Partners on the Journey: Participant's Booklet
Paul T. Ceasar
Marriage Ministry Resources Llc
The Participant's Booklet is meant to be used by each individual participant, whether in a parish program or for home use. The Participant's Booklet contains all the information needed to take part in each of the 12 sessions, including: prayer, reflection questions, a summary of each presentation, integrative couples' exercises, homework suggestions and closing prayer. If an individual couple intends to use this series as a home study program, the couple will need a set of DVD's with the Video Presentations and two Participant's Booklets.
About the series This marriage enrichment series combines a Catholic theology of marriage with the findings from scientific research to offer married couples both inspiration and practical help. The inspiration comes from the riches of the Catholic faith that gives meaning to marriage as a Vocation, a Covenant and a Sacrament. The practical help comes from over 40 years of research by the Gottman Institute that identifies the factors that predict divorce as well as the factors the predict success in marriage. Faith and science are woven together in this series through the use of video presentations, couples exercises and prayer, to help couples achieve a more meaningful, stable and satisfying relationship.
Paul T. Ceasar, M.A., M.R.E., Ed.D., has a Masters Degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling. He has taught marriage and family counseling in several universities and is currently the Director of the Archdiocesan Retreat Center in New Orleans, LA. He also has experience as a parish minister, a professor, a marriage counselor and a facilitator for couple’s retreats.
Darryl Ducote, M.A., M.Div., L.C.S.W. has Masters Degrees in Theology and Divinity as well as a Masters Degree in Social Work. He has maintained a private practice in marriage and family counseling for over 30 years and is currently the Director of the Office of Marriage & Family Life for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, LA. In addition, he has experience as a parish minister as well as a facilitator for couples’ retreats and workshops.
John Gottman, Ph.D. has a Doctorate in Psychology and is the founder of the Gottman Relationship Institute which has conducted over 40 years of research with married couples to determine what works and what does not work in marriages. His research has provided the scientific evidence behind this program as well as the couples’ exercises that are part of this project.