Commit Marriage Preparation Programme

Preparation forms a vital part of any profession, career or vocation. Marriage is no exception.

Couples preparing for marriage need time to explore their relationship and develop the skills needed to handle the challenges that inevitably arise when people share their lives. This unique relationship is a work in progress; a never ending journey of discovery.

Commit is a New Zealand based programme that is facilitated by a trained couple or priest. It is a very useful tool to discover your areas of strength of your relationship and those areas you may need to work on or clarify with, with your partner.

It provides the opportunity for couples to concentrate on the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship and is a valuable introduction to the pre-marriage preparation courses that exist at parish level. 

Commit covers a broad range of relationship areas including:

Personality differences
Lifestyle, Interests and Compatibility
Communication styles
The Marriage Covenant

Managing conflict
Financial management
Intimacy and Sexuality
Parenting and Children

How Commit works:

A couple will meet up with a Commit facilitator/s in the home of the facilitator to complete an inventory. This inventory includes 144 statements that each of you complete individually.

The couple will return on a second occasion with an invitation for discussion on the various topics which may need additional exploration and discussion.

If you are considering marriage, Commit is an excellent opportunity and can help a couple make more effective use of their pre-marriage preparation.

For further information:
To register for Commit or to ask questions about Commit or pre-marriage preparation programmes in your area, please contact your local parish priest.