Marriage Workshop

First Presbyterian will be host to The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work program that will be held March 16 and 17, and encourages couples throughout the community to participate.

The program and book are based on decades of research with thousands of couples at Gottman Institute in Seattle. The findings are available to help have healthy long-term marriages.

The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. March 16, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 17. The workshop, which includes refreshments, lunch, and materials, costs $80. To register, send registration form and payment to First Presbyterian Church Office, 700 Park Ave., or stop by the church office. Space is limited.

The program is appropriate for pre-marital couples and newlyweds, couples wanting to achieve better communication, those who want a marital “check-up,” and couples who want to mentor others.

Presenter Jim Braswell M.Div. L.P.C. is a pastoral counselor serving in Florence. He is a Certified Gottman Leader and a Gottman Trained Therapist.

The program is an educational presentation and is not therapy.

For additional questions, call James Braswell at 843-615-7718 or email