From time to time at CBC we run marriage courses for couples already married, and marriage preparation courses for engaged couples. We also have information on local churches running similar marriage courses. We tend to base our material on Relationship Central’s Marriage Course and Marriage Preparation Course.

Investing in your marriage is one of the most important things you can do.  A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better, and learn how to build a strong marriage from the beginning.

The Marriage Course and Marriage Preparation Course set up is a seven session course set in a fantastic atmosphere. You will be served with a candlelit meal and/or coffee, tea and dessert at a romantic table for two while listening to practical talks that are informative and fun, either given live or played on DVD.  There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

At CBC the Marriage Prep Course is usually run on the request of engaged couples so if you would like to do the course please get in touch via the church office. Often an engaged couple will go through the course just with a married couple in the church but if there are a number of engaged couples at the same time a larger course may be organised. Don’t worry though; there are no group exercises or discussions so conversations with your husband or wife-to-be are private!