Marriage Prep Workshop: Prepare to Last - registration

Friday, January 01, 2010
The quality of your conversations will determine the quality of your relationship. At Calgary Counselling Centre we want to help you have deep and meaningful conversations that will make your relationship last forever. We want to provide you with practical tools and ideas on how to talk about everything.

Our Marriage Preparation workshop will provide you with insight and tools while actively involving you and your partner in meaningful conversations about what works, what doesn’t and what you can improve upon in your relationship.

Our workshop engages you and your partner in important conversations about your expectations, communication skills, conflict resolution, and more. Through our Marriage Preparation workshop you and your partner will leave well-equipped to deepen your relationship today and to be prepared to face any challenges in the future, together.

This workshop is designed to help you recognize both areas of strength and areas where you can enhance your communication skills. It will teach you how to communicate in new ways about subjects you’ve never talked about before or had difficulty discussing.

Who will benefit from this workshop?
The workshop is beneficial for any couple. Whether you are engaged, recently married, moving in together, have been married or living together for a number of years this workshop will provide insight and skills that can help you communicate with your partner and bring you closer together.

Life today is filled with obligations: parenting, work, family relations, care-giving aging parents, and job relocations all add complexity to relationships. The topics covered in this workshop can significantly improve communication within your partnership.

More than just a group learning process, Marriage Preparation is designed to provide each couple with the opportunity to work on specific needs or areas. These areas are identified through the pre and post workshop surveys. These in-depth questionnaires will assist you and your partner in identifying the strengths and potential challenges you might face as a couple thus giving you added insight into areas to focus on during the workshop.

Workshop Agenda
The workshop is run monthly and begins on a Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 10- hour workshop will address the following aspects of relationships and communication: 

Relationship expectations
Expectations can shape a relationship. We will discuss how your roles as partners are impacted when expectations change in your relationship. We help provide tools on how to engage in healthy conversation around each other’s expectations.

Communication skills

Communication is crucial to success in any relationship. You will learn how to be assertive and direct in letting your partner know what you need.

Conflict Resolution

We all face conflict in our lives. The workshop will focus on how to recognize the pitfalls in dealing with conflict and tools to create positive outcomes.

Everyone has different and unique qualities. We will focus on understanding how both your personalities affects and shapes your relationship.

Financial Management

What is the meaning of money? The workshop will help you ensure your financial goals and attitudes toward money are compatible.

Sex and Intimacy
The physical stuff is an important part of the relationship too. You will learn how communication plays a large part in both sex and intimacy.

Goals and Dreams
As partners you will share and support each other’s dreams and goals. The workshop will discuss how to support and discuss goals and dreams.

2019 Dates

Marriage Preparation kit
Keeping the conversation alive is vital to a healthy relationship. At the workshop, each couple receives two companion workbooks.
The charge for admission to the workshop is $299.00 per couple, payable by credit card when the couple pre-registers online.
Unlike the Centre’s other group programs, Marriage Preparation fees are not based on a sliding scale and couples are not required to see a counsellor for an assessment prior to participating in the workshop.

Program Evaluation

At Calgary Counselling Centre we invite feedback to ensure the effectiveness of our work. After the workshop we’ll ask for your feedback to help us measure the strengths and weaknesses of the workshop.

Program Certification
At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion. This course is non-denominational.  Please check in advance with your officiate for acceptance of this certificate.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • When you select the "Register Now" button, you will be presented with a calendar view. Click on any of the highlighted dates to register for that date.

    Payment Information
    Your credit card will be charged $299.00 at the completion of our registration process. You can pay by Visa, Amex or Mastercard. The Marriage Preparation Workshop – “Prepare to Last” is considered a final sale and is non-refundable. The sale is non-transferrable to individual counselling sessions.

    The registration process will collect contact information about you and your finacee. If you move, or if any of your contact information changes, please log back in and update your information, or call us if you are not sure what to do.

    Cancellation Policy

    The Marriage Preparation Workshop – “Seven Principals” is considered a final sale and is non-refundable. The sale is non-transferrable to individual counselling sessions.

    The workshop can be rescheduled to a more convenient date if notice is provided two weeks before the group starts. You are also welcome to attend the workshop when you are newly married. Contact our Group Coordinator to reschedule.



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