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 • Marriage Skill 17: Influence of Needs Met and Not Met
 • Two-Day Marriage Clinic™
 • Other Upcoming Opportunities
Marriage Skill 17: Understand How Needs Met and Not Met from Childhood May Affect Marriage
As a child, you had God-given needs. How well did your care-givers meet them? Is your ability to relate to your partner strengthened or hindered by this? Is your partner’s ability to relate to you strengthened or hindered by what they did or did not receive in childhood? How does this affect your parenting style? What is the impact on your children?
For each of the needs above give your father, mother and any other significant care-giver (grandparent, siblings, relatives, neighbors) a score from zero to ten (zero equals totally neglected and ten indicates loving and adequately met). While doing this exercise you may become tearful and sad. Don’t resist those feelings as they can indicate some very important things about yourself.
Top 12 Commonly Identified Needs
What needs were met well and how has that impacted the way you relate to your partner (and children)?
What needs were not met adequately? How has this impacted the way you relate to your partner (and children)?
How are your behaviors today influenced by what needs you did or did not receive in childhood?
If you experienced tears or sadness, notice that time did not heal all wounds. Something else is needed.
How has your present marriage been impacted by needs met or not met in childhood?
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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 ended 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
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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 »
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