Joy of Love Lifelong Journeys

Stage 5: Lifelong Marriages

This stage focuses on the continued support of married couples and families. Important points for relationship development and understanding include:

‘The union of man and woman in marriage [is] a unique, natural, fundamental and beautiful good for persons, communities and whole societies.’ Pope Francis, Family Colloquium, Rome, 2014

There are nationally and globally a range or programs and courses that have developed and offered to help married couples grow in faith, commitment, and intimacy. Find out more about two of these courses, The Marriage Course and The Marriage Kit below, which will be piloted in a range of parishes in the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2022.

The Marriage Course (Alpha)

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.

The seven sessions cover:

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

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SmartLoving The Marriage Kit

Investing in your marriage is a life-long commitment. Now, it’s easier than ever to access world-class marriage formation from your home that is practical and engaging. This online course of five lessons is tailored to couples seeking a lasting, passionate relationship.

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