ABF Marriage Essentials










   MARRIAGE ESSENTIALS
   TUNE-UP, REPAIR AND ENRICH YOUR MARRIAGE

At Marriage Essentials, we explore a wide variety of helpful marriage-building tools. If you are married, or plan to be, there is no more important human relationship than the one you have with your spouse, or with the one to whom you are engaged.  
AGOURA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP schedules Sunday interactive workshops twice a month to supplement your weekly visits to ABF during most of the year.

















    Our ABF Marriage Coaches:
 Paul Reisser, M.D.   Teri Reisser, MFT 












 

          ONLY ONE ABF MARRIAGE ESSENTIALS SESSION IN DECEMBER

 

 ONLY SESSION FOR DECEMBER: Sunday, December 18, 2022
- See PART 6 below

   9:00am in The Well
   Then attend the 10:45am ABF Worship Service
   Nursery and Kids BLAST during both services
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DIRECT ACCESS TO MARRIAGE ESSENTIALS HANDOUTS
FROM CURRENT AND RECENT SESSIONS
Select green links below to VIEW - DOWNLOAD - SAVE - PRINT
Newest Topic at the top of this section


   TOPIC:   "The Top 9½ Marriage Busters"



PART 1:      BUSTER 1
September 18, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  6-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 2:
October 9, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  7-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 3:
October 23, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  6-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 4:
November 6, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  5-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 5:      BUSTER 2
November 20, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  3-PAGE HANDOUT  


PART 6:      
December 18, 2022 













   TOPIC:   "Let's Talk About You-Know-What"



PART 1:
June 12, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  2-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 2:
June 26, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 3:
July 17, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 4:
July 31, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  3-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 5:
September 4, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  3-PAGE HANDOUT  



   TOPIC:   "Affair Recovery"



PART 1:
April 24, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 2:
May 15, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 3:
May 29, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  





   TOPIC:   "Affair-Proofing Your Marriage"

                                           BEGAN TWICE A MONTH ON APRIL 3

PART 1:
February 20, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 2:
March 20, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  5-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 3:
April 3, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  5-PAGE HANDOUT  





   TOPIC:   "What Are the Happiest Married Couples Doing Right?"



PART 1:
November 21, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  
 
  THANKSGIVING HANDOUT  

PART 2:
December 12, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  6-PAGE HANDOUT  
 
  CHRISTMAS HANDOUT  

PART 3:
January 16, 2022
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  3-PAGE HANDOUT  





   TOPIC:   "Anger and Forgiveness in Marriage"



PART 1:
August 22, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  
 
  2-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 2:
September 19, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  5-PAGE HANDOUT  

PART 3:
October 17, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  6-PAGE HANDOUT  





   TOPIC:   "Getting Our Relational Priorities Straight"



July 18, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  4-PAGE HANDOUT  
 
  1-PAGE HANDOUT  







   TOPIC:   "Making Wise Medical Decisions as a Couple"



April 18, 2021
  INTRODUCTION  
 
  2-PAGE HANDOUT  





 


  HOW TO LOCATE INTRODUCTIONS AND HANDOUTS DATED PRIOR TO APRIL 2021  (60 Total)


 
 - Find MORE Handouts and other related documents at MEDIA  |   DOCUMENTS 
 - IMPORTANT: Then Sort by Specific Category: ABF Marriage Essentials 
 - After you Select the "Sort by" drop-down, documents will magically appear in chronological order with most recent at the bottom
THE SORT CODE
  ME + Year + Month + Day - #
EXAMPLE: [ ME221023-2 ] for an October 23, 2022 Handout
The Dash Number is used on Sundays that have multiple Handouts and the INTRODUCTION is always -1
 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ABF MARRIAGE ESSENTIALS

These Marriage Essentials classes started at Agoura Bible Fellowship in February 2018, but there were some special Tuesday night programs in January 2014 that were very popular also. John Erwin hosted Dr Paul and Teri in the Worship Center while the AWANA children's program was happening on the rest of the campus. Many parents attended these seminars and ABF produced videos:

   Intimacy in Marriage    BOOK 
    More than 1,469 have viewed this ABF website video    ABF VIDEO 

   Is There Sex After Kids? (PG-13)    BOOK 
    More than 1,718 have viewed this ABF website video    ABF VIDEO 

During the pandemic in 2020, Marriage Essentials was limited to Online presentations on a few Saturday evenings during that period.

Then on October 18, 2020, it resumed in The ("wide-open") Well at Agoura Bible Fellowship.

On April 3, 2022, Marriage Essentials doubled to two sessions per month.

At Marriage Essentials, we explore a wide variety of helpful marriage-building tools. If you are married, or plan to be, there is no more important human relationship than the one you have with your spouse, or with the one to whom you are engaged.   

A healthy marriage:
  - Honors God. 
  - Benefits individuals, children, families, communities and nations
  - Is ground zero for spiritual and personal growth
  - Requires ongoing attention and effort, like any worthwhile endeavor

In 2022, our Marriage Essentials sessions have been providing some valuable tools to help you assess both strengths and areas that could use some growth – or perhaps some major repair work -- in your marriage.  This isn’t just theoretical: We’ve rolled up our sleeves and worked together on a number of important tasks that are helping you build a healthy, thriving marriage. Join us!

Our in-house counselor (Teri Reisser, MFT) and family physician (Paul Reisser, M.D.) are leading these sessions.  
(NOTE – Couples pay good money to learn what we are teaching here FREE.)

 

   MORE RESOURCES BY DR PAUL & TERI     - See green links for BOOKS and to view other VIDEOS

 

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