Start Smart is a research based, comprehensive premarital program that asks engaged couples “Do you want the 5 year plan, or the 50+ year plan?” and offers the skills needed to make it through the most challenging early years of marriage. The program includes a day-long workshop and private coaching session. Start Smart was designed for engaged couples and has these core elements:
- A premarital inventory driven by current research that provides a comprehensive, unique profile of a couple’s relationship, measuring their strengths and growth areas in 13 critical categories needed for a successful marriage.
- A 1-day workshop & 1 one-on-one follow up session offered by trained Marriage Coaches.
- Experiential learning of specific communication and conflict resolution skills crucial to a healthy marriage.
The program is also available in a 6-week individualized format to process Start Smart inventory answers and workbook exercises through targeted discussion, packed with innovative exercises and meaningful content regarding expectations, finances, personalities and perspectives, sexuality and intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. It is available at additional cost and upon request.