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2021 Term 1 CCEF - Marriage Counselling

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Term 1 Date: 13th January - 14th April 2021
Anticipated Course Access: 6th January 2021
Registration Deadline: 12th November 2020

Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite to this course.

Course Description

Marriage problems can seem especially complicated and disheartening, not only for the couples struggling with them but also for those trying to help. Talking about them with a helper can be difficult, even explosive. In this introductory course on marriage counseling, you will walk away with a working model for how to make sense of marriage problems. You’ll understand simple, basic, and Biblical categories that can handle all of the mess and hardship that marriage counseling and marriage problems will throw at you. You’ll also learn methods that help you to manage and constructively direct the conflict and volatility that are often part of the process. But most importantly, you’ll have a model that in every way connects the truth of the Gospel to everything that you are going to see in marriage problems.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: Building a Biblical Marriage & Relationship Model
  • Week 2: The Dynamics of Worship and Relationships
  • Week 3: Setting the Stage for Heart Change
  • Week 4: Understanding Relational Dynamics
  • Week 5: Let’s Talk
  • Week 6: Conflict: An Opportunity for Growth and Change
  • Week 7: Moving from Skills to the Heart
  • Week 8: Man vs. Woman: Understanding Our Differences
  • Week 9: Wisdom for Abusive Relationships
  • Week 10: Marital Intimacy
  • Week 11: Growing Together Over Time
  • Week 12: Learning from Other Viewpoints

Course Professors

Winston Smith

Required Books

Students must have a copy of the required text, either by purchase or borrow. Book list is subject to change by CCEF, please follow the syllabus as final. Other required article readings will be provided with course access.

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
  • Systems Theory in Action: Applications to Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy by Shelly Smith-Acuna
  • Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments by Winston Smith

Additional Details

Marriage Counselling is a 3-credit course. Those who sign up via Equip will be able to enjoy the discounted rate of RM500 per course. The discounted rate is eligible only for those living in Malaysia and Brunei only.

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January 13th, 2021 12:00 AM through April 14th, 2021 11:59 PM
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