What is it?
The Marriage Preparation Course is for any engaged couple who want to develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage. Over five evenings spent together you will learn important, practical tools to help you build the foundations for a lasting marriage
The Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, co-authors of The Marriage Book which has sold over 150,000 copies. They have been married for over thirty years, have four children and are on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton - the London church that started the Alpha course. They started The Marriage Preparation Course in 1985 and run the Course three times a year at Holy Trinity Brompton with around 160 couples on each course.
The course at Holy Trinity Rudgwick is led by Martin & Shäron who have been married for over 14 years and have been involved with marriage preparation for 4 years.
Over five sessions of the course you will discover practical tools to help you build the foundations for a lasting marriage. You will look at:
Who’s it for?
If you answered yes to these questions then The Marriage Preparation Course is for you.
The Marriage Preparation Course is for any engaged couple who want to give their marriage the best possible start. It doesn't matter how long you have been engaged - some couples have set a wedding date, while others have not. Or if you have been living together and would like to explore the idea of getting married, or if one or both of you have been married before. Whilst the course is based on Christian principles, it is 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.
What can I expect?
The course takes place over five evenings. The evenings are very relaxed; a typical evening starts at 8pm and finishes by 10pm. Each session includes:
What’s the cost?
There is no cost for the course
What people say
'So many couples spend so much time preparing for their wedding ceremony rather than preparing for their marriage. I commend all couples intending to get married to do this course.'
J. John, Author and Speaker
'Nicky and Sila Lee are great communicators and, most importantly, they are honest. And we need that: we need young people at the very beginning of their lives together to tackle issues honestly. I believe The Marriage Preparation Course is going to be an incredible resource in our nation. I recommend it with all my heart.'
Rob Parsons, Founder and Chairman of Care for the Family
What the couples say
‘I think the most beneficial section of The Marriage Preparation Course for us was learning about commitment and resolving conflict. In particular, taking time to spend with each other each week and the exercise in the resolving conflict section about how to resolve conflict constructively- that one has come out several times since!’
Emma & Tom
For more information about the course, to register or for an informal chat, please contact us.