The Sponsor Couple Program is one of two ways that an engaged couple can prepare for marriage at St Anthony’s. The other way is to attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend
which is offered through the Arch-Diocese Family Life Office
The Sponsor Couple Program provides a five evening program in which the engaged couple meets with a married couple from St Anthony’s at a mutually agreeable time. During these meetings, the Sponsor Couple will encourage, guide and support the engaged couple in their quest for a Christian marriage. Topics discussed include family of origin, traditions, money management, love, sexuality and intimacy, the power of couple prayer in a Christian marriage, the spirituality of marriage, God’s relationship in your marriage, essentials of a Christian marriage and others.
The goal of the Sponsor Couple program is to provide a couple-to-couple approach to marriage preparation. The same way that an older more experienced employee becomes a mentor to a new employee, the sponsor couple becomes a mentor for the engaged couple. In this way, the Sponsor Couple can provide a model for what a real Christian marriage looks like, warts and all!
For Better & Forever
by Fr. Robert Ruhnke. is the workbook used for this program. Details on For Better & Forever
can be found at http://marriagepreparation.com/Welcome.htm
If you are a married couple, we encourage you to consider this rewarding ministry. Your marriage doesn’t need to be perfect to participate. It just needs to be REAL!
If you are an engaged couple, prepare yourselves for a great Christian experience and a $60 savings on your marriage license!
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org