Certified in Relationship and Marriage Education by the PREPARE/ENRICH program
Certified in psychoanalysis by the Institute of Psychonalysis of Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil
Chemical Engineer, Mauá University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Department of Marriage and Family, Section: Relationships and Marriage

Fariba Vahdat’s interest in marriage and families led her to research the subject using many sources. She believes that Marriage and Family Education can allow couples and families to face difficulties and conflicts, inherent in human life, in a more peaceful and healthy way and thus build solid and happy families. She loves to explore the subject with couples and families in different spaces such as seasonal schools, workshops, and conferences. She has been able to help couples face their challenges and build stronger relationships for over twenty years.

Fariba serves as faculty for the Wilmette Institute Relationship and Marriage courses, involved in courses in English and Portuguese, and she is available to mentor participants in Spanish and Persian as well.

Fariba lives in Brazil, in Sao Paulo State. She has been married since 1984, and she has three adult children and two grandchildren.


Fariba Shaikhzadeh Vahdat


Are We Ready for Marriage? (365), Building Intercultural Understanding As a Couple (365), Choosing a Potential Marriage Partner, Communication Skills for Spiritually Minded Families, Consulting as a Couple, Creating a Coherent Marriage, Family, and Community Life, Creating Marriage Well-Being from the Beginning (365), Creating Unity with Friendship, Fun, Social Vitality & Laughter, Engaging in Parental Consent for Marriage (365), Enhancing Love, Friendship, and Service in Your Marriage (365), Exploring Friendship, Dating, and Courtship, Making Time and Service Choices As a Couple (365), Relationships & Conscious Courtship, Thinking of Relationships and Marriage? (365), Utilizing Consultation in Marriage and Family, What is Bahá’í Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life

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