Dating & Engaged

Billboard, Love is NOT All You Need

This is our new thought provoking billboard targeted to singles and dating couples, which will be posted on Bel Air Ave. in Aberdeen on Oct. 31st.

We continue to educate young people on some of the myths that society teaches them regarding relationships like "All You Need is Love".  While LOVE is very important, the experts will tell you that you REALLY NEED TO GET TO KNOW A PERSON WELL (family background, values/ethical beliefs/ religious beliefs/ common interests, etc.) and the more you have in common the more likely your relationship will succeed.  It is also widely known that many couples lack the basic communication and conflict resolution skills to succeed in long term relationships.

Experts can now predict the likelihood that a marriage will succeed or fail based on such assessments like the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment designed to evaluate strengths and growth areas couples will face should they get married, which is highly recommended and extremely helpful for couples in a serious relationship.  We also have excellent training for singles, "LOVE THINKS", which will help them have insight to pick a healthy marriage partner.  Be A Detective - Just one key relationship strategy offered by the Love Thinks training developed by Dr. John VanEpp.

Seriously Dating or Engaged?  Take the PREPARE/ENRICH ASSESSMENT
Give your relationship the TOOLS it needs to be completely successful.  Did you know that just 8 hours of pre-marital counseling will reduce the divorce rate by 50% in the first two years!


PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed by a certified facilitator that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple's assessment results, a trained facilitator provides feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills. 

Over the last 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than 3 million couples. We're the #1 relationship inventory for couples.  We highly recommend couples who are seriously dating or engaged to take this assessment.

PREPARE/ENRICH is facilitated by certified trainer Norma Tilton, Marriage Educator and President of Marriage Works MD

What is Prepare/Enrich?

Whether you are seriously dating, engaged or already married, this is a GREAT assessment tool to help you identify areas of strenth and growth in your relationship.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking this assessment before you say I DO!!

For more information contact:


Norma Tilton

Marriage Educator and Trainer
Our Father’s Heart, Inc.
313 Fords Lane
Aberdeen, MD  21001
Ph: 410-671-6056

This assessment can also be taken online.
For more information click here or visit

What is Love Thinks? 

Relationship Attachment Model

Upcoming Love Thinks Trainings (How NOT to Marry a Jerk or Jerkette)

For Singles of All Ages

 - No upcoming Love Thinks trainings right now, please check back.  

We can bring this training to your church, youth group, or organization.  This is excellent training for singles and young adults.  Please contact Norma at, if you are interested in finding out more information.

Love Thinks Brochure
Training is offered by Marriage Works MD certified trainers.  For more information email:

Be A Detective - Just one key relationship strategy offered by the Love Thinks training.

Teen Success Formula

Teen Success Formula

High School Diploma + Full Time Job + (over 21) before Married + before Children = only a 2% Chance of Poverty

Only 2% of the people below the poverty income level mirror this success formula

How To Stay Safe When Using Online Dating Websites

In this computer age, it is important to be safe online.  If you are considering an online dating website, please check out
the resource provided by Consumer Affairs on "How to Stay Safe When Using Online Dating Websites".  Be safe and wise on your way to finding a healthy relationship. 




  • How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk by Dr. Van Epp
  • The Ten Commandments of Dating by Ben Young and Samuel Adams
  • Dating 101 by Ben Yound and Samuel Adams
  • Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man
  • Emotions by Dr. James Dobson
  • The One by Ben Yound and Samuel Adams
  • His Needs/ Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  • Fall In Love, Stay In Love by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  • 5 Love Languages  Singles Edition - Dr. Gary Chapman
  • Out of Control by Ben Young and Samuel Adams
  • Receiving Love by Harville Hendrix
  • Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix