The DVD includes videos by pastoral leaders and the witness of real-life couples unscripted in their homes.
An online library includes free resources to support marriage ministry coordinators, mentors, and engaged couples: Includes a virtue-based life skills component (“Living a Joy-Filled Marriage”) and a component focused on the Sacrament of Marriage and the Theology of the Body (“God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage”). The two parts can be used separately, perhaps as a supplement to an existing marriage prep program, or together. Contact: [email protected], 1-800-376-0520 The Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program The Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program is available for both Engaged Couples and Convalidation Couples explores the joys and challenges of living out the Sacrament of Matrimony with special focus on the importance of inviting Jesus to be the center of marriage and family life.
Originally released in 2002, Picture of Love is an officially sanctioned and proven Marriage Preparation Program, currently used in Catholic parishes and dioceses across the nation.
Contact: fill out the form on the website Catholic Marriage Prep Class Online An online, on-demand preparation program based on videos from experts and married couples; interactive, convenient, and private. Run by Marriage Ministries, an initiative of The Marriage Group.
Materials were prepared with collaboration from several arch/dioceses. Contact: [email protected], 1-855-PRE-CANA (773-2262) For Better and For Ever A parish-based “sponsor couple” approach to marriage preparation.
These programs come in many forms: weekend retreats, a series of evening meetings, one-day events, online programs, or meetings with a priest or mentor couple.
But they all share the common goal of providing engaged couples with the knowledge, skills, and formation they need to have a happy, holy, lifelong marriage.
The Catholic Church has long been a leader in providing high-quality marriage preparation programs for engaged couples.