Fred's passion is to help God's people understand and apply God's Word to their lives. All of Fred's speaking engagements reflect the authority of Scripture

Designed2bMine Marriage Seminars 

With over 20 years of experience counseling marriages and 25 years of being married, Fred provides the biblical wisdom and practical instruction to help Christian marriages grow in truth & grace.

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding Each Other's Differences
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • and more!

Fred is available for one-day or multiple day seminars, conferences, church retreats, men's breakfasts, or pulpit supply. Andrea is also available to join Fred in Marriage Retreats as well. Just ask!

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Designed 2b ONE Sexual Intimacy Seminars / Retreats

Fred & Andrea Jacoby take couples on a journey to restore and refresh their sexual intimacy. Physical Intimacy is rarely talked about in the church, leaving many couples frustrated by their differences and sexual dilemmas. Designed 2b ONE is all about increasing the physical intimacy between spouses:

  • A Quick(ie) Theology of Sex
  • The 5 Motives of Sexual Engagement
  • How to Talk About Sex with Your Spouse
  • Creative Connection: Tips for Spicy Intimacy
  • Heart Connection, Hip Connection
  • The Desire Dilemma
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Great Sex
  • Looking for something else? Contact Me... 

Fred & Andrea are available for 3-hr workshops, one-day or multiple day seminars, conferences, & church retreats. 

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Mental & Spiritual Health / Wellness

It's extremely important for us to view our present mental health and wellness through the lens of Scripture. As a Christ-centered counselor, Fred shares how the understanding & application of God's Word helps us in the midst of these struggles:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress & Overwhelm
  • Addictions

Fred is available for workshops, one-day or multiple day seminars, conferences, church retreats, men's breakfasts or pulpit supply.

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1-3 Hour Workshops & Trainings

Fred is available to train lay counselors and small groups on a number of topics (listed above) as well as:

  • Designed2bOne - Sexual Intimacy (with Andrea Jacoby)
  • Biblical Counseling Methods
  • People Pleasing
  • Men's Health (depression, anxiety, "husbanding")
  • Mental Health
  • Designed2bDifferent (Personality Differences through a Biblical Lens)
  • Marital Communication
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Looking for something else? Contact Me...

Workshops work great for Christian camps, church discipleship ministries, men's (Fred) or women's (Andrea) breakfasts, counseling organizations, and other ministries!

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What clients are saying...

“Fred's focus on the heart and personal change as well as his examples and illustrations have helped me develop better focus on my marriage.”

Course Registrant

The things I take away leave me with greater Godly wisdom and helps me reset my perspective when I really need it.

Former Client

"Thanks again, Fred. We got many good reviews from those who attended the seminar.”

Pastor Joe Gandia - Beaumont Methodist Church



  • 8/13 - Middlecreek Christian Church - Pulpit
  • 8/20 - Cornerstone Community Church - Pulpit
  • 8/27 - Cornerstone Community Church - Pulpit
  • 9/16¬†- Bushkill, PA - "Designed2bMine 1-Day Marriage Seminar"
  • 9/30 - Mt. Bethel, PA - Tuscarora Men's Retreat Breakout Session
  • 11/4¬†- NEC Leadership Summit, Cortland, NY - "Healthy Marriage, Healthy Leader" (with Andrea)
  • 11/9-11 - Ocean Grove Camp, NJ - Marriage Retreat (with Andrea)


  • 2/17¬†-¬†Rome, PA - 1-Day Marriage¬†Seminar (with Andrea)
  • 2/27 - Spruce Lake Retreat - Pastor & Spouse Retreat
  • 4/7 - Cornerstone Church - Pulpit Supply
  • 4/19-20 - Finger Lakes, NY - Victor Church - Marriage Retreat (with Andrea)
  • 7/14 - St. John's - Pulpit Supply
  • 8/4 - Cornerstone Community Church - Pulpit
  • 11/9 - NEC Leadership¬†Summit, Cortland, NY¬†(with Andrea)
  • 11/15-16 - Allentown, PA - Cedar Crest BFC -¬† Designed2bMine Marriage Seminar


  • 11/7-9 - Harvey Cedar's Couple Retreat