Online Catholic Marriage Preparation

Engaged Online gives you the tools to make your marriage the best it can be.



Engaged Couples

Need an approved Catholic course? Need flexibility? In a long-distance relationship or a shift worker? Want an experience to take your relationships to the next level?

Engaged Online gives you the best Catholic marriage preparation course on the market.

Anytime, Anywhere


The course is comprised of 9 Lessons of approximately 1.5 hours each.

Ideally, one lesson per week gives you time to practice the tools and form new habits over a 3 month period. It can also be fast-tracked when required.

At the end of the course, you will be emailed a certificate and course report to give to your celebrant.

Work at your own pace,
when it suits you!


Want to be accompanied by a Sponsor Couple? 

Your registration includes free access for your Sponsor Couple to register in the Sponsor version of the course (optional uptake).

You can ask a couple in your parish to be your Sponsor, or your celebrant can assign one to you.

for more information on how to find a sponsor couple click here

Our Guarantee


Nihil Obstat: Most Rev. Michael Kennedy, Bishop of Armidale
Imprimatur: +Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney


June 13, 2019


The SmartLoving Engaged curriculum has ecclesiastical approval and is approved for use in numerous dioceses throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA and Asia. It has been favourably reviewed by the Pontifical Council of the Family. It is the fruit of three decades of experience working with engaged and married couples.

If your celebrant expresses any concern about the quality, efficacy or content of this course, please give us his contact details so that we can personally reassure him or direct him to the information page for celebrants and parish leaders

Course Overview



Language Options

Although the Engaged course is written and filmed in English, the course videos have closed captions that have been translated into Polish and Spanish.

The SmartLoving website is also Google Translate compatible.

Choose your track

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Only 1 registration is required per couple

Not sure what track to choose? Click here to watch video


AUD $99

002 years access


$75 USD or £59 GBP

2 years access

Together as a couple, work through the course on your own

Free access for Sponsor couple (optional uptake)

PDF (self-print) workbooks (or add Print workbooks at the checkout)

Parish Sponsor (Best Value)

AUD $170

002 years access

$130 USD or £98 GBP

2 years access

Sponsor organised by your parish or chosen from your personal network

Free access for Sponsor couple (optional uptake)

4 print* copies of the workbooks (for engaged and sponsor couple). Valued at $130

SL Coach

AUD $395

002 years access

$305 USD or £222 GBP

2 years access

Certified coach provided by SmartLoving

Three sessions with SL Coach

2 print* copies of the workbooks (for engaged couple only)

*[1] All print workbooks are shipped to one address and shipping is included in the price (worldwide). Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. [3] All tracks include subscription to the SmartLoving eNews.


Do we need the Workbooks?

Absolutely! The Workbooks contain all your couple activities, discussion questions, and quizzes. They are an integral part of the course where you record your reflections for sharing with your fiance.

You can download the PDF and print 2 copies at the beginning of the course (200 pages) or take advantage of our special packages which will ship the workbooks to you. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

Pair of the workbook $65 AUD | $52 USD | £39 GBP | FREE shipping worldwide

Sponsor Couple

What is a sponsor couple?

A Sponsor Couple is a married couple from the Parish or your own personal network who volunteers to work through the SmartLoving Engaged course at the same time as you and your fiancé. You and your sponsor couple can meet up at the parish, at each other’s home, or via Zoom or FaceTime to discuss the questions at the end of each lesson. You can arrange with your sponsor couple how often you would like to meet and be flexible according to both your schedules. A sponsor couple is a wonderful support to an engaged couple as they can share their insights and wisdom with you from their lived experience as a Married couple and support you as you prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.

Finding a Sponsor Couple

Even if you are getting married overseas or in another church, the parish where you live is the best place to find a Sponsor couple. Sponsors do not need training – they simply do the course in parallel: while you do the Engaged course online at home, they do the Sponsor course online at their home. When you get together, you use the questions in your workbooks to guide your discussion.

Sponsor couples should have the following criteria:

  1. Validly married in the Church at least five years
  2. Regular attendees at your parish
  3. Not a close relative or friend

For more information for your Sponsor Couple about the Sponsor course click here




Need help finding a Sponsor Couple?

You can ask your local parish priest or another parish member to introduce you to some suitable couples who you can invite to be your sponsors.

Alternatively, our SmartLoving Coaching sessions might be for you! All our Coaches are trained in the SL methodology and are living Catholic marriage joyfully.

Gift Certificate

Know someone preparing for marriage? Give a gift that really makes a difference!

The SmartLoving Online Engaged course is recognised throughout the world as a premium experience. Your gift certificate includes a set of workbooks shipped anywhere in the world.

Testimonials from our Graduates


"The SmartLoving Marriage course’s core principle of dialogue and understanding echoed our deep-rooted belief in honest, open communication and this has helped us grow and deepen our love for each other. We are grateful for this course."

Angela & Thomas

Engaged Graduates

"SmartLoving has taught us that marriage is a journey and that everyday we need to choose each other and choose to love each other. We will continue to use the tools and strategies we have been taught and hope to inspire other engaged couples soon."

Janine & Sebastian

Engaged Graduates

"An easy, beautiful and modern approach to marriage preparation. We loved the experience as it really confirmed all the reasons why we were getting married and made us excited to begin the next chapter of our lives together."

Denise & Oliver

Engaged Graduates

"Completing the Smart Loving course was easy, efficient & modern. It confirmed all the reasons why we wanted to get married and excited us to begin our next chapter together."

Britt & Joe

Engaged Graduates

"The connect kiss (10 seconds contact) is really helping us. After we miss each other or haven’t seen each other for long we hug and kiss each other for 10 seconds and it seems magical."

Lovita & Priston

Engaged Graduates

"We loved doing the SmartLoving Engaged course. We learnt so much from it and would recommend it to all couples."

Jacinta and Jason

SmartLoving Graduates

"We found that the content really helped us to delve.
We have no idea how some couples only spend an hour where we find that we spent around 3 hours per section.
We just really wanted to put a lot of energy and effort into this course, we enjoyed the weekly tasks too.
We decided to have a session with our priest which was really lovely.
We really thank you for this course it has been enjoyable and the content is really amazing."

Luis and Jadene

SmartLoving Graduates

Coaching Available

Want some extra help? You can buy sessions with a SmartLoving coach at any time during your course, or take advantage now by enrolling in the SL Coach track and save.

Flexible interaction - Video-conference (standard) or email or phone if you prefer.

Quality assured - All coaches are trained and accredited by SmartLoving

Value for money - Three 50 minute sessions with the SL Coach track

How it works

After you enroll, an email will notify you of your SL Coach and provide a link to the booking calendar. Meetings usually take place via MS Teams (free) but other conferencing software, email or phone can be arranged if needed. If your coach lives locally, meetings can sometimes take place in-person.

We recommend that you book your coach sessions after you have completed lessons 3, 6 and 9 but you can request them at other stages if you prefer.


Engaged Online FAQs

Included with your enrolment


Over 90% of couples graduating from SmartLoving Engaged say that they intend to use a Fertility Awareness Method or are open to it in the future. Now, you can get started learning how as soon as you finish your Engaged course at no extra cost.

For more information on the Fertility Course click here.