How Prepared is your relationship toolbox?
Before I Say “Yes”
Are you and your partner in talks about marriage, but haven’t popped the question yet? Maybe you haven’t talked about marriage yet but are wondering if you are compatible with each other. How confident are you in saying ‘yes’ if a marriage proposal were to happen? Our desire is to give tools to couples to allow them to assess if they are ready to commit to each other. Each night is designed like a date night where couples will learn a new topic to help understand each other better. Couples will have moments where they can discuss between themselves the topic over coffee, snacks, and dessert (you can say ‘yes’ to dessert too!)
October 2 – 30
Running every Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm
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Before I Say “I Do”
Before you walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’, how prepared is your marriage toolbox? How is your communication? How well are you dealing with conflict resolution? When the dating phase is gone, do you want some tips on how to keep love alive? Our desire is to prepare and give tools to couples to understand how to effectively navigate through their future marriage. It is a designed to be like a date night where couples will learn, but also put into practice the tools they are given through conversing with their partner over coffee and desserts. Before you say, ‘I do’ in marriage, we hope after this five week course you will say ‘I do’ to answering this question: ‘do you have the basic tools to get navigate through your marriage’.
October 4 – Novemeber 1
Running every Thursday from 7pm – 9pm
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General Outline of Each Night
OPENING | 5-10 minutes
Light Icebraker/Intro of topics | 5 minutes
Will prepare a light icebreaker each week that corresponds with the topic
Each week will have two different topics that will be discussed
Intro question for whole group to discuss
Overview of Topics | 15-20 minutes
Teaching on the topic (e.g. communication)
Each couple will discuss the topic with questions given to them as well as their prepare and enrich results
Dessert Break | 15 minutes
Overview of Second Topic | 15-20 minutes
Teaching on the topic (e.g. communication 2.0)
Each couple will discuss the topic with questions given to them.
CLOSING | 10 minutes
Will review the topics discussed and take some moments for couples to reflect
On some days, we will have activities, or have a video played.
We will have different guest speakers to come in and share, so this will take up some time as well.
Last day we will ask for a survey
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to talk about our relationship in front of other people?
Who comes to the seminar? Is it just for engaged couples and young couples or is there something for mature couples too?
The seminar “before I say ‘I do’” will cover material for new couples who have never been married. Mature couples are welcome to come to this seminar, but know it is catered for a specific demographic.
What is provided?
How should I dress?
Can we promote the seminar in our church or community?
What should we bring?
Do you provide childcare?
How do we register?
Is it possible for only one partner to attend?
What exactly does the registration fee include?
Is this seminar just for Christians?
Who can attend?
For the “Before I say ‘I do’” seminar, it is catered to couples who are already engaged and are planning their wedding. If you are married and did not have a chance to get some marriage tools for your toolbox, you are also welcome to join, but know the material is geared around couples who are engaged.
the bridge markham
5440 16th Avenue,
Markham, ON, L3P 3J3