Three of the nation's most innovative and respected marriage-strengthening organizations — Forever Families, Life Innovations and MarriageToday — have come together to build the ultimate resource for helping "nearlywed" and newlywed couples start strong and build a great marriage. We call it...PREPARE To Last.

The comedic, drama-based teaching of Jeff & Debby McElroy, founders of Forever Families.

PREPARE/ENRICH — has created a new online assessment, the Couple Checkup, based on the work of Dr. David Olson.

Support and production assistance from the producer of the nationally televised award winning broadcast, MarriageToday with Jimmy & Karen.

Couples, counselors and clergy will find a full spectrum of user-friendly tools for launching a lifetime of fulfillment and relationship success.

PREPARE To Last Couple Checkup: a powerful online relationship assessment tool fashioned after the successful and highly regarded PREPARE/ENRICH resource created by Dr. David Olson.

A Series of Three Interactive DVDs: featuring entertaining and yet enlightening teaching and drama by Jeff and Debby McElroy addressing such topics as expectations, communication, conflict resolution, finances and much more.

Audio Date Night CDs: guided date nights designed to give couples a fun experience while developing crucial relationship skills.

PREPARE To Last Couples Workbook : including exercises, insights and practical information to prepare couples for lasting success.

PREPARE To Last Leaders Guide: filled with detailed instructions and invaluable information for counselors, clergy and small group leaders.

Special Bonus:

The best-selling book by MarriageToday's Jimmy Evans: Marriage on the Rock.

Covered topics include:

  • communication
  • conflict resolution
  • sex and intimacy
  • finances
  • marital expectations
  • families of origin
  • personality differences
  • spiritual unity
  • husband/wife roles

Check out samples from PREPARE To Last...

Download the first chapter from the couples workbook (PDF format). Click here

Download a sample from the leader's guide (PDF format).
Click here

Watch a sample clip from the first session.
(click the video below to play)

Discover the benefits of PREPARE To Last...

No longer do counselors or clergy have to experience the "brick wall" of a couple too starry-eyed to see any struggles in their relationship.
Before couples even deal with the first subject in the resource, they take an online Couple Checkup. Based on years of research of thousands of couples, the Couple Checkup gives the premarital couple an objective look at the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship based on their own perceptions concerning their relationship.
This tool provides a powerful "reality check", which leads to a much more teachable couple.
Counselors and clergy can now focus more on the couple, and less on teaching the same, basic information over and over again.
The solid, proven fundamentals of this resource are delivered through the entertaining style of popular speaker/humorists Jeff & Debby McElroy.
The lessons are easy to understand, and enjoyable to experience. Counselors can simply have the couple go through the DVD-led lessons on their own, then meet with the couples several times in between to observe the couple and gauge the their progress.
Now, counselors and clergy can lead premarital small groups or retreats with very little time and effort.
Reaching many premarital couples at once has never been easier. Weekly small group schedules, a proven retreat format, ice-breaker games, hospitality ideas, marketing's all provided.
Churches, organizations, colleges, and study groups can equip couples for success, even without professional training.
Many ministers that are asked to perform weddings don't necessarily feel adequately prepared to counsel a premarital couple. Other groups see the need to help couples be more prepared, but don't have any training at all in premarital preparation. PREPARE TO LAST does it all for them, making it possible for anyone with a TV and a heart for couples to make a difference in the next generation of marriages.

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