Here are some recent scientific articles on marriage research and couples research featuring the work of Dr. Howard J. Markman, Professor of Psychology at the University off Denver who leads our weekend marriage workshops and couples retreats. These articles provide the academic and research based foundations of our Love Your Relationship couples retreats.
This newspaper story, Working on it : describes the history of Love Your Relationship weekend couples retreats and an overview of our first couples weekend. The article also quotes an expert from the marriage education and couples therapy field who talks about the place of relationship education and weekend marriage workshops as part of the larger healthy marriage initiative in the United States.
This journal article The New Frontier in relationship education by Dr. Howard Markman and his colleagues and students describes how weekend relationship retreats are part of a the growing field of relationship education programs. Weekend couples workshops and marriage retreats like Love Your Relationship teach couples communication skills and conflict management associated with a healthy marriage and a healthy relationship.
This second journal article Prevention and Education for Couples, by Dr. Howard Markman and his colleagues and students, focuses on the importance of helping couples early on in relationships to develop communication and problem-solving skills to prevent marital problems from developing and to help couples increase chances for a lifetime love. The article discusses the PREP program (The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) upon which our Love Your Relationship weekend couples retreats and marriage retreats are based.
This journal article, Marriage Education in the Workplace, by vice president Howard Markman and president Marcie Pregulman of Love Your Relationship weekend couples retreats and marriage retreats, describes how businesses can benefit from having workers participate in weekend marriage workshops and couples retreats. Marital distress costs society and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The article talks about how couples workshops that teach employees how to communicate better and handle conflict better at home and work can improve worker productivity. The article also talks about how successful people often do not invest enough in their marriage and describes how couples retreats can enhance and revitalize relationships by providing opportunities for fun, friendship and romance.