Preparing for marriage: a class for engaged couples

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Corrie Walker
Staff Writer

Photo illustration by Amy Bailey

Saturday, Feb. 9, the Bryan College Department of Counseling and Soul Care is sponsoring “Preparing for Marriage: A class for engaged couples.” This course will be presented by First Things First, an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families.

Participants will gather in Latimer room 302 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to learn the essential skills necessary for building a strong foundation for a lasting relationship.

Not only is this class beneficial for engaged couples, but any couple in a serious relationship is encouraged to attend.

This will be a great time for couples in a serious relationship to assess where they are at, according to Kauri Tallant, assistant director of Counseling and Soul Care at Bryan College.

“It’s good to celebrate the strengths in your relationships and recognize weaknesses,” Tallant said.

This class will help participants begin to recognize and identify those areas.

It will be an engaging, interactive course, not an eight hour lecture session, according to Tallant.

“It could be an eight hour date!” she said.

However, single students are also welcome to attend. The class will be teaching a variety of useful skills necessary for all of life, such as effective communication techniques, conflict management and financial responsibility.

There will be free snacks as well as a free locally-catered lunch. Also, participants who are residents of Tennessee will receive a $50 discount on their marriage license, good for one year, in Tennessee and Georgia.

Those interested must pre-register by Feb. 7.

If you are interested in taking this class but are unable to attend, please contact Kauri Tallant anyway. If enough people want to come, the class can possibly be rescheduled at a more convenient time.

 

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