The Hourglass Seminar
A new way to look at relationships

               The Hourglass Model of Relationships is a seminar created by Don Davidson, singles pastor and creator of the SinglesMall, and Dr. Chris Shanklin, a practicing
                     Christian pscyhologist in the greater Kansas City area.  The seminar offers a new and unique way to look at romantic and marital relationships. It is a 2 1/2 hour
                    experience with plenty of insights and handouts for the participants.

                    What you will learn:
  •  Ten different styles of personal relationships.
  •  Simple ways to preserve a good relationship. 
  •  Ten things that cause distancing and separation in relationships. 
  •  Five things that bring people back together
  •  How to change bad habits
  •  What roles you might have played in your last relationship
  •  Four reasons why some people don’t change
  • What your “family album” can tell you about your relationships
                    What others have said:
  • “I thought it was a great seminar.”
  • “This workshop can be an eye opener for all of us to realize the importance of preserving and valuing relationships . . . .”
  • “... a very thought--provoking seminar.”
  • “Very helpful for young couples thinking of getting married and for others looking at getting married again.”
  • “I appreciated the honesty and sincerity of the presenters.”
  • “Very helpful for analysing past relationships, both good and not so good.”
  • “I liked the references to God and the Bible.”   
                    Presenters information:
                    Don Davidson earned a B.A. from the University of Tulsa and an M.Div. from Midwestern Theological  Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been
                    the pastor of five churches in the midwest
and the singles pastor of several churches in the greater Kansas City area. He is the author of How to Build an
                    Exciting Singles Ministry
and the compiler/publisher of Guide to Singles Groups in
Greater Kansas City. For more information please visit

                    Dr. Shanklin received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She is a Christian psychologist,  adjunct professor and
                    author of For Love’s Sake. In the Hourglass
workshops she offers insights garnered from her years of professional experience in the fields of building
                    interpersonal relationships, communication and romance.

                    Booking information: persons interested in booking the seminar for your group, please email and indicate location (city), name of group
                    and anticipated attendance