This is a mandatory 8-session pre-marital programme for all couples in BBTC planning to get married in 2023/24.
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:
a) Unresolved or Outstanding issues
b) Sexual intimacy, consummation of marriage, family planning, contraception, cleansing from pre-marital activities and cutting of soul ties
c) Mentoring programme
The 8th session should take place no less than 3 months before actual wedding. It is the onus of the couple to arrange with Ps Andrew Tan for this last session, which will be conducted by Ps Andrew Tan.
There will be 2 runs of the course each year. Each 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.
Trainers: Ps Jerry & Samantha Chia / Robin & Angel Lim / Ting Kwee Cheong & Lai Lin / Victor & Jackie Kwok / Ho Fook Meng & Linda /
Tay Seow Yong & Swee Noi / Sim Beng Khoon & Siew Mui
Session 1 – Foundation of Marriage
Session 2 – Roles & Responsibilities of Husband
Session 3 – Roles & Responsibilities of 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
UPCOMING DATES IN 2023
1st Run: Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 and Apr 1 2023 (Saturdays)
2nd Run: Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19 2023 (Saturdays)
Time: From 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Chapel (Level 2)
Cost: S$70 per couple (In addition, couple must pay US$35 for the Prepare/Enrich online inventory. The payment will be made online via credit card when couple logs in. This cost is a direct charge by the external party)
For further details of the course, please contact Jessica at [email protected] or 66450702 if you have any queries.