Host a Marriage Kit Group Experience 

Five powerful lessons to take couples on a journey of intimacy.

Designed for a non-religious audience, the Marriage Kit conforms to the ethics and morals of Christian teaching, using secular language to lead couples through a variety of relationship building activities. Adaptations for the SmartLoving platform include the addition of lesson prayers and scripture quotes designed to bring a subtle faith perspective.

As such, the Marriage Kit is well suited for couples in mixed-faith or low-faith marriages, providing scientifically and theologically sound relationship insights, without a heavy emphasis on an expressive Christian faith. For those hosting a group experience, the Leader Hub includes tips on how to enhance the experience with prayer, scripture and theological insights to complement the course content, according to the profile of your group. 

Craft your group experience

Plug & Play Format

Traditional Classroom Model.*

The Plug & Play format supports you in hosting an in-person group course either in a physical setting (e.g. a church, parish hall, or home) or virtually via a webinar (e.g. Zoom, Facetime, MS Teams). Participants watch the videos all at the same time and go through the couple activities at the same time.

  • Delivered by the Leader in person at a local venue or via your preferred video conference platform
  • Couples journey together, watching the videos and doing the couple activities on the group time table.
  • All couple activities are private.

Online Accompanied Format

Flipped Classroom Model.*

The Online Accompanied format of the course supports you in hosting an online group experience where participants will access the teaching content via the SmartLoving online learning platform. Your married couples will progress through each lesson privately in their own time and at their own pace (over a set time frame – we suggest one week per lesson) – but they will gather online with their group cohort after each lesson to pray together, share insights and go through discussion questions.

  • Lessons are delivered via the SmartLoving online learning platform and the discussions with the group happen via your preferred video conference platform.
  • Couples journey independently, watching the videos and doing the couple activities on their own time table.
  • All couple activities are private.

Watch a video interview with Executive Officer of Family and Life – Michael Otto, from the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton Australia on his experience of running the Marriage Kit in this format.

*The Traditional Classroom

In a traditional classroom, a teacher presents the content to the students as a group and sets homework to integrate what they have learned. The next day, the homework is marked and the next topic presented. If a student doesn't understand the topic or is sick when it is taught, he gets left behind.

*The Flipped Classroom

A Revolution in Educational Methodology

In the flipped classroom, the content is presented via video for homework. Students can replay it, pause it to take notes, or speed through according to their ability. The next day, students do practice activities to consolidate their learning in class while the teacher provides individual assistance to those in need.

The Marriage Kit Leader Hub

When you purchase the Marriage Kit Leader  Hub, you get full access to all the Leader resources in both formats, plus access to the online course.

The Leader Hub contains:

  • Leader Notes – Plug & Play / Online Accompanied (printable PDF)
    • Team training step by step
    • Hospitality notes
    • Registration of couples
    • And more
  • Plug & Play Videos (streaming)
  • Lesson Outlines with Leader step by step guide
  • Promotional resources including artwork, social media and editable print files
  • Follow up communications campaign including articles and artwork.
  • Online Course access
  • Interactive PDF Handouts (printable)
    • Permission to print Handouts for group participants (Plug & Play format)
  • Discount options for couple registration (Online Accompanied format)
  • Nominal Royalty contribution form (Plug & Play format)

PRICE

Leader Access

1 year access

Nominal Royalty contribution applies for plug and play format,
See terms and conditions for more information

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Optional Extras

Need a little assistance in getting set up?

We believe in empowering local couples to lead in their community so our resources are designed to make this easy with step-by-step instructions and detailed scripts. However, we understand that if you haven’t run the course before, you might find it a bit intimidating to get started.

We’ve got you covered with these optional extras.

Marriage Kit:

Lesson Modules:

Lesson 1 - Mission Marriage

1.1 Why Marriage?

1.2 For Better or Worse?

1.3 Attraction and Sexual Difference

1.4 Affirmation

1.5 Daily Appreciation

1.6 Making Marriage Your Mission

1.7 Date Night – Your Dream

Lesson 2 - Love Deconstructed

2.1 The Science of Love

2.2 Love is a Choice

2.3 Love Needs

2.4 The Love Tank

2.5 Respect and Cherishment

2.6 SmartLoving

2.7 Date Night – Romantic Memory

Lesson 3 - Let's Talk

3.1 Levels of Communication

3.2 Emotions and Needs

3.3 Speaking from the Heart

3.4 Listening with the Heart

3.5 Let’s Talk – Gender Differences

3.6 Communicating for Effect

3.7 Date Night – Love Letter

Lesson 4 - Let's Talk... About Sex

4.1 Why Sex Matters

4.2 Just an Activity

4.3 Desire Discrepancy – Part 1

4.4 Desire Discrepancy – Part 2

4.5 Love Choices

4.6 Date Night: Sensate Focus

Lesson 5 - Couple Decisions

5.1 Personal Decisions

5.2 Couple Decisions

5.3 Debunking Decision Strategies

5.4 Values Based Decision Making

5.5 Stop-Reflect-Connect

5.6 From Worse to Better

5.7 Date Night – Dance to Connect

Example Video from Lesson 1

If you are a diocese or parish leader and you would like to review the course you can do that here.

Need to talk it over?

We’re ready to design a solution for your organisation.

Book a free SmartLoving Video Consultation using our online booking calendar. The calendar should display available slots in your time zone and will send you a notification and reminders.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Each purchase of the Marriage Kit Leader Hub is for use by one Leader (or married couple leader).
  • For organisational use with multiple leaders, please purchase individual access for each leader/couple.
  • Purchase includes access for one year to the Leader Hub and membership must remain active for those who wish to continue to use the Marriage Kit resources, including use of saved copies of the handouts, videos and other resources.
  • Membership can be renewed at 33% of the initial purchase. Please watch for renewal notices in your inbox.
  • For those using the Plug & Play format:
    • A nominal royalty $5AUD (~ $4USD or £3GBP) per couple is suggested to be paid by leaders and we ask that you log the number of participants at the end of the course. This royalty is to support SmartLoving’s ministry as we have significant costs associated with this service.
    • Printable Handouts are available for you to print for each participant and you may print as many copies as needed. You may not use these handouts (or extracts from them) outside the context of the course.
  • For those using the Online Accompanied format:
    • Participants are required to have their own account on the SmartLoving learning platform where they can access the Marriage Kit online course.
    • Access is available at up to 50% discount via our group offers.
  • Can’t afford our fees? Don’t let this be a barrier! Please make an application for financial assistance via our Community Development Program