Learn the Skills of Successful Relationships through the most widely used and most thoroughly researched skills based marriage education program available.
All of us need to improve our skills when it comes to loving the most important people in our lives.
This workshop teaches how to build a safe relationship: physical safety [where there is no abuse], emotional safety [the ability to be in any emotional state as say what you need to say, and be heard and responded to compassionately], and commitment safety [the assurance that we will stay together till death do us part]. Key elements in this workshop are teaching the skills of communicating productively, problem solving and conflict resolution, handling expectations and issues, having fun, strengthening commitment.
What is PREP? PREP is education. Much of what goes wrong in loving relationships has to do with never having learned the skills and principles associated with successful relationships. That’s why PREP developed an educational program to teach couples the skills and principles they need to maintain a healthy and lasting relationship.
Who’s PREP for? PREP is for couples who want to make their marriage be the best it can be, regardless of what stage of marriage they are in.
PREP’s Research Foundation
Many studies find that couples not only like PREP, but they benefited significantly:
• PREP couples have lower rates of premarital break-up and post marital divorce.
• PREP couples have shown a greater likelihood of maintaining relationship satisfaction for a few years following training, in one major long-term study.
• PREP couples have lower levels of negative communication and higher levels of positive communication immediately following the program, and maintain these advantages up to 5 years later.
• PREP couples enjoy taking the program because of the “hands on” skill oriented nature of the material-with PREP couples reporting greater program satisfaction than couples taking other programs offered to couples.
• Premarital couples taking PREP given by clergy or lay leaders in their religious organization (as well as when given by university staff) communicate more positively and less negatively following training compared to couples taking more typical premarital training in their religious organizations.