Making It Work
How can two people travel together if they don’t agree on a direction?
Escalating divorce rates are an indication that many people are not making the right choices when it comes to choosing a spouse, nor are they prepared to stand by their commitments. Marriage is about much more than love and goose bumps; it is about a life-long commitment to your partner.
Making It Work teaches teens that choosing a mate is among the most important decisions they will make in their lives. Learning how to be a good partner begins with learning the principles of healthy relationships. In this interactive workbook, students master strategies to find a compatible partner and learn how to establish the protocols that will govern their interaction.
The Making It Work program is available in a Standard format. The comprehensive program includes:
- Student Workbook
- Marriage Minutes video modules to reinforce learning
- Teacher Classroom Manual
- Comprehensive Teacher Training
- Teacher Compliance Tool to monitor teachers’ delivery of curriculum
- Online surveys and data collection to assist with program evaluation
- End-of-Year Executive Reports summarizing student outcomes
Making It Work is an ideal tool for healthy relationship and marriage education. Based on research conducted by the National Extension Relationship & Marriage Education Network (NERMEN), the curriculum offers practical instruction on the skills necessary to succeed in marriage and prepares students for healthy relationships. Through discussion of NERMEN’s 6 principles of healthy relationships, students will learn how to:
- Choose a compatible mate
- Understand their mate’s life plan and beliefs
- Share their time and interests
- Manage strategies that foster a positive relationship
- Connect to support networks