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Harvey and Kathy Corwin, Marriage and Family Educators

Hope For The Family Ministry, founded in 1972 by Marriage and Family Educators Harvey and Kathy Corwin, is dedicated to strengthening the Christian family. The ministry has produced:

After pastoring for 16 years and then directing Family Ministries for another 20 years in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Corwins retired from denominational employment in January 2006. The Corwins continue to take marriage and family speaking appointments. (Click here to see a video tribute to the Corwins from Willie Oliver, Director of Family Ministries for NAD)

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OTHER WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS AVAILABLE:

  • Coping with Your Husband’s Profession
  • Creating Values and Memories
  • Effective Families=Effective Churches
  • Elijah Message, The
  • Empty Nest, The
    Energy Leaks
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • Family Secret, The
  • First Shall Be Last
  • Five Languages of Love
  • How Good Marriages Go Bad
  • How To Give An Effective Youth Talk
  • Joy & Laughter (For Valentine’s Day)
  • Just A Mother? (For Mother’s Day)
  • Keeping Spiritually Alive
  • Love Takes Time
  • Marriage on the Fault Line
  • Pastor’s Family, The (Devotional)
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Spiritual Intimacy
  • The Blessing
  • Three Sides of Love, The
  • What Is A Good Marriage?
    When Men Pray
  • Walking on the Edge (For Men)

Contact Hope for the Family for more information or to schedule any of these seminars.

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NOW AND FOREVER: PREPARING FOR CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
Now and Forever - preparing for Christian Marriage

GLADSTONE CAMP MEETING
Things That Matter the Most: Relationships in Marriage and Family - Gladstone Camp Meeting 2005

NORTHWEST MEN'S CONFERENCE
Northwest Men's Conference - Gladstone Camp Meeting 2005

Northwest Men's Conference 2005

NORTHWEST SINGLES CONFERENCE
Northwest Singles Conference - Gladstone Camp Meeting 2005

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LOVE TAKES TIME RETREAT
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MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WORK

Subject Descriptions of Seminars -- Classes -- Retreats
Offered by Harvey and Kathy Corwin -- Marriage and Family Educators

click for enlarged view of unresolved anger flyer01. ANGER AND THE FAMILY/CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Angry comes in many forms. Some say that dedicated Christians should never become angry or lose their temper. Many Christians hide emotions or even deny they experience feelings of anger. The fact is that dedicated Christians do experience anger as humans are made to have emotion. While having emotion and even anger, these are natural God-given responses, but what is most important is how we use those responses. When anger is not resolved or channeled properly, it can lead to negative outcomes. The majority of mental and emotional stress leads to depression or anxiety. Many times this is directly related to anger. When anger is not properly dealt with, one’s life can become unhealthy and spiritually deficient. On the other side of this emotion, a careful examination of Biblical evidence shows that anger, while frequently negative, can be a positive tool for the dissemination truth and righteousness. Learn how to handle anger responsibly by defining, evaluating, and showing causes for anger. Also, explore and expose anger myths. Instructor’s Guide available.

02. ANGER & DEPRESSION
This one hour workshop addresses the effects of anger relating to depression. Learn how to find peace and combat depression. Instructor’s Guide available.

click for enlarged view of unresolved anger flyer03. ANGER TO PEACE
Dealing with unresolved anger is considered a major relational disease. This seminar looks at four scenarios that can lead to broken relationships. Learn how to resolve anger and gain the peace that brings understanding.

 

 

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04. BALANCING LIFE'S DEMANDS
In the battle of life, we are faced with many options. Everywhere we turn there are choices to be made. We are bombarded with places to go, things to buy, people to see, mail to read and respond to, and this siege of responsibilities can last a lifetime. This seminar will explore how to balance God, family, work, self, and everyday living. Instructor’s Guide available.

 

05. BUILDING LIFE RELATIONSHIPS
A 90-minute communication seminar for single adults includes the five love languages, determining if one is really in love, knowing the difference between love and infatuation, understanding the five levels of communication, what “tanking” and what the “no-exit” decision means, and understanding the emotional road map for resolving conflict.

06. CALLED TO THE CHALLENGE OF THE FAMILY
Learn tools for strengthening the family. Subjects include spirituality, time management, passing on values, conflict resolution, healthy discipline, and how to keep families together.

07. COMMUNICATION: Key to Relationships
Either in the workplace or in the home, no one is immune from problems or conflict. In this class you will learn:

  • Healthy ways of dealing with conflict
  • How to build up relationships rather than tear them down
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Good communication between husband and wife; parent and child
  • Transparency in communication, the ability to respectfully but deliberately get conflict out in the open.

Instructor’s Guide available

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08. COPING WITH DEPRESSION
A 90-minute seminar for adults of all ages. Participants take a confidential Inventory Test that will help them be aware of the level of depression they may be experiencing. The seminar deals with suggestions and solutions for depression and will give encouragement as well as specific recommended resources.

09. COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY – STRESS FRACTURES
We are in constant change. Our bodies change, our beliefs change, our physical abilities change, and life around us changes. How do we respond to change? Do we look forward to it? Do we enjoy it or is it stressful? In this course, learn to identify stress and anxiety. Determine how much stress you've been experiencing during the past year. The Holmes-Rahe Stress Test is administered along with vital information on how to lessen stress in marriage and in everyday living. This 2-hour seminar integrates biblical principles with the medical and psychological aspects of stress, for both married and single adults.

Click to see enlarged cover art10. CREATING HAPPY FAMILY MEMORIES
For parents and grandparents who are looking for creative ideas and motivation for family activities that promote healthy relationships. This 1-hour seminar can be used for Home and School meetings or for church and community programs. Instructor’s Guide and Parent’s Idea Booklet available.

11. DATING, COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
A 4-hour course for high school and college students including: What to look for in a prospective mate, the difference between infatuation and love, guys/gals needs, see and discuss the film, "Daddy", take and discuss the Temperament Inventory Test, and much more.

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12. DEALING WITH UNRESOLVED ANGER & FORGIVENESS
This 1-hour seminar deals with the effects of unresolved anger and learning how to forgive.

13. EMOTIONAL ROAD MAP
Most communication problems stem from communicating only part of the truth, not the complete truth. In this 45-minute session, you will learn how to deal with relational conflict by processing through the six stages of the Emotional Road Map. This process can be quickly and successfully achieved resulting in love, forgiveness and appreciation.

14. FAMILIES AT HIS APPEARING
Will our families be ready for Jesus' Second Coming? A the main priority for parents is to make sure their families will be together when Jesus comes. This seminar is for parents and grandparents and teaches how to prepare our families through love and acceptance for that great event. Instructor’s Guide available.

15. FEELING GOOD AGAIN
One-hour seminar deals with right and wrong self-esteem and the attitudes we carry with us.

16. FINDING BALANCE IN MINISTRY, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
A seminar designed particularly for those in ministerial leadership; focuses on balancing the professional’s ministry, marriage and family lifestyle. The seminar begins by taking a quick and private “Life Inventory” to know where balance is needed in the areas of work, family, recreational play and self. The participant will take away a definite life purpose, contentment, and a less stressed and balanced life.

17. FINDING BALANCE IN WORK, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Focus on balancing work, marriage and family begins by taking a quick and private “Life Inventory” to know where balance is needed in the areas of work, family, recreational play and self. The participant will take away a definite life purpose, contentment, and a less stressed and balanced life.

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Finding time for what matters most18. FINDING TIME FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST
Have you ever felt emotionally spent? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans are nearing the end of their emotional resources. Find out ways you can tell if you’re just too busy and learn how to prune the activity branches, recharging your emotional batteries and rebuilding your emotional health. Instructor’s Guide available

19. FORGIVING & FORGETTING IN MARRIAGE
Find out why couples have a difficult time forgiving each other or why they should forgive when their partner is not sorry. Learn the steps of forgiveness in marriage.

20. FRIENDSHIP SEMINAR
In this seminar you will learn: How to make friends with yourself, how to communicate with others, how to choose friends during the dating years, and how to know when you're really in love. You will view and discuss the film, "Sex has A Price Tag." For high school seniors and single groups.

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21. HOME IMPROVEMENTS (Family Relationships)
A 90-minute seminar that gives specific tools for building, strengthening, and repairing the family. Learn six characteristics of strong families; ways to deal with family conflict; differences between men and women; and ways to put sparkle back in marriage.

22. HOPE FOR THE FAMILY
This 8-hour seminar will focus on how to create happy family memories, ideas for building a firm foundation with family worship, six strategies for making strong families, rescuing and transmitting family values, secrets for keeping the family together, communication skills, anger and conflict management, and how to balance life's demands. The Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis testing will be offered to both couples and singles wanting to enhance family relationships. Workbook and testing fees.

23. HORMONAL HEALTH
Learn secrets to enhance hormonal and nutritional health for both men and women of all ages. You will discover new strategies for emotional well-being, intellectual, physical longevity, and anti-aging cellular nutrition. If you are looking for safe natural bio-identical methods, this 1-hour workshop is for you. For men and women.

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24. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE REALLY IN LOVE?
To help youth, young adults and singles differentiate between love and infatuation and to understand the progression of the life love stages. This is a 1-hour presentation for high school seniors and single adults.

25. HOW TO HAVE A GOOD FIGHT
AND DEALING WITH ANGER

Two-hour presentation about relationships, communication and conflict resolution.

26. INTIMATE MARRIAGE, THE
A workshop for couples and singles wanting to learn the secrets of an intimate marriage. Subjects include: Spiritual Intimacy, Three Sides of Love, Five Love Languages, Date Your Mate, and Sexual Intimacy.

27. KEEP US TOGETHER
This is a 45-minute message about the pitfalls and solutions to keeping a family together. The family can mean different types of families like the church family, married couples, parents and their children, or any group that has emotional ties.

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28. KEEPING LOVE ALIVE ACROSS THE YEARS
Workshop deals with the empty nest years that can be the best or the worst years of marriage. Learn and cope with the eight great challenges that can keep a marriage alive after the kids leave home.

29. KEEPING ROMANCE IN YOUR MARRIAGE
Couples will learn how to keep romance in their marriage so that they can feel alive while increasing their marriage enjoyment. Audience will also look at ideas for creative dating in their marriage. This 45-minute presentation is great for banquets and couple events.

30. LIVE WITHIN MARGINS
How do you know when you have reached your limits? Do you live within margins? Discover the seven ways to avoid overload by setting margins. 45-minute presentation.

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31. LOVE TAKES TIME MARRIAGE SEMINAR/RETREAT – Series 1
This 10-hour marriage seminar or weekend retreat is the accumulation of years of research on husband/wife and parent/child relationships. Seminar subjects and discussions include: Love Takes Time; When The Honeymoon Is Over Your Marriage Can Grow; Accepting Yourself & Others; Myth of The Greener Grass; Self Esteem & Winning Over Depression; What Constitutes A Good Marriage; His Needs & Her Needs; Communication and the Dirty Dozen; The Container Exercise; How To Have A Good Fight; Anger and Forgiveness; Spiritual Intimacy; Reducing Stress; Financial Leadership; Evaluating Your Love Life; and Appreciation. The seminar concludes with a Recommitment Wedding Ceremony and Reception. The purpose of this seminar is to strengthen relationships and to bring a spark of fire and energy back into the marriage and family. The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis Testing is highly recommended for couples. There is a notebook and testing fee. Instructor’s Guide and Training Session are also available.

Click to view enlarged poster32. LOVE TAKES TIME MARRIAGE SEMINAR/RETREAT - Series 2
Through this weekend seminar, couples will discover relationship skills on how to communicate with greater accuracy and sensitivity, letting go of self-defeating behaviors and focusing energy on meeting each other’s needs. Couples will learn many conflict management techniques and will be given ample communication exercise time. This seminar allows opportunity for couples to know each other better while giving them a fresh approach to marriage. The 10-hour seminar concludes with a recommitment ceremony and banquet. Instructor’s Guide, Training Session and TJTA Couple Testing available.(Click on this link for current event information)

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33. LUV TALK – CREATIVE COMMUNICATION
“We just can’t communicate,” are often the words we often hear from couples, church leaders or employee/employers. Discover one method of communication called LUV Talk. You will receive understanding, processing skills and how to reach a quick win/win agreement in any conflict.

34. MAKE OVER FOR THE SOUL
Lack of margins in our lives is one of the primary reasons why this seminar was created. This 3-hour class deals with self-worth, anger, forgiveness, peace, depression and positive thinking. Instructor’s Guide available.

35. MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WORK
This workshop is about spiritual intimacy, secrets of an intimate relationship, three sides of love, romancing a marriage, dating your mate and sexual intimacy. “Making Relationships Work” is a seminar for both couples and singles.

36. MARRIAGE & MID-LIFE
Find out when mid-life crises hits both male and female and why mid-life is a high risk for marriages. Learn that education and awareness can be a person’s protection. Discover solutions that protect during that difficult time in life. The workshop concludes with ideas for keeping romance in marriage.

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37. MID-LIFE AND PARENTING TEENS
A popular seminar for parents who are crossing two bridges simultaneously. Parents must prepare their children to cross the bridge called adolescence, while at the same time parents need to prepare to cross the bridge to the aging years.

38. MYTH OF THE GREENER GRASS
This presentation is about protecting marriage from adultery. Find out why married people seek out affairs and be aware of the most vulnerable times. Discover solutions that prevent adultery as well as help couples successfully get through the crisis.

39. MYTHS OF THE PERFECT FAMILY
God's idea of family life isn't only limited to parents and children but it entails much more than the traditional model family unit, such as families of birth, marriage, adoption and choice. A family exists in scripture when a particular group thinks or feels that they are a family.

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NORTHWEST MEN’S CONFERENCE
Northwest Men's ConferenceAs you look at world history, you see how ordinary men were used to invade enemy strong holds and how miraculous victories took place as in Normandy in 1944. In the Bible we see how ordinary men like Joshua, Caleb, and Gideon accomplished “impossible” missions. Even the history of the Bible itself contains remarkable events completed by seemingly ordinary people.

At this conference, ordinary men will come from around the country and converge as an invasion force that serves a greater King, against a great foe, for the greatest cause. The objective is to rescue men from bondage and to see them released through Christ and restored to God’s image.

Men, you are being called to active duty. Come to get equipped for service at the Northwest Men’s Conference. Click on the image above for a larger view of the 2004 panoramic image. For more information and registration for the next event, call (503) 654-6054. Read the complete article: Army of Ordinary Men Called to Action

40. NOW & FOREVER - PREPARING FOR ENGAGEMENT OR MARRIAGE
Couples contemplating marriage or engagement are invited for a full fun day of communication. The seminar will move the couple's knowledge and understanding of each other months ahead and remove the risk element from marriage. Plan to do the Preparing for Marriage Inventory, which is in the student workbook. There are various assignments, presentations and testing available. Workbooks and testing material fees.

OVERLOAD: THE DISEASE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Overload The disease of the 21st CenturyOverload is not having time to finish the book you’re reading.
Margin is having time to read it twice.

Overload is fatigue.
Overload is red ink – Margin is black ink.
Overload is hurry – Margin is calm.
Overload is anxiety – Margin is security.

Overload is the disease of the 21st Century – Margin is the cure.

Margin is defined as the space that once existed between our limits and us. Margin is our reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. Instructor’s Guide available.

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42. PARENTING WITH LOVE
This 2 1/2 hour seminar is for parents and grandparents who are interested in disciplining their children in love. Some of the subjects are: Working Mothers, Parenting the Young, Building your Child's Self-Esteem, Resolving Conflicts, Stormy Teen Years, What Parents are Doing Right, and much more.

43. RELATIONSHIP KILLERS
Want to learn what predicts a good relationship? This 1-hour presentation discusses the topics that can make or break a relationship. Learn how to overcome the obstacles that kill a relationship and what it means to have ownership.

44. RELAX – IT MAKES A FAMILY
This 90 minute workshop will give creative ideas to produce happy family memories, help families discover solutions for family stress and help to motivate families to relax and spend time together.

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45. RESCUING FAMILY VALUES
You will learn six ways to strengthen the family. After completing this study you should be able to: define values and describe how they are communicated to families; identify the key Christian values; explain how children develop values at different stages of their growth; and address practical ways to communicate Christian values in the home. This is a 2-hour seminar. Instructor’s Guide available.

46. RESCUING FAMILY WORSHIP
This 2-hour seminar is for all ages and motivates parents and grandparents to have creative and interesting family worships. Learn the seven worship cycles of life and participate in group discussions on how to rescue specific worship dilemmas. Instructor’s Guide available.

47. RESCUING SELF-ESTEEM IN THE FAMILY
You will learn the factors for a healthy, balanced self-concept with specific application to six stages of life, infancy through adulthood. Class participants will be encouraged in self-confidence and trust in Jesus.

48. RULES, REBELS AND RELATIONSHIPS
A 45-minute sermon that deals with how we learn about our belief system and why we believe the way we do. The prodigal son story in Luke 15, gives us an example of two sons and their relationship with their Father. This progressive talk leads the listener into deep contemplation of God's love.

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49. SECRETS OF AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP
Whether you are married or single, this subject is for you. We all have relationships; with God, family, and friends. The number one reason for relationships not working is the lack of intimacy! When we have an intimate relationship, it’s a rare and beautiful treasure. In this 45-minute presentation you will discover the scriptural secrets that have the ingredients for an intimate relationship with both God and with another human being.

Seven Desires - the roots of healthy relationships50. SEVEN DESIRES, THE
This 90-minute seminar is about getting to the roots of a healthy relationship and examines how men and women were created to have seven inner desires fulfilled in their lives. If these basic needs are not met either in childhood or in marriage, false substitutes can take over and sabotage a person’s life. You will be amazed at the insight you gain from this seminar!

51. STRONG CHRISTIAN FAMILIES
This is a 2-hour seminar that strengthens marriage and family relationships. You will learn six strategies that build strong families; how to deal with family conflict; communication skills; men's and women's differences; and what the emotional needs of marriage are for both the male and female.

52. SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE
This love and marriage class will help couples breathe new life into a "ho-hum" marriage or make a good one even better. Successful marriage is built on God's Word and current research on why some marriages succeed while others fail. Learn the fundamental "secrets" that successful marriages have and how they derive much happiness and major satisfaction from their relationship. Also learn the 10 key characteristics of a happy marriage and how to stay lovingly committed to each other by affectionately conveying love, praise and appreciation. Above all, learn how to rekindle the flame of romance in marriage.

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53. TEAM COUPLE MINISTRY - FINDING BALANCE
This 4-hour seminar is for Pastoral couples or for church leader couples who are looking for balance between their personal family life and work in the church.

Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis Personality Testing54. TAYLOR-JOHNSON TEMPERAMENT ANALYSIS
PERSONALITY TESTING

Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis Testing (TJTA) is intended to serve as a method of measuring important and comparatively independent personality variables or behavioral tendencies. It is designed to evaluate personality traits, which influence personal, social, marital, parental, scholastic, and vocational adjustment. The test is primarily to provide an evaluation in visual form showing a person’s feelings about themselves at the time they answer the questions. A criss-cross study for couples either married or preparing for marriage will convey a vivid personality picture as well as life direction. Allow 1 hour to take the test and approximately 45 minutes for the private test results. There is a testing fee. TJTA Assignment Manual available. Click on this link to register for Couple Testing.

55. TRAINING FOR FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES
This orientation class will teach you how to assess the needs for families in the congregation and community and then to lead in the planning and development of family life programs. You’ll learn basic principles and techniques on how to work with committees, to make family life a priority in your church and how to resource your community.

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56. UNDERSTANDING PERSONALITIES
Temperament Inventory Testing is administered with explanation of the sanguine, choleric, melancholy, and phlegmatic temperaments. This seminar is about the importance of understanding temperaments and how it can affect the way we think and act. Knowing about temperaments can greatly enhance understanding of ourselves as well as those around us. Temperaments impact on a person’s moral and spiritual development, academic performance, vocational aptitude and success, ability to concentrate, as well as one's over- all relationship style and ability to get along with others. An approximate 2-hour class time is needed for both the testing and presentation. There is a small fee for testing material.

57. WE ARE FAMILY-LONELINESS, FRIENDSHIP AND HOSPITALITY
This is a 3-hour class or retreat for the entire church family, binding the congregation together in love. The purpose of this seminar is to help people understand that every member of their church congregation goes through lonely and crisis times of life and how they can be aware and supportive of hurting members. Subjects include: The Lonely Times of Life, Building Friendships with Marriage Partners, Children, Other Church Members, and Appreciation. Group exercises and music are also a part of this retreat.

58. WHEN YOUR LIFE IS BREATHLESS
We all need to find balance in our lives. This talk helps us understand how to cope with the hectic and stressful events in our lives and how to have a well-lived life. 90 Minutes.

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