Relationship Between Marriage Enrichment Programs

1085 WordsNov 9, 20145 Pages
Marriage enrichment programs were developed with the purpose of helping already married couples maintain a healthy relationship by participating in specific activities that are geared towards promoting marital relationships (Gladding, 2011). In reading through the enrichment programs discussed in Chapter 8, I can see where each one would be deeply beneficial for every couple. The program that I believe to be the most beneficial for any couple is PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills. The PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) program is based on developing a close relationship with your spouse by rediscovering the emotional bond and intimacy between you and your partner. I believe this to be an incredibly important bond between a husband and a wife and this is a bond that seems to get lost in the shuffle of life once he couple begins to grow and begin their family. Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills helps couples realize the attitudes and behaviors that will nurture healthy relationships (Gladding, 2011). I investigated directly on the Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills Website and did a few questionnaires. From the questionnaires I see that the focus is on the attitudes between the couples. Between couples there should be a combination of laughter, sensuality, sexuality, and emotional bonding. The program teaches the cognitive skills that are necessary to build and
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