Natural Fertility

True love cannot be contained; it always gives life in some form. For most couples, this will result in the biological birth of a child. For others, it will be expressed in a shared effort to generously give of their time and talents to others. Love gives Life When we love someone deeply, we want…

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Marriage Seminar – Talk Presentation

The Marriage Seminar – Talk Presentation Preparing and delivering a Marriage Seminar talk Mentality  The mentality that presenting couples have in approaching how they give their talks is vital in communicating the essence of the message of Celebrate Love. This attitude needs to one of humility and service. This is not about being ‘in the…

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Marriage Seminar – Spiritual Preparation

There is always lots to do at the last minute – checking talks, packing your things, getting children and the bigger kids organised.  While the practical preparation is important, so too is your spiritual preparation. Before the Seminar. A couple of things we encourage presenting couples to do before a seminar is to ensure you don’t…

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Mentoring – Spiritual Preparation

There is always lots to do at the last minute – checking talks, organising refreshments, getting children and the bigger kids organised.  While the practical preparation is important, so too is your spiritual preparation. Couple-to-Couple Mentoring/Small Group Ensure you don’t neglect your Skin-to-Skin*. This is so important to your couple unity. Forget about the logistics and…

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Mentoring – Session Preparation #1

One of the advantages of Mentoring in the home is that the Mentors don’t need to be skilled presenters. In fact, the desired atmosphere is one of friendly and personal hospitality. Above all else, Mentors need to be relatable and approachable. Professionalism and heavy theology can actually be a barrier to building rapport with the…

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Group Adaptations

While the course is designed for the mentoring format, it has been successfully adapted for small home groups and even larger parish groups. Groups offer the opportunity for couples to exchange ideas though it should be noted that this is a secondary agenda; the primary purpose of the course is to deepen the couple’s intimacy…

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Mentor for the Engaged: FAQs

Session 1: We like to bring the ‘Gender-based Friendship’ reflection point forward before we show the DVD because we find it helpful to have a bit more time with the couple before we play the DVD. When the couple finish the DVD, they go straight onto the Couple Exercise.  – Elizabeth & Graham Barter, Chatswood,…

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Five Strategies to Improve your Marriage

A lot of people feel trapped in a dissatisfying or troubled marriage. They feel powerless to ‘fix’ it because their spouse refuses to join them in counselling or a marriage enrichment course. Yet in truth, there are lots of things a husband or wife can do on their own that can have a dramatic impact.…

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Money Matters

Money is cited as one the most frequent causes of arguments among couples. This is because money is not simply notes and coins; it is the means by which we access a whole lot of different and important things, like security, sustenance, material goods, status, influence, protection, gratitude of others and self-esteem, to name a…

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