When it comes to relationships we tend to simply replicate all we know or have been taught. In many cases we do not have the critical skills or information to do any different than what we have learned from others along the way.
The Knoxville Marriage Initiative aims to help singles explore ways to grow and protect a strong, lifelong marriage through relationship education workshops. Singles are invited to attend relationship workshops with pre-married and married couples where they will learn research-based information and skills associated with successful relationships.
In “Foundations” workshops, singles will discover (1) the benefits of marriage, (2) normal stages and challenges all couples face in marriage, (3) skills and behaviors that build strong bonds and keep love alive, and (4) how to avoid the dangers of falling out of love and hope.
Workshop topics include:
- Commitment and Teamwork
- Communication & Conflict Resolution
- Managing Problems and Expectations
- Forgiveness & (Re)Building Trust
- Growing Friendship and Intimacy
- Sensuality & Sexuality