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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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Beloved Parish Edition - DVD Set

Beloved Parish Edition - DVD Set

This is the English only Beloved DVD set. Click here to purchase Beloved with Spanish dubbed audio. 



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?

Watch the trailer for Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

In twelve sessions, 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 Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for Marriage will come alive.

You’ll see firsthand how to experience the mystery, happiness, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives. Informative and inspirational, Beloved will help you live out the Sacrament of Marriage more profoundly, so that your love story is drawn ever more into the greatest love story of all. . . God’s own love for us.

We also offer a special Home Edition of this incredible series! Click here to view!

Episode Listing:

The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage
1. Does Marriage Matter? (34 minutes)
2. Entering the Story of Marriage (33 minutes)
3. Love Revealed (37 minutes)
4. Total Gift of Self (49 minutes)
5. A Sacramental Bond (35 minutes)
6. Real Challenges, Real Love (48 minutes)

Living Marriage
1. Christ at the Center (18 minutes)
2. A Deeper Unity (18 minutes)
3. Conflict and Communication (19 minutes)
4. Building a Thriving Marriage (19 minutes)
5. Protecting the Bond (21 minutes)
6. Sexuality and Authentic Love (20 minutes)

Have more questions about Beloved? Check out the FAQ, call us at 800-777-7502, or email Customer Service.

 

"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

Beloved Couple's Guide - Marriage Enrichment

Beloved Couple's Guide - Marriage Enrichment

So you’ve shared an anniversary or two . . . or twenty . . . and you’ve learned a lot about yourselves and each other through your marriage so far. But what if marriage is more than you think it is?  


Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Watch the trailer for Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

What if God has woven into the very fabric of your humanity a purposeful need and desire that can only be fulfilled in your marriage? What if your marriage is designed to be a mysterious, powerful, and vital part of God’s work in the world?

In twelve sessions, Beloved explores the true meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. Here you’ll discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of what your marriage can and should be. Through an exploration of Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for your marriage will come alive. You’ll see firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first “I do”—whether you said it last year or many years ago.

 

"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

Beloved - Leader's Guide

Beloved - Leader's Guide

In twelve sessions, 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.  

Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.

This Leader’s Guide will help you to lead that exploration, giving time-tested tools and advice to make the experience informative, inspirational, and life-changing through:

 

"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

You Are Forgiven - Student Activity Book

You Are Forgiven - Student Activity Book

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Each session of this full color Student Activity Book includes sticker pages and engaging, lively activities including family take home pages in English and Spanish, word searches, songs, crossword puzzles, and flash cards.


About You Are Forgiven

Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

You Are Loved - Student Guide

You Are Loved - Student Guide

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Each session of this full-color Student Guide includes a story from Scripture, a story of a saint relevant to the lesson, key word definitions, a fun activity, a story featuring fictional characters children can relate to, and a session recap.


About You Are Loved

Signs of Grace: You Are Loved prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time by revealing the intimate love that God has for us. It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Loved includes eight sessions, each presenting the teachings of the Church on the Sacrament of the Eucharist with a focus on helping the children understand that the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a real encounter with Jesus Christ who desires to unite himself to us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

You Are Forgiven - Student Guide

You Are Forgiven - Student Guide

View Sample

Each session of this full-color Student Guide includes a story from Scripture as well as a story of a saint relevant to the lesson, key word definitions, a fun activity, a story featuring fictional characters children can relate to, and a session recap.


About You Are Forgiven

Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 2 - Participant Guide

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 2 - Participant Guide

This guide for Part 2 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is the key for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives. 


Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Full-color sacred art draws people into the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Quotes from Scripture, the saints and recent popes deepen their understanding of the Church’s teachings. Engaging discussion topics and reflections inspire participants to give their lives more to Christ and provide practical life application. 

 

You Are Loved - Student Activity Book

You Are Loved - Student Activity Book

View Sample

Each session of this full color Student Activity Book includes sticker pages and engaging, lively activities including family take home pages in English and Spanish, word searches, songs, crossword puzzles, and flash cards.


About You Are Loved

Signs of Grace: You Are Loved prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time by revealing the intimate love that God has for us. It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Loved includes eight sessions, each presenting the teachings of the Church on the Sacrament of the Eucharist with a focus on helping the children understand that the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a real encounter with Jesus Christ who desires to unite himself to us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

Included In:

Beloved Leader's Kit - Complete

Beloved Leader's Kit - Complete

Order by January 8 to get 20% off during our Christmas promotion!
 

Retail Price: 224.95 
Sale Price: 179.96 


This kit includes the English only Beloved DVD set. Click here to purchase the Beloved DVD set with Spanish dubbed audio.


This kit includes everything that a leader would need to utilize Beloved for either marriage preparation or marriage enrichment programs—the six-DVD set, one Leader’s Guide, one Couple’s Guide for Marriage Preparation, and one Couple’s Guide for Marriage Enrichment.

Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Marriage Preparation Study Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Marriage Enrichment Study Guide.

About Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
In twelve sessions, 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.

This Complete Leader Kit will help you to lead that exploration, giving time-tested tools and advice to make the experience informative, inspirational, and life-changing through:

•  Effective use of the videos and guides
•  Impactful discussion questions
•  Detailed teaching
•  Outlines and insights for leadership
•  Helps for Marriage preparation
•  Helps for Marriage enrichment classes and retreats

Together, you and your group will discover why Marriage matters, the truth about the bonds and commitment in love, God’s plan for true spiritual and physical intimacy, skills for communicating and resolving conflict, the importance of forgiveness and healing, ways to thrive in marriage, and so much more.

For more details on this amazing new series, check out our Beloved FAQ.

Have more questions about Beloved? Call us at 800-777-7502, or email our support staff.

 

"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

Beloved: Marriage Preparation - Couple’s Guide (5-Pack)

Beloved: Marriage Preparation - Couple’s Guide (5-Pack)

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.

 

Beloved Leader Kit - Marriage Preparation

Beloved Leader Kit - Marriage Preparation

Order by January 8 to get 20% off during our Christmas promotion!
 

Retail Price: 199.95 
Sale Price: 159.96 


This kit includes the English only Beloved DVD set. Click here to purchase the Beloved DVD set with Spanish dubbed audio.


This kit includes everything that a leader would need to utilize Beloved for a marriage preparation program—the six-DVD set, one Leader’s Guide, and one Couple’s Guide for Marriage Enrichment.

Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Marriage Preparation Study Guide.


About Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
In twelve sessions, 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.

This Marriage Preparation Leader Kit will help you to lead that exploration, giving time-tested tools and advice to make the experience informative, inspirational, and life-changing through:

•  Effective use of the videos and guides
•  Impactful discussion questions
•  Detailed teaching
•  Outlines and insights for leadership
•  Helps for Marriage preparation classes and retreats

Together, you and your group will discover why Marriage matters, the truth about the bonds and commitment in love, God’s plan for true spiritual and physical intimacy, skills for communicating and resolving conflict, the importance of forgiveness and healing, ways to thrive in marriage, and so much more.

For more details on this amazing new series, check out our Beloved FAQ.

Have more questions about Beloved? Call us at 800-777-7502, or email our support staff.

 

"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

Beloved Couple's Kit - Marriage Preparation

Beloved Couple's Kit - Marriage Preparation

This kit includes the English only Beloved DVD set. Click here to purchase the Beloved DVD set with Spanish dubbed audio.


This Couple’s Kit for Marriage Preparation includes everything a couple needs to experience the full power of Beloved—the six-DVD set plus two Couple’s Guides for Marriage Preparation.

Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.


Watch the trailer for Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage


About Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

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 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.

The Couple’s Guide included in this kit 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.

For more details on this amazing series, check out our Beloved FAQ.

Have more questions about Beloved? Call us at 800-777-7502, or email our support staff.

 

"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

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