Online Marriage Course Offers Practical Support
The archdiocese of Johannesburg invites married couples to explore and enrich their relationships by registering for “The Marriage Course” online, hosted for the Johannesburg archdiocesan family desk.
The Catholic Church has acknowledged the importance of a strong marriage as the foundation of a strong family, which in turn builds a strong Christian community, the archdiocese noted
“The marriage course is designed for any couple that wants to invest in their relationship. It covers a range of practical tools such as communication and conflict resolution,” it said.
Whether couples have been married six months or 40 years, are in a good place or are struggling, the marriage course offers practical support to strengthen relationships.”
The marriage course will be run on Zoom. Once the hosts have introduced the topic for the evening, couples watch the videos in a session with their zoom screens off. There will be hosts available should viewers need assistance, but there are no group discussions.
There are breaks in the video when couples will work through their relationships with the marriage course journals.
Although there is no cost for the online course, the organisers suggest that couples invest in two copies of the marriage course journal in which they complete exercises during the session each week. Alternatively, couples who sign up will receive a free digital journal to print out each week.
The archdiocese of Johannesburg encourages all married couples to consider how they can strengthen and grow their marriages especially during this difficult time.
The seven sessions of the marriage course cover the following: strengthening connection, the art of communication, resolving conflict, the power of forgiveness, the impact of family, good sex, love in action.
The course starts on September 8 at 19:30. To register online:
For more information on the marriage course e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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