Engagement Resource List
Marriage Preparation Resources
Background: Marriage Preparation Resources offers “For Better and For Ever,” a parish based guidebook/program designed to help couples planning on having a Christian marriage. They also assist churches, clergy and train “sponsor couples” who help other couples prepare for the responsibilities of marriage. For Catholics and Protestants.
National Executive Team
Paul and Carolyn Trahan / Phone #: (337) 898-9257 / Email:
Father Jules Arceneaux / Phone #: (337) 945-3995 / Email:
Background: Catholic Engaged Encounter is a retreat weekend for couples to discuss their spiritual and personal needs. Couples are challenged to explore and deepen their relationship through effective communication techniques. Non-Catholics welcome. Available in most dioceses.
The Marriage Enrichment Weekend Program, Inc.
Post Office Box 94026
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-4026
Marriage Enrichment Program
Church of the Risen Savior
7701 Wyoming Boulevard, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone #: (505) 821-1571
Fax: (505) 857-0065
Background: Engaged Enrichment (associated with The Marriage Enrichment Weekend Program) was started in 1974 to help prepare engaged couples for marriage through sharing in a community experience with other engaged couples as well as married couples. Couples gain a greater understanding of the relationship and commitment of marriage.
Background: Foccus & ReFoccus is an internationally used personal inventory, available in ten languages, that helps couples become more aware of what is important to themselves and each other. Couples learn how to identify and work through issues before marriage and to better understand the many aspects of a successful relationship.
This reference list is produced and published by The Christophers. Inclusion of an organization or listing does not indicate endorsement. Information is subject to change.
Engaged couples should start with their local church or place of worship for help and information. You can also check with your diocese or the local headquarters of your religious affiliation, as well as your local library and other community resources. Seek professional counseling, if appropriate