Im busy. My husband is busy. We work full-time, we bring the kids here and there, we try to keep up relationships with our friends, etc. and after all of that, we barely have time for each other.
But this month will be different; we are making a commitment to "."
A "check... Continue Reading
A few years ago PREPARE/ENRICH conducted a survey of over 50,000 married couples. It turned out that 78% of couples reported that they go out of their way to avoid conflict with their partner.
Maybe we could interpret this as a good thingthat the majority of couples are simply extra polite... Continue Reading
Why do we make New Years resolutions? Why not "Third Saturday in July resolutions" or "Birthday resolutions"? Perhaps it is because the beginning of a new calendar year offers a clean slate and the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot, in hopes that we will... Continue Reading
Now that weve finished opening (or exchanging!) presents, lets talk about present!
The more tasks we can accomplish at once, the more productive we feel. We must admit though, that often these are tasks we can complete rather -- folding laundry while texting your friend and catching... Continue Reading
We know that family of origin has a huge effect on how you spend your holidays. For couples, it is a time often filled with obligations and assumptions based on the traditions that you grew up with. For example, in my family Christmas Day has always been the big day, while Christmas... Continue Reading
I am a realist. Often people describe us as glass-half-empty-people, but I say I describe the glass as it is. In actuality.
In my life this looks like a lot of direct communication, analysis, planning. I plan for what I think will happen, not what I hope will happen or fear might occur. If I am... Continue Reading
grat·i·tude \?gra-t?-?tüd, -?tyüd\: a feeling of appreciation or thanks
While Merriam-Websters definition of gratitude is pretty clear and encompassing, I think we all might gratitude in slightly different ways. To me, gratitude differs from in that I can a good... Continue Reading
One of my favorite things about using the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment is the amazing amount of useful information contained in the report. For example, there are sections on personal stress, , , and much more. In the space of an hour, the couple provides detailed information that I, as the trained... Continue Reading
Lets talk about them.
The term relationship goals is casually tossed around on to convey admiration, or sometimes envy, of an action/gesture/moment that you want to see in your own relationship. Sometimes when you tag a post with #RelationshipGoals, you are completely serious,... Continue Reading
With PREPARE/ENRICH day-long workshops for
counselors, clergy, or mentors, you'll get thorough
training on the program, providing you with the
skills you need to use our relationship
assessment most effectively.
Once your church or community has a trained and
certified PREPARE/ENRICH professional, you might
consider establishing a Marriage Mentor Program
to help premarital couples get more preparation or married couples get the assistance
they need for healthier relationships.