The Amazing Gift of YOUR Marriage...
An assessment of how your marriage is a benefit to you and your spouse.
According to research done by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher and published in their book, The Case for Marriage, couples in successful marriages experience a great number of personal benefits.
Twelve of the most outstanding are selected here to assist you in
assessing the "successfulness" of your marriage. This assessment is
merely a tool to help you take a look at your marriage, to give you a "snapshot"
of how marriage is a gift in your life, and to identify areas where
some attention is needed. (This is also the pre-workshop homework for
couples attending The Amazing Gift of Your Marriage workshop or a
personal coaching session.)
Directions: Read through the following list of benefits
of a successful marriage, then complete the assessment statements on
our marriage assessment. Give the answer that best fits the question; very often it will be the first one that "pops" in your head.
- Teamwork: Successful couples approach their life together as a team.
- Self-discovery: Successful couples discover their separate gifts and develop them in a complementary way.
- Maturity: Successful couples hold one another accountable; each becomes a better person.
- Wealth-building: Successful couples take positive steps to create wealth but do not allow wealth to become the center of their relationship.
- Healthy Lifestyles: Successful couples live healthy lifestyles.
- Workplace Success: Successful couples bring the gifts and
talents from their marriage to help them succeed in the workplace and
managing the home for those who are homemakers.
- Good Neighbors: Successful couples bring the gifts and talents from their marriage to help them be a good neighbor and involved citizen.
- The Best Caregivers: Successful couples take care of one another during illness and personal crisis.
- Friends: Successful couples have fun together as life-long friends and companions.
- Children: Successful couples welcome children into their
lives if they can have children, and when they cannot, they find ways to
unselfishly give themselves to others.
- Mental and Emotional Health: Successful couples manage
stress, learn to work out conflicts before they get out of hand, and
keep a positive, hopeful view of life.
- Great Sex: Successful couples enjoy a mutually satisfying sex
life that is pleasurable, frequent enough, and a favorite way of saying
"I love you."
Is Your Marriage Successful? Complete our marriage assessment and find out!
Click the box above to download a copy of our Marriage Assessment.
You can print a copy and complete it any time.