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SmartLoving Newlywed

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The wedding’s done and now you’re into building a life together. Hopefully, it all goes smoothly, but sometimes it doesn’t. Actually, most times it doesn’t!

Throughout your marriage there will be many unexpected hiccups and even a few crises. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly nourish your relationship with some enrichment experiences like a relationship education course, a couples retreat or a group course.

 A multimedia course for couples starting out in marriage

Our SmartLoving Newlywed program is an adaptation of our Engaged course that takes you deeper as a couple. So it’s great for those who did SmartLoving Engaged because it refreshes your learning and teaches you how to apply the tools and concepts in your new circumstances. If you did a different course for your marriage preparation, you’ll discover how powerful the SmartLoving Tools and frameworks are in transforming your relationship into a deeper, more passionate connection. 

SmartLoving is an innovative series designed to extend you and nourish you in your Catholic Marriage. 

Building on the SmartLoving Engaged curriculum, this comprehensive course is a rich audio-visual experience that takes you on a journey of discovery, guided by video input and supplemented by the lived experience of the team couples. The content takes the timeless wisdom of theology and the most recent insights from psychology to give you and your spouse the tools you need to understand what marriage is and set you up for a loving and fulfilling relationship that lasts a lifetime.

Course Overview

1: Mission to Love

2: Dialogue: Being One

3: Knowing Me, Knowing You

4: Building Unity

5: Sex: Sacred Embrace

6: Soul Mates for Life

Bonus: Natural Fertility

By now you’ve probably discovered that love isn’t always spontaneous. This session introduces the concept of Smart Loving – a practical insight designed to make your efforts to love more efficient by helping you learn the specific ways in which your spouse experiences love. Drawing on the insights of the positive psychology movement, you’ll discover how to harness the power of gratitude to transform your life.

Being able to communicate clearly and respectfully is fundamental to success in life and in marriage. But when life gets busy, it’s easy to become disconnected.
Learn techniques that will take you from average to ace communicator with the L.I.F.E. communication framework. Discover the power of reflective listening and learn how to accomplish Emotional Communion (empathy) with your beloved.

Do you find your parents or your inlaws a frustrating? Do you sometimes find yourself mystified by the intensity of your (or spouse’s) reactions to everyday decisions like how to celebrate Christmas or birthdays? Chances are that your formation from your family of origin is interfering. This session allows you to unpack your subconsicous beliefs about marriage, sexuality, and family.

You will learn how to use the Stop-Reflect-Connect tool for values based decision making. Got a sticky issue you can’t seem to resolve? THis session looks at conflict and walks you through a process for repairing your relationship and restoring unity.

This session examines how, contrary to popular belief, marital sex is an intimate communication rather than just a recreational activity. The concept of sex as a sacramental gesture and a renewal of wedding vows is explored.

You want to do more than just coexist together – you want to enjoy a life-long, passionate love affair… and so does God! Learn more about the Sacramentality of marriage and how you are called to develop an intimacy that is deep and vast. If you’re from different faith traditions, you’ll be able to explore how to bring the gifts of each to your marriage as you discover the incredible gift of couple prayer.

Thinking about starting a family? Natural Fertility methods are one of the fastest growing methods for fertility managment – no devices, no chemicals, AND it actively builds couple connection.

Join us for a seven session to explore this topic or do it online from the member hub.

Key Features

  • Presented by trained and experienced married couples
  • Four sessions of 3 hours duration
  • Each session includes private couple sharing and innovative tools to help form good relationship habits
  • Additional content and activities for use after the course
  • Participant Workbook that has content, activities, stories from other couples and insights from Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

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