Designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.
The Marriage Course has been run in over 127 countries for over 1 million couples.
What is The Marriage Course?
The Marriage Course and The Pre-Marriage Course act as a bridge between the church and the local community by recognising the need to go beyond the social and physical walls of the church to help couples with their relationships. The Marriage Course is designed to be easy to run; with episodes that are available online, along with training materials, discussion guides, and course journals. The sessions are completely private, with no group work.
The Marriage Course Topics:
The Art of Communication
The Power of Forgiveness
The Impact of Family
Love in Action
What does a Marriage Course Session look like?
Each session begins with couples eating together. This gives our couples a chance to unwind and connect before the session’s episode. It also helps to create the atmosphere of a date.
The episodes are around 45 minutes in length, with breaks for conversations. Each episode explores a different topic through real experiences, expert insights, and relevant teaching.
Providing space for couples to have private, intimate conversations is a must for every course. It enables each couple to engage openly and honestly throughout the session.
Ready to run The Marriage Course?
‘Long-term initiatives like The Marriage Course, devised by HTB Church, are a much better use of the church’s time, money and effort…
It’s an eight-week course that covers everything from ‘The Art of Communication’ to ‘Good Sex’ delivered in a non-preachy way, which can be accessed equally by people of faith and none.’ ***view original article***
“There’s no counselling, no airing of dirty linen in public, no group therapy – and it seems to work.”
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“It feels like the start of a journey, not the completion of a course.”
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I have seen how The Marriage Course is a beautiful ecumenical resource that helps couples invest afresh in their marriage in a real and practical way for the challenges of modern life.’
‘The Marriage Course helped me tremendously, moving me away from trying to fix my wife, to listening to her.’
‘What is amazing is the loving, caring space that’s created; we didn’t feel judged for not being married. That is the contemporary nature of what you are doing there, allowing people to access the church.’
99% of guests said the course had a positive impact on their relationship.
73% of guests experienced significant improvement in their relationship from the course.
How do I get started?
After you sign up online, we’ll show you how to create a space where couples can feel comfortable having a discussion.
We’ll provide you with tools and training to equip you to run the Marriage Courses and inspire you to invite couples. Get in touch with our local staff to tap on their expertise and support.
When you sign up, you get access to the Marriage Course video series and guides that will help you spark discussions.
Alpha / Marriage Ministry Coordinator
Kavita is your go to for support in running both Alpha and the Marriage Courses. Evangelism and Marriages weigh heavily on her heart as she desires for people to come into a loving relationships with God and to live out that love practically between couples.