©Susanne M. Alexander

This course is designed for:

  • Couples who are in a serious relationship, engaged, or married (register as a couple; one price for both!)
  • People interested in applying the unifying teachings of the Baha'i Faith in practical ways to their relationship (not necessary to be a Baha'i) as well as marriage education materials and videos
  • Those interested in tuning up, deepening, and expanding their ability to communicate effectively together
  • Those wanting to establish consultation as a firm part of their relationship for building understanding and making decisions


Communication: Making changes in communication patterns is not easy, but it is very rewarding and often joyful. Your words can deeply and lovingly connect your hearts and souls.

Consultation: Using the skill and principles of consultation helps you to understand one another more clearly and to make unified decisions.

Topics: The course cannot address every possible topic in your relationship or marriage; however, good communication and consultation skills can help you with addressing every topic. In addition, some of the practical exercises in the course will let you choose topics of importance to you.

Format: This is primarily a self-guided, self-study course. You can go through the course in a linear way, or you can simply choose the sections that are most useful to you at any time. Effective consultation is built on good communication skills, so the sections are laid out in that order, with communication first.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introducing the Course - Welcome!

  • 2
  • 3

    2 - Listening

    • Demonstrating Respect Through Listening

    • Quotations and Materials About Listening

    • Videos and Activities About Listening

  • 4

    3 - Unity

    • Building Unity with Communicating

    • Videos and Activities About Unity

  • 5

    4 - Consultation

    • Understanding Consultation

    • Quotations and Reflection/Discussion Questions

    • Video and Materials About Consultation and Decision-Making

    • Stories About Consultation

    • Some Consultation Methods to Try

  • 6

    5 - Difficulties

    • Still Having Difficult Interactions?

    • Videos and Materials About Difficult Communications and Remedies

  • 7

    Closing

    • This Course and Your Relationship/Marriage

  • 8

    Bonus Section-Consultation Skill-Building for Children and Jr. Youth

    • Consultation for Young People

About the instructor

Susanne M. Alexander

Relationship Educator and Personal Coach

Hi, I’m Susanne M. Alexander, your instructor and companion on this relationship 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 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.Welcome!!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)Member of the National Association for Relationship and Marriage EducationCourse creator, faculty, and Chair for the Relationships, Marriage, Parenting, and Family Department for the Wilmette Institute online courses since 2013 (http://wilmetteinstitute.org/relationships-marriage-parenting-and-family/).Media and Writing ExperienceQuoted as an expert in HerCampus.com, eHow.com, Washington Woman, Ladies Home Journal, Inc., and more. Susanne is also a journalist with a background in freelancing for Newsweek, SimpleMarriage, and many others. She has authored or coauthored many books, such as Creating Excellent Relationships, All-in-One Marriage Prep, and Marriage Can Be Forever--Preparation Counts!.  Details can be found here: https://marriagetransformation.com/in-media/ and here: https://marriagetransformation.com/writer/.

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