Resources for Creating a Safer, Saner, More Loving World


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Most Important Thing to Do for Your Relationship

The most important thing you can do for relationships isn’t difficult and is possible for anyone, says an industry leader in marriage and relationship education. Get inspired with 300 examples of loving, affirming words to strengthen the relationships you want to last.

VA Chaplain Barbara Nollie Warrior to Soul Mate Retreat

Veterans, Caregivers Learn to Be Healing to Each Other in Innovative Warrior to Soul Mate Programs

Nearly 5.5 million Americans are caring for service members and Veterans, many of whom are impacted by post traumatic stress. The VA is expanding innovative efforts to help Veterans and their loved ones learn to be healing to each other through the Warrior to Soul Mate program.

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$100 Million Reveals Who Can Save Your Marriage

The person who will save your marriage is closer than you may have realized. The most significant study ever conducted on marriage and relationship education, at an estimated cost of $100 million, reveals who can save our marriages and who can’t.

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Landmark study finds skills training improves marriage happiness, but doesn’t reduce divorce

A landmark national study of 9,363 low-income, married men and women in eight American cities found many of those who participated in 30 hours of skills training classes were more likely to have boosts in relationship happiness and marital stability sustained 30 months later.

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage!

Benefits of Healthy Marriages For Children and Youth (Marriage Statistics) Researchers have found many benefits for children and youth who are raised by parents in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics: More likely to attend college Physically healthier Emotionally healthier Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol Less likely to commit… Read More ›

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National Study Shows Strong Consumer Satisfaction with Marriage and Relationship Education Classes

A landmark national study of leading evidence-based marriage and relationship education programs shows strong consumer satisfaction and the potential for significant industry growth.

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Charlotte Michie: A Good Relationship with Your Spouse is Foundation for Having it All

“Relationships are everything,” says Charlotte Michie, a Cary, North Carolina marriage and family therapist. “If you have a good relationship with your spouse, you have it all even if you are sick and without money.” Next month, with assistance from her husband of 34 years, Charlotte will begin offering evidence-based, skills building weekends to help couples learn to create and sustain happy, successful marriages.

April 15th, Tax Returns, and a Beautiful Boy

As Americans focus on filing their taxes on April 15th, a mother reflects on a family journey and a gift so much greater than a tax refund.

Should I Make-Up or Break-Up?

Should you make-up or break-up? PAIRS CEO Seth Eisenberg shares some of the typical statements he hears from people on the brink of divorce along with answers from the trenches of marriage education.

Marriage education: Can this marriage be saved?

COUPLES: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Marriage education was introduced as a “preventive maintenance” approach to sustaining love and strengthening families in this 1982 Washington Post article.

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I Am ME: Sanford Rosenthal, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sanford Rosenthal has faced a lot of curve balls in his life. Teaching relationship and marriage education classes helped him discover more about his own wisdom and help others find theirs.

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I Am ME: Maria Crockett, Laguna Beach, California

Marriage education helped David and Maria Crockett learn to nurture a close relationship in which they regularly show each other appreciations. The experience led Maria to begin teaching PAIRS classes to help other southern California couples take their relationships to a new level of happiness and fulfillment.

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I Am ME: Dr. Debra Greene, Maui, Hawaii

“I Am ME” profiles individuals and couples who are touching the lives of families and children in communities throughout the nation through Marriage Education. This week, Fatherhood Channel features Debra Greene, Ph.D., of Maui, Hawaii.

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I Am ME: Christy Carroll, Cheyenne, Wyoming

“I Am ME” profiles individuals and couples who are touching the lives of families and children in communities throughout the nation through Marriage Education. This week, Fatherhood Channel features Christy Carroll of Strong Families Strong Wyoming in Cheyenne.

Patricia Merrill

I Am ME: Patricia Merrill, Tucson, Arizona

“I Am ME” profiles individuals and couples who are touching the lives of families and children in communities throughout the nation through Marriage Education. This week, Fatherhood Channel features Patricia Merrill of Arizona Youth Partnership in Tucson.

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National Guard and Reserve Families Paying High Price for Lasting Impact of Combat Deployment

Members of the National Guard and Reserve who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan face some of the greatest challenges reconnecting with loved ones after they return home. A recent meeting in Tampa sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and National Healthy Marriage Resource Center reviewed current research and the urgent need for expanded services.

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Couples Learn to Fight Fair in Marriage Classes

With many wanting to head for their windows to scream, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” marriage education is helping couples learn safe ways to confide feelings such as anger, fear, and sadness on behalf of greater love and intimacy. Experts say learning to confide, rather than avoiding conflict, is key to healthy relationships. Marriage classes are helping thousands of couples learn to fight fair.

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Marriage Education: Learning Harmony

A newlywed reflects on lessons learned in a marriage education class, wondering if the tips he picked up could have saved his parents’ marriage, his sister’s, and what it means for his own relationship.

Staying connected across the miles

Along with hours in skills training to prepare for new careers, couples separated as a result of employment changes are increasingly turning to the Internet for help sustaining long-distance relationships. Marriage educators are embracing technology to bring evidence-based skills training online.

Larry and Shawn King

Should Larry King’s marriage license be revoked?

Amidst stories of Larry King’s pending eighth divorce, should the King of Talk’s marriage license be revoked? “How many marriages are too many,” Belinda Luscombe asks? A co-worker suggests a weekend marriage education class. Now that would be something to talk about.

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