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Marriage by Design

A great resource for engaged couples!

Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can also take a lot of time, skill and effort. Preparing for marriage also needs our time and attention, although it’s important, it’s something that is often easy for couples to forget about.

Marriage by Design gives couples the opportunity to take some time out of planning their wedding to think about their future married life together.

Every marriage has its ups and downs, but there are skills that can be learnt and habits that can be put in place that will help couples to build strong foundations for a lifetime together. Taking time out to discuss some of these things, even for just a few hours, can help make a marriage stronger and more fulfilling.

Research shows that couples who prepare for life after their wedding day are significantly more likely to remain married than those who only plan for the big day itself.

On a Marriage by Design day, couples have the opportunity to discuss their hopes and dreams for marriage, find out how they can communicate at a deeper level, deepen their friendship, and learn how to deal with conflict. They will also discuss some crucial topics such as finances, parenting, sex and in-laws.

If you’re getting married, you can attend a Marriage by Design day near you. They are led by trained facilitators who introduce topics and ideas, but the day itself is really for you as a couple to spend time together talking about your relationship.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer, you can buy a DVD which contains all the same great material and ideas, which you can work through together in the comfort of your own home.

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