C.A.R.I.N.G. for your marriage

  • Presented By: Family Counseling and Coaching of Miami
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Ernesto Felipe-Cuervo, LMHC, M.S.; M.S. Ed.
  • Topic Area: Marriage Enrichment, Family Growth and Development

  • Start Date: 06/07/2012
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Daily Schedule: 6:00PM - 7:00AM
  • Recurring: once a week, 10 weeks
  • Registration Deadline: May 27/2012

  • Location: 75 Valencia Avenue.. Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
  • Fee Info: $60 per couple
  • Open To: Couples

  • Contact Information: info@familycounselingandcoaching.com or 305-640-5608

CARING, is a method, derived from the application of psychological principles and research in the field of marriage counseling, as well as biblical principles applied over the years to the work with couples in marriage counseling and workshops. This original method guides the practice of premarital, marital and family counseling at the Family Counseling and Coaching of Miami. 

 The letter C stands for "Commitment", an essential principle to build a marriage. A couple cannot function effectively without a firm decision to make the relationship last, even, or specially in the midst of unfavorable circumstances and turbulent times. The letter A stands for "Acceptance", the second most important principle. Without a consistent intent to know each other at a deeper level and to be accepting of each other, the union may erode under the pressure of the partners' criticism and contempt, and ultimately end up in estrangement or dissolution. The letter R is representative of the principle of "Responsibility", where both members take an unwavering stance to take their commitment beyond the circumstantial and whimsy and to provide one another with support, understanding and cooperation. It represents the diligent reciprocation and timely tending to each other's needs. The letter I stands for "Influence", or the opportunity that each partner is given to weigh in the decisions made both, individually and as a couple. Without this, marriages may be lost in a web of frustration, dissatisfaction and power struggle. The letter N, for "Narrative" has to do with the story that the couple has come to identify as its own, one describes their union and ties together their history. Finally, the letter G is indicative of "Grace", the principle of undeserved forgiveness, given  with humility and without any expectation of reciprocity. Grace if provided for purpose of preserving or restoring the relationship, rebuilding communication and maintaining harmony and connection in the marriage.

This woskshop/group will include teaching, activities and discussions where the couples will be able to explore and evaluate each of the principles described above, as they apply to their relationship. They will also be able to share with the group and offer support and normalization to some of the issues/challenges they may have in common. This group has shown to be have a powerful healing and restorative effect on couples who have attended it.