The organizations listed below are dedicated to creating time and space for marriages to grow, and for helping parents raise their children well.
The Church provides many opportunities for spouses to deepen and refine their love for each other.
Through an exploration of Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for your marriage will come alive.
You’ll see firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first “I do”—whether you said it last year or many years ago.
Utilizing a therapeutic model for change, this curriculum systematically walks a couple through skills and knowledge for changing unhealthy patterns in their relationship, as well as connecting the information to elements from St. Helping couple to divorce proof their marriage, couples learn 7 steps to strengthening their marriage and to ultimately build a Eucharistic Marriage.
The DODD program engages couples through the use of Q&A, Scripture and Catechism readings, activities, as well as homework in each session.
Contact: 615-758-9694 or [email protected]: Finding Happiness in Marriage – Home Edition is a video-based enrichment program by the Augustine Institute that explores the true meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage.
Christian Family Movement This network of families supports each other in living their faith in daily life at home, in the workplace, and in their communities. Contact: [email protected] Covenant Experience The Covenant Experience is an innovative parish program presented by lay couples and parish staff to enhance a Catholic couple’s appreciation of their sacrament of Matrimony. Contact: 305-253-2036 Discovering Our Deepest Desire “Discovering Our Deepest Desire” (DODD) is a 12 week marriage enrichment program that can be taught by instructors or facilitated by lay leaders using the video series provided.Couples come for a short 30-minute date launch; tear out the duplicate dating exercises in their book, and head out for their date. Do this 10 times and you will be the hero to the couples in your parish.Contact: 865-690-5887 or [email protected] Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage At last, a fun, easy way to help couples connect spiritually that they both will enjoy!with 10 dates that are each based on a spiritual theme, including Appreciating Your Differences, Experiencing God Together, Facing the Storms of Life and Connecting Through Prayer.Run this program as the traditional by having a short date launch and sending couples out on their date or it can also be used as a small group study utilizing the free Leader’s Guide available at A nonprofit organization that helps families with a child with special needs re-energize and restore healthy relationships.