Couples often seek marital education to strengthen their relationships. This article explores the program effectiveness of a multiyear, multicounty marriage enrichment event. Analysis of retrospective "pre-then-post" evaluations across 2 years of the event (N = 480 in 2015; N = 554 in 2016) suggests that participant knowledge increased but that middle-aged participants showed lower levels of perceived knowledge following program participation as compared to younger and older attendees. Future researchers may consider exploring the trend of younger and older audiences reporting higher levels of knowledge following such events. Overall, we determined that practitioners should consider date night events to be an effective channel for relationship education.
Payne, P. B., Brower, N., & Lefthand, M. (2019). Outcomes of a Multiyear Multicounty Marriage Celebration. Journal of Extension, 57(1), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss1/6