Rescript your Marriage and Family Life: Eight ways to enrich family and relationships

All Relationships including those with your spouse and children (and others) tend towards entropy, disorder and dissolution. Marriage and divorces can be disastrous for those concerned, especially for children. Being intentional and principle centred can revitalise and enrich your marriage, ensuring your marriage is sustained and endures. Adapted from the late Stephen R. Coveys book, Principle Centred … Continue reading Rescript your Marriage and Family Life: Eight ways to enrich family and relationships

Eight ways to enrich family and relationships: Retain a long-term perspective

All Relationships including those with your spouse and children (and others) tend towards entropy, disorder and dissolution. Marriage and divorces can be disastrous for those concerned, especially for children. Being intentional and principle centred can revitalise and enrich your marriage, ensuring your marriage is sustained and endures. Adapted from the late Stephen R. Coveys book, … Continue reading Eight ways to enrich family and relationships: Retain a long-term perspective

Would you wait a lifetime to have your car tuned-up, get a dental checkup or have a physical exam?

There has been increasing recognition that the fields of marriage and family education and therapy is moving toward competency-based, preventative approaches, and couple empowerment rather than only remedial treatments (Deacon, S.A. &; Sprenkle, D.H., 2001; Berger, R. &; Hannah, M.T. 1999). Coupled with the ever growing online marketplace - the arena of the future - designing efficient and … Continue reading Would you wait a lifetime to have your car tuned-up, get a dental checkup or have a physical exam?

The sooner couples can identify issues and learn ways to resolve them, the better their lives and the lives of their children will be

Prevention is as an important model in a variety of disciplines, including medical care, dental care and mental health issues. Until the 1950’s, there was very little awareness of the need for annual dental exams. Now it is accepted as a standard preventative practice embraced by our culture. In the field of mental health, various professional organizations have … Continue reading The sooner couples can identify issues and learn ways to resolve them, the better their lives and the lives of their children will be

Early detection, prevention, and education are also important in relational issues. 

Prevention is as an important model in a variety of disciplines, including medical care, dental care and mental health issues. Early cancer detection is a good example of the value of the preventative approach in reducing the mortality rates of cancer patients. Now 50% of women older than 40 receive regular mammograms (National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2006). Early screening … Continue reading Early detection, prevention, and education are also important in relational issues. 

Premarital education has been shown to reduce divorce by 30% and to improve overall marital satisfaction 

A study carried out by Meier and colleagues (2011) to assess the benefits of the online Couple Checkup for couples using it on their own (“Self-Directed”) and in a “Small Group” setting revealed that couples liked the ease of taking the Couple Checkup, the objective feedback provided by their report, and the practical help found in the … Continue reading Premarital education has been shown to reduce divorce by 30% and to improve overall marital satisfaction 

The Effectiveness of the Couple Checkup and Couple Programs

A study carried out by Bill Meier (2011) to assess the benefits of the online Couple Checkup for couples using it on their own (“Self-Directed”) and in a “Small Group” setting revealed that couples liked the ease of taking the Couple Checkup, the objective feedback provided by their report, and the practical help found in the Discussion Guide. … Continue reading The Effectiveness of the Couple Checkup and Couple Programs

Take a more positive approach in your relationship: Build on your Strengths

The Couple Checkup builds on the strength model, which has become increasingly popular in a variety of professional disciplines including psychology, industrial consulting and couple and family studies. Instead of focusing on issues, there is a growing trend to introduce a more positive perspective building on strengths. Historically, the field of psychology emphasized emotional disorders and pathology. In the … Continue reading Take a more positive approach in your relationship: Build on your Strengths

Suggest options to distract from the busyness: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney Speaking of issues, sometimes the only way around them is to compromise. Your partner will not miraculously stop being an extrovert, but you can help to assist your partner to understand that he or she needs to take a break lest your relationship will suffer. … Continue reading Suggest options to distract from the busyness: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner