Picture of Love

Marriage Preparation Program for Convalidation Couples (Revised Edition)

Joan Vienna, Virginia Metoyer

Apr/2017, 56 Pages, Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75

ISBN-13: 9781606743201

Practical workbook for committed couples as they prepare for marriage or cohabitation.

Written especially for you and your spouse, this resource will guide you through the important preparation process for the sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church. It contains all of the information you will need as you consider the following important issues facing couples today:

    •The sacrament of Matrimony

    •The influence of one’s family of origin

    •Couple communication and conflict resolution

    •Finances, budgeting, and money management

    •Married intimacy

    •Dreams, goals, and decision-making

    •Couple spirituality

    •Parenting in today’s world

    •Ecumenical and interfaith marriages

    •Natural family planning

    •Relating to and as in-laws

Questions and activities invite personal reflection and journaling, sharing with your spouse, and small-group and large-group activities.

Joan Vienna, M.A., is the Director of the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Joan and her husband Tony are active on both a local and national basis in programs that strengthen family life.


Virginia (Candy) Metoyer is the Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She and her husband Paul have worked in the ministry of marriage preparation for over 30 years.

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