“Restoring Relationships” – A workbook to help build or restore your marriage
The Christian Counselling Centre has either developed their own courses or used internationally attested ones. One such unique course is “Restoring Relationships” which is designed to help couples build and restore their marriages. The course’s success led to Ian Wilsher writing the book “Restoring Relationships”
This means the course material is now available to any couple wanting to improve their marriage. The book has exercises at the end of each chapter, which enable a couple to convert theory into practice. The book also makes the material available to Pastors, Ministers and Counsellors. Marriage counselling s time and energy consuming. This workbook is a much needed instrument in helping those in
time-constrained environments to bring healing to hurting marriages.
The book costs $USD 20 – plus postage. To order a copy please email us your order using our Contact page.
Restoring Relationships Book Review
The following review appeared in the September 2007 edition of Accord” the magazine of the Association of Christian Counsellors , United Kingdom:
Restoring Relationships – By Ian Wilsher ISBN 07974 3055-5
“As a counsellor who frequently works with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, I was excited to be given this book by Ian Wilsher to review. Ian and his wife Adie have been involved in counselling and marriage ministry for the last twenty years, firstly as pastors in a large Community Church and then as Directors of a Christian Counselling Centre, which they founded in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The book is written in the form of a workbook, which has twelve chapters. Each chapter looks at a particular topic in some depth. Chapter 1 asks he question: “What brings change?” Other chapters look at communication, managing anger, resolving conflict restoring respect, dealing with the past, restoring the pleasure, restoring the relationship with the Lord and finally what is needed to maintain the couple’s new restored relationship.
The book is written in an easy to read style, with many helpful illustrations throughout the book. At the end of each chapter is an exercise for the couple to work through individually and then to discuss heir answers together. I thought that the chapter on “Trust” was particularly good as lack of trust is a particular issue that may couples struggle with after one partner in the relationship has had an affair. This chapter gives some very constructive advice on how trust can be rebuilt.
This book will be an excellent resource for counsellors who are working with married couples and the exercises can be given for homework between sessions. This book will also benefit every married couple that want to refresh and enhance their relationship.
I would recommend that every counsellor who is involved in couple counselling have this book on his or her bookshelf.”
Julie Lancaster – Counsellor UK