Upcoming Workshop Schedule

The Joy-Filled Marriage program is offered in two parts which must be taken on two separate SaturdaysLiving a Joy-Filled Marriage, and God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage.  Both programs are concomitantly 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, God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage.

Part I: “Living a Joy-Filled Marriage – A Virtue-based Life-Skills

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

Part II: “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” – A Catechesis and Sacramental-based program

  • God’s Plan for Marriage “In the Beginning” – Male and Female He created them
  • Christ restores God’s Plan for Marriage – Male and Female He redeemed them
  • To what are you saying “I do”? – The basics of Marriage in the Church
  • What is authentic intimacy?
  • 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.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • We will have tables for individual couples, rather than round tables, at least 6 feet apart
  • Masks are required to enter the building and need to be worn at all times while inside during the workshop.
  • Upon entering the building, please take your temperature on the touchless thermometer near the glass door. Please do not participate if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms.
  • We will have boxed lunches and individually wrapped snacks, but no buffet-styled food. Food needs to be eaten outside and not in the workshop halls.
  • Drinks are allowed inside, presuming masks continue to be utilized.
  • We will have coffee with a non-handling dispenser, but ask you not reuse cups.

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. Workshops can fill up, so please register early.

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

Joy Filled Marriage Flyers

2021 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: September 30, 2020

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