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Growth Journey

Communio wants to serve your church in supporting marriages at this time of social isolation and anxiety. We’ve partnered with experts in the field of relationship education to give you – and your members – access to world-class content at a discounted rate.

Here’s a short list of content that your church can facilitate virtually in groups or push out to your members over email or social media to use on their own.

Schedule a call with Communio learn how to effectively engage your members – and those in your community – through digital outreach.

Virtual Group Resources

Programs below work well as curriculum for relationship-focused groups that can be hosted virtually over video conferencing. These groups can easily transition into home or church-based groups as social distancing protocols are increasingly loosened.

Your church can either purchase this content directly from the publishers below and offer it as a gift to your members. Or you can encourage your members to purchase the content themselves.

This six-lesson video-based discussion course from Dr. John Van Epp teaches couples how to have lasting intimacy through nurturing, knowledge and skills. Couples are equipped with a plan for maintaining a close and fulfilling relationship with the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM), and the skills needed to:

• Have great communication
• Stay in the know
• Maintain a safe trust
• Resolve conflicts
• Mutually meet each other’s needs
• Stay strong in commitment
• Grow in a fulfilling sex life

This course contains the videos, online Couples Discussion Guide, and the e-book Becoming Better Together.

Purchase content for only $20 per couple using promo code: communio-6

This is a video-based discussion course for singles based on the bestselling book How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette by Dr. John Van Epp. Each of the six video lessons includes 20-minute presentations where individuals learn a plan for building safe and healthy relationships with the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM). Lessons include:

• Following your heart without losing your mind
• Exploring the influence of family background
• Exploring the health of conscience and potential for compatibility
• Exploring the examples of scripts and skills in a relationship
• Building a safe trust and a mutual reliance in a relationship
• Honoring the bonding power commitment and touch

The course contains a video series and an online Singles Discussion Guide that allows participants to discuss their most meaningful relationships (romantic, friendships, and family).

Purchase content for only $10 per person using promo code: communio-6

The Marriage Course is a seven-week, video-based relationship enrichment resource your church can host as a virtual group “date night” for couples. Each episode has “couples discussion time” built in that corresponds to the lesson at hand. Topics include – Strengthening Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Good Sex and Love in Action. Purchase the Leader Kit for a one-time charge of $39. It gives you and your team of leaders lifetime access to all video content and downloadable couples journals.

The OXYGEN for Your Relationships Membership brings together the best of the best in marriage and family resources. The membership covers top relationship expert interviews on marriage, finances, intimacy, and parenting. A 52-week Love Style Challenge for couples to grow in their relationship and 24 Date Nights that create deeper connection. Purchase the Leader Membership and launch a series on marriage, parenting, Intimacy or Finances using the Master Series. Leader membership allows you to track couple’s engagement, communicate with your small groups, and host your own small group content.

4 Easy Steps for Running Virtual Groups

1.

Find a staff member or volunteer to lead a virtual course.

2.

Select and purchase one of the program options below and familiarize yourself with the content.

3.

Decide how you will facilitate the curriculum. Here are two options:

- Run through the video lessons, exercises, and discussion questions live with the group over video conference

…OR…

- Have participants complete videos and discussion questions ahead of time on their own and re-convene as a group to discuss key takeaways and lessons learned.

4.

Invite singles or couples to join your virtual group using sample emails above. These emails include links and instructions to purchase your selected content.

At-Home Couples Resources

Resources below can be used by couples on their own from the comfort of their living room. Use the email templates below to share with your members to purchase. Or your church can purchase content directly from the publisher below and offer them as gifts to couples.

CoupleTalk helps a couple grow closer as they learn - and practice - healthy communication skills. They will have fun while becoming better listeners and speakers. Designed to be used at home, couples access streaming video vignettes to guide them through the process. CoupleTalk has been used by thousands of couples in 20 countries around the world.

Buy the 10-video series for $55 per couple (regular price $150) by using promo code: Communio12

The Couple Checkup is an online assessment tool designed to identify the unique relationship strengths and growth areas of dating, engaged, or married couples. Couples will receive a 15-20 page report unique to their relationship. They can also download a free Discussion Guide, designed to help them learn proven relationship skills. Research has shown this process improves relationships by stimulating honest dialogue, increasing understanding, and empowering couples.

The Marriage Course is a seven-week, virtual group resource that married and non-married couples can join to strengthen their relationships. It's a facilitator-led series of videos and discussion exercises covering the following topics – Strengthening Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Good Sex, and Love in Action. Couples only need to sign up for a course and purchase course journals.

The OXYGEN for Your Relationships Membership brings together the best of the best in marriage and family resources. The membership covers top relationship expert interviews on marriage, finances, intimacy, and parenting. A 52-week Love Style Challenge for couples to grow in their relationship and 24 Date Nights that create deeper connection in your relationship.

Buy the OXYGEN membership for $15 per couple (regular price $25) by using promo code: COMMUNIO10

Coaching for Marriages in Need

In this troubled time many relationships are under significant stress. Many are reaching a boiling point and need interventive help. Fortunately, there is now virtual coaching made available by experts counselors. Use the email templates when sharing with your members to purchase. Or your church can purchase content directly from the publisher below and offer as them as gifts to couples.

This facilitator-led resource is available through video conferencing that pairs a trained coach with a couple. This program helps couples, over a period of weeks, apply healthy relationship skills, establish a process for reaching agreements, and create accountability for following through on their agreements. It’s an evidence-based approach that has proven effective in both marriages that just need a nudge of help as well as strengthening marriages in crisis.

A New Beginning, live online, is a counselor-led weekend workshop that takes place in real time. Couples interact with a professional, learn how to stop hurting each other, and get the tools needed to repair and rebuild their marriage. Registration includes pre-workshop homework, 23 hours of time in sessions guided by a counselor, and recommendations for follow-up. Mention Communio for referral pricing. Call this number today for more information – 800.650.9995 or visit them online for more information.

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