A little on what others think about The Significant Marriage
Everyone wonders why we went to coworking space on our wedding anniversary 🤔 Someone asks if we had a working day. Others are surprised what kind of an unusual date we made up.
Both are right: we had a "working date." We spent 8 hours of hard work on our marriage, and yesterday added another 7 🤗. We re-read materials from the training for couples “Significant Marriage”, which we visited a year ago and which we plan to visit again in a week. Summing up the results of another year of our family in only a few areas (yes, two big days were not enough for all areas 🙄), we were amazed of how much growth and change we had during this year 🔥
I already want to share our "bumps" and lessons, tears of despair and hugs of joy, in other words, all things which helped us to climb all mountains and become happier. So the “backstage” of the Koval family is ahead 😱😂
P.S. Who has not yet registered for the TSM training course from veeeeery cool trainers Dave Gothi and Mary Gothi, we recommend sooooo highly! In a week they will come to Ukraine to conduct the most powerful family training that I have been to (and you know me, I like to participate in the TCs 😝). This is not just a complete reflashing of relations in the main areas (communication, conflicts, needs and differences of husband and wife, sex, spiritual intimacy, physical and psychological health, finances, values, dreams, vision for your family), but also interesting questions for everyone personally and time to discuss everything together and write down your common goals. The effect of last year’s training is still on, but we decided to repeat the course, in order to dive even deeper into each of those topics !! 🙃 Who is with us?
P.P.S. Thank you, dear husband, Yurii Koval, for appreciating me and our marriage so much!!
The Koval's (Ukraine)
Justin & Jenna (Indiana) Promoting TSM on Valentines Day Weekend.
Sam & Stacy (Indiana)
The TSM ministry saved our marriage at a time we were feeling miserable in our relationship not knowing why we were having the same and constant challenges. Going to the seminar was the one last shot we gave ourselves. We realized there that we didn’t know how to love each other the adequate way. We also discovered the purpose for our marriage, serving in marriage and family ministry. We had that ministry in mind, but were reluctant to be involved knowing that we were struggling. TSM helped us "detox" and stabilize our marriage to now be able serve others. We would definitely recommend TSM and are so glad to be part of the leadership team in Belgium!
Serguei and Sonia (Belgium)
As an engaged couple, TSM helped us cast a vision for our marriage and learn what our purpose is as a team.
Alli and Devin (Indiana)
This has been the most useful seminar we have been to as it combines many tools and resources. It is so helpful that we have to decide on exact plans and write them down. We talked about things that we have not talked about. We are lady feel closer and more intimate. Thank you so much for bringing hope back to our relationship and marriage. Now we have a plan and commitment to fulfill it.
Daina and Janis (Riga, Latvia)
TSM was fantastic! It touches on all of the best resources and puts them together in a single course. It is also very practical, giving us great action steps to take next. Finally, Dave and Mary are just wonderful!
Aaron and Stephanie (Indiana)
This is exactly what we needed. It met both of us where were are, and so naturally spurred us in areas that we have struggled in for years. We are pumped because it gave us a plan. The course “fuses” practical steps and content with faith-based truths to create a truly impactful experience.
Jenna and Justin (Indiana)
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We LOVED this time!
Kara and Robbie (Army)
TSM allowed us to dive deeper into what makes us both who we are and why we are the way we are. I think God has a greater purpose for us and this weekend has encouraged us to find that purpose. Alyssa and Jarrod (Indiana)
TSM helped us to take the time to really look at our marriage as a whole, discuss its strengths and weaknesses and come up with real plans and tools to continue to strengthen us. It is a great resource to have and will NEVER not be relevant to a couple in any season!
Kara and Jordan (pastors, Greater DC)
This weekend was not a stereotypical marriage seminar. It didn’t give us a “to do list” to have a good marriage. It gave us a guide on how to be intentional I show we plan for something beyond ourselves.
Phil and Chelsea (Indiana)
TSM has really prepared us for full-time ministry together. We wish we would have taken this course before getting married as a couple on the mission field.
Sam and Stacy (S. Africa)
This is the most significant thing we have done together to focus our marriage on mission in the 23 years we have been married. Mary and Dave are incredible and expertly gifted to lead this amazing weekend!
Clinton and Jennifer (Indiana)
We learned how we can celebrate our differences. It’s all about our “attitude and not our aptitude!
Susan and Peter (Frankfurt, Germany)
We recommend this for seriously dating couples too!
Andrew and Tanya (Indiana)
We enjoyed that seminar was practical. It was the first time we made our own coat of arms and defined our values - it was encouraging! We made plan, practical steps how to strengthen our family and become closer to each other. The tasks made us think about things that we do not talk about every day, but wives would love to talk... :)
Anton and Liga (Riga, Latvia)
TSM has brought a purpose and direction to our marriage that we have longed for and desired since we first said, “I do.”
Kylee and Josh (Rhode Island)
This confirmed our internal drive to do something significant as a couple. We are able to walk away this weekend with a gold and a plan on how to accomplish it.
Alex and Ebony (Ramstein, Germany)
Dave and Mary have a unique heart for couples. Attending this workshop as a seriously-dating couple allowed us to have a pathway toward a significant marriage.
Christine and Damon (Indiana)
TSM helped us be intentional about thinking of the future and what kind of couple we want to be.
Ronan and Michele (Berlin, Germany)
The Significant Marriage seminar is a fast track to health….One of the most important weekends you may not know you need.
Henry and Diana (Texas)
We came to the seminar with high expectations. We wanted to get as much as we could. And we did get it!Wonderful lecturers! We made someoreder in our lives! We got instruments how to make our marriage significant that would bring blessing to us and others. We wrote down things that we thought about but never wrote down. Now we have plan to follow!
Baiba and Aigars (Riga, Latvia)
The TSM seminar is a practical hands-on experience that strengthens a marriage. It exposes areas of strength for celebration and areas of weakness that need work. It gives you an opportunity and the tools to make a plan to strengthen those areas.
Cory and Michelle (pastors, Indiana)
We would recommend this seminar to any couple. It would be very useful both - for young couples as well as experienced ones. We talked about things that we never thought about. it helped with communication.
Vladislavs and Kitija (Riga, Latvia)
TSM taught us we have a mission to accomplish as a couple!
Eric and Pascal (Paris, France)
It was such great experience to get away together and be intentional about our marriage, learn how God created each of us and commit together that we are on mission for His purpose.
Brandon and Tricia (Indiana)
We were able to hone our interests and passions. Realizing how similar our values are and letting them direct our goals.
Nate and Becky (Frankfurt, Germany)
The Significant Marriage is a fantastic opportunity for couples, experience and new, to discover a new potential for their marriage. It provides tons and opportunities to discuss what God has for your marriage which is something that is difficult to prioritize in our busy society. We are grateful for the experience!
Matt and Marianne (Rhode Island)
The Significant Marriage seminar helps you discover how your unique personalities combine to form a unique marriage God wasn’t to use to bless others.
Joe and Kristy (Indiana)
Thank you, this has been like a good book; you want to get through it to find out more, but want to slowly savour each page. Finally when it is complete you just need to go back and read it again and experience it on the next level
Wouter and Kimberlee (South Africa YWAM)
God has created us individually to balance each other out in our marriage. Our heart and passion is for the military family.
David and Callie (Ramstein, Germany)
TSM gave us new tools and understanding to help us dive deeper into love for each other and for God. I would recommend this seminar no matter where you are in your marriage journey.
Jeremiah and Megan (Texas)
This ministry has provided a guide for our marriage when we felt so lost. We are so excited to be peter spouses to one another and now it seems possible!
Kyle and Sophia (Greater DC)
We are an engaged coupled and found that this course was excellent in preparing us for being married. It showed us areas that most couples don’t consider before making that step.
Vernon and Denise (Indiana)
We discovered we can have a plan of action on the blossoming of our marriage. We are setting priorities and goals as it has helped make more clear a lot of points in our life.
Christophe and Lorraine (Paris, France)
TSM has helped us start our new marriage on the right foot. To be able to acknowledge our good parts and develop a plan to work on hurtful habits was helpful. It was so nice to walk out with a plan for our lives that we build TOGETHER and that holds meaning for us. A great and valuable weekend spent!
James and Mandy (Indiana)
As we are recently married this seminar gave many practical things how to achieve significant marriage that changes lives. We found out that we can plan not only our career, but also our marriage!
Andris and Rebeka (Riga, Latvia)
TSM has helped us learn our differences and be able to except those about each other and not be critical.
Ben and Ashlee (Tennessee)
TSM helped us plan and set goals and to come back to the simpleness of a humble heart with each other. Estelle and Sejune (Frankfurt, Germany)
The material is a must-have for every couple.
Vinicuiu and Evelyn (Greater DC)
TSM is a program that arraigns fun, relatability and relevancy to hard and meaningful work.
Erik and Heidi (Indiana)
We would highly recommend TSM to couples who are engaged! We are now equipped with the tools knowledge and vocabulary to start our marriage off on the right foot. We are SO motivated and excited about the purpose God has revealed to us for our marriage through TSM!
Paige and Ricky (Texas)
Dave and Mary, through their education, materials, practical life stories and passion gave us life tools to have a significant life and marriage.
Matt and Jamie (Indiana)
It has changed our marriage from ordinary marriage to significant marriage.
Kristine and Janis (Riga, Latvia)
Dave and Mary really brought the spark back to our relationship and taught us more about each other. We look forward to our life and the plan we have set to find our purpose in Christ.
Bradley and Taylor (Indiana)
TSM affirmed the direction we are already going in ministry and as a couple.
Nathan and Jennie (Ramstein, Germany)
After this weekend we are excited to start living on mission together and to start looking at our marriage and relationship as a whole differently.
Angela and Jeremiah (Indiana)
There are few ministries that have more potential impact for God’s kingdom than cultivating healthy and God-honoring families. Thank you for that you do!
Joe and Anna (Riga, Latvia)
Two very different people can have one common goal and life plan :)
Zanda and Thiago (Riga, Latvia)
Even after 24 years of marriage we learned and have hope that there can be so much more!
Vince and Carmen (Indiana)
We are together on purpose to fulfill God’s plan for us!
Lukas and Saskia (Berlin, Germany)
I am a planner and I loved it! It gives more peace and order and hope :)
Devanshu and Anya (Indiana)
Amazing, weekend, awesome couple. We love you, Dave and Mary! God bless you and your ministry!
Ritma and Guntars (Riga, Latvia)
Dave and Mary through TSM have opened our eyes to a new way with a phrase we want to live by. We want to build a bigger table.
Danica and Robert (Arkansas)
TSM is a “magical date” night to forgive, energize and rebuild our marriage. We are forever grateful!
Brad and Stacy (Indiana)
Every and any couple needs to take this course! You learn about who you are, who your souse is and how both of you are destined for a purposeful and significant life with the Lord’s guidance.
Craig and Lindsay (Indiana)
TSM is exactly what couples need…no matter how long you have been married, growth and healing will occur.
Eric and Saliha (Indiana)
We had goals that we never actually put down on paper. Plans that needed steps broken down to be even able to make it to the end goal. TSM helped us feel the goal is actually achievable.
Chris and Stacie (Indiana)
TSM was critical to our planning for a future after retirement.
Larry and Annette (Indiana)
We came in expecting nice encouragement and a few things to work on. Instead we get a clear plan and practical goals to live a significant marriage! Impressed how good and deep it is!
Mark and Jill (Indiana)