Frequently Asked Questions

About The Marriage Course

What is The Marriage Course ministry?
What is The Marriage Course about?

The Marriage Course was developed in 1996 by Nicky and Sila Lee for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. The course equips couples with tools and techniques to keep the spark alive and stay connected. There is no group work and each couple’s conversations are completely private.  Over seven sessions, the course will help you to:

  • Understand each other’s needs
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
  • Recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
  • Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship
  • Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
  • Develop greater sexual intimacy
  • Discover each other’s “love language” and much, much more….

How to Run The Marriage Course

Who can run The Marriage Course?
Is The Marriage Course easy to run?
Why should I run The Marriage Course?

The Marriage Course act as a bridge between the church and the local community by recognising the need to go beyond the social, as well as physical, walls of the church to help couples with their relationships. In a world of increasing complexity, people more than ever need a tool to help with their relationships. The Marriage Course is designed to refresh, strengthen and, in some cases, transform relationships. The course equips couples with tools and techniques to keep the spark alive and stay connected. As marriages become healthier and stronger, so too does family life and this has the potential to transform entire communities.

How do I get started running The Marriage Course?

To access and download all the materials to help run your course, please register your course on Marriage Builder. There are a few resources you need to run The Marriage Course:

  • The Marriage Course episodes – available to download online
  • Two Guest Journals per couple
  • The Marriage Course Leaders’ Guide
  • And we recommend you watch our training videos

How to Access Resources

What’s a Guest Journal?
Where can I access the training videos?

Trying The Marriage Course

How do I find a course near me?
We’re not married but live together, which course should we attend?
What are The Marriage Course session topics?

There are seven sessions of The Marriage Course, looking at the following topics:

  • Strengthening Connection
  • The Art of Communication
  • Resolving Conflict
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • The Impact of Family
  • Good Sex
  • Love in Action