Holy Family Ministry

Session 1: Sunday, Feb 22, 2015

Prayer, Ice Breaker, introduction and getting acquainted
Goals of this program
Foundations of Orthodox Christian Marriage
The church that is in your house
The Engagement: Gender Differences; Important questions to ask

Session 2: Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Emotional Safety.
When the rubber meats the road!
Oneness: we are different, yet one and 2 different personalities!
Session 3: Sunday, March 8, 2015 

Inter-cultural Marriages

Conflict resolution

Session 4: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Healthy Living

Session 5: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Physical intimacy
Sexual needs: His & hers
Birth control

Final Session: Sunday March 29, 2015

Going through the marriage ceremony, marriage certificate
Wedding reception
Now that you*re together, what*s next?
Final celebration * Pot Luck.

Online Registration for 2018 sessions www.smsv.ca/marriagePrep/


Recommended Reading Materials:

=> Sacrament of Holy Matrimony http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/thecopticchurch/sacraments/6_matrimony.html

=> Preserve Them, O Lord: A Guide for Orthodox Couples in Developing Marital Unity, by John Mack

=> Intercultural Marriage: Promises and Pitfalls, by Dugan Romano

=> On Marriage & Family Life:St. John Chrysostom

=> The Language of Love and Respect: Cracking the Communication Code with Your Mate, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

=> The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

=> So You’re Getting Married, by Dr. H. Norman Wright