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!


Ewa and Todd
New York / Roman Catholic Course / Sep 07, 2022

Ewa and Todd

I found this course very lengthy but once you get on a roll, it's not too bad. I did enjoy doing this together as a couple because I was able to learn more about my fiance. The topics were very good discussions and I think it's important that every couple does a course like this before they get married. My only tip would be to make a schedule when you want to work on each topic. - Ewa

I liked the course and thought it was a good way to see into your partner's brain a little deeper. We spread the course out over a few weeks due to the amount of work it required. If you have a busy schedule like we do, then this is a good option for you. - Todd

Zuleyma and Fausto
Puerto Rico / Roman Catholic Course / Sep 02, 2022

Zuleyma and Fausto

I really appreciated the flexibility and privacy that this online course provided. Going through the conversations together, step-by-step, and guided by Rev. Frank, felt very personal. I really liked his videos and his calm and positive demeanor. The conversations and the topics allowed us to learn even more about us as individuals and as a couple, and I particularly learned a lot from the "Issues" conversation. Very insightful. I would definitely recommend this preparation course to other couples. - Zuleyma

I thought the course was easy to follow and the topics very appropriate for our personal growth. We enjoyed sharing our answers with each other and learning more about deeper topics we may not discuss all the time. - Fausto

Mike and Anastasia
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Aug 31, 2022

Mike and Anastasia

As a Nuclear Engineer, I do not often delve into the emotional side of things, so it is refreshing to be "forced" into verbally expressing feelings that are sometimes buried within.  A pretty powerful shared four (4) hours together that really puts some focus on what we are about to enter into.  No shockers in Anastasia's response, but always good to hear how aligned we truly are, and I believe are well-positioned for a wonderful life together!  One of our biggest assets, but also biggest challenges is that we are both type-A personalities, so very important for us to understand each other and keep it front and center that "us" is more important than "I" and work hard to pause during those trying moments to better listen and not quickly, harshly respond.  All of the wonderful traits are there - we just have to keep the focus on that, not the distractors.  Once again, not my wheelhouse of expertise (emotions), but appreciative of having these quick conversations on topics that could present challenges for us. - Mike

I think the course is very fulfilling and comprehensive.  There are so many different angles, and the questions are touching almost every aspect of a couple's life, from parents to kids to work commitments to most importantly, commitment to one another.  Some of the questions were pretty general for our situation, but some of the questions I found to be "tear jerkers".  Even though I believe I do know Mike very well, living with him for ~5 years, it's still good to hear the things that he answers to each and every question, reaffirming what I believe about us and him, as my chosen one.  I would highly recommend to every couple regardless of whether they are obligated to take the course or not.  It is a great tool for a couple to learn about one another. - Anastasia

Kayla and Antonio

Kayla and Antonio

Thank you for creating this course for future spouses. We enjoyed each time we came together to do our counseling. We learned new things about each other and gained a new understanding of our family history and we found this time together very intimate. There were a lot of thought-provoking conversations, and we are looking forward to our vows, children and building our life together. We have an amazing experience through this Faith and scripture-based course. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. God Bless, Kayla

The Online Marriage Preparation course was so eye opening! My fiancé and I made every session a date night where we could have deep, intimate conversations. We always prayed before every session and invited the Holy Spirit to invade the space and our hearts. We enjoyed all the guided conversations! They helped us dive deep on topics that we believe every couple should discuss before marriage. Through the process, the Holy Spirit even highlighted things that we thought were important to discuss that may have not been in the course. If you are living far away from each other or you don’t have as much time to get through a 7–11-week premarital course offered by a local Church, we highly recommend Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson’s course! - Antonio

Shelby and Matt
Indiana / Roman Catholic Course / Aug 29, 2022

Shelby and Matt

I enjoyed the ability to go at my own pace for this course as well as the questions as it helped bring good memories as well as brought thoughtful discussions. I would tell other couples to take this seriously as there are strong questions that will get you talking about things you may not have thought of before. - Matt

I found the course enjoyable as it was very easily understood and there were no “gotcha” questions. It just brought up good conversation and helped us identify something we need to work on in time management as a couple. My recommendation for other couples would be to really stick with this and see it through. If you have a problem putting some things into words this will help with that. - Shelby

Caitlin and Sam
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Aug 29, 2022

Caitlin and Sam

This course really helped us realize how in tune we were in some areas and how we still needed to have discussion in others. I also loved that it reminded us why we wanted to get married in the first place and forced us to verbalize our thoughts and feelings for each other. We're currently long distance and the format made it very easy for us to both complete our documents and come together to discuss them. I'd recommend this course to others looking for premarital counseling! - Caitlin

This course was very interesting.  While Caitlin and I have discussed many of these topics before, there were some scenarios that we had not discussed, and I have no doubt that thinking about them ahead of time will be beneficial for our relationship.  I would recommend this course to anyone. - Sam

Nicole and Cameron
Ecuador / Roman Catholic Course / Aug 21, 2022

Nicole and Cameron

The course was very easy to follow. I really enjoyed the flexibility that we had to complete each step. The topics sparked deep and meaningful conversations. One of the things that I liked the most about the course is that everything we have learnt and the tools that were provided to us will be extremely helpful in the future for our marriage. - Nicole

This course opened doors to all aspects of marriage in life, and it was eye opening. The categories with lists of questions and topics to consider really helped my mindset of how my future wife and I will fulfill our lives, together. I especially enjoyed the discussions and working sessions. - Cameron

Ben and Marisol
Illinois / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Aug 16, 2022

Ben and Marisol

Our work in this marriage preparation course was an enriching experience. It provided us with thought-provoking conversations which boosted my confidence ahead of our marriage. I felt that the module subjects were helpful to focus on specific areas of our lives. I enjoyed being next to each other and sharing the conversation together. It felt natural and emphasized being in this together. I believe that we now have a clearer picture of what our goals are for a shared life together as husband and wife. - Ben

We loved this marriage preparation course. As a couple, we already know we share a lot of the same values and goals but having purposeful, in-depth discussions about it made us grow together on a deeper level, really solidifying that we have a united vision and will continue being a great team. We enjoyed carving out the time to sit together, hold hands, and talk about the past, present, and future in the context of our marriage and everything that is entails. It has made us a stronger couple going into marriage and has given us new tools to continue healthy communication and partnership. - Marisol

Merrill and Steve
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Aug 14, 2022

Merrill and Steve

I enjoyed carving time out of our busy schedules to sit and really think through the reasons I am fortunate to be with and love and be loved by Steve and to think through and address issues that we will face as a married couple. Even more, I enjoyed sitting down with Steve to share my answers with him and hear his responses. The extra time this allowed us to have as a couple without other distractions is time I will cherish.

The modules addressing money, doing my part, children, and addressing issues were particularly helpful. Although we have talked about all these things previously, it was good to have direct questions and answers on these important topics to confirm we are on the same page and have open discussion on these topics. The resolving issues modules provides a good step-by-step process to addressing conflicts that may arise and we can use the tool of both coming up with ways to address the conflict that work for both of us. The entire course was very convenient to be able to do on our own time and in our own home. Thank you. - Merrill

Having time set aside for these conversations was really nice. While our lives are super busy, having distraction free time to remind ourselves why and how much we love each other meant a lot to both of us. The conversations covered a wide range of topics and reminded me why I’m choosing to spend the rest of my life with Merrill. I'd recommend other couples use the course as an opportunity to reinforce many of the things they've already talked about before.  - Steve

Ana and Andre
Florida / Curso Basico No Religioso / Aug 10, 2022

Ana and Andre

I really recommend this course because it helps us see the little differences and how good our life is together. We have spent 17 years together and we think this is one big step in our relationship. Never before have we had the idea to get married, but now with this course, we know why and how it's going to help us in the next years together. Thank you, Rev. Frank, for creating this course! Because of it we got closer and we created a healthier relationship between us. – Ana and Andre

Cindy and Ivan
Canada / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 27, 2022

Cindy and Ivan

It helped me learn more about myself, Cindy and our life. I opened up more. I'm happy I did it and completed it. - Ivan

I genuinely really enjoyed this course more than I had thought. It really does go over every detail to prepare you for marriage. Our circumstances are a bit different with already having children & living together. But the course made me realize how healthy & strong our relationship is but also how to improve. - Cindy

Tina and Raytcho
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 21, 2022

Tina and Raytcho

My fiance and I really enjoyed your online marriage preparation course. We really liked the flexibility of the online feature as my work schedule is very intensive, which doesn't allow me much time for an in-person course. We liked that the guided conversations go over all the pertinent and necessary topics that we believe all couples need to discuss prior to marriage. We definitely recommend the course! Thank you! We will send you via a separate email all of our replies/conversations for you to review. Have a great day! – Tina

There were some very difficult conversations that were very necessary. We definitely recommend your course to our friends and family who will be getting married. I like the flexibility it had with our schedule. It was a great course! Thank You. - Raytcho

Carmelle and Tim
Alberta, Canada / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 16, 2022

Carmelle and Tim

What I thought was helpful were the important topics that the course got us to think about and discuss that would be important topics to consider in our future life together. It was nice to get a chance to think through the different aspects of these topics through the prompting questions and be able to discuss them before marriage. What I thought was enjoyable was practicing communicating on important topics after having a chance to prepare our own thoughts first. This will help us prepare for marriage by practicing important communication skills, including how to be a better listener and essentially a good spouse. - Carmelle

What was helpful for me was the structure and order of the topics that we discussed, as well as the different aspects of the issues the questions made us think about. What I enjoyed were the conversations that we had during the course. Sometimes having really busy lives, it's hard to find the time to really have a conversation with your partner. I think this will help us in the future to remind ourselves that we need to take time to talk to each other and really listen to what the other is saying. The course also made me realize there are some communication skills that I should try to improve which will help me with our relationship moving forward. - Tim

Tia and Troy
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jul 15, 2022

Tia and Troy

I really enjoyed taking this course with my fiancé, I feel like we were able to become closer and really connect from the discussions we had to complete. I think the one discussion that was most beneficial us was the “Issues” discussion and how we plan to work through our issues going forward. I would 100% recommended this course to any couples getting married. You are able to complete the course in your own time frame and in the convenience of your own home or wherever you decide to have your discussions. - Tia

It was good to see how both parties answer questions about what love is and what we see in our future. I liked that my fiancé and I had a lot of similar responses for what we think love is being kind to others and what we want to get out of having a family. It is a good course for couples to do in order to talk about things that they want or need from the other person. I don't have any complaints on the course, it was long enough but not super long where you did not feel overwhelmed. I also think it is something that couples could complete in a weekend if they needed to be done faster. - Troy

Sandra and Adan
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 05, 2022

Sandra and Adan

I really enjoyed this online marriage preparation. The course gave both of us the opportunity to reevaluate our lives and what we have accomplished as a couple. The course also brought us tears by reflecting on how fortunate we are to have found each other. We also realize how compatible we are for each other. This course pinpointed the importance of our lives with our past, present, and future. It also included details where we both reflected on how we can change for the better and to help each other grow, not on our own, but also with God by our side.  I would personally recommend this course to couples interested in connecting with each other personally. - Sandra

I enjoyed the course. I felt that it brought us closer together and reminded us that we are making a promise to each other, but God as well. I would recommend this course because it helps with preparing for marriage, the future, and helps you see how compatible you are with each other. I felt that it brought out a lot of good emotions between us and helped us reflect over our relationship in good ways that is helpful down the road. I recommend this to couples who want to see if they are ready for the full commitment to each other and God. - Adan

Jasmine and Travion
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jul 04, 2022

Jasmine and Travion

I want to take the time to thank you for the laughs and joy between my fiancée and I during the conversations and discussions. You opened my mind to topics that I never thought about when going into a marriage. My fiancée and I have been together for 3 years and we have been through a lot. We have learned our own ways of getting through our issues and some things were never talked about or discussed that bothered us or even considered from the other person. During this course, I have learned to be an empty bucket without judgement and hear him out, even when he is just rambling on. I have learned that sometimes the things that I want is not what he wants and that’s okay as long as we compromise. I have also learned to love each other WITHOUT conditions because we are all we’ve got. I am so honored to have taken the time to learn from you and your methods and I will refer this course to all my newly engaged friends. Thank you again for your wisdom and blessing this union. - Jasmine

This online marriage preparation course helped us in so many ways! It was very well thought out and helped us discuss topics even deeper than we had before. The best part was the details in every aspect of marriage together that were brought up for us to discuss. It allowed us to really pinpoint the thing we want together in our marriage and in our family. Even if you feel you and your partner are the most compatible and on the same page, this course will force you to dig deeper and talk about just what you guys see and plan for your future and I encourage anyone to take Reverend Frank Nelson’s Online Marriage Preparation Course! - Travion

Justine and Tom
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 03, 2022

Justine and Tom

I had a great experience working on this marriage preparation class with my partner, Tom. I feel like we had an opportunity to get to know each other more. We were able to discuss topics that we normally would not talk about. I think that we were able to open up to each other about the concerns that we individually have, and we were able to discuss our feelings and come out with resolutions about them. I think that this has been a very helpful tool for us and that this exercise will guide us to a better path in marriage. - Justine

This has not only been an enjoyable activity, but it has also been an eye-opening experience for us as a couple who are both heading into a lifetime journey of marriage and commitment. We were able to discuss sensitive topics that we normally do not speak about because some of the topics are culturally not typically discussed in our families. Getting to know about our different perspectives on certain situations made me understand and accept her more as an individual and my life partner. I believe that we both found this activity helpful and advantageous for the growth of our relationship as we furthermore devote ourselves to each other under the sanctity of marriage with God as our witness and guide. - Tom

Christina and Derek

Christina and Derek

I feel as though God led Derek and me to this course so that we might be able to start this new chapter in our lives with a truly fresh beginning. I am so thankful to God that we were led to your particular course out of the dozens of choices that we had. The course about our parents was so eye-opening and, in many ways, therapeutic for the two of us. I am so excited about our next 'conversation date'. I am so grateful that I will always have these talking points to turn back to when things don't seem as rosy and apply them to create an everlasting marriage with Derek. - Christina

Dear Rev. Frank, I want to thank you for your services. I want to say that if this course was available to everyone before marriage it might lower the margin of divorce. The course really made me realize what I must work on to make my marriage work. I am glad we came across your course. I will continue to use the tools I have gained and the knowledge to get closer to God and to have a fruitful relationship with my soon-to-be spouse and God. - Derek

Nate and Katie
New York / Roman Catholic Course / Jun 27, 2022

Nate and Katie

The course provided a valuable framework to discuss the significant topics related to relationships and marriage.  It was interesting to see the number of conversations that we had already prior to this course, but to have a structured discussion around it to make sure we were completely transparent with each other was important.  I'd recommend this course to other couples who are planning on getting married as it is easy to get caught up in wedding planning and this course is an excellent tool to take a step back and focus on the most important aspects of how to set yourselves up for a successful marriage. - Nate

This course was really helpful for us, and we've shared this feedback with our friends and family as well. The discussions covered a variety of topics and allowed us an opportunity to connect more deeply. We found that a number of topics were already things we've discussed, but there were a few that also brought new ideas to light. We also noticed that our answers were often the same, but in scenarios where they weren't, we still agreed with what the other had written. As Nate said, we're ready to just be married now! – Katie

Jaime and Gilles
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 27, 2022

Jaime and Gilles

I recommend this marriage preparation course to anyone getting married or wishing to stay connected with their partner after marriage. Life is busy and day-to-day priorities can easily take all of the attention and focus away from one's relationship. This course, however, provides you with opportunities to check in with each other and really helps you and your partner understand how each other truly feels about different aspects of the relationship. You are able to see where your strengths are and where more communication is needed to strengthen other areas of your relationship. We completed the self-guided course which was easy to use and provided the flexibility we needed for our schedules. Thank you, Rev. Frank, for your guidance through this process. – Jaime and Gilles

Lalit and Siri
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 20, 2022

Lalit and Siri

Dr. Nelson, it is both of our opinions that this course has already made us closer than before, and we have you to thank for it. We thoroughly enjoyed the assignments, as well as the short videos you have posted. We are blessed to share such an amazing experience led by you and are very happy to have gone through each step. It felt like we walked through a journey of many emotions while we both sat and talked through the steps. We truly appreciate this course and a chance to look at our lives and share how we feel about each other in a format like this. We are glad to have gone through this with a newly engaged couple and hope that others find it just as helpful as we did. - Lalit & Siri

Jamie and Charles
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 17, 2022

Jamie and Charles

The course was helpful because it provided a clear framework and insight question prompts to start important conversations. Several of the prompts were thought provoking, and they encouraged us to think about and share about new ideas, perspectives, and experiences that we hadn’t shared with each other yet. It was enjoyable because it was well balanced with prompts that encouraged us to express gratitude and share reasons why we love each other and what we are looking forward to. It was always fun to tell and to hear these answers during the conversation. This contributed to our preparation by helping us ensure all our bases were covered for the most important topics and gave us validation that we have a solid relationship and are ready to move forward with getting married! - Jamie

The course was very helpful. It started off very easy and fun and it really helped us to soak in the joy and happiness we have as we thought about our relationship and getting married. The next set of conversations were thought provoking and challenging at times, which means they were doing their job in getting us to surface things and to talk through them together. Having the clear instructions and the ritual (we lighted a candle every time we had a conversation) helped us to get through the difficult conversations. I felt pretty prepared prior to the course, but I feel even more so after the course. And I'm really looking forward to the post ceremony conversation and the anniversary conversations! We also enjoyed the additional couple checkup assessment! - Charles

Michael and Anuska
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jun 02, 2022

Michael and Anuska

This course was great and very valuable.  Since we are not a young couple, we are more comfortable having the conversations that make others uncomfortable, yet we were still able to get a lot out of the structured conversations.  Also, having been married before we were already a bit ahead of the game and had discussed many of these topics beforehand. I appreciated the "forced" opportunity to openly address these issues again to ensure that we were still on the same page and not make any assumptions.  We are both stand-up comedians, so we are pretty open with our feelings and don't find many topics taboo, while at the same time we are able to receive feedback without finding it devastating.  We both definitely see the value in these conversations and highly recommend this course to anyone about to enter marriage.  Too often, couple will make assumptions or "punt" their problems or concerns and hope to not deal with the, We have both learned from our previous marriages and relationships that you cannot exists happily by living that way.  We invested a lot in candles these past few weeks and had some very productive conversations.  We owe that to your course. We will certainly recommend your course to others.  I think it will be highly beneficial for anyone!! We both give it 5 stars out of Five!!! - Michael

I liked the course. It got more fun with each conversation.  I believe this kind of course would be a great and helpful tool in every marriage even after the wedding. Thank you for doing the work and supporting couples all over the world. Best wishes. - Anuska

Aletheia and Joseph

Aletheia and Joseph

I have absolutely loved this marriage counseling! It was very enjoyable! The questions were very good at getting us talking and thinking. I loved that it was complete at your own pace and online it is very helpful for couples with busy schedules! I would tell other couples that this marriage counseling is great for busy couples! It really goes through great topics that are maybe not thought of as being important to discuss! It was absolutely fantastic! - Aletheia and Joseph

Tran and Nahn
Hawaii / Roman Catholic Course / May 26, 2022

Tran and Nahn

I am really grateful that I was able to take this course with my husband. It gave us an opportunity to sit back and contemplate our experiences, deepest feelings and any thoughts that we may not have shared with each other. It was a great opportunity to strengthen the foundation for our marriage, our happiness together, and our life as unity. As a non-Catholic, I never expected the course to made such an immense impact on me. I have told people I know who are also non-Catholic about the usefulness of the course too. The course was really enjoyable to me. Many times I felt as if I was questioning myself and then looking at myself in the mirror answering the questions. The course allowed me to ask and answer myself important questions that I should have but never did ask myself in the past. I really like that the course was fully remote, so time was not restricted, we did not feel rushed, and we could work on it whenever we have time. Such flexibility, I believe, also helped increase the benefits of the course. I would recommend other couples to take this course by Father Frank. I strongly believe the course will lay strong foundation for their future happiness and life together as a married couple. - Tran

I am taking ROMAN CATHOLIC ECOURSE in order to prepare for our marriage in a Catholic Church. I found the course from Father Frank to be very useful. My wife and I had some deep conversations regarding our marriage life by answering the course questions. I thought the questions are very well designed and structured.  The thing I liked most about this course is that it’s completely remote and we can answer questions whenever we have time and also, we can take some time to think about some of the questions. I didn’t feel any time pressure because I could take the course in my own pace. Father Frank is very communicative, and he is also prompt in responding to our question. I would recommend this course to any couple that are looking for an online course to complete their Catholic Marriage requirement. The course is well worth the money according to my experience. - Nahn

Marianna and Piotr
Illinois / Roman Catholic Course / May 24, 2022

Marianna and Piotr

About my experience it was a good experience for us, we were talking with each other about all of life's important aspects. It deepened our love for one another as we were journaling and reviewing our answers, we had a lot of fun with it! - Marianna

The experience of the online marriage prep was interesting. I believe these are all questions couples should review and know about one another before even thinking of engaging their proposal for marriage. However, it is great to give this to couples who would be getting married due to ensuring they have reviewed all of the important life events and expectations. My fiancé and I have lived together for over 3 years, therefore for us a lot of it was things that we knew about each other. However, it was a great experience to review to ensure we are still on the same page. - Piotr

Brian and Toni
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 13, 2022

Brian and Toni

This course was a great way for my fiance and I to connect and talk about the things that really matter. I got caught up in the minutiae and stress of planning a wedding and needed to re-shift my focus on us as a couple and remember WHY we are getting married. These conversations were pleasant, deep and thoughtful. I firmly believe every couple should take the time to talk about topics that are described in this course before getting married, as it will set a firm foundation for the journey ahead in marriage.  - Brian

I wasn’t sure what to expect when we decided to do this course.  I thought it was a great course.  We had great conversations throughout the process and thought it was great to be able to complete this on our own time in the privacy of our own home.  It helped both of us do a little reflecting on our relationship and having these open and honest conversations help make the relationship better.  I would definitely recommend to other couples looking for premarital counseling. - Toni

Jill and Joel
Minnesota / Christian (Non-Denominational) Course / May 12, 2022

Jill and Joel

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, thank you so much for creating this course. This course was so well thought out, full of meaningful conversations, and comfortable as we were able to go through this course at our own pace. What my fiance and I enjoyed the most was the opportunity to revisit and dive deeper into these conversations as we move closer to our wedding day.  We had many important conversations early in our relationship, as we both wanted to ensure we were on the same page before moving forward into the commitment of marriage and through this course we were so happy to learn we are still on the same page about our future as husband and wife. Thank you so much once again and God bless you! - Jill and Joel

Ileana and Richard
Florida / Roman Catholic Course / May 08, 2022

Ileana and Richard

This course allowed us to engage in conversations we had not even thought to discuss before marriage. It has brought us closer together and further demonstrated that we are very compatible. I think sometimes we get caught up with our busy day to day, so this was a great way to slow down and reflect upon the things that are important. - Ileana  A.

I enjoyed being able to get her perspective on topics we had not discussed yet. Through this course, my appreciation for my future bride grew even more. I am confident now more than ever, that we hold similar values, life journeys, and goals for our future together. Thank you Rev. Frank! - Richard M.

Myranda and Michael
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 04, 2022

Myranda and Michael

I was unsure what to expect when signing up for the non-religious marriage preparation course, but could not be more thankful that I did. I felt that my fiance and I had talked about most topics, but this forced us to dig deeper and have conversations related to roles, familial influences, and understanding how we reached where we are today. I will definitely be printing these conversation PDFs and using them throughout our future marriage. Thank you, Reverend Frank, for providing us with the guidance and space to talk freely and learn even more about one another. - Myranda

I believe that the reflection and conversations will prove helpful in our marriage. We have had talks about many of the topics before this course, but I think it was good to review our opinions. I am grateful for this course giving us the opportunity to have conversations regarding topics that we hadn't thought about. Thank you for giving us the chance to talk freely in a comfortable and open space to learn more about each other and what our future holds. - Michael

Tami and Chris
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / May 03, 2022

Tami and Chris

This was a very eye-opening course for both of us! We did love the convenience of being able to do this in the privacy of our home, not having to involve a third party - which allowed us both to really open up to one another in the most candid and frank discussions we'd ever had. It was extremely helpful - well, the kids part wasn't that relevant, haha - but we'd both stated to one another throughout the entire process how thing may have been different when approaching marriage when we were in our teens/20's. Again, thank you so much for what you do! Awesome course on all levels. Thank you so much for your help on our marriage. God bless. - Tami and Chris

Shelsie and Dex

Shelsie and Dex

Thank you for such a great course. My fiancé and I truly enjoyed it. From the beginning we knew we wanted to take a premarital course. I am very happy that we found one that was Christian based. We were able to reflect on various aspects of our relationship, talk about things we had not considered in the past. This has definitely been a blessing to our current relationship by bringing us even closer and has helped prepare us both mentally and emotionally for our marriage. We did not experience any trouble navigating the course. Would definitely recommend couples to take the time to connect, learn, and experience a marriage course. - Shelsie

I enjoyed going through this course with my fiancee. It definitely helped the both of us do some reflecting on our relationship. We were able to retrospectively look back at all the memories we’ve formed as well as the relationship we have established throughout the years. It helped establish how we feel towards each other and why. It also gave us insight into our future in marriage. This course involved many different aspects of relationship dynamics. Some of the important ones that I found value in were finances, family, and children. Those topics need to be explored in every relationship before marriage as they will have a tremendous impact on the experience. I think this course is very valuable and I would advise any couple to take it as it will benefit them greatly. - Dex

Emily and Adam
New Jersey / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 26, 2022

Emily and Adam

Writing about the various topics individually before meeting together to discuss was the most helpful part of this course. We felt as though we had talked about these things before, but the questions and prompts brought more knowledge and discussion to the surface. We got into some really awesome, deep conversations that have made us remember why we fell in love in the first place! We enjoyed talking through an important issue/decision we’ve been facing the most. It was the most in-depth conversation we have had about the issue and left us feeling better about our progress towards this big life decision. Before this, it was actually, a conversation that has been avoided because it made us both tense. After completing the course, we’ve changed for the better. We’re both more honest, patient, and open in terms of how and when we communicate about things. We feel like the communication process we learned is something we will really value and go back to when we have big decisions to make. We know how to use the tools and feel better equipped to talk through major life events and decisions as they arise. Should we have friends getting married soon, we’d certainly recommend a course like this to them. It’s extremely important that couples think and talk through these things before marriage. We are lucky that we don't have any pressing issues in our relationship, but this course was still valuable in helping us reflect on some things we haven't been talking about recently. Plus, life is full of challenges and this prep course will help us tackle new issues when they arise. We really appreciated how much you love the sacrament of marriage and how passionate you are about this. It's really uplifting to see and has made us more excited about the commitment we are making to each other! Sometimes people like to be disparaging about marriage, so it was refreshing to hear your take on things. Thank you for that. - Emily and Adam

Zharmyn and Stephen
Maryland / Roman Catholic Course / Apr 09, 2022

Zharmyn and Stephen

I found this course to be extremely helpful with getting through these important conversations.  These are things that Stephen and I talk about a lot in passing, but haven’t gone through in a serious and deliberate matter.  We both loved the template outline in the “Issues” exercise and are planning to continue using it in the future.  Because of my work in healthcare, I’ve been extremely sensitive to the current state of the pandemic, and being able to complete this course from the safety of my own home was a true blessing.  For any couple interested in this course I would say, take as much time as you need on these exercises.  It’s easy to just go through them quickly without taking the time each conversation needs, but it will benefit you greatly if you stretch these out and give them the time they need. - Zharmyn

I found the experience quite enjoyable.  These are conversations that both Zharmyn and I have been meaning to have but never had a chance to sit down and work through.  I specifically really liked the “Issues” conversation, as it gave us a nice template to use when discussing further issues.  Also, given the current state of the pandemic, having access to all this material online was extremely convenient.  We were able to go at our own pace without having to worry about what was going on with the rest of the world.  For any couple thinking about going through this course I would say do it!  The pace is extremely flexible and if you go into it earnestly, it's worth the time it takes. - Stephen

David and Daniela
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Mar 03, 2022

David and Daniela

Thank you for allowing us to participate in this experience. If I am being honest, before I started I was expecting a tedious series of lectures and checkboxes. However, what came next were very thoughtful, heartfelt and powerful conversations with my future spouse: moments of crying, laughter and most importantly, closeness. This course allowed us to be more open about sensitive or delicate subjects and brought us closer than before we started. It made me realize how much I love Daniela, and how I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with her. I cannot recommend this course enough. - David

At first I felt a little bit hesitant and unsure about how these conversations would go. In my mind they seemed like conversations we had already had throughout our relationship. However, once we began writing our answers and actually having these conversations, I really enjoyed it. It felt very good to actually voice all the things I love about David to him and tell him all the things that he does to make me feel loved. It was also very nice to hear him say all those things to me. The talks on parents, love life, and money and leisure I think were also very important because sometimes we assume what the other is thinking (to avoid having an important or at times uncomfortable conversation). We were happy to realize that we were both on the same page on many aspects. I think that these conversations truly helped us improve our communication and therefore made our relationship stronger than it already is. I think it made us think more about our future together and better prepare for our marriage. After these conversations, we probably will, at a given time, complete the rest of the conversations. - Daniela

Hannah and Max
Florida / Roman Catholic Course / Feb 21, 2022

Hannah and Max

We would like to thank you for putting together such a great marriage preparation course. We found it to be a great way to really talk about what our marriage means to us and why it is such an important event in our lives. We both enjoyed the conversations and feel that they brought us even closer. We know that we will use these techniques in the future whenever we have an issue that needs to be resolved, because sitting down and having a quality conversation about it is a good way to come to a resolution.  - Hannah and Max

Cora and Zach
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Feb 17, 2022

Cora and Zach

I was a little apprehensive before starting the course, but I could not be more pleased. This course was more than I could have expected. It really required us to dip deep, and discuss things we have taken for granted all these years. We shared a few laughs and tears but I feel closer to my fiance after taking this course than ever before. I feel fully prepared for our wedding day. This course and its content has solidified my feelings and excitement about marriage. I would recommend this course to ANYONE. Friends, family and strangers alike. Thank you Rev. Dr. Nelson for being an integral part of our marriage journey. - Cora

This course was very nice and informational. It helped us bond and have conversations we needed to have. I am thankful we chose this course and I feel that it has fully prepared us for our wedding day. - Zach

Temi and Tayo

Temi and Tayo

This was a phenomenal course. Each packet stimulated conversation on difficult topics and allowed my fiance and I to discuss our values, upbringing, and issues in a healthier way. The rules of conflicts is something that we will continue to work on applying in our relationship. Thank you so much for developing this tool.   - Temi

My fiancé and I are incredibly busy individuals so we appreciate how straight forward the course was. We were able to work on the topics at a sustainable pace and while doing so go to know each other on a deeper level. I would recommend that other couples not to rush through the course and take the time to ask questions that shed more light on each other’s philosophies. - Tayo

Regina and Tremell
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Feb 11, 2022

Regina and Tremell

Rev. Frank. First, I want to thank you for encouraging me and Tremell to take this course. It was so helpful. Having taken this course was very enjoyable. It brought me and my fiance' closer together. Questions were asked of the both of us that made us think, and made us express things that we probably took for granted that we already knew. The conversation about parents. That was especially hard for me because my parents are both deceased and it’s a touchy subject for me. My fiance made me comfortable and asked me several times if I was ok. The convenience was amazing. I work overnight hours and my clients are unpredictable so being able to do it at home in the time that I had made it very convenient. And at times very enjoyable. I would get so involved I’d forget I was at work. Plus, I’m shy so that's another reason it was convenient. I strongly suggest if you’re getting married take the time to take this course. The Rev. is very helpful and encouraging. He will help you and encourage you. On the website there were hundreds of places to take the course. I’m glad I chose the one with Rev. Frank Nelson. I hope he can continue to help us throughout our marriage. We have a bond with him. Thanks Rev. Frank Nelson - Regina

Reverend Frank Nelson, I would like to thank you for the course. It has brought Regina and I closer than we were before. I now understand her more than I have with any other woman. The questions were on point and it inspired me to aspire. The love that a man and a woman are supposed to have for each other are what we share with one another. Before all of this, I knew what love was, but wasn't fully aware of the dynamics of being in love. Thanks to your course, I and Regina have grasped what love, respect, loyalty, honor, and trust really means. We will take this time and reflect on what brought us together and keep that in our hearts. Again, thank you so very much for all that you've done for us and our family. - Tremell

Brian and Hong
Canada / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 21, 2022

Brian and Hong

Dear Rev. Dr Frank. This course has been a delightful experience for me and my fiancé. I would like to express my gratitude for having this course for us to do since it has strengthened our bond and solidified our feelings towards one another and before our special day it has really shown a lot of insight and given us much information on what marriage really is and what it’s going to take for both of us. This course is going to be with us for the entire journey of our futures so I would like to give thanks again on behalf of myself and my fiancé. - Brian and Hong

Elizabeth and Abram

Elizabeth and Abram

This online marriage preparation helped us so much. If you have never been married, I recommend this program. It helps you understand your partner and brings self-awareness. The course was easy to navigate. If you’re looking to get married do the online marriage preparation. You won’t regret it. - Elizabeth

The online courses were very convenient. I enjoyed answering questions and even questions I never knew existed. It helped me examine myself with my wife. I recommend this online course if you are going to get married for the first time or even if you been married before. It’s never too late to learn something new. - Abram

Danielle and Ryan
New York / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 16, 2022

Danielle and Ryan

I really enjoyed this online premarital course. Taking it online at our own pace was so nice with our busy schedules. We were able to take our time to answer the questions and had time to really talk about the different topics/conversations. A lot of the conversations were topics we probably wouldn’t have discussed on our own, so I’m glad we were forced to talk about it and be open with each other. We learned a lot about each other and said things we probably were always thinking but never actually said out loud. We verbalized our love and appreciation for one another which we already know existed but is always nice to hear. The problem-solving section was also very helpful. I will always look to “rules to resolving conflicts” in our marriage when any conflicts may arise. It really broke down what we should or shouldn’t be doing to resolve a conflict. I would recommend to any engaged couples looking to do this online and at their own pace. You’ll learn a lot and learn to appreciate and love your significant other even more. - Danielle

Danielle and I found this course very helpful in many ways.  We were able to sit down, complete each subject and the questions associated with it.  Then we had real conversations with each other about our responses.  It was good for us both to hear what each other had to say.  Some parts were funny, some were serious.  We learned a great deal about each other and how we feel.  The “Issues” subject allowed us to discuss a problem that is going on in our relationship.  I think it’s the first time we had a intimate conversation about it.  It was good for us.  I believe we have a plan now. Overall, I’m thankful we found your course.  This is great material for all couples getting ready for marriage.  Take the time to work through each subject.  You will benefit greatly from it! - Ryan

Lindsey and Jacob
California / Roman Catholic Course / Jan 12, 2022

Lindsey and Jacob

These classes have helped us open up more and become closer. We were able to talk about hard topics in an open space and it allowed me to understand and learn more about him and his family. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy taking this class but, I found it extremely helpful and important as these are topics that we needed to talk about. I am a very confrontational person and sometimes push others to speak out too hard. I found that this class allowed me to take a step back and really listen and learn what my partner is saying. I was able to listen instead of interrupt and put my opinion in the mix. I waited until he was done talking to share my thoughts and feelings. This class made it very easy for the both of us to open up and learn more about one another. I think this class will play a huge part in our future as we continue to grow and learn about one another. - Lindsey

These classes have helped us come closer to each other but also I’ve gotten to know her and her family better. At first I was hesitant to take the classes, but after completing them I was glad I took them because it brought me mentally and physically closer to Lindsey. I’ve never been one to open up to anyone and still with the relationship I’ve had with Lindsey I was still very to myself. I hardly talk about my feelings and thoughts to anyone including my family. However, after taking these classes with Lindsey I feel more at ease talking about emotional and sentimental things with her. These classes have already helped us grow stronger and I don’t doubt they will continue to help us grow stronger in the future. - Jacob

Mirian and Ovidiu
Spain / Roman Catholic Course / Dec 17, 2021

Mirian and Ovidiu

My boyfriend and I have gone through this as an engaged couple. This course was fun and allowed us to go in depth with our relationship and understand our different styles of how we handle situations and our parents' ways as well. We took our evenings when we were alone to work our way through the talks. We found that it brought up topics and points that we hadn't considered and gave us a lot to think about regarding our future together. But most importantly, we confirmed we agree on the main points and we are more sure than ever we took the right decision getting engaged. - Mirian

The prep course was absolutely great! The material covered was just wonderful and created lots of things to talk about between my fiance and myself. We just loved the conversations and the topics covered and always looked forward to the next one. Overall, a great course for improving communication and developing deeper levels of intimacy as a couple and future husband and wife. - Ovidiu

Mark and Leslie
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Dec 16, 2021

Mark and Leslie

I really liked the course and enjoyed doing it with my fiance! I found the most beneficial items were the tough questions people tend not to ask because they are worried about hurting someone’s feelings. We got to talk about possible kids down the road, and what to expect out of both of us in marriage. Overall, it was a good project to do. I am glad we wrote our answers down on paper so we can revisit the papers in the future to remember how everything started. Great course and not too time consuming. - Mark

I liked doing the course with my fiancé because we got to know each other way better. I found it interesting talking about what we have written on each question. We had so much in common, few differences but we talked about it and made sure we agreed on both opinions. It is a great way for us to have some activity to learn about each other through this course. - Leslie

Montana and Johnathan
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Dec 12, 2021

Montana and Johnathan

This course was extremely helpful and convenient for us to do as a couple. We realize our strengths and weaknesses and have a game plan to get stronger as a couple. - Montana

I had a good time taking the time to dig into my thoughts about how big marriage is and the communication topics were great and we had the ability to understand each other more and where we can grow more. - Johnathan

Tim and Krystal
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Dec 11, 2021

Tim and Krystal

The process was easy, and the content was helpful in guiding a sincere conversation.   It was also nice to have a fun moment among the stress of wedding planning.  The prompts were open ended and made room for dialogue and questions. Our marriage and our future has benefited from this experience. - Tim

The prompts were super helpful and allowed for our conversations to stay on track. They also helped me reflect on our relationship and our future together in a way I hadn’t thought about before. The overall experience was beneficial in creating a vision for our life together! - Krystal

Kieu-Trinh and Jamie
Canada / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Dec 10, 2021

Kieu-Trinh and Jamie

The conversations after reviewing the courses were the most beneficial ensuring that we have had thorough conversations about our relationship. Overall, it also did come out that we have great communication which is great news! I hope that our communication habits are here to stay but we know that good respectful communication does not come without effort. I think doing the worksheets especially ensured everything remained respectful as responses were more thought out. I think writing out all the things we really appreciate and love about each other and why we are getting married or things we wish to say on our wedding were all very important. When things get tough inevitably, it will be a good resource to look back upon. – Kieu-Trinh

The exercises and questions that came up were very valuable in stirring good conversation between myself and Kieu Trinh. I thought our communication was always very good and from this exercise I think we discovered we are in a great place, both excited to get married and continue our partnership together. Issues, both major and minor will come up, but the important part is we both respect each other, are kind to each other, and love each other fully. - Jamie  

John and Danica
California / Roman Catholic Course / Dec 03, 2021

John and Danica

I greatly enjoyed completing the eCourse with my fiancée. I learned a lot about strengthening our relationship and improving our communication for our marriage. I also learned more about our values and how they align together. By completing this eCourse, we are able to improve our union, and that has increased our happiness. And when we have problems, I have methods that I can look back on to help guide us on the right path. - John

Rev. Frank Nelson, thank you so much for this insightful marriage preparation class. I really enjoyed the part where we did the questionnaires, and we sat together holding hands, reading each other's answers. Every chapter of this course is helpful for us because it makes us know each other even more. I am grateful because this made me feel closer to John. I know that we can always refer back to this when in need, and it can be a valuable tool for our marriage. - Danica

Glen and Veronica
Singapore / Roman Catholic Course / Nov 30, 2021

Glen and Veronica

I experienced a new closeness with Veronica and more understanding of the issues that we face and a renewed gratitude for Veronica (thru knowing how she feels for me, in writing) being in my life. I feel very blessed that we have spent time together, going thru this program and I am so very excited to be the one who is to be her husband. I got a better insight into how I can make her happy/happier. I wish to thank her for the time that she spent with me, for the faith that she has and for sharing of her faith with me. I am very happy, and I believe with all my heart that we are ready to step into our next phase of life together as husband & wife. Thank you Father and God Bless - Glen

I found the experience helpful and the questions at times were a little challenging, though provoking as it forced me think about relationship.  I enjoyed going through this experience with Glen.  It only made me realize more why I fell in love with him. - Veronica

Johnathan and LeTyasha

Johnathan and LeTyasha

I thought the course was masterfully created to jointly explore all facets of marriage.  The course was a reminder of all the things we enjoy about each other. Furthermore, it allowed us to express why we chose one another as partners and reaffirm our values.  Simultaneously, the course allowed us to work through difficult moments and set goals for future growth. - Johnathan

Writing the answers allows us the opportunity to revisit the documents in the future and strengthen our marriage.  It serves as an extra layer of commitment.  It reinforces our vows.  We have signed our name to said agreement.  It will be a constant reminder to preserve and foster an environment of love. It was a pleasure completing your course and you were very helpful, which is a reflection of your professionalism. - LeTyasha

Samantha and Steven
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Nov 21, 2021

Samantha and Steven

I felt this course helped us a lot because it made us think of things that we normally would not think to talk about. I feel the conversations we had will help us during our marriage and work on the things that we feel need to be fixed. I would highly recommend this course to other couples because it will help your marriage and help you understand each other with certain aspects of life. - Samantha

I felt the course was pretty good. It definitely made me think about some things and reflect on what we need to do to make things better. The children aspect of the course was my favorite because it made me really think about how I want to raise my child. There are things we need to work on and these conversation pieces can help us. I would recommend this course to other people because it can really help you be on the same page. - Steven

Jason and Kayleigh
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Nov 12, 2021

Jason and Kayleigh

I found the coursework very introspective and productive. I found that there are things Kayleigh and I will always need to work out together as a team.  Kayleigh is my best friend and loves me unconditionally. She is an incredible mother and spouse. I found the coursework allowed me to really see and think about just how important she is to me. Like they say, behind every great man is an even greater woman. I can't wait to spend a lifetime with her. - Jason

I think this course was great. It got into some deep topics about not only each other, but our families as well. Also, it gave us a chance to set aside some time to talk with each other about things that we haven't really gotten a chance to get into much these days just with our busy day to day lives. It's good to ask these questions and maybe get a little uncomfortable so we can be completely transparent with each other and have a better understanding of the who, what, when, where, and whys. It also tapped into what we foresee in the future and how we imagine ourselves with our little one and it painted us a great picture. - Kayleigh

Madison and Waylon
Minnesota / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Nov 05, 2021

Madison and Waylon

The course was very helpful for me because I felt like it brought to light conversations that we needed to finish that we had previously brought up that had either become dismissed or caused an arguement about. This allowed us to work through it and not create an arguement about certain topics, it also was warming to see what he wants out of all of those and me also, we noticed we wanted similar things which we already had an idea of, but helped confirm that. - Madison

I enjoyed being able to work with Mady about some unresolved issues we had and it made me feel secure in the decision we are about to commit to. Thank you for the opportunity to build that better connection with my future wife to be. - Waylon

Michael and Lethe
Texas / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Oct 26, 2021

Michael and Lethe

I was surprised that during the Issues segment, the issue we chose was deeper than we first thought. We were able to have a long discussion about how the problem came up, and we came up with some plans to tackle it. I found it really helpful to be able to do things on our own time. It gave us time to really think through things and have more meaningful conversations. I would tell other engaged couples to take things at a comfortable pace. Sometimes difficult topics came up and it’s okay to step away from it for a bit. - Michael

I was encouraged by the Rules for Resolving Conflict section. Communication is something my fiancé and I have been working on for a while, and it was nice to see that we were already naturally following a lot of the rules listed in the PDF. It was nice to see them all written out like that and to be able to print them out as a reminder. This was a valuable course and it allowed me to understand my partner’s feelings behind things better. Sometimes it’s hard to put things verbally, but completing the written portion gave us a good springboard to jump into conversations. To other couples, I would tell them that even if you think you know your partner completely, this course may bring up things that surprise you. It brings up a lot of topics that are vital to talk about before getting married. - Lethe

Jairo and Teresia
Texas / Roman Catholic Course / Oct 20, 2021

Jairo and Teresia

I was pleasantly surprised with this course. The conversation assignments are really geared towards igniting conversation. There were topics here that we hadn’t really delved into too much when we did our Catholic preparation. I also liked how this course really focused on real life issues that we do face on day-to-day basis. Our Catholic preparation was more geared toward the religious side of marriage which is great but some of these topics that we discussed in this course are crucial to a lasting marriage. The emphasis on the open lines of communication is great to hear and really helped shape our conversations. None of these were too out of the ordinary so I feel like we have been on the right track with one another. I feel that we are a bit more prepared to enter into our marriage. – Jairo

The past day or so I was so stressed about our marriage license issue and when I found this course, I was relieved but a bit annoyed since we had already done our Catholic marriage prep. Once we started, I noticed the difference in this course immediately. The conversation assignments truly help to touch on points that are so important for a healthy marriage. I felt like Jairo and I have always had good communication, but this course really took it a step further and helped us to touch on issues we hadn’t spent too much time in the Catholic preparation. The Catholic preparation we had already gone through was wonderful from the religious perspective, but it barely touched on these issues that I feel have a greater impact on the life of a marriage. I truly feel that we are now going into Saturday with a better understanding of one another and have a better direction of where we want our marriage headed. Thank you so much for providing this course and all the great material! - Teresia

Cathy and Kyle
Tennessee / Roman Catholic Course / Oct 17, 2021

Cathy and Kyle

This course prompted a lot of good discussions between us. The questions on the discussion guides ensured that we thoroughly discussed important topics, and brought up areas that needed clarification and improvement. In particular, the last section on issues was very helpful for us in working through something that we have been trying to address. - Cathy and Kyle

Robert and Olivia
Michican / Roman Catholic Pre-Cana Course / Oct 14, 2021

Robert and Olivia

I enjoyed this course very much. It was very convenient to be able to do, especially with both of our busy and unpredictable schedules. We both work in the operating room and never know when we will get out of work. Sometimes if everything goes perfect, we would both get out at a decent time, but this course made it very easy and allowed both of us to work around our differing schedules. I also thought that the discussion topics were exactly topics that needed to be discussed, worked on, and agreed upon. There were topics, ideas, and other elements of this course that are not necessarily topics people like to bring up but they need to be discussed and each person needs to come to an agreement. I felt it was helpful in the sense that it brought to light all of the issues couples could have and basically put it out there for the couple to discuss, figure out solutions, or how to handle conflicts that arise. The course also makes the individuals taking it realize their actions, and now it affects their partner. Someone might be doing something to drive the other person to feel anger towards them and might not even know it. When this issue is discussed, something can be done in order to make both happy. The course was very enjoyable, we were able to do it together in the comfort of our own homes. I would recommend this course to others because of the convenience, the ability to do the courses around a couple’s schedule, and the helpful discussions and topics that were contained in this course. - Robert

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course, and I believe it was an eye-opening experience for both me and my fiancé.  First, I found that this course was helpful because it brought up topics that we may not have considered or may not have talked about on our own, or that may have been a little uncomfortable for us to bring up without a little push. It opened up the door for deeper, more constructive conversation. It was nice to explore our spiritual beliefs at this time because I feel as though those can be easily lost in the very hectic, stressful environment that comes with wedding planning.  We entered into this journey together solely for the purpose of union, and it was nice to be reminded of that through this course.  I liked the setup of the class because it allowed us to go at our own pace—we could do a little each night after work or do more on the days we weren’t as busy. It was very convenient for our lifestyle. I highly recommend this course to other couples.  I feel as if our relationship has been renewed and rejuvenated, and it sets us up for a better, more understanding marriage. - Olivia

Amanda and Rodney

Amanda and Rodney

I feel the process of marriage counseling not only validated my choice and feelings for Rodney, but they also grew. I knew of my love for him, but hearing the way we loved each other made me realize I couldn’t wait to call this sweet man my husband. This was the most enjoyable part for me. There is not much we do not share with each other; however, the section issues were helpful in discussing a couple things we have not been able to solve yet. I am grateful for deciding to take counseling with my future husband, and will hold on to the lessons it has taught us during both the good and bad times. Amanda

Thank you for allowing us to open up with each other more through your easy to walk through course. The lessons were enjoyable. We shared tears, laughter, and our feelings with each other each step of the way. We were already open with each other before, but the course helped us touch on things that needed further discussion and attention. But moreover, the course helped me realize I was making the perfect choice on the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Forever grateful for what these lessons showed me and helped further prove for me. Rodney

Perla and Junior
Florida / Christian Course - Spanish Version / Sep 22, 2021

Perla and Junior

La clase pre matrimonial fue lo mas valioso y essencial para nuestra boda. No solamente aprendimos como comunicarnos, si no, tambien a perdonarnos. Lo mas importante que aprendi fue como mantener a Jesus como la fuerza de nuestra union. Los videos del Rev. Frank fueron muy informativos, siento una coneccion tan hermosa y pura en mi corazon que antes no sentia. Yo la verdad cuando empeze la clase, no pense que iba a aprender tanto. Creo que lo que mas me gusto fue el paso 6, porque se trata de la familia y tambien de como siempre poner de mi parte. Le doy Gracias a Dios por poner en mi camino este curso tan maravilloso y educativo. Le recomiendo a todas la parejas cristianas que tomen unos dias de su tiempo para fortalezer su relacion con Dios y tambien como pareja. Gracias Pastor Frank!! Perla Victoria Melendez

Translated to English -- The pre marital class was the most valuable and essential for our wedding. We not only learned how to communicate, but also to forgive ourselves. The most important thing I learned was how to keep Jesus as the strength of our union. The Rev. Frank videos were very informative, I feel such a beautiful and pure connection in my heart that I did not feel before. The truth when I started the class, I did not think I was going to learn so much. I think that what I liked the most was step 6, because it is about family and also how I always do my part. I thank God for putting this wonderful and educational course on my path. I recommend that all Christian couples take a few days of their time to strengthen their relationship with God and also as a couple. Thanks Pastor Frank !!

Pastor Frank, Gracias por darme la oportunidad de conocerme mas como hombre, mas a mi esposa, y sobretodo a Jesus nuestro Dios. Yo siempre he tenido un mal entendido de lo que es el matrimonio, paro gracias a sus clases, aprendi que el matrimonio es un pacto sagrado para toda la vida. Yo vivi una infancia muy vacia y no quiero darle a mi familia el matrimonio que tuvieron mis padres, quiero ser un mejor esposo y padre de familia. Se me hacia dificil entender que mi madre ya no sera la primera en mi vida, si no mi esposa, y gracias al trabajo 4 aprendi como dividir a los "padres" y darle la prioridad a la familia.Tambien el paso 7 numero 1 y 2 fue muy abredor de ojos. Mi esposa y yo estudiamos mucho este capitulo y en algunas cosas no estuvimos de acuerdo, pero al final llegamos a un entendido gracias a sus ensenanzas aprendimos que la COMUNICACION es lo mas importante. Junior

Translated to English -- Pastor Frank, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to know myself more as a man, more than my wife, and above all Jesus our God. I have always had a misunderstanding of what marriage is, but thanks to your classes, I learned that marriage is a sacred pact for life. I lived a very empty childhood and I don't want to give my family the marriage that my parents had, I want to be a better husband and father of a family. It was difficult for me to understand that my mother will no longer be the first in my life, if not my wife, and thanks to work 4 I learned how to divide the "parents" and give priority to the family. Also step 7 number 1 and 2 was very eye-opening. My wife and I studied this chapter a lot and in some things we did not agree, but in the end we reached an understanding thanks to their teachings we learned that COMMUNICATION is the most important thing. Junior

Judith and John

Judith and John

The Online Marriage Preparation Course and Conversations was a great experience for Judith and I. It provided avenues for us to sit together often even in the heat of preparing for our wedding to discuss the essential topics your course covered. Your course includes very extensive thought-provoking ideas and questions which we couldn’t have ever dreamed of, if it wasn’t for your online marriage preparation course and conversations. - John

We are especially thankful to you for the course on Conflict resolution. Rev Frank, we take off our hats for you for bringing up such an awesome online marriage preparation course. It has put us in the driver’s seat for our life long marriage journey. We will always recommend your course to family and friends getting ready to marry. - Judith

Stephen and Danielle
Pennsylvania / Roman Catholic Course / Aug 26, 2021

Stephen and Danielle

Rev. Frank, thank you for allowing us to take the online pre-cana course. I believe each conversation had a very purposeful reasoning to be there. It made me think deep and truly embrace the experience. This allowed me to first express my own thoughts on topics and then listen to Danielle’s point of view and have meaningful conversations and gain a better understanding of each other. The structure of the program flowed very smoothly. We were able to connect on a spiritual level and we look forward to growing our faith together. - Stephen

Rev. Frank, this experience has taught me more about the importance of marriage that I could have ever imagined. It educated us in areas in which we normally would not have focused on.  It taught me not to take our parents for granted and to rely on them to continue to provide guidance throughout our married life.  They have always been there for us, and they will continue to do so as we enter this new chapter in our lives. In addition, it also taught me the importance of investing time and energy into our love life, especially when children come along, they can add added stress to our relationship and it’s important to make time for ourselves.  As a result of this experience I now know that if we work together as a team through the difficult decisions and continue to push each other, we will succeed in whatever we do. - Danielle

Hailey and Kevin

Hailey and Kevin

My experience with the course was great! It exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed by the depth of the questions. The convenience of it was awesome! The questions caused us to reflect and discuss important matters and we learned more about each other in the process. - Hailey

This course helped give us greater clarity in preparation for our marriage. We already had strong commitment and shared values, and by taking time to have deep conversations with one another we were able to more deeply be on the same page. We also loved the flexibility of being able to schedule at our time and pace that fit our busy schedule. We are excited to now be able to use the lessons learned from this course as we prepare a lifetime of memories together as we build a life together. - Kevin

Thi and Ngoc
Canada / Roman Catholic Course / Aug 01, 2021

Thi and Ngoc

Overall, the experience that I have when it comes to preparing for our wedding has been enjoyable. Ngoc and I did come across some challenges and differences in the ways that we wanted to celebrate our love; however, we managed to communicate effectively and resolve all those differences. The thing that I found to be the most helpful is timely communication and being open about our expectations. This will help us be aware of each other's feelings and avoid any understanding. - Thi

My experience in preparing for the wedding has been bittersweet. Many conflicts arise in the process, from the smallest to more severe matters. Trying to hold a wedding amidst the Coronavirus novel has added even more challenges. However, I'm proud to say that we have managed to resolve all those conflicts; and effective communication is the key. I'm really proud of me and my wife-to-be that we have been able to put our differences aside and meet at a happy medium to have the best wedding. - Ngoc

Monique and Tanike
Florida / Basic (Non-Religious) Course / Jul 24, 2021

Monique and Tanike

This course was very thorough understanding and taught me to own what I already knew. Ways to calmingly resolve issue and insight of approaching ways to compromise communicate and care for my spouse. My favorite part was learning how to resolve issues. Your program will most definitely impact my relationship positively going forward. I have made sure to add my promises listed to my vows. I thank you dearly for this experience. I can’t wait for the anniversary. – Monique and Tanike

Kim and Scott
Canada / Roman Catholic Course / Jul 21, 2021

Kim and Scott

The course was very thorough and helped us verbalize some of our thoughts and feelings. These are some great conversations that all couples should have before marriage and can really help others grow closer together and with God. We especially look forward to using the guide on conflict resolution some day. - Kim

The course was great and guided many important conversations. I really appreciated the module about “Issues” as this was a good starting point to a very important conversation that we were able to have. I’m glad that we were able to do this at our own pace and in the safe space of our home so that we could openly and shamelessly talk about important issues. - Scott

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