Do You Want to Begin Your Marriage with the Best Chance for Success?
Are you looking for a non-denominational course that will provide you with the information and tools you need to create a healthy foundation on which to begin your marriage?
Then the Conscious Weddings Premarital E-Course is for you! From the comfort of your home, you and your partner can now address the key topics that will help you create a fulfilling and lasting marriage.
Is it possible to divorce-proof your marriage before it even begins?
While no one can offer you a 100% guarantee, the engagement is a vulnerable time when you and your partner have an opportunity either to lay a healthy foundation or create a fault line that could grow and erupt years down the road. When each of you address your own transition from single to wife or husband and learn how to best support your partner's transition, you'll be legions ahead of most couples who only focus on the "hot topics" taught in most premarital courses.
“When Sheryl announced she was releasing a Pre-Marital E-Course, I jumped at the chance to register, despite already being six months married. I suffered terrible anxiety during my engagement but Sheryl’s Conscious Weddings E-Course pulled me through that anxiety and enabled me to take the leap into marriage with my wonderful husband. I just cannot get enough of Sheryl’s work!
"The best thing about the Course for me has been the videos and audio interviews. I uploaded them to my MP3 player and enjoy listening while driving or out walking. It's amazing to have all that insight and comfort so readily accessible.
"The best thing about the Course for my husband has been the articles helping him deal with my anxiety. It has been so reassuring for him to realize he is not alone and that none of my anxiety surrounding this transitions was about him.
"The best thing about the Course for our marriage has been the exercises that focus on what it takes to make a marriage work. There are so many false messages in our culture about love and romance (and I used to believe them!). I particularly struggled with unrealistic expectations about marriage when we got engaged. The exercises allowed my husband and I to go back to basics and re-focus on our needs, explore whether they are realistic and set our intentions for the future.
"The Course also helped reassure us both that our reality of marriage is normal and that it doesn’t have to be filled with intense, romantic love all day, every day and that it’s ok to have conflict!
"I would recommend this Course to all couples, whether committed, engaged or even married. I’m sure that my husband and I will both refer to the materials at various times throughout our future together."
- Emma, Scotland
How is this course different from every other premarital course?
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While most courses focus on typical premarital issues like learning communication skills and discussing core values, money, and sex, they fail to address one of the key topics that could make or break a marriage years down the road: addressing expectations. When couples find themselves in counseling years into the marriage, they often report that the two breaking points - or times when resentments started to build - were getting married and becoming parents. So while this course also addresses the traditional topics, including a fantastic video interview with a premarital expert on conflict resolution, I take it several steps further to offer you the tools you need to fortify your marriage.
What does the course include?
The course includes three lessons, complete with videos, MP3s, and articles, plus a bonus lesson:
Lesson One: The Conscious Bride where you'll learn about your transition into marriage and managing your engagement/marriage anxiety. (If you’re struggling with engagement anxiety please consider the Conscious Weddings E-Course).
Lesson Two: The Conscious Groom where you'll learn how to address your doubts and fears about marriage – what we call “cold feet” in this culture – consider alternatives to the common bachelor party, and understand how to support your partner if she’s experiencing engagement anxiety.
Lesson Three: The Conscious Couple where you'll receive a premarital counseling course “in a bottle” so together you can explore what marriage means today, discuss core values, expectations, money, sex and attraction, discover your love languages, and learn effective tools for conflict resolution.
A bonus lesson for the mother and father of the bride and groom to help them attend to the uncomfortable feelings triggered by their child’s transition into marriage. A transition for a child is a transition for parents as well!
Your marriage is worth it!
“The Premarital E-Course has been a real gift to my fiancé and myself. I had previously purchased the Conscious Weddings E-Course and had found that to be just so helpful in understanding the anxiety I was feeling around my engagement. The work I had done on myself was wonderful and I was experiencing a lot more serenity. However, my fiancé was interested in learning more about this anxiety I was experiencing and wanted to know how to best support me when I was anxious. I had shown him some of the articles from the Conscious Weddings E-Course but he was interested in learning more. He eagerly pounced on the material aimed at him in the Premarital E-Course and had a lot of the same 'a-ha' moments that I had when I first read the Conscious Weddings E-Course. He was finally able to read in black and white that my anxiety really wasn't about him. It is something that lives inside me, and has always and would always be there.
"We have always known that marriages take work but the material in the Premarital E-Course has been a catalyst for discussions about how we see our marriage working. This has been such a good thing for our communication as a couple. We are both on the same page and are heading towards our wedding with our eyes wide open. Thank you, Sheryl, for your fantastic work. I highly recommend this for all couples who wish to dispel the myths and stereotypes of what an engagement and marriage 'should' be like.”
9 comments to Do You Want to Begin Your Marriage with the Best Chance for Success?
Hi Sheryl, My fiancé and I are working through our individual portions of the Premarital eCourse. It has been an incredible experience so far, and I am so grateful to have found your site. If we complete the course together and feel like we are able to get through all of the topics together with no major issues (which I expect), would it be beneficial to schedule sessions with a premarital counselor for additional marriage preparation?
He doesn’t think we “need” counseling. I don’t really think we “need” it either, but I have read that it is effective in preventing divorce by 30%…I just want to be as prepared as possible! I guess my question is, should we use this course as a supplement to counseling, or will it be just as helpful on its own? Thanks again. Your work has been such a blessing.
I’m a big fan of additional support and couples’ counseling, but the course is meant to work on its own for those who aren’t comfortable with premarital counseling.
JW – YES!!! DO IT!!
Prevention is better than damage control.
I am interested in the answer to JW’s question. My fiance feels uncomfortable about pre-martial counseling, but I think he would do this.
See below .
Is this course appropriate for an older couple (50 & 68) entering into a second (hers) and third (his) marriage?
I would say that about 80% of it would be applicable and helpful to you both.
Is this a course that connects you with other couples, or just materials that I download and work through with my fiance?
Materials to download and work through with your fiancé.