• Marriage Preparation Dates

  • March 8, 2015
    May 3, 2015
    August 30, 2015

  • Marriage Preparation Program

  • Marriage Preparation Team
    St. Margaret and St. George Churches

    Our Mission
    “To provide a variety of key tools to insure a healthy, God-centered committed partnership in marriage.”

    Marriage is hard work and success encompasses many traits—God, communication, compromise, patience, trust, intimacy, sacrifice, sense of humor, as well as many others.

    Through short presentations and small-group discussions, the Marriage Preparation Team shares its experiences with engaged couples in many topics “to provide couples with a variety of key tools to insure a healthy, God-centered committed partnership in marriage.” These tools are meant to bring couples closer together, closer to God, and to assist them in overcoming future obstacles.

    Some of our discussion topics:
    • Finance
    • Family of Origin
    • Communication
    • Sacramental Marriage
    • Intimacy and Natural Family Planning
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Relationships

    All individuals with a marital history welcomed
    Any individual who has ever been married, including newly married couples, has unique experiences to share. No marriage is perfect, and that’s what the team tries to convey to our participants. Only through dedication to our marriages, we overcome the difficult times and the struggles to emerge as “one flesh”—stronger and more committed to each other and to God.

    Flexible Membership
    • Engaged couples workshops are held three Sundays a year (1 PM to 6 PM)—attend one or all
    • Workshop dates: March, May, and August
    • Participate as a presenter or host facilitator, who is responsible for opening dialogue between couples and among couples and presenters
    • Assist in set up or clean up
    • Assist in food/snack preparation

    Workshops for Engaged Couples
    Please register for workshops through the Family Life Office

    Conference dates

    Our workshops begin promptly at 1 PM and conclude at 6 PM. They are held at the St. Margaret Parish Center at 39 Academy Street, Madison (not the Church basement). Team members, please arrive at Noon.

    Suggested Readings and Resources

    “Family Life Office. Archdioceses of Hartford”: http://www.hartfordflo.org/

    5 Love Languages. Gary Chapman

    Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

    Fireproof Your Marriage

    Should We Marry by Joseph M. Champlin. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana. 2001.

    Marriage: a Spiritual Journey by Kathy Keskin. Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic Connecticut. 2002.

    Marriage Works in Christ. Audio program available online

    Marriage Success Training. Marriage preparation seminar and resource

    The Nest Newlywed Handbook: An Owner’s Manual for Modern Married Life. Carley Roney. Clarkson Potter. October 2, 2006.

    Dynamic Catholic
    5 Things Women Need to Know about Men. Allen Hunt. Free CD available at http://dynamiccatholic.com