Catholic Husband

Build Your Marriage Right from the Start

Marriage Starts Before "I Do"

"Real love is demanding."
-St. John Paul II

"Real love is demanding."
-St. John Paul II
What is marriage? It's a question too many of us are asking ourselves.

Marriage is the free consent of a man and a woman to be joined together, witnessed by the Church, which becomes the foundation of a family.

It may surprise you to know that marriage actually starts with the engagement. This important time is when your marriage will start to take shape. You need to be intentional about building a phenomenal marriage.

Here's how The Transition can help you:

Discuss the hard subjects
There are five key areas where most marriages fall down. If you and your beloved can work through them, your marriage is all but guaranteed to be a success. I'll show you how to have the tough conversations.

Support your fiancee
Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful processes that any woman can go through. I'll explain the planning process so that you can better support her.

You're in the driver seat
You and your fiancee get to decide what kind of marriage you want to have. If you want to have a quality, fruitful, happy marriage, you need to start work right now.

Build Your Marriage Right

"The state of marriage requires more virtue and constancy than any other."
-St. Francis de Sales

"The state of marriage requires more virtue and constancy than any other."
-St. Francis de Sales
You can have a successful marriage, if you start building right from the start. Set the right expectations and immerse yourself in what marriage truly is.

Use your engagement to plan your wedding and your marriage. By starting to work together with your soon-to-be spouse, you can ensure that you'll spend more of your marriage enjoying one another than fighting.

Your engagement is the time to start building your marriage

The Transition has the practical advice that you need right now to build a marriage to last a lifetime. It's the best tool to start working as a team with your beloved building the foundation for your life together.


"This book was very helpful and had great points to consider at all stages of the engagement period!"
"Insightful, but not too opinionated; practical, but not without a healthy dose of spirituality; and optimistic about a man's chances in marriage, but not blind to the real challenges of the engagement process."
"Good advice on being a great Catholic fiancé."
"Humorous, insightful, and practical advice."
"A must read for men and women preparing to be or who are already engaged!"
" A good solid Catholic foundation throughout."

The Book

"The family is the first essential cell of human society."
-Pope Francis

"The family is the first essential cell of human society."
-Pope Francis
Topics include:

  • The things to consider before proposing to your girlfriend
  • The areas of agreement that will build your marriage right from the start
  • All of the things that go into a wedding day and what decisions will need to be made
  • An action plan for ensuring a smooth wedding day
  • The major challenges newlyweds face in the first six months of marriage and how to ease the transition
  • Available in paperback, for Kindle, and iBooks
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About the Author

CHET COLLINS is a full-time dad and a part-time web designer. He's been podcasting since 2007, designing since 2009, and writing since 2013.

He studied philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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