Marriage Education Initiative
August 29, 2005 When President Bush announced in 2001 that his administration was going to devote $1.5 billion to promote marriage, his critics said the initiative was one more way the president was trying to advance the cause of his conservative supporters. In the first of a series of reports on teaching marriage skills, Alix Spiegel profiles an Oklahoma program for women on welfare.
August 30, 2005 The second installment of the Day to Day series on marriage education examines the 20 years of research providing the intellectual underpinning of a federally-backed marriage education curriculum. Psychologists have identified four key problems that lead to divorce: criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling.
August 31, 2005 Part three of the Day to Day series on marriage education profiles a traveling conference called SmartMarriages. A diverse collection of people have devoted their careers to teaching people how to have a successful marriage — but their ideologies often clash on the exhibit floor.