Marriage Preparation Days

WHO IS THE MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE FOR?

It was interesting and reassuring to have you [the leaders] share experiences from your own marriages – I appreciated your honesty and openness.

The Marriage Preparation Course is for any engaged couple planning to give their marriage the best possible start. The course is also for couples who would like to explore the idea of getting married, or for couples where one or both partners have been married previously.

The course is based on Christian principles but 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.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE DAY?

This course was exactly what we had hoped for. I will be recommending it to friends!

We meet on a Saturday for a relaxed day together. We provide lunch and refreshments and all you need for the day. 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 topics we cover include:

Questionnaire [couple survey] was very good and feedback useful – good to get us thinking before the day itself.
  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Resolving conflict
  • Forgiveness
  • Keeping love alive
  • Shared values

 

The course is free to attend, but you are welcome to make a donation if you'd like.

 

It really helped with the little things that need speaking about.

THE COUPLE SURVEY

We also ask you to complete a questionnaire called the Couple Survey, which is completed online. The questionnaire is not a test of compatibility, but will help you recognise issues to discuss as a couple prior to marriage and affirm areas of strength in your relationship. One of the course leaders can meet with you, either on the day itself, or preferably over an evening meal some time, to discuss any issues that might arise in the survey. We will email you details of the questionnaire and a link to the website around two weeks before the start of the course.

Lovely atmosphere, the day was so valuable, many thanks.

 

WANT TO FIND OUR MORE OR BOOK A PLACE?

In the first instance, please contact the Church Office by email or phone 01483 421267