Engaged Online gives you the tools to make your marriage the best it can be.
WHO'S IT FOR?
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.
The course is comprised of 9 Lessons of approximately 1.5 hours each.
Ideally, one lesson per week gives you and your fiancée 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!
MEET A SPONSOR
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
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.
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.
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 that ship the workbooks to you. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
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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:
- Validly married in the Church five+ years
- Regular attendees at your parish
- Not a close relative or friend
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.
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
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.
- Discounted rates for economically disadvantaged communities
- Scholarships for individual couples in financial difficulty
- Screen reader compatible for the visually impaired
- Transcripts and closed captions for all videos for the hearing impaired
- Google translate compatible for English-Second-Language students
- Closed captions available in Spanish and Polish
- Other languages coming soon!
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.