Marriage Enrichment Programs and Materials available for parish use

A Marriage Made for Heaven: Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood

By Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
Leader’s guide and DVD are available for parish use.
Couple’s workbook would need to be ordered.

DVD has 12, 15min teachings hosted by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak will give you everything you need to help couples apply profound insights from our Catholic faith and contemporary psychology to supercharge their marriage.  Topics include communication, couple-prayer, sexuality…

 

10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage

By David & Claudia Arp
DVD are available for parish use.
Couple’s book would need to be ordered.

There are 10, 15 minute teachings hosted by the Arps. Topics include communication, processing anger and resolving conflicts, developing spiritual intimacy, and appreciating your differences. This program helps you reclaim the spark you had when you first fell in love, your connection to each other, and add a new the creativity in your marriage through ten intentional, memory-making dates. This proven approach to relationship growth is low-key, purposeful, effective, easy, and fun. IT IS HUSBAND FRIENDLY!!

 

The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Challenge of the Empty Nest Years

By David & Claudia Arp
DVD are available for parish use.
Couple’s books would need to be ordered.

The second half of marriage can be a time of incredible fulfillment, no matter what challenges you’ve previously faced. Couples can rediscover each other and build a more personal, satisfying and romantic life together. This small group DVD resource is designed to facilitate this rediscovery and rebuilding for the empty nest years. Sessions include: Letting go of the Past and Focusing on the Future, Creating a Marriage that is Partner, not Child-Focused, Building an Effective Communication System, Using Anger in a Creative Way to Build Your Relationship, Building a Deeper Friendship, Renewing Romance and Intimacy, Relating to Aging Parents and Adult Children, Growing Together Spiritually.

 

Fireproof: Never Leave a Partner Behind

By Stephen & Alex Kendrick
The DVD, The Love Dare 40 Day Journal, and “Date” material are available for parish use.

FIREPROOF touched the hearts and impacted the marriages of millions of moviegoers. This movie helps to strengthen marriages. It is a natural ministry tool to inspire and challenge people. It is appropriate for teenagers and mature audiences who want to have a discussion on marriage.

 

SIX DATES for Catholic Couples 

By John Bosio
DVD, Coordinator’s guide and weekly handouts ready to print
Couple’s book would need to be purchased.                                             

Building and strengthening marriages begins with husbands and wives making time to be with each other, and having fun together. John Bosio, author of Happy Together, the Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage with the help of his wife Teri used the materials from his book to develop this program to help couples strengthen their marriage. The six videos inspire spouses to become aware of the gift that they are to each other as husband and wife, and of the preciousness of their relationship.

 

The Beatitudes – A couple’s path to Greater Joy  

By John Bosio
DVD, Coordinator’s guide and Weekly handouts ready to print
Couple’s book would need to be purchased.

This program explores the Beatitudes as the path to holiness in Christian marriage. Holiness is the source of joy in marriage. The program can be used as a parish “date night” program, as a tool for group sharing in small faith communities, or as inspirational materials for couples retreat. The content of the videos and handouts are based on the book; Blessed is Marriage: A Guide to the Beatitudes for Catholic Couples, by John Bosio. 

7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free

By Phil Lenahan
DVD, Coordinator’s guide
Participant’s book and workbook would need to be purchased. 

This program offers a solid Catholic perspective on how to make the most of God’s generous gifts. In addition to understanding the necessary nuts and bolts of financial management, budgeting, and investing, participants will discover how our Catholic faith can be the base of a sound financial future.

 

“Six Dates for Catholic Couples” is an easy introduction to parish marriage enrichment.

To borrow any of this material for parish use please contact:

 Marian Christiana

Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment

Diocese of Knoxville Program Coordinator

423-892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org

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