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 workshop

  • 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 workshop

  • 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:

Adjustments will be made in seating arrangements and distribution of food and drink to adhere to current CDC guidelines. We ask for your patience as we continue to adjust in view of updates and changing conditions. Our goal is to continue to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.

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

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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