Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
marriage, what makes marriage work, personal responsibility, personal development, divorce
Sawyer, Emmanuelle, "How Personal Reponsbility Can Empower the Marriage Relationship" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4234.
The researcher created a seven-step ‘What Makes Marriage Work’ personal responsibility framework, that is an empowerment tool used for couples coached at E. Sawyer Coaching. The researcher presented the seven-step framework to seven married/previously married persons, to determine their perception of the merit of the seven-step framework. This framework was presented with the hypothesis that if couples at E. Sawyer Coaching understood the power of personal responsibility, they would experience marriage vitality and restoration as a result. As it stands, in current marriage related research, personal responsibility is not a key tool of emphasis surrounding marriage support and empowerment. This study is introducing personal responsibility as an important marriage vitality power tool by underlying the seven-step personal responsibility framework. The seven-step framework presentation is a first step in offering a new form of marriage restoration solutions in a climate for which there is a loss of hope.