FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES?

TIME TO COMPLETE CLASS?

WHO WOULD BENEFIT?

APPROPRIATE FOR ENGAGED COUPLES?

UNWILLING SPOUSE?

OTHER ISSUES MAKING COMPLETION DIFFICULT?

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES?

  • What do I need to take an online class? First, you will need to set up your account by going to Log In and activate your account by clicking the link in your email. Then go to Resources/Online Classes and click the Level One class(es) you wish to start.  You will also need internet access, a printer, time (about 30 minutes per lesson)...and, of course, your spouse!
  • The Four Gifts of Love® Class has a FREE 1-Lesson Trial and subscription options. Please click the link for more information.

TIME TO COMPLETE CLASSES?

  • How long will we have to complete a class? The Level One classes are available for as long as you need, however, we recommend that you commit to at least one lesson per week, with the option of going back to review when needed.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT MOST FROM A CLASS?

  • Who would benefit the most from this class? (1)  married couples who want to improve their relationship, (2) engaged couples who want to prepare for marriage, and (3) pastors/counselors who want to use the material to help struggling couples restore their love for each other.

APPROPRIATE FOR ENGAGED COUPLES?

  • Can we take a class if we are engaged? The Level One classes have not been adapted specifically for engaged couples but could be used.  It is recommended, however, that you visit the Level One material after experiencing married life together.
  • The Four Gifts of Love® Class (7-lessons) has been adapted to included engaged couples. Click the link for more information and subscription options.

UNWILLING SPOUSE?

  • What if my spouse does not want to complete the assignments? We've had some students complete the course individually so they can personally learn how to do their part in restoring/sustaining love to their marriage, with the hope that this will encourage their spouse's full participation. Sometimes, after seeing the thoughtful changes in a willing spouse, the reluctant spouse will be more open to this philosophy of marriage.

OTHER ISSUES MAKING COMPLETION DIFFICULT?

  • What if I have deeper questions or if it's too difficult for my spouse and me to do a class on our own? For the couples who find it difficult to complete any course on their own, it is recommended that they find someone to help them through the process (e.g., a counselor or pastor). Another option to help you with accountability and encouragement is to subscribe to The Four Gifts of Love® Class with the Registered Class Facilitator (RCF). Please click the link for more information.
  • What if there are more serious problems than a class can address? This is an educational process to teach couples about our philosophy of marriage. If a person is incapable of completing this educational process because of conflicting issues (e.g., current infidelity, chronic pain, untreated chemical dependency, untreated mental illness), it only makes sense to have those issues addressed first or concurrently.