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Phone:
(530) 392-0714

Auburn Office
200 Tuttle Street
Auburn, Ca. 95603


Auburn Class
Auburn Grace Community Church
3126 Olympic Way
Auburn, Ca. 95603

Roseville Class
Call for class location



We are now accepting donations to help us stop family violence

Stage 1 Class:
Roseville: 
  Thursday 6p.m.
Auburn: 
  Monday 6p.m.
   
Stage 2/3 Class:
Roseville: 
  TBA
Auburn:
  Tuesdays 6:30p.m.
   
Seminar
  A Seminar for Women

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David Morton
Director & Facilitator
david@mavcenter.org

 


Mean mugging.
The Evil Eye.
The Big Stink.
The Silent Treatment.

They're all forms of emotional violence that hurt you and the ones you love.

MAV Center

Now Viewing: Journey Of Commitment
The Journey Of Commitment 
Entering Into Commitment

     Loving and committing to another person is a spiritual process whether that means a wedding or any other type of commitment ceremony. So often when we enter into a relationship we allow our emotions to lead us forward without thinking more deeply about what true commitment involves. If we can understand that sharing our lives with another person is not just based on love, but also on the hard work of being able to compromise and enter into a dialogue with them, then we are much more likely to find the key to having a successful relationship with our partners. So many people have not experienced a loving relationship between their own parents and therefore have no role model of what love should feel like or look like. 
 
     Many of us have been exposed to the idea that love should be romantic and sweep us off our feet. While this is a natural part of any relationship, the true test of our love comes from our willingness to explore this world with another person; to not only share in the delights that we encounter but also to negotiate the bumps in the road together. Generally this often takes the form of a mutual exchange of ideas, but, because any relationship is based on the needs and experiences of two people, we might also face a certain amount of misunderstanding. Learning to be open and receptive to our partners and to treat their wants and ideas with respect can help us to navigate even the most difficult situations. One way to do this is to take a deep breath, holding our partner in a space of love, allowing ourselves to listen fully with our hearts to what they have to say. Should this become difficult to do, we can also turn toward people whose relationships we admire for advice or guidance. Knowing that there are resources out there to help us and being up for exploring them with our partner will only serve to deepen and strengthen our relationship. 
 
     Entering into a committed relationship is in fact a spiritual journey that we undertake with another person. By being able to love and care for someone else with an open heart, we will find that we can reach a greater level of personal transformation, evolving along our path and learning powerful lessons about ourselves that we might not otherwise be able to do on our own.

MAV Center
A re-education program to help men
with intimacy, communication skills and violence prevention.


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Richard Buschman
Facilitator
richard@mavcenter.org

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John
Facilitator
john@mavcenter.org

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Ronnie
Facilitator
ronnie@mavcenter.org

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Devon
Facilitator
devon@mavcenter.org

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