This program, adapted from the popular relationship education program, Hold Me Tight® by Dr Sue Johnson offers Christian couples a program that:
- links the wisdom of faith and scripture to the new science of love and loving
- demonstrates excellent results in research studies – couples are happier and more connected
- gives couples control over their conflicts and also builds closeness and secure loving bonds
- is perfect for small group use in churches or home study groups
Buy The Program O r The Book Separately
The book and the program described below offers scriptural support, inspiring stories, practical stories and a clear road map that will show you how you can join together and actively shape the love you are looking for – the love that leads you home to a loving God.
Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help.
Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the most tested and effective form of couple interactions based on the newscience of adult bonding. Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson’s groundbreaking and re for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God.
The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to loveagain be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, CREATED FOR CONNECTION will ensure a lifetime of love.
The program includes the new program-specific Facilitator’s Guide with accompanying CD, providing the tools to facilitate your own workshops, including: session outlines, in-class handouts, homework exercises homework exercises
- The Book Created for Connection: The ‘Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples
- The DVD Hold Me Tight®: Conversations for Connection
- The DVD Creating Relationships that Last: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Johnson
- The Created for Connection Facilitator’s Guide for Small Groups
About the Author: Dr. Sue Johnson
a recipient of the Order of Canada, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of couple interventions. A clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego and a professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Johnson is the developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books (including Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love) and numerous articles, and she trains thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.
About the Author: Kenneth Sanderfer, LMFT
is a Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is the Director of the Nashville Center for EFT in Tennessee and he educates, supervises and trains EFT Therapists across several states. He leads Created for Connection couples & facilitator groups and trains pastors and other counselors to facilitate Created for Connection groups.