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An introduction to...

the marriage course An opportunity to invest in the future of your relationship


Why do Regular check ups help a car run smoothly and reduce the risk of breakdown. Sports professionals spend hours being coached and perfecting their techniques. The greatest achievements in life take practice, training, and dedication.

It's the same with marriage‌ A strong, loving, and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better.

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If you answered “yes” to those questions then this course is for you! The Marriage Course is for any couple, whether you’ve been together for one or sixty-one years, and whether you feel you have a strong relationship or are struggling. While The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a Christian faith. Whatever your situation, the practical tools you learn will help improve and strengthen your relationship.


What is The Marriage Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, coauthors of The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book. They have been married for over thirty years, have four children, and live in London. They started The Marriage Course in 1996, and it continues to spread with thousands of courses now running around the world. Over seven sessions you will discover practical tools to help you: • understand each other’s needs • communicate more effectively • grow closer through resolving conflict • heal the ways you’ve hurt each other • recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship • improve relationships with parents and in-laws • develop greater sexual intimacy • discover each other’s love languages and much more!

For couples in the military and those facing extended times apart, there is an additional session to help you prepare for the pressures these times bring.


expect Fantastic atmosphere that many say makes it feel like a date night. Courses are run in all kinds of venues—homes, restaurants, cafés (after hours), community halls, churches, even a cruise ship—but wherever your local course is run you should find a great atmosphere and a friendly welcome. Romantic table for two giving you space to relax and chat. You will be served a candlelit meal and/or coffee, tea, and dessert. Practical talks that are informative and fun, either given live or played on DVD. They include filmed clips of couples sharing their own experiences and street interviews from around the world.

Time provided to talk on your own as a couple. You are given topics to discuss (sometimes with the help of an exercise). Music is played so you can’t hear couples at other tables and they can’t hear you! No group work, so relax – you will not have to share anything about your relationship with anyone else.


cost Most courses charge a minimal fee to cover costs. Your local course

leader will be able to let you know how much you’ll need to pay.


others

say

Don’t just take our word for it—this is what some past guests have said about the course:

“It was a fantastic atmosphere. Although we were among all these people, we felt we were on a tropical island, just the two of us.”  Julio & Latana

saved our marriage 

Gill & Peter

“I think The Marriage Course is probably the best investment you can make in your relationship—it was for us. It has helped us break down the barriers that steadily build up over time. Our marriage feels fresh again.”  Simon


“It took our marriage to another level—another level of togetherness, another level of communication. And we started to laugh again.”  Eric & June

“I’m not a big fan of group things. I was very pleasantly surprised actually. It was great to spend oneon-one times.”  Doug

“Some people wrongly think The Marriage Course is just for people who are in difficulty with their marriage. We have found the opposite—it’s about investing in it because it’s going well and you want it to stay that way.”  Ju & Chris

“I really liked the fact that we could have dinner together—it was time for just us. Every session was very practical and we came out with something useful at the end of each session.”  Deborah & Miles


invest in your relationship To find a course near you, visit our website: themarriagecourseusa.org (In CANADA themarriagecourse.ca) which has a directory of all the courses

currently being run around the world. If you have any questions you can contact us at info@alphausa.org.

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RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage ISBN ISBN:978-1-934564-71-4 978-1934564714 102731

9 781934 564714

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