Getting Married

Pre-Marriage Education

Deciding to get married is one of the biggest decisions a couple make together purely because it is a lifetime commitment to each other. CONGRATULATION to the both of you.

Through my 9 years of marriage, my husband and I had learnt so much, that good communication is one of the many important factors for a healthy and happy relationship. Before marriage, we attended Pre-Marriage education and had clearly defined the following questions in our own terms and since then we often reflect on it.

We learnt that good relationship don’t just happen, it requires a lot of time, energy and patience. So if you are about to get marry or have been married, these questions and its answers are the key for you to continue building your connections with each other strong each day.

  • What are our expectations of our marriage and what will be different once we are married?
  • What do we each prepare to bring to our union together? What would we do when we face challenges in our lives, whether it is family related or socially?
  • How many children would we like to have and what names will we name them?
  • What are our common values and beliefs? How do we overcome our differences?
  • And so on...

PRE-MARRIAGE EDUCATION COURSES

There are a number of different agencies and organisations (public & private) in your local area providing pre-marriage education and relationship counselling. These includes but not limited to:

  • http://www.relationships.org.au/
  • http://www.anglicare.org.au/education/
  • http://www.prepare-enrich.com.au/
  • http://www.csme.catholic.org.au/foccus
  • http://www.interrelate.org.au/
  • http://centacare.org
  • http://unifamcounselling.org

BOOKS FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  • Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
  • The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • Dance of Connection by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

 

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