Marriage Preparation – Catholic Moments
About Marriage Preparation
Louis Martin (1823 – 1894) grew up a devout Catholic in France. He believed that he had a vocation to be a monk, but was rejected by the local Augustinian Monastery because he did not know Latin. Louis decided to be a watchmaker and jeweler. In 1858, Louis met and fell in love with Marie-Azelie (Zelie) Guerin (1831 – 1877) and they were married after three months. Deeply in love, but also deeply pious, Louis and Zelie had decided to live as brother and sister in perpetual continence. But a wise confessor discouraged them in this. They changed their lifestyle, and eventually had nine children. Of these nine, in the unfortunate but all too common experience for couples at that time, they lost three infants, and a five year old daughter, Helene. All five of their surviving daughters became nuns. Read more.
Better Together: A Marriage Preparation Inventory
We believe great marriages start with great preparation—and great communication. That’s why we developed Better Together: A Marriage Preparation Inventory. It’s an assessment tool designed to spark great conversations between couples preparing for marriage.
While you are waiting…
Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do. Dynamic Catholic’s incredible Marriage Preparation and Enrichment Program may not be available yet, but we have some great resources that can help you prepare for marriage or take your marriage to the next level.
If you’re a Marriage Prep leader, you can gift each couple with a small something to enrich their faith life as they prepare for marriage. We have made these offerings very affordable—it’s amazing how a small $2 or $3 gift can touch someone.
The Seven Levels of Intimacy (Live CD) by Matthew Kelly
5 Things Women Need to Know About Men (CD) by Allen Hunt
Raising Amazing Children (CD) by Matthew Kelly
Love, Sex, and Marriage (3 CD Set) by Allen Hunt
The Seven Levels of Intimacy (Book) by Matthew Kelly
The Marriage Preparation program will be available to parishes in 2017.
If you have ideas or suggestions, tips from previous program experiences, or teaching approaches you would like to see implemented in our Catholic Moments Programs, please send us an email at the link below.