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Marriage and relationship education

Marriage and relationship education

Offering pre-marriage education and relationship enrichment for couples, paving the way for a happy future.

Our team of professional educators use clinical tools to deepen the connection between couples in preparation for a sacramental marriage. Couples reflect on their relationship, build marriage and relationship skills and establish core values, goals and aspirations as a couple. 

Available courses:

Becoming One Group Course

Becoming One Marriage Course CatholicCare SydneyA group-based marriage preparation course combining evidence-based research on marriage and relationships with experiential activities and coaching by professional experienced educators.

The Becoming One Group Course is suitable for couples ranging from younger engaged couples who may not be living together to those who have been in a relationship for a longer period of time, to couples considering marriage and wanting to strengthen their relationship skills.

The overall focus of the Group Course is shifting couples’ focus to the Bigger Picture of building and sustaining a lasting healthy marriage. Key topics explored in the course are:

  • The Sound Relationship House – the 7 principles of building a stable healthy relationship
  • Love Languages
  • Family of Origin
  • Attachment in Adult Relationships
  • Influences in Conflict
  • Communication Warning Signs
  • Communication Skills, including the Speaker-Listener Technique
  • Digital Distractions in Relationships
  • Values, Rituals of Connection and building a shared Vision of Marriage

Download the 2023 Course Calendar


Intimate Two Marriage Course CatholicCare SydneyIntimate II, Individual Couple Sessions

Couple sessions involve one couple meeting with a facilitator over 3 sessions of approximately 1.5 hours in length. These sessions are suitable for older couples, those in longer-term relationships, couples who have children together or from a previous relationship, and who may have been married before. It is also suitable for married couples seeking to strengthen their relationship, or couples seeking to move towards engagement but experiencing some relationship issues. 

Our Individual couple sessions offer a structure and relationship skill-training, whilst also identifying deeper issues that may be further explored in counselling if needed. The customised PREPARE report adds a very comprehensive assessment component to the sessions.

Times and dates are arranged between the couple and their facilitator. Please note that to allow sufficient time for report processing and allocation of facilitator, we need at least 8 weeks notice prior to your wedding date to complete the sessions.



We offer marriage and relationship education courses in Lewisham, Sydney City, Waverly, Hunters Hill and Liverpool. Our programs are also available online and online video conferencing technology will replace face-to-face sessions as required.

Find out more

Download our 2023 course schedule and brochure for course dates and how we can help you to grow and nurture loving relationships in your lifeContact us 

To discuss our courses in more detail and to reserve your place contact us online or call our friendly team on 13 18 19.