About the Series

The RAM Series is a 6-week Church Wide Healthy Relationship Campaign that is designed to strengthen healthy and Biblical relationship goals with a track for singles about dating, and a second track for couples about marriage. This series is unique because it provides a common understanding and language for all relationships with the innovative Relationship Attachment Model, or RAM, which is the framework for the content of what the singles and the marrieds learn about being intentional in running their relationships.

Both tracks are built around the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) and how it defines the major areas of a relationship. Each track has a 15-20 minute video presentation by Drs. John Van Epp and Morgan Cutlip (a father-daughter team), followed by an hour discussion guided by the dynamic RAM Series Discussion Guide.

The singles track pulls content from both the book and certification program (PICK: How to Avoid Falling In Love With A Jerk or Jerkette), and the marrieds track from the LINKS certification program. Both programs are evidence-based with extensive bodies of research and over a million users worldwide.

For a printable overview of the series click here.

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A Church Wide Series Approach

This approach involves running both series simultaneously with a 6-week healthy relationship theme for the entire church. The Sunday services build on the theme of relationship goals by having a message on each of the major bonds described in the RAM and how that area of a relationship should be developed in dating and maintained in marriage (example sermons included in the how-to manual).

Download a visual overview of the church wide series here.

A Discussion Group Series Approach

This approach incorporates one or both series in your church programs, but does not involve a relationship goals theme throughout the church. The series could be facilitated in existing structures (like home groups, Sunday school classes, or youth groups), or in a setting where all would watch the video and then break out into smaller discussion groups.

There is no better place to teach and preach about healthy relationships than in the church.