CoupleTalk: Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship offers a set of powerful communication tools which teach you healthy ways to communicate as a couple about any topic – no matter how sensitive – and help you to improve your everyday communication. CoupleTalk combines insightful video-based instruction, interactive in-class exercises, and a workbook filled with practical advice and helps. It can be used by a couple alone at home, in a small group at home or church, or in a large group of couples as a weekend retreat or couples conference. Many counselors and pastors also use CoupleTalk as an “at home” supplement to their work with couples. View several short videos that give you a sampling of the CoupleTalk experience >>>
Hosting Your Own Class: CoupleTalk Hosts are regular couples and individuals who agree to host the video series at their church or in their home. No special training is needed to host the video series, and CoupleTalk offers a variety of helpful supports. Click here for more on hosting your own program >>>
- CoupleTalk is for ALL couples. This program has helped all types of “real” couples – dating, engaged, married with young children, married “forever,” yes, even couples in distress. So, wherever you’re at – we welcome you!
- CoupleTalk is a unique “experiential” program. In each CoupleTalk video session, you’ll first hear instruction, then see a demonstration of an exercise, and then you will practice that exercise yourself! Research confirms that practice is essential in changing behaviors, so there will be plenty of practice time during each video session. Follow along in your workbook, and keep the video playing while you practice – the countdown clock will keep you on track.
- CoupleTalk is rooted in Scripture. CoupleTalk is set in a Scriptural context and offers you practical communication skills that reflect our Lord’s desire that we “speak the truth in love” – even to your spouse! Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll feel accepted and comfortable in CoupleTalk.
CoupleTalk – Part One
CoupleTalk contains two parts, with two goals. In Part 1: Cracking the Code to a Deeper Connection, you will learn – and use – healthy communication tools to get more connected with your partner, to feel more understood, and to continue growing closer. During the video sessions, you will have conversations with your partner using the practical CoupleTalk communication skills, while talking about fun topics that you choose.
CoupleTalk – Part Two
In Part 2: Cracking the Code to Handling Conflict, you’ll build on what you learned in Part 1, to tackle those nagging issues, even the issue of nagging! You will learn – and use – practical tools to manage disagreements, handle strong emotions, and repair your relationship when it’s been damaged. During the video sessions, you will learn to work through a conflict from “start” (approaching your partner) to “finish” (practical solutions that satisfy both). As a result of CoupleTalk, you’ll have better communication, will feel closer to each other, and be able to resolve conflict faster!