8 Week Couples Workshop/Course

Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help. What is the new science of LOVE? LOVE is exquisitely logical and part of our survival mechanism. The need for connection is the most basic need of human beings. We all need LOVE (safe, secure connection) from cradle to grave. The epidemics we see of depression, anxiety, divorce are due in large part to emotional starvation.

Come explore the new science of LOVE and

  • Address stuck patterns and negative cycles
  • Make sense of your own emotions
  • Learn more about your partner's inner world
  • Overcome loneliness
  • Repair and forgive emotional injuries
  • Deepen your emotional, physical and sexual connection
  • Communicate to develop deeper understanding and closeness

What to Expect

You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations by the workshop leader, with private exercises and conversations with your partner, and by watching video demonstrations of other couples. The Hold Me Tight© couples workshop is based on Dr. Sue Johnson's research and book Created for Connection Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples - Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. (We strongly suggest that you read Created for Connection prior to attending the workshop.)

Couples will be able to work with each other and practice material learned with as assistance from facilitator.

There is no pressure to share with the group, and all practice work will be with your partner. We have full use of our counseling center during this time and you will have your own space as a couple to work through the material.


*Created for Connection workshops are not for couples in extreme distress; this would include current abuse, active addiction, or current/ongoing infidelity. Please contact our office for counseling specific to these situations.

Dates & Times:

Workshop will be 8 Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm 

Beginning March 27, 2020 and Ending May 15, 2020.

Registration Fee per Couple: $600 Early Bird Registration (before 02/29/2020)

Regular Registration $750 (can be made in two payments)


*Cancellation policy - 4 weeks prior to workshop you'll receive refund minus a $50 processing fee.  With less than 4 weeks notice, you will receive a credit for a future workshop.

Malia Doss, LMFT, SEP has been practicing Marriage and Family Therapy for the past 14 years and has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy through the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy's approved programs. This includes but is not limited to an Externship and Core Skills Plus training in pursuit of obtaining certification in this model of therapy.


Questions about the Workshop? 

Contact Malia @ createdforconnectioncounseling@gmail.com or 720-370-3010 x106