Living in a FIRST RESPONDER Marriage Can Be A Steep Climb Up

KNOWING WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

IS THE FIRST STEP UP TOWARD

SUCCESS

ONE STEP AT A TIME

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1st Responder Basic Training Course for Couples

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

 

OFF-DUTY PARTNERS FOR LIFE DESIRES TO:

  • AFFIRM THE ROLES OF 1ST RESPONDERS AND THEIR SPOUSES

  • TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION ADDRESSING THE IMPORTANCE AND UNIQUE ROLE OF BOTH THE 1ST RESPONDER AND THEIR SPOUSE.

FACT:

THE DIVORCE RATE WITH THE 1ST RESPONDER COMMUNITY IS VERY HIGH.

Statistics prove it but more so, lives exhibited through behaviour that is meant for the workplace, does not do well in the home.

  • The home of a 1st Responder and their spouse is to be a place of refuge, shelter and shade when they come home weary and burdened.

  • The Spouse of a 1st Responder is the glue that holds the family together.

  • The 1st Responder and their Spouse need understanding and unique training in order to provide a safe and peaceful environment in their home, for both of them as a couple.​​

Let us journey with you to give you understanding of what is really happening behind the scenes of the 1st Responder family life.  Life CAN change for the better, which then give you freedom to work in the calling you were made for.

With a variety of options to choose from, we're sure you'll enjoy working with us.  Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

WHO WE ARE:

KEVIN:

Kevin served 33 years within a western Canada large city police department, as a police officer (25 yrs) and police Chaplain.  

With a personal knowledge of the role of policing and the impact on families, Kevin and Deborah founded Diakonos Retreat Society (now Legacy Place Society) to care for the needs of the First Responder families.

Kevin is experienced in Critical Incident Stress Management, Pastoral Crisis Intervention, certified Senior Chaplain and Spiritual Director.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies. 

Coaching in First Responder marriages has been part of Kevin and Deborah's journey with hundreds of First Responders, including police, fire military, paramedics, conservation and correctional officers.

In recent years, training Police and Fire couples in Couples Wellness through "Beat the Odds Together" has been a tremendous joy.

DEBORAH:

She describes herself as:

"Research Associate in the field of Marriage Development

with Human & Equine Relations."

 

Deborah is a retired police spouse.  She has weathered walking alongside her husband in the policing community for 33 years, through all the stages of a policing career. During her tenure as police spouse, she took many courses on marriage, discovering who she is as an individual, which helped her learn her personal identity, which she now shares and encourages others to do for themselves.  This resulted in learning how to better support her police officer through good and bad times.

Having struggled for years in their own marriage Kevin decided, along with his wife Deborah, that something needed to be done.

Based on their policing life experience, Kevin and Deborah, along with another couple, designed a unique course they have shared with over 500 1st Responder couples with a very high success rate of couples who have chosen to practice what they've learned  and are now thriving in their relationships together.

Kevin and Deborah, through Off-Duty Partners for Life, are now offering an adapted, Couples Training Course on-line making them available to all 1st Responder Couples globally.  

1st Responder couples can choose their "Free 3 Day 1st Responder Couple Challenge,  

Move on to a 7 Session "1st Responder Couple's Basic Training Course"

Then Step Up to the "Master Class Couples Training for 1st Responders" as a grand finale.

WHY US?

We have lived the life of a 1st Responder couple for 0ver 33 years.  

Through the ups and downs in the traumatic life we were called to work in, we found that it is easy to lose your TRUE IDENTITY.

While being involved in the 1st Responder community we worked hard and struggled to stay together, at NEAR IMPOSSIBLE ODDS.

We sought to find help for areas that were hard to cope with and didn't understand WHY circumstances were happening to us.  

WE FOUND THE ANSWERS through taking marriage courses and others that gave us insight to who we truly are as human beings BEHIND THE UNIFORM, and introduced us to a healthier lifestyle outside of the 1st Responder Persona.

 

Choose your options:

 

Contact

Off-Duty Partners for Life

Box 643,

Turner Valley, AB

CANADA  T0L 2A0

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Tel: +1(403)630-8681​

info@offdutypartners.ca

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