The Life Academy: Relationships Course

Relationship 101

Boundaries. Connection. Communication. | taught by Danny Silk

Course description

Over these eight classes, I'm going to teach you how to create connected & life giving relationships by using my favorite relational practices of boundaries, connection and communication!

What I think you'll see very quickly is that, though so many people do, you really don’t have to live with dysfunction in your relationships.

When we learn to implement these relational practices in ways that show value for others and ourselves, our heart-to-heart connections with those we love become healthy, vibrant, and life-giving!

Join me & lets not waste another day in an dysfunctional and unenjoyable relationship!

Danny  Silk
Danny Silk
President of Loving on Purpose

As an author and speaker, Danny Silk offers life-changing books, conferences, and other resources drawn from decades of experience as a counselor, social worker, advocate, pastor, spouse, parent, grandparent, and leader. Danny’s passion centers around helping people build, strengthen, and heal their vital relationships in life.

Reviews (71)

great so far

by candy shank

Class 3

by michelle novak
I had a lot of self reflection about my need to be right and want others to think like me.

EVERYONE needs this course!

by Janice Moore
Wow. Many if not most of us come from dysfunctional families. My soon to be ex and I both came from alcoholic homes. We brought the dysfunction of those communication styles into our marriage. This information was not available 34 years ago. We did not have the tools necessary that would have allowed us to turn back the clock and hit a restart button. The last counselor we saw said he thought it would take three to five years of meticulous, consistent, hard work to get our relationship on track. After six weeks of counseling, and seeing the lack of commitment to change in my spouse, as well as unethical choices and a lack of integrity on many levels, our counselor told me to seek legal counsel and to get out of the marriage. As I watch and apply the truths in these teachings to my life, I can see how knowing and applying them could have saved our marriage...but even more importantly, if we had them while in the stage of a serious friendship/relationship, I don't think we would have gotten married in the first place, because the commitment for growing a healthy relationship was not practiced and sustained during the relationship at the beginning. In my opinion, this course should be a working part of anyone's relational life who is preparing to marry. If used after saying, "I do," be willing to risk everything for healthy connection and marital reset. The tools are here. JMoore
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great so far

by candy shank

Class 3

by michelle novak
I had a lot of self reflection about my need to be right and want others to think like me.

EVERYONE needs this course!

by Janice Moore
Wow. Many if not most of us come from dysfunctional families. My soon to be ex and I both came from alcoholic homes. We brought the dysfunction of those communication styles into our marriage. This information was not available 34 years ago. We did not have the tools necessary that would have allowed us to turn back the clock and hit a restart button. The last counselor we saw said he thought it would take three to five years of meticulous, consistent, hard work to get our relationship on track. After six weeks of counseling, and seeing the lack of commitment to change in my spouse, as well as unethical choices and a lack of integrity on many levels, our counselor told me to seek legal counsel and to get out of the marriage. As I watch and apply the truths in these teachings to my life, I can see how knowing and applying them could have saved our marriage...but even more importantly, if we had them while in the stage of a serious friendship/relationship, I don't think we would have gotten married in the first place, because the commitment for growing a healthy relationship was not practiced and sustained during the relationship at the beginning. In my opinion, this course should be a working part of anyone's relational life who is preparing to marry. If used after saying, "I do," be willing to risk everything for healthy connection and marital reset. The tools are here. JMoore

Love it

by Sandra Burkhardt
I loved this course and appreciate all you teach.

Relationship 101

by Mary Katherine Schweickert
Awesome material! Love everything "loving on purpose" puts out! Thank you!!

by Michelle Faumui

by Julie Calderone

Relationship 101

by Todd Richardson
Love it. its so practical..

Great

by Hannah Lettau
Really want to put this into practice

by Margaret Petersen
In January this year we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. My husband decided of his own accord to buy me a ruby ring to mark the occasion. That is a first! Over the years, I have purchased quite a few rings for myself...different coloured stones to go with different outfits. A couple of times hubby has helped out by paying a layby off so I can have the ring early, like my 60th birthday. Generally he wouldn't know I was buying one. He isn't tight with money, just that he would prefer to buy me something that he would consider useful, like a new tablet or phone etc., which are good to have too. Just not my heart...and my love language is receiving gifts. This ruby ring is smaller and was a bit cheaper than some of my other rings (because he went into shock at prices...haha) but it has so much more value in my heart than the others. It says love to me, which I haven't felt for a very long time. Danny spoke of this in his teaching. What he said is so true. Understanding love languages is so important. Thank you. Blessings, Margaret.

by New Hope

Helped us communicate and love better!

by Marilyn Atkins
Me, my mum and sister all decided to complete this course together. Over a 6 month period we completed the e-course sessions and found them provoking, insightful and helpful in assisting us to develop a stronger relational dynamic. As we like to make notes as we watch, there were occasions when the clips were quite quick, however we would use the pause button to assist with comprehension. In the future it would be helpful to have the clips slightly longer but with pauses to enable time to fully process the revelation of what was being said and to make notes. We have now enrolled on 101 leadership! Blessings The Atkins Family x

by Stephanie Peterson

Empowering

by Carol Cantrell
Thank you for this lesson. It showed me areas especially with my adult children where I need to step away instead of moving toward a rescue operation. Keeping my love activated toward them in the process of their own journey...

Feedback

by Naomi Debus
Thanks for this cours, I really enjoyed it. I will take the time to recap all the lessons. I heard a lot I knew already but a lot of the topics were new for me. I think all those topics you can't learn from one day to another its a process and thats what I liked the most about this cours: That now I have an idea/ a guidance of how I can work on me and my relationships with God. Thanks a lot!

by Tanya Yesmaniski

Phase 1 Relationship Track Session 1

by Zachary Walters
Great intro, thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom. We are thankful to be able to be blessed by your lives!

Powerful People, Powerful Relationships

by Leshia Singer
This was good to help explain the difference in order to recognize what I am saying and doing in my own life.

Truly an impact in my life

by Deborah de Oliveira
I have been a pastor for the past 11 years and before that I was teacher. I am married to a wonderful man and we have two beautiful daughters. I have had a devotional life of prayer and studying the scriptures. I have to say that upon reading KEEP YOUR LOVE ON and then taking the Relationship 101 class I feel I have been given an opportunity to love God, my family and others in a deeper way. The lessons were practical, the questions insightful and I see changes happening in me because of how this course has impacted me. Thank you. God bless you all! Here's to loving deeper and keeping our love on, always!

A Call to Live & Give Victorious Love

by Andrea Ito
Back in 2014, I took Defining the Relationship course with my then long-distance boyfriend (now my husband!) and it resonated with us both on a deep level that to this day we are beyond grateful for because it changed our lives forever. It gave us an empowering and descriptive language to protect our connection and expertly chase away any shadow of fear that tried to creep its way into our love. We got married in mid-2015 and have had two beautiful daughters since. The life and love we've cultivated has become more and more rewarding and freedom inducing, almost to the point of fame. Before we knew it, couples older, younger and close in age to us started coming regularly for advice. It has been overwhelming and incredible. At only 2 and half years of being married, we knew this call to KYLO was a message we wanted to carry and share the rest of our lives. So naturally, as soon as I heard about Life Academy, I knew I had to dig again and dig deeper than ever before. I'm very happy to report that the Relationship 101 track did just that. It was clear and concise while remaining intimate and revealing. Of course, there was information I was familiar with being a student of KYLO but it was all shared from a new and intriguing perspective. It doesn't matter if you're coming into this class with very little knowledge about living a powerful life, or with an abundance of it, either way, you won't be disappointed. It's packed with life-giving material that will arm you well in the battle of living and loving victoriously!

Everyone in the World

by Jennifer Hilley
KYLO book and Relationship 101 completely transformed my life. My husband and I have watched this series over and over. It really is for anyone that is in any kind of relationship...not just married. This book is helpful for anyone in any relationship. It has helped me with every relationship in my life. I learned so much about myself and even though I said, "ouch" a ton Danny's humor lightened the blows. He is truly Relationally Annointed. Read the book. Watch the videos. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

This course should be required... by law

by Jeff Witty
You know those moments in life where you find yourself screaming, "Why didn't anyone teach me this stuff years ago?!?" Well, this course is one of those moments! This course is revolutionizing how I, my wife and I, my friends and I, etc "do" relationship... If I had learned this when I was 3 my entire life might be different and I would have avoided a whole lot of needless pain along the way. Overwhelming "Thank You!" to Danny and his team for putting this all out there. The classes are both short and rich--like a small, but hyper-dense piece of relationship cheesecake. Great little videos each week (I binge watched these things like 10 times now) and excellent reflection questions. Too many paradigm shifts to note here and so many times I finally found words to articulate some of the things we do naturally. Best condensed (but not shortcutted) course on relationships I've ever found! Love it!

Relationships 101

by Kimberly Garrett
I loved this program. Having read Keep Your Love On, I feel this course really helped reinforce the material in the book. God has used this stuff to totally save my marriage and He is using this to impact and change my parenting and family life in a huge way. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful for how God has opened our eyes through these powerful resources! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

by Simon Lindeque
Life changing content. The focus leans towards romantic relationships in the beginning. I found the questions at the end of some of the later videos reveal weaknesses that I do not know how to deal with. I’m not quite sure, where to go from here.

Great Track for everyone!

by Micha Hunkeler
There is so much content of wisdom and insight that challenged me to control me, my love, my way to response and react in challenging situations so much in a very fruitful way. It gives many significant tools to manage yourself powerful - powerful in love. It's rather a marathon than a sprint process in developing a powerful-character. But I believe every meter you take, is worth it. May God bless many others through that track! Love and blessings from Switzerland :)

Excellent resource

by Maarit Harden

Fabulous Course!

by Kim Strebeck
I absolutely loved this course, and it has started me on the road to developing better connections. Thank you so so much for making this available. It was easy to use, enjoyable and the printed material will be useful even in the future!

Relationship 101

by Lori Sun
Relationship 101 was life changing! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to live more powerfully and love more effectively.

Amazing! Life Changing!

by Stephanie Locklair
This course is a must for everyone. Our family of five went through the course together and it was so insightful. We all received amazing tools to connect with one another and others in better ways. I have read through all of his books prior to this series and still learned so much. Thank you Danny Silk and team for an amazing course!!

Relationship 101 course.

by Cindy Murray
It was very informative and life changing. We were made for connection and living POWERFUL. Feel i need to go over it again, and again. Highly recommend this to anyone, family or connect group.

by Michael Bradshaw

Good overview of what the course is about

by Judy Colabella
Excellent reference to scripture, guidance based on Jesus walk, work and love throughout the scriptures. Practical examples and ways to change, pray for change of my own heart. Encouragement for even the hardest to love - thank you!!

by Sharon Jose

Incredibly Powerful!

by Karen Isaacs
What I have learned in this course has helped me so many times through conflicts in various relationships and being able to successfully resolve or highly improve relational issues. From marriage to workplace, or church community and family, this track is really invaluable information for those looking not only to survive, but to thrive in all kinds of relationships. I highly recommend this course, especially to couples or those planning to get married. Take the time to take this course. It's worth it! If you think this is expensive, I promise you it will pay for itself on the first opportunity you apply something you learned here. You will not regret it.

LOP Relationship Track

by Cherrie Phillips
This series really challenged and called me up to be the person the Lord created me to be. Plan on going through it again. Excellent!

Excellent!!

by Catherine Smart
Such great information and practical advice

by Tim Weimann

Relationship Track

by Malika King
Great content. I couldn't figure out how to rewind to hear something again. Is there a certificate to print?

Powerful vs Powerless

by lorri sutherland
Powerful lesson and the mindsets that need internalized to adopt being a victor verses a victim.

by sherri Garcia
i am finding things popping up all the time now that this course taught me about that I want to review it again.

Life Changer

by Susie Frederickson
I can’t begin to say thank you enough for this course. There were so many Ah ha! Moments I can’t count them. These are tools I will not only be able to implement in my own relationships but help others use as well!!!

Relationship Wisdom!

by Jeremy or Sheri Struthers
Sometimes in life we can't see the rocks we are stumbling over! Thanks for highlighting those stumbling blocks! This course has brought healing and clarity to my relationships and I look forward to gifting this wisdom to my kids! Thank you for bringing health to our legacy!

Thanks Danny, your LOP course is a blessing in so many ways.

by Francois Swanepoel
For me this LOP Relationship course have blessed me in so many ways and was a life changing experience. After a second divorce, I was searching for answers all over again. I got Clarity - What is wrong with me? Where did I go wrong? Am I that bad a husband? Was I missing something important? I received Healing - Despite my positive approach to life and crisis in general, I still was hurting and needed healing of my heart and trust. I am Inspired - I am excited about life and the relationships (all levels / types) I have the privilege to engage in every day. My biggest Thank you to Danny and his team for a course founded in God's truth, well structured, presented with love and passion, offers a wide application. "Everybody needs this like we need to breath", I tell everybody I know, every chance I get.

This pinpoints right away the anatomy of relationships without beating around the bush.

by Nathania Drommond
Thank you so much, it's awesome and puts me on the right track to not keep trying but make a determination to be and choose whom I want to be! It helps with redefining how I grew up, and how to not keep looking back with sadness, sorrow or anger or even dismiss my feelings. At the beginning of this year, I decided that I want to deal with procrastination. Every day I write down even if it's only 2 sentences how my day went on the journey so far. When I started I invited the Holy Spirit to help me on this journey. One of the opposite words of procrastination is to make up one's mind. It's that simple and that's exactly where I started. I am making progress, whether I see it or not (something I decree all the time). Adding another journey to the mix I thought about for a few days and then decided that it actually won't bite each other. When I look back, I definitely see that I'm not in the same place I used to be, especially when it "feels" like I am not going forward. So, I'm excited about this journey to continue and become a lover like Jesus, in John 13:1 it says that Jesus loved them unto the end.

Life Changing

by Allison Rae
Wow!!!!!! What can I say. This course has taken me on a whole life transition. It’s called the relationship track but I have found it to really change me, never mind the relationships all around me. It has been very hard at times the journey but I would not change it for the world. I felt that God used it as one of his tools to break away self fortified walls I had built my whole life. I have had a catch phase for the last six months of my life and it is that I went through a breakdown to a breakthrough and now He is rebuilding me from the foundation up. What better tools could God provide than what is being taught through this track. I have also managed to get my (non Christian) husband to start watching and I can already see the positive. Thanks again. I personally think this program should be taught to every high school student or young adult so they can start life on the right foot with some awesome life tools already in their tool belt. 😍😍😍😍

Phenomenal!

by Zachary Leal
Love this course! Doesn't get any better than this! If you want to know how to start building healthy relationships, this is a great start!

Great tools to build relationship

by Tang Jean
I learn so much from this relationship courses like setting boundaries and Yes is a Yes and not Yes is I mean No... so powerful that everyone needs to go thru this before getting into any serious relationship. Love it.

thinking about relationships in a new light

by Manuel Röthlisberger
The concept of believing to be powerful or powerless and the behaviours that manifest from that belief (such as the Triangulation) was new to me and it changed the way I think. It made me more aware of relational dynamics and taught me how to respond to them.

Amazing

by Tonia Boze
I have been without and even unsure of what boundaries are. This course is invaluable and for me, life changing. I highly recommend it.

by Colleen Leslie

by Jeff Schweiger

Woderfully Ensightful!

by Nathaniel Vinke
I cannot recommend this course enough! I have gone over the material three or four times & each time I catch more! This is applicable to all areas of life. Thank you Danny for sharing & making this available.

Relationships

by Kim Oda
The importance of choosing love. How critical it is to take a “time out” to lower adrenaline/cortisol rush. To connect vs shame. Almost a foreign language, but I believe many of us are hungry for this new language. Disconnection is hard. Love has got to be easier.

Exceptional

by Neels Loftus
Thank you for teaching us to drive fear out and build strong, deep and loving covenant relationships. This course equips us to create culture and environments where love reigns in our home and in the body of Christ.

Loved the content and production. I event enjoyed the tests!

by Patrick Browne
Loved the content and production... I event enjoyed the tests! My wife and I would sit together and watch the videos and then reflect together. We can't wait for the next track.

by Raquel Livoni

by Lori Clifton
The Relationship Core Track is rich with wisdom and insight for living as a "Relational Rockstar"! :) I feel like the final session hits the nail on the head, "Did I learn to Love?" Ultimately, Love is a person, namely Jesus. Have I learned to keep my love firmly in place as I walk through the relationships in my life? It's a continual process and Danny reminds me of that with wisdom, humor, and compassion. I highly recommend this track to everyone who desires to have healthy and strong relationships that "go the distance". Thank You Danny Silk and Team!

Relationship Track

by Jacqueline Larner
I found the last sections hard because I am a practicing Buddhist. Buddhism is based on the concept that "I am basically good" and all sentient beings are "basically good." It comes from the belief that basically means primordial, that all of us are pure and that karmic events and consequences impact our lives and our universe and present what we perceive to be difficulties to all of us and that we are empowered when we can rise above those difficulties while continuing to love ourselves and all others and continue to engage in loving acts always and above all else. Meditation is the way we proceed. A good instance of this is, The Dalai Lama loves the Chinese even though the Chinese stole his country, raped the land and tortured anyone who continued to practice Buddhism or honor him. He has heard many of these horror stories from men and women, monks and nuns, and so forth. He is sad when he hears them but practices 4 hours each morning and his love grows only stronger for the Chinese and his own followers. He is a man of profound love, great compassion and true understanding of this life. He loves Desmond Tutu who he thinks has continued to love all as well. Two men in their 80s-90s practicing entirely different ways but truly loving all.

Relationship GOLD!

by Christian Zamora
The relationship core track is beautifully thought out and delivered. It will help increase your knowledge, understanding and shift some important paradigms in the area of healthy relationships. If you're struggling in the area of relationships or have very healthy ones, there's something in here for you. I highly recommend this course. KYLO!

by Teresa Rodgers

by Misty Schaffer

Good

by Tom Hund
Good

Love it

by Steven Mulkey
I use this course personally and for the internship program that I run. So good.

Good stuff

by Lynn Schoolmeesters
Really practical. I learned so much about healthy patterns in relationships. Everyone should read this material!!

by Rebekah keith

Very good

by Angela Edmond

Life changing course!

by Kimberly Moxley
The relationship core track is so powerful in its explanation and tools. So many helpful things I never learned growing up that I can now teach my children. Thank you for creating this course. It will change the way you relate to the people that mean the most to you.

Amazing Content!

by Andy Fager
This material has shifted my paradigm when it comes to relationships. The way I view people now is completely different and for the better. The content is amazing and the practical tools are very useful as well. The only thing I had was an issue with was the price for what you actually get. It would be nice to get some extra material maybe in kit of some sort? Or maybe just the book "Keep Your Love On" for some more in depth analysis. Overall this is an awesome tool for people to grow and thrive, which is exactly what I was looking for.

Perfect

by Suzanne Girardin
Wonderfully set up. Easy to manage in small segments, notes/homework was appropriate and helpful. Simple yet complex (in a good way). Love the way Danny makes the understanding easy.

Life changing information

by Julie Byrnes
I am currently working through the Relationship track again in the new format. I'm not sure when the changes were made, but I am very pleased with the structure of the course. I am also very pleased to see my own progress in implementing the tools and strategies I learned in the first go round. The information given in this course has changed my life and my family's for the better, forever. Thank you!

Good, but could be improved

by Randall Burke
Ok, so I'm going to give a mixed reviews. First the good ... The content is amazing, especially the last couple lessons to tie it all together. It's all lifted from the "Keep Your Love On" book, which has tons of practical tips and advice on how to navigate relational challenges. Herein lies my complaint. The course material is short. On the one hand, a person is getting essentially group therapy sessions at a fraction of the cost, especially if they're willing to talk to family and friends about what they're learning. On the other hand, I don't find it interactive enough. (Maybe that's where phase two will come in?) If someone needed to live on the cheap this course wouldn't be the most economical option (unfortunately) and that would be my criticism. If scholarships were available for those in need to somehow be financed to go thru the course... People who don't have tons of healthy connections or support. That would make this course better. It's a good investment for those who have the money, but even for me coming out of living on social assistance, the course fee seems a bit steep for what is provided. Essentially one can get the book Keep Your Love On for cheaper and with more details. Still, getting personal videos and having the Facebook group I discovered is pretty cool. I would give this course a 6.5/10 ... For all the reasons I mentioned. :) Good but could use some improvement. Ps. Somehow finding a way to offer set amounts in each country's currency would be nice but I realize logistically that might not work. The Canadian price is all weird cuz of the exchange rate fluctuating.