Six topics with expert instruction broken down into separate segments. New Year, New Marriage is the perfect tool to assist your marriage from the comfort of your own home. New Year, New Marriage is also great for small groups, marriage ministries and organizations who offer marriage education.
Ayize & Aiyana Ma'at - Transparency: A Key Ingredient to a Healthy Marriage
Among all the key elements of a healthy marriage, there is one most couples often neglect, transparency. Ayize and Aiyana Ma’at, founders of B-Intentional and creators of The Blueprint for Building Lasting Love classes, communicate the importance of transparency and how to achieve it in your marriage. In order to establish, sustain and support your union, transparency is necessary. The Ma’ats explain the main ingredients for experiencing transparency in your relationship. Discover how your partnership measures up in this area.
Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham - The Three Levels of Intimacy
Dr. Dwayne Buckingham, founder and CEO of R.E.A.L. Horizons Consulting Service, instructs couples on understanding what is needed to successfully build a relationship. He suggests we understand the foundations of intimacy. During this segment, we learn about the 3 levels of intimacy. As Dr. Buckingham explains, in every relationship we desire intimacy, so it makes sense that couples should work at perfecting it in their relationship.
Dr. Johnny & Lezlyn Parker - Building a Foundation of Love for a Lifetime
Dr. Johnny and Lezlyn Parker, creators of the Parker Group and authors of Renovating Your Marriage Room by Room, enlighten us on how to build a foundation of love for a lifetime. Dr. Parker shares that nurturance is a critical component to being intentional about love and about connecting. Great marriages are built intentionally.
Reggie & Peachie Williams - Communication: Discovering a Different Point of Reference
Reggie and Peachie Williams, founders of Marriage Nectar, teach us about communication. Most couples find communication to be their biggest challenge. The Williams revealed that 55% of communication is not what you say, but what you do. Making sure the information you want to get across is getting across in an effective manner is imperative. Discover the truth about the communication in your marriage.
Dr. Shane Perrault - Conflict Resolution: Do you have The “It” Factor?
Dr. Shane Perrault, Psychologist and Founder of African-American Marriage Counseling, discusses the importance of having the “it” factor in your marriage. He says many couples search for the key element that keeps them together. It normally isn’t attractiveness, sex, or money. Dr. Perrault says determining whether or not a couple has the “it” factor usually depends on what happens during conflict. The “it” factor relates to what transpires when we have a conflict and it is emotional. The main idea for couples during conflict is to discover “can we cut a deal, that works for both of us”, according to Dr. Perrault.
Carlos & Katherine Greene - Family Goal Planning
Without a plan, things fall apart. This includes family and relationships. Another key ingredient for marriage success lies in achieving the goals and plans we create as a family. Carlos and Katherine Green are the founders of The Family Goal Planning Guide and Workbook. They explain the importance of setting goals, achieving those goals and working together to ensure you are setting appropriate expectations.