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Couple Leadership Training (Basic)

Preparing Couples to Lead Couples

Over its 50 year history, Better Marriages has trained and certified hundreds of couples to lead marriage enrichment and marriage education programs and events. This comprehensive training equips couples to lead as a team. Couples are trained in the methods of group process and experiential, hands-on learning. Couples are equipped to lead retreats, small groups, workshops, couple classes, and more. Though couples receive pages upon pages of resources, they are not limited to any specific curriculum. This broad-based training empowers couples to lead any program, class or event for couples and to do so more effectively.

“Leadership Training was the best thing we’ve ever done for our relationship. We recommend it even to couples who don’t plan to lead events, because the in-depth couple experience is phenomenal. We’re closer than ever and feel competent and confident to lead any class, program or event for couples.” Greg and Priscilla Hunt, KS

Leadership Training is highly recommended for lay couples in organizations that want to develop programs to effectively reach couples.

Trainer Couples
Chosen from among the best of certified leader couples throughout the world, Better Marriages Trainer Couples have a wide variety of leadership experience. Training is offered online as a self-paced course overseen by a Certified Trainer who will serve as a mentor. This allows for plenty of one-on-one time with the Trainer Couple in order to benefit from their encouragement, wisdom and insight.


Leadership Training is the first step toward leader certification. A couple may continue in the certification process once the training workshop is completed, though it is not required. This process involves the receipt of a positive evaluation/recommendation from the Trainer Couple, participation in and leadership of various relationship enrichment programs and events, and the submission of an application.

Components of Leadership Training:

  • A virtual marriage enrichment group led by a Certified Trainer Couple. This is the beginning point for the workshop. Couples will focus on their own relationship in a caring, supportive group.
  • Exposure to a variety of leadership styles, resources and support systems for relationship enrichment and education. Couples will gain awareness of a diversity of resources. Couples will gain knowledge of a variety of relationship enrichment and marriage education programs as well as a thorough understanding of the purposes and work of Better Marriages. Couples will consider various administrative and marketing factors.
  • Program/Event design. Couples will design a couples program or event that they might lead.
  • Practice leadership. Couples will share their event design and practice leadership for a brief time, then receive feedback from a Trainer Couple.
  • Relationship exploration. Each couple will have a period to dialogue about areas of vulnerability and the “growing edges” of their relationship. They do this in an atmosphere of trust and openness in the presence of a Trainer Couple.
  • Reflection, evaluation and growth plan. Toward the end of the Leadership Training Workshop, couples reflect on their learning and growth, evaluate the event and prepare a growth plan for themselves. The Trainer Couple provides one-on-one feedback and consultation to individual couples.
  • Encouragement of continued reading. Couples are provided an extensive bibliography and are expected to continue reading in the areas of marital dynamics, marriage enrichment, counseling, group process and other appropriate relationship areas.


The cost of Leadership Training is $495 per couple. The cost includes:

  • Marriage Enrichment: Process, Methods and Techniques by Genie & Preston Dyer
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Leaders’ Forum” (Better Marriages newsletter for Leader Couples)
  • One-year membership in Better Marriages


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