Speaking Topics

We empower parents to build skills in these areas:

Parenting Children with Disabilities

Moving from Guilt and Shame to Self-Compassion

Managing the Stress in Healthy Ways

Growing Your Faith in the Midst of Caregiving

Strengthening Your Mental Health

Marriage and Parenting Children with Disabilities

Reorienting Your Marriage to New Expectations

In order to move forward together, married couples caring for children with special needs or disabilities must first recognize their difficult circumstances and the state of their marriage; grieve together for their disappointment and loss; accept their new life; and recommit to staying together on their unexpected journey. In this workshop we guide couples through this process of creating new expectations through experiential exercises.

Tools to Strengthen Your Marriage While Caregiving

The stress of caregiving often strains marriages. It is vital that couples caring for a loved one with disabilities develop advanced relationship skills and coping strategies. In this workshop, the Evans will guide couples in building and applying five of the most important evidence-based tools needed to grow a resilient marriage.

Finding Joy on the Journey Together

Like hiking many miles each day, just getting to the destination can feel more pressing than stopping to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. In the midst of the daily stress, illnesses, and grief, finding joyful moments can be difficult. We teach couples ways they can intentionally foster acceptance, look for small blessings, and enjoy little special moments together throughout the day. We challenge couples to live in the present moment to the fullest.