Long-Term Evaluation and Divorce Statistics for Making Marriage Work: A Jewish Marriage Preparation Program

By Bi-Ling Shieh, Albert R. Marston, Sylvia Weishaus

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

Over 86% of 854 Jewish couples were surveyed from 1 to 12 years after taking a 10-session marriage preparation program. "Making Marriage Work.'' This small group program, conducted by a marriage and family therapist and a rabbi, covers content issues and skill training in communication and problem-solving. The divorce rate of 8.9% and mean marital satisfaction of over 8 on a 10-point scale were higher than estimates for the general U.S. population.

Topic: Social Services, Psychology/Psychiatry, Marriage

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shieh, Bi-Ling. Marston, Albert R. Weishaus, Sylvia. Long-Term Evaluation and Divorce Statistics for Making Marriage Work: A Jewish Marriage Preparation Program. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3335


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