The Marriage Preparation Course - Autumn 2015

HTB Onslow Square (SW7 3NX)
Early Bird Rate: £95 per couple until 10/09/15. Standard Rate: £105 per couple thereafter
Thursday, 24 September 2015: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Thursday, 1 October 2015: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Thursday, 8 October 2015: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Thursday, 15 October 2015: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Thursday, 22 October 2015: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
5 weeks
Led by: 
Nicky and Sila Lee, with Martyn & Emily Layzell and Will & Louie Van Der Hart
Contact Email: 
Contact Telephone: 
020 7052 0323

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Who is the Marriage Preparation Course for?

The Marriage Preparation Course is designed for couples considering marriage and wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. While based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. The course begins with supper, followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion. Privacy is respected, there is no group discussion or group work, and no requirement to disclose anything about their relationship, but couples can discuss issues with a married 'support couple' if they wish. The presenters, Nicky and Sila Lee,  have been married for over thirty years and speak regularly on relationships and marriage preparation. They are co-authors of The Marriage Book.

Bursaries available upon request to those from low income households or full time students. Please apply by email.

What does the Marriage Preparation Course cover?

Topics covered include:
• Communication
• Commitment
• Resolving conflict
• Keeping love alive
• Shared values

The last session of the course will start one hour prior to the usual start time for the Marriage Prep Happy Hour with bubbly and snacks provided for your small groups. We have found that this is a lovely way to celebrate the end of the course, and we would love it if you could join us for this social hour.

The Couple Survey

We also ask you to complete a questionnaire called the Couple Survey. The Couple Survey is completed online. The questionnaire will help you recognise issues to discuss as a couple prior to marriage. Since training is required to interpret the results, we will not pass the results to you directly. Instead, you can meet with your support couple over dinner to discuss any issues. We will email you details of the questionnaire and a link to the website around two weeks before the start of the course (if you register later than this, there will be a delay in receiving the survey).

The Marriage Preparation Course Party

The course will conclude with a party night on 23rd November – please invite your friends along for a taster of The Marriage Preparation Course and The Marriage Course. (Suggested donation: £5 per person.)

What people have said:

"Thank you so much for this life-altering course. You will never know how much you helped our relationship, and I now understand what it really means to make a marriage commitment.”

"It was a sanctuary of one night a week of no wedmin!"

"Discussing the Couple Survey with our Support Couple really helped us address some key differences in a neutral and constructive environment."


  • Please note that cancellations and transfers are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course.
  • Bursaries available upon request to those from low income households or full time students. Please apply by email.
  • A meal is provided at the beginning of each course evening, including a vegetarian/gluten free option.

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