Preparing for Marriage

The purpose of the seminar is to prepare couples for the challenges of the first few years of marriage. Seriously dating couples will have the opportunity to explore their potential for the life long commitment of marriage, while recently married couples will learn tools they can use to enhance their marriage.

The program consists of lecture, discussion, taking a National Compatibility Inventory as well as homework assignments. Couples also have the opportunity to participate in two private counseling sessions.

SESSION 1
Reasons and Expectations
– Relationship needs
– Gods Design for Marriage

SESSION 2
Family of Origin
– Functional & Dysfunctional
Families
– Defining Boundaries

SESSION 3
Communication
– Feelings as the Route to
Intimacy
– Techniques for deeper intimacy
Fair Fighting
– When to call a foul

SESSION 4
Finance
– Money & Personality Types
– Emotional Significance of Money

SESSION 5
In-Laws
– Shifting Allegiances
– Marrying into a System

SESSION 6
Anatomy of a Relationship &
Sexual Harmony
– Romance & Love Making
– Relationship Anatomy
– Emotions, Physiology, Q&A