Session One Documents
Worthington Worksheet #1
After reading Worthington Introduction, provide a 2-3 paragraph response to the
following:
Name and describe three of the advances in our understanding of marriage. How
will these understandings help promote hope in marriage?
After reading Worthington chapter 1, provide a 2-3 paragraph response to the following:
Compare and contrast hope-focused marriage counseling vs. traditional marriage
counseling.
After reading Worthington chapter 2, provide 2-3 paragraph responses to each of the
following:
Name three ways to form a relationship with each partner.
Describe three ways to plan a sensible counseling plan.
After reading Worthington chapter 3, provide 2-3 paragraph responses to each of the
following:
Name and describe the main causes of marital troubles according to Worthington.
Explain a situation or a relationship where some of these dynamics came into
play.
Describe at least two ways in which to promote hope and explain how that is applicable to your life
II. Course Materials
a. Chapman, G. (2008). Desperate marriages: Moving toward hope and healing in
your relationship. Chicago: Northfield. ISBN#:978-0-8024-7552-7
b. Collins, G.R. (2007). Christian counseling: A comprehensive guide (3
rded.). Thomas Nelson. ISBN# 9-781-4185-0329-1.
c. Collins, G.R. (2007). Christian counseling casebook. Thomas Nelson. ISBN#
978-1-4185-1660-4.
d. Thomas, G. (2000). Sacred marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us
holy more than make us happy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
e. Worthington, E. (2005) Hope-focused marriage counseling: A guide to brief
therapy. Intervarsity Press. ISBN# 0-8308-2764-1
f. The Bible (preferably the ESV – or the NASB, RSV, NRSV, or NIV)

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