Here's what's in the marriage preparation course:
2FUN LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
Getting ready for marriage should be fun! You can
pick from several fun activities to learn about each
other & marriage. How does a field trip to the mall
sound? What about watching a movie? Learn how to grow
your marriage by having fun. These learning-through-fun
skills will continue to help you over the years.
THE 12 KEY RELATIONSHIP AREAS:
Are you sure you've talked about all twelve of these
areas? Do you know what your strengths are as a couple?
Your growth needs? Wouldn't it be interesting to find
out if your partner had the same answers as you?
ASKING & LISTENING EXERCISE:
Do you really know what your partner wants? Do they
really understand what's most important to you? This
is your big chance to say it outright.
I FEEL LOVED WHEN...
Couples tell me they really enjoy doing this exercise.
AND MORE . . .
Family of origin questions; communication & conflict
resolution principles; resources for stepfamilies; and
some passages for those looking for direction from scriptures.
Note: This course is based on Ralph Griggs masters
& doctorial work in counseling, his 28 years of
ministerial experiences in working with couples, and
his 27 years of marriage. Ralph also conducts marriage
training courses and is a member of the American
Association of Christian Counselors.
I really do want couples to use this marriage
As mentioned earlier, Tennessee has a divorce problem.
According to the last U.S. Census Report, there are
33,000 divorces in Tennessee every year. That's enough
people to fill the stadium where the Tennessee Titans
Why the high divorce rate? For one thing, too many
couples spend far more time planning their wedding &
honeymoon than they do their marriage. It boggles the
mind. After all, a wedding is a day; a marriage is for
Some think they don't have time for marriage preparation,
or it's going to be a hassle. How about the time and
hassle of running to a lawyer filling out separation
You don't have to choose between having a great wedding
and having a great marriage. You can have both.
Think how much better things can be with a little
effort on the front end. You'll get a heads-up to your
relationship's tricky issues & have some compromises
already worked out. You'll know that your mate cares
enough about the relationship to put some effort into
it. You'll begin your marriage with more realistic expectations.
And getting a good start to your marriage is very
important. I have a passion for helping couples, and
stepfamilies, get a good start.
That's why I'm giving away the At-Home Marriage Preparation
Anyone can download the entire marriage preparation
course right now and use it (I hope everyone will).
Here's how you save $60 on your marriage license:
Spend at least 4 hours using the marriage preparation
That's not hard to do at all. You can do a couple
of the 2FUN activities, discuss a few of the questions
in the relationship areas, do the I feel loved when...
exercise, and you most likely have your four hours done.
Many couples wind up spending more than the required
four hours - just because it's fun.
But, spend at least 4 hours. Then, you
few brief responses to questions on the last page of
the marriage preparation course. This confirms to me
that you used the course.
It's only at this point that I ask for a donation
of $29.97 for the At-Home Marriage Preparation Course.
I can then mail you your official government completion
certificate. Take this certificate with you when you
go get your license, and save $60.
I know this marriage preparation course won't change
the whole world, but I do believe it will make a difference
in people's lives.