Marriage Preparation

Marriage Preparation

You are about to embark on one of the most significant milestones in your life… marriage. You and your partner are in love and busy planning for your big day. You are both probably feeling excited, proud, and even a bit nervous. But what happens after the wedding day is even more critical than saying “I do.”

Relationships are challenging, often filled with unexpected emotional events and conflict. And since no two people are exactly the same, you will likely deal with these situations in different ways. Through the Marriage Preparation Workshop, we can help you prepare for this deep and meaningful commitment to give you a better chance of long-term success. We want you to be strong and healthy together, well after the honeymoon is over.

Who can attend?

  • Any couple about to get married. Both partners must attend
  • This non-denominational workshop may qualify as the mandatory course for couples getting married in a church. Please confirm with your church or religious leader first

What will you learn?

You will build skills for a strong and healthy relationship by understanding:

  • What to expect from each other
  • How to better communicate
  • Effective ways to solve problems and resolve conflict
  • Why individual family origins are important
  • How to relate to your in-laws
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Ways to manage your money
  • Children and parenting

By the end of the session, you and your partner will feel more comfortable:

  • Communicating, resolving conflict, setting boundaries, and asserting your beliefs in a respectful way
  • Sharing your most important concerns with each other
  • Identifying personal traits to address specific issues, such as positive self-esteem, healthy boundaries, stress management, emotional triggers
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

Group workshops are Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices at 9912-106 Street. See the upcoming dates below. 

For those who want to book a three-hour private session, please contact us to arrange a date and time

How much does it cost?

Group workshops: $200 per couple

Private session: $325 per couple

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If cost is a barrier to you attending this workshop, you can apply for subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the workshop registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

More information

This workshop is a great way to ensure both partners are on the same page in a safe environment. It also gives you some great tools to use. - workshop participant


Important ideas for a healthy relationship. A definite must for deciding/preparing to get married. - participant


I think it is important for couples to take this course as it is their biggest decision they will make in their lives. As you study for an exam or take a course for a professionial credential, why not for your relationship? - participant

Our March and April classes have been cancelled to help limit the spread of COVID-19. You can still book a private class, which will be done over a video call. 

You can register for the class dates shown below, but they may also be cancelled. We will give full refunds for classes that are cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Register for Upcoming Workshops

08 May and 09 May
Register: 780.497.7536
26 Jun and 27 Jun
Register: 780.497.7536
24 Jul and 25 Jul
Register: 780.497.7536
21 Aug and 22 Aug
Register: 780.497.7536

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