The Marriage Preparation Course - ChristCentral Church - Portsmouth
ChristCentral Church Portsmouth gathers people of all ages and backgrounds from across Portsmouth and Southsea. We are a vibrant, Bible teaching church eager to serve those in and beyond our city with the good news of Jesus Christ.
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The Marriage Preparation Course

What is the Marriage Preparation Course

The aim of The Marriage Preparation Course is to help couples lay the foundations for a relationship that will last a lifetime.

Who is the Marriage Prep Course for?

Created by Nicky and Sila Lee, the Marriage Prep Course is designed for couples considering marriage and wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. Based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. Sessions begin with supper, followed by a chat and time for discussion. At the end of each session you are given some homework to do together. This will help you to build on what you have learnt and give you the opportunity to apply it to your relationship. Don’t worry – it won’t be marked! It isn’t looked at by anyone else and is just for your own benefit.

What does the Marriage Preparation Course cover?

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of commitment
  • How to recognise and appreciate your differences
  • The art of communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • The importance of spending time together and nurturing your friendship
  • Making each other feel loved
  • Developing a good sexual relationship
  • The importance of talking about your goals, values and dreams

We encourage all couples who are looking to get engaged or are recently engaged to go through the pre-marriage course material with a couple in the church, the course is informal and takes place is people’s homes with the DVD and workbooks. Please get in touch with your Life Group leader or let us know you’d like to do the course by calling the office or emailing us here.