Collaborative People / Collaborative Marriages

A Lifestyle of Mutuality for Men and Women

A conference for married couples, singles considering marriage, pastors, family life ministers, licensed professional counselors, social workers, and family therapists.


Materials have been specially adapted for Christian Counseling from the Collaborative Marriage Skills Workshops and the Sound Marital House by John Gottman.

Plenary Sessions (led by Gerald Ford and Kelsey Seifert):

Friday                             Fabulous Marriage Takes Two 

Saturday Morning         Beyond the Impasse Together

Saturday Afternoon      Caring About Me, You, and Us

Breakout Sessions:

1. Taking Collaboration to Work (How the Egalitarian Mindset is Expressed in the Work-side of Life, and in Valuing Both Spousis’ Contribution to Work)      ~ Dr. James Furr
2. Taking Collaboration to the Helping Professions (How the Counselor, Social Worker, Teacher, Minister, or Volunteer might introduce and demonstrate the Collaborative lifestyle to those they seek to help)      ~ Dr. Jerry Terrell
3. Taking Non-Collaboration Seriously (Being a helper in the Midst of Family Violence and Spiritual Abuse)     ~Sarah Garay
4. Taking Collaboration to the Bank (Money Management for the Egalitarian marriage)    ~ Kelsey Seifert and Spencer Seifert
5. Taking Collaboration to the House (When One Partner is Egalitarian and the Other is Not)    ~ Gerald Ford
6. Taking Collaboration to the Nations (Introducing Collaboration in Differing Cultural Contexts)    ~ Dr. Ria Baker

Register online at www.cbehouston.org or by mail (Collaborative Registration Form).



Houston Graduate School of Theology

(Willow Meadows Baptist Church Campus)

4300-C West Bellfort

Houston TX 77035


 Register now!    $125 Couples – $75 Single – $35 Students


Sponsored by:

Houston Graduate School of Theology

Christians for Biblical Equality Houston Chapter