2019 - 2020 Course Offerings

Personal Project 2019 - 2020


Personal Project is a Family Enrichment course for young, single, professionals, designed to help young professionals learn an effective method to tackle some of life’s most challenging decisions, related to professional vocation, career, relationships, marriage, and the meaning of life more broadly.

Topics covered in the course include:

- Life as a personal project

- Freedom, responsibility and engagement

- Family and work

- Emotional life and emotional intelligence

- Married Love

- Marital Communication

- The transcendent dimension of the human being

Matrimonial Love 2019-2020



1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Allview Center for Family Enrichment

6401 Allview Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Stay tuned for another upcoming demo in September.

Matrimonial Love is a Family Enrichment course for couples of all the ages, designed for all married couples who want to strengthen their marriage and deepen their personal growth. Matrimonial Love helps couples by providing the knowledge and tools to achieve greater marital happiness.

Course objectives:

- Promote a deeper understanding of the nature of marital relationships and the family

- Educate spouses regarding the human virtues that enhance their marriage and their role as parents

- Identify opportunities, solve issues, and set goals within the family using a case study method

- Form friendships by learning with other couples who are committed to improving their marriage and family life

Adolesence as an Adventure

Contact Kate Hadley (khadley@oakcrest.org) for more information.


Nov. 17 Title: The Semi-Final (Theme: The Approach of Adolescence)

Jan. 26 Title: I Don’t Have a Future (Theme: The Growth of Personality; The Four Temperaments)

March 2 Title: What About Tomorrow (Theme: Authority and Discipline)

March 30 Title: The Heart of the Matter (Theme: Marriage: Going the Distance)

May 4 Title: If Only I Could Talk with My Mom (Theme: Teens and Sexuality)

May 18 (snow date)

This year Oakcrest School in Vienna is sponsoring a professional development course for parents: Family Enrichment: Adolescence as an Adventure.

It uses an analytical, not prescriptive, approach, teaching parents how to analyze the myriad situations that arise in the adventure of forming young people. Utilizing the case-study methodology, couples explore common challenges facing parents of adolescents, learn how to be pro-active rather than re-active, and along the way enhance their communication skills, growing in confidence, flexibility, and good humor.

Cases are first analyzed by small teams of three to four couples, and then discussed in larger groups at general sessions moderated by experts in family development. Large-group meetings will be held at Oakcrest School at 6 pm starting with a light dinner.