Glimpses of Grace Donald Stoesz
Relationship Course

                            Relationship Course

  1. Do you know the reasons you were, are attracted to your spouse, significant other?
  2. Did you find out new things about your partner after being committed to the relationship?
  3. Did you find ways of resolving issues that came up?
  4. Would you like to learn more about how to work out differences and power struggles?

If you have answered yes, this relationship course could be helpful. The course includes seven, two-hour weekly sessions based on the book, Getting the Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix. The cost is $125.00 for one person, $200 for a couple, which includes the book and journal notebook. Between 5 and 10 people are a normal size for the group. All sharing is confidential.

Week One: Reasons for attraction to another person

Week Two: Identifying key elements in a relationship

Week Three: Understanding the nature of romance

Week Four: Identifying reasons for power struggles

Week Five: Re-romanticizing relationships

Week Six: Validating each other’s needs and wants

Week Seven: Ingredients for staying in a relationship

I am a retired prison chaplain and ordained minister with Mennonite Church Alberta. I taught this codependency course several times as a regular part of my work as a chaplain. More information about me can be found on my website,