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Before Marriage: A Marital Preparation Group

Group interactions focus on the skills that predict successful marriages. One additional private couple session will guide couples to apply this strength-based approach to their specific circumstances. The PREPARE relationship inventory will be utilized.

Topics include:

  • communication skills,
  • conflict resolution,
  • bringing our family heritage into our marriage,
  • playing to our strengths and enjoying the differences,
  • the nature and process of oneness,
  • and planning for the relationship’s future.

This course will qualify couples for the reduced marriage license fee in Tennessee.

Length: Minimum of 5 contact hours; timing structure negotiable

Size Limit: 5-10 couples

Facilitator: Carol T. Smith, L.M.F.T, M.Div.

Cost: $150 per couple PLUS A $30 PREPARE inventory fee

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