Giveaway: Free Date Night Dinner Workshop + $40 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card ($160 Value)!

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to attend a really great date night dinner workshop, “More From Marriage”, that was taught by Kirk Voss from Amber Creek Family Counseling and Psychiatry in Sandy, Utah.  
We were a little hesitant at first to go because the word “counseling” to us meant that something was broken and needed to be fixed. We have a great marriage, and we try to show each that we love one another. Sure we have disagreements like all marriages, but overall we have a wonderful marriage. After discussing whether to go or not, we decided to try out the workshop and make it a fun date night.
The class was 3-hours long (it went by really quickly and didn’t feel very long at all), and they broke it up with a catered dinner. Yum! The classes are six couples or less so it’s a nice intimate setting where you feel comfortable to ask questions.
It turned out that we both walked away from this workshop with great tips on how to make our marriage even better! 
One of the topics Kirk talked about was to make sure to take 5-10 minutes each day to show a more emotional connection to your spouse. We may be tired after a full-day of caring for kids, doing laundry, washing dishes, and picking up the house again and again after the one-year-old turned everything inside out. However, it’s so important to take just a few minutes to make that emotional connection with your spouse and make sure that he or she knows you care about them and that it matters to you about what happened during their day.
Another topic Kirk mentioned is to “wipe the slate” clean every night. If we have a disagreement about an issue, such as how to raise our children, and we aren’t able to resolve it or come to a compromise by the end of the day, it’s important that we mention to each other and remember that “the issue is the problem, not your spouse.” It’s the issue that we are both upset about, not one another. The next day we can continue to communicate, discuss the issue, and try to come to a compromise.
My husband and I came away with an understanding that counseling isn’t just for the “broken” and that good marriages can be polished. This is a great workshop that takes healthy marriages and tries to make them even better!
Kirk, Colten, and Me
Kirk had so many more great tips from this workshop that include communicating, problem solving, how to keep the fire alive in marriage, and much more. I highly recommend attending one of these classes as a couple that Amber Creek Family Counseling & Psychiatry teaches:
“More From Marriage” Dinner Workshop (My husband and I attended this one)
  • Three-hour class that teaches skills for enhancing connection and happiness in marriage, keeping the fire alive, and more.
  • Includes a catered, buffet-style meal
  • Entertaining instruction in a relaxed environment with no more than 6 couples per class
  • Packet of valuable strategies to use at home 

“Decoding Your Teen” Dinner Workshop

  • Three-hour class that teaches skills for gaining insight into a teen’s perspective, decoding defiance, resolving conflict and restoring structure, and more.
  • Includes a catered, buffet-style meal
  • Three months’ worth of counseling tips in three hours
  • Entertaining instruction in a relaxed environment
  • Packet of valuable strategies to use at home

Couples Classes

  • Choose 1 of 3 unique classes to attend: Building & Bridging, Communicating for Connection, or Fanning the Flames.
  • One-hour classes help couples learn more about how to make relationships stronger, healthier, and more meaningful.
  • Entertaining and media-rich presentation in a relaxed environment
  • Packet of valuable tips and strategies to remember and use at home
  • Includes refreshments

Thanks to Kirk at Amber Creek, one lucky Saving Cent by Cent reader will win FREE admission for two to a “More From Marriage” 3-Hour Dinner Workshop at Amber Creek Family Counseling and Psychiatry AND a $40 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card ($160 value)! To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway will end March 27, 2013 at midnight MST. Only open to U.S. residents. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. Heather Ware says

    Hey Lisa, just wanted to say how much I love your picture! You two look so great and we really miss you!

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