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To join The Pre-Marriage Course as a guest (online or in person), please click here.
To host The Pre-Marriage Course, please click here and/or read info below.

Q: What is The Pre-Marriage Course?

The Pre-Marriage Course is a 5-week course to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, build strong foundations for their future together.

Topics covered: Communication, Conflict, Commitment, Connection, Adventure.

This course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, to help couples invest in their relationships for a lasting marriage.

Q: Who is The Pre-Marriage Course for?

The Pre-Marriage Course is for couples who are exploring the idea of getting married and for those who are already engaged. It’s designed for those who want to give their marriage the best possible start, whether they’re exploring marriage for the first time or have been married before.

The course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. You do not need to be getting married in a church to take the course. Courses are available online as well. Find a course to join here.

The Pre-Marriage Course videos are available in Czech, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Spanish, and Thai.

Q: What can couples expect on the course?

On The Pre-Marriage Course, you and your partner are hosted by a married couple, either online or in person. Each session is about two hours long and includes a video and discussion time. Each couple’s discussions are completely private.

Each course is unique, but an in-person session includes food, a practical talk, and a time for discussion between you and your partner. Background music ensures that you can chat in complete privacy. You will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

Prior to the start of the course or during the first few sessions, you may be asked to take the online Couples Survey. This is a questionnaire and not a test of compatibility! It is designed to help you and your partner highlight issues that are important to discuss before getting married. It also affirms areas of strength in your relationship.

Note: Course leaders, please see Couples Survey info here. Couples are NOT given a copy of the survey results, and results are deleted 60 days after the course ends.

Q: Where can I find training to host this course?

1 - Watch the 4-minute intro video to learn how to register your course and/or download the User Guide.

2 - Download the 7 Best Practices PDF to running The Marriage Course.

3 - Visit the Learning Centre to watch How to Run the Pre-Marriage Course - 6 short video clips for top tips (see image below). Please log in first.

4 - Click on Support Couple Training to watch the 5 short video clips.

Q: Where can I download the videos and purchase the books?

To access and download all the materials to help run your course, please register your course at Marriage Course Builder. The videos for each week are in the "Session Materials" tab and the books in PDF format are in the "Supporting Tools" section.

All the resources are free and downloadable on the website. If you prefer hard copies, here is the info below with approximate costs to purchase the items from Chapters Indigo,, or your local bookstore.

Pre-Marriage Course DVD

ISBN 9780310122470

Free online

or purchase the DVD ($50)

Pre-Marriage Course
Guest Study Journals
(one per person)

ISBN 9780310122500

Free online

or purchase the books ($15)

Pre-Marriage Course Leaders’ Guide

ISBN 9780310122487

Free online

or purchase the book ($12)

Pre-Marriage Course Pack

(DVD, 1 Leaders Guide, 2 Guest Study Journals)

ISBN 9780310122517

Purchase the pack ($95)

Contact information:

Pre-Marriage Course Training

Please contact Coby & Rob Hogendoorn at Forest City Community Church in London, ON at They are happy to help leaders running The Marriage Courses in Canada!

Registration and technical issues

If you cannot log in or find broken links:

Questions about content

Please email the Global Marriage Team (UK) at

Questions about books & DVDs

Please email Tony Federici, Director of Religious Sales, HarperCollins Canada at

Donations for The Pre-Marriage Course

Please note: You will not receive a Canadian tax receipt. Only Canadian registered charities can issue official donation receipts that qualify for charitable tax credits.

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