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Beloved Couple's Guide - Marriage Preparation

Augustine Institute

You’re in love. You’re reasonably compatible. There’s a thrill and romance you enjoy. You want to spend the rest of your lives together. Getting married seems straightforward enough. But . . .

What if the Sacrament of Marriage is more than that? What if God has woven into the very design of your humanity a purposeful need and desire to unite you with another, creating something mysterious and holy? What if your marriage is designed to be a vital part of God’s work in the world?

Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Watch the trailer for Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage


In twelve sessions, Beloved explores the true meaning of Marriage and how to live it out together. Here you’ll discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of marriage through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching. You’ll see firsthand how to experience the wonder, mystery, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives.

This Couples Guide will work with the accompanying videos to help you discover:

•  The meaning of marriage for you personally
•  How your marriage fits into an eternal story
•  The truth about the bonds and commitment of love
•  God’s plan for true spiritual and physical intimacy 
•  How to communicate and resolve conflict
•  The importance of healing and forgiveness
•  Tools for protecting your marriage

Informative and inspirational, Beloved will prepare you to live out the Sacrament of Marriage profoundly, so that your love story is drawn ever more into the greatest love story of all . . . God’s own love for us.

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What if the Sacrament of Marriage is more than a simple contract between two people, based on romance, mutual fulfillment, and basic attraction? What if woven into the very design of your humanity is a purposeful desire for you to be united with your beloved, creating something new, mysterious, and holy? What if your marriage is designed to be a vital part of God’s work in the world?

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Living Marriage
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2. A Deeper Unity (18 minutes)
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4. Building a Thriving Marriage (19 minutes)
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"I am a volunteer at a parish in the Detroit Diocese and have been married now for 12 years. I NEVER understood marriage in the way it's been presented on the Beloved DVD's. I want to share this from the rooftops! We have 200 people at our parish who will be going through this program and we're so very excited to grow in our Catholic Faith and strengthen our marriages.” Marie - Sterline Heights, MI

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Special FORMED Pricing 

Retail Price Per Guide: $24.95 
Special Price Per Guide: $8.95
 

This special price is only available to FORMED parishes and must be ordered in increments of 5 study guides. Shipping and handling is not included for orders of 5, 10, or 15 study guides. Free shipping on orders of 20 or more!

Free shipping is available to US parishes only. Orders that qualify for free shipping cannot be placed through this website. Please place your order of 20+ study guides with your local Parish Consultant, or call 866-767-3155.


Description

You’re in love. You’re reasonably compatible. There’s a thrill and romance you enjoy. You want to spend the rest of your lives together. Getting married seems straightforward enough. But . . .

What if the Sacrament of Marriage is more than that? What if God has woven into the very design of your humanity a purposeful need and desire to unite you with another, creating something mysterious and holy? What if your marriage is designed to be a vital part of God’s work in the world?

In twelve sessions, Beloved explores the true meaning of Marriage and how to live it out together. Here you’ll discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of marriage through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching. You’ll see firsthand how to experience the wonder, mystery, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives.

Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.


Also available in Spanish.

 

Customer Comments


"I am a volunteer at a parish in the Detroit Diocese and have been married now for 12 years. I NEVER understood marriage in the way it's been presented on the Beloved DVD's. I want to share this from the rooftops! We have 200 people at our parish who will be going through this program and we're so very excited to grow in our Catholic Faith and strengthen our marriages.” Marie - Sterling Heights, MI