Marriage Preparation

A 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. 540 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. 

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


July 14-15, 2023
St. Joseph Whittaker
9425 Whittaker Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48176

August 18-19, 2023
St. Joseph Parish
3430 Dover St.
Dexter, MI 48130

FALL 2023/WINTER 2024

October 27-28, 2023
St. Joseph Parish
3430 Dover St.
Dexter, MI 48130

January 26-27, 2024
St. Andrew Saline
910 Austin Dr.
Saline, MI 48176


March 8-9, 2024
St. Francis of Assisi
2250 E Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104