What is it?
Once More With Love is a marriage preparation program for couples preparing for marriage after one or both persons have experienced a divorce or death of a former spouse.
Couples today are entering a second marriage with little or no preparation. Often they are bringing unresolved issues from childhood or an earlier marriage. Blending of two families requires much more than a desire to “make it work this time.” This program is designed to address the critical issues of a second marriage and to offer an opportunity to establish a solid foundation for a new intimate relationship.
The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and close with liturgy at 5:00 p.m. It is essential that a couple plan to attend the entire day.
Cost: $100 (lunch and materials included)
Outline of the Day and Topics Discussed
- Marriage as a Sacrament
- Myers-Briggs Profile
- Families of Origin
- Family Genogram
- Family Systems
- Legal Issues • Unfinished business of former marriage
- Blending Families
- Spirituality & Prayer
Comments of Couples
“I enjoyed the day and learned a lot. The book “Once More with Love” is excellent. Be sure to emphasize the use of the book after the program. There is too much in it to be overlooked. Thanks.”
“Understanding my personality—The Meyers-Briggs test seemed very helpful. I believe everyone should take the test.”
“My spouse and I came with little expectations because we were forced to come in order to be married. However, when we left that evening, we left with a very good feeling about the entire experience. I feel we learned and made realizations that we will carry with us. Thanks so much for an eye-opening experience.”
“I would very much recommend this program for anyone entering a second marriage. Even though we may think we know it all, that is not true. My husband and I were married 3 ½ years before we decided to have our marriage validated in the church; this program opened some discussion for us that we had not thought about for a while or had never considered.”
“It was a great day, very helpful and very interesting.”
“The day was very beneficial to both of us. I would recommend this program to everyone. Thank you for a great day.”