Start Right - Stay Connected

a Pre-Marital Seminar

In the beginning, love is easy; waking up in the morning to enjoy life and each other seems so natural.  However, couples may worry about the glow fading; it isn't as easy as it once was - love in the second stage of marriage now requires consciousness, communication tools, and on-going decisions that will determine whether a relationship grows stronger or grows apart.

Start Right - Stay Connected is a relationship education seminar for couples preparing to be married or who are newly married.

The average marriage in the United States currently lasts around 7.5 years.  In this era of frequent divorce, many engaged couples struggle with the challenge of building a relationship that can withstand the test of time.  Couples often ask, "How can we make our marriage last...what can we do so that we don't end up in divorce court?"

The Imago Start Right - Stay Connected program is founded on the most recent research as well as the clinical experience of hundreds of marriage counselors from around the world.  It gives couples the solid foundation they are seeking to begin married life together and to build a strong spiritual foundation.

Through the Start Right - Stay Connected program, couples learn:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Tools for dealing with relationship hot buttons
  • Effective conflict resolution
  • To remove negativity from the relationship
  • How to keep the romance alive
  • Affair-proofing the relationship
  • Establishing and maintaining a spiritual connection
  • How to unlock marriage’s deeper purpose as a vehicle for healing and growth

The more conscious and intentional people are at the beginning of a relationship, the more likely they are to create the relationship of their dreams.  True and enduring love is possible.

This educational seminar is based on Imago Relationship Therapy and the work of Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and their book Getting the Love You Want.

This seminar is designed to supplement but not to replace the counseling required through a couple's place of worship. Jeannie Ingram, LPC-MHSP, will be leading these seminars in Middle Tennessee.  Please email or visit for more information. I will begin offering this seminar in the Portland Maine area in the fall of 2023.



Pre-Marital Seminars

Jeannie Ingram, LPC-MHSP, will be leading the Start Right - Stay Connected premarital seminars in Middle Tennessee.  Please visit or email for more information.




About Jeannie Ingram


Jeannie Ingram is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, speaker and workshop presenter recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, where she enjoyed more than a decade in private practice.


She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  Jeannie helps couples reconnect in her private practice in Nashville, TN, and through her Getting the Love You Want and Start Right, Stay Connected Couples workshops in the Southeast.


She loves cooking, writing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and sailing.  Most of all, she is dedicated to helping couples and individuals find joy, meaning, success and connection through the practice of mindful, purposeful living and loving.