PREPARE/ENRICH

Group Program

Take the power of the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment and feedback exercises into a group setting for dating, engaged, married or mixed-stage couples.

  • Maximize your time and impact by bringing couples together for vibrant group discussions covering the core topics that predict marriage success.
  • Build community and connections among your couples with this fun and thought provoking group process.
  • Use the same administration process and Couple's Workbook exercises you already know and understand.
  • Available in English only at this time.

The PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program has a format that is adaptable and easy to implement into any type of couple group.  Upgrade your PREPARE/ENRICH account and you'll receive online access to the Instructor's Guide (PDF), a new Couple's Report - Group Edition, and an Instructor's PowerPoint.  When offering PREPARE/ENRICH in a group format, you will use these resources to encourage discussion and effectively structure the feedback for a group setting.

A recent independent study found couples who participated in a PREPARE/ENRICH group program exhibited positive gains in knowledge, felt more confident in their relationship, engaged in more positive conflict management behaviors, and felt more satisfied with their relationship.  Plus, the benefits for those completing the group process were just as powerful as those who completed the feedback privately with a facilitator (Futris and colleagues, 2011).

Program Details & Resources

  • Instructor's Guide: This 30-page PDF file outlines the process and steps you need to be successful with the PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program. Each of the sessions includes an ice breaker, group discussion questions, teaching points, a couple exercise, guided wrap up questions, and closing suggestions.  Choose a handful of topics, or complete all ten sessions - it's flexible and up to you to decide what will work best in your setting. Session topics include:
    • Sharing Strength & Growth Areas
    • SCOPE Personality
    • Personal Stress Profile
    • Communication
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Financial Management
    • Spiritual Beliefs
    • Sexuality, Romance & Affection
    • Closeness & Flexibility
    • Final Wrap-Up Session
  • New Couple's Report - Group Edition: A newly revised Couple's Report made specifically for the PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program.
    • Re-ordered to match the flow of session topics
    • More category response detail for couples to discuss their areas of agreement and disagreement
    • No Couple Typology section to distract or discourage struggling couples
    • Easy to use - automatically generated each time you assess a couple
  • Group Program PowerPoint: Each session outline, including exercise directions and discussion questions, has been incorporated into an optional PowerPoint presentation.

There is a one-time charge of $35 to activate the Group Program feature in your PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator account.  Once active, you'll automatically receive the new group edition of the Couple's Report whenever you assess a couple.  This report is included in addition to your Facilitator's Report and current Couple's Report.  You'll also be given links to the Instructor's Guide and PowerPoint when you login to your facilitator account.

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Training Workshops
to Become a Facilitator

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.  7 CEUs Available, check availability

Find a One-Day Workshop Near You

Outside the U.S.?  See our International Offices

Marriage Mentor Program

Marriage Mentors Talking to Couple

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.

Questions?  Call 1-800-331-1661
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