With over 1000 satisfied couples completing our courses, we thought you might like to hear what some of them have to say. The couple reviews below are just a sampling of the ones that we’ve received. It’s been an honor to serve them and help them as they begin their journey as married couples!

Diana and Nector

(Translated from Spanish) I thank Reverend Dr. Frank Nelson for this online course. It was a unique experience, especially because we discovered things or points that we had not previously discussed or touched on. The importance of a marriage and that we will be one flesh. Marriage is a very important step and that through living together we will get to know each other more. He also helped me in the part about the importance of leisure. We had not touched this point before and by taking this course we were able to talk about the matter. And the decision was that it must be agreed to be able to enjoy the relationship together. And it allows us to be able to meet our needs. We know that problems could come, but having good communication with your partner can help us solve them. This course was very useful, good and necessary, because it helped us to see every aspect of life in a marriage. - Diana

I sincerely believe that these courses are useful, good, necessary and transcendent, because it leads us to look at each aspect of life within marriage. - Nector

Julia and Roman
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jul 03, 2021

Julia and Roman

Thank you very much for the course. We have been together for 6 years and were surprised to learn a lot of new things about each other. There are a lot of questions that help you understand yourself better (questions about love and what it means for you, about your childhood and your parents), questions that are extremely important, but you may have never asked them to yourself. The course helped us become closer to each other, learn how to resolve conflicts, talk and listen to each other. I think this course will be helpful to any couple (even already married) willing to learn about each other, build trust and grow together.  - Julia

I enjoyed the course and time spent with Julia during our conversations. The course is very well structured and consists of simple, but incredibly deep questions. Highly recommended! Thank you so much, Rev. Frank! - Roman

Mackenzie and Ben
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 28, 2021

Mackenzie and Ben

I really enjoyed the course! It prompted great conversation and allowed me to organize my thoughts on certain topics. We worked through the course material over a couple weeks and it didn't seem too overwhelming. I have action items now of things to work on to improve our marriage. I liked the PDF style of the conversations. I would definitely recommend this course to someone looking for an online module version of marriage counseling. I appreciate your expertise and guidance, and will look forward to looking back on these conversations in the future. Thanks again! - Mackenzie

This course has helped us to communicate about the important topics we will go through as a married couple and come up with tactics to resolve issues as they arise. It helped paint a picture of reality and not to expect sunshine and rainbows every day. I think it also shed light on some topics we did not want to discuss. One thing that I think could be a little better, but understand is hard to do as a self-guided course is to make sure we stop to discuss potential conflicting thoughts for certain questions. We were both open when we wanted to spend more time on a certain topic, and the other was receptive to hear what needed to be shared. I hope we are able to continue these conversations as needed and re-open a prior conversation if it needs to be. - Ben

Veronica and Zach
Texas / Basic (Non Religious) Course / Jun 27, 2021

Veronica and Zach

Thank you for providing this source for our marriage counseling! While Zack and I are luckily already great communicators, I found it was a great way to define how we already feel about the topics discussed in the course. It was also nice to have these conversations leading up to the wedding. The course was easy to follow. My only criticism is that I think that some of the questions throughout the course became a little repetitive, and I found myself writing similar answers for multiple prompts. Otherwise, it was a great exercise in getting ourselves ready to make the commitment of a lifetime and I’d recommend it to other couples!  - Veronica

I think your course was simple yet thorough. It was not difficult to follow along, yet gave leading questions that caused both me and my fiancé to think and express real points of view that were not superficial. I appreciate that they were filled out separately so one's ideas could be fleshed out before sharing, and I appreciate the topics being divided up to keep the conversations specific and on task. Overall, a great and helpful course leading up to our wedding. - Zack

Charissa and Kellus

Charissa and Kellus

Hi Rev. Frank, we completed the premarital course and it was an amazing experience that forced us to open up and be transparent. It allowed us to really grow in our relationship and prepare for our marriage. I enjoyed how we prayed with and for each other and our future together. I also enjoyed how we held hands during our conversations for a deeper intimacy. I would recommend this for any couple that really wants to prepare and feel more confident in their journey to marriage. It covers every aspect of a marriage and you as an individual. These courses are great in helping you recognize your trouble areas and things that need work in your relationship and on your own. I look forward to using the additional conversations to guide us throughout our marriage for years to come! Thank you for walking us through the process and helping us prepare for our marriage! - Charissa

Reverend Nelson, thank you for the time and commitment that you put into creating this wonderful program. My fiancé and I both benefited greatly from the thoughtful approach to the many segments of tangible and intangible angles that marriage encompasses. I found the conversations to be a great opportunity to really dig deep and go beyond surface discussions. Though in-person counseling allows for a constant dialog and real time input that is helpful, this program is the next best thing because of the modeling of the activities and. follow ups. We look forward to using the "Rules for Resolving Conflicts" as a guide to more graciously navigate the tensions that may arise when we are married. The fact that all of the material is Bible-based is something I do not want to fail to mention, as that is foundationally key to what made this program effective. Once again, we are thankful for the way that everything is framed in these lessons, it will allow us to continually examine our hearts, thoughts, and actions within matrimony. - Kellus

Kaitlyn and Barry
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 13, 2021

Kaitlyn and Barry

I enjoyed this course and found it very helpful. I have a difficult time communicating, so the worksheets helped a lot to get started talking about things we had never talked about before. I think we just figured we thought the same. We discovered things about each other and even had some moments of arguing about past hurt which lead to a feeling of healing and coming together. I would tell anyone who is getting married to put time into this course, because its worth it no matter how close you think you guys are! Thank you for creating this beautiful program. I am very grateful for the guidance/help communicating and learning to love. - Kaitlyn

Thank you for developing this course. Going through the material with Kaitlyn was informative and therapeutic at times. I think I've learned a lot about myself, Kaitlyn, and our relationship. We have decided to incorporate discussions like those facilitated by the course on a more regular basis, because we appreciate how doing so through the course has brought us closer together. Thanks again for the thought put into developing this course. - Barry

Florelys and Liam
Texas / Roman Catholic Course / Jun 02, 2021

Florelys and Liam

Marriage counseling was of utmost importance for me. I’m so happy we found this faith-based guidance. The information we received was valuable and I can’t wait to go through the years looking back at our assignments to see how we’ve grown and remember the foundation of where we began. I’m grateful for all the conversations we’ve had because of the counseling and even the arguments we were able to resolve through these conversations. I’m sure this will help us remain as one throughout our life. - Florelys

I thought that this was incredibly helpful, honestly. It made me think about a lot of things that either had slipped my mind, never been a thought, or something I had not considered necessary to talk about until we did. It really made it easy to talk about any issues I was having with her without feeling like I was going to just start an argument. It made for a safe feeling environment for us to talk about important topics. I would 100% recommend this to other couples. I think even if people only get one thing out of the entirety of all the sessions, that one thing is better than not having done it at all. I got so much out of this, and I think every couple would benefit from it. I also was always looking forward to those conversations with my partner and loved that that was included alongside just doing the assignments separately. - Liam

Kathleen and Brandon

Kathleen and Brandon

Dear Reverend Frank, I was very grateful for the topics brought up in the course! There were many issues and solutions waiting to be discovered behind our love-blinded eyes. I was particularly fond of the Faith conversation. It is not something we discuss often and to be honest, we were worried we were not on the same page. It was so rewarding to discover our answers were basically the same! Going through these conversations, whether they be tough or joyful, it only solidified how much I want to marry him. I appreciate you giving that gift. I think these conversations will be valuable tools for me and I definitely plan on recommending it to future newlyweds! - Kathleen

Dear Reverend Frank, my fiance originally ordered this and I was hesitant, yet excited as I had told her I thought marriage counseling would be a good idea before getting married. After weeks of discussion, I am satisfied with the progress our relationship has made. We learned so much about our relationship and I think we came out stronger because of this program. I am so happy with how we are currently because of the conversations you made us do. I have always known I wanted to marry her but it has grown exponentially since I got to know her deeper through these conversations. I have a couple I know that are getting married next year and I plan on forwarding your website to them to see if they want to do it too! Thank you! - Brandon

Kristin and Adam
Texas / Basic (Non Religious) Course / May 21, 2021

Kristin and Adam

I really enjoyed the Texas e Course. I believe it helped Adam and I to talk about money, children, etc. that we haven’t had as thorough of conversations on. We set time each week to work on these courses which I think also made the course more enjoyable. It almost seemed like a serious conversation type of date night. I would highly recommend anyone to use this course in the future. We really truly did appreciate the course. We weren’t so sure about taking a premarital course at first but are extremely happy that we did! Thank you so much!!! - Kristin

This course was great, I really learned a lot about my future spouse. I didn’t realize how much we hadn’t talked about! The discussions we had during this process really made us a lot stronger. I was skeptical at first but this turned out to be a great thing and I would recommend it to anyone getting married. Thanks! - Adam

Joyce and Joshua
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 09, 2021

Joyce and Joshua

In terms of our experience, I would definitely say it was worth the time and effort, and would certainly recommend the course to our friends. I thought it was really funny that when we did our couple check-up, our main area of difference was in our expectations of what marriage will be like. I tend to be more of the realist, and had to talk Josh into doing a course like this because he didn't think we would need it. By the end of the course, he agreed that going over the different topics/talk points helped to strengthen our bond, as we had talked about many of these things before but not always at such a deep level, and also that the issues discussion/conflict resolution template could be very helpful in the future. We're generally on the same page about most things, but it makes me feel even more secure knowing that we have a method to help us resolve any potential conflicts in the future. Overall, we feel like your course has really helped us prepare for marriage and to feel ready for all of the blessings and challenges that life has in store! – Joyce and Joshua

Emily and Christopher
Massachusetts / Roman Catholic Course / May 07, 2021

Emily and Christopher

This course was so thorough. I learned so much about how God is involved in every aspect of our lives. Topics came up that we hadn't thoroughly discussed and this was an excellent way to figure things out in a structured way. We are more connected as a couple and have a better understanding of each other's views. I enjoyed the conversations the most and looked forward to hearing my partner's responses. I would tell other couples that this course is an important part of the wedding planning process. It was well worth the money spent. Thank you for all of your help and for having this course. - Emily 

My work schedule is hectic and unpredictable. The best part of the course is that we were able to complete it at our own pace (which was admittedly slower than we expected). I liked that we could print it out and fill out a little bit at a time. I enjoyed the conversations about our families and children. I would recommend this to other busy couples as a convenient and powerful way to fulfill this requirement. - Christopher 

Florida Marriage Preparation Course
Christian and Emily
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 07, 2021

Christian and Emily

I had a wonderful experience doing this marriage preparation course. Being able to share with each other our thoughts and feeling about the topics covered in this course was an amazing experience. Emily and I have been together for 10+ years (since high school) and I was able to learn things about her that I was unaware of. Going through how our parents raised us and the different personalities that our parents have, I could see how we have become the people that we are today. It was really interesting to say the least and am glad that we spent the time together to go through this process. - Christian

I found this experience to be very helpful and enjoyable. I think it is really important to have these tough conversations with your significant other prior to getting married. Our conversations helped analyze where in our relationship we struggle and need to work on, as well as areas that our relationship is strong in. It was also really nice sharing and hearing each other’s thoughts and feelings of the other person on the different topics discussed. I’m excited to use the conversation resources in the future and apply what I have learned in this course about myself and my fiancé to ensure success in our marriage. - Emily

Non Religious Marriage Prep Course
Erica and Alex
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 07, 2021

Erica and Alex

My fiancé and I chose this course as recommended by our church for its convenience and simplicity. Dr. Rev Frank has a highly organized and updated class that we found worked well for us. We have opposite work schedules, so this allowed us to find time to sit down comfortably together when we were both available. We have been dating for over 10 years and we know each other well. We did however find this to be a helpful way to review our values and to be on the same page prior to getting married. We discussed some topics like children and money that can be more difficult to talk about. I felt like this course brought us together and has made us feel more prepared for this next chapter in our lives. - Erica

This was a great course to bring up some tough questions in our relationship. It was an easy way to get us talking and allowed us to do the class while we had time. Our schedules aren’t the easiest to meet in person for a class so this was the perfect compromise. I enjoyed the grouping of topics as to not overwhelm with several talking points each section. Would recommend this class to any couple just to air out any feelings or thoughts with their partner in a safe space. - Alex

Nakiera and Corey

Nakiera and Corey

I would like to give a huge thank you to Rev. Frank Nelson for taking his time and coming up with a premarital course designed for any time and any place! This course was really informative and it was very detailed. Me and my soon to be husband are in a long distance relationship and we knew we wanted to participate in premarital counseling but we didn’t know how we would accomplish that goal when we are living in two different states. Rev. Nelson made that possible for us! We were able to complete each part of the course via FaceTime and we enjoyed every part of it. I loved how the course was detailed and how it brought up situations that you wouldn’t necessarily think about. We were able to discuss new things that we’ve never discussed in the past. I believe this course will always be something we can look back on at any moment in our marriage to help us in our relationship. This course allowed us to glorify God and to appreciate our relationship even more! I would definitely recommend this course to couples around the world because it was enjoyable. There aren’t many courses that you take that you can have fun and enjoy it. Although me and my Fiancé didn’t get to sit together side by side, Rev. Frank encouraged this course to be done over shared meals, silent prayers and holding of hands— amazing! If you’re looking to become married or you’re already married and you’re looking for some guidance, I definitely recommend this course!  - Nakiera

I am thankful for this course and glad I came across it. I want to thank Rev. Frank Nelson for dedicating his time and for doing a great work with this course. It was perfect for us as we are in 2 separate states. It was well informative and had directions for everything. Simple but effective. I couldn’t pick just 1 part that was good because each section helped in our relationship and gave us clarity as we continue to move forward. The course has great questions that may lead into some deep discussions, discussions you wouldn’t think you would have. I also loved how they had a section on our parents, which I think is needed as you’re marrying into someone else’s family as well. All around I give this course a 10/10, and if you’re planning on getting married, taking this premarital course will be a great help! - Corey

Justine and Alex
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Apr 30, 2021

Justine and Alex

The course promoted many conversations that are fundamental for the foundation of a good marriage. I looked forward to our conversation each week. It was good to talk about a few things that we hadn't yet discussed, and good to talk about things that we had already discussed just to ensure we were on the same page. I liked that we wrote our answers separately before coming together to speak. I would recommend this course to any couple looking to get married. - Justine

I thought the course was good. It really helped engage conversation and force us to actually talk. I feel like we got closer as a couple by just talking through everything and writing out our thoughts beforehand was key to making sure we really considered the questions. I would recommend it to other couples for sure. - Alex 

Teh and Lee
Singapore / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 23, 2021

Teh and Lee

My Partner and I enjoyed this course as it provided a structured platform for us to have deep and meaningful conversations that we would otherwise not have discussed. Because of these conversations, my partner and I learn more about how we perceive each other's flaws and how we can work on them to have a good marriage. The course has also helped us to understand that it is about expressing love towards each other more so than being right or putting our point across. We would advise our friends that while these courses may seem cliched and contrived, if they approach and participate in it with an open mind, and they may learn more from it than they expect. Thank you and best regards. – Teh

My Partner and I enjoyed this course as it gave us a chance to engage in meaningful conversations and touch on sensitive topics we otherwise normally avoid. This helps us to discuss on the issues we face than swept them below to rug. Which in turn gave us the opportunity to think of a solution to our problem. We realized that it is important to communicate openly what we are displeased about than to keep it to ourselves. When we share about it, we are able to understand each other's point of view better and work on an agreeable solution. The course reminds me to be always respectful to my partner even if there is a disagreement. We were really glad that this course was available during the Covid19 Pandemic situation, if not our wedding would have to be postponed to a much later date. so thank you Rev Frank Nelson and God bless! - Lee

Paige and Rob
Connecticut / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 23, 2021

Paige and Rob

Communication is something that will always need improvement in our lives.  What I appreciated most about this course was the different techniques for communicating. Having been dating for 5.5 years, Rob and I have learned a lot about communicating with one another but sometimes we find ourselves at a point where we don’t know how to communicate, or not communicating well.  We had some good discussions during this course, of topics we have struggled a little bit to communicate about in the past.  We were able to hear each other out and have productive conversations on a lot of these topics, most importantly on Money and Our Parents.  I look forward to continue to have productive conversations with Rob as we continue to grow in our relationship.  I believe these productive conversations will be beneficial for our life together. - Paige

Having dated longer than a lot of engaged couples and gone through several moves together, I tend to think Paige and I are ahead on a lot of the pre-marital talks.  Going through this course was a good reset and directed our conversations towards topics that aren’t always easy and fun.  We clearly aligned on most of the topics but the Financial topic was particularly good.  She is more impulsive with spending and I’m a definite saver.   Hearing each other talk about how we can work together to accomplish our goals, while still having fun and getting projects done was beneficial to me.  We plan to continue talks like that so we can work together to achieve goals, both individual and as a couple, without frustrating each other. - Rob

Jordan and Peter
Minnesota / Christian (Non-Denominational) Course / Apr 07, 2021

Jordan and Peter

The pre-marital guided conversations were a great way to sit down together and discuss important topics prior to our wedding. I enjoyed it because we were able to have productive conversations about previous and current challenges and disagreements that we have had without arguing or getting distracted. I also felt that my fiancé realized how important it is to communicate and sometimes have difficult conversations that he may not want to have but are necessary. We were even able to talk about some things more in depth such as children and our long-term goals together that we had not discussed before. I would definitely recommend this program to other engaged couples. It provides great topics, allows each individual to open up more and communicate on a deeper, more personal level and it is self-paced! - Jordan

I really enjoyed taking the course. It made us set aside time to talk just the two of us. Some of the questions brought up stuff we didn't know about each other. Some questions made us think and actually talk about our issues and come up with solutions. I would recommend this course to other people. I really liked how it was self-paced and could talk about some questions more and get into detail. Thank you so much. I believe it set us up for a happy and healthy marriage. - Peter

Kristen and Bradley
Maryland / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 07, 2021

Kristen and Bradley

We really enjoyed the online course and the flexibility it offered to our complicated and different schedules.The course brought up topics that we may not have previously discussed and helped us work through our answers with one another. There were a few questions where we disagreed but we realized after discussing that it was okay to disagree as long as we talked it out and heard each other's side of things. We really enjoyed every section as it really helped to solidify why we are getting married in the first place. The course really brought us closer and we learned so much more about each other than we knew before. We would highly recommend this course to any newly engaged couple!! - Kristen

With COVID and working in the restaurant industry with a not so normal schedule this course was the best fit for us. We were able to work on it at any time and share our conversations with each other when we both were available. The questions went into a lot of topics that we would not normally touch on and I actually really enjoyed it. I believe this course alone brought my fiance and I closer than before. After being together for so long, sometimes you can lose sight of the important things and the course really helped in getting us back on track. I'm really happy that we chose to do this course and better our understanding of the importance of communication in marriage. - Brad

Linell and Stacy
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Apr 07, 2021

Stacy and Linell

We initially only signed up for this class in order to have the 72-hr waiting period waived. However, it was helpful to have the conversations as they gave me insight into what Stacy was thinking/feeling. I believe this experience has prepared us to share more with one another. - Linell

I enjoyed most all of it. It required us to really open up to each other and tell each other our innermost feelings. As we went through each conversation we found more and more compatible feelings and beliefs. I feel this course has started us on a firm foundation for be able to communicate anything we have on our mind with each other and always know what each other is thinking, feeling and hoping for. - Stacy

Al and Patricia

Al and Patricia

This pre-marital course was an eye-opening experience.  It really made us both think about things and was very engaging.  The only thing that I would change is perhaps have some conversation topics geared more to older couples ( over 50 ) who have been married before and have experienced failure.  Regardless, this course is a great way to have meaningful discussions and improve any relationship.  - Al 

I thought Rev. Dr. Nelson's course was a great way to have discussions with my future husband that I normally would not have had.  Honestly, some of the conversations were a bit challenging, maybe even somewhat uncomfortable, but nevertheless very productive.  A great tool to open lines of communication.  The end result is that we both learned some things about each other and discovered areas where we will work on to avoid any problems in the future.  - Patricia

Sydni and Zach
Minnesota / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 06, 2021

Sydni and Zach

This was a really great marriage preparation course! We loved that it was self-paced and gave us more time to enjoy the sessions. We have both learned so much about each other throughout these sessions. Rev. Frank is also amazing and always willing to answer any questions you might have in a timely manner. Thank you for such a great experience!! – Sydni and Zach

Adam and Jaedyn
Minnesota / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 06, 2021

Adam and Jaedyn

Dear Rev. Frank, my fiancé and I just completed the online marriage prep course, and I would like to say a few words about my experience. I was a little hesitant with how this process would go and skeptical about its seriousness. However, as her and I moved through each conversation, we found them to be very enlightening and sparked strong conversations. We thoroughly enjoyed talking about these topics and discussing our opinions and statements and we truly feel like we are closer because of this process. I would highly recommend this to other couples who are getting married in the future and to have these conversations with each other. This course has been great for us because of its flexibility (schedules not aligning and COVID) and its attention to detail. On behalf of myself and my fiancé, I would like to say thank you and God Bless! - Adam

Dear Rev. Frank, thank you for providing us with this marriage prep online course. It has actually brought a lot of joy and resolution to Adam and I's relationship. It was exciting to fill out each worksheet on our own and then come together and listen to each other's unique responses. Fortunately, most of the topics provided in the worksheets are areas Adam and I have thoroughly discussed before we even got engaged. But bringing them back up and reiterating all the things that made us fall in love with each other has been such a blessing. I will definitely be recommending this to those around me. I already ran into Deacon John and let him know that we have loved this course and that he should recommend it to future engaged couples. I also have shared it with a couple of my good girl friends who could potentially be engaged in the near future. Thank you again for sharing this with us. This course and the multiple discussions has brought Adam and I even closer and has made us that much more excited and honored to be receiving the sacrament of marriage together in the Catholic Church. - Jaedyn

Weston and Haley
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Apr 03, 2021

Weston and Haley

Hey Dr. Rev. Frank just wanted to say the course was awesome I enjoyed having deep conversations with my future wife. The steps and most the conversations were easy for us I feel. Largely because we already do the things in this course on a daily basis but it made me more at ease knowing that we are well on our way to great things. I would recommend this course to any newly engaged couple. Matter of fact I wish it was a requirement these days. I will continue to do the steps or look back on the conversations if we for some reason ever lose track of things. Thanks again.  - Weston

I had a really great experience with this course. It really taught me how to not be so selfish in a relationship not only with Weston but with any of my relationships. I most enjoyed the conflict resolution section because I had an issue with trying to resolve anything. I think this course contributed a bunch to our preparation for marriage because we both had issues with conflict resolution and it taught us how to have a successful conversation. - Haley

Carmelle and Tristan
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Mar 12, 2021

Carmelle and Tristan

What a remarkable journey!  This has been a wonderful experience! We are both getting married for the first time and knew that we needed help in this journey.  This has been one of the most rewarding experiences and is highly recommended.  This course covers everything – it’s quite in-depth.  We liked the self-paced nature of the course and being able to come back and have deep discussions.  I will no doubt recommend this course to any and everyone that asks for premarital counseling.  And we look forward to the follow-up conversations weekly and annually.  Thank you Rev. Dr. Nelson! – Tristan and Carmelle

Wendy and Danny
Washington / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Feb 27, 2021

Wendy and Danny

We both enjoyed the course work.  I really feel like it brought us closer because we really had to think about our responses and parse our feelings. I feel like I understand him even more and I especially appreciate the difficult parts that otherwise may have been very stressful.  We sat close and were able to discuss uncomfortable subjects like budgeting and conflicts. I feel more confident going into this week, our wedding week! Thank you for offering this course. Couldn't have been done any other way, with work schedules, children, COVID restrictions, etc. I felt like you were there for us and we could do this in our own home, comfortable, and at our own pace and times that worked for us. Thank you! Sincerely, Wendy and Danny

Bill and Devon
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Feb 16, 2021

Bill and Devon

Devon and I were excited to do pre-marital counseling from the get-go. We recognize how helpful it is to be on the same page when it comes to our newly joint lives. I also was a little apprehensive – we’ve moved in together and have had a lot of hard, important talks and wondered what else we needed to go through. Clearly I was wrong, there was still a lot for us to talk about; a lot more we could learn about each other. We learned about the ways we think and more importantly the ways we think differently. We’ve learned about big things like our mutual disinterest in having children, as well as how seemingly small things were also important – like what chores we do or do not like to do. Ultimately, though; I think most importantly, we continued to learn how to be vulnerable with each other and how to respectfully have important, heavy conversations. Even the conversations we felt were easier were still nice. Just being together for a specific time where we could talk was wonderful. I looked forward to hearing Devon’s responses to the questions as well as her comments on my responses. This was a wholly appreciated experience and I was happy to have gone through it. - Bill

When Bill and I got engaged, I automatically knew that it was important for us to do some form of pre-marital counseling, because as someone who has lived with depression for most of my life, I knew I would need to do the emotional work to prepare myself and Bill for our marriage. I expected to tackle some difficult issues and learn more about how to resolve conflicts, but what I didn’t expect was to fall even more in love with Bill by going through this process over the past couple of months. It has been so important for us to have these conversations, especially as we’ve been struggling to plan our wedding during the pandemic, and I feel like we are about to start our marriage off in the best way because of the work we’ve put in. I will recommend this program to all of my friends, and I look forward to continuing to use the resources we’ve been given for years to come! Thank you for offering such a great program!! - Devon

Maria and Ryan

Maria and Ryan

Reverend Frank, I am so happy that we were able to go through your course. It has reminded us that this is a really big commitment and the love we have for each other has grown. We have been through many trials throughout our relationship and this has been a great way to reflect on those things and to realize what has gotten us through so far. I also enjoyed going over a lot of the things we had covered early in our relationship. Talking about our families and how those things have made us able to love in a relationship. I would recommend this course to all newly engaged couples as well because it has great tools to remind us how to keep an open mind heart and communicate. Thank you again for your advice and great course! - Maria and Ryan

Tiane and Joe
California / Roman Catholic Course / Feb 10, 2021

Tiane and Joe

I thoroughly enjoyed the Catholic Marriage Prep eCourse. I feel like all couples, not just those seeking to have their wedding ceremonies done in a church, should discuss each of these topics prior to marriage. It is so important to be on the same page and air out any concerns or misunderstandings; and these prompts address so many factors in a marriage. Sharing our answers definitely confirmed mine and Joe's readiness to commit to each other. I have passed on your website to many of my friends and coworkers. Thank you for making this process so easy. - Tiane

I was actually nervous about starting the marriage prep course because it sounded like "homework" at first. But the questions were easy to answer and made the conversations flow. Before We Say ‘I Do’, doing my part, and on our wedding day were some of my favorite topics. - Joe

Yodi and Roberto
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 31, 2021

Yodi and Roberto

I am very much pleased with the experience we had. We learned very much from Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson in his videos and most importantly are so grateful for the guidance provided every step of the way. As you mention during the course, the guided conversations are tasks that become an enjoyable activity and allow the communication to flow organically. I am particularly thankful we completed the course because we most definitely learned things we did not know about each other.  - Yodi

Thank you for making these guided conversations pleasant and open-ended. It allowed our conversations to venture out into other great stories that brought us even closer to each other. In addition, we are thankful for allowing the virtual capability, especially during these troubled times. - Roberto

Haley and Mike

Haley and Mike

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank, we hadn't really ever sat down together, totally unplugged, to have conversations like we did with this counseling course. It was very refreshing to discuss things that don't normally come up in regular conversations. It was also very nice to set that time aside to have those guided conversations and work through different things as a couple. It was very helpful to hear each other's opinions and perspectives on various topics. It showed us the importance of setting time aside, just for us, to talk about things and be together, without friends, family, the TV, social media etc. It was extremely beneficial to get some of these topics and conversations out in the open to bring us together even more as we prepare for marriage. I would highly recommend to any couple who is thinking about or planning for marriage to consider going through these guided conversations. It was very eye opening and helpful to go through as a couple. We are very happy that our Pastor recommended this course to us. Thank you again! – Haley

In these days when the phone is rarely put down, or the T.V. is ever turned off our pre wedding counseling sessions were a breath of fresh air. I think we both would look forward to our sessions. The conversations we had seemed to really flow and they were conversations that we definitely needed to have. Even after all these years I feel Haley and I know a little more about each other and that is a wonderful thing. Thank you, Rev. Dr.Frank - Mike

Tracie and Terry
West Virginia / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 23, 2021

Tracie and Terry

Dear Rev. Frank, We have finished the marriage prep course for Catholics.  I found it very beneficial and enjoyed taking the time to have each of the conversations with my fiance.  Your course was perfect to do during the COVID pandemic to reduce contact with others. I thought you covered all of the topics necessary to initiate thoughtful conversations prior to marriage and I feel i have grown closer to my fiance during this process. Thank you. – Tracie

Dear Reverend Frank, first off I want to thank you for the outstanding prep course. We have completed the Marriage prep course for Catholics. I found your prep course great to bring my fiancé and myself closer. We both agreed that we enjoyed the talks together on all the subjects for the prep course. Your course was full of great topics to bring up before anyone should get married. Your class also brings togetherness through conversations that you have with your significant other. I have grown closer to my fiancé through your outstanding course. Thank you. – Terry

Lucy and Zach
Alabama / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 23, 2021

Lucy and Zach

The marriage prep course was a great way for my fiance and I to sit down and connect amidst the chaos and busyness of wedding planning. It opened my eyes to how much I love and appreciate Zach, and what I can do to be a good wife for him. It included many thought-provoking questions which we may not have discussed had it not been for this course. Thank you for preparing such a thorough course to get us ready for our future! We now feel more prepared to embark on a lifetime together, and are looking forward to more deep discussions like these. – Lucy

This course enabled me to deeply think about how much Lucy means to me.  Of course, I already knew how much I loved her and had some ideas surrounding how our future would play out, but the coursework allowed me to reflect on the two of us as a couple and how we can grow together to create the perfect life together. While reviewing our answers, we were able to connect on an emotional level which opened each other up to share opinions and feelings. This course helped me focus and dial in on what Lucy means to me and the actions needed from me to be the best husband possible for her. The open dialogue while discussing our answers was very refreshing and absolutely key to maintaining a happy, healthy relationship with my future wife. I am very excited to create a future with Lucy, provide for her, and start a family together! – Zach

Preatam and Anjana
North Carolina / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 23, 2021

Preatam and Anjana

Dear Rev. Frank, I and Anjana (my fiance) completed the course today. We had fun having these conversations and we both got to know each other very well due to a few sections especially like parents, children and Rules for Resolving conflicts which we never discussed during our relationship. Overall it was very helpful and I think every couple should go through this beautiful course in order to know about each other very well and to lead a happy and healthy life together. - Preatam and Anjana

Anna and Quin
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 22, 2021

Anna and Quin – Basic Non-Religious Course

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful marriage prep course!  The course was easy to navigate and with it being online, very easy to work in with our schedules.  The content was great and thought provoking.  We had great conversations and the course really solidified why we were getting married in the first place. Thank you!  – Anna and Quin

Andrew and Lexi

Andrew and Lexi

I felt these questions helped us to address some important topics. I wasn’t super excited to do counseling because I felt so stressed about grad school and didn’t think we had time. However, I’m really glad we chose to do it. I see now why counseling before marriage is important. We were able to really talk through some things that I thought we already knew about each other. I realized that no matter how compatible you are with someone, you will still have disagreements and differences. I enjoyed our quality time together during this process.  - Andrew

I really enjoyed doing this counseling! I was extremely worried that we wouldn’t be able to get quality counseling during this pandemic, and counseling was super important to me. I knew the value that it would provide us before our big day. Reverend Frank’s content was so good and gave us great conversations. I feel so confident in where we are in our relationship. I was already over the moon about marrying Andrew, but now I’m even more confident that we can face any challenge ahead. I loved how this program allowed us the freedom to go at our own pace and work on it when we had the time. We are extremely busy people and this was the perfect match for us. Thanks so much for everything! - Lexi

Whitney and Neven
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 20, 2021

Whitney and Neven

Dear Rev. Frank, thank you for providing this course for us and other couples. We felt strong going in, but this really allowed us to give our thoughts space and to articulate really important parts of our relationship. It was great how accessible the conversations were and we were able to do them on our own schedule. I’m excited to take what we’ve learned from the course and start our wedded life together. Thank you. – Whitney

Dear Rev. Frank, I want to thank you for this wonderful and structured course. I had a high confidence in our relationship, so I didn’t think the course was necessary. Additionally, my lack of faith upbringing made me nervous for the course. After completing the talks I realized that no matter how prepared I thought I was, being able to express and hear our relationship’s details and concerns made me realize how much growing can be done. This course has also provided us with a wonderful strategy for facilitating that growth. The balance and flexibility of faith and spirit was perfect for my background. I don’t regret spending this time at all. I really look forward to employing and applying what we learned. Thank you. – Neven

 

Marie and Sean
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 19, 2021

Marie and Sean

We had already discussed a few of these things such as religion, children, and finances, but I found the course helpful in going into more depth on those subjects and discussing things. I also really appreciated the issue resolution section to break down how to resolve conflict. The course helped us realize new ways to resolve conflict as well as potential situations that can arise over the course of our marriage. It helped us to articulate our feelings and have honest discussions. – Marie and Sean

Jennifer and Alexandria
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 18, 2021

Jennifer and Alexandria

We reached out to Dr. Frank Nelson, for our marriage only course and we are beyond grateful and excited for our next chapter of our lives. Taking this course with Dr. Frank has been nothing but such an amazing learning experience for the both of us and we can’t wait to sit down later on and see our growth from this course. We thank you so much Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson for the opportunity and the learning through this process. With love, Jennifer and Alexandria

Kayla and Charles
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 17, 2021

Kayla and Charles

I am so pleased with the experience and your working sessions for marriage preparation. We’ve been together quite a while now and time can start to go by without taking a moment to reflect. This was a great opportunity for us to look back on our time together and how that can prepare us for a future together and really allowed us to set focused time aside to solely work on strengthening our relationship. This is something I highly recommend for every couple, even if you are already married! We now even plan to keep doing sessions like these every few months. – Kayla

This course has prepared me for marriage by allowing reflection on many key items that are essential to a happy and healthy marriage. This course brought us closer together through conversation and communication. I feel like we are much more prepared for marriage and have better communication as a result of this course. – Charles

Kelly and Alex
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 16, 2021

Kelly and Alex

We were skeptical about taking a marriage course because we felt like we had very good communication and already had been together for quite a long time. However, we really enjoyed doing this course and learned new things about each other. It was a great way to prepare us for this next step in life together. Without it, we would not have taken the time to reflect on some of these big topics and ensure we are aligned on how we want to go through life together. Thank you for really helping to guide us! – Kelly

We really enjoyed the course. It made us discuss good conversations that all couples should have but do not think to make time for. These are things very important for a happy and healthy life together. We identified similarities and differences. It was a very nice experience to have together. Thank you! – Alex

Jen and Joe
Texas / Christian (Non-Denominational) / Jan 15, 2021

Jen and Joe

I am so happy Joseph and I decided to take this course before getting married. Although we have known each other and been in a relationship for over ten years now, we had very deep and meaningful conversations about very important topics. It was so nice to share with each other our personal thoughts and emotions regarding our wedding, future marriage and shared life. We are definitely more prepared to take on life together! I feel we will be looking back at our answers to many of these topics in the future. The course itself was easy to follow and understand, and during these times, the convenience of it being online was necessary for us. I would definitely recommend this course to engaged couples, but I even feel it would be beneficial for already married couples! Thank you so much for this course! - Jen

I thought the questions in this course were a great way to communicate with my future wife about topics we wouldn’t typically talk about on a regular basis, especially for how long we have already been together. Even though we know each other very well, it was nice to learn new things about my future wife, and how we each view certain topics. I think that this course helped us grow closer together as a couple, and will help us succeed in our marriage. It was convenient that we could go at our own pace, and I loved being able to set up “dates” to tackle a few topics at a time. I feel so excited and ready to marry Jennifer, and I think being able to discuss all these important topics beforehand definitely contributes to that feeling. I would recommend this course to other couples. - Joe

Luis and Susan
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 15, 2021

Luis and Susan

Thanks to these online marriage preparation courses my fiancé and I were able to have some much needed conversations about important topics for our future. These online courses made it easy to focus on one subject at a time. Subjects like our love life, planning for children and finances. I personally found all of these courses were highly educational and it opened my eyes to new ideas on how to resolve issues when they arise. I strongly believe that if it wasn’t for these courses my fiancé and I would not have had many of these conversations. Due to these courses though, I believe that we as a couple are much more prepared for our future as husband and wife and have learned to communicate better. Both my fiancé and I would strongly recommend for any couple to take these courses. Even if the couple is not ready for marriage they would gain from these online courses. For example, I have known my fiancé for close to ten years now but through these courses I now feel like I know her and understand her at a whole new deeper level. - Luis

These marriage courses were instrumental to prepare my fiance and I to move to the next chapter in our life. It helped us to carve out time in our busy lives, spend time together to discuss many extremely important topics that we truly needed to talk about to ensure that we were either both on the same page or somehow willing to compromise on our differences. It also helped me to be honest with myself and express what I needed from my soon to be husband and be vulnerable in front of him with some sensitive subjects. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this class and it brought us closer together and ready to enter marriage on the same page with love, understanding and faith. - Susan

Mirna and Isaias
Canada/Florida / Christian (Non-Denominational) Course / Jan 13, 2021

Mirna and Isaias

I really enjoyed the conversations and the course altogether. It was easy in the sense that it was user-friendly but it did challenge me and my thoughts. I really liked the type of questions we were asked. Having to provide additional information for an answer like a reason was a lot of fun. I remember Isaias saying, “who cares if it takes us 6 hours, 9 hours, 14 hours, as long as we’re having a good time!” I was so impressed with his willingness to do the course that right from the beginning it reminded me why I want us to be partners for life. Overall, it was very educational, and definitely a great learning tool. I am looking forward to having more conversations of this type with my future husband!! – Mirna

At first, to be completely honest, I didn’t understand how this would be beneficial and how it would make our marriage successful. But because I want to take all the right chances and because I saw how excited Mirna was about this I didn’t complain and answered the questions as truthfully as possible.  I found the course to be insightful and easy to follow. Mirna and I have decided to still complete the rest of the course during our 14-day mandatory quarantine in Canada, we will have plenty of time to finish and revisit conversations! – Isaias

Tram and Tuan

Tram and Tuan

I’m really thankful for this course. Before we start the conversations, we thought marriage preparation course just a course that we need to sit and read the materials and memorize main points we need to know when we’re getting married. But we’re totally wrong. Those conversations change our thought about marriage. Marriage is more than just marry our love one, but there are a lot of responsible, and issues we need to face together. As we go through the topics, we realize that because we are being together for a long period, we tend to get use to each other’s presence, we forgot to remind our past moments together, and do something romantic to refresh our feelings and mind. Although, we communicate everyday, but we feel like there is a small step to the closest way that we wanted. But then after this course, our communication is improving in more positive ways. We able to share our thoughts, and plan that have tell the other yet, and giving each other promises. Thank you so much for helping us to prepare for our marriage and provide us the opportunity to learn more about each other. We’re highly satisfied about this course. - Tram and Tuan

Thi and Phuc
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 12, 2021

Thi and Phuc

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, I am writing on behalf of us, who have recently taken your marriage preparation course. Your course is a combination of a lot of valuable lessons from our physical/sexual bond, the skills to handle conflicts in the family, most of all, your lessons teach us to always sit together and talk about our thoughts. Those conversations really help us understand each other more, hence, strengthen our love and relationship not only for each other but also for God. Your course is very thorough and easy to understand. The videos you offer are very clear and easy to follow. The knowledge you share, from a very experienced person in marriage, once again reminds us how important marriage is. Thank you so much for offering this course to us and we wish you good health and blessing from God. – Thi and Phuc

Maria and Alex
Texas / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 12, 2021

Maria and Alex

I enjoyed the course. It gave me a sense of what we needed to work on before we take the dive and become married. It allowed us to talk and think about things that needed to be worked on before we commit ourselves to each other. -Maria

We completed the marriage e-course. I feel it was very helpful, I enjoy how deep the questions were and how thought provoking the whole process is. It gave me a greater sense of how important a marriage truly is for both persons involved. – Alex

Kaytlyn and Jacobus
North Dakota / Christian (Non-Denominational) Course / Jan 12, 2021

Kaytlyn and Jacobus

Thank you for providing this course. It was a great experience for us and we enjoyed the opportunity to discuss things and express feelings that we hadn't known were important. This experience was extremely helpful. My fiancé and I found the online preparation course to be the perfect fit for our schedules. The guided course was easy to follow and understand. The topics that were presented sparked great conversation between us and allowed us the opportunity to discuss things we hadn’t even thought of yet. Rev. Frank was very prompt in responding to any questions we had. We would highly recommend this course for couples. – Kaytlyn and Jacobus

Sandra and Jesus
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jan 11, 2021

Sandra and Jesus

This course has been very beneficial to me because it brought up subjects that I knew needed to be discussed. The questions provoked a great conversation for me to have with Jesus. There were lots of tears from me but in a good way. I hope that we will continue to have these kinds of talks in the future. – Sandra

Let me first thank you because I feel this has helped significantly. I learned new things about [Sandra] that I now know will further help grow our relationship. We talk often and well enough that I’m happy to say we have a very solid foundation. I feel this course is one more tool to add to our strong and still growing relationship. I worry you’ll think our responses are generic and not thought out. I would hope you understand the depth in which these responses were made. I can honestly say each answer was made with careful thought and consideration. – Jesus

2/1/21          Basic        (Florida)

I am very much pleased with the experience we had. We learned very much from Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson in his videos and most importantly are so grateful for the guidance provided every step of the way. As you mention during the course, the guided conversations are tasks that become an enjoyable activity and allow the communication to flow organically. I am particularly thankful we completed the course because we most definitely learned things we did not know about each other.  – Yodi

Thank you for making these guided conversations pleasant and open-ended. It allowed our conversations to venture out into other great stories that brought us even closer to each other. In addition, we are thankful for allowing the virtual capability, especially during these troubled times. – Roberto

1/31/21        Christian                (Florida)

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank, we hadn’t really ever sat down together, totally unplugged, to have conversations like we did with this counseling course. It was very refreshing to discuss things that don’t normally come up in regular conversations. It was also very nice to set that time aside to have those guided conversations and work through different things as a couple. It was very helpful to hear each other’s opinions and perspectives on various topics. It showed us the importance of setting time aside, just for us, to talk about things and be together, without friends, family, the TV, social media etc. It was extremely beneficial to get some of these topics and conversations out in the open to bring us together even more as we prepare for marriage. I would highly recommend to any couple who is thinking about or planning for marriage to consider going through these guided conversations. It was very eye opening and helpful to go through as a couple. We are very happy that our Pastor recommended this course to us. Thank you again! – Haley

In these days when the phone is rarely put down, or the T.V. is ever turned off our pre wedding counseling sessions were a breath of fresh air. I think we both would look forward to our sessions. The conversations we had seemed to really flow and they were conversations that we definitely needed to have. Even after all these years I feel Haley and I know a little more about each other and that is a wonderful thing. Thank you, Rev. Dr.Frank – Mike

1/18/21        Catholic                  (Florida)

I am very grateful and happy because we decided to take this course. This has been a wonderful experience for me because I was able to take out some hidden feelings, I was able to realize what I actually want and think more about the future. To be honest this has been like a couple therapy for the two of us. While completing the activities I had so many feeling and emotions that I can’t even describe, I cried, I laughed, but mostly I was able to live the experience of getting to know each other all over again-and it was amazing-I was able to realize one more time what a good decision I am making taking this next step which would be marrying the love of my life. I feel thankful for this course because it is really good for couples that want to start a life together. – Rosi

Cuando conocí a Rosmery sabía que había una conexión especial entre nosotros. Siempre me gustó su forma de mirar y como siempre sonreía pasara lo que pasara. Este curso prematrimonial me ha reafirmado que ella es la mujer con la que deseo estar siempre y por la que le pido a Dios siempre que nos acompañe en nuestra relación. En ella tengo una amiga, una compañera, una madre para mi hijo, una confidente, y todo lo que necesito para ser feliz. Este curso nos permite desahogarnos de cosas que hemos guardado en el pasado por dentro y nos ayudó a darnos cuenta de que sin importar que haya sucedido o que salga mal en nuestra relación  siempre hemos estado y vamos a estar ahí el uno para el otro. Estoy muy satisfecho con este curso prematrimonial porque es muy importante antes de empezar una vida juntos. – Juan

English Translation:  When I met Rosmery I knew there was a special connection between us. I always liked the way she looked and how she always smiled whatever happened. This premarital course has reaffirmed to me that she is the woman I want to always be with and for whom I always ask God to accompany us in our relationship. In it I have a friend, a companion, a mother for my son, a confidante, and everything I need to be happy. This course allows us to unburden ourselves of things that we have kept in the past inside and helped us to realize that no matter what happened or what goes wrong in our relationship we have always been and will be there for each other. I am very satisfied with this premarital course because it is very important before starting a life together. – Juan

1/8/21                     Christian             (Florida)

I really enjoyed the course. It got me thinking about things that I did not think about before. I loved doing the Christian course because my faith was involved with every conversation. It made me truly excited to get married, and hearing my fiance’s responses was heartwarming. I would recommend this course to anyone! I will definitely look back on my answers in the future and see how my marriage has grown. – Moriah

This course was awesome and got me excited for marriage. I love that it incorporated faith and God. The conversations were great to have, some of which we never had before. I now know more of what to expect in marriage. I would recommend this course to anyone who is getting married- it will help you see the person in a new light! – Gonel

12/30/20                    Basic                 (Texas)

I am so pleased with the experience and your working sessions for marriage preparation. We’ve been together quite a while now and time can start to go by without taking a moment to reflect. This was a great opportunity for us to look back on our time together and how that can prepare us for a future together and really allowed us to set focused time aside to solely work on strengthening our relationship. This is something I highly recommend for every couple, even if you are already married! We now even plan to keep doing sessions like these every few months. – Kayla

This course has prepared me for marriage by allowing reflection on many key items that are essential to a happy and healthy marriage. This course brought us closer together through conversation and communication. I feel like we are much more prepared for marriage and have better communication as a result of this course. – Charles

12/28/20           Basic                 (Texas)

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank, thank you for helping us with this before marriage. We have been together for several years and we are finally deciding to get married as this is the right thing to do. We learned so much from this and will help us have better conversations to come up with resolutions to any issues that may come ahead in the future. We would definitely recommend this to any friends and family members if they ever decide to get married as well. Thank you very much for your help and we look forward to continuing to use your work to have a successful marriage. – Leslie and Daniel

12/26/20            Christian                      (Miami)

I found these exercises to be extremely helpful because we were able to discuss certain matters about our upcoming marriage and things that we are still working on in our relationship. Not only was it helpful for me but it was also helpful to know how I feel about my in-laws and how we expect our future to be as a family. This was also helpful in planning in our future finances and also overcome current issues that we have not discussed. I liked that I was able to visualize ourselves having children and being able to buy our very first home. Finally, I really enjoyed that we were able to discuss our religion views, this was an important topic that we have not discussed. – Paul

Dear Rev. Frank, I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your work. It was very hard for my fiance to do these types of activities, but wow we both loved the activities and we enjoyed talking to each other about these topics. I really went in depth in some topics with him and it helped us build better communication. I found this experience to be extremely helpful because it made me reflect on a lot of things and I was able to have a clear communication. I enjoyed that we were spending time together for many hours doing these activities, since we are getting married like in three days. We worked extremely hard on our discussion, we talked about our issues, family, growth, religion and importantly we even talked about children. We laughed a lot during the activities because we did not realize how much we have grown in our relationship. I especially was surprised on how my fiancé was behaving right after this program, he was like all over me and telling me how much he loves me. I found this program extremely important because it reminds you why you love your partner and to see if you both are in the same direction. – Marie

12/22/20                Christian                              (Arizona)

I felt these questions helped us to address some important topics. I wasn’t super excited to do counseling because I felt so stressed about grad school and didn’t think we had time. However, I’m really glad we chose to do it. I see now why counseling before marriage is important. We were able to really talk through some things that I thought we already knew about each other. I realized that no matter how compatible you are with someone, you will still have disagreements and differences. I enjoyed our quality time together during this process.  – Andrew

I really enjoyed doing this counseling! I was extremely worried that we wouldn’t be able to get quality counseling during this pandemic, and counseling was super important to me. I knew the value that it would provide us before our big day. Reverend Frank’s content was so good and gave us great conversations. I feel so confident in where we are in our relationship. I was already over the moon about marrying Andrew, but now I’m even more confident that we can face any challenge ahead. I loved how this program allowed us the freedom to go at our own pace and work on it when we had the time. We are extremely busy people and this was the perfect match for us. Thanks so much for everything! – Lexi

12/16/20                         Basic                 (Texas)

The Online Marriage Preparation by Rev. Dr. Nelson was a good exercise in preparing us for marriage by presenting us with issues important in our relationship moving into marriage.  We both enjoyed the conversations and learned a lot from the experience.  Going through the course excited us for heading into the next chapter of our lives.  I enjoyed going over the Doing My Part section as it really opened up good conversation about how throughout our life we can work together to accomplish tasks we both do not like together to make it a more enjoyable experience rather than being alone.  I would highly recommend other couples to take this course as it will strengthen and improve their relationship before and after marriage. Thank you so much for the helpful sessions! – Andrew

I enjoyed this course as it gave us the opportunity to sit down and talk through some of the tougher conversations. It helped us make sure that we are on the same page with some of the bigger topics about marriage. I like that it taught us how to work through an issue together, and lead us to think through some of the problems we might face in the future as a married couple, and how we should resolve them. I like that we had to answer the questions separately and got to sit down and go through our answers together and had some meaningful and fruitful conversations. – Ying

11/24/20             Christian             (Texas)

Dear Rev. Dr. Nelson, my fiancé and I just completed your pre-marital course, and we loved it! Every free Saturday morning we had, we would cook breakfast together and sit down to do our session for the week. The conversations were always great and something we looked forward to. The guiding steps and questions helped us have those difficult discussions that we didn’t always know how to start ourselves. Not only do we feel closer, but we feel more prepared for marriage and couldn’t be more excited. I loved that we could do this counseling at our own pace. We recommend this process to any engaged couple, especially the busy ones! They will learn more about each other and marriage and have awesome quality time while doing it. We thoroughly enjoyed this course. Thank you for all your help. – Morgan

Hello! It’s very nice to communicate directly. The program Morgan and I completed was, I feel, just the thing we needed to help kick off a long life full of healthy discussion and understanding. I’d recommend this program to anyone, from younger people who may not have all they need to effectively communicate, and to older people who may need a boost in their marriage problem solving skills. The wisdom shown in this program was truly fantastic. Thank you Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson! – Jacob

11/21/20               Catholic            (Florida)

This course was beneficial to us because we got to sit down and say some things that needed to be said and discuss some things that we needed to discuss. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with Olivia even more now. This class brought us closer together. We were able to talk and really discuss our future and how we will raise our children and how we want to manage money. This let us express how we really feel about certain things which leads us to creating a stronger faith. This course will allow us to grow over the future. – Andrew

I’m really glad we took this course because it set the stage for us to have really important conversations. A lot of these conversations are topics we had already discussed but not in as much depth. I really enjoyed that we took the time to answer the questions alone and then we came together to discuss our answers which sparked further conversation. I would recommend this course to all engaged couples. – Olivia

11/19/20             Christian               (Florida)

Hello Dr. Rev. Frank Nelson, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this course and the time I got to spend with my future husband learning about each other. We got to delve into topics we’ve scratched the surface on before and some we’ve never spoken about because they are difficult topics. I would say it was a really enlightening time to reflect on my past and future and see just how compatible me and my partner are. I was very happy to struggle on finding a conflict to work on. I wanted to sincerely express my gratitude to you and this course you’ve clearly put a lot of work into. I would say we did the online course out of convenience and with COVID in mind, but we gained so much more. What I would say to engaged couples is to really take their time and have fluid conversations with one another outside of the course. It’s like a fire-starter to learning about ourselves and our partners. Thank you! – Zarina and Donilo

11/9/20          Basic            (Florida)

We thoroughly enjoyed these conversations and definitely want to finish the rest of the conversations in time even though we reached the hour requirement. This was a very helpful tool that helped us learn even more about each other before saying ‘I do’ and ultimately helped our love for each other to grow. It’s a really good way to get each other to open up and talk things through in detail. Thank You! Let me know if you need anything else to send the statement of completion. – Ella and Cole

11/7/20            Basic                  (Texas)

We were skeptical about taking a marriage course because we felt like we had very good communication and already had been together for quite a long time. However, we really enjoyed doing this course and learned new things about each other. It was a great way to prepare us for this next step in life together. Without it, we would not have taken the time to reflect on some of these big topics and ensure we are aligned on how we want to go through life together. Thank you for really helping to guide us! – Kelly

We really enjoyed the course. It made us discuss good conversations that all couples should have but do not think to make time for. These are things very important for a happy and healthy life together. We identified similarities and differences. It was a very nice experience to have together. Thank you! – Alex

11/1/20                   Basic                      (Florida)

These conversations became an opportunity to express some of our feelings and thoughts that we might express in our day to day, but not speak about. I think its was a good to sit down and have this dedicated time where we talked about our emotions for each other, our goals and thoughts.  First conversation really made us feel emotional just confirming what this whole journey  and relationship has been about  for us and how much more significant it will become once we are married.  This first conversation set a very important tone and the ones that followed we shared many laughs, goals, opinions and memories that led to entertaining conversations. These felt like a small reminder of what we already know and want and can’t wait to have. – Stefano

I’ve really enjoyed these conversations, I think we could share our deep feelings and it was healthy and comforting listen from each other how  we see our life and future together. I’m very happy that we did this premarital course, we have passed through different emotions, and we had a moment just to open our hearts and say one more time how important we’re to each other. it’s a good memory that I will keep and that we can look back and say once again that we spent it together. – Stephanie

10/24/20                   Basic                (Minnesota)

Dear Rev. Frank, I want to thank you for this wonderful and structured course. I had a high confidence in our relationship, so I didn’t think the course was necessary. Additionally, my lack of faith upbringing made me nervous for the course. After completing the talks I realized that no matter how prepared I thought I was, being able to express and hear our relationship’s details and concerns made me realize how much growing can be done. This course has also provided us with a wonderful strategy for facilitating that growth. The balance and flexibility of faith and spirit was perfect for my background. I don’t regret spending this time at all. I really look forward to employing and applying what we learned. Thank you. – Neven

Dear Rev. Frank, thank you for providing this course for us and other couples. We felt strong going in, but this really allowed us to give our thoughts space and to articulate really important parts of our relationship. It was great how accessible the conversations were and we were able to do them on our own schedule. I’m excited to take what we’ve learned from the course and start our wedded life together. Thank you. – Whitney

10/23/20             Basic                     (Texas)

This was such an awesome experience. Though we have both engaged in premarital counseling, we wanted to be able to deepen our relationship. I really enjoyed listening to Lou speak of his love for me, my child and my family. This course has solidified our decision to marry. With our work schedules, healthcare and freight, and COVID, we wanted to utilize the option to eliminate the 72-hour waiting period. Reverend Frank was so kind and timely. I absolutely recommend taking this course. Thank you for everything! – Danielle

This marriage course was awesome. As I am sure my soon-to-be wife can tell you, I am not great at expressing my feelings. It is not because I do not want to, I am just not good at it. This course helped me share things that showed my partner that I love her. In turn, her answers also filled my soul. I would recommend this to EVERY person I know. Thank you for helping me marry the person I was meant to spend forever with. – Luis

10/22/20          Christian                  (Texas)

We thoroughly enjoyed this pre-marital course. The conversations were addictive and we immediately wanted to do them all and had a great time as we learned more about each other and clarified what we want together. The steps were really easy to follow and the conversation flowed easily with the guidance of the conversation starters. We think other couples will love learning and sharing. It created so much depth to our understanding of each other and the course covered EVERY important topic. We feel like we know each other better and are so excited to start this journey. Thank you for your guidance and we whole heartedly recommend this course. – Summer and Nicholas

10/20/20            Basic                   (Texas)

We reached out to Dr. Frank Nelson, for our marriage only course and we are beyond grateful and excited for our next chapter of our lives. Taking this course with Dr. Frank has been nothing but such an amazing learning experience for the both of us and we can’t wait to sit down later on and see our growth from this course. We thank you so much Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson for the opportunity and the learning through this process. With love, Jennifer and Alexandria

10/18/20          Basic            (Texas/Israel)

Thank you for providing an online course before people are making the decision to get married. I see why a lot of people do it. It brings up a lot of topics and questions that we would not normally talk about. I enjoyed talking about children and qualities I like about Guy. This course proved to me that I am really ready and excited to marry Guy. I feel so confident that I am marrying the right person for me. I feel that we truly balance each other out. As we say to each other he is one of the main puzzle pieces in my life (puzzle) and he just fits right in perfectly. I am so excited to marry the man of my dreams. If you are ever in Israel feel free to let me know. – Sophia

 

Thank you for this online course. I like the questions and it helped us have open conversations. It also made us go deep into certain topics. My expectations of the future got stronger because we talked through the conversations. I promise to do my best to make sure that I will live along the value and responses we have wrote down. In the future we can both look back at these documents and see how far we’ve grown and if we stayed along the lines of our hopes and dreams. Thanks so much. – Guy

10/16/20           Catholic                          (California)

Thanks to these online marriage preparation courses my fiancé and I were able to have some much needed conversations about important topics for our future. These online courses made it easy to focus on one subject at a time. Subjects like our love life, planning for children and finances. I personally found all of these courses were highly educational and it opened my eyes to new ideas on how to resolve issues when they arise. I strongly believe that if it wasn’t for these courses my fiancé and I would not have had many of these conversations. Due to these courses though, I believe that we as a couple are much more prepared for our future as husband and wife and have learned to communicate better. Both my fiancé and I would strongly recommend for any couple to take these courses. Even if the couple is not ready for marriage they would gain from these online courses. For example, I have known my fiancé for close to ten years now but through these courses I now feel like I know her and understand her at a whole new deeper level. – Luis

These marriage courses were instrumental to prepare my fiance and I to move to the next chapter in our life. It helped us to carve out time in our busy lives, spend time together to discuss many extremely important topics that we truly needed to talk about to ensure that we were either both on the same page or somehow willing to compromise on our differences. It also helped me to be honest with myself and express what I needed from my soon to be husband and be vulnerable in front of him with some sensitive subjects. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this class and it brought us closer together and ready to enter marriage on the same page with love, understanding and faith. – Susan

10/5/20                        Christian                    (Texas)

I am so happy Joseph and I decided to take this course before getting married. Although we have known each other and been in a relationship for over ten years now, we had very deep and meaningful conversations about very important topics. It was so nice to share with each other our personal thoughts and emotions regarding our wedding, future marriage and shared life. We are definitely more prepared to take on life together! I feel we will be looking back at our answers to many of these topics in the future. The course itself was easy to follow and understand, and during these times, the convenience of it being online was necessary for us. I would definitely recommend this course to engaged couples, but I even feel it would be beneficial for already married couples! Thank you so much for this course! – Jen

I thought the questions in this course were a great way to communicate with my future wife about topics we wouldn’t typically talk about on a regular basis, especially for how long we have already been together. Even though we know each other very well, it was nice to learn new things about my future wife, and how we each view certain topics. I think that this course helped us grow closer together as a couple, and will help us succeed in our marriage. It was convenient that we could go at our own pace, and I loved being able to set up “dates” to tackle a few topics at a time. I feel so excited and ready to marry Jennifer, and I think being able to discuss all these important topics beforehand definitely contributes to that feeling. I would recommend this course to other couples. – Joe

10/01/20                      Catholic                 (New Jersey)

I was glad to be able to take this course with my soon to be wife. This course has helped to me to know Agne a bit more from what I have already learned. I learned her passion towards this relationship and how we both look forward to raising a family together. I am happy that I learned that we both have the same commitment for each other and that we both would do everything we can to keep a healthy and happy relationship until we die. This course helped me to learn myself a little more and what I can to bring forward to this marriage and how I want God to be a part of it to bless it and to watch over us. This course was a great step into strengthening our relationship and us both understanding the values that it means to be married as a couple. Between finances and faith I have come to find out we both have the same core beliefs and I see that helping us have a great lasting relationship. I learned that I have to trust my partner, that trust is very important and that she is worth trusting because of how much devotion she has towards me. I am glad that this course helped us both open our eyes in what it means to be married under the church. – Jurgis

I found the course very easy to log into and follow. I was thankful to find something online as I still have some fears about the virus. It was nice to get a response right off the bat from Rev. Frank. The videos were quite interesting and went along well with the planned conversations of the course. It came off as very personal and made us feel more welcome to the course. During the course we talked about all the suggested topics after typing our individual responses into word documents. There were so many different questions! Some of which brought up a few topics we actually haven’t discussed on our own before. It was interesting to learn about what we both had to say about these topics and all the rest. We definitely got to know each other even better! I personally feel like I am more prepared for our life together thanks to this course and all the conversations that it had us go through. I would definitely recommend this course to other couples. Actually, I have already recommended it to a neighbor who’s getting married next year because I was very happy with the experience. – Agne

10/01/20            Basic                  (Minnesota/Texas)

Nolan and I have been dating for 10 year and engaged for 1 year. We have had many of these conversations in a way in the past, but I would still say that we thoroughly enjoyed talking through all the guided questions. There were definitely some questions/topics that we have not said or even thought about in great detail before. I highly recommend your course to anyone getting married in the future. Honestly, I would maybe even recommend it to couples that are already married. I am feeling even more ready for marriage than before! Thank you! – Taylor

Taylor and I have been with each other since we were 15 years old. We have, in a way, grown up with each other, and grown together greatly as a couple. I work on cargo ships for months at a time and am home for months at a time, so our relationship is unique. We have gained a lot of strength and knowledge in our relationship from dealing with these challenges, however we decided to take this course even though we felt like we knew each other pretty well. I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations. At times it was refreshing to have such similar answers and confirm our similarities, and at times it was nice to talk through ideas that we have yet to think about. Thank you for the great experience. – Nolan

9/27/20               Catholic                (California)

When we spoke with our church to prepare us for our upcoming wedding day, we were directed to this online marriage preparation course. We both thoroughly enjoyed this marriage course. We learned so much about ourselves and about our relationship. It made us both feel so hopeful for our future together. The technical part of this course is great. The forms are easy to fill in, the website is user friendly, and the readings are easy to navigate. The course guided Alex and I to think about our relationship in a way that we haven’t yet had the opportunity to do. The course guided us into thinking about what marriage is truly about. – Shenny

The marriage prep course had good questions. I was very excited to do the prep course and as we were doing it, I learned more and more about our relationship. My only complaint is that we should have planned for more time to do the course. We have the documents saved and we will definitely revisit because these are important discussions to have. Overall, a good experience. – Alex

9/23/20                 Basic                        (Texas)

We had already discussed a few of these things such as religion, children, and finances, but I found the course helpful in going into more depth on those subjects and discussing things. I also really appreciated the issue resolution section to break down how to resolve conflict. The course helped us realize new ways to resolve conflict as well as potential situations that can arise over the course of our marriage. It helped us to articulate our feelings and have honest discussions. – Marie and Sean

9/22/20                   Christian                      (Texas)

I’m really thankful for this course. Before we start the conversations, we thought marriage preparation course just a course that we need to sit and read the materials and memorize main points we need to know when we’re getting married. But we’re totally wrong. Those conversations change our thought about marriage. Marriage is more than just marry our love one, but there are a lot of responsible, and issues we need to face together. As we go through the topics, we realize that because we are being together for a long period, we tend to get use to each other’s presence, we forgot to remind our past moments together, and do something romantic to refresh our feelings and mind. Although, we communicate everyday, but we feel like there is a small step to the closest way that we wanted. But then after this course, our communication is improving in more positive ways. We able to share our thoughts, and plan that have tell the other yet, and giving each other promises. Thank you so much for helping us to prepare for our marriage and provide us the opportunity to learn more about each other. We’re highly satisfied about this course. – Tram and Tuan

9/21/20                  Basic              (Texas)

The questions in every topic makes me want to think about again that what I can do better to improve our relationship, and realize our parents really did a hard job to raise us physically and mentally. I feel really thankful. Hope when we have children, we could raise them like what our parents do. – Ya-Ting

I think this course really helps. I can understand more about what she thoughts, and she can know mine. I also know what she thoughts about her parents. And understand more what can I improve in this relationship. I hope we can stay harmony and love each other in the future. – Yen-Ting

9/20/20                   Catholic                (Philippines/France/Singapore)

It was very insightful and at the same time helpful in breaking down important aspects of our lives. It created a wider avenue for us as a couple to discuss things more openly and we discovered new things about each other. To take for instance when we had the conversation about Our Parents, I found out about Thomas’ resentment and feeling of being neglected by his parents as a child. Although it did not diminish his love and respect for his parents, I have only heard about these things in detail when we had that conversation. It also helped us affirm our outlook and values in life. I discovered that we are in a way in sync with what we want our marriage to be like and how we see ourselves as parents for our future child/dren. It opened us to discussions that we have only touched the surface prior to taking the online course. It also helped me understand my future husband as an individual, as a co-parent, and as a life-long partner. Once again, we really appreciated this course and how well it was conceived. – Jessa

I was pleasantly surprised and sincerely enjoyed doing this Preparation Course. In all honesty, although I came with an open mind, I had this wrong impression that these courses might not be as modern and helpful. Going through the conversations with Jessa, it really gave us an opportunity to dedicate time to talk about topics that are both essential and not so easy to talk about. The course covers all key areas and the questions are very well designed and truly eases the discussions. It creates a positive and non-judgmental environment where I felt free to express myself and also listen to Jessa. I felt that our relationship grew stronger while doing this course with a (hopefully) lasting effect. – Thomas

9/20/20              Catholic                   (Calgary, Canada)

What started out as just a task to get out of the way before our wedding turned into something so helpful and unexpected. We learned so much, and heard things we never thought we’d hear about each other. We both became more patient and understanding of each other, with motivation to compromise. It prepared us for the long but beautiful road ahead, full of love and great communication! I have already recommended it to our couple friends! Thank you so much again Reverend! – Lynne & Vincent

9/18/20                Basic                     (Texas)

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful marriage prep course!  The course was easy to navigate and with it being online, very easy to work in with our schedules.  The content was great and thought provoking.  We had great conversations and the course really solidified why we were getting married in the first place. Thank you!  – Anna and Quin

9/17/20                  Basic                        (Texas)

I Sandra along with my fiance Jesus have finished the online course. We are obtaining our marriage license tomorrow and will be  wedding that evening ( We live in Texas). This course has been very beneficial to me because it brought up subjects that I knew needed to be discussed. The questions provoked a great conversation for me to have with Jesus. There were lots of tears from me but in a good way. I hope that we will continue to have these kinds of talks in the future. – Sandra

As for me Jesus let me first thank you because I feel this has helped significantly. I learned new things about her that I now know will further help grow our relationship. We talk often and well enough that I’m happy to say we have a very solid foundation. I feel this course is one more tool to add to our strong and still growing relationship. I worry you’ll think our responses are generic and not thought out. I would hope you understand the depth in which these responses were made. I can honestly say each answer was made with careful thought and consideration. – Jesus

9/17/20                 Catholic              (Alabama)

The marriage prep course was a great way for my fiance and I to sit down and connect amidst the chaos and busyness of wedding planning. It opened my eyes to how much I love and appreciate Zach, and what I can do to be a good wife for him. It included many thought-provoking questions which we may not have discussed had it not been for this course. Thank you for preparing such a thorough course to get us ready for our future! We now feel more prepared to embark on a lifetime together, and are looking forward to more deep discussions like these. – Lucy

This course enabled me to deeply think about how much Lucy means to me.  Of course, I already knew how much I loved her and had some ideas surrounding how our future would play out, but the coursework allowed me to reflect on the two of us as a couple and how we can grow together to create the perfect life together. While reviewing our answers, we were able to connect on an emotional level which opened each other up to share opinions and feelings. This course helped me focus and dial in on what Lucy means to me and the actions needed from me to be the best husband possible for her. The open dialogue while discussing our answers was very refreshing and absolutely key to maintaining a happy, healthy relationship with my future wife. I am very excited to create a future with Lucy, provide for her, and start a family together! – Zach

9/16/20                 Christian                     (California/Texas)

Claire and I really enjoyed the experience. It helped us open up and understand each other more deeply. We both were grateful that it had a Christian foundation and we know this is a cornerstone of our marriage. The topics covered were very relevant and I am confident we will continue to reference these resources throughout our marriage. This was a great addition to the pre-marital counseling we had already completed. It evoked great conversation drawing us closer together and encouraging needed dialogue. Thank you for the program! – Jonathan and Claire

9/15/20                      Catholic                 (Michigan)

I found this course very valuable for the many exercises that allowed us to really dig deep into our relationship to further look into our goals as individuals and as a couple. Although we have talked about a lot of these topics there were a few things we have not discussed deeply before. The one exercise that was most insightful was on conflict. As we know, not all relationships are perfect and conflicts are bound to arise. We were able to further discuss our own styles of conflict resolution and how we can improve our conflict resolution together as to decrease prolonged arguments/disagreements. – Jackie

We found this course very valuable, primarily in helping us dig deeper into conversations we’ve never had yet. It was a really helpful and reflective exercise and helped us open up more to each other as a couple in an honest and authentic way. I think it will really help us resolve conflicts and continue to have more open conversations in the future.  – Branden

9/14/20                    Catholic                (Kentucky)

The experience of this Marriage Prep class was excellent. I haven’t been in touch with my spiritual side lately and this class really opened my eyes to faith. Being raised Catholic, my parents didn’t practice it much. We went to church on Easter and Christmas and that was about it. Knowing how religious Grace’s family is, opened my eyes to delve deeper into my faith. Through this process I realized the importance of spirituality, religion, and faith in our relationship and upcoming marriage. I was informed so much, especially in the introduction. There were so many questions about sacraments and the Church that I felt this class taught me. It brought me back to a simpler time to when God was the center of my life and when I turned to him for everything. This class allowed me to learn more about my future wife and the joys and obstacles we may face. I took a lot out of this course that will not only help me through this journey of being engaged, but with our future marriage and life. – Andrew

I was raised in a very strict Catholic Family. I went to Catholic school from Pre-K to 12th grade. I thought I knew everything there is to know about our religion until I took this class. Nothing prepares you for the journey of marriage and preparing a Catholic life with the person you love. There are so many discussions and information you must talk to your partner about before getting married. This course brought me back to my faith and made me realize how much I depend on my religion to keep me safe and happy. This course brought my fiance and I closer together in the sense that I learned more about him and he learned more about me. We bonded and cleared the air on so many topics. My favorite lesson was the one on leisure and work because it was something I struggled balancing for a long time. This made me realize that I do not want to waste my life away working nonstop. I need to calm down once and a while to relax for myself and take time to spend with my fiancé. This course was a blessing we didn’t know we needed! – Graceann

9/13/20               Catholic                   (California)

I work double jobs and my time management is not the best at times. I didn’t know what to expect at the beginning of the course, but I’m very satisfied overall of the effect it had on my fiancé and I. Our talks were so long we didn’t realize the time we actually spent talking. There were days we even went through two conversation topics just because we were excited to see what’s next. I’d say my experience was enjoyable and I like that it was easy to follow. The videos were helpful, too. I expected to sit through long videos of someone talking and talking for hours, with not so much interaction from us, but I’m glad it wasn’t. I really enjoyed talking to my future wife. And I like that it made us think before having our conversation about what we were actually going to say to each other. I also like that it helped us by walking us through an actual conflict we were having and how to work to solve that problem. I know it was something that bother my fiancé but I had no idea of how bad until we sat down and got to talk about it. It helped us brainstorm and how to find ways to solve it. It was an easy process and really simple to follow. – Ramon

I was a little skeptical about having to do the course via online due to the current pandemic. I did not know what to expect, and I was really looking forward to going through this experience with other couples in a face-to-face setting. However, my experience through this course was very helpful and eye-opening. It really allowed my future husband and I to become closer in a way we didn’t realize we could. It took us back to the beginnings of our relationship which honestly was my favorite part! I love that we were able to backtrack, reflect, and then share that with each other. It was very enjoyable watching my fiancé go red/blush when I share my thoughts/feelings and vice-versa. It’s like those butterflies you get when you first fall in love. The course was also helpful in teaching us the aspect of what a marriage consists of and skills on how to work together to grow inside the marriage. I love that we were able to implement that to our daily lives and have talks about the outcome after. I would definitely recommend this course! – Joanna

9/12/20             Catholic                     (West Virginia)

Dear Rev. Frank, We have finished the marriage prep course for Catholics.  I found it very beneficial and enjoyed taking the time to have each of the conversations with my fiance.  Your course was perfect to do during the COVID pandemic to reduce contact with others. I thought you covered all of the topics necessary to initiate thoughtful conversations prior to marriage and I feel i have grown closer to my fiance during this process. Thank you. – Tracie

Dear Reverend Frank, first off I want to thank you for the outstanding prep course. We have completed the Marriage prep course for Catholics. I found your prep course great to bring my fiancé and myself closer. We both agreed that we enjoyed the talks together on all the subjects for the prep course. Your course was full of great topics to bring up before anyone should get married. Your class also brings togetherness through conversations that you have with your significant other. I have grown closer to my fiancé through your outstanding course. Thank you. – Terry

9/10/20                     Christian                     (Canada/Florida)

At first, to be completely honest, I didn’t understand how this would be beneficial and how it would make our marriage successful. But because I want to take all the right chances and because I saw how excited Mirna was about this I didn’t complain and answered the questions as truthfully as possible.  I found the course to be insightful and easy to follow. Mirna and I have decided to still complete the rest of the course during our 14-day mandatory quarantine in Canada, we will have plenty of time to finish and revisit conversations! – Isaias

I really enjoyed the conversations and the course altogether. It was easy in the sense that it was user-friendly but it did challenge me and my thoughts. I really liked the type of questions we were asked. Having to provide additional information for an answer like a reason was a lot of fun. I remember Isaias saying, “who cares if it takes us 6 hours, 9 hours, 14 hours, as long as we’re having a good time!” I was so impressed with his willingness to do the course that right from the beginning it reminded me why I want us to be partners for life. Overall, it was very educational, and definitely a great learning tool. I am looking forward to having more conversations of this type with my future husband!! – Mirna

9/9/20                          Catholic                         (Texas)

We completed the Marriage Ecourse. I feel it was very helpful, I enjoy how deep the questions were and how thought provoking the whole process is. It gave me a greater sense of how important a marriage truly is for both persons involved. – Alex

I enjoyed the course. It gave me a sense of what we needed to work on before we take the dive and become married. It allowed us to talk and think about things that needed to be worked on before we commit ourselves to each other. -Maria

9/4/20                        Catholic                              (California)

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, I am writing on behalf of us, who have recently taken your marriage preparation course. Your course is a combination of a lot of valuable lessons from our physical/sexual bond, the skills to handle conflicts in the family, most of all, your lessons teach us to always sit together and talk about our thoughts. Those conversations really help us understand each other more, hence, strengthen our love and relationship not only for each other but also for God. Your course is very thorough and easy to understand. The videos you offer are very clear and easy to follow. The knowledge you share, from a very experienced person in marriage, once again reminds us how important marriage is. Thank you so much for offering this course to us and we wish you good health and blessing from God. – Thi and Phuc

8/30/20                     Basic                                        (Florida)

I found this experience to be very helpful and it was also very enjoyable.  I didn’t know what to expect when we started but once we started, we didn’t want to stop. – Keith

I’m very glad to have had this experience.  The talks we had as a result were great and they just reinforced everything that we feel for each other.  It was very helpful and I appreciate the service. – Melanie

8/25/20                   Catholic                                (Texas)

Dear Rev. Dr. Nelson, We cannot thank you enough for this course. My fiancé and I knew we wanted to go through pre-marital counseling before our wedding, but COVID made that challenging for us. Not only that, but my fiancé works until 8pm each night. The majority of the options we saw required us to either meet in-person and expose ourselves to the pandemic, or they didn’t work with our schedule. Luckily, we found Rev. Dr. Nelson’s program. It fit our needs and allowed us to stay safe all while working with a pastor to help us prepare for marriage and learn so much more about each other and our relationship in the process. We are so grateful for everything we’ve talked through because of these courses in an open and productive way. We walked away feeling prepared to handle any conflict that will come throughout our marriage and are more aligned on what our expectations are in our future. Thank you for everything! – Danielle and Joseph

8/24/20                 Basic                                  (Texas)

The course was useful in how it specifically tackled problems like how many children we should have, and what specific issues can I volunteer to help with. My favorite section was Issues as we did specifically analyze and resolve an upcoming issue in our lives. – Brett

It was a joy and a privilege to take this course. It was very valuable to us. I greatly enjoyed in-depth conversations with my fiancé and more deeply understanding the way he views different aspects to our relationship, as well as his thoughts on the future. I always appreciate any tool or technique that brings in more open and honest communication, of which this course had plenty. The prompts and questions could be a little time-consuming, but I feel the more time and effort you put in, the greater the rewards you’ll see in your relationship. I feel stronger in my commitment to my fiancé and this course confirmed our trust and commitment to each other. Thank you very much, Rev. Dr. Frank! – Colleen

8/19/20                  Basic                           (Oklahoma/Texas)

Ryan and I looked for an online premarital counseling course because we are getting married in another state. We found Reverend Frank’s course in the approved list of courses on the county clerk’s website. We looked through several courses and decided on this one because there was a wide variety of topics, and we were able to set our own pace. Unfortunately, we had to move our wedding date due to Covid, but that allowed us to spend more time talking and going through the different topics and questions. I can honestly say I learned things about my fiancé that I didn’t know before. I feel that completing this course helped make our relationship stronger, and gave us tools to help navigate our future. – Paige

Paige and I had decided on this online course due to living out of state and demanding schedules. The course was easy to follow, allows you to proceed at your own pace and definitely promotes honest and frank conversations. Conversations that need to be had before undertaking holy matrimony. While the course could be considered lengthy by some. Premarital counseling isn’t where you want to rush to save time. The topics covered were thorough and promoted honest thought and vulnerable conversations. I would definitely recommend this. – Ryan

8/18/20                 Christian               (Minnesota)

Overall, I really enjoyed going through the process of marriage counseling with Emily. Getting married is such a big life event and there are so many factors that play into a successful marriage. When going through these lessons, there were many topics that we may have never thought to really dive into. I also found it to be beneficial to sit down and thoroughly discuss these topics beyond the question and answer forms. It created great conversations and really made sure we were on the same page when it came to all of these little details. – Andrew

This marriage preparation course really caused us to think and talk about all things that are fundamental to starting a marriage with one another. What I enjoyed the most was having intentional time to focus on one another and on our marriage. This is something that is invaluable to me as it allowed us to pause when planning the wedding to focus on the most important thing, our marriage. Not only did it allow us to pause, but it also allowed us to learn more about one another and grow together in the months, weeks and days leading up to our wedding. I look forward to continuing to build upon this foundation that we have built together and utilize some of these conversations to shape our future marriage with one another. – Emily

8/14/20                Catholic           (California)

I really enjoyed the course. I felt like it helped us learn more about each other and where we stand on certain topics. It also really provided good talking points that I feel is important for pre-marriage. It left me feeling better prepared for our married life. – Shirley

I liked that the course helped me to know more about what Shirley thinks about different topics. It helped me to better understand where she is coming from. It makes me feel better knowing that we share the same values and have the same goals. I like that we can go back to reference the items from the marriage prep course to help us throughout our marriage. – Fernando

8/13/20              Basic                  (Texas)

Thank you for the wonderful course. We enjoyed having quality, guided conversations together and discussing some things that we hadn’t talked about in a while. This also instilled how strong of a couple we feel we are as we have discussed each issue at some point in our relationship and didn’t have any major secrets one of us was holding in. We look forward to seeing how this will help us progress as a couple long term and assist us in our lives together. Thank you Rev. Dr. Frank! – Dana and Hayden

8/11/20               Basic                                    (Florida)

First and foremost, thank you so much for this beautiful opportunity. This experience has been great. I think sometimes you don’t realize how many things you don’t think about or say. I was so happy to not only to have the opportunity to explore my own feelings but also to share and listen to hers. It was humbling and exciting. Thank you for sharing your own experience and feelings as well and normalizing love and marriage in a positive way. – John

Wow this was great! At first I was quite skeptical and maybe even a little annoyed about having to do what I assumed would be “busy work”. I was so pleasantly surprised! Not only did I enjoy having the opportunity to delve into my own feelings but also the chance to hear John speak on things we hadn’t thought was important to share. We actually are looking forward to doing this sort of thing more often. With love and gratitude… – Melissa

8/7/20               Catholic                   (Minnesota)

Hello Rev. Frank Nelson. I thought this was a wonderful experience. We both learned more about each other. I really enjoyed how intimate it got and how the conversations kept going. I enjoyed the scripture and how we had to hold hands. It made things more intimate. I feel like Ben and I became closer to God through this activity the past few weeks. I think one thing I wanted to improve on was my answers. I felt like I didn’t write a whole lot, but we talked a lot more in depth about the questions. I enjoyed listening to Ben’s answers that I didn’t even know he had opinions about. I think my favorite one was talking about was “our wedding day.” It made me realize that all this stress is all good and we need to refocus what the day is about! Thank you Rev. Frank! – Mariah 

My experience with this retreat was great! I felt as if it brought Mariah and I even closer together. I found myself asking questions that I never asked before and that was fun, and needed. I really enjoyed spending the time with Mariah and discussing all the questions with her. I feel as if it were a test in school and she and I aced it by having similar responses, And when we had different answers it was fun to hear her thoughts. I am happy we are getting married in a catholic church and this retreat is a requirement. It really asks questions that puts you to the test. With this retreat I was asked numerous times to describe love. I heard myself repeating the same thing in my head. “How does one describe love.” Funny because what I got from that when trying to type my answers was me just stacking information. Maybe that’s what I took from this retreat. There isn’t a way to describe love, You just keep adding to the list of all the wonderful things you love about her and think it over in your head. There isn’t a final way to describe love because love is describing us. Thank you very much for this retreat. Mariah and I have been together since august of 2012. We’ve had a lot of memories to look back on while completing this retreat. It made for some fun and loving conversations and we thank you for that as well. – Ben 

8/4/20                 Basic                        (Minnesota)

Our combined evaluation: Dear Rev. Frank, My fiance and I felt that your course had very helpful discussion topics. We felt that the course was worth the time and effort so that we both can feel we are on the same page when entering our union. Though the course is not completely non-denominational, my fiance felt that the “Faith” discussion fit our particular views on spirituality. This course allowed us to set aside time to focus on our values which can be difficult to do when planning a wedding during a pandemic. However, this time together was really special and allowed us to learn a framework for discussions in the future as a wedded couple. Thank you so much for offering this course! We really did enjoy it quite a bit. – Jessica and Valeriu

8/3/20                      Christian               (North Dakota)

This experience was extremely helpful. My fiancé and I found the online preparation course to be the perfect fit for our schedules. The guided course was easy to follow and understand. The topics that were presented sparked great conversation between us and allowed us the opportunity to discuss things we hadn’t even thought of yet. Rev. Frank was very prompt in responding to any questions we had. We would highly recommend this course for couples. – Kaytlyn and Jacobus

8/2/20                  Christian                    (Texas)

I enjoyed that each topic of the course gave us time to discuss how we feel and what we think about the topic. It was helpful to have starting points to lead the conversations and some of the topics were ones we hadn’t discussed previously and hadn’t thought about so it was really good to be able to openly have those discussions. We have already recommended this course to a number of our friends. Especially during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was easy to be able to do this course online at our own pace. – Michelle and Donald

8/2/20                      Basic                            (Minnesota)

I found this course useful for our marriage. There are some questions that we haven’t thought about before taking this course, and it opened up a few interesting topics for us to discuss. It was pretty fun, and it reminded us of some happy times we had during our dating. Also, there were some disagreements on certain topics, but we sat down and talked about them thoroughly. It did come as good preparation for our marriage. We found that we learned what we expected from each other, and better know each other.  -Wenbo (and Ping)

7/30/20                  Basic                     (Texas)

I really enjoyed taking Reverend Frank’s marriage course; it reminded me of all the reasons I love Colby. It also reminded me that marriage lwill take a lot of work and dedication in order to build a meanful life together. I found the tutorial videos to be very informative and insightful as well. I am grateful for the knowledge gained by taking rev. Frank’s course and look forward to applying it to our marriage for many years to come. Thank you, Donald

Rev. Frank’s marriage prep course was a pleasure to take. His tutorial videos were insightful and helpful, and easy to follow. We were able to learn, recall, and even find humor in many of the questions. This course is the beginning of many great choices for us. Thank you, Colby

7/29/20                    Catholic                   (Boston/Texas)

I really enjoyed this course! I realized that there were subjects that we had never explicitly talked about (for example “Leisure and Work”), and I was glad that this class gave us a roadmap for how to discuss these topics in constructive ways. Starting each conversation in silent prayer and holding hands helped center us and create a safe space, and we will carry these practices with us into our marriage. I would recommend this class to any couples who want to learn conversation / problem solving strategies that are linked to faith. This has been such a blessing for us! – Jordan and Christian

7/29/20                   Christian               (Minnesota)

My initial thought prior to starting this course is that we do not need it since we have been living together for two years now. Within the first conversation, my opinion changed dramatically. There were so many good questions that I think we both assumed we already knew about each other but never discussed or discussed with fine details. I enjoyed answering the questions in the different conversations and then sharing them with Myranda which led into many lengthy discussions. It was also nice to have some private time away from our two girls and really connect more intimately. Discovering how we first fell in love with each other, how childhood and parents shaped what we viewed as a marriage and the best conversation “Issues” were important which I feel we never sat down and talked about in detail. To anyone thinking of this course, view with excitement to share and listen to your partner and make it a date not an activity to check off the list. – Reid

We hemmed and hawed over finding time to devote to doing this so we finally gave ourselves a deadline and in turn we were able to complete by the end of July.  I personally enjoyed the discussions.  I really liked having topics and an outline to follow to guide us through things that we may not have even thought about discussing until beginning the course.   I liked spending the time with Reid and connecting on a different level than we probably had previously thought about. Thank you again. – Myranda

7/27/20                       Basic             (North Carolina)

Dear Rev. Frank, I and Anjana (my fiance) completed the course today, please find our attached responses for each section for your reference. We had fun having these conversations and we both got to know each other very well due to few sections especially like parents, children and  Rules for resolving conflicts which we never discussed during our relationship. Overall it was very helpful and I think every couple should go through this beautiful course in order to know about each other very well and to lead a happy and healthy life together. – Preatam

7/24/20                           Basic                   (Miami-Dade)

The course helped me in many ways. The course reminded me that marriage is a union. Marriage is not always going to easy but we both must communicate and be understanding to the other’s feelings. Marriage takes teamwork. We learned that as long as we include God and prayer we can get through anything, Most importantly always honor and obey the vows that we stood before God and promised. – Rashanda

This course opened my eyes to some of the feelings that my wife was feeling that  I wasn’t able to see before taking this course. This course taught me to remember that having patience and understanding in our marriage will take us a long way.  This course ensured me that with God included our marriage we will be fine. In a marriage we will not always agree with one another all the time, but if we communicate with one another we will get through it. Always talk our issues out never go to be angry with one another. – Spencer

7/23/20                    Catholic                  (Kentucky)

This course was very well thought out and it helped Aaron and I dig deeper into important conversations. Even though we are very open with each other and have open conversations, we still learned things about each other. It helped that each person wrote their answers alone and had time to really think about different aspects of our relationship. I feel that this course brought Aaron and I closer and made us talk about things on a deeper level instead of just scratching the surface. I would recommend that engaged couples go through this course. – Sloan

I thought the course was extremely beneficial. Being able to do the course online was a big plus with everything going on right now with Covid. The sections provided great talking points that helped guide our conversations. My fiancé and I had touched base on most of these topics before, but the section questions really made us dive deeper into everything as opposed to just scratching the surface. The course definitely brought to light what we need to focus on to continue building and improving our relationship as we take the next steps of becoming one as husband and wife. I would highly suggest this course to anyone looking for an accessible platform to complete marriage preparation with their significant other. – Aaron

7/23/20                     Christian                           (Texas)

I just want to say that we were able to gain a lot from this course and many of these conversations were much needed! We are a very busy couple, but always find some time to talk over things together and this course reiterated a lot of the things that we have discussed before. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. – Shelby and Quintin

7/23/20                       Basic                                  (Texas)

What I enjoyed most about this course is that it was very easy to follow. Gave us a chance to have great conversations and learn about each other a little bit more than we did. It gave me a feeling of preparation and understanding a bit better about what I can expect from marriage. Following along and filling it out was really helpful for my understanding. It allowed me to dig deep in my feelings and reading the questions took me back to memories of when we first met. To other engaged couples I would say go for it because it gives you the opportunity to get anything out of the way before you both make this huge commitment to each other and ensures a more stable relationship and future marriage. – Ivan

The most enjoyable part of the marriage preparations was getting to write all my thoughts and feelings on paper and having great conversations with my fiancé. It was helpful because sometimes it’s hard for me to find the words to express myself. I highly recommend the course. It will allow you to have an intimate and special moment with your loved one and reassure why you are committing. – Mariana

7/21/20                     Christian                             (Minnesota)

Thank you so much for creating this course. It was the perfect excuse for us to slow down and set aside nights for each other during all of our crazy wedding planning! We had touched on many of your topics, but your course guided us into more in depth conversations. We both really enjoyed the Couples Check-up. It was exciting to have confirmation that we have a solid foundation for our marriage! We are so excited and confident about our marriage, especially after taking your course! I feel that this course has really benefitted us and helped our relationship grow. I will definitely recommend it to family and friends! Thank you again for all of the work you put into this program! – Elaina and Lucas

7/19/20                       Catholic                     (Minnesota)

I thought this wedding prep was very good to talk about all the different areas of marriage. We both have gained information about each other that we had not previously talked about. It was good to get a good foundation about what our thoughts were in each of these areas. It was also good to make us sit down and actually think about the topics. I have had thoughts about these before, but to actually sit down and formulate an answer to each question. I appreciated the videos, as it helped to kinda get our minds thinking and keep us on track.   Overall, I think we both have learnt alot about each other through this preparation. We will use what we have learned about ourselves and each other in our married years to come to help have a blessed and happy married life. Thank you so much for being so flexible with us during this time, it is greatly appreciated. – Alison

I thought this wedding prep class was very good and I feel like there were many issues that we had that we didn’t know about. Now that we know about the issues, it’s nice to have gained a foundation for things to work on for us. I definitely feel like our love has grown stronger throughout the course and we have learned more about each other each time we did a section. The section that I found the most beneficial was the issues section because it forced us to really think about what our issues that we currently have in our relationship. By discovering those it showed us what we need to work on but it also shows us the things that we are doing really well already. Overall, the course was very enjoyable and I wish it could’ve been done in person, but I still was able to get a lot out of it. – Eric

7/19/20                   Catholic                 (Calgary, Canada)

It gave us a chance to dive deeper into some of the conflict resolution questions and helped us understand each other better.  I really liked the online format, as it gave us the chance to be flexible when we were able to spend time, as our jobs are not very flexible with our schedules. It really gave us a chance to prioritize having these discussions with each other and having some of the more uncomfortable conversations. I really enjoy having these conversations in the comfort of our own home. It helped us flesh out some of the concerns we had with the pandemic and really helped us progress in our planning. We thought that this was very helpful in giving us an outline of how to talk with each other during the course and having tools in the future to work through challenges that we may have. – John

It helped initiate conversations that we may have trouble bringing up, and helped get closer to God. While I feel we have good communication this course brings topics we had not thought of conversing. I enjoyed the course as it was well structured, and in having watched the videos to help guide us, structured our conversations in ways we had not thought of. This contributed to our preparation for marriage and for our life afterwards by understanding who the other person is and how to effectively communicate with one another no matter the topic. – Michelle

7/14/20                 Christian                 (Texas)

I think your course really helped Aubrey and I get a better understanding of each other. While we had talked about a lot of this stuff before I didn’t realize how many assumptions we were still making. It was very helpful to see and work through those areas where communication was not so good. – Mike

I really liked the course and I really enjoyed getting to know my future husband better! I was surprised a few times, but it was really worth it and I am SO much more confident about marrying him. I didn’t think that was possible. – Aubrey

7/12/20                     Christian                 (Minnesota)

Every person that I have talked who has participated in pre-marital counseling has had nothing but great things to say about it. Having partaken in it myself now, I’ve been able to see and experience just how beneficial it truly is. No matter the couple, I would strongly recommend going through pre-marital counseling like this program offers. Not only have Austin and I been able to learn more about each other in talking through our session dates, but we’ve been able to see even deeper into each other’s goals and dreams for what we would like our marriage, family, and lives to look like. In doing that, we’ve also been able to bond over the growing anticipation and excitement we have for the wedding day coming up and our lives after that together. I would also like to add that one of my favorite things about the structure of these sessions are the prayers we each write out at the end of each one. It’s such a sweet time to share our hearts with each other and God. In doing that, I think it’s also an essential application that we’re getting to practice as a couple – going straight to God together with our concerns, prayers, and praises.  – Holly

My experience with this Christian Non-Denominational eCourse has been phenomenal. I know both Holly and I grew not only closer together, but individually as well. We both looked forward to the conversations we would have during the sessions. Although we were a little over a thousand miles away from one another during our sessions, I believe that the extra effort we needed to put into these sessions to make them work helped us grow even more. Through both the pre-marital counseling we were doing at Liberty University and then with your eCourse, I know Holly and I have made great strides towards making our marriage as fulfilling and loving as possible that would have otherwise taken years to learn. With God at the center of our relationship, this eCourse had a great impact on both of us spiritually, as we both were able to bring God into parts of our relationship that we had not before.

7/8/20                        Christian                   (Texas)

Dear Rev. Frank, I am so thankful that we found your online premarital counseling course during our time of uncertainty. One thing Scott and I always valued in our relationship was our ability to communicate with each other, but we didn’t realize how much better it could be until we went through your course. It was so easy to follow, and your questions really prompted great discussion that we hadn’t had in quite some time. It was really nice being able to navigate each topic at our own pace so we didn’t feel like we had time constrictions that an in-person course might impose. I feel like we both have a better understanding of who the other person is and how we will communicate with each other in the years to come. Thank you so much for putting together the perfect course for us and so many other couples out there. Thank you. – Emily

I really enjoyed this course. At first, I wasn’t sure about completing marriage preparation online. Fortunately, the conversations were structured in a way which allowed me and Emily to really focus and connect as we navigated some important topics leading up to our wedding. I really enjoyed the ability to have these conversations in the comfort of our own home, especially in the age of the current pandemic. Emily and I grew much closer during our conversations and have a much better understanding of how the other person operates in the context of our relationship. Thank you for putting together this wonderful course! – Scott

7/8/20                       Basic                            (Texas)

This course was originally purchased to bypass a 72 hour waiting period in Texas, however, it allowed my fiance and I to have an open conversation about how we feel towards one another and what we hope the future will hold. This course held many thought provoking questions that made me wonder about what my fiance’s answers would be. I’m so thankful I was able to complete this course online, especially with everything going on surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Quarantine was in fact the perfect time to complete this course, and now I feel as though we are heading into this marriage more prepared than ever before. That said, I think it’s safe to say that Jake and I learned a lot about each other after completing this course and we have really enjoyed it. We actually took a bit longer just because we were having such intriguing conversations. Thank you for creating this course. It has been a real lifesaver. – Corinne

I just completed your eCourse and I have to say that I was expecting to simply type some paragraphs about how much I love my wonderful soon-to-be wife, but this was more than that. This course made me really think. I was in tears at one point when reflecting on my parents’ divorce. The course opened me up and made me examine myself. I really do think that this course will play an important role in marriage later on. We will hold onto our conversations and responses, and later, visit them again. These conversations will serve as a reminder of what we have committed to, and the way we feel. For any couples reading the site, I would highly recommend doing this course. It’s not like some online survey you fill it. The questions are carefully thought out, and your answers will be as well, if you choose this course. Thank you so much for your course. – Jake

7/7/20                     Catholic                  (California)

This course was a very eye-opening course and I learned a lot about both of us. The conversations were tough but were very much needed. I found it connecting us more and affirmed our reason to want to start a family together. The course was manageable and engaging. – Minh

This online marriage course was a pleasure to complete with my spouse. Before taking this course, my spouse and I were actually seeking a professional pre-marital counselor to help us resolve issues that we have been dealing with throughout our relationship leading up to the wedding.  However, this marriage course has helped us so much that we felt like we did not need to pay and see a professional counselor anymore.  This course provided us with the opportunity to sit down and have deep conversations about our relationship, which we have never done before.  We came out of this marriage course more loving, stronger, and respectful towards each other. I am so glad we completed this course together because it helped me to reflect a lot and appreciate him more. – Cecilia

7/5/20                     Catholic                      (Minnesota)

I thought the course was very thorough and insightful. It had us ask each other questions that we hadn’t thought about yet. It also helped us work through some of our problems. I would tell others to not procrastinate on doing this course. It’s better to sit down and do bigger chunks at a time. I would also tell other couples to be completely honest when answering questions and having conversations. – Jacob

I also thought the course was very thorough – it covered every topic that I could think of. I would describe it as a more personalized, in-depth inventory that we did with our priest. The course was helpful for us to have some tricky conversations that we probably would have just kept to ourselves before getting married. It was good to have everything out in the open before making this commitment to each other. I enjoyed that we could do the conversations when we had the time and take our time with it. I would recommend it to other couples, especially during this COVID time when everything in person is canceled. We probably got more out of this than we would have at a retreat. – Audrey