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On February 11 from 8:30-12:30 in the Fellowship Center (downstairs), we'll host a Marriage Workshop led by Dr. Terry & Sharon Hargrave called The Disciple Way: Marriage and Improving Relationships. Marriage and relationships can be tough, but God created this very context for us to learn about ourselves. The disciple’s way includes taking off old self behaviors, mindfully self-regulating to pursue loving, caring and yes—even holy objectives in our relationships with spouses, others and God. Come and learn how to not only become a better spouse and partner, but also a better disciple of Christ. For more information, contact Murray at murrayg@firstpres.com.

About Terry:

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families.  Dr. Hargrave has authored numerous professional articles and eleven books includingRestoration Therapy:  Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy (co-authored with Franz Pfitzer) and The Essential Humility of Marriage:  Honoring the Third Identity in Couple Therapy. 

 

Dr. Hargrave has presented nationally and internationally on the concepts and processes of family and marriage restoration, aging and is known for his clear and entertaining presentations. His work has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers, as well as ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS Early Morning. He has been selected as a national conference plenary speaker and as a Master's Series Therapist by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

He is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is president and in practice at Amarillo Family Institute, Inc. He and his wife Sharon have two children, Halley Anne and Peter.

About Sharon:

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Sharon Hargrave is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couples, families, and intergenerational issues and the founder of the RelateStrong program at the Boone Center for the Family. 

Sharon currently serves at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she is the founder and director of RelateStrong (formerly known as MarriageStrong) — a program designed to help couples and individuals prepare their relationships for life and leadership. She also teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy department. Through her work as the former Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family, she has been successful in receiving funding for RelateStrong from foundations, grants, and private donors.

A California native who grew up in Texas, Sharon holds a Bachelor's degree from Biola University and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sharon and her husband Terry, a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, travel and speak nationally and internationally about marriage, forgiveness, and aging, and caregiving to both professional audiences and various church and religious organizations. 

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