Marriage Preparation

Lasting Promise is a communication and relationship-enhancement program for engaged couples, sponsored by CSSW and the Family Ministry Program of Catholic Charities. Based on the highly acclaimed Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), this program is designed to teach couples communication skills and techniques for handling conflict, while promoting intimacy, with the aim of preventing future marital problems and divorce.

This program emphasizes constructive arguing techniques that allow couples to adjust their communication styles and achieve more positive and intimate communication, all in a Christian setting.

This marriage prep program teaches:

  • How to communicate what you want out of a relationship.
  • How to solve problems as a team.
  • How to resolve conflict effectively and reduce arguments.
  • How to keep friendship and intimacy a part of your relationship.

Other key topics include: expectations, commitment, values, and beliefs.

To Get Started:

Regularly scheduled seminars are held year-round throughout Washtenaw County. To register, please call 734.971.9781, ext. 313 or complete and submit the registration form below.

Seminar Schedule and Registration Form:

Schedule subject to change. Classes fill quickly, especially in the spring, so it's important to have an alternative date in mind. 


Apr 17-18 @ St. Joseph Parish (Dexter)*
May 8-9 @ St. Mary Church (Chelsea)*
May 29-30 @ St. Francis of Assisi (Ann Arbor)*
June 19-20 @ St. Andrew the Apostle (Saline)*
July 10-11 @ St. Mary’s Student Parish (Ann Arbor)*
Aug 21-22 @ St Thomas the Apostle (Ann Arbor)*

Sept 11-12 @ St. Joseph Parish (Dexter)*
Oct 23-24 @ St. Francis of Assisi (Ann Arbor)*
Nov 13-14 @ St. Joseph Whittaker (Ypsilanti)*
Dec 4-5 @ St. Thomas the Apostle (Ann Arbor)*


Jan 8-9 @ Catholic Social Services (Ann Arbor)
Feb 12-13 @ St. Andrew the Apostle (Saline)
Mar 12-13 @ St. Joseph Whittaker (Ypsilanti)
Mar 26-27 @ St. Mary Church (Chelsea)

Apr 16-17 @ St. Joseph Parish (Dexter)
May 7-8 @ St. Mary Church (Chelsea)
May 21-22 @ St. Francis of Assisi (Ann Arbor)
June 11-12 @ St. Andrew the Apostle (Saline)
July 23-24 @ St. Mary’s Student Parish (Ann Arbor)
Aug 20-21 @ St. Thomas the Apostle (Ann Arbor)

Classes are held Friday 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

* PLEASE NOTE: Marriage Prep Classes are currently being held online


St. Joseph Parish
3430 Dover St.
Dexter, MI 48130


St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
910 Austin Dr
Saline, MI 48176


St Joseph Catholic Church
9425 Whittaker Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48176


St. Mary Church
14200 E Old US-12
Chelsea, MI 49118


St. Mary's Student Parish
331 Thompson
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Catholic Social Services
4925 Packard
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
2250 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
530 Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, MI 48104