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Mobile Ed: CO201 Counseling for Marriages and Family (5 hour course)

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Marriage counseling and working with families is one of the greatest things that we can do to help guide people toward Christ in their relationships. There is nothing more rich and rewarding than being able to spend a sacred moment with a couple and to help them turn around and get headed toward a better marriage, but it is also an arduous journey together. In CO201, Dr. Zink explores what a good marriage looks like and wrestles with understanding relationships more deeply. From premarital counseling to what marriage ministry in the church looks like, Dr. Zink demonstrates how you can be a better counselor to couples.


For a dynamic course on providing soul care taught by Tim Clinton, see Mobile Ed: PD171 Biblical Soul Care (8 hour course).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Understand the basis for what a good marriage looks like
  • Analyze key marital issues
  • Explore seven critical conversations for couples
  • Explain how churches can be impactful in marital counseling

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Course

Unit 1: The Good Marriage

  • What Is Marriage?
  • A Firmly Rooted Relationship
  • A Unique Foundation
  • A Unique Purpose
  • A Unique Goal
  • A Uniquely Intense Reality

Unit 2: Family Systems Theory

  • Understanding Relationships
  • Connection
  • Differentiation of Self: Part 1
  • Differentiation of Self: Part 2
  • Growing Our Differentiation
  • Over-Functioning and Under-Functioning
  • Positions in Relationships
  • Relationship Triangles
  • Family Secrets
  • Watching the Process

Unit 3: Common Issues in Marriage Counseling

  • Issues and Their Deeper Issues
  • Counseling through Conflict
  • Sexual Issues in Marriage
  • Infidelity in Marriage

Unit 4: Premarital Counseling

  • Dating: Part 1
  • Dating: Part 2
  • Preparing Couples for Marriage: Part 1
  • Preparing Couples for Marriage: Part 2
  • Preparing Couples for Marriage: Part 3

Unit 5: Approaches to Helping Couples

  • A Framework for Couples Counseling: Part 1
  • A Framework for Couples Counseling: Part 2
  • Seven Conversations: Hold Me Tight
  • Seven Conversations: Recognizing the Demon Dialogues
  • Seven Conversations: Finding the Raw Spots and Revisiting a Rocky Moment
  • Seven Conversations: Forgiving Injuries
  • Seven Conversations: Bonding through Sex and Touch, and Keeping Your Love Alive

Unit 6: Marriage Ministry in the Church

  • How Can Churches Serve Marriages?
  • Counseling as a Couple
  • Surviving as a Marriage Counselor


  • Concluding the Course

Product Details

  • Title: CO201 Counseling for Marriages and Family
  • Instructor: Dan Zink
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 5
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About the Instructor

Dan Zink joined the full-time faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary in 1995 after serving for five years as adjunct professor in counseling and director of student services and for eleven years as a family counselor, case-worker, and supervisor of public children’s services. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Zink was the founding director and a five-year head of New Hope Counseling Services, a ministry of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church in Missouri. He has also been involved in the Christian education programs of four churches and has served as an assistant pastor. His doctoral research focused on marriages of adult children of divorce. Dr. Zink and his wife, Carolanne, have two children.


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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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