Five Days to a New Marriage

by Terry Hargrave, Ph.d. & Shawn Stoever, Ph.d.

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Small-Group Leader’s Guide

by Sharon Hargrave, MAMFC

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Terry Hargrave, Ph.D

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families. Dr. Hargrave has authored numerous professional articles and eleven books including Five Days to a New Marriage and The Essential Humility of Marriage: Honoring the Third Identity in Couple Therapy.

Dr. Hargrave has presented nationally and internationally on the concepts and processes of family and marriage restoration, aging and is known for his clear and entertaining presentations. His work has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers, as well as ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS Early Morning. He has been selected as a national conference plenary speaker and as a Master’s Series Therapist by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

He is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is a licensed MFT in both Texas and California. He and his wife Sharon have two children, Halley Anne and Peter.

Shawn Stoever, Ph.D

Shawn received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas where he specialized in marriage and family therapy. He currently serves as a Senior Director for the WinShape Foundation (a non-profit ministry of Chick-fil-A) overseeing Marriage, Retreat, Experiential Learning ministries. Prior to his role at WinShape, Shawn served as the Director of Training for the Smalley Relationship Center, founded by Gary Smalley.

Shawn is passionate about his relationship with God and eager to share how you can experience fulfillment and joy in life. He is the co-author of the book, “The Wholehearted Marriage”. Whether he’s leading retreats, writing, or appearing on television and radio broadcasts, Shawn’s humor, enthusiasm, and wisdom help him connect with his audience. Despite extensive schooling, Shawn really did not know anything about relationships until he met his wife Christina. They have four wonderful children, Taylor, Cade, Avery (with the Lord), and Cody.

Sharon Hargrave, MAMFC

Sharon Hargrave is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Texas. She currently works for Fuller Theological Seminary in California and is the Director for Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries, a ministry designed to help seminary couples prepare their marriages for ministry. Sharon loves her work with couples in ministry and believes strongly that what we learn about ourselves in relationship in our marriages transforms who we are and how we interact with others in the work place, as parents, as ministers, in our families or any other relationship context.

Sharon is also employed by The Hideaway Experience located in Texas and works with couples in crisis using the marriage intensive model. Before moving to California, Sharon was in private practice for over 18 years. She specializes in working with couples and intergenerational issues.

Sharon travels and speaks with her husband Terry and loves being the mother of two twenty something children.