Start Smart is a research based, comprehensive premarital program that was created by Richard Albertson, Founder of Live the Life in Tallahassee. It asks engaged couples “Do you want the 5 year plan or the 50 year plan?” and offers the skills needed to make it through the most challenging early years of marriage.
This program was designed for engaged couples and has 5 core elements:
A premarital inventory driven by current research that examines a couple’s strengths and growth areas.
A workbook packed with innovative exercises focused on finances, personality assessments, sexuality and intimacy, communication and conflict resolution.
Five coaching sessions with a trained “Marriage Mentor” to go over inventories with you.
A sixth session to go over your “Flag Page” –This is a fun and informative session on how to work together with your individual personalities. Click here for Flag Page.
Experiential learning of specific communication and conflict resolution skills crucial for a healthy marriage.
The Marriage & Family Works fee is $100.00 plus additional online fees including $25.00/cpl. to Live the Life for the inventory, and $15/per person flag page fees to Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.
This course will set a couple up for a long lasting, healthy relationship and strong marriage! We look forward to serving you as you partner with us to give your marriage the 50+ year plan!