This month's video highlight:

A video with Dr Everett Worthington discussing forgiveness

About Us

The Hope Couples Project is a resource center for couples, pastors, and professional therapists using the Hope focused approach for couples counseling or enrichment.


We offer low-cost, research-based couples counseling to couples in the Hampton Roads area. Register now!  Link is top right of this page.


We started with just a professor and a few students, working out of a small room in 2007. All these years later, we have served over 500 couples to repair and improve their relationship, written numerous article and professional scientific presentations on our couples' experiences, and published a book about it.  Our passion and dedication remain strong. Join us in our mission to create healthy relationships.


"We were able to learn and use tools to better help us to communicate, thus providing ways to strengthen our marriage." -- A Military Wife

"My partner and I learned how to be on the same team." -- Male Partner

"The Hope Project is an excellent program. I highly recommend it."  -- A Pastor who participated in the project with his wife

For the Science Geek Partners

Effect Size (Cohens' d for repeated measures) is .99 for the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale, which is a large therapeutic effect.  That means the average couple moved up one Standard Deviation in their self-report of relationship adjustment from prior to treatment to post-treatment (Ripley et al., 2014).  

Note that this website is maintained by Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D., and is not reviewed or sponsored by Regent University


For Regent counselors, link to Hope office scheduler:

Link to weekly tracking form:

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