Seminars, Training and Groups Offered to the Public

Family Life Resource Center offers seminars, workshops, therapy groups, and support groups to the public. The following offerings are available on a regular schedule. Please call 540.434.8450 for scheduled times, costs and to register


Marriage Maintenance

This five-week seminar is based on the book Lasting Marriage: The Owner's Manual will concentrate on the four areas of problem solving with each partner taking responsibility for the appropriate area.

Grief Training for Clergy and Congregations

Clergy, lay leaders and congregation members learn about the grief process and effective ways to provide bereavement ministry and support within their church community.

Defeating Anxiety

this six session psychoeducational class will assist participants in understanding the influence of thoughts on one’s mood. Specific techniques will be reviewed to provide the participants with a toolbox of strategies when dealing with anxiety.

Families Coping with Addiction.

This four session course focuses on the difficulties families face and how to cope when a family member has an addiction. Session titles include: What’s wrong with this picture?: defining addiction, identifying various addictions and understanding addictive behavior; Who are the players and why do I have to play this game?: focuses on identifying and understanding codependency and the role of enabling in the family: Fencing your yard: focuses on setting appropriate boundaries and detachment from addicts; and Help, throw me a life raft before I drown: focuses on self-care and survival techniques for the family.

Basic Congregational Care

Lay counselor training in caring for basic congregational needs.

Engaged Couples Training

Program utilizing inventory, counseling and educational program to help couples identify areas for growth, build on strengths and communicate more effectively.