A marriage preparation program should be dialogic, not diagnostic. The experience is intended to present concepts and learning opportunities for those who have not been previously exposed to certain aspects of Catholic teachings. It is also a great opportunity for couples to talk about issues that, while possibly understood as individuals, may not have been discussed with each other as a couple. Pre-Cana is all about starting and facilitating dialogue in a deep and meaningful way.
These conversations will be important for you as a couple in your upcoming marriage and will ensure you are both in agreement — or at least understanding of — each others’ beliefs and values.
Topics you can expect to explore include “family of origin” (your existing family roles, expectations, and traditions gained from your own individual upbringing), financial considerations, communication skills, career goals and practical issues, conflict resolution, intimacy and sexuality, Natural Family Planning (NFP), and the spirituality and theology of marriage.
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