Why take the Couple Checkup?
Have you ever been told that eating right and getting exercise are good for your health? Of course you have, we’ve all heard this. But just hearing good advice seldom leads to action or lasting change.
Now imagine a doctor takes your blood pressure and tells you it is too high. The natural response is, “What do I do about this health issue?” You immediately begin to seek knowledge and take action because of your personal test results. The likelihood of putting in place lasting change is dramatically increased because of the assessment.
The same is true for relationships. The problem with a lot of marriage education and counselling is that it consists of a great deal of “good advice”. But most couples either assume this advice is not relevant to them or avoid discussing the issues on a personal level. Premarital couples have a tendency to minimize their issues, while married couples often avoid problems and hope they go away on their own.
Based on over 30 years of research and experience, the Couple Checkup can allow you to harness the power of a relationship assessment in the privacy of your own home. This increases the likelihood that you will gain understanding, increase productive discussion, and take action leading to lasting growth in your relationship.
The goals of a Couple Checkup are straightforward:
- Move past “good advice” and take an in-depth look at your own relationship
- Begin to identify your relationship strengths and issues that need attention
- Be proactive. Don’t wait for problems to become serious before dealing with them
- Trigger productive and insightful conversation that leads to action and change
Discover – Taking an online relationship inventory and generating your Couple Checkup Report will pique your curiosity. As you explore your results, you and your partner will discover your strengths and issues that need attention. You’ll see where you agree and disagree as you gain insight into each other’s perception of your relationship. Knowing where you’re starting from will help you chart a course for where you want to go.
Share – A key to any great relationship is communication. But how do you bring up difficult topics? How do you create a safe environment for open discussion? The topics covered in the Couple Checkup help generate productive conversations you wouldn’t otherwise have; conversations that apply specifically to your relationship.
Grow – Each couple going through the Couple Checkup process has access to a free Discussion Guide. This workbook is filled with easy-to-use exercises designed to introduce new skills and facilitate discussions that will help you move from insight to action.