What to Expect
We’ve all heard the statistics on failing marriages and we’re certain that will NOT be us.
While there is no magic formula or special book that will give you that guarantee, pre-marital counseling is the best investment you can give to your marriage. And at Charis we do things a little differently. We understand that as a couple you are unique and you need something that is tailored to YOU! To accomplish this we utilize the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment tool which can help you as a couple:
- Explore strength and growth areas
- Strengthen communication skills
- Identify and manage major stressors
- Resolve conflict
- 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 is PREPARE/ENRICH?
PREPARE/ENRICH is an assessment completed online that is completely customizable to each individual couple.
It aids in identifying a couple’s strength and growth areas. PREPARE/ENRICH is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. There are also versions of the inventory used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.
Based on a couple’s assessment results, a Charis premarital counselor, who is a trained PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, will provide 4-8 feedback sessions in which they help the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.