Joy-Filled Marriage is a marriage preparation program in two parts: God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage, which discusses the sacramentality of marriage, and Living a Joy-Filled Marriage, which approaches “life-skills” through an emphasis on virtue. This system radically changes how couples understand marriage.
As the Church requires formal marriage preparation classes prior to receiving the Sacrament of Marriage, there are important reasons for offering both components of Joy-Filled Marriage to your engaged couples.
Unlike any other program, God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage draws from the rich and positive language of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. It provides a compelling vision of human sexuality and the Catholic sacramental understanding of marriage. The added depth and understanding of the sacrament and sexuality may well be the most important gift engaged couples can give one another.
Living a Joy-Filled Marriage is rooted in the virtues, which creates a strong foundation for the “life skills” taught in the program. Topics such as stewardship, conflict resolution, and communication are covered in this highly interactive program.
We are seeing hearts being changed because of the God’s Plan program. Judith Psota, Family Life Director
Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey
If my fiancé and I had learned these teachings of the Church on sexuality sooner, we would never have become sexually active.Mark M.
This class has renewed my faith in the Catholic Church. Jennifer W.
We are seeing the conversion of hearts...Our engaged come away from this experience with a better understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony and the meaning of the vows they exchange.Peggy Skiano, Director of Family Life Diocese of San Diego, California
Essential seeds are planted in a loving and invitational manner that will bear transforming fruit in years to come for families, for the Church and for the world. Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin