Marriage Savers Webinar
Training December 1, 2012
After 2012, Marriage Savers will no longer be offering online
certification trainings in PREPARE/ENRICH.There will be one last online
seminar on December 1.
Join us for certification training in the "customized version" of
The PREPARE/ENRICH assessment is the most advanced and flexible
relationship assessment tool available. This one-day workshop will
certify you to administer, interpret and provide feedback and skills
training for premarital and married couples using the inventory and
A few testimonials:
" Mike & Harriet are excellent presenters. As a pastor I was
"sold" on P/E years ago. Having gone through the training, I see how
this program can change the marital "landscape." Thank you for such
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 supervisor couple
(Liked) "new material on cohabitation and chastity."
- a mentor supervisor couple
Date: December 1,
Start time TBD:
Registration deadline & balance due for training & materials: November 23
per church (for up to 4 couples). $45 per additional couple or
individual attending without spouse.
participating church/organization at a shared webinar training site is
responsible for their own training fee.)
Training materials cost:
$120 for each
pastor/mentor supervisor couple; $40 per mentor couple. Plus $4.95 per
couple for downloaded Workbook.
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 P-E Resource
Kit, which includes quality teaching DVDs by the creators of PREPARE-
ENRICH, making future trainings easy.
At the end of
certification training, you will:
Be able to help and
encourage couples to talk more openly with each other
Know the areas assessed
for premarital and married couples
Know how to accurately
interpret the Facilitator's Report
Be able to utilize the
Couple's Workbook in giving feedback to couples
Recognize your limits
and know when to make an appropriate referral.
6 goals & core
exercises of Prepare/Enrich:
Explore strength and
Identify and manage
Resolve conflicts using
the Ten Step Model
Develop a more balanced
relationship using the Couple and Family Maps
differences and maximize teamwork.
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 are tailored to
each couple by age, religion, whether pregnant, considering remarriage,
etc. No other inventory is customized. For example, a couple living
together would answer questions regarding cohabitation, a couple who is
55+ years old would answer different assessment Items than would a young
couple. Catholics have Items on Natural Family Planning. Couples
considering remarriage will respond to different Items than those
entering a primary marriage. After the assessment is taken online,
results are emailed to the certified Pastor or Lead Mentor Couple.
Marriage Mentors can then target relationship issues couples have
identified. Thus, it is customized to each individual couple's
2. Bargain Training Fee:
We charge only $195 per church, which includes training for
up to four couples ($45 for each additional couple) plus materials.
Because we are training multiple churches and incur no travel costs, we
can pass on the savings to you. Materials cost $120 for the
pastor/mentor supervisor. Materials include the
PREPARE-ENRICH Resource Kit with quality DVD's for future
Mentor Supervisor Training Guide,
Marriage Mentor Manual. Materials for mentor couples cost
only $40 and include the
Marriage Mentor Manual.
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 include 12
teaching lessons and 12 exercises - a comprehensive package which makes
future trainings easy. During the training we show four DVD exercises
to give you a feel for their quality and usefulness.
5. Role Playing Opportunities:
Through role playing using the Marriage
Mentor Manual, you will practice mentoring and teaching
skills. We recommend you recruit two, four or six couples, so that
during role-playing one couple can role-play the mentorees, while the
other couple role-plays a Mentor Couple.
6. Unique Graphics.
Facilitator Report of a 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. (We will mail you an abbreviated sample of the
PREPARE-ENRICH assessment if requested).
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:
Assertiveness - how each partner expresses their feelings and what they want in
Self-Confidence - 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 two Cohabitation Exercises designed to help
couples address risks of living together and encourage them to move
apart until the wedding. In addition we offer the
Optional Premarital Sexual Covenant to encourage purity
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 faith related items for them to discuss.
11. Couple Report:
A helpful P/E feature - mentorees 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
Q & A opportunities.
We can train in up to 16 sites simultaneously.
To register, call 301-469-5873 with your credit card deposit of $100 to
reserve your training slot.
Mike McManus, President of Marriage Savers, is a nationally
syndicated columnist and author of six books on marriage, such as:
"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." They 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."