Pastoral Training for Marriage Counseling
Helping Couples Experience Grace

By the time couples come to counseling in a church or ministry, they are often at a crisis point. They have tried to find the solutions to their problems on their own, but it’s not helping. When counselors and ministry leaders counsel such distressed couples, it can feel like entering a battlefield. They often find it hard to know how to help, much less bring in the gospel. This workshop will equip caregivers to help couples understand their conflicts, strengthen their connection and experience the love and grace of God in their marriages.

Date & Time

Registration & Fees

Saturday, March 23
 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Early Bird (ends March 10): $65
Regular rate: $75


Group Pricing (5+ people)

1166 Avenue of the Americas
16th Floor, Great Room
Early Bird (ends March 10): $50
Regular rate: $60
to register, please email


For those who are not local and would like to participate in the workshop Livestream, visit Gospel in Life to register.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how the Gospel can be central in marriage counseling
  • Avoid getting stuck when working with couples
  • Apply time-tested principles for effective marriage counseling
  • Gain practical tools to use in marriage counseling

Marriage Counseling Workshop Schedule

Part 1: Counselor’s experience
Part 2: Making Sense of the Problem
Part 3: Helping Couples Connect
Part 4: Q & A
Part 5: Group practice exercises

About the Speakers

Dr. Judy Cha, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Judy Cha has been the director of Redeemer Counseling Services since 2007. She holds a Master of Arts and Religion in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. She also received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. Dr. Cha specializes in the areas of relationships, self-image and multicultural issues, and has led seminars and workshops related to marriage, parenting and self-image. Dr. Cha also specializes in integrating spirituality and psychotherapy and has collaboratively worked with clergy and clinical supervisors to develop a spiritually-integrated psychotherapy framework.

Rebecca Beidel, LMFT
Ms. Rebecca Beidel has been on staff as a counselor at Redeemer Counseling Services since 2013. She teaches Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation as an adjunct professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department and Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy for the Graduate School of Counseling at the Nyack College New York City campus. Ms. Beidel is also a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and counsels premarital and married couples, individuals and families. Married to a NYC pastor and church planter, she also has 30 years of experience counseling and teaching in the urban church context and has a passion for working with ministry and missionary families on issues of boundaries, compassion fatigue and burnout.