Similarities and differences of two empirically based marital enrichment programs, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) and Couple Communication (CC), and two spiritually based marital enrichment programs, Couples’ Temperament Workshop and Heirs Together were examined. Using published literature and observation, foundations, goals, content, and outcomes were considered. Programs contained similar goals and content, with core curriculum surrounding communication skills and conflict management. Although outcome information is unavailable upon the spiritually based programs, it is possible that these programs may be as effective as empirically based programs validated through research considering the similarities in core curriculum; however, research is needed to determine the influence of context.
Marital Enrichment, Religion, Spirituality, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, Couple Communication, Couples’ Temperament Workshop, Heirs Together
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Jacobi, L. (2017). A Preliminary Investigation of Empirically Based and Spiritually Based Marital Enrichment Programs. The Qualitative Report, 22(5), 1297-1314. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss5/9