Picture of Love - Engaged Presenter's Guide Revised Edition

Marriage Preparation Program for Engaged Couples

Joan Vienna, Virginia Metoyer

Apr/2017, 160 Pages, Paperback, 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13: 9781606743171

Picture of Love is a marriage preparation program for Catholic parishes by Living the Good News. It has been a steady seller, mostly because it is the program for marriage preparation used by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, though it sells throughout the U.S. to Catholic parishes and dioceses. The program includes everything a marriage preparation team needs to facilitate sessions. Activities for couples include personal reflection and journaling, sharing with their partner, and small-group or large-group exercises. Topics include:

    • Communication and Conflict Resolution

    • Finances, Budgeting, and Money Management

    • Married Intimacy

    • Dreams, Goals, and Decision Making

    • Spirituality

    • Family Planning

    • Ecumenical and Interfaith Marriages

    • Cohabitation

The revised edition addresses these modern topics:

    •Today’s Communication, including the use of technology and the need to address how these changes are affecting the couple’s relationship: Texting, Facebook, email etc.

    • Pornography and its influence on today’s relationships, especially in the area of intimacy

    •Dual-Career Couples and setting priorities

    •Increase of scripture and moments of prayer

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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