Marriage Seminar

Seal Upon My Heart

The Couple Check-up Assessment (powered by Prepare-Enrich), captures the couple’s strengths and growth areas. By using parts of the assessment, the day will consist of presentations on communication and conflict management, as well as opportunities to have private conversations with one another and exercises that will help to connect, build, and grow the relationship.


Seminar Info

2.20.2016 Saturday

Time: 9-2pm
Fee: $25/couple (Lunch included)

Write check payable to: SJCAC;
memo: Marriage Seminar

Assessment must be completed in order to attend the seminar.
Assessment Fee: $19.95 before 2/14
$35 afterward

Why a “Couple Checkup?”

Great question. Just as we regularly take our cars in for a tune up or go for an annual physical, relationships need routine check ups–regularly. But the truth is, as time passes, most couples struggle to invest in their relationship, especially in their marriage. Whether it’s because we becomes too busy with work or family gets hectic with the kids or because resources are few and far between, finding intentional help in the form of relationship enrichment or counseling does not happen as often as it could (and probably should).

We are apparently the most marrying and divorcing culture in the world! And as excited as engaged couples are in preparing for their wedding day, only 30%-40% of engaged couples will seek out premarital education to prepare them for the rest of their lives together.  Many times, the premarital education may only be 2-3 sessions… not nearly enough to prepare for a life time together.

With that in mind, it is our firm belief that couples deserve to experience and develop the best of who they can be for themselves, their partners, and if any, for their children as well. When we have healthy couple relationships, we have healthy families, who then help to create healthier communities. The positive ripple effects are hopeful and far reaching, but it must begin with the individual and their partner. So, do yourself, your partner, your relationship, and children a favor and come join us to learn helpful tools to grow closer in your relationship. It will be well worth your time.

Speakers: Michelle & Sam Park

Ten years ago, Michelle and Sam heard God tell them that He wanted His families back. Since then, this has been their passion. Michelle is a counselor at Redeemer Counseling Services in New York City ( She is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who studied at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY. She is a seminar director for the Prepare-Enrich Assessment and is a Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Educator. She is also an adjunct professor for the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY for their Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Her heart’s desire is to journey with couples and families so that they will reach their relational potential. She is married to Sam, who is the lead Pastor of The Sycomore of the C&MA in Queens, NY.  Apart from his love of Jesus, his family, and investing in the next generation of leaders, his other absolute passion is fishing. They have been married for 12 years and have two spunky, creative and fun-loving daughters Sophia (9) and Emma Jay (6) who keep things in the house always interesting!


Assessment must be completed in order to attend the seminar.
Please take some time to finish the assessment by 2/17/2016. There is a discounted rate for couples who take the assessment during Valentine’s week (2/7-2/14). The discounted rate is $19.95/couple. After 2/14 the rate is $35/couple.

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