This is an exciting time in your life! Now is the time to prepare for a marriage that will keep you and your future spouse together for life. Contact your local parish or diocese to learn about the marriage preparation programs in your area. These events will take you out of your comfort zone and invite you and your future spouse into the areas where you can experience the most growth.
“The Church calls marriage a ‘vocation.’ This means that marriage is the journey by which we achieve holiness, find God, and cooperate with the Holy Spirit in transforming the world into the best possible likeness of the kingdom of God.”
Excerpt from Before “I Do”, A Catholic Marriage Preparation Program
Catholic Marriage Preparation Resources
First, you will need to prepare for your wedding ceremony. It is easy to focus on the details and forget about the big picture of your Catholic wedding ceremony. In this website there are many resources to help you understand your wedding ceremony and make it a significant moment in the beginning of your lifelong commitment together.
It is also important to take this time to confront and work through the challenges that are likely to come up once you have tied the knot.
Here at Together for Life Online, you can find a number of resources that will help you:
- develop effective communication skills
- practice Natural Family Planning (NFP)
- pray together
- enjoy some romantic time together
- managing your finances
Catholic Marriage Preparation Books
You could also explore any of the following marriage preparation books for your personal use or in your parish programs (links go to the Ave Maria Press website):