Research indicates that there is a window of opportunity during the year before the wedding and the year or so afterwards when couples get the optimum benefit from marriage preparation. Later, under stress, negative habits and relationship patterns may become established and be much harder to resolve.

To maximize this opportunity I use a customized couple assessment tool, the Prepare-Enrich Instrument, that has been demonstrated to be effective in systematically identifying your strength and growth areas. Based on the results of this online assessment I facilitate 2 feedback sessions where you discuss and understand your results while I teach you proven relationship skills. Specifically, this approach helps me help you and your partner:

  • 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

Please don’t leave the most important step in marriage preparation fall by the wayside amidst all the other important planning. Contact us today and schedule your premarital assessment and feedback sessions with Dr. Cole