A Premiere Program for Committed Couples:

Building A Lasting Connection

Based on the latest attachment and education research the Building a Lasting Connection® Program is designed to provide couples with the essential components their relationships need to build a lasting love that will stay strong to weather the storms of life.

Whether you are looking for a workshop, tools or information you will find our program provides interactive and experiential education, systems and exercises that unify relation research and educational pedagogy to provide you with personalized, fun and enriched learning experiences. If you attend one of our workshops you will get both results and tools you can take home with you.

Interactive and experiential exercises unify the latest research to provide you a personalized, fun and enriched learning structure.

There is nothing more rewarding in life than to love. We want to help you safeguard and secure your love. We believe love is meant to be strong enough to last and build our lives on, and for most of us that takes investing time and resources to learn how to keep it strong and growing no matter how old we are or how long we’ve been together.

Simply put, Building A Lasting Connection is here to help you do marriage better.  

Want to do marriage better?
This Will Help.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to secure your loving bond, so it’s strong, safe and grows throughout your life.

  • The secrets of communication that creates connection. It’s not about talking and listening as much as it is knowing how to share and what to listen for.

  • How to handle conflict. Having differences of opinion and points of view is normal and healthy but all too often lead to unresolved conflict. You will learn how to use sensitive topics to bring you closer together.

  • The essentials of touch and intimacy. Both affectionate touch and intimate touch are supportive aspects of your romantic relationship. You will learn how to know each other intimately emotionally and sexually so your contact can be both a comfort and a safe adventure.

  • How to develop goals based on who you each are, so your marriage supports both your shared and individual dream


Thousands of relationships Saved

Our combined experience has helped thousands of couples improve the quality of their relationship through workshops, therapy and therapist training.

Because we devoted our lives and shaped our careers around our doctoral educations and have kept up with the cutting edge research, worked with the greats of couple therapy and utilized the best of what was available and STILL were constantly faced with a need for couples to have more specific, practical, and easily accessible tools to take home and immediately use we were inspired to develop this workshop and the tools that support it.

Building A Lasting Connection (BLC) utilizes the best from adult attachment theory ala Sue Johnson and John Bowlby, couple therapy research ala Sue Johnson and John Gottman, premarital education, and experiential learning theory so you walk out of the BLC Workshop with the knowledge, experience and tools you need to develop healthy communication, have fun conversations, explore issues, and solve problems so you can grow together, support each other and be intimately connected.

30+ years

Years Serving Families

Years of service to families and couples has guided the development of this ground breaking program. The best of attachment science, the strength of experiential learning and the research of what couples really need to be successful are packed into the workshop in a fun and engaging educational program.

In addition to what you’ll learn in the workshop, and perhaps more importantly, you will walk away with the physical tools you can use to continue to having engaging, constructive conversations that leave you feeling successful, closer, and more intimately connected.

Relationship Pyramid

Building a Lasting Connection helps couples develop important communication skills that provides a reliable process to explore and deepen connection around topics research identifies as important to protecting and nurturing the romantic bond.

The workshop is built on five pillars of our relationship pyramid that are important to romantic relationships; attachment, communication, managing difference, physical connection and shared goals. It provides instruction and skill practice through these segments across our two days together:

  1. Attachment: The Foundation to Romantic Love and Security
  2. Communication: How to Share Intimately in a Stressful and Busy World
  3. Managing Differences: How to Use Your Differences to Improve Your Relationship, Especislly Around Important Decisions and Hurt Feelings
  4. Physical Connection: The Importance Of Touch, What You Need To Know About Gender Differences and How to Strengthen Adventure and Play Especially in Consideration Of Differences in Affection and Desire
  5. Shared Goals: How to Build the Life Together You Both Dream Of

MAY 2019

“We learned to communicate in a new way and it brought us closer together. We knew we loved each other but we had lost our connection. It feels so good and hopeful to have this aliveness and care back in our relationship. It’s like we got a map and found our way home.”
Workshop Couple

Get Involved

We recognize the need for couples everywhere to benefit from nurturing and protecting their loving connection. Most of us need to learn to be vulnerable together, and how to communicate open heartedly. Therefore our overarching goal is spread our Connection System™ through training and supporting workshop Facilitators and to provide educational materials on these important skills around the globe.

If you know connection is essential we invite you to get involved through using or gifting a Connection System™, attending a workshop, volunteering at a workshop and/or getting trained to facilitate workshops. You can also share this message and let others know this program is available to help couples.

We hope you’ll join us for the rich rewards being on a mission to improve loving and help others learn the lifetime benefits having a lasting relationship offers.

Sign Up For a Couple Workshop

Whether you sign up now to join us at one of our current workshops, to attend as a participant or volunteer, we’re excited to have you on our team to help strengthen and preserve healthy marital relationships. Our programs provide the education couples need to stay strongly connected and happily married.


Volunteer opportunities

Come and be an exercise guide ia one of our upcoming workshops to support couples, begin on the path to facilitator certification (if you’re so inclined), and learn more about getting in sync yourself with this exciting new and effective experiential exercises that are key to the uniqueness of this program.

Gift a Workshop

We have interest in this program from many places around the world, both from struggling couples and professionals working with disadvantaged couples. Imagine helping a couple in Uganda or Ghana!

Donating dollars helps us spread the word so more couples can find and benefit from participating in the Building A Lasting Connection Workshop, Facilitator Training or by receiving a Home Connection System. 

All scholarship dollars go directly to persons in financial need, and we will let you know how your funds were gifted. Our guarantee to you.