Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-03-30

BIRMINGHAM---Samford University's Beeson Divinity School will sponsor a ministry enrichment workshop focusing on premarital counseling and marriage enrichment Monday, April 18. The workshop will follow the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory format, which is designed to assist ordained ministers and counselors who counsel premarital couples and provide married couples with enrichment opportunities.

Dr. Langston Haygood, director of Covenant Counseling and Education Center, Birmingham, and a certified PREPARE/ENRICH trainer, will lead the workshop.

Participants will learn how to help couples explore relationship strengths and growth areas, learn assertiveness and listening skills, resolve conflict, discuss their families of origin, learn financial planning and budgeting skills, and focus on personal, couple and family goals.

The workshop leads to certification in the PREPARE/ENRICH program. Registration cost is $125.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.