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Pine Rest Offers Marriage Preparation Workshop

Pine Rest offers a workshop held on two consecutive Saturdays, designed to equip couples with skills necessary for a healthy and happy marriage. It is taught by experienced marriage professionals and the FOCCUS pre-marriage online inventory tool is used.  

The workshop will focus on communication skills, conflict resolution, commitment, and intimacy. Other topics include financial management, family background influences and marriage expectations. This skills-based program pin-points the most important aspects of a marriage and provides the proper tools for you to have a successful marriage.   

Secrets for Successful Marriage will be offered on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Postma Center on Pine Rest’s main campus, located at 300 68th Street SE in Grand Rapids. The cost is $110 per couple. To register, call (616) 455-5279 or register online at  

Other upcoming sessions include:  January 21 and 28, 2012; March 10 and 17, 2012; May 5 and 12, 2012.  

About Pine Rest
Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa.  Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.