Andres & Daniela “Make Christ the Center of your Marriage”
St Gertrude Testimonials
Jon & Lee-Ann “Better to be Unified than Fully Prepared”
Rachael & James “Caring about Marriage”
Dave & Anna: Marriage Enrichment with a Newborn
We Were Not Disappointed
“We were looking to discover ways to improve and maintain a healthy marriage and relationship. Having been married for 7 years and now with two children, it was easy to get lost in the day to day shuffle and begin to lose touch with each other and focus less and less on one another. Due to career obligations, we were forced to spend much of our 7 years of marriage apart from each other and were hoping that the DODD class would help us reconnect. We were not disappointed. It did all of that and more. We feel that learning each others needs was the most influential portion of the DODD class. Understanding how to make your spouse feel loved is something that will strengthen our marriage forever. We also feel that we better understand how our marriage is meant to be a covenant that includes God. Both my spouse and I believe that had we not attended the DODD class, we would be “settling” for the marriage we had, instead of striving to obtain the marriage and relationship we both wanted.
You don’t know what you don’t know. Just because you may think that you have a good marriage, there are always things that can be done to improve it. Like your car or your health, without proactive maintenance it is only a matter of time before your marriage can fail. Invest the time and love into you, your spouse, and God in order to keep it healthy and to make it last a lifetime.”
Cory & Tammy T.
Transformation and Healing
“Drawing from Scripture, the Catechism, theology and many other sources, the DODD Program develops the puzzle pieces that make up our lives together….such as our sinful natures and our differences and similarities as well as gifts, talents, skills etc. that need transformation and healing. It provides us with the foundation for piecing our lives together into a living tapestry….”
Jim H., April 2016
Positive and Realistic
“The course is not a series of ‘gimmicks or fix-it techniques.’ It’s more of a lifestyle, an invitation to a way of life…..a healthy, holy, hapy way of living and of living with one another. And it’s POSITIVE. It’s a positive and realistic look at all the dimensions of relationship and marriage. And like the 12 steps, it works if you work it! I thank God for inspiring the author to put solid material together in an informative and positive manner, suitable and helpful for any and all marriages: great marriages, good marriages, OK marriages as well as marriages with difficulties. This program has potential to continue to bear many great fruits in many lives and many marriages for years to come.”