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In Dodge City, an evening class will begin Friday, Feb. 13, and continue with morning and afternoon classes Saturday, Feb. 14, Valentines Day, and finish on Sunday, Feb. 15. 
Marriage for Keeps classes will be held at the Dodge City Community College in the Student Union Building’s Ford County Room.
The Friday night meeting will include registration and a meal from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the class from 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday’s meeting will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will include lunch.  The class will end at 5 p.m., and will resume Sunday, beginning with lunch at noon and ending at 4 p.m.
Walmart gift cards of up to $100 will be given to couples participating.  Call Rhonda Goodloe at (620) 272-0010 to register to attend.

Marriage for Keeps Healthy Relationship Program

CSS program offers couples a marriage tune-up

By Charlene Scott-Myers
Southwest Kansas Register

Perhaps there isn’t any married adult in Kansas who would not benefit by enrolling in the Marriage for Keeps Healthy Relationships Program, a ministry of Catholic Social Service.
Tips on communication, drawing closer together, and having more fun with each other are included in the program, according to Rhonda Goodloe, LMSW, and Marriage for Keeps regional director in Garden City.  Classes in English and in Spanish are held in several southwest Kansas cities.
In Dodge City, an evening class will begin Friday, Feb. 13, and continue with morning and afternoon classes Saturday, Feb. 14, Valentines Day, and finish on Sunday, Feb. 15 (see sidebar at top). 
“Within Our Reach classes are not for counseling or therapy,” Goodloe pointed out.  “The classes teach skills for healthy relationships and are for people who will be attending class with a partner. Attending does not mean a couple has a bad marriage, but that they want to learn more about marriage.”
Classes for individuals, “Within My Reach,” also are offered to people who want to improve their communication skills among friends, relatives or in the workplace.  There is no charge for any of the classes, and meals and workbooks are provided at no cost. 
An extra perk is the fact that “We also give up to $100 gift cards to Wal-Mart to each couple who attend,” Goodloe said.
The classes for married persons come with the workbook “Within Our Reach,” which asks such questions as:  “Have you ever taken a hike together in the mountains, slept in your husband’s tee-shirt, given your husband a hair cut, sang a song for your partner, or called in “sick” just to spend time with your partner?”
Four major communication danger signs are discussed in the workbook: 
1. Escalation (responding back and forth negatively with each other), which often spirals into increasing anger and frustration.
2. Invalidation (putting down the thoughts, opinions or character of the other), which often causes more damage than couples realize.
3. Negative interpretation (making a negative and unfair assumption about what your partner was thinking).  Couples must look within themselves and question negative beliefs about their partner for this to change.
4. Withdrawal (and avoidance).  This can be anything from getting up and leaving the room to just “turning off” or “shutting down” during an argument.
“The original classes went for 30 hours, but now they are held for 12 clock hours,” Goodloe explained.  “We received a federal grant eight years ago, and classes are open to the public.  We have offered these classes in Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, Ulysses, and Great Bend.”
Included in the couple’s workbook is a communication quiz that each person is advised to answer by themselves and not with their partner.  Participants record in their workbook whether the statements occur almost never, once in a while, or frequently. 
For example: 
“My partner criticizes or belittles my opinions, feelings, or desires.”
“My partner seems to view my words or actions more negatively than I mean them to be.” 
“I hold back from telling my partner what I really think and feel.” 
“I feel lonely in this relationship.”
“When we argue, one of us withdraws…that is, doesn’t want to talk about it anymore, or leaves the scene.”
The classes teach participants the keys of good communication and speaker listener techniques.  The workbook also presents “The Top Ten” hidden issues that couples experience, and an exercise in the book to write down what their personal issues are. 
Safety in the marriage for adults and children is an extremely important issue, in other words, no physical or emotional abuse can be tolerated, stressed Goodloe, who has a Masters degree in social work.
“There has to be physical and emotional safety in a marriage and in any type of relationship to be healthy,” she emphasized.  “We need to be committed to safety in marriage and also in work and other relationships.
“My boss may not be hitting me, but if he is hostile to me, that is not healthy.  If you have a child, you have to be committed to the child.  A child has to feel that Mom or Dad will be there for them physically and emotionally and committed to their safety.”
A whole page in the workbook is dedicated to “What I like about You,” and includes what you appreciate about your partner, something your partner does for you that helps you, what you like about how your partner looks or acts, and what you admire about the partner’s character. 
“We teach skills and techniques,” Goodloe added.  “We are not dealing specifically with problems; we do not delve into that.  But we would refer a couple on to someone who does deal with problems.  We don’t do therapy.”
Relationship expectations also are discussed in the classes: “To a large degree, you will be disappointed or happy in life based on how well what is happening matches up with what you think should be happening,” the workbook states. 
“Some expectations come from your experiences of different kinds of relationships, while others come from your core beliefs or religious values.”
Couples are encouraged to talk about and become aware of their expectations and their styles of loving in their marriages.  
“We have classes for auto mechanics, so why not have classes for marriage?” Goodloe asked.  “We go to college to learn to be a journalist or bookkeeper, but what do we do to learn about marriage?  People get married, and then what?”
Goodloe admitted that the relationship classes have helped her in her own marriage of 16 years and in her work relationships. 
“We want to make our relationships healthy,” she said.  “A husband and wife both should be able to say, ‘I am feeling safe in my relationship,’ and should be able to tell the partner what they need in the relationship.  We teach how to let your partner know your wants and needs in a way that the other person will be receptive to it.”
For more information or to register for a class, call Goodloe at (620) 272-0010.

Past Issues

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

Nov. 20, 2016

Nov. 6, 2016

Oct. 23, 2016

Oct. 9, 2016


Sept. 25, 2016


Sept. 11, 2016

 
Aug. 7, 2016

July 10, 2016

June 12, 2016

May 29, 2016

May 8, 2016


 April 24, 2016

 April 10, 2016

 March 27, 2016

March 13, 2016

Feb. 28, 2016

 

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Dec. 20, 2015

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