Building healthy marriages in central Indiana
About the Third Option
What is the Third Option Program?
The Third Option is an on-going skills based group program to build better marriages. Each 14 session cycle covers a comprehensive set of tools useful for developing better understanding, sensitivity and trust while learning more effective speaking and listening skills. It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options painful endurance or divorce, The Third Option means reconciliation.
When couples are struggling they will say they have “tried everything” but what they usually mean is they have tried the same two extreme options over and over, never finding what works. (Example: they have stuffed their anger, or they have attacked with it. Neither will give them the marriages they want.)
The THIRD OPTION is the middle healthy ground. The Third Option combines skill-building workshops with sharing from mentor couples and a support group component. The atmosphere is warm and caring.
Why try the Third Option?
Many of us manage marriage as a series of choices between “his way” and “her way”, between “peace at any price” and “letting it all hang out.” Because they tend to move us to extremes, these options don’t bring us together. With The Third Option you can learn how to break through the clutter of past baggage and misunderstandings resulting in a more effective loving relationship.
What if my marriage is already good?
Many couples assume that their marriage is strong and effective. They don’t value spending time to ensure that it grows better. Even the best marriages become frayed or unraveled from the stress of jobs, kids, parents or health. Developing the right skills is the best way that even a good marriage grows better.
Join us Thursdays at 7pm throughout the spring
|April 20||Building a Climate of Respect|
|April 27||Responsibility and the Blame Game|
|May 4||Understanding Expectations|
|May 11||Redefining the Power Struggle|
|May 18||Control Issues|
|May 25||Listening Beyond the Words|
|June 1||Personality Differences|
|June 8||Childhood Issues and Emotional Baggage|
|June 15||Handling Anger Constructively|
|June 22||Speaking the Truth in Love|
|June 29||How to Fight Fair and Conflict Resolution|
|July 13||Feelings and the Hurt Spiral|
|July 20||Forgiveness and Repair|
|July 27||Rebuilding Trust|
Guerin Catholic High School
15300 N. Gray Road * Noblesville IN * 46062
You can reach us by phone at (317) 324-8446 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org