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

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Lexham Press 2017

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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.

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

Unit 1: The Good Marriage

  • What Is Marriage?
  • Marriage Is a Special Relationship
  • Marriage Has a Unique Foundation
  • Marriage Has a Unique purpose
  • Marriage Has a Unique Goal
  • Marriage Is a Uniquely Intense Reality

Unit 2: Understanding Relationships

  • Using Systems Theory to Understand Relationships
  • Understanding Connection
  • Differentiation of Self: Part 1
  • Differentiation of Self: Part 2
  • Steps to Grow Differentiation
  • Over-Functioning and Under-Functioning
  • Understanding Relationship Position
  • Relationship Triangles
  • Family Secrets
  • Thinking Systems, Watching Process

Unit 3: Issues

  • Common Issues Reconsidered
  • Conflict
  • Sexual Issues
  • Infidelity

Unit 4: Premarital Counseling

  • Dating: Part 1
  • Dating: Part 2
  • Premarital Counseling: Part 1
  • Premarital Counseling: Part 2
  • Developing a Marriage Mission Statement

Unit 5: Approaches to Helping

  • Framework for Couples’ Counseling: Part 1
  • Framework for Couples’ Counseling: Part 2
  • Seven Conversations: Four
  • Seven Conversations: One
  • Seven Conversations: Two and Three
  • Seven Conversations: Five
  • Seven Conversations: Six and Seven

Unit 6: Marriage Ministry in the Church

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

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

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.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

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 comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.