The Marriage Preparation Course is designed for any engaged couple who want to develop foundations for a strong and healthy marriage that will last a lifetime.

The course is run by a team of married couples using the material produced by Nicky & Sila Lee who have been married for over 30 years and are co-authors of ‘The Marriage Book’.

The course takes place one evening a week and runs for 5 weeks, and covers topics such as communication, commitment, resolving conflict, keeping love alive, and shared values.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a relationship assessment questionnaire to help you identify and work through areas you may benefit from discussing prior to marriage and to facilitate open and honest communication between you as a couple.  The questionnaire is completed online and you will be given the opportunity to meet with one of the course support couples to discuss the results if you wish.

The evenings are very informal and relaxed. We use a mixture of talks, DVD’s, exercises and discussion with your fiancé(e) to facilitate you thinking through the key issues of your marriage. Rest assured there is no group work!

The course, while based on Christian principles, is very helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background, and costs £45 per couple, which includes course materials and refreshments.

To register for our next Marriage Preparation Course email office@st-stephens.org.uk or contact the church office on 020 8892 5258.