Avoiding Mr. & Miss Understanding

A Guide to Constructive Conflict Communication For Nearly-weds

Marriage in the 21st century carries more complex meanings and requires more sustained effort than ever before. Because of this challenge, our seminar is designed to provide engaged couples with a marital enrichment program focusing on the key factors toward increasing marital quality and improving marital stability.

Practitioners and researchers agree: the presence or absence of conflict does not determine the quality of a marriage; rather, it is in how the couple handles conflictual situations that the character of the relationship develops. Relatively few couples approach marriage with the skills and commitment requisite for marital success.

Working within a Catholic Christian framework which emphasizes marriage as a covenant, our skills-based seminar will help engaged couples experience how relatively simple behavioral exercises have been proven to foster stable, caring marriages.

Where and when are the classes?

Weekday classes start at 7pm, weekend classes start at 10am. The meetings are held in the St. Therese Room unless otherwise noted.

During this time of shelter-in-place, please know that Marriage Prep classes continue to be provided by St. Thomas Aquinas, but by Zoom. You can register for Marriage Prep classes as you normally do, and we will send you a Zoom invitation by email to attend a class at the date and time specified on the website. Certificates of attendance can be provided.

Please register on-line using the form below to schedule your attendance at one of these seminars. Please note, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire a week in advance of the seminar.