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Marriage Enrichment

The Marriage Enrichment workshops are designed for couples who want to enrich their relationship and who wish to connect on a deeper level with their spouse. These enrichment sessions are meant to allow couples to spend focused time together allowing them to reconnect, learn new tools to support their relationship and learn what elements, including more closely connecting with God, play a role in maintaining a happy, healthy marriage.

What is Marriage Enrichment?

  • A chance to take time for yourselves as a couple
  • An opportunity to explore your life together
  • A time for communication just between husband and wife  
  • There will be no group sharing session of personal information, thoughts or feelings

Who is it for?

  • Couples of all ages
  • Couples who sincerely wish to grow closer

NOTE: These marriage enrichment opportunities are meant to build stronger marriages, however for couples experiencing troubled marriages we recommend you consider attending a Retrouvaille program, which will offer greater assistance for your needs.

What happens during an Enrichment Program?

  • Generally there will a presentation with follow-up time for each couple to discuss privately what has been heard.  Through these discussions the couple deepens their own communication and experiences greater joy in their marriage.

When and where is the next Marriage Enrichment?

Next Session: Marriage is Good for Your Health!

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Where: Chancery Office, 700 King St. W. Hamilton   

Cost per couple (including lunch):  $40.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Marriage is Good for Your Health! Take some time for your marriage relationship and spend the day learning about the content of the book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. The program was created by Dr. John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, executive director of the Relationship Research Institute, cofounder of the Gottman Institute, author of more than two hundred professional journal articles and forty-two books, as well as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his extensive contributions to marriage and family research.  The session will be presented by trained facilitators of the program, Mrs. Teresa Hartnett and Dr. Wendy Hofman, both of whom work in the Family Ministry Office.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, based on the book of the same title by John Gottman, sets forth what it describes as seven principles that can guide couples toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work will debunk a number of myths about marriages and why they fail. The seven principles Gottman sets out are: enhancing your love maps; nurturing fondness and admiration; turning toward each other instead of away; letting your partner influence you; solving your solvable problems; overcoming gridlock; and creating shared meaning.

For more information contact:
Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.
To register contact:
Lena Settimi by phone at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or e-mail at familyministry@hamiltondiocese.com

Comments from Participants

"It allowed us to focus on issues away from everyday life.  It was productive to centre our focus on each other.”

"Gave us an opportunity to open up with one another like never before.”

"An excellent enrichment to our marriage.  A discovery of each other.”      

“Excellent: opens up good, honest communication that otherwise might never happen.”