See What Diocese are Saying about DODD
Diocese of Columbus Catholic Times:
Discovering Our Deepest Desire (DODD) is a new, exciting, innovative Catholic marriage ministry and enrichment program resulting from years of therapy, marriage enrichment, and Theology of the Body learning and experience. The program’s author, Greg Schutte, is a licensed independent therapist with 22 years’ experience. Since 2008, he has been director of Marriage Works! Ohio, which is based in Dayton and is one of the largest marriage enrichment programs in the United States. His years of professional experience, combined with 22 years of marriage and raising seven children, have been built into the design of this program.
Diocese of Toledo Catholic Chronicle:
In the Toledo Diocese, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a weekend enrichment program, is active and offers social activities as well, Ms. Martinez says. But there aren’t many other formal ongoing programs for couples who want to strengthen their marriages. What she likes about DODD is that it’s more than just a curriculum. It’s part of a bigger model of ministry to marriages and families, Ms. Martinez says. Mr. Schutte says he wants to help churches build “Believe in Marriage” ministries. After couples participate in the DODD classes, he urges them to form marriage support circles.