A must for engaged couples!
Every couple getting married needs to learn the Engaged fundamentals taught through this powerful online course! If you want a marriage that lasts forever, and brings you joy year-after-year then you must learn the fundamentals to loving well and loving for a lifetime.
COUPLES WHO GET PREMARITAL EDUCATION OF AT LEAST 8 HOURS OR MORE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LIKELY TO DIVORCE! ENGAGED TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUCCEED.
Would You Believe?
This year, about 2.3 million couples will say “I do” to love and marriage. Often, the wedding costs will bring them to their knees. The average traditional wedding costs a stunning $19,000 in expenses — roughly the price of a new car or a down payment on a home. But how much of that money will be spent on things that will help their marriage last for a lifetime?
Consider these Facts:
- Half of all new marriages are failing.
- It is estimated that 90% of adults will marry, but the chances of a marriage enduring forever are slim.
- If the 6.7 million separated Americans are added to those who divorce, the “marriage dissolution” rate for new marriages is 60%.
- The average length of marriage in the U.S. is seven years.
- The first year of marriage is the most dangerous year in terms of the likelihood of divorce.
- Marriages that are preceded by living together have a 50% higher divorce or separation rate than marriages without premarital cohabitation.
Build a marriage that lasts!
This is true even for couples who are prepared. Couples expect that marriage will be easy and very similar to their dating experience. Many people lack the elementary preparation needed to handle the demands of marriage. It is assumed that newlyweds will automatically know how to adapt to marriage. This is often not the case. Just as persons develop skills in social life, so they must develop skills in family life and in functioning well in the marital relationship. Many young people were disappointed or developed problems in marriage because they brought to their marriage very few useful skills or helpful attitudes.
Do Couples Really Want Premarital Counseling? YES!
Recent surveys suggest that many couples would have participated in premarital counseling or education if it had been offered to them or had been available. This is the problem with premarital training. For many engaged couples, quality programs are not readily available.