This Valentine’s Day give the gift of a great relationship by attending The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work couples workshop!



This workshop is open to anyone who defines themselves as a couple and who would like to attend together. Do you have difficulty communicating and understanding each other? Are you often arguing in circles about the same issues? Or are you in a good relationship and would like to make it even better? Then this workshop is for you! Based on four decades of research findings of Dr. John Gottman, this program allows couples to learn and implement practical tools to strengthen or improve their relationships and dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship, and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.


Saturday, February 17, 2018   9:00am – 4:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am)


The Cornwell Center at 2001 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28207


$165 per couple

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

*Our fee is non-refundable, but if you cancel with at least seven days notice we will be happy to apply your payment to your participation in a future workshop. If the cancellation originates with Matthews Counseling (for instance, if our enrollment is too low to hold the workshop or due to weather), we will refund your fee immediately and assist you in registering for a future workshop of your choice.


  • Light breakfast and afternoon snacks (lunch is on your own)
  • Workshop materials (one copy of Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work, and two copies of The Seven Principles Couples Guide workbook)

The Seven Principles Program is appropriate for:

  • Couples contemplating engagement
  • Pre-marital couples
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples married for decades

This psycho-educational workshop will not be appropriate or helpful for all couples, including those with severe relationship distress, significant emotional or physical abuse, serious emotional or mental health problems, significant substance abuse or gambling problems, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors. We will be happy to refer you to an experienced couples therapist if your relationship is experiencing any of the above problems and you would like help in working through them. 


1.     Is this workshop a religious-based experience? Although the workshop may be offered on the campus of a religious institution, there is no spiritual or religious content to the workshop.

2.     Are unmarried couples welcome?  Yes!

3.     Is this workshop LGBTQ-friendly?  Absolutely!

4.     Will we have to share our personal problems and issues with the class?  The class does not include public disclosures. You will work privately with your partner to complete the exercises.

5.     I notice that the presenters are couples therapists. Will they be counseling us?  This is a psycho-educational class, not a counseling experience.