Couples seeking Pre-marital Counseling often find it useful to complete a premarital assessment as part of their premarital counseling. It’s an easy process with a great return on investment. Using a personalized assessment at the outset of your premarital journey can provide you with a clear view of your relationship, that will allow you to get to know your partner on a much deeper level.
A premarital assessment is an excellent way to:
- Identify what you each do well
- Zero in on what is hard for each of you
- Highlight areas that you haven’t discussed yet
- Provide a format for discussion and practice developing critical areas
The PREPARE/ENRICH© Assessment
Over the past 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH© Assessment has been used by over three million couples to help them clarify their challenges and make specific positive changes in their relationships. Preparing couples for marriage is important, so important that research has found that premarital counseling reduced the rate of divorce by 30%.
PREPARE/ENRICH© is a confidential online assessment tool for couples who want to better understand and improve their relationship. It’s an investment in your relationship you really shouldn’t pass it up.
The PREPARE/ENRICH© assessment can be customized to reflect the unique background and needs of the couple; such as previous marriages, stepchildren, a couples’ age, or faith-based scales. Topics covered in the assessment and program include a personality profile for each partner; relationship dynamics measured by assertiveness, self-confidence, avoidance, and partner dynamics; and 10 core scales of relationship health:
- Conflict Resolution
- Partner Style and Habits
- Financial Management
- Leisure Activities
- Sexuality and Affection
- Family and Friends
- Relationship Roles
- Children and Parenting
- Spiritual Beliefs
The PREPARE/ENRICH© inventory and assessment must be completed online, however, it’s highly recommended that before you take the inventory, we schedule an introductory meeting to get to know one another and set some expectations. Once you have completed and submitted the online questionnaire, I will receive an assessment of your responses from PREPARE/ENRICH©.
As a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator I am trained in the P/E assessment and feedback process and will use your assessment as a guide for our subsequent counseling sessions. Typically, couples require 6-9 nine sessions to process all the categories and information in the assessment.
The cost of the on-line PREPARE/ENRICH© inventory and assessment is $35/couple. My hourly rate is $120/hour. Sessions run 60-90 minutes depending on the issues to be discussed.
The PREPARE/ENRICH© process is not just for premarital couples.
Prepare/Enrich offers a level of awareness understanding between partners that would be beneficial for any couple. If you are contemplating marriage, engaged, already married, with or without children, or simply just want to build a better understanding of each other- PREPARE/ENRICH© can be of great benefit.
There are four options for PREPARE/ENRICH© assessment:
The Standard inventory is designed to assess pre-marital satisfaction levels in twelve relationship categories. This option provides personalized insights into relationship dynamics, commitment levels, personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.
The Checkup inventory is designed for marriage enrichment. It assesses satisfaction levels in six relationship categories and gains personalized insights into personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.
The Parenting Inventory is uniquely designed to assess parenting styles and parenting stress. It also provides condensed insight into a couple’s relationship, including communication and conflict resolution.
The Pre-Adoption/Pre-Foster Care Inventory is designed for couples pursuing adoption or foster parenting, to assess expectations and satisfaction in twelve relationship categories; and gain insights into relationship dynamics, stress, personality, and family systems.