What is The Marriage Preparation Course?

The Marriage Preparation Course was developed in 1985 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) to help couples invest in their relationship for a lasting marriage.  

Over five sessions, the course will help you to:

  • Recognize the importance of commitment
  • Understand and appreciate your differences
  • Learn the art of communication
  • Resolve conflict
  • Spend time together
  • Recognize the influence of your family background
  • Develop a good sexual relationship
  • Talk about your goals, values and dreams

Who is it for?

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?

Each session on The Marriage Preparation Course consists of food and/or drink, a practical talk on topics related to marriage and a time for discussion between you and your partner. Depending on where the course is run and how it is set up, you may be sharing a table with your partner or with other couples. Each couple’s privacy is respected as there is no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else.

Watch the short video below to hear couples share their experience of the course:

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