Applying the method
Each spouse reads the case study.
Both spouses discuss the case study.
The spouses meet with their team to discuss the case study.
All course participants meet in moderated general sessions to discuss the case study.
In each step of applying the method, the focus is on:
the facts of the case (who? what? where? when?)
the problems in the case (why?)
the solutions to the case (how?)
Facts ~ Problems ~ Solutions
The case-study method, which is commonly found in business and law-school classrooms, is used by Family Enrichment to center on cases that are rooted in real life.
The cases are rich in complex family situations and in significance for proper, productive relationships among family members: husband and wife, parents and children, sibling relationships, immediate family with extended family and friends.
While the case studies are instructive, it is the wisdom brought to bear on them from the experience of the participating couples, crystallized in the general session by a professional moderator, who is also a married parent.
Throughout the course, participants learn the method, which is practical and of great benefit in all circumstances of life, not just in a discussion setting about the case study.
For, as you become more familiar with the case-study method * drawing out facts, * deriving problems based on the facts, and * discerning appropriate solutions to be applied
You and your spouse will come to apply this method to issues at home, at work, anywhere, in every situation. Yet not in a cold or academic way but as a means of achieving and sustaining focus on what matters – in your marriage, with your children, with others.
Each Family Enrichment course is designed to develop this practical skill for a lifetime. You benefit as do your children and the other couples in the course from learning and applying the method.
Because we all maintain busy lives and juggle many obligations and certainly because family is our primary obligation, the value that this course provides is more than worth the effort and far exceeds the nominal cost – for the method, the friendships, the practical solutions to the complex challenges in family life that we all experience.