I am doing pre-marital coaching (can’t call it counseling in my state unless you are a professional counselor) for a few couples in my church. I am always interested in what topics others cover, so I thought I would share my overall premise and the resources I used.
Step 1: Prepare Enrich Test:
It costs the couple $35 to take online. Each person takes their own test. Once they both have completed it, I get the results and they get a copy as well.
I like it because it shows their relationship strengths and growth areas. Prepare Enrich deals with the following topics:
- 12 Relationship Scales — communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs and more
- 5 SCOPE Personality Scales
- 4 Couple and Family Scales — based on the Circumplex Model
- 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
I find that taking the test actually sparks conversation about crucial topics that were covered in it before we even meet for premarital counseling.
What to find out what topics I cover in the actual pre-marital counseling / coaching sessions? Read here