A New Way to Love: Living God’s Purpose for your Marriage

Couplehood is often a difficult road to travel. But one thing we know, it is a spiritual path that calls us into wholeness and completion as human beings.  It is God calling us to our highest selves. We fall in love and get married and then all the unfinished business that we bring into the relationship starts to emerge.  Not knowing how to deal with it, we often argue and fight and feel disconnected.  But we know we want to stay together, we are committed to each other and in some way we feel unsure of what to do.  If so, this series is just for you!

This six week program is an educational adaptation of the book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.  The book has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages.

What is it about?

It’s about learning a powerful skill that will radically transform your relationship into a conscious one.  It is also about establishing an ongoing program for couples in the church.  Couples who take the course and would like to teach it are encouraged to offer it to other couples in their homes.

It’s about using these skills to:

Improve your relationship with your partner

Dissolve long-standing conflicts

Heal childhood wounds in the safety of your love for one another

Grow into your full potential

Transform the “space between” you into sacred space

Grow spiritually together

Create a better society through conscious partnership

Who it’s for:

If you are a couple, it is for you!  The course is open to all couples who are interested in improving the quality of their relationship.  This includes:

Couples who have a good relationship and want to deepen intimacy

Couples who have a difficult relationship and want to restore connection

Couples who are near divorce and want to find an alternative

Couples who are not married but want to learn better relationship skills


Classes will be held at St. Mel Church, 20870 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California 91364


Monday evenings 6:30 to 8:30 pm from June 7 through July 19


$300 per couple includes all 6 classes, materials, and workbooks.

Some scholarships are available.