The Marriage Preparation Course - Autumn 2014
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 are available, please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss this option.
What does the Marriage Preparation Course cover?
Topics covered include:
• 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.
Please also note that due to the large number of engaged couples who register onto this course we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to have a Support Couple that can attend the actual course or take each engaged couple through their questionnaire. If your church has a couple who are trained Couple Survey facilitators, they will be your support couple for the course.
The Marriage Preparation Course Party
The course will conclude with a party night on 17 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."
Registration for our Autumn Term is now open. Standard pricing closes at 00:00 on Monday 15 September 2014. The cost of the course is £95.00 for late registrations due to catering and administration reasons. Please note that we accept cancellations and transfers until 24 hours prior to the start of the course. A meal is provided at the beginning of each course evening, including a vegetarian/gluten free/vegan option.
For more information, FAQs and testimonies please see: relationshipcentral.org/marriage-preparation-course
To find your local Marriage Preparation Course in the UK or internationally, please visit: relationshipcentral.org/find-a-course
If you would like the materials to run your own course, please visit: relationshipcentral.org/leaders