UPCOMING DATES IN 2020
Run #1: Feb 15, 22, 29, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4
Run #2: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
Time: From 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Kindy Hall (Basement)
Ps Jerry Chia/Samantha, Robin Lim/Angel, Victor Kwok/Jackie, Ting Kwee Cheong/Lai Lin, Tay Seow Yong/Swee Noi, Ho Fook Meng/Linda, Sim Beng Khoon/Siew Mui
Session 1 – Foundation of Marriage
Session 2 – Roles of Husband & Wife
Session 3 – Responsibilities of Husband & Wife
Session 4 – Communication
Session 5 – Financial Management
Session 6 – Building Intimacy
Session 7 – Review of Couple’s Prepare Enrich Report
Session 8 – Pre-Marital Counselling
SYNOPSIS OF COURSE
Sessions are a combination of teaching/equipping lessons based on biblical perspectives and text, with interactive engagement.
As part of the course, each couple is required to complete an online PREPARE/ENRICH inventory that will provide the couple with a snapshot of their relationship. A trained PE facilitator will review the PE report with the couple and encourage them to dialogue about their relationship in meaningful and productive ways, and increase practical relationship skills in Communication, Conflict Resolution, Closeness, Flexibility, and Financial Management
The final 8th session* is slanted towards pre-marital counseling and intended to help couples deal with potential areas of conflicts in marriages. There are 3 agendas to this session:
i) Unresovled or Outstanding issues
ii) Sexual intimacy, consummation of marriage, family planning, contraception, cleansing from pre-marital activities and cutting of soul ties
iii) Mentoring programme
The 8th session should take place no less than 2 months before actual wedding. It is the onus of the couple to arrange with Ps Jerry Chia for this last session, which will be conducted by Ps Jerry Chia and Samantha.
There will be 2 cycles / runs of the course each year/ Each cycle / run will be conducted over 8 weeks. Participants are expected to complete the entire course prior to marriage in BBTC. Participants are expected to make up any sessions missed at the next run of the Pre-Marital Course. There will be no ad hoc makeup sessions.
Participants are advised to attend Pre-Marital course early to help them understand and be better prepared for marriage. As a guide, attendance at Pre-Marital course of 1 to 2 years before marriage is encouraged.