Personal: Marriage & Family

Marriage, Family, and Relationship Workshops


1. RU EQ Enuf 4 UR Marriage?

(3- hour Couples’ Workshop)


Topic: Emotional management and intelligence in intimate relationships

Workshop Length: Three (3) hours including a 15 minute break

Group Size: Up to 20 Couples

Who Should Participate: Couples interested in enriching emotional intimacy through emotional expressiveness and management in their relationship.

Materials/Handouts: Yes

Description/ Format: Formal presentation, professional group marital coaching, and interactive group

Standard Rate: Contact Dr. Patt.

2. Improve Your Relationship Overnight with The Marriage Whisperer Challenge Card Game

(90 minute Couples’ Workshop)


Topic:  52 Marriage enrichment tips and tools

Workshop Length: 90 minutes

Group Size: Up to 20 Couples

Who Should Participate: Couples interested in learning new relationship tools in a playful format.

Materials/Handouts:  For each Couple—-ONE complimentary deck of playing cards, The Marriage Whisperer Challenge (valued at $7.99).  Action-oriented worksheets from an upcoming workbook.

Description/ Format:  Formal presentation and professional relationship coaching on the realistic concept of overnight improvement followed by small and large group interaction exploring approximately 40 of the 52 marriage tips on the resource cards.

Standard Rate: Contact Dr. Patt.

3. The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight 

(Couples’ Workshop with book discussion, couple’s work, and group relationship coaching on each of 5 topic chapters at 3- hour sessions per chapter FOR A TOTAL OF 15 HOURS.)


Topic:  Tips and practical strategies for long-term marital enrichment and change

Workshop Length:  Three (3) hours with a 15 minute break included (for each chapter separately).

Group Size: Up to 20 couples

Who Should Participate: Couples who want to work together to identify challenges and ways to strengthen their marriage to create lasting change

Materials/Handout Love Decathlons:  Worksheets from an upcoming workbook. The Marriage Whisperer book is a required material. Available online for individual purchase or at a large group discount through MSI Press.

Description/ Format: Formal presentation, Interactive with guided book discussion, couple work, and professional  relationship group coaching

Standard Rate: Each chapter workshop is purchased separately. Contact Dr. Patt .

4. The Couples’ Love Decathlon

(2-session/90-minute each, Couples’ Workshop and Professional relationship Coaching plus “homework”/couple’s exercises recommended for off-site between sessions)


Topic:  Taking action on a commitment for marital enrichment and change

Workshop Length:  Three (3) hours— Two sessions of 90 minutes each—with sessions about 48 hours apart to allow couples to privately complete the Decathlon events; Ideally — Session #1 on a Friday night 6:30-8:00 pm and about 48 hours later,  Session #2 on that next Sunday, 3-4:30 pm

Group Size: Up to 20 Couples

Who Should Participate:  Couples who are willing to make a commitment and privately participate as a couple in a set of “decathlon marriage events” to renew their marriage with a fun set of recommended and voluntary couple events (activities).

Materials/Handouts: Instructions for completing the Couples Love Decathlon with descriptions of the events; worksheets for recording successes; Certificates of Excellence in Marital Fun and Improvement awarded to participants.

Description/ Format:

  • Session#1—Formal presentation on the need for creating newness and demonstrating the importance of your partner to him/her. Opening ceremonies and the launch of the Couples’ Love Decathlon. Professional Relationship Coaching as time permits. Discussion and directions on the decathlon voluntary “rules” and recommendations.
  • Session #2—Return of couples for a voluntary report and discussion of their experiences with the Decathlon events. Formal processing of general successes and the challenges of making decathlon events an ongoing routine in their marriages. Professional Relationship Coaching as time permits. Award of the “Marriage Decathlon” certificates to all couples.
  • Estimated off-site time to complete decathlon events: 3-5 hours minimum of couple time alone

Standard Rate: Contact Dr. Patt

****FUTURE TOPIC: Dividing Family Chores–All’s Fair in Love and Work

Is an interactive couple’s workshop focused on understanding and defining “chores” as “family work” and developing a fair and balanced action plan to create a low hassle distribution of family work/chores between adult partners (and their children). Ideal resource for couples seeking relief from the stress of family chores and wanting tools for a fair division of labor (including strategies for getting and keeping children involved). Have time to play!


**** FUTURE TOPIC : Dealing with Differences: Settling Conflict

Is an interactive workshop focusing on differences, conflicts, and arguments and how to build a better relationship. The workshop is designed is designed for individuals, couples, and workplace groups who seek tools to effectively deal with conflict and differences at home and in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence will be reviewed as one tool.

**** FUTURE TOPIC Emotional Intelligence for Couples

Contact Me

On Olive, 2 minutes West of 141 in Dierberg's Plaza in Chesterfield MO

Convenient to St. Louis City and County. Just a quick 15-30 minutes from St. Charles County over the 364/Page bridge or via HWY 70 or HWY 40/64.

Hours Available by Appointment Only. Hours are reserved well in advance and missed appointment fee applies.





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