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Marriage Preparation: Marriage by Design courses

Take a break from wedding planning to prepare for married life together.

Marriage by Design is a popular course for anyone preparing to marry. In fact, 99% of all couples who attend say that they would recommend it to other couples!

The five sessions feature a great mix of video clips, helpful guidance and down-to-earth stories. The course gives couples the opportunity to explore what they want their marriage to look like.

Topics covered:

  • Values and expectations
  • Friendship and quality time together
  • Communicating well
  • Resolving conflict
  • Choosing to commit
  • Plus in-depth case studies on in-laws, sex, children and finances

As a couple

You can order the Couples’ Pack to watch at home with your partner and work through the booklets together. Each session lasts up to one hour including discussion time.

Lead a marriage preparation course

The Marriage by Design Group Leader’s Pack can be used to guide couples through the DVD content and activities. Each session lasts up to one hour, or together they can provide the content for a full one-day marriage preparation course.

If your course is open to the community, you can register with us to download the DVD content for free.

Attend a facilitator-led marriage preparation day

You can search for your nearest course using the ‘Near you’ interactive map here. Or simply complete the form below to register your interest in attending a local course:

Interested in attending a local Marriage by Design course