Marriage Online Course - Mini

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

Course Description

Discover how your personal stories influence your marriage story and explore promising ways forward with the Mini Marriage Online Course. This course provides access to essential teachings from Dr. Dan Allender that unpack God’s design for marriage using the framework of Genesis 2:24 (leaving, weaving, and cleaving). By examining topics such as loyalty, conflict, trust, and intimacy through this matrix, you'll discover new ways to honor and delight in your marriage.

The Mini Marriage Course is designed for you and your spouse to complete in just four one-hour sessions, making it a perfect alternative to your favorite TV show or an excellent way to elevate your date night. With lifetime access, you can revisit the course videos and journal prompts as many times as you want, allowing you to continue your journey at your own pace. Additionally, the course includes an interactive workbook specially designed to facilitate conversation and strengthen your connection with your partner.

Whether you have been married for many years, are in a long-term relationship, are single, dating, or preparing to be married, this mini course is a wonderful introduction for couples who desire a deeper faith and deeper relationships with one another, their families, and God.

What’s the difference between the Mini Marriage Course and the Marriage Course?

The Mini Marriage Course is a well-organized, streamlined course that gives you an opportunity to explore fundamental concepts in your marriage. It can be completed in just four hours, and includes core teaching from Dr. Dan Allender on God’s design for marriage through the matrix of Genesis 2:24 (leaving, weaving, and cleaving).

The complete Marriage Online Course covers the matrix of Genesis 2:24, and also includes four more comprehensive lessons that delve into essential subjects such as triangulation, shame, and the impact of trauma on your marriage. The full course also provides a comprehensive exploration of the Four Quadrants of Marriage with Dr. Dan Allender, helping you understand how your families of origin influence your styles of relating. This course is beneficial for couples who desire a more in-depth understanding of how to engage with one another and their stories in marriage.

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

Your Instructor

Marriage Teaching Staff
Marriage Teaching Staff

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.

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.