Couples’ Three-Day Intensive Workshop
Our Couples’ Intensive Workshop is for couples who have experienced sexual betrayal and are longing to expand genuine relational intimacy. This Intensive offers teaching from the perspective of Mark & Debbie Laaser’s book, The Seven Desires of Every Heart—How are men and women alike at the core of who they are, and what do they desire? We will explore these God-given desires and practice practical skills to access more connected communication. Our desire is to help couples become companions in life, building empathy and unconditional love for each other.
Couples who attend this workshop will experience that they are not alone in this journey. We create safety by allowing couples to work on and talk about only those issues that they feel comfortable sharing. The fellowship created by this group experience is powerful. In the context of this fellowship, couples will gain new insights about their relationship and new friendships as well. Most of all, they will learn new ways to have deeper and healthy intimacy. A great deal of time will be spent acquiring new skills and practicing new ways of relating. Our desire is that couples will leave with a new commitment and hope in their relationship and marriage.
Who Should Attend This Workshop?
Couples who attend our workshop are often at different seasons of their healing journey. We find the workshop is most helpful for those who have done some significant work to attain sobriety & who have also developed support through counseling and/or support groups. Some couples might feel “stuck” in their process of healing, while others come because they are looking to build a new level of intimacy with each other. When there is a sense of stability in the marriage, the workshop can help you to move forward to greater emotional and spiritual intimacy.
If sexual addiction/compulsivity or sexual acting out (including viewing pornography) is a struggle for the husband, our strongest recommendation is that he first attend our 3- Day Intensive Men of Valor Workshop at Faithful & True. This insures that he will be well aware of his responsibility for being sober or pure. It is require that the husband have at least 60 days of sobriety prior to attending the couples’ workshop. We also require that there has been Full Disclosure of all acting out behaviors between the husband and wife.
It is also helpful if the wife has had some support, whether it be in counseling or as part of a support group. Ideally, she might be more prepared for learning about couple’s intimacy if she has first been to the Women’s Journey workshop at Faithful & True.
Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT, has been involved in the field of sexual addiction and relational betrayal for over 30 years. Together with her late husband, Dr. Mark Laaser, they have written books on recovering as individuals, and as couples from infidelity and sexual addiction. The Laasers have used their own story and the work they have done with hundreds of couples as the basis for this workshop. They represent the hope that saving marriages is not only possible, it is a vision that can lead to the transformation of lives and relationships. The workshop is largely based on the principles of their book, The Seven Desires of Every Heart. The dramatic strength and effectiveness of our Couples’ Workshop is that it is led by Debbie Laaser, with Greg and Beth Miller together with Russ and Susie Smidt, all who have personally experienced the journey of healing from sexual betrayal.
At Faithful & True, we truly believe in couples helping couples. If you long to grow emotionally and spiritually closer as a couple, we invite you to attend our Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshop. For questsions or to register, please call our office at 952-746-3880.
Daily schedule for the workshop is as follows:
Times may vary slightly depending on the size of the groups.
- Thursday: 8:45am to 9:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
- Saturday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
NOTE: To maximize your workshop experience, we strongly suggest that your return flight home from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport be schedule to depart at least 2 hours after the 3:30pm conclusion of the Couples’ Workshop.
The Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshop Registration fee is $1,895.00
Call 952-746-3880 to register for our upcoming workshops:
*Online registration for the Couples’ Workshops is not an available option*
Please do not purchase your airline tickets until we know when we will be allowed to hold our workshop in-person.
We will update the information here as soon as we know. Thank you.
Here are the Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshop dates for 2020:
JULY 23-25, 2020
NOVEMBER 5-7, 2020
For Hotel and Travel information, please click below.
What Are the Logistics for This Workshop?
The cost for the Couples’ Workshops is $1,895.00.
Registration fee does not include food or lodging and the dress code is casual.
*There is no cancellation policy and refunds for pre-paid workshop registrations are not available.
Our workshops take place at our Faithful & True counseling center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (a southwest suburb of Minneapolis). Click here for travel and hotel information.