A Pre-Marriage Proposal: Getting Ready for Marriage--An Adlerian Design

This paper begins with a search for an Adlerian premarital preparation program, following Alfred Adler's prophetic voice from 1926 that proper premarital preparation would benefit generations to come. The paper reviewed literature and uncovered programs for both marriage enrichment and education, and premarital preparation; six programs were reviewed and evaluated. The search and resulting program evaluation found few options considered accessible for the 70% of couples married every year who do not receive any premarital preparation before the wedding. The paper then develops a premarital program for use in the community education setting.

Joyce Marie Poley
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