Michelle West teaching Pt. 1 of the Joy-Filled Marriage class with two projector screens behind her.

The Joy-Filled Marriage program is offered in two parts which must be taken on two separate Saturdays: Life-Skills for Couples, and Marriage as Sacrament. Both programs are simultaneously offered at the Chancery on the Saturdays listed below. Both need to be attended in order to receive the marriage certificate, which will be given after attendance of the second part, Marriage as Sacrament.

Part I: Life-Skills for Couples

  • Intro: Life-skills based on virtue
  • Discovering and uniting your goals
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resource Management
  • Intimacy: Prayer and Sexuality

Part II: Marriage as Sacrament

  • Love in a fallen world
  • What do we truly desire?
  • To what are you saying “I do”? – The basics of Marriage in the Church
  • Set up for success
  • Sustaining intimacy for a life-long marriage
  • Practical benefits of Natural Family Planning

What are the times of the workshops?

9:00am to 4:00pm

Where is the Joy-Filled Marriage program offered?

2401 Lake Park Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

(Driving Directions)

What should we bring?

Just yourselves and a light sweater or jacket if you have a tendency to get cold.

What if we are unable to attend the program together?

The program is designed for couples to work together throughout the day.  For couples who find themselves separated by distance, there are other options for your pastor to consider such as: www.catholicmarriageprep.com

How much does it cost? How do we register?

The Joy-Filled Marriage program is $160.00 per couple. Each Saturday is $80. Registration is done online and will charge $160 upfront for both workshops. An automated email with hyperlinks to register for part 2 will be generated after registering for part 1. There is no charge associated with part 2 registration. The number of registration spots are limited each month, so please register early.

Who do we contact if we have questions or need further information?

Joy Filled Marriage Flyers

2024 Marriage Preparation Workshop Schedule Flyer

The program is grounded in Church documents, influenced strongly by the Theology of the Body, and ties in sound Catholic psychology applied to marriage and relationships.

Last Updated: January 3, 2024

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