KNOW, LOVE, AND SERVE GOD IN YOUR MARRIAGE: Catholic Marriage Counsellors Take Up the Pope's Call
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA (October 17, 2012) - Canada – Catholic marriage counsellors Jean MacKenzie and Melissa Guzik have just released an exciting new marriage enrichment e-course. This new Catholic resource uses modern technology to deliver prayers, reflections, and psychologically sound information to strengthen Catholic marriages, while helping couples deepen their relationship with God. Available on their website www.knowloveserve.info, the Know Love Serve Marriage Enrichment E-Course is designed to counter the destructive effects of divorce on our society by providing spouses with the tools to fortify their relationship with each other and God.
“We all know people who have been divorced and have witnessed the effects on all who are involved,” says MacKenzie. “As Catholics, we know that the sacrament of marriage provides us with grace, but we can't assume that grace is some kind of magic force field. We've got to know how to cooperate with that grace and knowledge about relationships and how God created us as male and female can help us to do that.” The Know Love Serve Marriage Enrichment E-Course includes ten units on important relationship topics, such as communication, problem solving, spirituality, and intimacy.
“As couples live their married life together, it is not uncommon that they get out of the habit of taking time out as a couple to focus on their marriage, especially after they have children,” says Guzik. “It is hoped that, through this e-course, couples will be able to get back in that habit of taking time out on a regular basis to focus on each other. From the comfort of their own homes and at a time that best suits them, couples also get the opportunity to include their faith in this time together, allowing them to rise to the Pope’s call to deepen their faith within the sacrament of marriage”. With an emphasis on praying together, the e-course gives couples the tools they need to cooperate with grace and thrive in their marriages.
In his letter introducing the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict stated that, “Faith grows when it is lived as an experience of love received and when it is communicated as an experience of grace and joy. It makes us fruitful, because it expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness: indeed, it opens the hearts and minds of those who listen to respond to the Lord’s invitation to adhere to his word and become his disciples.” The Know Love Serve Marriage Enrichment E-Course will help couples foster this “experience of love received” allowing them to grow in faith and be “life-giving witnesses” within the sacrament of marriage.
Melissa Guzik & Jean MacKenzie are Canadian Certified Counsellors who have experience working with couples in all stages of relationships. They have both been blessed with wonderful marriages, in which they experience the daily struggles of living out their vocations. They created this course based not only on their professional observations in working with couples to enhance and save their marriages, but also on their own experiences with their husbands, children, and personal faith journeys.
To learn more please contact:
Jean MacKenzie, MA, CCC
Truro, Nova Scotia
Melissa Guzik, MA, CCC
St. Albert, Alberta
MacKenzie Counselling Services
http://www.knowloveserve.info , B6L 3W9 CA
Jean E. MacKenzie - Marriage & Couples Counsellor, 902-305-0180
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