Beloved explores the essential realities of marriage, dealing with the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of what the sacrament means for those preparing to get married as well as those who yearn for a richer married life. Through an exploration of Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for marriage will come alive.
The Beloved Parish Edition has been structured for flexible use in either a Marriage Preparation or Marriage Enrichment setting. The Leader and Couple’s Guides are created with these two focuses in mind.
The Beloved Home Edition has been structured for use by couples at home with more focus on personal reflection.
The Complete Beloved Series is 12 episodes/sessions and focuses on the foundation and theology of the Sacrament of Marriage in The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage (6 episodes) and the practical life skills and virtues needed for a successful marriage in Living Marriage (6 episodes). Both parts are included in one Beloved DVD Box Set and cannot be purchased separately.
The Beloved Parish Edition is comprised of 12 Episodes, with an average length of 28 minutes per episode. The shortest episode is 18 minutes and the longest episode is 48 minutes.
|The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage||Living Marriage|
|EP1 // Does Marriage Matter? (34:19)||EP1 // Christ at the Center (18:26)|
|EP2 // Entering the Story of Marriage (33:28)||EP2 // A Deeper Unity (18:00)|
|EP3 // Love Revealed (36:38)||EP3 // Conflict and Communication (19:05)|
|EP4 // Total Gift of Self (48:40)||EP4 // Building a Thriving Marriage (18:30)|
|EP5 // A Sacramental Bond (34:32)||EP5 // Protecting the Bond (20:41)|
|EP6 // Real Challenges, Real Love (48:07)||EP6 // Sexuality and Authentic Love (20:22)|
The Leader Guide provides a breakdown for a 60 Minute Session as well as a 90 Minute Session.
No. The same video presentations are used for Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment. There are different Couple’s Guides for marriage prep and marriage enrichment that lead couple’s to reflect on the presentations according to their state in life. The Leader’s Guide has material to lead both marriage prep and enrichment.
The Beloved Home Edition is comprised of 6 episodes/sessions and focuses on the foundation and theology of the Sacrament of Marriage in The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage (6 episodes).
Beloved Home Edition
|Does Marriage Matter?||29 minutes|
|Entering the Story of Marriage||32 minutes|
|Love Revealed||32 minutes|
|Total Gift of Self||45 minutes|
|A Sacramental Bond||30 minutes|
|Real Challenges, Real Love||45 minutes|
The Beloved Home Edition contains six sessions on three DVDs, plus two couple’s guidebooks for marriage enrichment (packaged in the box set).
This specially recut Beloved Home Edition features six specially cut episodes, and two couple’s guidebooks for marriage prep and enrichment (packaged in the box set). The full-length Parish Edition contains the content needed to run Marriage Prep and Marriage Enrichment programs at a parish-level.
Beloved is an extension of the Sacraments portion of the Symbolon program. A couple that has the foundation of Symbolon would be well equipped to do the Beloved Marriage Prep & Marriage Enrichment program.
The current DVDs do not have closed captioning. We hope to make this feature available in the future, but there are no definitive plans at this time.
No. We recognize the need for spanish language resources and we hope to make Beloved available in Spanish in the future, but there are no definitive plans at this time.
The DVD is “NTSC”, which means it only plays in certain countries (i.e. US, Canada, Philippines). In the future we are hoping to release a “PAL” version (which is used in Europe, Australia), but as of now there are no definitive plans. Click here for a list of countries that use PAL vs NTSC.
Yes! Beloved is now streaming on FORMED.org for parishes and individuals with a subscription.
Yes, Beloved does have an Imprimatur.
Yes, Beloved does have a Nihil obstat.