The following organizations and ministries are making a difference in the lives of others by strengthening marriages and families. Pre-marriage courses are also provided by many of them, their entry will show this if they do. Couples who invest in their marriage in this way give their future life together a great start.
Many of them will be running courses, workshops, day retreats etc near to you. You may also hear some on your local Christian Radio Station. Check this out through their web sites.
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FamilyLife Australia offer practical, biblically-based marriage conferences, radio broadcasts and resources for real-world issues faced by people every day, FamilyLife has helped marriages and families become stronger as they discover a ‘love that lasts.’
The Marriage Resource Centre (MRC) is a positive, solution-oriented organisation that has a core Catholic ethos. Their work is deeply formed by the Theology of the Body and seeks to integrate Catholic theology with insights and frameworks from modern psychology and relationship theory. MRC provides support for all seasons of marriage through SmartLoving courses, conferences, talks and multi-media educational resources.
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend away, offering married couples a special kind of “time out”, a different kind of “weekend getaway”. It is an opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries and more deeply explore the precious nature of your marriage. It offers a gentle, nurturing environment, away from the pressures and distractions of daily living. Thus, it allows you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
The Marriage Course, gives you an opportunity to work on your own marriage. It is a 7-session course in a dinner party setting where couples learn to re-energize and build communication, to resolve conflict, forgive and so much more within their marriage. No group discussions or work. Locate a course or learn how to host one at https://marriageandparenting.org.au
Prepare-Enrich is a customised couple assessment that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counselling and premarital education and is also used for marriage counselling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. In Australia, Prepare-Enrich has provided training coordination and quality administration and development services since 1979, supporting its mission to “build strong marriages and healthy relationships”.
Most people who are getting married prepare and plan for many things in life: education, career, retirement and holidays. They also spend up to 250 hours planning their wedding, but very little time, if any, planning for married life. The Marriage Preparation Course is a 5 session course at which couples will listen to practical talks that are informative and fun. There is no group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. If you are getting married or know someone who is then you can check out the availability of courses here at https://marriageandparenting.org.au
(Trading as CMEA) is an organisation which exists to enhance and enrich the marital relationship between a man and a woman. They supports couples who value their marriage and want their relationship to be strong and enduring, couples who want to learn skills and have experiences that help them increase their marital intimacy and mutual understanding, couples committed to the present and future growth of their marriage and couples interested in promoting healthy marriages in their community. Activities include weekend marriage enrichment retreats, shorter seminars and local support groups, training of marriage enrichment leader couples and the publication of regular newsletters and conferences.
GTIM, South Australia offers a full residential weekend run at various venues at least five times per year, where you can: Take time out from your busy lives to focus on each other; celebrate the positives of your relationship; deepen your communication; enrich your marriage – no matter how long you have been together!; Hear leaders share honestly and often with humour from their marriages… but you are NOT asked to share publicly.
Covenant Keepers Inc. (Australia) is a marriage restoration ministry. If you are looking for help for your marital problems, but don’t have the co-operation of your mate, we are here to help you. You may still be together, separated or already divorced. Support is available through Covenant Groups, newsletters, tapes and books, conferences and prayer support.
United Marriage Encounter is a worldwide non-proﬁt organization dedicated to improving marriages by introducing practical, ongoing communication tools over the course of a 48-hour Weekend experience. The Weekend combines practical methods, sound psychology, and Christian values to improve communication between husband and wife. After initial introductions, no other group sharing is required. Each couple will be given enough time to talk privately, free from the distractions of everyday life.
For details go to :www.unitedmarriage.org or www.unitedmarriage.info
MarriageGym is a 10 session program for women designed to get their relationships into great shape.
While MarriageGym is bible based it is written for a nonChristian audience. Our goal is to share God’s ideal for marriage in a way that all women can relate to and is relevant to their everyday lives.