A Comprehensive Framework for Marriage Education
education, family life education, marriage, marriage movement
We offer a framework to help marriage educators think more thoroughly, systematically, and creatively about intervention opportunities to strengthen marriage. We draw attention to the educational dimensions of content, intensity, methods, timing, setting, target, and delivery, and their implications for marriage education. Our discussion points out the potential value of developing marriage education with greater specificity in content, timing, and target. We call for intervention that embeds marriage education in diverse institutional settings and provides access to couples across the socioeconomic spectrum. In the end, we address the need to take marriage education beyond a valuable helping profession and an expanding educational service to a vibrant social movement.
Original Publication Citation
Hawkins, A. J., Carroll, J. S., Doherty, W. J., & Willoughby, B. (2004). A comprehensive framework for marriage education. Family Relations, 53, 547-558.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hawkins, Alan J.; Carroll, Jason S.; Doherty, William J.; and Willoughby, Brian, "A Comprehensive Framework for Marriage Education" (2004). Faculty Publications. 4219.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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