Picture of Love, Revised Edition: Marriage Preparation Program for Convalidation Couples, Presenter Guide
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The revised edition of Picture of Love: Presenter's Guide for Convalidation Couples is a thoroughly Catholic, officially approved, honed and proven resource that contains everything the Marriage Preparation Team member would need to guide convalidation couples through the important process for the sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church. Complete session formats, background information, and helpful guides for sharing experiences help convalidation couples consider the following important issues facing couples today:

  • The Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Finances, Budgeting, and Money Management
  • Married Intimacy
  • Dreams, Goals, and Decision Making
  • Spirituality
  • Family Planning
  • Ecumenical and Interfaith Marriages
  • Cohabitation

The sessions include activities for couples that encourage personal reflection and journaling, sharing with their spouse, and small-group and large-group activities. This Presenter's Guide is designed to be used with the Participant's Workbook: Piciture of Love: Marriage Preparation Program for Convalidation Couples. The easy-to-use materials can be adapted for a variety of session formations: four evenings, two half days, or one full day.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Morehouse Education Resources
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1606743198
ISBN-13: 9781606743195

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The Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program for Convalidation Couples explores the joys and challenges of living out the Sacrament of Matrimony with special focus on the importance of inviting Jesus to be the center of marriage and family life. Originally released in 2002, Picture of Love is an officially sanctioned and proven Marriage Preparation Program, currently used in Catholic parishes and dioceses across the nation. The newly revised 2017 version of Picture of Love has received the imprimatur of Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Picture of Love Program includes: • A Leader’s Manual with complete instructions and resources for facilitating the session(s) and special reflection questions to help the presenting team share their story. • Participant Workbooks that assist convalidation couples in learning new concepts and sharing their thoughts and feelings with their spouse. • Interactive activities for couples such as personal reflection, journaling, couple sharing time, role-playing and group exercises. • Practical resources and tools to help the convalidation couples to continue to grow in their relationship. The Picture of Love Topics include: Sacrament of Matrimony Family of Origin Couple Communication and Conflict Resolution Finances, Budgeting, and Money Management Married Intimacy Parenting in Today’s World Marriage and Family Spirituality Natural Family Planning Ecumenical and Interfaith Marriages Cohabitation Based on Amoris Laetitia, over twenty years of evaluations by engaged couples, and the changing influences on marriage and family life in today’s world, the following topics are addressed in the 2017-revised edition: • The impact of today’s technology on couple and family relationships and the importance of recognizing the benefits while honestly addressing the challenges. • The growing use of Pornography and its’ impact on married intimacy. • Theology of the Body as the intimate communion of life and love • The importance of making Jesus the center of marriage and family life through daily scripture, prayer and service.

Author Bio

Virginia (Candy) Metoyer is the Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Office of Family Life, for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She and her husband Paul have worked int he ministry of marriage preparation for more than 30 years.

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