Originally posted on The Family Greenhouse on October 3, 2014 by Abigail Doust
What if taking the time to take one online assessment would change your marriage? What if taking just a few hours to unpack the results would give you a boost to run confidently into the next chapter? Good news- this is not a hypothetical idea. This really does exist and would be a HUGE benefit to your relationship.
We are big fans of the relationship inventory Prepare/Enrich. Why? We are glad you asked. It is the #1 couples assessment tool out there. That is why we have chosen to be trained in it and have used it with over 100 couples. Let us tell you more about it– and keep in mind you can take it with us and get 5 sessions to unpack it for only $350. It’s like a mini-workshop, all about the 2 of you!
The Prepare/Enrich website is very helpful, so I will integrate pieces of it into this blog. Whether you are a blended couple, pre-married, married for years, with or without kids, strong is marriage or struggling, etc.– EVERYONE benefits from this tool!
What is PREPARE/ENRICH?
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.
Sounds good. But can you trust it?
Over the last 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than 3 million couples. We’re the #1 relationship inventory and couples assessment tool.
What are the major goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program?
The program helps couples:
- Explore strength and growth areas
- Strengthen communication skills
- Identify and manage major stressors
- Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model
- Develop a more balanced relationship
- Explore family of origin issues
- Discuss financial planning and budgeting
- Establish personal, couple and family goals
- Understand and appreciate personality differences
What relationship areas are assessed by the Inventory?
- 12 Relationship Scales — communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs and more
- 5 SCOPE Personality Scales
- 4 Couple and Family Scales — based on the Circumplex Model
- 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
- 30 Customized Scales
Is the PREPARE/ENRICH Program valid & reliable?
An important strength of the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory is their strong psychometric properties. High levels of reliability and validity have been found for each instrument, making them valuable tools for research as well as clinical use.
- National Norms based on over 500,000 couples
- High Levels of Validity and Reliability
PREPARE has validity in that it discriminates premarital couples that get divorced from those that are happily married with about 80-85% accuracy. Reliability is high (alpha reliability of .80 – .85).
Who uses PREPARE/ENRICH? (In addition to us, of course)
The inventory has been utilized by over 100,000 trained clergy members, professional counselors, mentors, and marriage educators throughout the U.S.
Are you ready?
If we have convinced you that taking the online assessment and meeting with us to unpack it is a good move for your relationship, contact us and get the ball rolling! You will be glad you did.