Leading economists and psychologists agree that skills training is vital to strengthening America’s economic future. Increasing numbers of professionals are enrolling in relationship skills training classes – marriage education – to enhance their “emotional intelligence,” offering benefits for both family life and careers.
Marriage education programs are becoming increasingly important to helping returning veterans strengthen family life after combat deployment. Veterans Administration and Pentagon officials are encouraging efforts to expand evidence-based programs nationwide. A training next month in San Diego will prepare Chaplains and behavioral health specialists from more than a dozen states to lead retreats for veteran couples throughout the country.
For generations, marriage education came from our parents. We watched how they interacted with each other, how they navigated the challenges and chapters of their lives, and what marriage meant to them. Recent studies show that the children and grandchildren of the baby boomer generation have become increasingly cautious about their own decisions regarding marriage and family, striving to create models for their lives that may be vastly different than the examples they saw from their parents.
A quarter century after a young California woman entrusted her infant daughter's life to the care of a family she’d never met, that daughter traveled 2,689 miles in search of her earliest beginnings. That daughter is me.
Just 45 percent of workers are satisfied with their jobs according to a recent national study by the Conference Board, the lowest number ever recorded. What can you do to make your office a great place to work? These five steps will help you get started.
In a four-day PAIRS Essentials program sponsored by the California Healthy Marriage Coalition, participants shared, learned, and explored evidence-based approaches to strengthen marriages as a strategy for improving the well-being and health of children, families, and communities. With courage, empathy, and passion for strong marriages as the foundation for happiness and fulfillment, their collective efforts will impact communities and families for generations to come.
ABC News reports Americans 45 and older are far more open to sex outside of marriage than they were 10 years ago, but they're engaging in sex less often and with less satisfaction. Is it all downhill after 45 when it comes to fidelity, bonding, and sexual satisfaction? A study on the impact of marriage education offers hope.