Take a Class!
Before learning to drive, you must learn basic skills. The same can be said for anything that you want to do successfully – including being a first time dad or newly married.
Right from the Start and our community partners offer a wide array of classes designed to equip you with the skills necessary to build healthy relationships, right from the start.
In a review of over 100 studies on the impact of Marriage Education, researchers found clear evidence that Marriage Education programs work—to reduce conflict, improve communication, increase parenting skills, increase stability, and enhance marital happiness.
Find a class that meets your needs!
Preparing for Marriage:
A class for engaged couples
Get your marriage off to a great beginning, right from the start! Learn the essential skills to help you build a strong foundation for a lasting marriage. Couples will learn effective communication skills, conflict managment, financial responsibility and much more! Couples living in Georgia who complete this class will qualify for a discount on their marriage license.
• Effective communication skills
• Conflict management
• Appropriate expectations
• Financial responsibility
• And much more!
Next Class: September 17th and 19th
6 PM- 9 PM
Location: Pastoral Institute Community Room
2022 15th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
November 23rd- Saturday
*ALL Preparing for Marriage classes must have 5 registered couples. If the workshop does not fill up to 5 couples, the workshop will be rescheduled*
How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk or Jerkettte
Follow your heart without losing your mind. Learn to find the "one" by recognizing subtle, hidden signs of future problems, judging your partner's true personality, and focusing on your emotional health so you're not the jerk or jerkette. Everyone deserves a shot at true love, so make your journey less heartbreaking by weeding out the ones not worthy of your time first.
Boot Camp for New Dads
A class for about to be dads
This is for men only! No women over two feet tall allowed.
We will discuss the challenges new fathers face like uncontrollable crying (from baby and mom), in-laws and living on little or no sleep.
In partnership with Columbus Regional Healthcare System
There are currently no classes scheduled due to instructor unavailability.
||9 a.m. – 12 noon |
||One Baby Education Place – Main Street Village|
Main Street Village Shopping Center, Building #10, 6298 Veterans Parkway; Columbus, GA 31907
Or call 706-660-6421 to register by phone.
Love U2 - Healthy dating relationships for teens
This seminar teaches middle and high school teens skills essential for success in their dating relationships. This information is taught in a fun and interactive environment including games and role-playing.
Teens will learn practical skills such as:
• How relationships work
• Dating and breaking up
• Dealing with problems
• Effective communication and
• What to expect from dating and marriage.
Teens will walk away from the Love U2 class with a greater understanding of themselves and the knowledge to make wise and healthy decisions.
If you would like to schedule a Love U2 class at an area school, youth group or youth organization, give us a call at 706.649.6507, ext. 1210 or email email@example.com.
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Survival Skills for Healthy Families
Learn the skills and patterns that consistently show up in healthy families.
Survival Skills is a fun and interactive program in which parents and children learn new ways of living and working together. Each of the sessions is organized around practical guidelines for healthy family interactions—building on the positive, healthy habits that exist within a family.
The concerns for single parent and step families will be included.
This program is built on three main skills: to speak, to listen, to cooperate.
Topics covered include:
• Parents in Healthy Families
• Children in Healthy Families
• Adult Relationships-Couples in Healthy Families
• As Children Grow-Change in Healthy Families
• Solving Family Problems
We encourage the whole family (over 8 years of age) to attend including any other people in the household such as grandparents and other family members having involvement with your family.
If you would like to schedule a Survival Skills class for your organization, give us a call at 706.649.6507, ext. 1210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Faith-based and secular programs available.
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Wait Training (Why Am I Tempted)
This seminar teaches youth (ages 12-18) the reasons, skills and support to choose abstinence from sexual activity until marriage—providing medically accurate, researched-based, culturally relevant information to teens at a critical time in their development.
Teens will be able to:
• Understand the negative consequences of risk behaviors.
• Recognize, value and seek the benefits of abstinence as a critical strategy for the development of life-long healthy relationships.
• Understand the effects drug & alcohol use on increased vulnerability to sexual advances.
• Dream of a happy home life and future.
• Develop necessary skills to strategically pursue and achieve those dreams.
If you would like to schedule a class at an area school, youth group or youth organization, contact email@example.com or 706.649.6507 ext. 1210.
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