Workshop: 5 Languages of Love & Appreciation (COASTAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS)
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Workshop: 5 Languages of Love & Appreciation (COASTAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS)

Do you know your primary love language?

If you're thinking "I have no idea what a love language is!", you are probably not alone. Your love language profile explains your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with others.

It will help enrich your personal relationships and allow you to build more effective teams at work. Your love language affects every relationship you have! 

Improve them and become a more effective communicator in key areas of your personal and professional life. 

Join us on 02/13/2018 to discover your primary love language and how you can apply it at work and at home to more effectively give and receive appreciation (at work) and love (at home).

FREE APPETIZERS PROVIDED.

Workshop: A deeper dive with interactive training on select topics to help you develop your personal and professional skills. 

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Date Night: Love & Respect (Faith-Based)
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Date Night: Love & Respect (Faith-Based)

Maybe you've heard that a woman needs to be loved by her husband and a man needs to be respected by his wife. However, if you're like the average man or woman, you're thinking, "Sure, that all sounds great, but what does it mean?" Once you and your spouse understand what it means to love and respect, relational landmines can be avoided. The result can be greater love, deeper intimacy and movement toward the kind of marriage that God desires for you.

  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Cost: $15
  • Speaker: Tom Rice
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WORKSHOP: FOR COUPLES ONLY (FAITH BASED)
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP: FOR COUPLES ONLY (FAITH BASED)

For Couples Only is based on input from more than a thousand members of the opposite sex—including an unprecedented nationwide survey and hundreds of personal interviews. This innovative approach yields candid and surprising answers that reveal what you don’t “get” about your significant other—answers that person deeply wishes you knew. It also produces simple but groundbreaking awareness of how you can best love and support the one you care about most.

So whether you are newly dating or have been married fifty years, get ready to know each other in a whole new way.

  • 3 Week Workshop Series : Thursdays, March 1st, 8th, and 15th -- 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: Sally Isely
  • Cost: $15/person (includes book, snacks and beverages)
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DATE NIGHT: COMMUNICATION - YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND?
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT: COMMUNICATION - YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND?

Good communication is the foundation of a strong marriage. The key to conflict resolution and foundation for a healthy marriage is learning to communicate effectively. Join us as Pastor Andy Shanholtz helps you identify your communication channels and teaches you how to bridge the communication gap with your spouse and children.  We will also explore effective listening techniques and the 17 “Nevers” of communication.

  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: Andy Shanholtz
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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Date Night: Honoring Your Wishes - Advance Care Planning
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Date Night: Honoring Your Wishes - Advance Care Planning

Planning now for your future health care is one of the most important acts you will ever do for yourself and your family!  Advance Care Planning is a process of communication between you, your loved ones and care providers about your health care wishes.  An Advance Directive is a legal document that explains to others the kind of medical care you want or don’t want.  It is used when you are unable to communicate this information yourself.  Advance directives must be prepared ahead of time, when you are able to make your own decision.

Christine will discuss why advance care planning is important and the consequences of not having an advance care plan in place in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself and need ongoing medical care.

Objectives:

  1. Define Advance Care planning
  2. State why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and how it may change over time.
  3. Discuss the role of the health care agent.
  4. Explain the concept of “activation.”
  5. Understand the role of  legal guardianship in relation to health care decision making.
  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan


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WORKSHOP FOR SINGLES: LOVE THINKS! HOW NOT TO MARRY A JERK/ETTE
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

WORKSHOP FOR SINGLES: LOVE THINKS! HOW NOT TO MARRY A JERK/ETTE

Workshop for adults who want to make smart choices in dating including: individuals who have experienced a divorce and are dating again; never married singles; widows/widowers and anyone who wants to know how to find a mate who is compatible for a healthy relationship. Join Donna Schelfhout, Family Specialist, for a fun and informative night!

  • Location: Word of Grace Church, Sheboygan Falls
  • Speaker: Donna Scheulfhout
  • Cost: $15/person (includes snacks and beverages)
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11TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

11TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Join us for an evening of FUN and fundraising with the one and only Mark Gungor of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage! Mark will be speaking about his 2 new books and showing us that couples don’t necessarily need to learn any new skills, we just need to apply the skills we already have towards each other!  

Treat Him Like a Dog

Women love to hold and pet their dogs, always be there for their children, smile at strangers, allow the cab driver to take them where they need to go and communicate clearly at work. What if they used these already finely tuned skills with their husbands? In this hilarious presentation, Mark shows women how they need only apply to their husbands, skills they have already perfected in every day life.

Treat Her like a Truck

Mark uses the same approach with the men. They know how to put in the necessary maintenance on their trucks, plan their vacation adventures, focus on their ideal sports car, commit their total attention to the television and make their teammates feel valued and appreciated. What if they simply do what they already do well and apply it to their wives?

  • The Berkshire, Sheboygan
  • Entertainment:  Mark Gungor
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DATE NIGHT: CAREGIVING
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT: CAREGIVING

Caregiving can be very rewarding but the stress that comes with it cannot be denied. Some spouses, adult children and family members are providing care 24 hours a day. Adult children are especially challenged as they care for elderly parents, meet the demands of their young family and manage career responsibilities. 

Participants will learn to: recognize signs of caregiver fatigue, use tools to support self-care and identify available resources. You will also learn how hospice services support your loved one and you- the caregiver. No need to be alone with your worries and increasing responsibilities. Help is available!

  • Location: Sharon S Richardson Hospice Center
  • Speaker: Lu Ann Travis
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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DATE NIGHT: LOVE ON THE BEACH (5 LOVE LANGUAGES)
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT: LOVE ON THE BEACH (5 LOVE LANGUAGES)

Join us for a romantic picnic dinner on the beach at Blue Harbor Resort, then learn about the 5 Love Languages with your sweetheart. You will discover what your Love Language is, and how to speak your spouse or significant other's language. Enjoy a walk on the beach or trail as you discuss ways to speak each other's languages. Limited to 7 couples.

  • Location: Blue Harbor Beach (Meet in Lobby)
  • Speakers: Steve and Donna Schelfhout
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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Workshop: 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Workshop: 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

Based upon Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research with thousands of couples, this workshop is designed for couples of every age, ability, and orientation. You will learn practical skills to improve the friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a positive way. Leave with your relationship strengthened!

  • 2 Day Workshop: Friday 6:30-8:30pm ; Saturday 9:00am-12pm
  • Speakers: Jann and Roger Blanchard
  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Cost: $25/person (Includes workbook, book, snacks, beverages) 
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DATE NIGHT: LOVE ON THE BEACH (5 LOVE LANGUAGES)
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT: LOVE ON THE BEACH (5 LOVE LANGUAGES)

Join us for a romantic picnic dinner on the beach at Blue Harbor Resort, then learn about the 5 Love Languages with your sweetheart. You will discover what your Love Language is, and how to speak your spouse or significant other's language. Enjoy a walk on the beach or trail as you discuss ways to speak each other's languages. Limited to 7 couples.

  • Location: Blue Harbor Beach (Meet in Lobby)
  • Speakers: Steve and Donna Schelfhout
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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Date Night: 7 Stages of Marriage
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Date Night: 7 Stages of Marriage

Having a happier, lighter, more fulfilling marriage is easier than you think. The 7 Stages of Marriage presents a whole new view on marriage.

Learn how each relationship changes through seven natural stages, each with unique challenges, pleasures, and best ways to interact. More important, discover the actions you need to take at each step to ensure a healthy, growing bond.

  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: Panel of 7 couples
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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DATE NIGHT : BECOMING COMPATIBLE (MARK GUNGOR’S FLAG PAGE)
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT : BECOMING COMPATIBLE (MARK GUNGOR’S FLAG PAGE)

The word compatible comes from the Latin word compati, which literally means “to suffer with”. A couple who can suffer with each other is, in fact, the very definition of compatible. Being compatible is not about reaching a state of nirvana, it is about having someone you can do life with. Life in all it’s ugly, messy, painful, glorious, wonderful and marvelous state.  

The word for two people who always think and feel the same, share the same interests and always embrace the same goals is not compatible, it’s delusional. The key to succeeding with anyone - business partners, friends, family, children - and especially a spouse, is understanding. 

Phil Gungor will help you succeed in any relationship by understanding the key motives of the other person - by intentionally Becoming Compatible.

  • Speaker:  Phil Gungor (Mark’s son!)
  • Location: TBD
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DATE NIGHT: #1 KEY TO INCREDIBLE SEX (MARK GUNGOR DVD) (FAITH BASED)
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

DATE NIGHT: #1 KEY TO INCREDIBLE SEX (MARK GUNGOR DVD) (FAITH BASED)

One of the biggest problems in marriage today has to do with sex. As a society we are bombarded with sexual messages everyday and are supposedly the most highly sexually educated generation in history. So why are married couples having less sex than ever before? In his riveting and compelling style, Mark shows how the sexual messages of our culture are fundamentally flawed at best and destructive at worst. He covers five steps couples can take to achieve a healthy, fantastic sex life ending with The #1 Key to Incredible Sex.

  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: DVD (Mark Gungor)
  • Cost: $15/person (includes dinner)
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WORKSHOP: THE SMART STEPFAMILY (FAITH BASED)
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP: THE SMART STEPFAMILY (FAITH BASED)

When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision.

In The Smart Stepfamily, leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you'll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

  • 4 Week Workshop Series : Tuesdays, 1/16 & 1/30; Thursday, 2/15; Tuesday, 2/27 -- 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: Jocelyn Medrek
  • Cost: $20/person (includes workbook and snacks)
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WORKSHOP: WIDOW TO WIDOW
Jan
16
11:30 AM11:30

WORKSHOP: WIDOW TO WIDOW

The book "7 Stages of Marriage" covers all the seasons experienced through out a couple's married life. We believe there is an 8th stage of marriage when you experience the loss of a spouse. If you are a woman in this 8th stage, or even if you are re-married, we would like to invite you to a Round Table discussion to discuss ways we can support people through this season in life.

Our special guest is Jeanette Martinek, retired school teacher and widow.  We will share our stories, offer support and brainstorm ideas on how Great Marriages may help provide programs to support those entering into or have already entered the 8th stage of marriage. 

  • Location: Great Marriages Office, 612 Center Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Speaker: Jeanette Martinek
  • Cost: $15/person (includes lunch)
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