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Foundations for Relationships (Ages 18-35) #5

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

Relationships, Marriage & Family
7 weeks
Weekly Study
Jun 21-Aug 8
Register By
June 28, 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:

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

Additional/New Faculty

Diana Schaffter

Tim Schaffter

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
Susanne Alexander, BA
Relationship & Marriage Educator, author, and coach

Susanne M. Alexander is certified to offer couple’s assessments through Prepare-Enrich and for individuals with the Character Foundations Assessments. She is passionate about helping individuals and couples make good relationship and marriage choices through knowledge and skill-building and thereby preventing divorces. She meets with clients globally via the internet for... See Faculty Bio

Dave Grammer, LMFT
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

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

Rezal Martínez-Gillies, MA, P-RDT
WI 365 Coordinator; Bahá’í-inspired Therapist & Drama Therapist

I hold a masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy, as well as a bachelors in Theatre with a minor in Psychology. I have further training in the Expressive Arts, and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Mindfulness. As a Drama Therapist I have had the opportunity to empower... 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

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