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Sheila K. Bost, M.S., MFT, CFLE

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Sheila Bost is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Family Life Educator. She has worked with families, children and adults of all ages, and has led workshops across the country and around the world. Each workshop is adapted to fit the interests, needs and request of the audience. Sheila has received extensive education in the integration of psychotherapy and faith and can readily integrate a faith perspective into her workshops and counseling practice. She has been married for over 40 years, has 4 grown children and 4 adorable grandchildren. She conducts workshops on marriage, parenting and a range of relationship issues. Sheila also conducts premarital education and counseling sessions using her own materials in addition to Prepare/Enrich and FOCCUS inventories as well as the widely respected and research tested PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program).

Presentation Topics


  • Essentials for Super Couples: Intentionally Finding Time for Fun, Passion, & Friendship in Marriage
  • The Creation of an Enduring Relationship: Leaving, Cleaving & Loving
  • Healing Words, Hurtful Words: Communication Skills of Highly Effective Couples and How to Develop Them
  • The Energy Crisis: Renewing Romance and Sex in Marriage
  • Surviving, Thriving and Loving Being Married to a Lawyer
  • Deepening Your Marriage with Tender Love, Mercy and Forgiveness
  • Managing Conflict With Daily Hot Topics: Money, Sex and Kids
  • Empty Nesters: Steps to Revitalize Your Marriage


  • The Birds and the Bees: How and When to Tell Your Children About Sex
  • Starting out Right: Building an Enduring Relationship between Parents and their Babies
  • Creative Christian Parenting: Skills to Develop Thriving Families
  • Parents In the Know: All the Things You Know About, But Can Find Scary, Difficult, and/or Challenging To Talk About
  • Life Strategies for Christian Step Parents

Life's Issues

  • Facing the Storms of Life: Lessons Learned from Those Who Have Been There
  • When Depression Hits Home: Survival Skills for Struggling Families
  • When It Won't Go Away: Chronic Illness
  • Honoring Your Father and Mother: Thoughtful Care Notes for those Who Serve as Caregivers to Their Parents


  • The Emotional Make Over: Looking & Being Good Enough
  • Gossip Girls, Desperate Housewives? God's Picture of Real Women
  • Super Women? With God's Help Maintaining Sanity and Balance in Life


  • Choosing the Best in a Date: Bachelor Number One, Bachelor Number Two, Etc (Based on How Not to Marry a Jerk or Jerkette)
  • Understanding and Befriending Your Adult Parents
  • Shining the Spotlight on Myths about Men, Women, and Relationships


  • Marriage Mentoring At Its Best
  • Sexual Abuse: Don't Let It Happen Here
  • Particularly for Leaders: Understanding and Healing Your Emotions for Transformational Leadership

Contact Us

Sheila K. Bost, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 47175
Phone: 310.317.1615
Email: transform@sheilabost.com