In this podcast we hear about the Accord marriage preparation courses which allow people to take time out to prepare for life as a married couple.


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Mary Quinn from ACCORD explains what the course offers.


Helping couples prepare

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‘Marriage a Journey not a Destination’. This is the name given to the current ACCORD Marriage Preparation Course. ACCORD recognises that the couples who present for our courses are already on a journey. This is a journey of discovery which began the first time they met. It is a journey that combines two histories, two families and two distinct sets of expectations of marriage.

A Marriage Preparation Course is an opportunity for couples to take time out from the hectic planning of the Wedding Day. To focus on how things are between them, to affirm what is going well and to name the areas of their relationship that might need some attention.

All of this takes place in the company of other couples preparing for Marriage and with the assistance of trained facilitators, themselves experienced in Marriage. ACCORD highlights the core elements of relationship and the course concentrates on exploring each of these.

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