Join us for certification training in the new "customized version"
inventory on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
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A few testimonials:
"I want to jump on your list of cheerleaders for devising a way
to certify PREPARE/ENRICH mentor couples with the Webinar technology."
- a pastor
" I am deeply appreciative of the efforts of both PREPARE/ENRICH
and Marriage Savers to address the greatest issue (marriage) of our
culture at this time."- a pastor
" Clear presentation. Glad we did not have to travel." - a mentor
(Liked) "new material on cohabitation and chastity." - a mentor
Friday, July 8.
due for training & materials fees
10-5 EST (unless West Coasters participate).
per church (for up to 4 couples). $45 per additional couple.
Training materials cost:
$115 for certification resources for each pastor/mentor supervisor
couple; $35 per mentor couple (additional s&h fees for Alaska
participants). $4.95 per couple for Workbook.
Mike McManus, President of Marriage Savers, has been a
nationally syndicated columnist for 33 years and is author of
five books on marriage, most recently: "Living Together: Myths,
Risks & Answers" written with Harriet McManus and "How To Cut
America's Divorce Rate in Half: A Strategy Every State Should
Adopt," both of which were published in 2008. Mike and Harriet
have personally mentored 61 premarital couples. One couple
commented, "Going through the mentoring process with you gave
both of us a confidence about the strength of our relationship
and our ability to deal with various hurdles in marriage."
Train in PREPARE-ENRICH The Marriage Savers Way!
At the conclusion of the Webinar, Mentor Supervisors are certified to
train Marriage Mentors in their home church, using the new P-E Resource
Kit, which includes quality teaching DVDs by the creators of PREPARE-
ENRICH, making future trainings easy.
Already trained in PREPARE-ENRICH?
Get "updated" in the new customized version.
Licensed professionals can earn 7 Continuing Education Credits
with further study + a modest fee.
Already trained in another inventory?
Consider PREPARE-ENRICH for 11 beneficial reasons:
The online format automatically customizes itself to fit the unique
stage and structure of each couple's relationship. Items asked of
couples vary according to each couple by age, religion, whether
pregnant, considering remarriage, etc. No other inventory is customized.
For example, a couple who is 55+ years old would answer
different assessment Items than a younger couple. Catholics will have
Items on Natural Family Planning not asked of Baptists. If it is a
remarriage, partners will respond to different issues than a couple in a
primary marriage. Customization makes PREPARE-ENRICH an outstanding
inventory. After the assessment is taken online, results are emailed to
the Pastor or Lead Mentor Couple. Marriage Mentors can then
target relationship issues couples have identified. Thus, it is tailored
to each couple.
Bargain Training Fee:
We charge only $195 per church, which includes training for
up to four couples ($45 per each additional couple) plus materials.
Because we are training multiple churches and have no travel costs, we
can pass on the savings to you. The materials cost $115 for the
pastor/mentor supervisor to be certified, which includes two DVDs for
future trainings, a CD with letters of invitation, registration forms,
Marriage Mentor Manual, a
Inventory, and a
Marriage Savers-P-E Workbook with 30 exercises. Materials
cost only $35 per mentor couple which includes the
Marriage Mentor Manual and a sample inventory (Shipping
3. Mentor Focused:
Marriage Savers created the marriage mentoring concept and is
experienced in teaching this strategy. We pioneered marriage mentoring
in a local church in the 1990's. Mentor Couples that we trained prepared
288 couples for marriage. Of that number, 58 - a big 20% - decided
not to marry. Of the 230 couples who did marry, there have been only
16 divorces that we know of. That's a 7% failure rate or a 93% success
rate over nearly two decades. That's virtual marriage insurance!
One or more pastors or Mentor Supervisor Couples can be certified
as PREPARE-ENRICH trainers in your congregation. P/E DVDs contain 12
teaching lessons and 12 exercises - a comprehensive package which makes
future trainings easy and inexpensive. In our training we show four DVD
exercises to give you a feel for their quality and usefulness.
5. Role Playing Opportunities:
Through hands-on training using the
Mentor Manual and role-playing, you will practice
mentoring and teaching skills. We recommend you recruit two, four or six
couples, so that during role-playing one couple can be the mentorees,
while the other couple plays the role of a Mentor Couple.
6. Unique Graphics.
Facilitator Report of an individual couple
includes illustrative graphics of couple scores and a written
description of their Strengths and Growth Areas for a dozen categories
such as Relationship Roles, Spiritual Beliefs, Communications, Financial
Management and Conflict Resolution.
7. Sophisticated Yardsticks:
Unlike other inventories, P-E uses a five-point scale, ranging from
Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree, offering a more nuanced analysis
than the typical three-point measures (Agree, Undecided, Disagree).
Results of the assessment are clustered in helpful sub-categories:
Positive Couple Agreement, Disagreement, Indecision, and Special Focus.
Also included is a summary of each partner's responses on every Item and
a description of the couple's Strength and Growth Areas.
8. PREPARE-ENRICH is more sophisticated and comprehensive
than other inventories.
Like other relational assessments, PREPARE-ENRICH measures whether the
couple agrees or disagrees in such subject areas as Communication,
Conflict Resolution and Financial Management. Unlike competitive
inventories, P/E offers four additional measures:
A. "SCOPE Personality Profile,"
the degree to which each partner is:
Social - extroverted or introverted
Change - open to change
conscientious or less organized
agreeable or forceful
Emotionally Steady - calm or reactive
B. Relationship Dynamics, has 4 yardsticks:
- how each partner expresses their feelings and what they want in the
- how good each partner feels about oneself and his/her ability to
accomplish what they want in life.
- the tendency of each partner to minimize issues or their reluctance to
deal with problems directly.
Partner Dominance - the degree to which one person feels controlled or dominated by
C. PREPARE/ENRICH also measures Stress, Satisfaction, Commitment,
The Personal Stress
each person is feeling and
the issues causing that stress.
of both individuals and the couple.
Commitment of each partner to the relationship and how they think their
partner feels about commitment.
Abuse and Substance Abuse is measured - physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse as well
as substance abuse.
D. PREPARE/ENRICH features unique Couple and Family Maps that measure
Closeness and Flexibility:
Balancing Closeness and Flexibility is the key to couple and family
health. For closeness, couples and families need to balance separateness
vs. togetherness. For flexibility, couples and families need to balance
stability vs. change.
9. New PREPARE/ENRICH -Marriage
Couple's Workbook offers 30 Exercises not
available in other inventories. These Exercises are
designed to help couples improve their communication, develop a budget,
and learn conflict resolution skills. Marriage Savers offers additional
exercises such as the
Optional Premarital Sexual Covenant to encourage purity
until marriage, and two Cohabitation Exercises designed to help such
couples address risks of living together and encourage them to move
apart until the wedding. To
see its quality download a copy from our website
www.marriagesavers.org Click on Store, then Publications.
Options: If a couple is Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish, P/E offers
unique Items for them to discuss.
11. Couple Report:
A new P/E feature - couples are given a special report of their
relationship that they can keep and discuss.
Webinar conducted through GoToMeeting.com:
During training your computer will be linked to ours. Our PowerPoint
presentation will be projected onto your screen. We will train you via
telephone. There will be Q & A opportunities throughout the workshop.
Can't make this Webinar? Our next training will be June 4. We
can train in up to 16 sites simultaneously.
To register, call 301-978-7108 with your credit card deposit of $100 to
reserve your training slot.