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7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • Bowen Collins & Associates 154 14075 South Draper, UT, 84020 United States (map)
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The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop has been offered across the US and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It's specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn powerful communication and conflict management skills.

The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos and private couples exercises. The activities are fun, insightful and informative. The presenters are hilarious. And there is no need to worry about sharing your personal problems in front of others... we don't do any group sharing at this workshop.

Friday evening is specifically created to be a Date Night. Beyond the workshop itself, we will be providing drinks and desserts will for you to enjoy while you participate in the training. There are also several awesome restaurants nearby where you can grab food before the workshop begins and during the lunch break on Saturday.


  • Make conflict work for your relationship

  • Deepen intimacy and build trust

  • Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues

  • Strengthen your foundation of friendship

  • Collaborate more effectively to solve problems

  • Communicate clearly and effectively (...and get more of what you want and need as a result!)



If this workshop isn't for you, and you're still interested in learning how The 7 Principles can help your relationship, we can refer you to a trained mental health provider who specializes in the Gottman Method.



8:30am……… Doors Open
9:00am……… Workshop Begins (Light Breakfast is Available) 
12:00pm……. Lunch Break
1:00pm……... Workshop Continues
3:00 pm .....  Workshop Ends


6:00pm……... Registration Open & Desserts
6:30pm………Workshop Begins
9:30pm………Workshop Ends

*Please note that dinner is NOT included


Who Should Attend?


  • Severe relationship distress

  • Emotional abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Active addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling)

  • Serious mental health problems in one or both partners

  • Single people


  • Pre-engaged

  • Premarital

  • Everyone from newlyweds to seniors

  • Those who wish to take their marriage from good to great

  • Those needing better conflict management skills

The Presenters

Laura Heck

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Laura Heck is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Certified Gottman Therapist (one of less than 300 in the world). She served in a leadership role at The Gottman Institute (TGI) as the Director of Professional Development until 2015 where she developed The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work curriculum (the one we're going to teach you!). Laura's passion to teach has lead her to co-host a podcast called Marriage Therapy Radio which you can tune into weekly.

Nate Bagley

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Nate's mission in life is to rid the world of mediocre love. He is a Trained Gottman Leader, and loves teaching The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work program. He created The Loveumentary, a podcast dedicated to uncovering the relationship secrets of America's happiest couples. He's graced the TEDx stage, produces regular Date Night events, has led workshops all over the country and has been taught and mentored by some of the world's greatest relationship experts.


Check out what people are saying about working with Laura and Nate:

"Laura is the perfect combination of knowledgeable yet down-to-earth; she presents the material in such a way that you feel like you’re having an intimate conversation with a good friend even when there are one hundred people in the room. She is confident in her delivery and skilled at connecting the material to the needs of the learner. Her wit and humour make the day fly by. We learned so much, laughed a lot and left with practical tools that could be put to immediate use. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura."
-Angela R.

"Working with Nate is a gift. Not only is he brilliant at his craft, he is highly intuitive. He taught me methods of communication, techniques, and boundaries to use in our marriage that have made me fall in love all over again with my husband and with myself. My anxiety levels have decreased so much after working with him. Nate is a deep spiritual listener and the future of my marriage has shifted through the work we did. Thank you Nate for the life changing experience. You are pure love."
-Elaina R.

"My husband and I decided we wanted to strengthen our marriage before having kid and had read The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. We both appreciate a more scientific approach and found Laura is an expert in these principles.. We have never felt ore connected and able to tackle life together. I feel as though Laura truly cares about our relationship and wants us to be the best couple we can be."
-Olivia H

Earlier Event: September 7
Marriage Masterclass Date Night
Later Event: January 25
7 Principles for Making Marriage Work