My fiancé and I are preparing for marriage and found this course (Communicate Clearly™) to offer real-life, problem-solving examples, and advice that we can implement in our daily lives. The most noticeable shift we've experienced is our ability to communicate more intentionally, taking our personality assessments into consideration, and connecting weekly to "check-in" to create emotional safety.
I tend to approach my relationship with my husband with the mindset "How can I make him better?" I love how the foundation of the Communicate Clearly Course™ is premised on self-examination---I've learned that the key to improving our relationship is found by each of us working to better understand ourselves and making small changes in our own behavior.
Communicate Clearly Course™ taught me some wonderful tips to implement with my husband, both as far as my approach with/to him and how we navigate ourselves as a couple. It also taught me that satisfaction in my marriage can be largely affected by me: my own thoughts & behaviors that I bring to the table! And, relationship issues can still be worked on even if 1 person is doing learning & implementation at a/any given point in time.
After having 38 years of counseling with some astute PhDs, Danielle has shared things with me I have not heard before and given me the insight to see things about myself and understand my husband in new ways. ~Nancy
On Friday I felt relief from a number of concerns. The primary one was some key 'aha' moments during our session. I could feel a noticeable stress reduction in our relationship. I attributed this to really listening to each other and feeling understood. Friday afternoon I met with my counselor and summarized our visit. She praised the way you(Russ) and Danielle framed the discussion and guided us through several tricky and emotional challenges. ~Grant
“Player Coaches” is the term my husband uses to describe Danielle and Russ. They live out marriage challenges every day and are happy to share their journey and vulnerabilities as help for other couples. The repair process is the “magic of marriage”. Danielle and Russ walked us through the process last night to help us successfully repair an extended conflict we were dealing with. They Rock!! ~Kim
Russ and Danielle are investing their lives in couples, and boy do they get it...90% of couples don’t “do the work” of marriage. They coast along. They ignore reality. They feel they are doing pretty good when in reality, most live in denial of the deep work they need to intentionally do on themselves resulting in their best marriage yet. This relationship called marriage is God’s masterpiece used to carve us into His image. Even 28 years in, Kim and I are full bore ahead on intentionality and learning something new every day. It is life-altering! Enjoy the content as Russ and Danielle build this work. ~Shane
I'm now definitely paying attention to “flooding” and pausing when I know it’s happening. This is a course that’s applicable to newly married through multiple years married. If we aren’t constantly working on our marriages then we can’t be disappointed if we don’t have a thriving marriage.
Communicate Clearly Course™ is a much-needed outlet for wives just like me - real women who are looking for an environment that offers encouragement, coaching, and an open forum approach. I left the sessions each week feeling equipped because Danielle provided a safe space, offered life-applicable resources, and gave transformative marriage advice that was based on research-proven methods.
Both my husband and I tend not to discuss what frustrates us with each other. By applying the (Communicate Clearly) Course™ methodology, it was easier for me to share. When he felt safe to open up, I realized how off base I was. It’s made such a difference in responding and listening and being able to leave a conversation quietly for a short time. It’s really freeing and brings peace.
I have always desired to be more intentional in strengthening our marriage but wasn’t sure how to effectively go about it. Now, I feel like I have some guidance and incredible tools to deepen my relationship with my husband!
Danielle has been one of the most instrumental influences on me and my attitude towards my marriage. The tips and information she passes along to me have equipped me with numerous skills to use in my marriage. She is kind yet direct and always helps me see things in a better way. I love how she holds me accountable and never accepts anything other than God’s best for me and my marriage. I am thankful for her influence in my life.
Wow, that was amazing! When we left Marc said, “I feel so relieved! What a great session that was. They are such a great team. Such great content."
Seriously that was amazing and we are so happy right now. I haven’t seen him this happy in I don’t know when!!
Russ and Danielle have a true gift...to help you have renewed hope in your marriage and to see your spouse in a whole new way. Life changes with intentional communication instead of allowing emotions to dictate your outcome. They can help you get there!
Break free (session) is incredibly valuable in helping to better understand your spouse and their emotional needs. Danielle and Russ do a great job asking the right questions and walking you through the repair process after conflict.
This is more therapy than we've had in an hour. You all are very good. You have a calling for sure. 100%. You guys get it. We didn't realize we would get so much out of one session. I recognized a change in how we approach difficult conversations (based on techniques we learned in the course)..there’s a lot of patience and more grace. We are slow to react. There’s more seeking to understand. That alone has made the Communicate Clearly Course™ worth the investment.
The Communicate Clearly Course™ changed the direction of my marriage. After 5 years of marriage, we had hit a complete wall in communicating with each other. During this workshop, I learned the intense value of finding common ground with my husband during an argument. This has absolutely transformed the way we face disagreements! We have learned a much healthier way of handling conflict and it makes all the difference!
"My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years and have done lots of counseling and marriage mentoring over the years to keep our marriage healthy. We truly believe that it has allowed for more open conversation about things that really matter. We often find ourselves in a rut of talking very surface level about our day-to-day as we try and talk over our very active kids. Working with Danielle and Russ, we are able to slow down, connect on a different level, and discuss positive things and things we need to work on to keep our marriage strong. We are looking forward to doing more sessions with them!"
There is definite value in the Communicate Clearly Course. HUGE! I immediately used a lot of the tips during the frequent opportunities I had in conflict with my husband. Trying to be emotionally safe for him is huge. Danielle helped me work on a mind shift change around conflict. I have 2 new key phrases we learned in the workshop now in my relationship tool bag. I look forward to growing closer to my husband!
Definitely saw changes immediately as we started putting the things we learned into practice from the Communicate Clearly Course™. There were many, many things that helped us but the one that stands out the most is how to diffuse things before they get messy!
"Danielle and Russ have the information and techniques any couple, at any stage in marriage, could benefit from. Their ability and willingness to walk you through a powerful communication process in a warm and safe environment is priceless. Sign up and take advantage of this amazing opportunity."
My husband and I have gone into a session ready to kill one another, and we’ve also gone in ready to lean in. No matter where you are in your marriage, Danielle and Russ have the tools to help. They come with compassion, empathy, realistic strategies, and plenty of personal experience. If you come in ready to receive what they have to say, they will help you both walk through the mountains and valleys with you. So grateful to call Danielle and Russ both mentors and friends!