Acknowledgments We are very grateful indeed to the following people and organizations for their help and inspiration in the creation of The Marriage Course: David and Teresa Ferguson, of Intimate Life Ministries, whose expertise and encouragement have helped us enormously, especially with Sessions 1 and 4. For more information about their work, contact: Intimate Life Ministries, 2511 S. Lakeline Blvd, Austin, Texas, TX 78759; or visit greatcommandment.net Rob Parsons, for his inspiration, stories and illustrations that we have used throughout. For more information about his work, please visit careforthefamily.org.uk Gary Chapman, for his book The Five Love Languages (Northfield, 1992), on which the concept and manual notes for Session 7 are based. Peter and Barbie Reynolds, for their demonstration of effective listening, the inspiration for the model example in Session 2. Acorn Christian Foundation, for their Just Listen! course, on which much of the material on listening in Session 2 is based. For more information about their work, please visit acornchristian.org Michael and Gillie Warren, for the first marriage weekend that they led, where we learnt many of the basic principles for building a healthy marriage.
Nicky and Sila Lee
This manual is designed to be used on The Marriage Course with the DVDs or live talks. See page 127 for more information on how to join or run a course.
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