Assessments are powerful tools that help couples get insights about themselves and their relationship. These assessments can help uncover personal strengths, attitudes, challenges, personality styles, preferences, interests, and values.  Below are a few of the free or low cost assessments used in marriage coaching.


The 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman identified 5 languages that we use to give love and describe how we prefer to receive love. Whether you’re dating, engaged, or married, understanding what these love languages are and which ones are primary for your partner, will provide you with insights to love your partner in a more powerful way. You can take the free assessment at

Core Values Index

The CVI assessment provides insights into your motivational human drivers. The difference between the CVI and other tools is it measures innate preferences rather than ability or capability and identifies what fulfills you. Are you primarily a builder (power), merchant (love), banker (knowledge), or innovator (wisdom)? Find out by taking the free basic assessment at



Enneagram is a psychological system that reveals how emotions drive our lives and how we engage with others to get what we want. The assessment takes into consideration the nurture vs. nature side of personality and typically dominates during periods of stress and relaxes during well-being. Discover which of the 9 personality types (perfectionist, giver, achiever, individualist, investigator, skeptic, enthusiast, challenger, or peacemaker) are your strengths at


CliftonStrengths helps you discover what you naturally do best and how to develop those talents into strengths. For $20 you can get a full analysis of your top 5 strengths and $50 will provide a force rank of all 34 strengths. Couples can get insight into their own and partner’s strengths and discover how those strengths create synergy and conflict. Take your personalized assessment at

VIA Character Strengths

Scientists discovered a language comprised of 24 character strengths that everyone possesses to different degrees. Each strength can be categorized into one of six broad universal virtues (wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence). These character strengths reflect what’s best about our personality. Find out  your unique VIA profile at