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Fighting for Your Marriage - the PREP Approach
PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) is one of the most comprehensive and well respected programs for couples in the world. PREP is a research-based curriculum designed to teach couples universal skills and principles associated with marital success. Specific objectives include helping partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, avoid standoffs and connect with each other instead of pushing each other away.
Marriage Alive, founded by David and Claudia Arp, is a non-profit, marriage and family enrichment resource organization for churches, community organizations, the US military, schools and businesses.
Marriage and Couple Relationship Website
This marriage and couple relationship website is sponsored in part by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Wyoming.
This is a commercial site hosted by a noted author about marriage. The web site has a bank of free articles that focus on marriage problems. There is also a free newsletter offered.
Michele Weiner Davis, M.S.W. is a therapist specializing in a revolutionary approach that helps couples make their relationships better than ever. This is an excellent resource for obtaining books/tapes about saving your marriage.
National Council on Family Relations
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is the leading organization for Family Life Professionals. The site includes some of the most up-to-date information on family relations. NCFR is also the program currently dedicated to helping individuals become Certified Family Life Educators.
National Institute of Relationship Enhancement
National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE) is the developer of the successful Relationship Enhancement (RE). RE works in a variety of settings and helps various circumstances including pre-marital and martial enrichment.
National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC)
National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC) is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to successful stepfamily living. This site provides educational information and resources for anyone interested in stepfamilies and their issues.
(Formerly the Stepfamily Association of America (SAA))
This web site gives information concerning divorce, co-parenting, single parents, and stepfamilies.
The PREPARE Program is designed to help premarital couples prepare for marriage and the ENRICH Program is for married couples who want to enrich their marriage. To take a free Couple Quiz about your couple relationship, go to www.lifeinnovations.com
This site, by the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education, provides a wealth of articles and other information in support of marriage.
The Marriage Toolbox
The Marriage Toolbox covers the full spectrum of marriage -- from creating a marriage to maintaining a healthy marriage to supporting couples who are challenged by the opportunities that a marriage relationship brings forth.
The Pairs Foundation
This website reveals practical application of intimate relationship skills.
For help planning a wedding as well as a marriage. Watch Matt Townsend for tips on creating a strong marriage.
FindHow -Family Resources
A How-To search engine--"How-Tos From Names You TrustTM"
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (TwoOfUs.org)
TwoOfUs.org provides a wealth of information and expert advice for individuals couples in all stages of the relationship cycle—whether dating, exclusive, engaged, married or parents.