If you are a Roman Catholic, you can use the assessment tool used by thousands of US couples take every year. FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) is a premarital inventory designed to help engaged couples explore pertinent issues related to their impending marriage. It was developed in 1985 by the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Omaha and is considered to be one of the most popular and effective tools for marriage preparation. There are four advantages in using FOCCUS: 1. FOCCUS reflects the values and ideals of a sacramental marriage as taught by
the Roman Catholic Church. 2. A couple can learn about the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship within a short period of time. 3. The questionnaire covers 15 areas in marriage. 4. FOCCUS has been scientifically proved to be valid and reliable.
Want a dating assessment tool that tens of thousands of couples and individuals have benefited from during the past 20 years? RELATE is the most comprehensive premarital/marital assessment available. The first version of this instrument was developed by Wesley R. Burr in 1980 and was called Marital Inventories. After 10 years of successful use with premarital couples, it was replaced by the PREParation for Marriage (PREP-M), which was also primarily focused on the premarital relationship. In the fall of 1997, RELATE was released. This new version of the questionnaire was designed for use with individuals or couples who are single and unattached, steady dating, engaged, cohabiting, married or contemplating remarriage.