Family Life Skills

Learning to Live, Learning to Love

Family Life Skills – Dr. Paul Hegstrom  Similar to a college course, the classes include videos, visual aids, handouts, class discussions and a workbook.  The material is clear, simple and easy to understand.   You will learn to identify the patterns and root causes of destructive behaviors, and learn to choose healthier behaviors that foster strong relationships in your marriage, home, and community.  Because students interact with the same group throughout the course, class members form lasting friendships as they support and encourage one another to meet their personal goals.  Reference Family Life Skills

“What we understand, we can deal with. It’s what we can’t understand that drives us crazy.”
Dr. Paul Hegstrom

Do I Need Family Life Skills?

Experiences from our past affect more than we think. Over 90% of marriage and relationship problems are rooted in childhood experiences. 

Is your marriage the best it could be? 

How about other relationships? 

Do you like yourself? 

Are you drawn to the same kind of person again and again? 

Want a better quality of life? 

Are your current choices working for you?

For more information contact

Janette Reynolds, Director

Can you say "Yes" to one or more of the following statements?

Can you say “Yes” to one or more of the following statements?

There is blaming, cursing, hostile humor or name calling in the heat of an argument.

I see a dual personality in my friend/partner – nice and cruel.

I make excuses for the other person’s negative behavior.

There was abuse and/or rejection in my family while growing up.

If the other person would just change, I would be better.

I can’t express my own opinion. It is not safe. I have trouble communicating.

I have unrealistic expectations for myself, and others. I tend to be a perfectionist.  

My life choices don’t seem to be working out for me.


Either I, or my partner needs to be in control of everything all the time.

I feel angry, on edge, depressed, trapped, fearful and/or suicidal.

I find myself yelling at others, especially those I love.

I have been a victim of verbal, sexual, and/or physical abuse.

I struggle with feeling rejected and lonely.

My partner/friend seems to tune me out and never really communicates with me.

I have gone to a lot of counseling in the past and still struggle with understanding the root issues of my behavior.

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of the above statements, then LIFE SKILLS IS FOR YOU!

What People Are Saying About Family Life Skills

“I didn’t get to this place overnight and I won’t find healing overnight either. The cost of time and money is so worth it! It is life changing! Individual counseling helped a lot, but this program gave me a ‘big picture’ perspective!”

“I realize areas in my life where I need to grow and mature. Life Skills reveals the difference between healthy and normal vs. arrested development and abusive.”

“My relationship with my husband was on the verge of divorce when I first started. But now we have been able to talk things out without blowing up at each other. We take time for each other and cherish the time we have to just talk.”

“I recommend Life Skills because I feel if anyone has any problems in their relationships, this class will help to improve their relationships as well as themselves.”