It's My Marriage!
is based on a marriage education program called PREP which was developed from over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health and success. Much of the research on PREP has been conducted at the University of Denver's Center for Marital and Family Studies. The co-directors for this nationally recognized research center are Howard Markman, PhD and Scott M. Stanley, PhD. Drs. Markman and Stanley are the founders of PREP, and along with various colleagues and the team at PREP, Inc., have been involved in developing and refining marriage and relationship education materials for several decades.
Working closely with Drs. Markman and Stanley, the staff at Northwest Media transformed the PREP educational concepts into this highly interactive online training. The creation of It's My Marriage!
was made possible through a Small Business Innovation Research Grant (#R44 MD005197) from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to Northwest Media, Inc.
For this course to be effective, we suggest practicing the techniques during and after viewing. We recommend re-watching segments that are challenging for you. We also recommend keeping the handout material and reviewing it periodically.
“It was a great program. The best part was the discussion my husband and I had after. It was another opportunity for us to put our relationship first. Good refresher of things we knew. Also, good confirmation on how much we are on the same page.”
“I learned a lot and I learned some good ways to help stop fights before they get out of hand.”