Couple Checkups


Effectiveness of Couple Checkup; Self - Directed vs Small Groups  (click here)

Meier, William (2010)

This study evaluated the impact of couples using the Couple Checkup on their own (Self-Directed) versus couples participating in a group (Small Group). Compared to a Control group, couples in both the Self-Directed and Small Group significantly improved in 8 out 10 areas and increased their couple satisfaction. The Self-Directed group appreciated the flexibility of doing the program on their own schedule. The Small Group appreciated the supportive from others in the group. Over 87% of the couples (108 out of 124) would recommend the Couple Checkup to their friends.


Overview of Couple Checkup  (click here)

Olson, Larson & Olson-Sigg (2009)

There is considerable evidence that marriage is good for both adults and children. The Couple Checkup can be used by a couple on their own or used with marriage education programs to improve its impact.  The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples to empower couples to deal with issues on their own, and to emphasize prevention over remediation.  The Couple Checkup can also be used in a group setting and group leaders can create a Group Summary to help them better understand and work with the couples in a group.


Online Self-Training

If you are unable to find a workshop in your area or prefer to learn online, you can register for PREPARE/ENRICH
Online Self-Training.


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.

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