October 18–19, 2019

You and your spouse are invited to the Hold Me Tight ® Marriage Conference! This conference was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, based on her book, Hold Me Tight, in circulation for over a decade and having sold over half a million copies worldwide. Through engaging speakers and time with your partner, this marriage conference provides opportunities for you to understand your relationship patterns in a new way. Deepen your connection with your spouse, learn how to address negative cycles and strengthen your communication skills. Invite your couple friends and join us this October to create a deeper sense of security that you matter, you are cared for, and you are important to your partner.


Friday, October 18 | 6:30-9 PM

Saturday, October 19 | 9 AM-3 PM


$95 per Couple

Registration closes October 10


Rolling Hills Community Church

3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin OR 97062


The book Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson will be available for purchase on Sunday’s at Rolling Hills prior to conference and at the conference. Show us your registration confirmation to get $5 off the purchase price!


  • Address stuck patterns and negative cycles
  • Make sense of your own emotions and learn more about your partner’s inner world
  • Overcome loneliness
  • Communicate to develop deeper understanding and closeness without creating a situation where you’re fighting
  • Create a deeper sense of security that you matter, you are cared for and you are important to your partner


Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 15 years and has a private practice specializing in emotionally focused therapy with couples. She is a professor and the program director of the Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy graduate program at George Fox University, where she teaches therapists-in-training the skills needed to work with couples. She presents nationally and internationally, and publishes on topics including marriage, divorce, remarriage, attachment, ambiguous loss and infertility. Michelle is a proud introvert who loves being outside, running, hiking and exploring nature with her supportive husband, Adam, and their creative and independent six-year-old daughter.


Mark is a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice and an Adjunct Professor for George Fox University’s graduate counseling program. He blends his experience as a former pastor, remarried husband and dad of three children with his passion to help couples create secure healing relationships. Mark’s primary work has been Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples and individuals.


Heidi is a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice.  Married to her best friend, Joe, for 30 years, together they navigated the challenges of raising a daughter with special needs and twin sons, allowing their struggles to bond them at an even deeper level.  Heidi uses primarily experiential therapies, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), to help individuals, couples, and families experience the safety and connection we all long for in our intimate relationships and within ourselves.