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"Partners On The Journey"

A Christian Marriage Enrichment Series
Catholic Edition

Partners on the Journey (Catholic Edition) is a Christian marriage enrichment series that combines a Catholic theology of marriage with findings from scientific research to offer couples both inspiration and practical help. 

The inspiration comes from the riches of the Catholic faith that give meaning to marriage as a Vocation, a Covenant, and a Sacrament. The practical help comes from The Gottman Institute, which draws on nearly 40 years of evidence-based research to identify the factors that predict divorce, as well as the factors that predict marital success. 

12 SESSIONS: each includes a video presentation, exercises, prayer and homework.

Session 1: The Marital Journey Session Session 7: Managing Conflict
Session 2: Marriage As Vocation Session 8: Overcoming Gridlock
Session 3: Obstacles To Love Session 9: Processing a Fight
Session 4: Friendship As Foundation Session 10: Marriage As Sacrament
Session 5: Fostering Couple Connection Session 11: Sex and Sacramentality
Session 6: Marriage As Covenant Session 12: Creating Shared Meaning

FACILITATOR-GUIDED GROUPS:

The Facilitator’s Guide/DVD set fully supports a Parish Program for groups of couples and includes workshop format options, logistics, and timed outlines for each session. The DVD packet contains the Video Presentations for each session. Each participant will need his or her own Participant's Booklet. 

INDIVIDUAL HOME STUDY:

Individual couples can also greatly benefit from taking this course at home on their own, using 2 Participant's Booklets and a DVD set.

Both faith and science are woven together in this compelling series that helps couples, through the use of presentations, exercises and prayer, to achieve a more meaningful, stable, and satisfying relationship.


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"Partners On The Journey"

Facilitator's Guide

The Facilitor's Guide is intended to support a Parish Program of marriage enrichment with groups of couples. The Guide provides a Parish Program Facilitator with step-by-step instructions for setting up and conducting a parish marriage enrichment program. The Guide offers a variety of format options; discusses the logistics of conducting the sessions; presents timed outlines for each session; gives detailed instructions for introducing the couples' exercises and has copies of the exercises for couples that are found in the Participant's Booklets. The Guide also contains a music CD with 12 verses of the program theme song that match the 12 sessions. These song verses can be used to set the tone for each session as well as add a musical element to the closing prayer rituals.

The elements needed to offer a Parish Program include: A Facilitator's Guide, a set of DVD's with the Video Presentations and a Participant's Booklet for each participant.

 

Click HERE to read a sample session, "Marriage as a Vocation," from the Facilitator's Guide.


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Participant's Booklet

The Participant's Booklet is meant to be used by each individual participant, whether in a Parish Program or for Home Study use. The Booklet contains all the information needed to take part in each of the 12 sessions, including: prayer, refection questions, a summary of each presentation, integrative couples' exercises, homework suggestions and closing prayer. If an individual couple is using this series as a Home Study program, the couple will need a set of DVD's containing the Video Presentations and two Participant's Booklets.

 

Click HERE to read a sample session, "Foster Couple Connection," from the Participant's Guide.


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Video Presentations


The Video Presentations packet contains the educational content portions of this marriage enrichment program. There is a separate Video Presentation for each of the 12 sessions. The Videos are professionally produced using a hostess, two presenters, two vignette actors, music, video imagery and graphics. These Presentations are packaged in a set of four DVD's, with each DVD containing three session presentations. The Video Presentations are needed for both the Parish Program or for Home Study use.