Everyone wants a close, intimate marriage, but not everyone knows how to get there. The couples in your ministry may be looking for encouragement and help in this area—and you might be too. In this free one-hour webinar, renowned Christian sex therapist and pastor Dr. Michael Sytsma and groundbreaking social researcher and bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn reveal four little factors that make a big difference in your marriage and in those of the people you steward.
Based on years of research about everything from communication to money to sex, these simple, eye-opening steps are something every church leader needs to have in their back pockets to encourage and equip their people—and to have a great marriage themselves. The content of this webinar is based on Michael and Shaunti’s new series, Unlocking an Intimate Marriage, and includes an interactive Q&A.
The recorded webinar will be emailed to registrants after live event. Register to receive the recorded link.
Dr. Michael Sytsma has been working with couples since 1987. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia, a certified sex therapist, and a certified professional counseling supervisor. He is also an ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church and has served as a staff pastor for various churches over the years. He is currently appointed to Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. by the Wesleyan Church, where he provides marriage and sex therapy and training to other professionals. Michael also cofounded Sexual Wholeness, Inc., a Christian non-profit dedicated to training, equipping, and certifying professionals in human sexuality.
Michael received his master’s degree in community counseling from Georgia State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in child and family development/marriage and family therapy, where he specialized in marital sexual therapy. He also teaches several graduate courses each year and is a professor at Asbury Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Denver Seminary, and Richmont Graduate University. Michael and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1985, and together they have two sons.
Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, bestselling author, and speaker. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace.
Shaunti has authored several research-based books, including For Women Only, The Kindness Challenge, and Thriving in Love & Money, which have sold more than 3 million copies in 25 languages. Her research has been featured on The Today Show, Family Life, Focus on the Family, the New York Times, and Cosmo. Shaunti also speaks at events around the world. She and her husband live in Atlanta, GA.