Curriculum: Different by Design

couple legs onlyImagine a marriage where both spouses feel understood. Where each one’s God-given strengths are valued and fully integrated … where each spouse knows how to effectively communicate and cooperate with the other.

That marriage can be your marriage.

Healthy, mutually supportive marriages are no accident. To build a vibrant marriage, spouses need to understand and value each others’ strengths, and then draw on those differences to build meaningful oneness.

Different By Design Overview

Different By Design is a versatile and powerful curriculum that equips couples to understand each others’ strengths and how those strengths work together in marriage.

working couple with briefcasesThe curriculum guides couples through the process of identifying their individual strengths, their spouse’s strengths, and how to blend strengths to build oneness. Participants complete Marriage Insights Profile as the foundation for that understanding. Using the curriculum and data from their individual profiles, couples learn how to value and blend their strengths, then transition from learning to application.

The Different By Design curriculum is the ultimate way to build support and communication in marriage. Our promise to you is that this process will transform marriages to the oneness God intended.

Different By Design Curriculum Key Benefits:

  • Self-Understanding: discover your core strengths and behavioral style in marriage
  • Spouse Understanding: recognize the unique qualities and strengths in your spouse
  • Communication: learn to interact with your spouse more effectively
  • Collective Strengths: understand how you and your spouse can combine your strengths in problem solving, processing information, managing change, and facing risk.

Different By Design DVD Curriculum

Different By Design DVD setDifferent By Design DVD Curriculum is used in small groups, Bible classes, or by individual couples. It includes:

  • DVD (set of 2)
  • 8 Interactive Sessions
  • Facilitators’ Introduction

Session Topics

In the eight sessions, couples experience insightful teaching and interactive exercises that help to unlock information about strengths and differences in their marriages.

  1. The Mystery of Differences
  2. Danger in Differences
  3. The Law of Differences
  4. Problem Solving Together
  5. Processing Information together
  6. Managing Change Together
  7. Facing Risk Together
  8. One Plus One Equals One

Note: 3-5 day delivery. Marriage Insights Profiles not included.

Different By Design Workbook

Different By Design Workbook coverThe Different By Design Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator Kit. This practical, 21-page tool helps lead participants through the curriculum, including interactive exercises for couples to use stay on track, guide their note-taking, and document their goals creatively. The workbook contains everything the facilitator needs to lead a successful Different By Design small group study and for couples to put the material into practice.

Order the workbook as part of the Couples’ Pack.

Different By Design Couples’ Pack

This companion set is designed to be used with the Different By Design DVD Curriculum. The Couples’ Pack includes:

  • 2 Different By Design Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

The Marriage Insights Profile is an eye opening, in-depth report that helps couples grow in their understanding and appreciation of each other. Through a quick and simple online questionnaire, each spouse will immediately receive a comprehensive report detailing the uniqueness God designed in you. It includes information on your wants and values, the specific strengths that you bring to your relationship, and solid keys to communication.

The Different By Design Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator Kit. This practical, 21-page tool helps lead participants through the curriculum, including interactive exercises for couples to use stay on track, guide their note-taking, and document their goals creatively. The workbook contains everything the facilitator needs to lead a successful Different By Design small group study and for couples to put the material into practice.

Note: Instant delivery of profiles; 3-5 day delivery on workbooks.

$60.00

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Different By Design Bundle

The Different By Design Bundle combines the DVD Curriculum, 2 Marriage Insights Profiles, and the Different By Design Workbook for a $15.00 savings. The bundle includes:

Includes:

  • DVD (set of 2)
  • 8 Interactive Sessions
  • Facilitators Introduction
  • 2 Different By Design Participant Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

In the curriculum’s eight sessions, couples experience insightful teaching and interactive exercises that help to unlock information about strengths and differences in their marriages.

  • The Mystery of Differences
  • Danger in Differences
  • The Law of Differences
  • Problem Solving Together
  • Processing Information together
  • Managing Change Together
  • Facing Risk Together
  • One Plus One Equals One

The Marriage Insights Profile is an eye opening, in-depth report that helps couples grow in their understanding and appreciation of each other. Through a quick and simple online questionnaire, each spouse will immediately receive a comprehensive report detailing the uniqueness God designed in you. It will include information on your wants and values, the specific strengths that you bring to your relationship, and solid keys to communication.

The Different By Design Workbook is 21 pages in length and contains everything the facilitator need to conduct a successful small group study. It is filled with interactive exercises to help couples stay on track.

$64.95

How To Use Different By Design Curriculum

Different By Design is a versatile and powerful curriculum that equips couples to understand each others’ strengths and how those strengths work together.

couple in jeansWho Can Use the Curriculum

The curriculum can be used with groups as small as one couple to large groups of several hundred. Because of its flexibility, the material can be tailored to work for almost any kind of group, including:

  • Ministry teams
  • Small groups
  • Sunday school classes
  • Couples classes
  • Retreats

How to Structure Your Different By Design course

The curriculum is organized in eight one-hour modules. You can cover the material in a retreat, break it into a segment series over several weeks, or conduct it in weekly sessions over the course of a semester.

How to Prepare

Prior to your first meeting, the facilitating couple can purchase and complete their individual Marriage Insights Profiles.

Encourage each participant complete a Marriage Insights Profile questionnaire, receive his report before your first event session, and purchase a Different By Design Workbook to use during the course.

Facilitators need to allot just 10 minutes of preparation per session to guide the group through each of the modules.

Different By Design Introductory Video

How To Order Different By Design Products

<couple on beachDifferent By Design DVD Curriculum, the Couples’ Packs, and Different By Design Bundles can be purchased at this website using an email address and a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). Your personal information is safe through our secure shopping cart system. Take these steps:

  • Click on “Add to Cart” at the right to select product.
  • Fill out the online order form completely. Billing information needs to match the credit card’s billing address to complete your order.
  • View and print your receipt displayed onscreen at the end of the checkout process. You’ll also receive a copy by email.
  • Look in the email for your special access to an exclusive area on the website, allowing to purchase profiles at a substantial discount for each of your participants.
  • Your credit card statement will show charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.
Marriage Insights Profile

The Marriage Insights Profile is an eye opening, in-depth report that helps couples grow in their understanding and appreciation of each other. Through a quick and simple online process, you will immediately receive a comprehensive report detailing the uniqueness God designed in you. It will include information on your wants and values, the specific strengths that you bring to your relationship and will give you solid keys to communication.

Note: An electronic code is delivered via email instantly for each profile purchased.

$29.95

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Different By Design Couples’ Pack

The Different By Design Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator Kit and will insure couples stay on track as they fill in the blanks, interactive with exercises and document goals. The workbook is 21 pages in length and contains everything the facilitator need to conduct a successful small group study.

Includes:

  • 2 DBD Participant Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

Note: Electronic codes are delivered instantly for the profiles and 3-5 day delivery on the workbooks.

Note: Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator DVD Curriculum.

$60.00

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Different By Design Bundle

The Different By Design Bundle contains everything a couple needs to complete the Different By Design marriage builder. It is designed for a couple to pop in their DVD player and complete the material and exercises in a self-paced manner.

Includes:

  • 2 DVD’s
  • 8 Interactive Sessions
  • Facilitators Introduction
  • 2 DBD Participant Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

$64.95

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Marriage Insights Profile

The Marriage Insights Profile is an eye opening, in-depth report that helps couples grow in their understanding and appreciation of each other. Through a quick and simple online process, you will immediately receive a comprehensive report detailing the uniqueness God designed in you. It will include information on your wants and values, the specific strengths that you bring to your relationship and will give you solid keys to communication.

Note: An electronic code is delivered via email instantly for each profile purchased.

$26.95

Click Here to Learn More

Different By Design Couples’ Pack

The Different By Design Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator Kit and will insure couples stay on track as they fill in the blanks, interactive with exercises and document goals. The workbook is 21 pages in length and contains everything the facilitator need to conduct a successful small group study.

Includes:

  • 2 DBD Participant Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

Note: Electronic codes are delivered instantly for the profiles and 3-5 day delivery on the workbooks.

Note: Workbook is designed to be used with the Different By Design Facilitator DVD Curriculum.

$60.00

Click Here to Learn More

Different By Design Bundle

The Different By Design Bundle contains everything a couple needs to complete the Different By Design marriage builder. It is designed for a couple to pop in there DVD player and complete the material and exercises in a self-paced manner.

Includes:

  • 2 DVD’s
  • 8 Interactive Sessions
  • Facilitators Introduction
  • 2 DBD Participant Workbooks
  • 2 Marriage Insights Profiles

$64.95

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