Breakthrough Online Course

Help for marriages under stress

Breakthrough the issues at play in your marriage:

BreakThrough Online gives you 3 hours of training with world leaders in marriage education, Dr Byron & Francine Pirola

It’s easy to get discouraged by our disconnection. Arguments over petty incidents, too busy to romance each other, crowded with other responsibilities. We all go through these periods that we need a breakthrough in our relationship.

  • Learn how arguments happen: manage them better or avoid them altogether

  • Understand your internal drivers: and how your spouse is triggering you

  • Process the pain of past injuries: making you stronger and less reactive

  • Restore hope for your relationship’s future: with practical strategies

Lesson Modules:

Lesson 1 - The Grid Locked Relationship

Lesson 1 presents insight into the struggles many couples face at various stages of their marriage, when they feel stuck and are at a standstill in their relationship. We explore the different ways couples argue, the things that can trigger an argument and the behaviours that are deadly for a marriage. It will also uncover some common misconceptions about a couple’s interactions and what they need to live a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

1.1 Marriages Under Stress

1.2 Common Myths About Relationships

1.3 Argument Styles

1.4 The Perfect Storm of an Argument

1.5 Seven Deadly Habits

Lesson 2 - Freedom to Love

This lesson is about understanding our emotions and needs and learning about the emotional injuries we suffer when our needs are not met.

2.1 Emotions & Needs

2.2 Emotional Wounds

2.3 Healing & Forgiveness

Lesson 3 - SmartLoving Strategies

SmartLoving is all about making it easier to give and receive love in the way each person desires it. This lesson will teach you practical tips and tools to help you love your spouse more effectively and efficiently.

3.1 Loving Smart

3.2 Practical Strategies

3.3 Wrap Up

Ready to Register?

  • Approx $70 USD or £50 GBP *
  • Complete the course on your own timetable in the convenience of your own home.

*Sold in AUD, price may fluctuate due to conversion rate

Who should register?

  • Couples in stable marriages who are experiencing disconnection.
  • Husbands or wives, with or without their spouse, in stressed marriages.
  • Those who are separated or divorced and want insight into what went wrong.

Privacy Assured

In signing up to the online course, you can be assured that none of your personal information will be shared with third parties.

Your privacy and confidentiality are strictly respected.

Testimonials from our Graduates

“I enjoyed learning about new tools we can use. I learned about gratitude and knowing my spouse needs me to learn better ways of loving them. I will be doing the 40 day gratitude challenge suggested.”

Male, 57

“This course has given me a positive outlook and hope to overcome our troubles.”

Female, 33


SmartLoving BreakThrough Online is suitable for individual spouses (or couples) who are experiencing stress or unresolved conflict in their relationship, or whose relationship is ‘gridlocked’; ie those who can’t seem to move beyond past hurts to progress their relationship. It can also be very helpful to those who are separated or divorced.

BreakThrough is practical and solution focused, so you will learn strategies you can start applying today – with or without your spouse – to move your relationship forward.

You will learn about arguments; how they start and how they escalate. You will learn how to identify and understand your deeper needs, as well as processing the pain of past injuries. You will also uncover your conflict triggers and internal drivers so that you can recognise how and why your spouse (intentionally or unintentionally) triggers a reaction in you.

There are various individual activities to complete and prayers to recite at the beginning of each lesson.

The course takes from 3-4 hours to complete. There are videos to watch as well as individual activities to complete. To make the most out of the course, we suggest you take your time completing the activities and progress through the course sequentially.

All you need a computer/tablet/mobile device with high-speed internet access, the printed handouts and a pen.

BreakThrough Online uses the power of both paper and digital media. Your course comes with a digital PDF with permission to print one for you and your spouse (if you are doing the course together). It is available to download in Lesson 1 of the course.

When you follow the prompts to register for BreakThrough, you will be taken to a checkout where you will need to create a username and password to set up your account. Once you pay for the course, you will gain instant access to it.

If you are completing the course with your spouse, you only need one account between you.

You will have 365 days to complete BreakThrough Online from the date of purchase. The best time to start the course is NOW!

Both formats cover the same content.

The advantage of the online course is that you can do it at your own pace and on your own schedule.

The live format is structured so that you complete the course within 3 hours. You will, therefore, need to complete activities within the set times. Your facilitator will lead the prayers, present the information and answer any questions you may have.

If you are interested in hosting the live BreakThrough Workshop in your parish, please contact us directly at: [email protected]

Yes, you can. You do not need your spouse to do the course with you. We will teach you strategies which you can implement in your relationship independently of your spouse.

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