Marriages and families are the foundation of society. When they are healthy, so too is a community. Marriage Team equips struggling couples with the tools they need to succeed in healing their relationship and building their community. We do this with a grassroots effort of training mentor couples to coach them in their relationship. The results are an average of a 201% improvement among couples who were once devitalized but are now thriving! When marriages are healed, so are communities!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Children of divorced parents are 6x more likely to get into trouble or live in poverty! Divorce is at an all-time high in America. More than half of all marriages in America now fail, and more than 1 million children are severely impacted by the destruction of their family. More than 65% of all divorce filings site communication problems as their #1 reason for divorce. Couples are hurting, confused and are unsure where to turn for help - especially when traditional counseling methods fail them.
How will this project solve this problem?
We solve systemic problems! We equip volunteer couples from the community to become marriage coaches and then place struggling couples with coaches. We address the issues facing divorce prone couples: communication, anger, bitterness, conflict resolution, forgiveness etc. We exist to spare children the pain of their parent's divorce. Our solution works because it helps couples create personal tools and agreements along with mutual accountability so they can be successful at mutual goals.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children learn how to 'do life and relationships' from home. If that home is broken, where to they learn healthy behaviors? We work now to build a better long-term future. Our program heals marriages so children don't have to experience the life altering pain associated with the breakdown of their family. Children learn how to have lasting relationships by watching their parents resolve their problems. This is the best way to stop the generational impact of divorce. We stop the divorce cascade!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.