Marriage Bootcamp

Strengthen Your Relational Muscles

This four-week online workshop, built on leading research and Dr. Gurney’s two and half decades of clinical experience, was designed to help you refocus, refresh, and strengthen your marriage. 

Marriage Bootcamp is grounded in what actually works in relationships and will give you new insights that can significantly improve your marriage. You will walk away with a greater understanding of how you “show up” for love and learn skills to communicate effectively and fight fairly. Marriage Bootcamp will give you the boost you need to deepen the friendship and intimacy in your marriage!

Do these statements sound like your marriage?

Feel like you are having the same 15-year old argument with your spouse…and are getting nowhere.

Often find yourself saying, “I just want him to understand my point of view and perspective”.

Feel overwhelmed and burdened by responsibilities, and wishing your partner would pitch in and help out.

Worry that once your partner really knows you, he won’t love you.

Frustrated by unmet expectations and feeling as if your needs don’t matter to your spouse.

Struggling with loneliness in your marriage and missing what “used to be”.

 

Feeling understood, supported, and appreciated in your marriage is possible.

Get Ready to Maximize Your Happiness and Keep Love Alive in Your Marriage!

Here is what you’ll learn in just 4 weeks:

Your Love Story (Week 1 )

In this module you will learn:

  • The “secret” to romantic love over a lifetime
  • Your attachment style and why it is important
  • The ways in which your past impacts how you “show up” for love
  • Why increasing your relational self-awareness is key to loving well
  • How to embrace the “both/and” in loving your partner

He Said, She Said, We Said (Week 2)

In this module you will learn:

  • Whether you tend to be a pursuer or distancer
  • The importance of active listening, and whether or not you and your partner do it!
  • The communication “ratio” for a stable, happy marriage
  • The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and the remedy to each one
  • The difference between effective and ineffective communication strategies

How to Fight Fair (Week 3)

In this module you will learn:

  • The difference between harmonious relationships and intimate relationships
  • Ways in which you and your partner think about and navigate conflict
  • What happens to your mind and body in an argument
  • The #1 thing couples fight about and what you can do about it
  • The two types of problems that exist in your marriage and how to identify and work through them
  • A five step model (GRACE) to help you fight fairly and love boldly

Love Over a Lifetime (Week 4)

In this module you will learn:

  • The three stages that long-term, marital relationships go through and what to expect in each one
  • The most important factor in predicting your marriage’s success or failure
  • Specific skills on how to navigate the stressors in your marriage
  • Why boundaries and forgiveness are crucial for the vitality of your marriage
  • How to apologize in a way that is meaningful to your partner
  • How to strengthen your friendship and renew your admiration for your partner

How Each Session Works

    • You and your spouse should identify a private, distraction-free, and quiet space for each session.
    • Make yourself comfortable and have with you a journal or notebook, pen, and a copy of the Marriage Bootcamp Workbook (provided electronically as a pdf upon purchase of Marriage Bootcamp).
      • Each session will begin with a fun “warm up” exercise, followed by relevant teaching on the week’s topic and numerous experiential activities. Each session ends with a “cool down” and a challenge.
      • Throughout each session, time is set aside for you and your partner to privately engage in intimate conversations and experiential activities meant to explore and apply the topic just presented.

        Enjoy New Relational Strength

        You and your spouse will come away feeling more connected, as friends and intimate partners, and more equipped as a couple with a common language and practical relationship skills.

        Communicate effectively and calmly, even amidst a difficult conversation

        Mature your innate survival strategies in times of stress and physiological flooding
        Consider ways in which your childhood attachment strategy impacts how you love and connect

        Distinguish between constitutional differences and solvable problems

        Strategize effective ways to reconnect after conflict, including a research-supported, five-step model of GRACE
        Set healthy boundaries when practicing forgiveness
        Strengthen your friendship and renew your respect and admiration for one another through the practice of gratitude
        Start Your Journey With

        Marriage Bootcamp

        6 Hours of video content
        { value $1470 }

        Bootcamp Printables
        { value $75 }

        Engaging & Interactive Couple Exercises

        Dynamic 40 page workbook
        { value $275 }

        4 Weeks to Strengthen your Relationship

        Research & Experienced Based Lessons

        Full Retail Price $1820.00

        Regular Price $728.00

        Today’s Price $199.00

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        WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

        “Being young and engaged, we felt like we got a jump start on relational health and wellness in Bootcamp! It was an incredibly insightful experience… it challenged, stretched, and empowered us. We are beyond grateful!”
        Grace and McKay

        Engaged, Seattle, WA

        “We absolutely loved Dr. Gurney’s Marriage Bootcamp and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in improving their marriage! Dr. Gurney struck a perfect balance between the educational content and pragmatic exercises that afforded a safe space to reflect on issues in our marriage and the motivation and tools to work through them. We had “ah ha” moments in each session and continue talking about ways we were challenged and the tools we learned. Dr. Gurney is full of wisdom and Bootcamp had the most practical and helpful exercises to go through as a couple. We can’t stop singing the bootcamp’s praises!”
        Trent and Brynn

        Married 8 years, Chicago, IL

        “Having taken other online marriage courses, we found Marriage Bootcamp unique in the way it challenged us to evaluate our own heart/issues before untangling how those issues might impact our marriage. Andrea is articulate and engaging. Her class is packed with research and information but also valuable exercises that present opportunities for deeper communication that might not otherwise happen. We highly recommend it; it offered us an incredible resource and was time well spent!”
        Ann and Dan

        Married 17 years, Santa Barbara, CA

        “During Marriage Bootcamp we had several “aha moments” and took away specific tools, different from other marriage conferences we’ve attended over our 29 year marriage. We recommend Dr. Gurney’s Marriage Bootcamp for couples at any stage of marriage!”
        Crystal and Al

        Married 29 years, Haines, Alaska

        “Marriage Bootcamp afforded us the time to dive deep and connect on a range of issues, while also giving us the opportunity to express appreciation, love, and commitment for one another. We are grateful and were refreshed!”
        Tim and Jane

        Married 40 years, Santa Barbara, CA

        FAQ’S 

        • What exactly is the format of the 90 minutes?  Each week will be a mixture of short “lectures” interspersed with relevant exercises (totaling approximately 45 – 55 minutes) for you and your partner to complete in the privacy of your own home.
        • Is this appropriate for engaged couples?  Yes! The topics and skills we discuss will help set the foundation for a strong marriage.
        • What materials are provided? A printable PDF of the Marriage Bootcamp e-workbook, which includes notes and all exercises, will be sent to you along with the video links upon purchase of Marriage Bootcamp.
        • Is this applicable to people from all walks of faith? Yes, most definitely.
        • Can I share the Bootcamp workbook or video links with friends? No. The videos and content of the workbook is only for the couple who purchased it. The videos are registered and protected under US copyright law.
        • What are the exercises? Can you give me an example? The exercises are the same ones I do when conducting marriage workshops in person. They are relationship exercises, although many will be done individually before discussing with your spouse. For example, in “What’s Your Communication Culture” you answer questions using a Likert scale, total your score, and then discuss with your partner areas of discrepancy and identify areas for growth.

         

         

         

        Start Your Journey With

        Marriage Bootcamp

        6 Hours of video content
        { value $1470 }

        Bootcamp Printables
        { value $75 }

        Engaging & Interactive Couple Exercises

        Dynamic 40 page workbook
        { value $275 }

        4 Weeks to Strengthen your Relationship

        Research & Experienced Based Lessons

        Full Retail Price $1820.00

        Regular Price $728.00

        Today’s Price $199.00

        Save $1621.00