Relationship / Pre Marriage Education
Is the program compulsory?
This is a conversation best had with your marriage celebrant however…we find that the vast majority of couples enjoy the program and find benefit in it and so we are able to recommend the program on this basis.
Is this the same as marriage counselling?
No, ‘To Us’ is an education program run for groups by a facilitator. A set program is offered for you to choose and try skills which you think might improve your relationship.
Will I feel uncomfortable?
Most of the program involves you talking with your partner. Contributions to group discussions are encouraged and voluntary. It is part of the facilitator’s task to help make the program a positive experience for everyone. The program tends to be friendly and fun.
What is the program about?
Ø Being clear on why you are getting married
Ø Our marriage will be successful if……..
Ø I am apprehensive about……
Ø Reasonable expectations
Ø Love languages
Ø Basic communication principles
Ø Communicating with good will and good humour
Ø Whose problem is it – responding to your partner as they need
Ø Making decisions using structure
Ø Couple intimacy
Ø Change that affects relationships
Ø Marriage as a contract and a sacrament
Ø Religion and values in relationships
Ø Conflict in relationships
Ø Top argument starters
Ø The role of anger
Ø How to do conflict better
Ø Influence of family on our behaviour and expectations
Ø In laws
Ø Elephants in the living room!
Centacare is a non-government, non-profit organisation which offers counselling, community programs and mediation services delivered by suitably qualified and experienced staff.
Centacare’s program costs are kept to a minimum due to funding provided by the Commonwealth Government under the Family Relationship Services Program.