The PREPARE-ENRICH program was offered by marriage mentors to 1,070 low income couples over a four year period, 62% were married and 38% were premarital couples. The mentors worked one hour per week for 8 weeks with the couples. At pre-test, 20% of the couples were Vitalised (most happy), 19% were Conventional, 31% were Conflicted and 25% were Devitalised (most unhappy). At post-test, the number of Devitalised dropped from 25% to 5%, Conflicted dropped from 31% to 15%, and Vitalised increased from 20% to 47%.
In summary, the Program had a very significant impact in improving the couples' relationship.
The PREPARE/ENRICH Marriage Mentor Program was developed in order to give supervisors tools to train Marriage Mentors to work with premarital, newlywed, and married couples. The program is designed to be flexible so that it can be tailored to fit the needs of each organisation, congregation or group. Feel free to adapt it in a way that will be most effective for your setting The PREPARE/ENRICH Marriage Mentor Program was developed to give you the tools to train Marriage Mentors. The resources include:
Studies demonstrate the value of the PREPARE/ENRICH Marriage Mentor Program: Marriage Mentor research article here >