Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term.
The Positions Insights Profile works hand-in-hand with the Leading From Your Strengths Profile and the Successful Staffing Guide to give you what you need most: insight in inviting the right people to join your team. We help you clearly define a position, the strengths needed to fill it successfully, and identify strengths in the candidates who apply.
The Marriage Insights Profile is a personalized, detailed 24-page report outlining your individual and relational strengths, specifically relating to the marriage relationship. The report accurately and objectively describes who you are in your relationship, keys to motivating you based on your wants and values, and keys to effective communication based on your strengths.
Family Insights Profiles are actually two sets of reports: the Parent Insights Profile and the Teen Insights Profile. Each family member, whether parent or teen, completes the appropriate questionnaire and receives an individualized profile report by email.
Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader, a lay leader or a team member, the principles you learn in Leading From Your Strengths: Building Strong Ministry Teams can make a tremendous difference in how effective and intimate your ministry team becomes.
Being part of a small group can be a bit like climbing a mountain—it has risks but the payoff is immense. Drawing on strengths-based principles, this book leads you through the process of discovering unique personalities hidden in your group members, valuing those strengths, and blending together.
The Stuckeys are “stuck” in a rut. They have resigned themselves to their present condition and parked their relationship at this comfortable but boring address in life. They have bought a lie: “This is as good as it will ever get.”
God designed each of us with strengths. Both you and your spouse are unique – you are fearfully and wonderfully made. And what makes you unique is often very attractive to someone who is uniquely different than you.
The Different by Design Event is a marriage experience like no other. It’s not a lecture. It’s an interactive conference where you will be captivated as speakers guide you through exercises, leading you and your spouse to meaningful discussion to strengthen your relationship. But be forewarned: your marriage might not ever be the same again.
Don’t just survive in your marriage. Together, you can thrive.
Think about it: Did you marry someone very different from you? Differences impact all areas of your marriage, from communication to parenting strategies, from spending to saving. God intends for these differences to unite two spouses, not divide them … for spouses to live as one, not two. The problem is that is until now, couples have not had a simple way to understand each others’ unique strengths to build a meaningful oneness in marriage.
A Different By Design event equips Christian couples like you to take this step – to discover and use your God-given strengths in your marriage, to value your spouse’s strengths, and to blend. Your day will be filled with insightful teaching, experiential exercises, and meaningful discussions that will strengthen your marriage relationship.
What Couples Will Learn
Every couple faces four inescapable areas of differences: problem solving, processing information, managing change and facing risk. These areas seam to drive a wedge in more relationships over time than any other. The conference will open your eyes to God divine design for differences. Together you’ll learn how to use your personal strengths to –
Design effective communication strategies
Problem solve more effectively
Exchange information that is meaningful and practical
Balance the scales of a transitioning home environment
Work together when making decisions
The Marriage Insights Profile
As part of your registration, you and your spouse will receive a short online assignment to fill out the Marriage Insights Profile questionnaire online. This assignment will take each of you about 8-10 minutes to complete independently, with no input from the other. After finishing, your responses will be instantly tabulated. You’ll receive your personalized Marriage Insights Profile report online through your email inbox. Print a copy, review the results, and bring a copy to the conference.
Different By Design Event Format
This conference is normally hosted by a local church and presented in one of two formats:
Friday night (7 – 9 PM) and Saturday morning (9 AM – 12 noon)
Saturday morning (8 AM – 12 noon)
Participants are asked to complete an individual Marriage Insights Profile prior to the event to gain the most benefit from the event.
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
To find out the dates of a Different By Design event near you, check our Calendar.
For more information about scheduling a Different By Design event in your area, complete the form under the Event Request tab.
About Different By Design Presenters
Rodney and Beth Cox
Rodney and Beth Cox are the founders of Ministry Insights International, an equipping ministry dedicated to strengthening Christian relationships in the workplace, in marriages, and in families.
A prominent, gregarious speaker and a man after God’s own heart, Rodney is universally characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful men in the strengths movement today. He is author of such titles as Leading From Your Strengths (3 book series), Love and Money, Different By Design, The Discovery Kit, and Incredible Creatures Adventure Kit (DVD Series). His works have touched more than 325,000 church leaders, teams, couples and children worldwide. Rodney works with groups as small as just a handful and up to hundreds, both speaking and leading workshops that equip Christians to discover and use their strengths.
Beth is a highly-respected artist who maintains an active studio in Arizona. Rodney and Beth have been married for 28 years and have two grown children.
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What People Say About Different About Design Events
“Today during the lunch break, my wife and I had the most meaningful conversation in our 42 years of marriage!” Phil, PA
“After taking the Marriage Insights Profile, I felt understood for the first time in my life. Now my Ruth and I are learning to work together in a whole new way. She is learning to use her strengths to solve crisis situations in the home that need quick resolution, while me, being more analytical, deals with the more complex and long-term problems. Instead of Ruth being frustrated when I’m slow to respond in an crises, we both now understand that this is where she shines best. I appreciate her immediate response in this kind of situation, and we are able to use his strengths for long-range planning for the family. Alex, CO
“After 30 years of marriage we have a MUCH better understanding of our differences.” Jamie and Steve, UT
“We been in some form of marriage counseling since the fifth year of their marriage and we have been married 37 years During one of the break-out sessions, we had had one of the most intimate conversation of their marriage. Thank you for giving us hope. Now, that is the power of understanding that differences don’t have to separate us, but, on the contrary, can draw us together.” Brian and Janice, FL
“Fantastic! This seminar opened our eyes to behaviors in each of us and in our children. This has truly been transformational.” Jack and Ruth, AZ
“It was eye opening to think about our marriage as one. Truly one. I loved the profiles. Those really helped us.” Lori, TX
“Finally I feel like I can pinpoint the missing link to the years of failed communication with my spouse. Amazing information. Life changing. Thank you.” Jeff, GA
“I love the profile. I still am dumbfounded how it pegged my personality and given traits. This will help my wife and I immensely.” Matthew, OH
“I now have a much greater understanding of what God meant when he said that two shall become one.” Mary Sue, NM
“It made a huge difference in my understanding of the different types of people and their reactions to life’s situations. This will help me look at and value our differences instead of feeling like they are an obstacle.” Ellie, IL
“Great info. Loved it. It was a great opportunity to talk about tough issues in a safe environment.” Leonard, FL
“I know this seminar was ordained by God for our lives. We have been blessed with a very strong and loving relationship, but even today we were able to get new insights to each other and strategic ways to make something good even better. Thanks.” Christian and Jessica, CA
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