Purposes of the Course

Self-Study Format; Instructor on Call

  • To understand what you allocate your time and energy to and why.

  • To prioritize time to connect together as a couple.

  • To re-calibrate your time and community service choices as needed.

  • To ensure that your time and community service choices keep your couple relationship and your family strong, happy, and united. Is it possible to meet the challenge of making time and service choices as individuals and as a couple? Before and after marriage (and in all of life!) you face time choices. You want to stay connected with each other and your families, and you also want to be of service to each other, your family members, your neighbors and your community.

  • This course will help you understand the principles that relate to these choices and how to apply them in practical ways.

Course curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Unit 1: Maintaining Our Couple Connection

    • About the Topic

    • Connecting Activities

  • 3

    Unit 2: Making Time and Service Choices

    • About the Topic

    • Roles and Equality

    • MarriageCanBeForever4-Equality

    • Time and Service Choices Activities

  • 4


    • BuildingStrongMarriages

    • Establishing Family Meetings

    • DirectingtheCourseofOnesLife-onbehalfUHJ

    • UnderstandingTestsMakingDecisions-ResearchDeptWorldCentre

  • 5

    Course Ending Reflection

    • Course Ending Reflection

    • Course Ending Opportunities

Benefits from the Course!

Enhance the Well-Being of Your Relationship Today!

  • Build your couple connection

  • Learn and apply spiritual principles to your choices

  • Serve others and maintain a healthy marriage and family


Susanne M. Alexander

Relationship and Marriage Educator and Coach

Hi, I’m Susanne M. Alexander, your course creator and companion on this learning journey. While I am a Relationship and Marriage Educator and Coach, I’ve also had a lot of experience. I’ve likely walked in your shoes. I’ve been single, dating, engaged, married, divorced, and widowed (currently married). I am a child, stepchild, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, and step-grandparent. All of this has given me a diversity of experience to share! I meet with clients globally via the Internet for relationship preparation and navigating, marriage preparation, and couple relationship or marriage strengthening. I coordinate the faculty team and am the lead instructor here at Transformation Learning Center (www.transformationlearningcenter.com). My company is Marriage Transformation®, www.marriagetransformation.com, where I am President and also the author and publisher of numerous books. Books authored or coauthored include Couple Vitality, Creating Excellent Relationships, All-in-One Marriage Prep, Marriage Can Be Forever--Preparation Counts!, and Re-Vitalizing Our Marriage. I am certified by Prepare-Enrich to offer a research-based assessment to couples at any stage and accompany them through learning about themselves and their readiness for the next stage in their relationship (www.prepare-enrich.com) I'm also certified to offer the Character Foundations Assessment and have Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I'm a member of the National Alliance for Relationship and Marriage Education. Media and Writing Experience: Quoted as an expert in Upjourney.com, HerCampus.com, eHow.com, Washington Woman, Ladies Home Journal, Inc., and more. I'm also a journalist with a background in freelancing for Newsweek, SimpleMarriage, and many others. I have been creating and offering online relationship and marriage courses for over 10 years.