Exploring the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral marital enrichment intervention to repair broken marital trust in Christian couples
John D VanderKaay
Will repairing marital trust increase marital satisfaction, commitment, and forgiveness in married couples? Due to broken trust in the relationship, many married couples are unable or unwilling to fully utilize even skills they already have to strengthen their marriage. If broken marital trust was fully repaired, not only would marital trust levels rise, but so would commitment and forgiveness. Through pretest, posttest, and follow-up tests during a small group intervention study, the researcher determined that trust was increased in the majority of couples. Due to limited sample size, no other statistically significant change was determined by the study.