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Balancing relationship roles is crucial for all couples, and particularly important for remarrying couples

Exploring relationship roles and a remarrying couple’s expectations about how decision making and responsibilities will be shared is vital, and assists understanding each others preferences for traditional or equalitarian roles in their relationship.

Cultural issues: Tips and Insights for Facilitators

Relationships in general are challenging, and coming from different curtural backgrounds can create its own set of challenges. As intercultural marriages continue to increase, it's important to acknowledge and understand how different cultural backgrounds are likely to impact marriages and family life of the couples you work with.

How PREPARE/ENRICH works for couples with ethnic and cultural differences

Did you know that in 2016, 31.6% of couples married were born in different countries, and 13.9% were born in the same overseas country. 54.5% of couples married were both born in Australia (ABS, 2016).

Launching the PREPARE/ENRICH online self-directed training for new facilitators

We are thrilled to announce the launch of PREPARE/ENRICH online for new facilitators.

Couple-to-Couple Mentoring: Study shows that couples with strong marriages may be able to play a significant mentoring role for less satisfied couples and become even stronger in the process

Sixty married couples took the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory and were divided into three groups: mentors who had strong marriages, distressed couples who wanted to be mentored, and a control group. The marriage mentors were trained on the PREPARE/ENRICH Program and used the ENRICH Couple Inventory and feedback focusing on 7 topics:

Marriage mentoring: Plan your program for success

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: supervisor responsibilities and resources

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: Options for developing a Marriage Mentoring Program

Many organisations prefer to take a step-by-step process of introducing a comprehensive marriage mentoring program. Time demands, resources, and availability of volunteer mentors may all impact the level of commitment a church or organisation is able to make to a mentoring program. Some wish only to initiate a premarital and newlywed program, while others may focus on married couples.

Marriage Mentoring: Differences between Marriage Mentoring and Traditional Counselling

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.

Stronger Relationships marriage education voucher scheme to be scrapped

The Federal Government's Stronger Relationships subsidy trial endeavoured to allow up to 100,000 eligible Australian couples to apply for a $200 relationship education voucher has been scrapped, 5 months short of its expected trial end date. Whilst the program was significantly undersubscribed (with ~10,000 couples registered), the program was deemed to be a tremendous preventative initiative for engaged and married couples. The demise of the scheme and the evaluation before the trial end date is very disappointing and an apparent end to a key pillar in Kevin Andrews longer term vision to bolster preventative measures designed to reduce Australia's significant reliance on frontline social services.

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