The #1 Pre-marital Counseling Program
If you would like to ensure you are both prepared for marriage, begin pre-marital counseling with one of our certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselors., psychologists, ministers, or coaches.
PREPARE/ENRICH is an online assessment tool for unmarried couples who want to strengthen their relationship, and work on areas in their relationship that require attention. Couples who undertake pre-marital counseling are able to talk about important issues in a positive and controlled environment. Couples gain the important tools necessary to work through the toughest of long-term relationship challenges.
By asking key questions in the beginning of the assessment, PREPARE/ENRICH addresses each couple’s relationship stage, situation, challenges, philosophical/spiritual orientation, and personalities and tailors the inventory to assess the couple’s strengths and the areas of challenge where growth will bring about the greatest benefits.
[box] Over three million couples have used PREPARE/ENRICH to help them clarify their challenges and make specific positive changes in their relationships. PREPARE/ENRICH has been developed and refined over a period of thirty years. A great deal of research has helped make PREPARE/ENRICH extremely effective in assessing and portraying the relationship strengths and challenges.[/box]
Each partner completes the inventory independently by answering approximately two hundred questions.
PREPARE/ENRICH will help you:
- Identify strength and growth areas
- Explore personality traits
- Strengthen communication skills
- Resolve conflicts and reduce stress
- Compare family backgrounds
- Comfortably discuss financial issues
- Establish personal, couple, and family goals
PREPARE/ENRICH assesses these areas of your relationship:
- 12 Relationship Scales — communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs, and more
- 5 SCOPE Personality Scales
- 4 Couple and Family Scales — based on Circumplex Model
- 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
- 30 Customized Scales
Your Professional Premarital Counseling Program includes:
- The Prepare Enrich Online Relationship Assessment
- 8 x 30-50 minute Online, Skype, or Phone Sessions
- Receive two copies of the relationship report profile
- A workbook containing relationship exercises for skill building
- Certificate of Completion
Couple Comments and Reviews
Comments from couples at theknot.com:
“Our officiant had us fill out this test as well. We really liked it. The program showed areas of strength and pinpointed things we needed to talk about. The coolest thing is it comes with a workbook with activities that you and your FI can do to build communication. I would suggest you do the PREPARE/ENRICH program.” – Tennessee
“We had to do it also, and like the previous post we loved it. Good Luck! Have fun with it. Just remember it can’t do any harm to find out where you two can improve. Kinda like extra credit.” – Omaha
“Our pastor is having us use the program as well!” – Wyoming
“We used it as well and it was wonderful. It really showed us our strengths and areas of improvement to work on as a couple. It also identified our major stressors in life which was super helpful.” – Cincinnati
“We used the assessment as well. It was very useful and fun, too! Had a great time! Have fun with it!” – North Dakota
“We did the test, and it was insightful. One of the important things is that you each do it on your own and be completely honest on your expectations. We had fun with it.” – Seattle
“FI and I did the test as well. We’re a very open couple and were friends for years but there were still a few things that we learned about each other through the process.” – Houston
Comments from couples on Facebook:
Sought it out…it was an amazing contribution to our plans for marriage. I think it should be required!
I don’t know if my church requires it, but we would have wanted it regardless. The program was so incredibly valuable for us!
It was required for us in Pierce County, WA but I am very glad we did it, because it has helped us a ton!
My fiance and I wanted to take PREPARE/ENRICH and it has been such a wonderful experience. It really brought back the value of marriage and solidified why we wanted to get married.
The PREPARE/ENRICH counseling was amazingly eye-opening. Couldn’t imagine getting married without it!
I wanted to make sure we were on the same page before we got married. It so helped both of us grow together even more. I recommend every engaged couple (or thinking of marriage) to do it.
Asked for guidance and glad we did! Has been a wonderful experience getting to know our pastor and believe it or not, my future husband!
Growing, learning, it’s a wonderfully reassuring experience! I would recommend PREPARE/ENRICH to anyone!
What happens when I purchase Prepare Enrich Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions from IRI?
Once you complete the purchase, a member of our staff will email within 24 business hours, to welcome you to the premarital counselling program, and gather some important information. When you return the information to us, IRI Will assign a counsellor to you based on suitability to your needs.
You will also both receive the online relationship assessment to complete separately. We are informed when both of you have completed the online assessment. You and your counsellor will then set up the appointment schedule.
With online premarital counselling, no couple has the excuse of being time poor, or not having a local (suitable) premarital counseling option.