START SMART is a good foundation BEFORE marriage can help make marriages last. Our premarital training course teaches specific skills that seriously dating or engaged couples will need to prepare them to have a healthy marriage down the road. This involves a compatibility test that both couples take then we will assign you a coaching couple to work with you. This does qualify for the premarital counseling discount. Click here to go to the site for the premarital inventory The inventory costs $25. You will print out the workbook and we will get back with you and set up sessions with a coach picked just for you.
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.
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Forever and Ever
Teaches couples preparing for marriage the necessary skills for a healthy marriage. Couples will learn effective communication skills, conflict management, the difference between appropriate and inapropriate expectectations for marraige, financial responsibility and more. Same as Mastering the Magic of Love, but geared for premarital training
For more information: www.skillswork.org
This class is taught every Tuesday from 7 pm until 9 pm. New classes begin on the first Tuesday of each month. Cost is $30 per couple and meets requirements for a $38 premarital counseling discount on the marriage license.
Preparing for Marriage
Teaches couples preparing for marriage the necessary skills for a healthy marriage. Couples will learn effective communication skills, conflict management, the difference between appropriate and inappropriate expectations for marriage and financial responsibility and more.
Secrets to Lasting Love
Teaches healthy marriage relationship enhancement skills for premarital or married couples. This hands-on, activity-based course helps couples build skills, expression skills and much more. By the end of the course, couples will learn how to put and keep honesty, compassion, empathy and trust in their relationship.
Ten Great Dates Before You Say “I Do”
This is a self-contained program that lay counselors or couples can use to prepare for marriage. A self-guided program that encourages couples to talk about key issues that can effect the lastingness of their marriage.
For more information: www.marriagealive.com