The Marriage CourseWe love hosting weddings at St Matthias. However, what we love even more, is encouraging and assisting married couples (of any age!) as they continue to grow closer and build a healthy relationship that will last a lifetime. That's why we regularly run ‘The Marriage Course’ at St Matthias.
If you want to register for an upcoming Marriage Course or find out more information please contact us.
What is it?
The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions designed to help any married couple strengthen their relationship.It's a great opportunity to spend time together as a couple looking at the important issues in your marriage.The Marriage Course is very practical and will help equip you with the tools needed to build a healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. There is no group work involved at any stage of the course.
Who’s it for?
It is for any married couple who wants to together invest in their relationship. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for less than two years or more than thirty. If you have a strong marriage this course will help you make it even better and will reinforce your good habits.If on the other hand your marriage is in difficulty, the course will help provide you with very practical tools to help you work through the issues. Some couples who are separated have used the course as a way of getting back together.
While the course is based on Christian principles couples are welcome with or without a church background. Many couples who are not churchgoers have enjoyed and benefited from doing the course.
Dinner – each evening starts with a delicious meal. Over a candlelit 'table for two' dinner there’s an opportunity to spend time together as a couple.
Talk – each evening a talk is given using DVDs for the talks.
Coffee and discussion time – during the talk there are exercises for you to do together as a couple. Every effort is made to make sure your conversations are not being overheard and music is played in the background. During the longest exercise you are served coffee or tea and dessert.
Homework – at the end of each session you will be given some homework to do together before the next session. It isn’t looked at by anyone else and is just for your own benefit to help you continue your discussion at home.
1. Building Strong Foundations
2. The Art of Communication
3. Resolving Conflict
4. The Power of Forgiveness
5. Parents and In-Laws
6. Good Sex
7. Love in Action
Who’s running the course?
The course is conducted by married couples who have done the course themselves and who have been trained as facilitators and have a heart for helping couples strengthen and build their marriages.
When is it?
Contact the St Matthias office on 02 9360 7840 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when next the Marriage Course will be run at St Matthias.
Where is it?
At the Barnabas Centre, St Matthias Church,
471 Oxford Street (cnr Moore Park Rd & Oxford St).
Directions are available here. Free parking available on the church grounds
How much does it cost?
The course is great value. You get a delicious two course, candle lit dinner for 2 each week, drinks and course materials for only $180 per couple.
How do I find out more?
Fill in the inquiry form available here or contact the St Matthias office on 02 9360 7840 or email@example.com