Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Premarital'
adj : relating to events before a marriage; "prenuptial agreement"
[syn: prenuptial, antenuptial] [ant: postnuptial]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Premarital'
Relationship education presents and promotes the principles and practices of premarital education, relationship resources, relationship restoration, relationship maintenance, and research-based marriage preparation.
The formal organization of relationship education in the USA began in the late-1970s by a diverse group of professionals concerned that the results of conventional methods and means of marriage therapy resulted in no appreciable reduction in the elevated rate of divorce and out-of-wedlock births.
The motivation for relationship education was found in numerous studied observations of the elevated rates of marital and family breakdown, school drop-outs, incarceration, drug addiction, unemployment, suicide, homicide, domestic abuse and other negative social factors when divorce and/or out-of-wedlock pregnancy were noted. In all of the negative categories noted above, statistical over-representation of adults whose childhood did not involve both of their parents was present.[See more about Premarital at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]