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Marriage Mentoring: a supportive, non-judgemental and sincere resource for premarital and newlywed couples

Marriage mentoring is a couple-to-couple relationship that seeks to help couples live out their vision for marriage. For couples who are intent on building a happy marriage, mentoring brings sage advice, personal support and encouragement, and help in hard times.

Marriage Mentoring: a resource of support, encouragement, and accountability for premarital and newlywed couples

Marriage mentoring is a couple-to-couple relationship that seeks to help couples live out their vision for marriage. For couples who are intent on building a happy marriage, mentoring brings sage advice, personal support and encouragement, and help in hard times.

Does Parental Divorce Hinder Marrying Couples?

Are premarital individuals who have experienced parental divorce likely to be poorer communicators than those whose parents have not divorced?

Couple Assessment: a financial and emotional investment

When couples pay for their couple assessment experience, it often assumes greater value and drives deeper engagement in the process. 

Encourage development of new skills: good listening skills and constructive ways of handling conflict can change a relationship

In 2002 Michelle Simons and Robyn Parker wrote an article in which relationship education services in Australia were reviewed (Relationship education services. Family Matters, 2002, 63, 77-79).  They wrote:

"The use of inventories differs from structured programs largely in scale, and while at least two thirds of inventory users indicate that skills training is incorporated into sessions with couples, it would appear that the amount of skills training is rather limited in the majority of cases. This, along with issues relating to follow up and evaluation of inventory-based service activities, is an issue worthy of further attention."

15 years later, the challenges contained in this statement are just as timely.

There are three worthwhile challenges to PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators worth noting:

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