Tom and Lindsay moved from Southern California to Southwest Detroit in early Fall of 2014, where they are serving with St. Peter's Episcopal Church & the Jeanie Wylie Christian Community.
Lindsay earned her MS in Marital & Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, and children in a variety of clinical settings, and is a recently licensed MFT in CA. Tom earned his MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and works as a part-time pastoral and administrative assistant, editor, and free-lance journalistic theologian.
Married for over 9 years themselves, Tom and Lindsay have facilitated a series of marital and pre-marital MarriageStrong Groups, as well as 3-day Weekend Intensives. They are excited about the deeply revealing & transformative work of MarriageStrong within the Great Lakes region of Southwest Detroit!
Sharon Hargrave, MA; Valerie Johnson, MA; Judith Cho, MS
Introduction to the MarriageStrong Program and its Cultural Applications:
Studies on marital enrichment programs have identified the positive impact of psycho-educational programs on
relationships. However, few studies have assessed a program tailored to clergy spouses who face unique relational stressors.
This study examined clergy and seminary couple reactions to marital satisfaction, trustworthiness and positive feelings toward spouse,
before and after participation in the MarriageStrong program, using the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS), the Relational Ethics Scale (RES) and the Positive Feelings Questionnaire (PFQ). Results indicated significant increases in trustworthiness and positive feelings toward spouse following participation in the MarriageStrong program. Significant increases in marital satisfaction were not demonstrated.
Probable explanations for findings and implications for the program are discussed.
(note: the following documents refer to MarriageStrong by its former name, Strong Marriages Successful Ministries.)