What is The Marriage Preparation Course?

The Marriage Preparation Course is a series of five sessions to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, build strong foundations for their future together.

Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Preparation Course to help couples invest in their relationship for a lasting marriage. Over five sessions, the course will help you to learn to communicate well, understand and appreciate your differences, and prepare for potential challenges. 

"It feels like the start of a journey, not the completion of a course." 
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Who is it for?

The Marriage Preparation Course is for couples who are exploring the idea of getting married and for those who are already engaged. It’s designed for those who want to give their marriage the best possible start, whether they’re exploring marriage for the first time or have been married before.

The course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. You do not need to be getting married in a church to come on the course.


Matt and Joey share their experience of
The Marriage Preparation Course.


What can I expect?

On The Marriage Preparation Course, you and your partner are hosted by a married couple and seated near a few other engaged couples. Each couple’s discussions are completely private.

Each course is unique, but usually every session includes food, a practical talk, and a time for discussion between you and your partner. Background music ensures that you can chat in complete privacy. You will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

Prior to the start of the course or during the first few sessions, you may be sent a Couples Survey via email. This is a questionnaire and not a test of compatibility! It is designed to help you and your partner highlight issues that are important to discuss before getting married. It also affirms areas of strength in your relationship.  

Over five sessions you will explore:

Session 1.


Learn your personality types and your communication styles

Session 2.


Explore the importance and benefits of committed relationships

Session 3.

Resolving conflict

Discover potential relationship challenges and how to tackle them

Session 4.

Keeping love alive

How to maintain the momentum of your relationship

Session 5.

Shared goals and values

Find out what is important to you both and develop unity as a couple

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