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Build Your Marriage Right from the Start

Marriage Starts Before "I Do"


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.


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

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The Same Page

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.


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Support Your FinaceƩ

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.


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The Driver Seat

You and your fianceƩ 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.


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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

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Build Your Marriage Right

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.

About the Author

CHET COLLINS is a stay-at-home dad with three kids in tow. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet has been writing at Catholic Husband since 2013.

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