Entries by Matt Brooks

Leverage Online Marriage Prep Courses During Coronavirus Outbreak

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In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, ministry leaders are eager to understand, use, and promote our popular online, on-demand marriage preparation courses as a trusted alternative to gathered/group events. Many dioceses and parishes are wisely canceling their weekend programs and retreats, leaving engaged couples in a troublesome predicament. We […]

10 Years of The Marriage Group

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In 2009, together with two friends that became business partners, I set out to bring a comprehensive marriage preparation experience online, where today’s couples are most comfortable. Although we were confident that our services would be well-received by couples and clergy alike, I am amazed by how far we’ve come […]

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What We Learned About Our Couples in 2018

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Today’s Catholic couples are intentional about the marriage preparation experience, but they’re busier than ever, so they desire flexibility.
In 2018 alone, over 5,000 couples from around the world enjoyed our online marriage preparation experience! Having served more engaged Catholic couples than any other provider, we have learned a great deal about the couples themselves, how they found us, and their experience from start to finish.


Free eBook: Meeting Today’s Churchgoers Online

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We are offering a free eBook: Meeting Today’s Churchgoers Online. This ebook discusses how to effectively communicate with your parishioners and attendees outside of the Church. Based on our previous blog post, you will learn to use Social Media, Email Newsletters, Surveys, Videos, and Live Streaming to meet today’s churchgoers […]

An Introduction to and Benefits of Online Learning

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Today, more and more people are embracing the benefits of e-learning. “E-learning” or “online learning” refers to any education that takes place via electronic media. This is most commonly done through the internet. E-learning is appealing to many for its convenience, comfort, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact. Following are just some […]

On-Screen Captioning Enhances Course Experiences

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The Marriage Group has enhanced its popular online Catholic marriage prep class, Living Our Faith in Love, and NFP Life: An Introduction to Natural Family Planning, with the addition of on-screen captioning in both English and Spanish. Just as you see on any modern TV, “captioning” refers to the written […]