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Being married takes work; living together without marriage brings even more challenges. This pack works through the nuances of a relationship and points to healthy marriages.


Positive Partnerships - Boundaries - 28 min. Boundaries are simply a way of saying this is what you are and are not going to do. This lesson covers everything about relationships; married, dating, or single. Even if the client already has children, these videos will give them tips to help them make the best choices and have the best life ever.Topics include: • control • healthy relationships • boundaries • family boundaries • people pleaser • narcissist • getting help • responsibility • independence • unhealthy boundaries • submissive person • red flags • financial goals • communication ©2023

Positive Partnerships - Unhealthy Boundaries - 21 min. Struggling with personal boundaries and expectations? Dive deep into the nuances of setting boundaries, preferences, and desires in this eye-opening video. From emotional and intellectual realms to the complexities of intimate relationships and financial decisions, uncover the key to a balanced life. Learn to distinguish essential boundaries from petty battles, ensuring healthier relationships and self-respect. Whether navigating personal relationships or financial choices, this video offers actionable insights for everyone. Transform your approach to life and relationships—watch now! Topics include: • unhealthy boundaries • boundaries • preferences • desires • relationships • respect • financial decisions • actions • feelings • priorities • compromise • emotional boundaries ©2023

Positive Partnerships - Cohabitation - 17 min. Couples contemplate cohabitation as a "trial period" before marriage, often driven by financial constraints or external influences. Yet, remember, a home is more than walls; it's a haven for your family. Research reveals that a strong marriage foundation fosters a thriving home. Cohabitation, with its uncertainty, frequently hampers marital and family strength. It's akin to building with sub-par materials and hoping for stability. Choosing a lifelong commitment, rather than cohabitation, sets the stage for a fulfilling life for you, your partner, and your children. Topics include: • relationships • marriage • cohabitation • foundation • finances • emotions • piece of paper • attachment theory • commitment

Positive Partnerships - Making the Marriage Choice - 24 min. Marriage is not something to take lightly, but it is also a wonderful blessing. This lesson stresses the reasons to get married and the reasons you might want to avoid marriage. The end conclusion is simple: If you are currently living with the person you want to marry, stop living with them until you get married. Topics include: • making the marriage choice • why marry? • character traits • stay together • cheat less • be happier • live longer • parent better • fewer fights • more money • most marriages last • living together • affairs • • love. ©2023

Positive Partnerships - Staying Married - Whether your client is considering marriage or already married, this lesson provides the three core practices for a relationship that can last. Marriage starts with committed—even during the hard times. Add to that commitment a willingness to grow in ways that Cherish and Respect each other. These basic tools combined with a willingness to work hard will provide clients with practical and meaningful opportunities to improve or prepare for marriage.

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 1 Designed to be Different - 26 min. Being a loving, life-long spouse is one of the most challenging goals in the world! It is not for the faint or weak-of-heart. You face major obstacles every day. Too many couples give up and call it quits before reaching their 8th anniversary. This first lesson focuses on balancing the challenges and benefits of two distinctive personalities. Topics include: •marriage •balance •differences •lifespan of marriage •expectations •one in marriage •suitable helper © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 2 Where Have all the Flowers Gone? - 25 min. You are making an investment in your marriage that will pay major dividends immediately and down the road. Every marriage struggles with apathy and selfishness. The longer we are married, the more often we have to renew our commitment to one another and work to rekindle the romance. This lesson will focus on the greatest needs in the lives of men and women and will contrast the differences in male and female needs. Dr. Leman will challenge us to learn to view life through our spouse's eyes and to put the needs of our spouse first in order to do the best for one another. Topics include: •off track •men's needs •women's needs •The Five Love Languages •head knocking •affection •honesty •openness • communication •sexual fulfillment •respect •physical touch •quality time •acts of service •words of affirmation • giving gifts •spouse's needs •marriage © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 3 Striking the Perfect Match - 25 min. Dr. Leman reminded us in this lesson that marriage is not a piece of cake; a good marriage takes time, understanding, and empathy. You need to understand the different needs of men and women and work to do your best for the one you love the most. This third lesson focuses on understanding the influence that birth order has on families and in relationships. Topics include: •birth order •first-born •middle-children •only-children •uniquely created •father/daughter •mother/son •unwritten rulebook •growing •striving •maturing •marriage © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 4 Looking for Love in Two Special Faces - 24 min. The first three lessons have focused on our differences in personality, birth order, and the obstacles that married couples face in creating an intimate relationship. You have also learned how to balance your challenges, rekindle romance, and learn the benefits that your personalities bring to the marriage. This fourth lesson focuses on how vital it is for husband and wife to develop a healthy, harmonious relationship. Our children grow and thrive in a home in which mom and dad are on the same page. Topics include: •vitamin N •marriage perceptions •Christ-centere marriage •tyranny of urgent •conflict resolution •unity in marriage •same page © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 5 Don't Rock the Jukebox - 31 min. Last week you talked about how your relationship directly affects your children, their self-esteem, and their outlook on life. So much is at stake in the willingness you and your spouse have to become one in your marriage. This fifth lesson focuses on how to resolve conflict in marriage. This lesson is one of the most important if not THE most important lesson in this series. What you learn in this lesson will help you for the rest of your life. Topics include: •feelings •judgments •miracle plants •nurturing •communication •vitamin C •conflict resolution •jukebox •turn on •tune in •forgiveness •pride •personal attacks •marriage © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 6 Sex Begins in the Kitchen - 26 min. In our previous lesson, we focused on resolving conflict, and we compared marriage to a finely-tuned, delicate jukebox that needs care and stability. This sixth lesson focuses on sexual intimacy and fulfillment in marriage. Topics include: •human sexuality •light the fire •keep the flame burning •sexual needs •love •sex in marriage •intimacy in marriage •creativity •recreational companionship © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Making the Most of Marriage: Lesson 7 Enjoying the Journey - 29 min. As husband and wife, you are going to need to continue to work on your relationship regularly. Both you and your spouse need to accept the awesome responsibility of making your marriage the best it can be. This seventh lesson focuses on enjoying the journey of marriage and becoming one for a lifetime. Topics include: •becoming one •submittion •leadership •perfection •journey •disillusionment •"The Wall" poem •marriage •commitment © 2003 THE SAMPSON COMPANY (All Rights Reserved)

Staying Married (Men) - 21 min. THIS LESSON WILL BE UPDATED IN 2024. IT WILL BE REMOVED WHEN LESSONS IN THE SERIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. THERE WILL NO LONGER BE SEPARATE MEN AND WOMEN'S LESSONS. Marriage is all about being committed—even during the hard times. This lesson is to help those are thinking about marriage after viewing the previous lesson. It gives the most basic tools from which they can find help and support to make their marriage healthy. Topics include: • staying married • role of the man • chance to be more • protector • leadership • where to start • make the commitment • love • grace • time • look for danger • know family • break mold • failures. ©2014

Single Parenting (Men) - 20 min. THIS LESSON WILL BE UPDATED IN 2024. IT WILL BE REMOVED WHEN LESSONS IN THE SERIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. THERE WILL NO LONGER BE SEPARATE MEN AND WOMEN'S LESSONS. For those who choose single parenting, life will be a little more complicated. This lesson helps your clients understand their responsibilities and gives them the tools they need to be a good single parent. Topics include: • single parenting • full-time fathers • cooperative fathers • missing fathers • sharing responsibility • time • respect • girlfriends • finances • involvement • marriage • cohabitation • absent fathers • child care • mothers • dating • selfish fathers. ©2014

Staying Married (Women) - 24 min. THIS LESSON HAS BEEN UPDATED AND WILL BE REMOVED WHEN LESSONS IN THE SERIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. THERE WILL NO LONGER BE SEPARATE MEN AND WOMEN'S LESSONS. Marriage is all about being committed—even during the hard times. This lesson is to help those thinking about marriage after viewing the previous lesson. It gives the most basic tools from which they can find help and support to make their marriage healthy. Topics include: • love • other • action • uplifting • make commitment • grace • time • know family ©2014

Single Parenting (Women) - 17 min. THIS LESSON WILL BE UPDATED IN 2024 AND WILL BE REMOVED WHEN LESSONS IN THE SERIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. THERE WILL NO LONGER BE SEPARATE MEN AND WOMEN'S LESSONS. For those who choose single parenting, life will be a little more complicated. This lesson helps your clients understand their responsibilities and gives them the tools they need to be a good single parent. Topics include: • the single parent • risks • married and together • married but separated • unmarried without children • unmarried, living with partner • single with children • moving forward • cohabitation • committed relationships • coparenting • surviving • lonely • mentors • mother’s groups • self-care • success • child care. ©2014