What is The Marriage Course?
The Marriage Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee in 1996. Having been married for over forty years with four children, they have spoken to thousands in their mission to reinvigorate marriage and family life around the world. They have also created The Marriage Preparation Course, The Parenting Children Course and The Parenting Teenagers Course.
The Marriage Course talks are presented in DVD talks featuring Nicky and Sila Lee or live talks. The talks are interspersed with filmed clips of couples talking about their experiences of marriage and street interviews from around the world.
Over seven sessions of the course you will discover practical tools to help you:
· understand each other’s needs
· communicate more effectively
· grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
· recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
· recognise 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, much more!
Who is it for?
The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship, whether they are in a married relationship for one year or 61 years, and whether feel they have a strong relationship or are struggling. Some couples do the course to invest in their relationship, others need more urgent help. Either way, the course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help improve and strengthen your relationship.
While The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a Christian faith. Many couples who are not church goers have commented that the Christian content was presented in a way that did not make them uncomfortable at all.
What can we expect?
Over seven sessions of the course, you will be served with food and/or drink, seated at your own table for two while listening to practical talks, either given live or played on DVD, and a time for private discussion between you and your partner.
Background music ensures that you can chat in complete privacy. You never share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
Watch the short video below to get an idea of what you can expect when you both attend The Marriage Course.
Why do the course?
· Regular check-ups help a car run smoothly and reduce the risk of breakdown.
· The best sports professionals spend hours being coached and perfecting their technique.
· The greatest achievements in life take practice, training and dedication.
It is 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.
What is the cost?
Most courses charge a minimal fee to cover costs. Your local course administrator will be able to let you know how much you’ll need to pay.
What others say?
"The Marriage Course has made us aware of all things that make a successful marriage last a life time. The course is structured in a way where it involves only the two of us in a private manner. It did not feel like we were attending a course, more like going on dates and finding out about each other."
"This course has helped us to have a more meaningful married life. During the exercises, we discovered things we did not know even though we have been married for more than a decade."