampton LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of clinical practice. Kevin received his Bachelors in Psychology and Religious studies form UCLA and his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. Kevin has worked with a variety of patient populations including children, adults, families and couples. Kevin is a Level II certified Gottman Therapist as well as Seven Principles Certified Leader. Kevin currently works in his own private practice in Winston Salem with couples and families, helping navigate a variety of issues with the ultimate goal of creating stronger, happier, healthier relationships.