“God's image is the married couple, a man and women, together. Not just the man. Not just the woman. No, both of them. That's God's image.” -Pope Francis
Three To Get Married
"A Marriage Preparation Course"
This program provides a comprehensive marriage preparation weekend. This weekend experience is for seriously dating couples, engaged couples, and married couples offered under the direction of the Legionaries of Christ. The program utilizes a variety of seminars, discussions and private time to ensure that each couple is presented with the spiritual, emotional, psychological and cultural dimensions of Catholic married and family life. It is presented by priests and experienced married couples. The program is from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon allowing you to stay in your own home each night.
Upcoming Dates for Weekend Program:
- The role of Christ in your marriage
- How to more intimately love your spouse-- keys to a lasting relationship
- The psychology of marriage, the impact of your partners family history on your marriage
- Effective communication & conflict resolution
- The sacramentality of marriage
- Principle centered finance
Cost per couple for weekend program: $195.00
Quotes from Couples attending the weekend:
"The tools we learned during our Three to Get Married program have already helped us as we begin to live out our marriage vocation, and we've only been married a few months!"
"Anyone planning to get married should experience this program. It will ensure that each partner is as prepared as possible for the challenges facing every newly married couple. It helped us understand the whys behind the Church's teachings."
"Attending the Three to Get Married program was the best marriage preparation decision we could have made. This program was an unforgettable gift that we have given to one another and our future children."
Three to Thrive
(Post marriage support)
To prepare couples well for married life we all know that it takes “three to get married”. Where can a couple go to receive the mentorship and camaraderie so necessary in maintaining and growing the sacrament they entered into on their wedding day? Three to Thrive is a program for couples in their first few years of marriage and beyond. In this program couples get together in a home quarterly (or more frequently) to pray, share and learn. These marriage circles called, “Wine and Wisdom”, consist of a small gathering of newly married couples, a priest if possible, and one mentor couple. Each get-together lasts about 2 hours. The atmosphere is supportive and welcoming so as to put couples at all levels of faith development at ease.
A typical Wine and Wisdom consists of:
• Welcome, beverages and light snacks, introductions
• Group prayer
• Gospel reflection (20 min.)
• Couples write their top three topics of interest/challenges regarding marriage on cards and
these are collected. The top two topics are discussed for the remainder of the meeting.
• Closing prayer with specific intentions from participants
For further details and upcoming dates, contact Bob and Ana Richards:
Remain in me, as I remain in you. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. ( John 15: 4-5)
A marriage retreat led by Father David Steffy LC with reflections by other Catholic laity held at the Winshape Retreat Center in
Your Annual Marriage Check-up
Saturday 3PM to Sunday 4PM
This Retreat will Help You:
- Reflect, Refocus, & Rejuvenate Your Marriage
- Use this 25hrs. to Press the “Reset” Button on Your Marriage
Winshape Retreat in beautiful North Georgia on the 26,000 acre mountain camp of Berry College.
Registration Fees are $325.00 Per Couple.
All inclusive w/ 3 meals.Don’t Delay-Space is limited!
For more information or for questions about the weekend, email Bruce or Marybel Carlisle here: