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Foundations for Relationships-Ages 18-30

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

Relationships, Marriage & Family
7 weeks
Weekly Study
Sep 28-Nov 15
Register By
September 28, 2020
Fee: $40 ($20 for students)

Youth 18-30 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.

Individuals 31 and older are welcome to study similar content in the self-study course “Thinking of Relationships and Marriage”.

Meet Your Faculty
Leslie Asplund, PhD, LICSW
Psychotherapist in Private Practice

A passion for learning and an insistent sense of curiosity have propelled me forward on life’s journey since I was a little girl. I have always been fascinated with the study of human beings and consciousness and this naturally led me to immerse myself in both acting and psychology. In... See Faculty Bio

Marabeth Lum, BA
Professional Certified Coach

I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), educator and blogger who is passionate about the empowerment of singles as they navigate dating, courtship, and marriage to build strong relationships and families. As a result, I created my coaching practice, Single to Smitten, through which I’ve coached and mentored singles as they... See Faculty Bio

Dave Grammer, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dave is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles California. He has experience working with adults, adolescents, individuals, families, and running groups. Dave has focused primarily on treating adolescents and family relationships. He has experience working in outpatient and residential treatment settings, and has worked with diverse populations... See Faculty Bio

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

Fariba Vahdat

Fariba Vahdat’s interest in marriage and families led her to research the subject using many sources. She believes that Marriage and Family Education can allow couples and families to face difficulties and conflicts, inherent in human life, in a more peaceful and healthy way and thus build solid and happy families. She loves to explore the subject with couples and families in different spaces such as seasonal schools, workshops, and conferences. She has been able to help couples face their challenges and build stronger relationships for over twenty years. Fariba is available to mentor participants in Spanish and Persian as well. She lives in Brazil, in Sao Paulo State. She has been married since 1984, and she has three adult children and two grandchildren.

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