REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory

The REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory is a packet of five questionnaires that a married couple can use and score by themselves, as part of a weekend retreat, or in five weekly evenings in which the general topical areas are discussed with other couples. REFOCCUS is ideal for married couples who wish to spend time and energy on their relationship, but desire a little direction and skill building assistance in doing so.

Take REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory Independently

Growth and change are ongoing with marriage.  REFOCCUS is designed to be used by a couple multile times throughout their marriage.  Each time a couple uses REFOCCUS, their responses are a snap shot of that point in time.  Their current responses indicate:  a) what needs discussing today, b) what the couple has achieved that can be celebrated, and c) what would benefit from further discussion.

REFOCCUS is ultimately about bringing awareness to major aspects of marriage.  Further, it is about the discussion that happens between the couple after taking the Inventory and the communication and problem solving that is utilized and developed.

Are you a couple that would like to take the REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory on your own?

Please follow these simple steps below:

Purchase REFOCCUS© Inventory
REFOCCUS© Inventory Sent
Self Score Inventory
Review Responses
  • A hard-copy of the REFOCCUS© Inventory is sent via mail and the couple responds to the inventory independently on paper, to indicate their level of agreement, disagreement, or indecision about statements in these five categories:
    1. Marriage as a Process
    2. Intimacy
    3. Compatibility
    4. Communication
    5. Commitment
    6. Ministry Marriages
    Note: All seven instruments have strong psychometric characteristics, including high reliability and validity.
  • The couple self-scores the REFOCCUS© Inventory to produce a profile of their current strengths and challenges in the topic area, and then refers to relevant information and questions inside.
  • Couples are encouraged to "go on a date" or spend time alone at home talking about the topics that sparked the most interest. Each member of the couple should pick two items (one area warranting celebration and one needing further discussion) to discuss at one time.
    1. Reading material on each of the five topics provides insight into these areas as the couple begins their own self-study, discussion, and understanding.
    2. In-depth follow-up questions on each statement provide a mini-manual for the couple to help enhance, repair and/or build their relationship.

REFOCCUS for Groups:

REFOCCUS can also be used in a group setting as part of a weekend retreat or during ongoing gatherings with couples. The inventory is taken independently by each couple who discuss any sensititve issues privately between them, or with a facilitator. The larger group gathering offers the facilitator the opportunity to present additional information for the topics they are discussing. Group leaders are encouraged to utilitze the discussion prompts provided in the REFOCCUS Facilitator Manual.