The Significant Marriage is not intended to be a one-time event. It is a complete resource which can be used in several ways to positively impact the couples in your church.
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Over the last 15 years I have been blessed to be a part of some really first rate training experiences in the fields of Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Leadership, and Professional Development. I would be happy to share with anyone who would listen to me that my recent experience of The Significant Marriage rates among the best of them. Perhaps I can try to qualify this statement thus: Personal experience – My wife and I were thoroughly blessed in our marriage by attending The Significant Marriage weekend. We are not new to learning and investing in our marriage, but we were truly gifted in our appreciation of one another, in our ability to nurture our relationship, and our discerning of how God might use us for his Kingdom’s purpose as a couple. Content of the course – The Significant Marriage not only held wonderful content, with a fruitful mix of originality and drawing on well-established sources; it was delivered with a methodology that made it available, adaptable, and pursuable too! Many of us have attended conferences or courses that contain wonderful content yet leave us with informational indigestion, this is not one of those courses. I am of the conviction that in this context we desire information that stimulates transformation. What I found was a course that encapsulated wisdom from some of the best sources I am aware of. There was biblical wisdom, Strengths Theory applied, Psychology, and coaching methodology that resulted in couples discovering strengths and designing action plans for continued relational investment. Transferable - I was very pleased to learn that The Significant Marriage has a training process available for training The Significant Marriage certified facilitators. Further the material is adaptable to be used for pre-marital counselling, marriage enrichment, and couples in crisis too. The holistic nature has led me to the step of engaging TSM to train facilitators at our church in order that we may offer TSM as part of our Discipleship ministry at our church year round. I would recommend TSM to anyone who is invested in seeing healthy marriages that are committed to fruitful purpose both within themselves, and in the Kingdom.
Rev. Shane Dirks M.A. (theol.), B.D., dip min.
St. Philip's Anglican Church