Marriage & Relationship Education

Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE) prepares and rejuvenates a couple’s relationship for the future years ahead.

By offering key insights and practical strategies, our programs support couples in their relationship journey, fostering deeper connections and healthier communication patterns for a more rewarding life together.

Our Marriage & Relationship Education Options

Our Marriage & Relationship Education options include Prepare, for couples preparing for marriage and Enrich for couples looking to strengthen their relationship.

1. Prepare (Group Edition)
With the help of a supportive facilitator, strengthen your connection with a personalised snapshot of your relationship. Gain personal insights and a deeper and shared understanding of your relationship and learn how other couples cope with life’s stressors, honour their commitment, grow, heal, and express themselves.

Topics include:

  • The Sacrament of Marriage
  • Marital Spirituality
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Finance
  • Family of Origin
  • Communication
  • Sexuality and Creating
  • Intimacy
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Parenting

$350 per couple.  Scheduled over a Fri evening and Saturday day, or 4 weeknight sessions.

2. Prepare/Enrich (By Appointment)

With the help of a supportive facilitator, strengthen your connection with a personalised snapshot of your relationship. Gain personal insights and a deeper and shared understanding of your relationship dynamics, commitment levels, personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.

Topics include:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Management
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Marriage Expectations
  • Sex and Affection
  • Children and Parenting
  • Relationship Roles
  • Communication
  • Couple and Family Maps

$400 per couple.  Scheduled based on facilitator and couple's availability.

Click here to download the flyer with term 1 and 2 dates.

How to Know When Marriage & Relationship Education (MRE) may be beneficial:

MRE can provide a proactive measure in supporting and deepening your relationship. It provides opportunity to discuss important aspects of relationships such as communication, conflict, values and expectations. While it is beneficial to be proactive in our relationships, marriage and relationship education can also provide insight and support when relationship challenges arise.

How Does Marriage & Relationship Education Work?

MRE offers a safe space for couples to expressfeelings and explore strengths and areas of growth, enhancing their understanding ofeach other. With the guidance of a facilitator,  couples work together using the program content, discussions, and activities to improve their relationship dynamics and reignite their spark. The journey might be challenging, but the rewards—greater harmony, deeper intimacy, and improved communication—can make a real difference.

Do Both Partners Need to Be Present for Marriage & Relationship Education?

We understand that, sometimes, one partner might be hesitant or unavailable. For the program to be effective, both partners do need to attend all sessions.

Our marriage & relationship program is available to residents across the diocese, having helped those in areas including:

If you are unsure if marriage and relationship education is the right option for you, CatholicCare also offers relationship counselling, you can find out more about our counselling service here.

For more information on our marriage and couples counselling services and how they can help to strengthen your relationship, please feel encouraged to contact us today. Alternatively, you can secure your booking by completing the registration form or calling 4254 9395.