Laura is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and with over 33 years of experience counseling families, couples and individuals to live an extraordinary life. Laura has served as Director of Marriage and Family Ministry at Community Presbyterian Church, Director of Community Presbyterian Counseling Center and as an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary, Menlo Park, CA.
Laura is a popular and engaging speaker for retreats and conferences weaving stories, humor, her clinical expertise and biblical truths in a way that truly changes lives. She has a passion for helping people shed the fears and beliefs that hinder them from loving well and embracing the joy they were made to experience in marriage and in life. Her topics address the needs of married couples seeking to deepen their marriage bond, men and women seeking to experience God’s best for their lives, and parents who desire to raise emotionally healthy, spiritually receptive kids.
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Love for the Longhaul (weekend)
A playful look at personalities, navigating conflict and protecting your marriage
To Have and to Hold (weekend)
Rediscover your unique love story, refresh strategies for conflict, and renew your “I do”
The Time of Your Life (weekend)
Staying connected no matter how fast-paced life has become. The retreat focuses on our different time styles and how to use them to enhance intimacy.
The Great Marriage Adventure
Male and female differences can both challenge and rejuvenate our marriage. This retreat explores our differing cycles of intimacy and emotional needs and how these impact communication—all through humor and spiritual insights.
A deep dive into God’s plan for physical intimacy and practical helps to nourish a couple’s physical and spiritual intimacy.
Keeping Your Marriage a High Priority
Eight strategies for being intentional about keeping your marriage strong amidst all the other demands of life.
Stress-Proofing Your Marriage
How to set boundaries with specific stressors in your marriage and practice nourishing marriage rituals
Pulling Together During Times of Job Loss
Being without work can take its toll on a marriage. This talk helps give couples specific tools for staying close and coping with emotions during this challenging time.
Journey to Joy
A retreat based on the book Hinds Feet on High Places. The retreat Invites women through places of fear and anxiety to experience deeper intimacy with God.
Seeking God in the Desert
How to understand God’s purposes in the dry seasons of our spiritual life; spiritual practices that will help you cross over into His promised land.
Beauty from Ashes
A spiritual retreat for women who have experienced trauma
God, Calm My Crazy Life
Worry, perfectionism, comparisons and expectations rob us of peace. Learn 6 sure fire ways of restoring peace and sanity to your life.
Living With Wonder
Seizing the moment to savor life and enjoy the Presence of God
A Hearing Heart
How our heart gets lost in the responsibilities of life and how to rediscover your heart’s longings.
How to Love an Imperfect Husband
How to move through disappointment to embrace the imperfect man God has provided.
Staying buoyant in the midst of hard times
Growing Closer: Deepening Intimacy in Marriage
How to connect more deeply with your husband emotionally, spiritually and physically.
The “Real Man”
Men are made for relationship as are women. This talk dispels the lies men are told about their manhood and helps them use their strength in the most important relationship of their life.
How Women Think — What Women Want
Get the inside scoop on what goes on in the mind of a woman and how you can successfully navigate her complexity
Navigating Life’s Transitions
Every change in our life ushers in an ending, a time of transition, and a new beginning. This talk focuses on the incredible lessons of each stage and strategies for coping effectively.
When the Going Get’s Tough
How to hang on to hope that transcends our circumstances (1 Peter 1)
Being the Beatitudes
The beatitudes of Jesus are nothing short of radical. Grasping his meaning is key to transforming our spiritual character.
Becoming an Intentional Family
Our culture pulls families to be overcommitted. This talk inspires parents to be very intentional about protecting their family priorities and gives practical tools for doing so.
How to raise emotionally healthy kids. The focus is on communication: how to talk so your kids will listen and listen so your kids will talk.
Raising Responsible Kids
How to raise kids who make good choices, respect others, and take responsibility for their lives. The focus is on setting limits and establishing consequences that work.
“Laura is a gifted communicator packing her message with biblical wisdom and genuine insight! Her ‘easy to listen to’ style draws you in as she skillfully and effectively joins her years of practice with God’s truths on marriage.”
City of Fremont, CA
“I would highly recommend Laura’s capable leadership and deep awareness of what it takes to lead others in retreat. She understands the human heart and God’s longing for connection with each one.”
Oakland City Church Women’s Retreat
“Laura Taggart is a wise and winsome communicator. Her teaching style invites listeners to engage quickly. Laura shares with an honesty and authenticity that drops defenses and builds trust. You will gain deep insight and leave with practical tools that will take your marriage to the next level! “
Community Presbyterian Church, Danville, CA
Invite Laura to speak at your next event!
Laura is a dynamic speaker who brings humor, wisdom, practical insights and spiritual depth to her audience in a way that truly changes lives. She has a passion for helping people shed the fears and beliefs that hinder them from loving well and embrace the joy they were made to experience in marriage and in life. She would be honored to bring this passion to your next event. Please click here to contact her for more information.