Preparation Resources, available at: ForYourMarriage.org


Preparation Resources

Marriage Help and Support

Preparation Resources


Preparation Resources

A decision made in haste or in doubt will most often be regretted later. Take time to prepare.

Marriage preparation programs come in many forms: residential weekends, a weekly series, one day programs, parish-based programs, and couple to couple meetings with a mentor couple. Here are some widely-used ones.

Before I Do – Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage
Contact: avemariapress.1@nd.edu

A Decision to Love
800-321-0411

When Two Become One
In this DVD, Msgr. Jim Lisante and four couples explain what engaged couples need to know before marrying in the Catholic Church.
516-678-5800

Catholic Engaged Encounter
A retreat weekend for engaged couples to discuss issues that will impact their marriage.

Engaged Enrichment
A parish-based marriage preparation experience presented in one evening and the following day or in three evenings.
505-821-1571

Evenings for Engaged
A six evening program in which a lead married couple meets with several engaged couples in the leader’s home
800-221-5175

The First Dance/Take Back Your Wedding
Help engaged couples and their parents manage the people stress of wedding planning

For Better and For Ever - Marriage Preparation Resources
A parish based “sponsor couple” approach to marriage preparation
210-534-1129
rruhnke@sbcglobal.net

A Marriage in the Lord
Developed by the Archdiocese of Chicago Family Ministries Office and used in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States.
312-534-8340

Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage

A comprehensive ready-to-use Catholic marriage preparation program that provides engaged couples with the latest in researched practical skills and information to build a life-long, life giving, faith-filled loving marriage in today’s culture.

Only Love Can Make It Easy
800-321-0411

Perspectives on Marriage
800-397-2282

Catholic Marriage Preparation, Inc.
Thorough one-on-one online course based upon Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
866-425-7193

God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage
Theology of the Body marriage preparation supplement that focuses on the sacramentality and nature of marriage and the beauty of human sexuality
800-376-0520

Online  Marriage Prep Class
An online, on-demand preparation program that is interactive, convenient, and private. Available anytime from anywhere.
Contact: info@themarriagegroup.com or call 888-499-7737.

Picture of Love
Marriage preparation programs for engaged couples and couples in need of convalidation. Written by Joan Vienna and Virginia Metoyer, Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
800-824-1813

Preparing to Live in Love
Combines personal mentoring with a marriage preparation curriculum that integrates Theology of the Body and practical life skills.
877-201-2142
PMRCusa@msn.com

Fully Engaged
A Catholic catechetical pre-marriage inventory that carries a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. This inventory also uses a catechetical workbook for engaged couples, facilitator’s guide, free training DVD, and follow-up e-mails for the first year. Call 800-624-9019 to order a preview kit.



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