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2016 Couple Checkup Seminar

  • Long Island Alliance Church 377 Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 USA (map)

The Couple Check Up

The Couple Check Up is an assessment and seminar to help committed (dating, engaged, married) couples improve and strengthen their relationships through the Couple Checkup Assessment, which will:

  • Identify relationship strengths
  • Stimulate productive dialogue
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Better understand each other
  • Apply what you learned to your daily lives
  • Build a more intimate and satisfying relationship

The seminar will focus mainly on strengthening communication skills and conflict management to assist couples to have more productive conversations and equip couples with tools to work through the rest of the topics from the Check Up, on their own. Resources and mentorship will be available to couples that would like to explore more identified areas of improvement.

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 lifetime 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.



STEP 1: Register online by March 9th (Registration opens February 1st)
STEP 2: Pay the $50 per couple non-refundable fee
STEP 4: Couples go online to and take the Couple Checkup Assessment – individually and honestly. Assessment should be taken between February 7th to March 9th. Click here for detailed instructions on completing the Assessment.
Cost: $19.95 if taken between February 7th to 14th, $35 thereafter
Please enter Group Number #16720-2016
STEP 5: Print out your results and Discussion Guides and bring them to the seminar on March 12th




Childcare, lunch and refreshments will be provided

Location: Long Island Alliance Church, Dix Hills, NY
Cost: $50 Per Couple

Marriage Mentors will facilitate and present tools and resources that will assist couples to take their Couple Checkup Assessment deeper. The day will consist of presentations as well as individual couple discussions and exercises that will help you to connect, build, and grow your relationship.


About Michelle S. 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!

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