Marriage & Family
Mastering the Mysteries of Love: A Relationship Enhancement Program for Couples
Held over 3 sessions, these classes are created specifically to teach couples in stable relationships how to use the RE skills to deepen their love by forming new habits while solving current marital issues. The program is especially suited to community Healthy Marriage Initiative programs led by volunteers. MML uses ordinary words and step-by-step directions for the 11 RE skills. Group instruction includes group discussions, audio-visuals (DVD or role play), and practice activities that keep both reluctant and highly motivated learners engaged. Using real issues from their own relationship, couples practice ten skills that work together to transform their relationship by changing how you listen, talk, problem-solve and work together. This practical class is “male friendly,” and is beneficial for healthy couples or troubled relationships. Great for all couples – whether engaged or married for 50 years! Those younger folks preparing for marriage, and those interested in the social sciences can also benefit from the course.[The MML Class includes a 101 page participant activity book].
Guest Presenter: Bento Leal
Bento is nationally recognized in the USA as a dynamic certified MML trainer. He is an Implementation Specialist with the California Healthy Marriage Coalition as well as a happily-Blessed Unificationist. In his program, couples, solos or young adults preparing for marriage will get an introduction to one of the most popular and effective relationship skills training programs in the USA and worldwide.
The Difference RE Makes
Relationship Enhancement® Programs give couples experiences in deep intimacy-even in the heart of conflict-while teaching them tools to make problem solutions LAST. During the program couples work through issues via extended couple dialogues. At the end of the course they have worked out 3-4 problems and have learned how to put and keep honesty, compassion, empathy, and trust in their relationship.
'This initiative is hosted by the Australian & Oceania Blessed Family Department as a support for our couples and families. We hope that many of you will avail yourselves of this opportunity to discover new depths in your relationships.'
Director, Oceania Blessed Family Department
The Relationship Enhancement® Program was developed by Dr. Bernard Guerney, Jr. and his colleagues at Pennsylvania State University. It has almost 40 years of research behind it with 27 studies of effectiveness. It has been shown to be effective even when there are serious problems, such as infidelity, chemical dependency, or mental illness. Repeated research studies show RE is effective both immediately and over time at changing how couples communicate and at increasing satisfaction with the relationship. Bibliography is included in the references section.
Mastering the Mysteries of Love RE is easy and fun to teach. “Lectures” are minimal because this is a course where participants learn by doing. Once a facilitator can use the skills in his or her own life, teaching them is easy. Each segment is organized with simple layout and directions for presenting, demonstrating, and helping participants practice. Each participant couple receives a participant book. Practice exercises are contained in the book. Videos and other learning aids are available from IDEALS to make preparation and teaching easy. Moreover, as you implement the skills in your own relationships, you are likely to discover that teaching MML is one of the best choices you have made.