It's a New Year and new beginnings for many. Did you get or give that special ring for Christmas? Planning to say "I do" soon? Want to save money for your big day? Want to learn to love for life? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, a Twogether in Texas marriage education class will be held Saturday, January 9th from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Family Services Center in Brownwood.
Learning effective communication skills can make a difference in every relationship, like how to: talk with each other, solve problems, set goals for the future, enjoying being together and having fun! The instructor-led workshop, presented by Doak and Cynthia Givan, will provide easy-to-understand skills you can use every day to make your love last for a lifetime.
Texas began to offer free marriage education classes around the state last year in response to the increasing number of divorces across the country. As an incentive for couples to attend the seminars they will wave the states' portion of the licensing fee and the mandatory waiting period. Couples who complete a seminar will save $60 on their marriage license and you don't have to wait 72 hours to be married. After completing the seminar, you will get a certificate that you can take to your county clerk to receive the incentives.
The seminar's are at least 8 hours long and focus on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for a strong relationship. More information about this state initiative can be found online at twogetherintexas.com.
Family Services Center offers Marriage Education Classes quarterly to help build healthy relationships. There is no charge for participants and a meal and snacks will be provided. Contact Family Services Center for more information at 325-646-5939 or toll free at 866-211-2255.
Classes may be cancelled due to lack of registrants, but you do not have to be registered to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.