Marriage Online Course

Discover how your personal stories shape your marriage story and find hopeful pathways forward

FLASH SALE! Use Promo Code COURSE15 for 15% off your online course through 5/15

Course Description

Discover how your personal stories shape your marriage story and find hopeful pathways forward.

Features 8 lessons and over 25 videos with compelling interaction and teaching from Dr. Dan Allender, Dr. Steve Call and guests, plus a downloadable workbook with reflection questions to go deeper. This self-paced online course will help couples discover how personal stories shape their marriage story and find hopeful pathways forward.

As you move through the course, you will gain insight and tools to help you engage your own and your partner’s stories and past heartache. Understand how the roots of shame and conflict originating in the Genesis story show up in your own relationship today. This good work will help you turn towards your partner as you bear the image of God on behalf of one another.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’ve been married for many years, are single, dating, or preparing to be married this course is for anyone who wants to deepen and grow in greater intimacy and connection with their partner.

How the Self-Paced Course Works

This is a self-directed course, with lifetime access to the material. All content is available immediately upon enrollment to view and engage at a pace that fits your schedule. It includes nine lessons, each complete with video segments totaling about 45 minutes of teaching per lesson followed by thoughtful journal and reflection questions. Our recommendation is to go through approximately one lesson per week, and plan for a minimum of 1 hour to complete each lesson — in one sitting or spread out over several days — to provide the optimum space and time to absorb the content and fully engage the material.

Interested in a Group Purchase?

This course can be purchased as an individual or a couple. If your church or organization would like to purchase a set of users to provide this course to your team or small group, we offer bulk discounts of for groups of 5 or more. Please visit our Group Sales Order Page to access these special rates.

Interested in Gifting This Course?
Visit our Gift an Online Course Page!

More questions about the course? See our FAQ section below.


Course Curriculum


  Lesson 4 - The Battle of Shame
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Lesson 8 - The Way Forward
Available in days
days after you enroll

Your Instructor


Dr. Dan Allender, Dr. Steve Call
Dr. Dan Allender, Dr. Steve Call

Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse recovery over the past 30 years. Dan serves as Co-Founder of The Allender Center and Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.Read more...


Dr. Steve Call is a clinical psychologist specializing in marriage counseling. He is also the author of Reconnect: tools and insights for cultivating meaningful connection in your marriage. Over his twenty years of working with couples, he has gained significant insight into what contributes to a married couple’s distress. His writing and his professional therapeutic work offer expert guidance to couples seeking reconnection and meaningful connection. Steve is also the founder of the Reconnect Institute.

Additional content provided by Becky Allender, Lisa Call, Cathy Loerzel, Abby Wong Heffter, and Wendell Moss


Frequently Asked Questions


How does the online course work?
This is a completely self-paced online course, meaning all videos and course content are available immediately upon enrollment for you to view and engage at any time that fits your schedule. The course includes 8 lessons, and each lesson includes a set of video segments totaling about 45 minutes per lesson with journal and reflection prompts after each segment. Our recommendation would be to go through approximately one lesson per week, but you are welcome to adjust the time frame as it best fits your personal pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have lifetime access to this course across any and all devices you own as long as your account remains active.
How long will the course be available to purchase online?
This course will live permanently on our site and is available for purchase anytime in the future.
What are the required materials I will need for the course?
There are no required materials for the course. Once enrolled, you will have access to a printable Course Workbook full of reflection prompts and journal questions that correspond with each lesson.
Do I need to send any assignments into The Allender Center for review or evaluation?
No assignments are due to complete this course. Your own personal writing and reflection using our Course Workbook prompts can be completed at your own pace and remains your own private set of notes.
If my spouse and I would like to go through this course together, do we both need to purchase the class?
Each enrollment can be used by an individual or one couple. If you intend to go through the course as a small group, we ask that each couple enroll separately.
I am taking the course with friends or a small group. What is the best way to go through this class together?
Each group member or couple must enroll in the course through an individual or multiple-license purchase to comply with our Terms of Use policy. We recommend scheduling a minimum of 10 meetings to get through the material. You can watch the videos together and use portions of the Course Workbook activities as points of discussion, or complete the questions prior to meeting and share responses together.
Can I receive continuing education units (CEUs) for this course?
This course does not offer CEUs.
What are the technology requirements to take the course?
Once you've purchased the course, you will be able to view content from any web enabled device including a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. For the best user experience and video playback quality, we do recommend using the most updated version of your web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer).
What is your refund policy?
Please review all orders carefully before a purchase is made, as all sales are final.