The Marriage Preparation Course is for any engaged couple who wants to give their marriage the best possible start. It doesn't matter how long you have been engaged - some couples have set a wedding date, while others have not. Or if you have been living together and would like to explore the idea of getting married, or if one or both of you have been married before.
Whilst the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for all couples with or without a church background. You do not need to be getting married in a church to come on the course.
There is a fantastic atmosphere that many say feels like a date night. Courses are run in a home where you will find a great atmosphere and a friendly welcome. You will probably sit together with two other engaged couples and with your hosts for the course, starting the evening with dinner. You can chat to the others or just use the time to talk to each other. At no time on the course will you have to disclose anything personal to anyone else. There will be practical talks played on DVD, that are informative and fun. They include filmed clips of couples talking about their own experiences of marriage. There is no group work, so relax - you will not have to share anything about your relationship with anyone else.
Topics covered include: Communication, Commitment, Resolving Conflict, Keeping Love Alive and Shared Goals and Values.
There is a cost of $100 per couple, however financial assistance may be available.