Strengthening Marriages

Your marriage is the most important thing you can pour your time and effort into. Strengthen and enrich your marriage with our mentoring program, date nights, and other fun events! We will give you the necessary skills and hope for a happy, lifelong marriage!

 

Mission

Great Marriages will reinforce and promote marriage by helping educate the community on the importance of marriage between a man and a woman as the necessary foundation of our society.  We believe this is vital to the health of the community in which we live.

Great Marriages will accomplish this by teaching relationship skills to those who seek to strengthen and enrich their marriages and to facilitate singles, engaged couples and married couples through both secular and faith-based educational programming to keep their families healthy and together.

 

We Are Not Counselors or Therapists

Great Marriages makes extensive use of mentors who are trained and certified in marriage mentoring and provide one-on-one, face-to-face sessions educating and promoting communication and conflict resolution skills. We are mentors, not trained counselors or therapists. We experienced trials and tribulations in our marriages over the years and wish to share with you how we were able to work together as husband and wife to work through your problems and grow stronger both individually and as a couple.

 

History

In 2005, Great Marriages for Sheboygan County began as Your Marriage Matters.  A handful of civic minded couples sensed that something was askew within the community.  They wanted to raise awareness and provide an alternative path for the community, one of strong, healthy, life-long marriages between men and women, which would lead to secure families and result in a vibrant community.  They began promoting marriage and providing tools to maintain and improve existing marriages.

Great Marriages supports and promotes marriage by educating the community on the importance of marriage as a necessary foundation of our society, which is vital to the health of the community in which we live. By the sheer determination of committed donors, volunteers, community churches and local businesses, Great Marriages has not only maintained a presence within the community as it owns a building in downtown Sheboygan, it has grown

PREMARITAL PROGRAM

Great Marriages offers premarital education through "Prepare & Enrich". Couples who participate experience a 30% increase in marital success over those who do not participate.

Benefits of Premarital Education

  • Identify areas of strength and growth
  • Improve your communication
  • Increase your ability to resolve conflict
  • Help to define expectations

MARITAL ENRICHMENT

Your marriage is one of the most important and valuable relationships you will have in your lifetime. A fulfilling marriage requires investing time and effort. It is important to make an honest commitment to your relationship. Successful marriages require trust, honesty, communication, understanding, patience, and sharing. Great Marriages provides programs to nurture your relationship to promote a lasting marriage.

 

 

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Great Marriages offers one-on-one marriage mentors for couples in crisis:

  • Considering divorce
  • Financial stress
  • Marital discord
  • Anxiety/Non-communication

"My Spouse Is Driving Me Crazy"

Yes, there are times when either your husband or wife may frustrate you. That is a part of human nature. At Great Marriages, it is our goal to help you work through your frustration with each other (and possibly with yourself) and learn how to bring your marriage back on track.

How Can Great Marriages Help Us?

Program coordinators can explain programs and classes available to your particular needs. Marital programs vary from monthly presentations to individual mentoring programs. All programs work to help you overcome challenges to build a happy, healthy relationship.

 

PREPARE AND ENRICH

Prepare and Enrich is the core of our program. We use it for married or engaged couples that want to strengthen and enrich their relationship. Couples meet individually with trained, certified marriage mentors to learn skills that will aid in overcoming any challenges to build a happy, healthy relationship and a strong marriage. This program is specifically tailored to each couple. There are 6-10 weekly sessions.

Fee: Relationship Inventory is $35* - Mentoring Program is free

The mentoring program begins with an online inventory from Prepare and Enrich. This inventory costs $35. The results of the inventory are used by mentors to target the free sessions. Great Marriages receives no funds for mentoring. All mentors are trained and certified through the Prepare and Enrich program.

Call 920.783.6142 to inquire about signing up for our mentoring sessions.

Corporate Wellness

Lunch & Learns provide employees with the opportunity to gain knowledge on a range of subjects that pertain to their personal and professional growth. All of this takes place over a typical “lunch hour”, which encourages higher rates of employee involvement and reduces work time spent on development. 

Great Marriages has provided Lunch & Learns on an array of subjects from Communication to Conflict Management. Businesses who devote resources to the personal development of their employees see impressive returns on their investment. Studies suggest that the average return on investment for these kinds of programs is $1.17 to more than $6 per dollar spent.

View our page on Corporate Wellness for more information.