Good marriages can always be made better! According to Pope Francis, marriage is “a project to be worked on together” and a “process of growth” (Amoris Laetitia, no. 218, 221). The Catholic Church strives to promote and provide many opportunities for spouses to enrich their marriage and deepen their love and understanding of each other and of the Sacrament of marriage.
Current Marriage Enrichment Opportunities:
“Love Never Ends” Marriage Enrichment Mini Sessions offered by Worldwide Marriage Encounter
In partnership with the Office of Marriage, Family and Life of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, The Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement in Winnipeg, will be offering a series of marriage enrichments across parishes from September - December 2023. The main theme of the enrichments will be “Love Never Ends”, with half-day or evening options for these life-giving sessions. Each mini enrichment will have a specific focus, for example: Communicating Intimately, Listening in A New Way, and Discovering God’s Desire for our Marriage. Come to enrich and deepen your love for each other as a Catholic/Christian couple. For more information, or if you would like to have one of these enrichments at your parish, please contact Marie Brunet at email@example.com or 204-594-0274.
Online Marriage Enrichment:
Marriage Enrichment – The Marriage Kit
Investing in your marriage and your relationship with each other is important. The Marriage Kit created by SmartLoving is an online course for married couples wanting a lasting, passionate relationship. Register for the SmartLoving Marriage Kit here: https://smartloving.org/saintboniface
Newlywed Date Nites
Newlywed Date Nites is a program to support couples in their first year of marriage. Sent every second week, each Date Nite includes topic information, reflection questions and a discussion guide for a 30-minute relationship activity that can be easily incorporated into a regular couple date. Compiled by the founders of SmartLoving, Dr Byron and Francine Pirola, it addresses common challenges facing newlyweds with wisdom, insight and humour.
Subscribe now – https://smartloving.org/saintboniface
Marriages in Distress - Breakthrough Course
Many couples at various stages of their marriage face times where they feel stuck and are at a standstill in their relationship. The SmartLoving Breakthrough online course helps marriages under stress by working with individual spouses to optimize their interior peace so that they can approach their difficulties from a position of strength and love.
This course will help to:
*Identify conflict triggers
*Learn strategies to de-escalate an argument
*Find constructive ways to re-establish connection
Register for SmartLoving Breakthrough here: https://smartloving.org/saintboniface
Marriage Enrichment Groups and Movements