For couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church
Liberating insights | Powerful strategies | Private & Confidential
Grounded in Catholic Theology in a readily understandable, fully inclusive and inspirational way!
Consisting of online and mentored preparation courses and multimedia resources for couples marrying in the Catholic church, the SmartLoving series provides flexible options for you to choose according to your needs.
Smart Loving Engaged is a marriage formation programme that fully integrates:
Contemporary relationship psychology
Presented by husband and wife teams, the perspectives and experience of both sexes are brought to each topic with examples and personal stories, so making the concepts come alive in relatable and relevant ways which offer profound opportunities for personal discovery.
Robust practical skills and tools
Usable immediately for a direct impact on a relationship at whatever stage and throughout marriage.
Comprehensive Catholic Theology
For an effective and powerful sacramental preparation of the engaged couple, helping them to grow into the fullness of their spiritual potential and mission to love.
Internationally approved, well resourced and with guidance available, Smart Loving Engaged offers an easy and supported way for parishes to provide marriage preparation for their engaged couples whose life-long intimate love affair can witness to the profound depths of God’s love and be a source of inspiration and encouragement to their children and extended community.
Smart Loving Engaged is designed to be used in couple to couple mentoring (individual or in groups) or as a mentored online course.
Gives you an approved comprehensive marriage preparation course at home or on the go, useful if you need a course with flexibility, maybe because you are in a long-distance relationship or are a shift worker.
The course is comprised of nine lessons of approximately 1 – 1.5 hours each and includes the option of being accompanied by a mentor couple. This could be an experienced married couple in your parish who will be your guide and support.
Engaged Face to Face – Individual or in Groups
Combining a number of adult learning methods, this course is designed to be used as couple-to-couple mentoring, or in small home-centred groups or can be used with larger groups in parish facilities. Core content is presented on DVD and is supported by comprehensive participant materials with additional take-home activities to stimulate discussion in private.