Created for Connection Workshop

Begins on Feb 11, 2022.
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 12 2022.
Feb 11, 2022
(All day)
Highrock Acton
Acton, MA
United States
Becky Manseau Barnett




Are you longing for a richer connection in your marriage? Are you wanting to nurture God's gift of love in your bond, but find the "how-to" just doesn't stick? Do you feel you want to be understood but can’t quite explain it? Do you ever tell yourself “here we go again” as you bump into the same issues without a satisfying resolution? Are you unable to get beyond an old injury that comes up every time you have an argument? Rediscover deep connection, joy, and grace in your marriage through this evidenced-based workshop with a biblical worldview. 

THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO TWENTY COUPLES. February 11-12, 2022 (Fri. 5:45-9 PM & Sat. 8:45 AM-5PM). Held at and sponsored by Highrock Church, Acton MA 


What it's all about?

ALL couples, including loving Christian husbands and wives, get disconnected at times. Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight ® Program for Christian Couples is an engaging marriage workshop based on a biblical worldview and research-based attachment science. You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations by the workshop leaders, private exercises, and conversations with your partner, and by watching video demonstrations of other couples. 

There is no greater love than Christ’s sacrifice for us. What you can now learn is that the new science of romantic love—of adult attachment— perfectly parallels and echoes Christ’s loving example and gift to us. This workshop is designed to help you face fear that leads to disconnection and utilize the roadmap for love laid out in scriptures and science.

The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple:  "Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection."

Science is discovering something that God has modeled for us along. The road to deeper connection is emotional vulnerability, accessibility, and responsiveness. Come to this engaging and fun workshop to invest and nurture your most precious relationship. 



This workshop will be led by therapists Rebecca Clark, LMFT, and Linda Ware, LICSW, who are both certified in the evidenced-based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. You and your spouse will learn a reliable roadmap back to day-by-day restoration and ongoing care of the intimate, marital bond that Christ models for us. 


Focus and Format

In this workshop, videos, group lectures, and one-on-one exercises create opportunities to:

• Recognize the negative patterns where ALL couples get stuck and how Scripture and, now, science shows the way back.

• Understand what actually drives conflict in relationships

• Explore the feelings and true needs underneath your behaviors

• Find forgiveness, heal past hurts, and move forward in grace

• Communicate to develop deeper understanding and closeness

• Regain a shared vision for your marriage's sexual and emotional intimacy.

• Use this roadmap to submit your relationship needs, fears, and longings to Christ and each other


Important Details

This is not couples therapy or group therapy. In a relaxed and safe atmosphere, you and your spouse will have opportunities throughout the workshop to try out what you learn in private conversations with each other. Group participation is not required.

This workshop model is not appropriate for couples with active addiction issues, where there is an active affair, or where there is violence or threat of harm.

This workship is based on the book: Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight® Guide for Christian Couples by Dr. Sue Johnson with Kenneth Sanderfer. We encourage couples to purchase and begin reading the book. 

Hold Me Tight® is a registered Trademark of Sue Johnson


Let's do this!


February 11-12, 2022 (Fri. 5:45-9 PM & Sat. 8:45 AM-5PM) 

Held at and sponsored by Highrock Church, Acton MA 

Cost is $150 /couple. Scholarships are available. Please email as needed and we'll get you covered.

Drinks & snacks provided. Please eat dinner before arriving on Friday. Lunch on Saturday will be on your own, whether you want to bring a bagged lunch or enjoy a local restaurant.

Childcare is not provided for this event - please find coverage and leave the kiddos at home, your marriage is worth it! If you'd like to attend and are stuck on childcare, email for babysitter recommendations for pay and/or the potential of students looking to offer community service hours. 

SIGN-UP HERE TODAY for this special opportunity to strengthen your relational bond and nurture your connection together. Your relationship deserves it! 




Testimonials about Created for Connection and Hold Me Tight®

"After 20 years of marriage, we reached a place in life where we realized that we had adopted some unhealthy communication patterns. We were very committed to our marriage and to one another, but we did not know how to begin to break some of our old familiar cycles... Created for Connection gave us a common language by which we could talk about our communication patterns...The process was difficult at times, but it was so valuable. Our marriage is at a place now where conversations that once felt unsafe can now be had with greater ease. Thank you to Rebecca and Created for Connection."

“The workshop digs deeper beyond communication strategies. It reminds you that all couples experience this and gives you a meaningful, skillful way to address the emotions underlying the superficial issues that drive the poor communications.” 

“This workshop was a great segue into my wife and I being able to reconnect emotionally and physically and fall deeper in love with each other.”