Foundations for Relationships (Ages 18-35) #6

Explore the Bahá’í teachings and their practical application for healthy relationships and marriage!

Relationships, Marriage & Family
Duration
7 weeks
Weekly Study
3-5 HOURS
Dates
Oct 11-Nov 28
Register By
October 18, 2021
Fee: $50 ($25 for students)

Young adults 18-35 years old are invited to gather in videoconference study groups* to explore the Bahá’í teachings and their practical application for healthy relationships and marriage! Personal study and group meetings will aid you in learning about your own and a partner’s character, building a friendship, understanding your expectations and what’s important to you in a partner, being a couple, interacting with parents, and forming a healthy marriage.

* Participants will be grouped according to their time zone/availability. All of the participants will be polled before the meeting times are confirmed.

Course Fees: $25 for students or for participants from developing countries; additional funding support available to participants from developing countries based on request. Email us at: learn@wilmetteinstitute.org.


Individuals 36 and older are welcome to study similar content in the self-study course “Thinking of Relationships and Marriage”.

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Who is the course for?
Who is the course for?

This course is for single individuals to prepare themselves for a relationship. Couples in a relationship may also find the course very helpful in ensuring they are headed in a direction that is healthy and happy for them. Once couples are very serious, they can also benefit from taking our course on in-depth marriage preparation: "Are We Ready for Marriage?"

Meet Your Faculty
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Fiona McDonald
WI Adjunct Faculty, Relationship Educator

I have been a Bahá’í for 51 years and married for 45. I have a passion for healthy relationships so spent the last 25 years of my working life in the area of relationship education including pre-marriage education, marriage enhancement, parenting skills, men’s programs and areas which assist with healthy... See Faculty Bio

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Alex Blakeson, MsEd
Family Coach

The progress and development of the individual, family, community and society through education—human, spiritual and material—has been my life\'s work since age 16. Following my formal graduate work in education and service at the Bahá’í National Center in the 1990s, my focus on marriage and family life education and coaching... See Faculty Bio

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Diana Schaffter, MEd, MPH
Certified Relationships and Marriage Educator

I am originally from Rochester, New York, but first moved to Thailand with my husband, Tim, as a youth in 1982. I have Master’s degrees in Public Health and in Primary Education, and I am certified in the Montessori method of education. I have worked in the field of international... See Faculty Bio

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Tim Schaffter, MPH, MEd
Certified Relationships and Marriage Educator

I am originally from Toronto, Canada, but first moved to Thailand with my wife, Diana, as a youth in 1982. I have Master\'s degrees in Public Health and in Education, and worked for thirty-five years in international development with the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)--including twenty-two years with UNICEF... See Faculty Bio

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