You may have heard that about half of all marriages end in divorce. It’s sad, but true. Also, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, first marriages that end in divorce last an average of only eight years.
These statistics tell us that many couples are unprepared for the conflicts that arise in married life and face serious trouble early in their marriages. Don’t let your marriage become a statistic!
For Couples Considering Marriage Or Who Are Already Engaged: Before the wedding, commit time now to developing the skills you need to build and strengthen your relationship. You can enter your marriage strong, confident and PREPARED!
For Married Couples Looking to Resolve Conflict Or To Enhance Your Marital Relationship: Devote time now to protect your marriage against the threat of divorce, so your marriage remains strong, loving and ENRICHED!
How to PREPARE/ENRICH Your Marriage
Joey Harman is a trained facilitator for the PREPARE/ENRICH program that was scientifically developed and tested by David H. Olson, PhD, at the University of Minnesota.
PREPARE/ENRICH begins with a comprehensive relationship assessment. With the assessment, both pre-marital and married couples identify relationship strengths and potential growth areas:
- Marriage Expectations/Marriage Satisfaction
- Personality Issues
- Conflict Resolution
- Financial Management
- Leisure Activities
- Sexual Expectations/Sexual Relationship
- Children and Parenting
- Family and Friends
- Role Relationship
- Spiritual Beliefs
After completing the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, follow-up counseling sessions are provided and individualized exercises are used to address identified growth areas and build conflict resolution skills.
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“We thoroughly enjoyed our sessions with Joey. She gave us valuable insight into areas of marriage that we didn’t really consider. Joey is so warm and easy to speak to and asks really interesting questions. After every session we felt thoroughly galvanized and excited for our future. Many thanks to Joey for her enlightenment!”
– L.D. + S.N.