Refined 3 vital skills – Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills are three skills we are not born with, but critical in terms of success in marriage. Managing time with and without our partner, ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to solving problems with our partner are areas that we need to develop together to ensure our … Continue reading Refined 3 vital skills – Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Redesign family systems: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Reconsidering and reshaping our family systems can get us on a path to achieving our goals and will free us up to be a more effective spouse, parent and worker. Redesigning family systems and restating our family goals and plans, can bring about significant changes to our every day life. All Relationships including those with … Continue reading Redesign family systems: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Reset your goals: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Ensuring we focus on the important matters today to reach our goals tomorrow is critical to our long term success. But are our goals clearly defined? Reviewing and resetting our goals needs to occur regularly to ensure efforts are directed intentionally to the right things. All Relationships including those with your spouse and children (and … Continue reading Reset your goals: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

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