Overcoming marital crises

couple arguing

Eventually all couples experience a significant crisis that can threaten their emotional safety and at times even the future of their marriage. This seminar teaches how to overcome the most common marital crises but it does not replace professional help if needed. It addresses crises caused by major life changes, poorly managed stress, parenting issues, intimacy and communication problems, unresolved conflicts (about money, relatives, etc.), and how to heal from infidelity.



Key skills

Participants will learn:

  • How to solve conflicts using the "UVA" response
  • How to make the crises work for them versus against them 
  • How to forgive and build a stronger marriage

Seminar details

John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. or Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div. offer this seminar to couples experiencing marital difficulties and to those interested in learning how to overcome them in the future. It lasts typically 2 hours but its length and content can be adapted to your church or retreat schedule. Participants have the opportunity to share and ask questions to the presenters. For further information, please contact: Claire@thrivingfamilies.com. Dr. John Yzaguirre also offers this seminar in Spanish.

To schedule this seminar, please go to booking a seminar.

To read some feedback from participants in seminars by John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, please go to testimonials.


Marital counseling 

If you are interested in marital counseling, please contact Claire at claire@thrivingfamilies.com or John at john@thrivingfamilies.com to set an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and your spouse.