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The Family Greenhouse

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Causes: Counseling, Mental Health

Mission: We create environments for relationships thrive.

Results: An enhanced and edified community that is strengthen by healthy individual and family relationships.

Target demographics: Individuals, couples, teams and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Average monthly/ Reach of 50+ families, couples, or individuals equipped for healthier relationships

Geographic areas served: McKinney, Texas and the Greater DFW Area

Programs: We offer unique relationship coaching in order to equip and strengthen pre-married and married couples. We also offer individual coaching in all areas of personal growth. We speak at events and conferences and facilitate workshops on personality, parenting, marriage, financial communication, leadership and more.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Family Greenhouse has given me tools and tips that has SAVED my relationships and my marriage. Their life coaching is better than I've ever experienced. I encourage everyone to go The Family Greenhouse and not let any cost stop them from thriving in their own relationships. It is all well worth it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abigail and Scott were truly amazing! My wife and I went to them for our pre-marriage counseling and we learned so much about ourselves individually as well as about our relationship together. We loved how they were able to bring 'traditional' counseling techniques and then marry them to Christian views about marriage; simply amazing!! If you are in the DFW area and are looking for pre-marriage counseling absolutely get in touch with The Family Greenhouse!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I sought out The Family Greenhouse after they conducted a workshop at a local church. I felt such a genuine connection to Abigail that I mustered the courage to call and ask if she would be willing to talk with me about some intimacy issues that my husband and I had been struggling through for many years. She handled this sensitive issue with such grace and dignity and never made me feel embarrassed to share such a personal issue. After several meetings with Abigail, my husband and Abigail's husband, Scott joined in on the sessions and I was blown away by the progress that was made over the course of about 3 months. We are incredibly grateful for The Family Greenhouse and the handling of such a tender subject.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been associated with the Family Greenhouse for quite some time, almost since it's inception. Personally, we have been blessed by the coaching they offer. Professionally, they have blessed our Church by providing workshops and coaching to the families of our Church. Over the last few years, we have become so deeply committed to the mission and vision of The Family Greenhouse that I now serve on the board and my wife has become a coach with TFG through their licensed training program.

In Christ, Jason Duke

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a recent graduate of Cultivate Coaching, the Life/Relationship Coach certification course offered through Family Greenhouse. This course had not only equipped me for serving the community as a Relationship Coach, but it has also allowed me to grow as a person. My relationships have improved and I feel better equipped for the role of Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend.

Scott and Abigail Doust, Ken and Laura Miller and April and Eric Corder are WONDERFUL coaches and Family Greenhouse is truly an organization that helps relationships THRIVE!!

Family Greenhouse is for everyone: the healthy, the hurting, the stuck-in-a-rut person/marriage/relationship/family, the goal oriented professional, the family that needs to communicate better ... honestly, I could go on.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abigail and Scott did an excellent "Family Workshop" to teach us all about personality types and emotional intelligence. We had a great time learning about how to enrich our relationships by understanding ourselves and others. Very relaxed and comfortable in our own living room! I especially liked how they gave practical tools for each of us to improve and move forward on our personal journey. I look forward to more programs and events put on by the Family Greenhouse!! Thanks for doing such important work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently had the special opportunity of completing The Family Greenhouse's Relationship Coaching training program, conducted by Scott and Abigail Doust. Having met Scott and Abigail earlier in the year I knew them to be passionate and gifted professionals, so my expectations going into the training were pretty high. Well, I was not disappointed! Scott and Abigail's training approach was fun, energetic, very insightful and also challenging. They introduced me and my fellow students to a wide variety of cutting edge relationship topics and leading authors. But, I found the best part of the training to be the hands on coach training that we did both in the class time as well as outside of class with our fellow trainees. Scott and Abigail demonstrated the Christian Coaching model and then gave us the chance to practice it ourselves. They also introduced us to several wonderful relationship workshops that I look forward to using with small groups in both church and business settings. I would highly recommend The Family Greenhouse to anyone wanting to learn and grow as a Life/Relationship Coach! Tom H

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a professional making a vocational transition to Christian Life Coaching, looking for a certification training experience to provide me the necessary skills and confidence to step into this new direction.
Based on a recommendation from a friend, I sought out Scott and Abigail, initially seeking confirmation of the "fit" of Christian Life Coaching for me. In the process, I learned that they also provide the necessary certification training! I was in!
Having now completed Family Greenhouse Relationship Certification training, I am pleased to say that my objectives have been met. I feel much more confident in executing the disciplines and competencies involved with life coaching. Scott and Abigail's competence as coaches and trainers, and their professionalism, were on display throughout the course. And it was fun!
I am thankful for the huge investment they made in me, and the other students, to help prepare us to more confidently fulfill God's calling to help others grow and nurture healthy relationships!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I came to Scott and Abigail during a really difficult time in our lives based on the recommendation of a friend. We had been in marriage counseling before and like many couples, we experienced the trials and challenges of marriage in this day and age. We stopped counseling when we relocated to McKinney and thought we were doing fine only to find that satan would again attack our family and our marriage. After failing on our own,we decided to seek help from The Family Greenhouse. We enrolled in couples coaching and immediately felt connected to Scott and Abigail. They walked us through a very difficult time in our marriage helping us refocus on God and each other. They helped us find ways to reconnect with each other and with our kids. Scott and Abigail's coaching was direct and still hear-felt. It was challenging at times and yet still filled with the type of caring appreciation that I don't think you can find just anywhere. We are eternally grateful for all that they have done in our lives so far and know that we have coaches for life as we continue down the path God has led us. Life is still a day to day challenge, but isn't it that way for all of us. If you find you need help we are confident that The Family Greenhouse is a place you can turn to and see results. We surely did.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just completed The Family Greenhouse's 18 week Relationship Coach Training and it was fantastic! This course grew my knowledge and confidence in Christian Coaching while being down to earth, fun and applicable. The skills, tools, and resources I walked away with are invaluable and I am eager to put them to use as I help others!

April Corder

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I LOVE Scott & Abigail. We attend the same church and I had been to a couple of their seminars prior to starting couple's counseling with them. My husband and I had separated and we were at a very desperate place in our marriage. I was referred to Abigail by a few other women at my church and I contacted her not knowing what to expect. She was so supportive and encouraging from my first phone call with her. I met with her a few times individually and my husband met with Scott. We then started meeting - all 4 of us - to start the couples portion of our sessions. My husband and I have been to marriage counseling in the past, but never where we met with another couple. I absolutely LOVE this format! It's great to get a perspective from another Christian couple and to hear things from a husband & wife versus just a single individual. My husband and I are no longer separated thanks to the restoring power of God and I truly believe that He put the Dousts in our life for a reason. We are still going to counseling with them on a regular basis and I look forward to seeing what else God has planned for us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We flew to TX from Ohio to attend a marriage retreat. It was the perfect balance of reflection, discussion and time to put ideas into action. It was a huge turning point in our marriage. We arrived on empty and left feeling full of hope and a real plan to see success in our marriage. Three years later, we still see results and still apply ideas we learned.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Greenhouse is genuine, has real people who have dealt with real stuff in their own relationships. Simply sharing life with others and helping us as a couple grow closer.

Chad and BeLinda

1 Jennifer532

Client Served

Rating: 4

Abigail has helped me tremendously through a difficult time in life. I thank God for her and ability, wisdom and strength that he has given her. She makes me feel good about myself. She will assist me with getting my life back.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned how to communicate when a situation is hard to discuss.
It has helped me in my family relationship, but also when I need to discuss something with a coworker.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went into pre-marriage thinking it probably was not going to be for me. I was very happy with my relationship going in and did not think anyone would be able to tell me how to make it better. I realized immediately I was wrong. The unique couples coaching experience immediately felt customized to us. With Scott and Abigail's help we were able to communicate with each other on a much healthier level. They also helped me to understand what goes into maintaining the loving relationship we have with each other. I would recommend this to anyone who loves their relationship and wants to be the best partner they can be.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiancé and I were open to the idea of a pre-marital coaching just weren't too sure about doing it through a church because we're not very religious. Abigail and Scott were AWESOME with making us feel comfortable and not judged for not practicing in faith. They were able to customize a course that fit Daniel and I's situation. They were super easy to talk to and lots of fun to hang out with. Daniel and I had been discussing our past 4 sessions and we agreed that although we may have not had many issues with communication prior to, it's definitely helped us to better understand one another and how to work with that new knowledge of each other. We would definitely recommend pre-marital for every couple because it really showed me that it's not for just the struggling, it's for the already happy and eager as well. Everyone can get something out of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Scott and Abigail are so passionate about helping individuals and couples through life coaching! My husband, Matthew, and I completed their Growing Strong Marriage Workshop and are also going through the Growing Deeper Marriage Study with our small group Bible study. The tools that they offer to build better communication skills have really helped my marriage and several friends that that we know.

1 Donna244

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I met with Scott and Abigail when I was researching setting up my own Non Profit for Coaching. After learning all about The Family Greenhouse, Their mission to provide an environment where relationships can THRIVE, I was sold. I abandoned my idea to start my own, and joined Scott and Abigail. I'm excited of what the Family Greenhouse has to offer couples, individuals and churches. I'm proud to serve with a team who' has as their primary objective the growth and nurturning of healthly relationships.

Coach Donna Duren


1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Meeting one-on-one with Abigail has been fantastic! She is so wise, and God has used her to bring unexpected healing!!