Sponsor Couple Program

The For Better & Forever sponsor couple program links an engaged couple with a Catholic married couple for marriage preparation. The couples usually meet at the sponsor couple’s home for 5-6 two-hour sessions. This program, held in a more intimate, individualized setting, allows the engaged couple to ask all the questions they may have from the couple who is already married. This program is not offered at all parishes, so couples must check with their Pastor to see if it is an option in their area. The Marriage and Family Life Office is willing to train sponsor couples for parishes who do not yet have them.

Topics Discussed

  • Families of Origin and Family Traditions
  • Personality/Character
  • Growth in Marriage
  • Cohabitation and Sexually Active Couples
  • Finances, Budgeting, Careers
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Christian Marriage
  • Mixed Marriage
  • Prayer
  • Family Planning
  • Remarriage & Step-families
  • Parenting
  • Church Involvement
  • Planning a Wedding

Cost: None