Guide Your Heart is a marriage counseling company operating out of Rochester, Minnesota. This team specializes in providing couples with the resources and support needed to strengthen the foundation of their relationships in order to enjoy a long and lasting union. The company was founded as a non-profit by Kristine and Mike Stensland. This wife-and-husband duo is dedicated to helping couples understand the most effective ways of communication in order to enhance their experience as married spouses.
The team at Guide Your Heart offers a wide range of services for prospective clients to choose from. They offer one-on-one and group sessions for premarital education, with options that can include 8-10 hours of coaching and 2-4 hours of assignments. Topics covered include communication, conflict resolution, relationship roles, financial management, parenting, and intimacy.
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Kristine is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Guide Your Heart. After completing a BA and MBA in Finance and Masters in Healthcare Administration, Kristine prepared by a “time such as this” by gaining skills and experiences across several industries ranging from healthcare to non-profits. Her passion for healthy relationships/marriages, professional skills, formal education, and years of community service align to lead Guide Your Heart’s toward its mission. Kristine teams up with her husband Mike when coaching premarital couples.
Dr. Michael Stensland is the Founder and President of Agile Outcomes Research, Inc. In addition to a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Stensland has a natural penchant for applied statistical methods and an additional specialization in Applied Quantitative Psychology. While much of his professional career has been conducting observational studies in healthcare, Dr. Stensland felt called to use gifting to support marriage and families. In 2019 he added a division of Agile to do that work. Mike has experienced the devastating effects of divorce and is committed to using his knowledge, skills, and experience to help reduce the rate of divorce. He and Kristine team up to coach couples as they prepare for their marraige.