Post # 1
So my FH and I aren’t religious. (No biggie, we’re spiritual but not practicing and we’ve found a very nice non-denominational pastor to marry us.) Only problem is, all my religious engaged girlfriends speak very highly of the pre-marital counseling offered through their church. I’d really like to do some pre-marital classes or counseling but I don’t know of any programs in Seattle that are available for non-churchgoers. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!!
Post # 3
oh, let me know if you get any recommendations…I’m totally in the same boat!
Post # 4
The class we took through our church was completely open to the public and, while it was based in Christian theology, was something like 95% just practical advice for maintaining a relationship and a marriage. I’d recommend it to anyone, though I’m not certain when the next time they’re doing the course will be. The church is Westminster in Bellevue, and the course is called The Marriage Prep Course; you can read a bit about it here.
Post # 5
We are actually flying my FI’s Pastor in from Seattle! What can I say he married both of FI’s sisters. It’s a big deal. He’s very cool and is a certified marriage counselor (I believe) this is him: http://www.imnedu.org/PTSWolbrecht.htm
And I should note he had no qualms with us being lapsed Catholic (me) and lapsed Lutheran (him).
Post # 6
I’m very glad to see this post. So far, the only stuff I have found has been based on Engaged Encounter. We have owned our house for two years and neither of us have a Catholic background – I have ZERO desire to spend a night without my FI in a cabin when we could go somewhere for an evening and go snuggle on the couch together in our own home when it’s through 🙂