Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pre-Marital Classes

One of the things I regret about our wedding planning process is that we didn't go to pre-marital counseling. It just didn't occur to us. We were so wrapped up in planning our wedding, completing all our DIY projects, looking for new jobs, buying a house, and coordinating a move from Denver to Houston.

Now that we're settled, it's time to go. I agree with the cheesy (yet true!) idea that love is verb more than a noun. Relationships take work. They require skills and strategies. We're always looking for ways to improve our conflict resolution and communication.

Reader Roxanne let me know about an amazing program in good ol' Houston, TX (as part of the larger network of programs called Twogether in Texas). Couples can sign up for a secular course for free (with lunch provided!). At the end of the day, they receive a voucher for $60 off their marriage license. Very cool. Thanks, Texas!

We're going to try and sign up for the March 14 class. I'll let you know what we learn.

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Catherine said...

Can't wait to hear about the experience. We went to an "Engaged Encounter" weekend through the Catholic Church a couple months back, and it was seriously the best thing we've ever done together, and probably among the best things I've done in my life. Really awesome! I hope yours is just as good!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride®} said...

I love the its a verb not a noun... so true! :)

JMarie said...

I just found your blog today, so I apologize if you've already answered this...but what did you learn? Was it worth it?

My boyfriend and I are talking marriage and trying to figure out what we want before making the big announcement and dealing with others' expectations. We're leaning towards a justice of the peace officiating since we're not overly religious, but some kind of pre-marital counseling would be nice. I haven't had much luck finding anything secular.

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