Newsletter: January 2008 Part I

Building Relationship Skills NewsletterJanuary 2008

Dear Friends –

Here is one terrific resolution you can easily keep for 2008! Resolve to teach teens the skills needed for healthy relationships now so they can become eventual masters of marriage – and we will pay you for doing it!

Here’s how:

You will receive:

  • Full tuition rebate for the Institute ($130)
  • One curriculum of your choice plus 40 sets of student materials ($450++)
  • Benchmark payment ($70)
  • Plus the warm fuzzy glow at the good you’ve done for your community.

You will learn from the authors themselves – Nancy McLaren, MAT (The Art of Loving Well), Stephen Judah, Ph.D. (Essential Disciplines), and Char Kamper, MA, CFLE (CONNECTIONS: Relationships & Marriage and Dating & Emotions) how to teach each program and integrate them into your own unique settings.

Thanks to the Smart Marriage conference organizer, tuition for this institute is 50% off:  $130 for both days!

You are welcome to attend our Training Institute and the Smart Marriage Conference even if you don’t participate in First Comes Love. You’ll get a copy of the student materials, lots of background and training information plus a hefty discount coupon for buying the program you like best. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. (Ever wonder what goes on at the Smart Marriage Conference? Check out these 2007 speaker excerpts on YouTube!)

Spaces in the First Comes Love program are limited. Apply now!

Looking forward to meeting you in San Francisco!

Happy New Year!

Kay ReedExecutive Director

P.S. Another great opportunity for you is author Marline Pearson’s in-depth training on her newly releasedLove U2 – Relationship Smarts PLUS program on July 6, 2008. You pay only $130 and get eight hours of thorough training plus the Relationship Smarts PLUS Instructor’s Manual worth $325.


Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families: Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant 90FE0024/02.


The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to helping young people learn skills that enable successful relationships and marriages. We serve as a nationwide advocate and resource for youth marriage education. We publish materials which help teach teens healthy relationship skills.

Our research based, best practice, developmentally appropriate programs – being taught across the country – teach students the skills and knowledge that are central to building and maintaining healthy marriages.  Curricula are easily adapted to classroom, church, community, agency and youth group settings and are appropriate for Family and Consumer Science, career prep and English teachers; youth agency workers; independent living coordinators; abstinence and teen pregnancy prevention workers; camp and after school program staff; Healthy Marriage, CBAE, and Head Start grantees; youth pastors; social workers; and parents.

The Dibble Institute is non-religious and nonpolitical. Our activities are funded through sales of educational materials and services and through support from foundations, corporations and individuals.