1-Day Workshop

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

Award-Winning Marriage Prep. Done in a Day.

Marriage is a game changer. Are you ready? My fun, interactive couples workshops are based on 40+ years of research! Walk away with a better understanding of your relationship dynamics and practical, proven tools for living out your vows, communicating more effectively, and navigating conflict, stressors, and transitions together. 

  • Engaged couples can save $60 on their TX marriage license!
  • Workshop materials (+ lunch) are included in the registration fee.
  • Content is presented in a seminar style. Learn as a group, and then complete exercises privately with your partner.
  • This is NOT group therapy! The workshop is educational, based on decades of research by Dr. John Gottman.

Couples will learn and practice proven tools to:

  • Make conflict work for your relationship
  • Deepen intimacy and build trust
  • Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues
  • Strengthen your foundation of friendship
  • Communicate clearly and effectively (and get more of what you want and need as a result!)​​


“We were looking for an affordable way to participate in Premarital counseling and found it through Verge Relationships. Kara was funny and engaging and made sure that we covered a ton of material effectively and efficiently.”

“We have been married for two years and were interested in strengthening our marriage. We absolutely loved Kara’s workshop! The material is very interesting and applicable to every day. Kara is phenomenal as a presenter. She is honest, professional, and informed. The workshop is the perfect mix of presentation and time to work alone with your partner. This workshop gave us tools to use in our marriage for years to come. We recommend her workshop – you won’t be disappointed!”

“This class wasn’t corny, thanks to Kara! This was probably one of my biggest fears, as men tend to be more reserved and skeptical about things like this. It definitely helps that Kara is passionate about her job and willing to give one-on-one (or one-on-two?) feedback. I feel like I’m much better equipped to build on our relationship, so I’m considering doing more of these with my bride to be. Dudes….do it!

“Kara was so sweet and helpful! My fiance and I were a little nervous going into the class because we didn’t know what to expect but Kara did a great job at making everyone feel comfortable and made sure she took time to connect with all of the couples in her course. The tools we learned in her class have already made a huge impact in our relationship and will be tools we use for the rest of our lives together. THANK YOU KARA!!”

“Had a wonderful day diving into how to have a successful marriage. My fiance and I loved the atmosphere and activities we were able to engage in. There were a couple of eye opening moments for us throughout the day, too. I would highly recommend this for a couple at any stage, but in particular engaged couples! Kara does a great job of making you feel prepared for the journey ahead.

“My fiancé (now husband) and I are so glad that we attended Kara’s class! Her explanation of Gottman’s 7 Principles allowed us to reflect on our relationship and discuss how we would handle potential future issues. We never felt awkward or uncomfortable as Kara made everything very private. We feel confident that we can refer back to the book or to Kara in the future. We left the class inspired and even more excited to be married!

“My fiance and I had such a great time doing the Gottman couples workshop with Kara! It was an illuminating class that gave us names to experiences we’ve had and the tools to deal with them more effectively in the future. We highly recommend checking out Kara’s workshops or private sessions at some point during your engagement or the first few years of your marriage. We feel more prepared to create realistic expectations of each other and help each other become the best husband and wife we can be. Thanks, Kara!”