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 • Marriage Skill 16: Know Your Partner’s Top Three
 • Two-Day Marriage Clinic™
 • Other Upcoming Opportunities
Marriage Skill 16: Know Your Partner’s Top Three Relational Needs and What Does or Does Not Meet Them
1. Acceptance
2. Admonition
3. Affection
4. Appreciation
5. Approval
6. Attention
7. Comfort
8. Encouragement
9. Instruction
10. Respect
11. Security
12. Support
Take the needs challenge! Can you pick your partner’s top three needs in order? I’ve seen only 25 people out of over 3000 who were able to do this. I have yet to see a couple perfectly guess each other’s top three needs in order. Can you can be the first?
Step 1: From the list of Top 12 Commonly Identified Needs above, select your top three needs for yourself—in order. Base this on the top three things you most want from your partner during this season of your life. Make sure that you put them in order.
Step 2: Have your partner do step one.
Step 3: Now compare your answers and determine how many of your partner’s needs you correctly guessed in the same exact order.
Step 4: Ask each other the following questions to better know your partner:
 • Why did you pick those particular three needs?
 • How were these needs met in your childhood?
 • How were these needs not met in your childhood?
 • What do I do that meets these needs?
 • What do I do that does not meet these needs?
How many needs did you correctly guess? How many in order?
Two-Day Marriage Clinic™
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Two-Day Marriage Clinicâ„¢The fastest way to marriage harmony!

A two-day clinic to learn and experience the 25 Core Relational Life Skills.
 • The top reason marriages struggle and fail
 • One concept that stops all arguing
 • Why love is more than meeting a need
 • How to heal and recover from past hurts
 • Top twelve needs of men and women
 • How to recover from infidelity
 • Learn essential lifestyle disciplines
 • How to communicate needs, desires and hurts without provoking anger
Resolve the issues that you could not resolve on your own in the Two-Day Marriage Clinic with a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
The 25 Core Relational Life Skills are taught in a group, but there is no group discussion. All experiential activities are done privately with your partner.
Two-Day Marriage Clinics are held on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 6:30pm on Thursday, and 8:30am to 6:30pm on Friday.
 • Jun. 3-4 early reg ends May 19
 • Jul. 1-2 early reg ends Jun. 16
 • Aug. 5-6 early reg ends Jul. 21
 • Sept. 2-3 early reg ends Aug. 18
 • Oct. 7-8 early reg ends Sept. 22
 • Nov. 4-5 early reg ends Oct. 20
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Courtyard by Marriott Houston I-10 West
12401 Katy Freeway (I-10 & Dairy Ashford)
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 496-9090
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Contact Amy Greissman at the phone number above or for a special rate on your hotel room, possibly as low as $69/night. Or you may use the following code when making your reservations: CWCS.
$199/person ($398/couple) early reg
$229/person ($458/couple) regular reg
Some health insurance plans cover group counseling. (more insurance information)
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About Karl Elkins
Karl Elkins, LPC, ThM, MA, CSC, BCPCC, DAPA has 25 years of counseling experience and is an Adjunct Instructor at College of Biblical Studies teaching Marriage and Family courses. He is Founder and President of Christway Counseling Center P.C. specializing in marriage and family counseling. He earned a Master’s degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. He was formerly on staff with Intimate Life Ministries and director of a Houston Minirth-Meier New Life Clinic. He is married to Terry Elkins and has two grown children.
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Other Upcoming Opportunities
Three-Day Accelerated Marriage Counseling (AMC)™
Includes all of the topics, instruction, and counseling projects in the Two-Day Marriage Clinic™, but is completely private—you, your partner and the counselor only. More Info »
Individual Counseling
We offer individual counseling to couples desiring an introductory session or two, follow-up sessions, or focused counseling. More Info »
Monthly Marriage Enrichment Group
Ongoing accountability group helps you internalize the good practices you’ve learned, avoid returning to bad habits, and develop new marriage-building skills. Next meeting is on June 3. More Info »
FREE Marriage Builder Series
Don’t just tie the knot, but tighten the knot as you strengthen abilities to incorporate relevant and practical biblical principles in these couples’ group classes. Child care included. First Tuesday of every month (6:30-8:00pm). More Info »
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