The Marriage Course

A series of seven sessions designed to help any married couple strengthen their relationship.

It’s a great opportunity to spend time together as a couple looking at the important issues in your marriage. The Marriage Course is very practical and will help equip you with the tools needed to build a healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. Each week you are given the opportunity to enjoy a special meal together and listen to a talk. Then there is plenty of time to discuss the topic as a couple. There is no group work involved at any stage of the course.

Who is it for?

It is for any married couple who wants to work together at and invest in their relationship. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for less than two years or more than thirty. If you have a strong marriage this course will help you make it even better and will reinforce your good habits. If on the other hand your marriage is in difficulty, the course will help provide you with very practical tools to help you work through the issues. Some couples who are separated have used the course as a way of trying to get back together. While the course is based on Christian principles couples are welcome with or without a church background. Many couples who are not churchgoers have enjoyed and benefited from doing the course.

What’s involved?

The course runs over seven evenings. Each evening begins with coffee and desserts (and a choice of other refreshments). There is then a talk followed by plenty of time to discuss the topic as a couple. There is no group discussion and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else.

Topics include: Recognising each other’s needs; Learning to communicate effectively; Resolving conflict; Knowing how to make each other feel loved; Relating to parents and in-laws; Good sex; Making time for each other and Having fun together.

For more information on where and when the next Marriage Course is being held, please visit your local church website.