As you can imagine, I’m a big fan of utilizing technology to improve our lives. This is especially true in our relationships where it’s so easy fall into patterns where we rely too heavily on our electronics and let it have a negative impact on our roles as spouse and parent.
Of course, as an Engaged Marriage reader, you’re taking the initiative to use the power of the Internet for good. And I am excited to share the work of a friend who “gets it” and has found a way to combine her abilities as a therapist with the power of online availability to help many couples – from engagement through marriage refresher.
Meet Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT
Lisa is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Marin County, California. Through her practice, she’s able to help many couples in the San Francisco area, and while that’s fantastic, it’s also limiting.
So, Lisa has found ways to make a positive impact on many more marriages by taking her expertise online. I probably first encountered her on Twitter, and I was immediately impressed by her site and the resources available there.
While she is quick to note that these resources are not a replacement for face-to-face therapy for those who need it, Lisa has developed several fantastic resources to help couples right from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.
There are currently two e-book based courses in this series:
I had the privilege of reviewing a copy of The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook, and I definitely recommend it for couples who are looking for a therapist-led refresher on the big issues that are impacting their relationship.
This workbook is intended to help couples:
- Remember Why You Married in the First Place
- Strengthen Your Communication Skills
- Increase Your Emotional Safety
- Explore Your Relationship Balance
- Identify Problematic Family of Origin Issues
- Explore Your Marriage Logistics and Roles
- Develop or Revisit Your Personal, Couple, Family Goals and Marriage Vision
- Learn Tips about How to Work Through Three Common Marriage Problems
As you can see by the topics listed, The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook is really intended to get back to the basic (and vitally important) foundational issues in your marriage and strengthen your relationship from there. For many couples, this kind of focus will have a dramatic impact on the quality of their marriage and family life.
I encourage you to go check out the overview page for The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook for all the details. If you’re not married yet or are newly married, check out what Lisa’s offering with The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples.
These are great resources available in a super-accessible format. I love that!