The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop is designed to help couples improve their friendship and conflict management skills.

The Seven Principles Workshop includes lectures and private couple exercises. Participants will not share their personal problems in front of others.

Please note, the course curriculum is not religious, but couples are welcome to bring their faith perspectives to discussions and individual assignments.

Support Group Topics

  • Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration
  • Enhance romance and intimacy
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
  • Create shared meaning
  • Maintain gains throughout a lifetime

Who Should Attend

  • Pre-engaged
  • Premarital
  • Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
  • Those who wish to enhance a good marriage
  • Those needing better conflict management tools

Course Details


  • February 14, 2024
  • February 21, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 6, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 3, 2024

*We ask that participants attend each course date to complete the content. 


7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


$360 per couple

*Please note, if your gross household income is below $100,000 annually, you may qualify for a fee subsidy. The lowest cost is only $10 per session!


Highlands Baptist Church
5351 112 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5W 0N6


During each weekly session, FREE onsite childcare will be available and will be provided by Vicky’s Childcare Centre, a licensed before-and-after school centre and preschool based in the Highlands Baptist Church facility.

Each week, Vicky’s will have fun activities planned and will provide a snack. Children must be potty-trained to participate. Vicky’s can accommodate up to 12 children per week, and these spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure your child’s place, please indicate your interest when you register to attend the course.

Register and More Information

Participants will be asked to complete a brief intake form prior to the course. This background information is confidential and is only shared with the facilitator who will use the information to tailor course content to your needs.

Contact Deidre Martens at d.martens@cornerstonecounselling.com or 780-482-6215 ext. 222 for more information.


Mikel Laurie, Pastor of Highlands Baptist Church

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment.